DS common-sense trainer to clue in clueless

Nintendo DS to see yet another mental training game, this one meant to help the culturally and socially challenged.

Japanese gamers may know the age of their brains, but do they know their manners and etiquette?

The idea that the country's youth lack good old-fashioned common sense has become, well, common sense. Whether this situation is real or imaginary Dengeki Online recently ran an overview of a game that hopes to remedy the alleged problem.

Kanshuu Nihon Josikiryoku Kenteikyoukai Imasara Hito ni ha Kikenai Otona no Joushikiryoku Training, slated for release October 26 in Japan, is endorsed by the Josikiryoku Kenteikyoukai, or roughly translated, the Association for Common Sense Certification. This organization is devoted to running examinations that evaluate "common sense," by quizzing examinees on basic cultural etiquette, business manners, and a smattering of specialized vocabulary, such as economic and IT industry words. The upcoming game will contain about 1,800 multiple-choice questions, based on the aforementioned exam. The touch pen will be used to select answers.

Joushikiryoku Training is under development by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory Inc. It will retail for 3,800 yen, about $32.70. Gamers with a good knowledge of the Japanese language, a burning desire to know which seat of the taxi is given to the most important passenger in Japan, and who know what that Okinawan dish made of bitter gourd, egg, and Spam is actually called, may want to check out this title.

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Articuno76
Articuno76

I remember seeing something on this, and you had to arrange where certain guests would sit in your house or something for one bit, it would need heavy amount of localisation in order to make it work in western culture, a localised version could do well, its so crazy it would actually work (hey, I'm not gonna argue with the sucess of the Brain games)

bababowe
bababowe

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bababowe

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jpcorb
jpcorb

djayshaggy jpcorb I was mainly speaking of the people who say that we're the smartest people in the world. A large percentage of our smartest people aren't even american. That's why after WWII we brought a lot of German's over here to be our top scientists. I know there are alot of smart americans, but we have alot of sheep here too. Just look at the popularity of American football, or the amount of money those people make for doing stupid stuff. We encourage stupidity in our country. That's why such a small percentage of people vote...That's why both of the candidates for the last election were fairly stupid people. We don't take pride in our intelligence. ---- By that logic no one's truly American, because we all came from other places (even Native Americans, they were here before us but they came to the American continents from Asia to Alaska when there used to be land there). Anyone who calls America their home (meaning they live here and they aren't here just because of business or whatever) is American. And it's not like we can just force all the smart people to come here, they choose to come here. And why is that? Well, obviously it's because they think that this is a great country to live and work and be in. And by the way, I love football. It's not stupid, and it requires a lot of athletic skill and talent to play. But those guys really do make way too much money.

xbulletx
xbulletx

xbox fans need this more (especially thoes in america) : )

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

djayshaggy you should probaly keep political comments off this site ("both of the canidates for the last election were fairly stupid people") it means bad things! Like flame wars and just plain infuriating arguments and such...plus its a good way to get banned so be careful about how you say stuff. Anyway I might get this game because I am very interested in Japan and just want to know more (actually i'm learning Japanese at the moment!). So ya looks amazingly strange (that's not really a bad thing) so i'll have to import it sometime ^_^

djayshaggy
djayshaggy

jpcorb I was mainly speaking of the people who say that we're the smartest people in the world. A large percentage of our smartest people aren't even american. That's why after WWII we brought a lot of German's over here to be our top scientists. I know there are alot of smart americans, but we have alot of sheep here too. Just look at the popularity of American football, or the amount of money those people make for doing stupid stuff. We encourage stupidity in our country. That's why such a small percentage of people vote...That's why both of the candidates for the last election were fairly stupid people. We don't take pride in our intelligence.

rebelhawk872
rebelhawk872

Hey baba, Try actually trying to soak in all that info ur gettin, because all you're saying is crap. besides, don't try to understand a subject u can't. AP Macro isn't till next yr little junior

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

Hahah, that sounds like fun... unlike Brain Age

GrimBee
GrimBee

Yeah, a proper dating thingy would be good hhahah. gets people out of the expected "booty" generation in thinking girls are just slappers and blokes should wear chains.. although, its ok if yo wear them like mr t of course (sorry mr t). Sprung is crap, is more frustrating than anything. It would be simply awesome to have like a dating sort of game, where you come up with youre best lines for the type of girl you are interested in. For example When you start the game up, you would be asked if you like a guy.. or a girl.. exact height preferences, weight, hair, eyes.. all that stuff. THEN, the ds calculates how hard it is to get this kind of girl or guy, then once youve been set the challenge, you gotta train yourself to be constantly ready for that dream date to come into your life. (im married, but still wish i had this HAHAHA). THEN, once you got that down and dusted, thus unlocketh the wifi dating game! And you basically, can date with any member of your family !! :S.. Oh well.. it sounded pretty good at the start though right? It just would be fun, if you are on a train, and some girl is playing a ds, and you invite her to "date" with you. Could be more fun than sending crapy texts.. Ah i love the ds. this is great news by the way

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

I need a brain training game to teach me how to date women.

gonzalezj1
gonzalezj1

SnuffDaddyNZ "I make a concientious effort to break every rule concerning social ettiquette." Do you even know what the word "conscientious" means? I'm pretty sure you mean "conscious". Don't try to use big words if you don't know how to use them. Oh, and this game will probably be big in Japan. I'm not sure why it'll be big, but the Japanese market has been favoring this weird Nintendo stuff.

Goombaloo
Goombaloo

Cool! Next they'll have to add -how to eat properly - how to drive properly - how to pick up after your dog....etc. The list is endless! What a great concept for UNCONSCIOUS humans!

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

I make a concientious effort to break every rule concerning social ettiquette.

Reetesh
Reetesh

:lol: Nice game.. Hope it really works out, might get it even:P

faridmon
faridmon

yes what most of people need not just in America but here in England too, the chavs are just massive and buy GTA and Fifa games all the time, thats not that good of a etiquie

Payback7
Payback7

LOVE THE NAME!! Kanshuu Nihon Josikiryoku Kenteikyoukai Imasara Hito ni ha Kikenai Otona no Joushikiryoku Training - Where do they come up with this! hehe I know ALOT of people that could benefit from this game. VIVA LA NINTENDO!!!

bunchofpixels
bunchofpixels

Interesting...people always tell me I am lacking in common sense so maybe Ill pick this title up if it comes to the states.

supercrap1
supercrap1

If as many of my friends latch onto this as did onto Brain Age, then the world will be better already. I might force some people to play it at gunpoint. Whoops, bad etiquette.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Nintendo is doing an excellent job with these brain training games. One about etiquette is surely welcomed in any country.

bababowe
bababowe

Chubbums you need a lot more then money advice maybe you should play this game. I wish i had stock tips if i did i would be smart enough not to share them with you.

crills
crills

thats why i love nintendo my son is autistic and has speach problems and brain age has helped him alot nintendos smart for doing this i welcome all these type of games P.S. to all you hateing on this i know why cause theres no gta in front of the name or metal gear etc.i bet you if you were in my shoes and your kid had problems and games like this was helping them you wood welcome them please get a life not all great games involve guns and blood long live GP.O.G.

g-master999
g-master999

I know some people who could use that. >_> Good idea.

jpcorb
jpcorb

djayshaggy its a sad day when american actually believe that americans are very smart(im an american)...our literacy rank is 13th in the world...and our intelegence rank is pretty low as well. For the most part americans are stupid...i mean, we start school at 5 and dont learn anything beyond the basics until were like 12 ----------- You do realize that there are around 200 countries in the world, so 13th isn't that bad. Yes, there are a lot of stupid Americans. But there are a lot of stupid people in every one of those 200 countries. The reason America gets pegged as stupid is because A. we're the most visible nation on the world stage and B. the people who are visible are for the most part politicians (Republicans AND Democrats, you're fooling yourself if you think either group is any good), celebrities, and stupid stereotypes. There's lots of stupid Americans, and lots of smart Americans. The percentage of smart to stupid Americans (using whatever arbitrary line you want) is probably about the same as most other countries. But there's no way to prove that. There's no way to measure every aspect of the intelligence of every person (all 6 and a half billion of us) on this planet. The only way to even pretend to know, and that's to fall back on old stereotypes. And the stereotype about Americans is that we're all stupid. Fine. Then all people in England speak in cockney accents and drink tea constantly. And all people in Japan are ninjas. That sounds stupid, doesn't it? So should any of the stereotypes about Americans.

twilight-X
twilight-X

mmmh I wonder I could they do it. this is something I got to see myself

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@Chubbums "They should port this over to the next-gen consoles and have it on their online services as a mandatory download, since most of those fanboys need help." There, fixed that for you. Gotta look ahead a few months, now. A lot of those fanboys will just as idiotic on their PS3s as they are on their 360's. Actually, if this came with a basic, conversational language dictionary, Nintendo could make a whole series of these for international travelers so they can brush up on useful phrases and mannerisms. Although, if you wanted recorded samples of words used and videos of examples, the PSP might do better (space considerations), unless Nintendo added some software utilizing the microphone to do a basic pronounciation check like some computer language software does...

Vroomfondel84
Vroomfondel84

I like the idea, and the majority of us Americans could use something like this. And if you don't like the game, you don't have to play it. *rolls eyes* -Vroom

shlosha
shlosha

You guys need to get something other than crap fed to you daily... and get cho own opinions about lots of stuff. And you can't really determine if people are dumb through conversations on the internet. I'm smart and I enjoy acting immature on the internet alot. It's dang fun, but you can't say that you know if I'm smart or not, because you really don't know me. Slosha, out

Chubbums
Chubbums

[quote="bababowe"]I imagine you are one of those guys who is going to by a PS3 and waste all that money. [/quote] Great! Just what everyone on gamespot needs, financial advice from a 16 year old. LMAO! Got any stock tips too? I don't want to waste my money on the wrong thing.

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Who in America is kidding themselves into thinking their general population is smart? Both the majority of the United Kingdom and the United States need this, badly. Face it, people. Most of you are dumber than rocks, myself included.

djayshaggy
djayshaggy

why do people bash games like this...yeah its another edutainment game...its not like nintendo is forcing you to buy these games. They happen to sell really well. Why wouldn't they make more. If your bashing the game, you probably need it. You can always do with more education. Plus it gives video games a plausable reason to exist. Let alone appealing to people who wouldn't normally play games. My grandma bought a ds so she could play brain age, and I'm sure alot of people bought one for their kids because some of their learning games are really good. It's just another type of game, though. If you don't like it, then fine, don't buy it. There are PLEANTY of ds games out there and they release faster than any other console(and sell out faster, too).

King_Dodongo
King_Dodongo

I have common sense ..... that this game will rock!

djsaskdja
djsaskdja

Wow nintendo, microsoft, sony, and american's in general bashing all in the same comment board that doesn't happen very often.

djayshaggy
djayshaggy

its a sad day when american actually believe that americans are very smart(im an american)...our literacy rank is 13th in the world...and our intelegence rank is pretty low as well. For the most part americans are stupid...i mean, we start school at 5 and dont learn anything beyond the basics until were like 12

Slaveways
Slaveways

meh... another boring game for ds

badcompany84
badcompany84

It's a sad day when americans call americans stupid. You do realize if you took the smartest from the U.S. and compared them the smartest from any country the U.S. would win.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

They should teach Calculus on the Nintendo DS. :D

MartyredShadow
MartyredShadow

I don't think common sense is teachable. But if it is, I need this game.

compu_brain
compu_brain

With the DS, everything is possible. What an extraordinary system. You have an idea, you can do it. With that kind of game, is easy to ask your parents to buy one for you.

uglybob687
uglybob687

Wrong system, PSP owners need the common-sense trainer.

stiker71
stiker71

Kool? Maybe a little to much focas on the brain nintendo?

coltACP
coltACP

Well if everyone bashes the US for needing this-jsut take one look at the GS forumns-alot more people than just the americans could do with trying this lol, but they aren't going to-only people who will are those who have common sense already and want to see/make sure they do. Good try though.

bababowe
bababowe

Shut up with the U.S. needs this talk. Fact is every country needs it. Not everyone in the U.S. as far as 15-25 year olds need this. Yeah you have some stupid people, but there everywhere not just the United States and chances are if a kid is stupid their parents are stupid or they listen to what other people say and watch what they do and decide to be stupid and copy it. I think its sad that you need a game to prove how smart you are(there are other brain games), but i will say this if one person needs it its president bush. Hey Chubbums your stupid for saying we need it on the 360. I imagine you are one of those guys who is going to by a PS3 and waste all that money. Now i'am going to take my 16 year old but and do some AP US HISTORY homework yeah its a college level course, wait i forgot U.S. Americans are suppose to be stupid.

Zaidyn
Zaidyn

$30 for a Japanese culture quiz? That could be learned elsewhere (read: the internet) for much less or free? I'll pass.