Sony announces "Smart As...." for PSVita

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  1. IBNobody
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    Why not just call it SmartAss and be done with it?
     
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    Sony announces a 'Brain Training' game for the PS Vita set for release this fall. It features challenges with math, logic and language. Your scores can be uploaded to online leaderboards and even Facebook.



    http://blog.us.plays...vita-this-fall/

    Innovation once again.

    @[member='p1ngpong']: ;o;
     
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    That made LOL so hard.

    Anyway, Sony takes another idea from a company who is successful with it. :/ What else is new?
     
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    I can't wait to not care about this.

    OH WAIT I ALREADY HAVE.
     
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    Riiiiiiiiiigggghhhtttt. So no matter what Sony does, they stole it from someone else.... Got it.


    I'd want this game if they named it Smart Ass :lol:
     
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    Wasn't "Smart Ass" already kinda rumored to be hitting PSV?
     
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    Well they did come up with...erm...nope I can't think of anything original they've done.

    I would like to be enlightened though, they must have done something original rather than take an idea and build on it.

    Anyway why does the Vita need this game? I know its only one game but I'm pretty sure there are others they could do instead.
     
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    I'll be interested in the puzzles, but I doubt they're going to be that intuitive. If anything, only one, maybe two, will be actually puzzle worthy, IMO.
     
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    The Vita's back touchpad is pretty innovative (albeit slightly useless)
     
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    Sony is not very original, bro.
     
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    IDGAF if they make good shit. Which they do.

    Well, this being an exception.
     
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    Don't you know? Sony has abandoned hardcore gamers and is now chasing after the casual market. ;O;
     
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    Sony makes pretty damn good games, sometimes. Same can be said about other companies. Enough with the hate already, it's boring.


    I tend to like games like this, so it's fine with me. As long as it isn't too easy, that is.

     
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    The game itself is all a part of the test. If you decide to not buy it, you've already passed!
     
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    When people stop hating on other game companies they don't like, that is the day the world explodes. As you said though, hopefully it won't be too easy.
     
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    "Sony izn't origunal, coaping Nintendoh again wit deir neu IP, OMG!"

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Shut it. This instant. Nintendo does not own the patent for logic games, it did not invent so-called "brain exercises". They didn't, mmm-kay? This is getting pretty tiring, some people elevate this company to the level of Demi-Gods. I like Nintendo too but puh-leeze, change the record people - you're getting boring with the same old song.

    A presentation:

    [yt]I6p43iFnZBc#![/yt]
     
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    I think it looks good! My first thought was brain age copy... but the presentation you posted foxi4 proved me happily wrong. This would be something I'd throw a couple of bucks on as a downloadable game :)
     
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    Yes Foxi, because mental exercise games were immensely popular before the Nintendo DS, and had already been extensively proved to be commercially viable.
     
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    Are you going to attribute the invention to Nintendo because many of those games appeared, or to be more precise, re-emerged on the DS or because they had a hand in their creation? The fact that the fad for those games started when the DS was around, and since the DS was well-equipped for them due to the touch screen it had plenty of'em, does not mean that those games were not available earlier. Much earlier in fact - it's a revived cellphone game genre.
     
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