My Brain Age is better than the puns I make [SSC7]

 

MY BRAIN AGE IS 37

 DERP!

This Software is pretty old isn't it? Brain Age popped up years ago and became a neat little device for you to sink your brain in to. It helped with your mind's 'age', made it younger (as young as 20), and if you use it enough there's a certain air about it that makes you think that your mind is improving. I guess if you do the same exercises over and over again 15 minutes a day, then sure your memory is going to start looking pretty good in front of this game. Well there really isn't much to it is there? Why the hell am I bringing this up anyway? 2007 was years ago. Can't this shit be in 3D already? 
 
The story goes, I looked at the collection of DS games I still have on my shelf, and aside from still playing DQIX I really want to have something else on the side so I'm not completely burnt out with just playing DQ. I looked at my copy of Brain Age 2 knowing that I didn't give it much mileage. I had a first Generation DS for the longest time and I only bought it to get the DS lite that this was bundled with. But I played it here and there for shits and giggles, mostly playing through the Sudoku puzzles from time to time (I'm halfway through completing all of them). So I just looked at BA2 knowing that I should probably just use it for once.
 

This is actually my least favorite exercise. But who knows.. I may get better.

So the Challenge I gave myself was this, Play Brain Age 2 every day for the month of February, just to see what the outcome will be. It's funny because I know my heart really isn't into it, a lot of the exercises I'm reluctant to do. Thinking about them feels more exhausting than it is. But given time I do actually try them. I also did recently figure out how one of them worked, So there's that.
 
I remember when the Brain Age trend was creeping in, but I was never really sure about how much of it caught on. Did it ever catch your eye? Gave it a chance? Played it until your brain age was 20 and then you put it down? Let me know your Brain age experience or say something snarky, just as long as it has a fair amount of wit.
 
My lady is currently in another semester of School and has more math classes than she'd like. I'm enjoying it a lot more than she is, only for the fact that Math is pretty awesome. She's been doing a lot of her homework at my apartment once in a while, and I feel like it's a little beneficial to me, especially since I'm doing my Brain Age Challenge. It helps keep my brain moving and it's also nice to know that I still remember all the math I took in High School.


PUNS

Taking light of my Brain being worked with Challenges, the natural thing to do is lighten the mood with PUNS. We're talking the worst things I could come up with. Having a tirade of #streetfighterpuns via twitter (if I think of any more, you know I'll be putting that hashtag to use) I've jut wanted to go all out, We're talking about Dad Rising 2 here. (which makes total sense, while being funny) If you were to claim the Uncharted games were terrible, you would call them UNSHARTED. Heavy Rain is a game about a woman on her Period. Wow, these are quickly turning vulgar. It's not Much of a PUN-ch out, as much as this is Sin and PUN-ishment. Dark Soles is about Demon's wearing Shoes! Lady Yuna-BROW! M I RITE? Snow Villiers got his name FROM ALL THE DANDRUFF ON HIS HEAD! MILES PROW... er.. wait.. that one isn't mine.
 
Ugh. Shoot me now.
 

SHAMELESS SELF IMPORTANCENESS

  • BronzDragon wrote a pretty awesome story about my Inevitable death. Apparently Ossi101 put him up to it. Those Bastards want me dead it seems.
  • I'm going to Mexico in March, to get away from how shitty it is to be an actor in Vancouver, for like a week. Then I'll be back, and I'll be a Million Dollar Extreme.
  • Also, PS3 came back and now I can enjoy PS3 related video games again, Sorry Xbox
  • Brain Age isn't without it's faults by the way. The quiz can do serious damage to your brain age calculation, just because it can't understand what an Equal Sign looks like.

 Episode 1 and 2/3

TL;DL has a Second Episode. (IT'S SUPER SECRET RIGHT NOW) And this time it was small... With Just Me, Ossi and CommodoreGroovy. But it was still a good time, HILARIOUSLY ENOUGH THOUGH (by hilarious I mean, not really), Ossi was the fool and set his Vent up to not be recorded Thus ruing the entire hour Run time. So when you hear just me and Bene talking and a whole lot of quiet, You'll know that somebody made a mistake! WAY TO GO OSSI, FUCK! 
 
Luckily, For Prosperity sake, I believe that the SHOW MUST GO ON! So here it is with one half of a good discussion, complete with a treat at the end. I know I know, we'll record something far more serious later on, but for now enjoy this cast and the secret song at the end. (Exactly 2 minutes. IF ANYTHING DOWNLOAD IT FOR THAT! YES!?!?!?!?)

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Posted by bonbolapti
 

MY BRAIN AGE IS 37

 DERP!

This Software is pretty old isn't it? Brain Age popped up years ago and became a neat little device for you to sink your brain in to. It helped with your mind's 'age', made it younger (as young as 20), and if you use it enough there's a certain air about it that makes you think that your mind is improving. I guess if you do the same exercises over and over again 15 minutes a day, then sure your memory is going to start looking pretty good in front of this game. Well there really isn't much to it is there? Why the hell am I bringing this up anyway? 2007 was years ago. Can't this shit be in 3D already? 
 
The story goes, I looked at the collection of DS games I still have on my shelf, and aside from still playing DQIX I really want to have something else on the side so I'm not completely burnt out with just playing DQ. I looked at my copy of Brain Age 2 knowing that I didn't give it much mileage. I had a first Generation DS for the longest time and I only bought it to get the DS lite that this was bundled with. But I played it here and there for shits and giggles, mostly playing through the Sudoku puzzles from time to time (I'm halfway through completing all of them). So I just looked at BA2 knowing that I should probably just use it for once.
 

This is actually my least favorite exercise. But who knows.. I may get better.

So the Challenge I gave myself was this, Play Brain Age 2 every day for the month of February, just to see what the outcome will be. It's funny because I know my heart really isn't into it, a lot of the exercises I'm reluctant to do. Thinking about them feels more exhausting than it is. But given time I do actually try them. I also did recently figure out how one of them worked, So there's that.
 
I remember when the Brain Age trend was creeping in, but I was never really sure about how much of it caught on. Did it ever catch your eye? Gave it a chance? Played it until your brain age was 20 and then you put it down? Let me know your Brain age experience or say something snarky, just as long as it has a fair amount of wit.
 
My lady is currently in another semester of School and has more math classes than she'd like. I'm enjoying it a lot more than she is, only for the fact that Math is pretty awesome. She's been doing a lot of her homework at my apartment once in a while, and I feel like it's a little beneficial to me, especially since I'm doing my Brain Age Challenge. It helps keep my brain moving and it's also nice to know that I still remember all the math I took in High School.


PUNS

Taking light of my Brain being worked with Challenges, the natural thing to do is lighten the mood with PUNS. We're talking the worst things I could come up with. Having a tirade of #streetfighterpuns via twitter (if I think of any more, you know I'll be putting that hashtag to use) I've jut wanted to go all out, We're talking about Dad Rising 2 here. (which makes total sense, while being funny) If you were to claim the Uncharted games were terrible, you would call them UNSHARTED. Heavy Rain is a game about a woman on her Period. Wow, these are quickly turning vulgar. It's not Much of a PUN-ch out, as much as this is Sin and PUN-ishment. Dark Soles is about Demon's wearing Shoes! Lady Yuna-BROW! M I RITE? Snow Villiers got his name FROM ALL THE DANDRUFF ON HIS HEAD! MILES PROW... er.. wait.. that one isn't mine.
 
Ugh. Shoot me now.
 

SHAMELESS SELF IMPORTANCENESS

  • BronzDragon wrote a pretty awesome story about my Inevitable death. Apparently Ossi101 put him up to it. Those Bastards want me dead it seems.
  • I'm going to Mexico in March, to get away from how shitty it is to be an actor in Vancouver, for like a week. Then I'll be back, and I'll be a Million Dollar Extreme.
  • Also, PS3 came back and now I can enjoy PS3 related video games again, Sorry Xbox
  • Brain Age isn't without it's faults by the way. The quiz can do serious damage to your brain age calculation, just because it can't understand what an Equal Sign looks like.

 Episode 1 and 2/3

TL;DL has a Second Episode. (IT'S SUPER SECRET RIGHT NOW) And this time it was small... With Just Me, Ossi and CommodoreGroovy. But it was still a good time, HILARIOUSLY ENOUGH THOUGH (by hilarious I mean, not really), Ossi was the fool and set his Vent up to not be recorded Thus ruing the entire hour Run time. So when you hear just me and Bene talking and a whole lot of quiet, You'll know that somebody made a mistake! WAY TO GO OSSI, FUCK! 
 
Luckily, For Prosperity sake, I believe that the SHOW MUST GO ON! So here it is with one half of a good discussion, complete with a treat at the end. I know I know, we'll record something far more serious later on, but for now enjoy this cast and the secret song at the end. (Exactly 2 minutes. IF ANYTHING DOWNLOAD IT FOR THAT! YES!?!?!?!?)

Posted by Ossi

I refuse to acknowledge any acknowledgment of acknowledging any sort of mistake of my voice being recorded. This can only be explained by the presence of Brain Age and that dastardly Kawashima.
 
Also, bad puns are the best puns!

Posted by PixelPrinny

About time you got your ps3 working again! Now you can go buy MvC3 for the 360, right? :D 
 
Silly Ossi forgetting to record. When will he ever learn?

Edited by bonbolapti
@Ossi: HEHEHEHE 
 
@PixelPrinny: sorrryyyyyyyyyyyy can't happen :(. Ossi doesn't learn, that's why he's going to school for game programming, everyone knows that's a dead end industry :P
Posted by Ossi
@bonbolapti:  Legion?! Wow spoilerz! Ahh, I GETH it's ok - I forgive you.
Posted by CommodoreGroovy

We shouldn't even call it a podcast.  It's more like. "hey guys, we recorded our voice, come check it out!"

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Posted by bonbolapti
@CommodoreGroovy:  Then we're still pretty much in the same crowd as everyone else.  but you also gotta be up for this sort of thing. So I'm sorry if you're not feeling it. : /
Posted by CommodoreGroovy
@bonbolapti: Ya know what we need? We need sponsorships! We'll be so full of product placement that we'll have to use our sponsor's brand in the conversation every minute. 
 
"Yeah... so what have you been doin recently?" 
 
"Oh just saw my good buddy, slim jim, we went to see that new movie..."
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Posted by bonbolapti
@CommodoreGroovy:  LOL we get together, write the sketch, record that shit, and we're in business! /highfive
Posted by mracoon
@bonbolapti: I remember a show here in the UK where they got people to use some brain training software for a month and then compared their scores on an aptitude test against those who hadn't and their scores ended up being virtually the same. Here's the video:
 
  
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Posted by bonbolapti
@mracoon: That makes total sense, The second day into using Brain Age, I was pretty much convinced that I'm not really doing anything but the same exercises over and over and over! In time it's something I could just get used to and do habitually. That way the brain can go back to slacking off. I dunno, maybe this could serve better as a Program with a constant string of different challenges that are always changing daily. So it can always be fresh for your mind, AT LEAST.
Posted by Dolphin_Butter

TL;DL! By the way, can't you hold the select button and choose which three tests you're going to do for the day? I get an age of 20, guaranteed! :D

Posted by Example1013

Brain Age is ridiculous. Doing the same activities over and over doesn't stimulate your brain. What stimulates it is doing a variety of different activities, and constantly taking in new information. For instance, simple multiplication for me isn't even a problem out to 6 digits, which means that doing a bunch of easy 2-digit problems just to get faster at doing them isn't all that stimulating. The speed with which you complete an activity doesn't indicate the amount of work you're doing; it actually indicates the amount of work you're not doing. 
 
I mean, as an example, writing an essay (no matter what the length) doesn't really strain me, and I do it both proficiently and quickly. But trying to figure out how to write a program or macro for my programming class can actually give me a headache, because I have to figure out what to tell the interpreter that'll produce the result I'm looking for (same thing with any language, since I'm extremely new to programming). 
 
So yeah, the issue with Brain Age isn't the difficulty, speed, or order of the problems you're doing; rather it's the fact that you're doing the SAME THING, as though that's going to really make a difference.
 
Also, brain age is dumb as hell because I've missed perfects on every single thing I've tried because it can't always read my handwriting (I got two short versions on my DSXL for free).

Posted by bonbolapti
@Sleepy_Insomniac:  I suppose I could, but I'd rather be going through these quizzes dreading what they may be. (my least favorite one, is obviously the 'memorize 25 numbers and where they are' exercise') I also don't really like there's that much variety to warrant doing that.
 
@example1013: I agree. That's probably my biggest complaint. Especially when you look at BA2 coming from the first game, and how much of the exercises they took out. Which obviously, it would be beneficial if there was a lot more. There's nothing to this cart, THERE'S A LOT OF SPACE TO FILL. SO WHY NOT GO ALL OUT?
Posted by Example1013
@bonbolapti: A really good game that would actually promote better brain development would feature regular releases of new types of activities, along with harder difficulty settings and added complexity to whatever was already there. Thus, it'd probably be subscription-based. Also, it wouldn't be on DS, since Nintendo's patch support is basically nonexistent.