Unearthed Nintendo missive reveals why Banjo-Kazooie’s infamous Stop ‘N’ Swop feature was ditched

Nintendo fans of a certain age might recall the excitement surrounding an innovative feature planned for Banjo-Kazooie on N64 which would enable it to interact with its sequel, Banjo-Tooie, opening up previously inaccessible areas and items. Regrettably, the feature was quietly scrapped, but newly unearthed correspondence from Nintendo has finally confirmed why. First, though, a […]

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‘Brain training’ may be an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder

Neurofeedback, also called ‘brain training,’ consists of exercises where individuals regulate their own brain activity. In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers have found that neurofeedback may be an effective treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Published in NeuroImage: Clinical, the clinical trial found that neurofeedback was […]

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Konami insists it has not shut down its video game division despite internal restructure

Konami has insisted it has not shut down its video game division amid an internal restructure that has led to the consolidation of its production divisions. Yesterday it emerged that Konami had announced plans to dissolve its three production divisions “to respond to the rapid market that surrounds us”. The announcement, made on Konami’s corporate […]

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Hospitalizations for diabetic foot ulcer up in Australia

Hospitalizations for diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs) are increasing, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Diabetes Care. Emma J. Hamilton, Ph.D., from the University of Western Australia in Perth, and colleagues used data from the Fremantle Diabetes Study phases I (FDS1; 1,296 participants, recruited 1993 to 1996) and II (FDS2; 1,509 participants, recruited […]

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