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New Nintendo game gives beauty tips

Japanese women may soon be tapping on the hit Nintendo DS handheld game machine for beauty tips: "Dream Skincare" is part of recent efforts by Nintendo to attract newcomers to gaming. Players input their daily body temperature and weight by marking a graph that shows up on the touch panel, according to producer Konami Corporation. The "beauty navigation software," as the company describes it, asks questions that the player answers, from skin tone and smoothness to sunlight exposure and hours of sleep.

Advice on a daily regimen for healthy skin pops up on the screen, including directions to drink more water, or to eat apples and ginger. It also gives recipes designed to keep women looking good, and advice on womanly manners. Hormonal balance is key for avoiding wrinkles and age spots, and body temperature and weight fluctuations are good indicators for any hormone swings, which can get awry from overwork and stress, according to Konami. Overseas sales for "Dream Skincare" are undecided. It's set to go on sale in October in Japan for 4,500 yen ($37).

News source: Physorg

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