There is no doubt a game such as Brain Age can help improve various brain functions such as memory, recall, and puzzle-solving abilities, but it won't make you a genius.
I may be able to help you with that, though.
To become smarter, you need input and the ability to assimilate, understand, and incorporate that input. Which brings me to something I said in a past article: Playing video games can make you smarter. But shooting zombies, or Ukrainians, is not going to help. You need input with substance and variety, unless you think you're going to find the girl of dreams by impressing her with all your Batman stats.
A blend of sims, action adventure, and puzzle games will definitely help to increase your intelligence, as long as none of it includes NASCAR, basketball, football, hockey, or My Little Pony.
So if you want to increase your intelligence you're going to have to diversify and supplement your gaming beyond Brain Age.
But there are dangers. The more intelligent you get, the stupider your friends and family will be perceived. Eventually you will start to avoid these idiots, along with anyone else that isn't up to your standards. Perhaps the reason incredibly smart nerds seem socially maladjusted is they are just avoiding us morons.
Date: September 7, 2012
*The views expressed within this article are solely the opinion of the author and do not express the views held by Cheat Code Central. This week's is also purely a work of fiction*