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My word! You can coach your vocabulary for $10

Have you tried the demo for My Word Coach (available via the Wii's Nintendo Channel) and enjoyed it? If so, you might be looking to pick it up cheaply, thereby sparing your wallet and improving your vocabulary in one fell swoop. Currently, then, you can head on over to Amazon and get the game for the hard-to-resist price of $9.99.

Like most Amazon sales (excluding the Deal of the Days, of course), this one is without rhyme or reason, so we can't tell you how long it will last.

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Pay only $16.99 for some word ability (word smarts)

Didn't you hear? Simple-minded conversations are so 2007. If you want any respect from your peers (or the streets), you'll need to burst into flowery prose whenever the situation requires. Nowadays, girls won't even look at you if you introduce yourself with anything but a grandiloquent line. Step your vocab game up, kids.

Luckily for you, Amazon has just the thing to help you compete with the single sesquipedalians out there, and they've got it for cheap, too! All day today, the online retailer is selling My Word Coach, Ubisoft's vocabulary-training software, for only $16.99, almost half of its regular $29.99 price. Pick it up while you can, because it's not like you can rely on your good looks forever.

See also: Promotional Consideration: It pays to have word ability (word smarts)

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Promotional Consideration: Having word ability continues to pay

Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.

In last week's edition of Promotional Consideration, we snickered over Ubisoft's scandalous My Word Coach ad, reveling in the juvenility of its baseball/sex metaphor. Imagine our surprise and mirth when we stumbled upon another printed piece promoting the vocabulary trainer, this time targeted at women! While not even half as bawdy as its brother, nor as clever, this advertisement still has some qualities worth examining.

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Promotional Consideration: It pays to have word ability (word smarts)

Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.

While we've exposed you to sexually-charged promotional materials in the past, much to the disapproval of your uptight parents, the last game we ever expected to feature for its immodest advertising was My Word Coach, a vocabulary trainer due for the DS and Wii this November 6th. Read on for the titillating piece and our analysis on how Ubisoft put together one of the most salacious ads to appear in Nintendo Power in recent memory without baring a single inch of skin.

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A look at My Word Coach (and DS-Wii connectivity)

Ubisoft let fly with the details on their latest new Nintendo title, the now-official My Word Coach, a vocabulary trainer with various single and multiplayer modes. Let us be among the first to say it: we're excited. In fact, we're doubleplus excited, because you need this game.

Yes, you. You. Right there. We've been reading your forum and LiveJournal posts for years. You didn't loose anything (unless you dig archery), and you're really doesn't refer to anything owned, but rather, something that is. And while there may be more than two versions of the homophones too and to, only one of these can be used to communicate that you also want something (like delicious ice cream).

But enough with the lecture. The most exciting bit about My Word Coach is on the Wii side of the news, as the title is coming out for both platforms. Before you protest that the Wii isn't perhaps best suited for writing, check this out: you can use your DS to control the Wii version. According to IGN, there are several ways in which the DS can be utilized, and "you won't even need a DS copy of the game for this particular mode" (in reference to a mode that requires players fill in the missing letter of a word). This seems to intimate that for other modes, both the Wii and DS versions of the game may be necessary for full interaction. While that has a lot of potential, we just hope it's worth the expense.

Gallery: My Word Coach

Japanese hardware sales, 28 August - 3 September: verbose edition

Time to brush up...As per our fine comrades at the affluent webcomic Penny Arcade, we residing at the fanboy congregated to bestow upon you a post of great vim. Certainly, the readership is quite familiar with the veritable monarchy that the DS Lite has been erecting via its accrued sales numbers; today, the standing ruler has evidently resisted its supplantation. The fact that the DS Lite might even transcend a neoteric console (in its third revision!) is a statement of certain verisimilitude, as we can easily ascertain from the following quantitative analysis:

- DS Lite: 228,939 65,665 (40.22%)
- PSP: 27,499 2,446 (8.17%)
- PS2: 22,703 874 (4.00%)
- GBA SP: 2,751 32 (1.18%)
- Game Boy Micro: 1,791 28 (1.54%)
- Xbox 360: 1,250 53 (4.43%)
- Gamecube: 855 18 (2.15%)
- DS Phat: 320 90 (21.96%)
- GBA: 22 8 (57.14%)
- Xbox: 0 12 (100.00%)

One might even conjecture that the leading candidate was, at one point, an inscrutable conundrum.

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