September 14th, 2011 09:29
donniebaseball23 writes “PopCap Games and University of Massachusetts Amherst psychology researcher Susan K. Whitbourne, Ph.D. have released the results of a survey targeting the habits of older and younger gamers. Interestingly, PopCap’s Bejeweled Blitz was found to be a good cognitive training tool for older adults. Of those who play Bejeweled Blitz on a regular basis, 47 percent of adults over 50 reported feeling ‘sharper’ while performing other tasks, and nearly 24 percent of adults over 65 felt that their pattern recognition improved. Dr. Whitbourne intends to conduct a series of studies looking into the value of gaming for older audiences.”
Source: Bejeweled Yields Cognitive Benefit In Older Adults
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PopCap is offering Bejeweled 2 + Blitz for free until Sunday morning as part of the FreeAppADay promotion.
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz has been one of the most popular matching games and top paid apps in the App Store.
Interestingly, if you look at the App Activity of Bejeweled 2 + Blitx on App Shopper, it looks like PopCap first released the iPhone game for $9.99 on August 27th 2008 (a month after the App Store was launched). But since then PopCap has dropped the price all the way down to $0.99 by November 2010 and startedÂ offering in-app purchase for a package of coins.
With Bejeweled 2 + Blitz for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can also play with your friends on Facebook andÂ Â and compete with them in the weekly Bejeweled Blitz tournament.
So don’t miss out on this opportunity and download the app while it is free from the App Store using this iTunes linkÂ and don’t forget to tell your friends.
Source: PopCap’s Bejeweled 2 + Blitz – Popular iPhone Game Is Free For a Day