Ill be honest here: I had rather low expectations for N-Gage. I do like Nokias phones, but at the end of the day, mobile gaming outside of Japan is rather weak. When the biggest thing in mobile gaming in the UK is a Java version of Taitos ancient classic Space Invaders (that game is older than I am, for crying out loud), you know it still has a long way to go. So imagine my surprise when the unit turns out to be quite the powerhouse, supported by a promising lineup.
Nokia certainly put on a grand show, hiring out a boat, a nightclub and even the giant London Eye ferris wheel to convince journalists from around Europe and the United States that this was a Big Deal. And if they succeed, it may well be. And how will the ambitious Finns do that? By incorporating the wireless functions of a phone into gaming.
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