When you think about successful mobile gaming platforms, there are specific consoles that come to mind. The Nintendo DS and the long-lived Gameboy are usually the first two that most people think of. What if I told you the Nokia N-Gage was giving them a run for their money?
I don't know about you, but my first thought upon seeing Nvidia's new Shield handheld gaming console was as follows:
Act fast, N-Gage users. You only have until September 2010 to snap up games for the platform, as Nokia Oyj is putting the oft-ridiculed mobile platform turned mobile games service down for good.
Oh, Canada. You marvelous country with your marvelous Canadian things. While we'd never want to leave the country, Nokia has shuttered its N-Gage development outfit in the region.
Ah, N-Gage. Such a...tarnished brand. You'd think after two failed N-Gage handsets and a "who cares?" launch of an N-Gage gaming portal, Nokia would just give up. But they're not.
The ZeeMote JS1 is a nunchuk-like Bluetooth analog controller that we first covered back in October last year.
PocketGamer got a look at a new accelerometer-based mobile racing game from Firemint.
I'm not really sure how they do things in the US, but down here, standard mobile phone contracts last for two years. Once that time's up, 99.8% of people go and get a new phone. Simple plan, everybody wins. OH. Except for anyone with a Nokia phone who actually buys games over their new N-Gage platform. See, the games…
In case you missed it, the "new" N-Gage service is out. The one that makes the games available over a variety of Nokia handsets, instead of a single, dedicated unit. If you didn't know that, it's OK, it wasn't that interesting. This might be. Konami have signed onto the service, and will be releasing a ton of their…