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  • TenYears: The Biggest Product Flops of the Decade

    TenYears: The Biggest Product Flops of the Decade

    It’s almost January 1st, 2010 and we’ve been mulling over our favorites of 2009 – and the previous decade. Here we present another installment of our “TenYears” list. We already did the biggest losers in the tech industry but why not talk about the biggest product flops? Here are a few of the biggest failures of the decade, starting with one monster release from… Read More

  • No tears for Nokia's N-Gage

    No tears for Nokia's N-Gage

    [Finland] Last week marked the end for Nokia’s unsuccessful games service N-Gage. Nokia announced that they will be closing down the service at the end of September 2010. About four hardcore fans protested mildly in the N-Gage blog as the rest of the world yawned. Seems like N-Gage was a project doomed to fail. Who was the target audience again? Oh who cares. The service was launched in… Read More

  • EA announces a slew of impending N-Gage games

    EA announces a slew of impending N-Gage games

    If you’re part of the overlapping pool of people who like both Nokia’s N-Gage platform AND the mobile offerings from Electronic Arts, then here’s what to expect over the next year or so. EA has announced a handful of N-Gage games to be available for the holidays, along with a few more over the next 12 months. For the holidays: FIFA 09, Spore Origins, Monopoly Here & Now… Read More

  • Nokia promises to allow you to transfer N-Gage games

    Nokia promises to allow you to transfer N-Gage games

    Yesterday we reported that games purchased via Nokia’s N-Gage platform weren’t transferable to new devices. The Internet was outraged! Today, however, Nokia has responded with refreshing speed and Madeleine Albright-like diplomacy, stating that it will fix this problem once and for all. Nokia’s Conversations blog states the following: We’ve dug in deeper and… Read More

  • N-Gage games can't be transferred to new devices

    N-Gage games can't be transferred to new devices

    N-Gage fan web site All About N-Gage is reporting that games purchased through Nokia’s gaming service are locked to one particular phone and can’t be transferred to a new device should you lose or break your old one. The process for purchasing a game involves downloading a feature-limited demo and then paying to unlock the game with an activation code. That code is tied to the… Read More

  • Nokia officially launches N-Gage mobile service

    Nokia officially launches N-Gage mobile service

    Straight from Espoo, Finland (loosely translated from Spanish to English as It’s Poo, Finland!) comes “the global launch of the Nokia N-Gage mobile games service with more games, additional compatible devices, and an expanded online offering.” Nokia handset and device owners will be able to browse, demo, and purchase games directly and can whoop it up with other N-Gage users… Read More

  • Worms World Party coming out on N-Gage (again)

    Worms World Party coming out on N-Gage (again)

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never played any of the titles from the “Worms” series but I’ve heard good things and my cousin John used to get all riled up about the games when we were younger. Nokia’s just officially announced that Worms World Party will be available on the new N-Gage platform, just like it was on the old N-Gage platform. You’ll… Read More

  • Nokia is diving further into the content biz

    Nokia is diving further into the content biz


    It’s no secret that the first N-Gage was pretty weak. The follow-up, I’ve heard, is actually pretty nice and has a few decent games, but probably lacks the following necessary to make it a viable market for serious developers. An N-Gage-exclusive release would be developer suicide. But Nokia has faith in the mobile platform, and is focusing on getting content for its handheld hybrid. Read More

  • N-Gage First Access delayed till next year

    N-Gage First Access delayed till next year

    One week after promising us that N-Gage First Access would be available [this week], Nokia went ahead and delayed it. The improved N-Gage, which is now a service for the N81 rather than a stand-along cellphone, has now been delayed till 2008 in order to work ensure that it works “smoothly.” An exact date hasn’t been released, but you can bet that Nokia just ruined dozens… Read More

  • Meanwhile, uptown, the N-Gage appears

    Meanwhile, uptown, the N-Gage appears

    Way to destroy our hopes for a usable gaming system for Nokia phones that will never be as good as standalone consoles like the DS or PSP and will be considered an afterthought by all but the most dedicated gamers and game manufacturers! Nokia announced that it would roll out its new N-Gage platform on the N81 and N81 8GB and offer “one or more games.” As one poster… Read More

  • Nokia announces availability of 8GB N81 gaming phone

    Nokia announces availability of 8GB N81 gaming phone

    She had man hands… Nokia’s N81 and 8GB N81 "multimedia computers" are now available globally, according to a recent press release by the Finnish mobile device manufacturer. Read More

  • Street Fighter Coming To N-Gage

    Street Fighter Coming To N-Gage


    Nicholas already filled you in on the haps with the N-Gage, but he forgot to mention that Capcom is developing games for the Finnish handheld. So you better dig up that N-Gage from the bottom of your desk drawer because you know Street Fighter and Mega man are going to kick much ass. Press Release Read More

  • Will It Still Suck? Nokia N-Gage Returns This Week: Reborn As a Software-Only Gaming Service

    Will It Still Suck? Nokia N-Gage Returns This Week: Reborn As a Software-Only Gaming Service

    Boy oh boy did the N-Gage suck. (Sidetalking, anyone?) But Nokia is bringing it back this week, much to the excitement of… um, anyone? Yeah, is anyone excited that N-Gage is coming back? It’s different this time, though. Read More

  • N-Gage Still Exists, I-play Offering New Games

    N-Gage Still Exists, I-play Offering New Games

    When was the last time you saw anyone with a Nokia N-Gage? I’m pretty sure the last time I saw one was in 2003 at the Cingular AT&T store. I actually forgot they even existed until about 15 minutes ago when I saw this. The N-Gage platform will be getting a whole new set of games from I-play starting this fall with WRC (World Rally Championship) and Super Mah Jong. The games from… Read More

  • The 12 Ugliest Gadgets Of All Time

    The 12 Ugliest Gadgets Of All Time


    Some gadgets are good-looking — chances are the look of your cell phone was a major concern when you went shopping. Then again, some gadgets are ugly. Very, very ugly. We’ve found the ugliest gadgets ever made, so you don’t have to. Some you’ve likely seen before, others you thankfully haven’t. Just believe us: You’ll never take your iPod for granted again. Read More

  • Nokia Poised to Relaunch N-Gage As Device-Independent Gaming Platform

    Nokia, bless your heart. We like that you make fairly stylish and sophisticated cellphones that are easy to use and have some power to them. We also like what you’re doing with Symbian, especialy S60. But, c’mon, the N-Gage? Still? We give you credit for dumping the idea of a game-optimized device, sure. Your idea for making N-Gage a game platform that sits atop your N-series phones… Read More