Nokia Lets Gamers Shop From Their Computers
Jun 6, 2006, 12:53 PM by (staff)
Nokia today announced that N-Gage gamers no longer have to go into a retail store to buy games sold on MMC cards. The company has opened up an online shop that will enable gamers to purchase games on their PCs and then load them on to their own memory card to play them. This is most likely an interim step until owners of N-Gage phones and forthcoming compatible devices will be able to purchase and download games directly on their handset. Nokia has already developed a platform called SNAP that allows gamers to do this. It has been hinted at several times that these features will be rolled into N-Gage as well.
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With the exchange rate and international credit card charges that comes to over $40.00 dollars. The physical games from retailers are $20.00 or less. Some for as little as $5.00. Purchased from Ebay and they are even cheaper.
$40.00 BUCKS!?!?! Sorry Nokia. I like my n-gage, and I love the idea and convenience of downloading games but not at that price.