View Full Version : Nokia buys into Sega
20th August 2003, 12:33
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, made an aggressive push into video gaming, by agreeing to acquire Japanese game maker Sega's multiplayer online games business.
Ugggh, as if the N-gage POS wasn't bad enuff, now this...
Where will it end, let us hope that it dosn't end with Nokia swallowing up Sega totaly, that would be a loss.
21st August 2003, 02:59
Yes it would.
And I agree, the N-gage... thing... looks like CRAP!
Why do they even think they have a chance against big N in the portable industry?
Well... what did the online multiplayer division put out? Nothing I played. I dont like multiplayer and console.
21st August 2003, 15:22
might i remind you that the battery must be removed to switch games in the ngage...
21st August 2003, 15:25
And how are you going to use it on those long haul flights ?, after all you can't switch mobile phones on in aircrats, GBA's on the other hand you can, I know what I'll be taking with me on my next overseas flight.....
21st August 2003, 15:26
Nokia and Sega great....Hopefully something good will come out of this.....cause Sega has been slacking lately.
21st August 2003, 23:36
can't wait to see how playstation's PSP will rate against Nintendo, Nokia and Sega next year
25th August 2003, 02:02
That's kinda sad, actually. I love Nokia for making great phones, but I think they should stay with just that... making phones. I wasn't overly excited when I heard about the N-Gage, and honestly, I hope it fails so that they realize where they need to be in the market. I agree with laz... Nokia needs to leave the games to the real game companies.
27th August 2003, 17:33
Oh very good!
you think why nokia buy sega?
28th August 2003, 10:29
the ngage will fail. i can't imagine how it could suceed with all it's flaws....
28th August 2003, 10:33
I think it will retail for 300dollars
Shitty Phone + Shitty Handheld Gaming device = Stupid Idea
Plus the screen is vertical. Shitty Shitty Shitty.
28th August 2003, 10:36
300 dollars? bloody hell! a classic gba is about £60 new! sp is about £90 and most people allready have a decent phone!
29th August 2003, 01:21
Yeah, I just got a new phone today, as a matter of fact. It's a Nokia 3585i... I had to get it because they don't offer any good plans for my old phone (they're phasing out the system that my old phone runs on). I haven't really had a chance to try my new phone out yet, but I like it so far. And no, I'll never play the built-in games on it, either. :)
29th August 2003, 09:20
my phone has a horrible incarnation of blackjack and video pocker.
when i was in apcs i made a way better version of blackjack and pocker.
I even made a JS version of StripBlackjack. If that was on a phone I'm sure you would play it.
29th August 2003, 23:24
I don't do card games. Well, there was this one time when I played strip poker...
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