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That's right, folks, at some unknown time in the future you might be able to play cut-down versions of PlayStation games on a tiny screen on your mobile phone and pay through the teeth for the priviledge. Does life get any better?

People seem pretty excited about it. It's certainly got a lot of coverage. Strange then that neither Sony nor NTT DoCoMo are bothered about putting out a press release. We don't know for sure but it might have something to do with the requirement that press releases contain facts, timetables - that sort of thing.

In fact, the only thing solid to come out of this grand launch is that there will a cable to connect DoCoMo's i-Mode phones with PlayStation consoles. So that's a cable then. For the amazing wireless world that we are living in (aren't we?). Sony could have saved itself a lot of trouble and just installed one of those modem things.

Of course the possibility of actually playing games before 3G technology (oh no, there is just far too much pressure building on what 3G will bring us) is minimal. Nokia does some games itself for WAP phones but we're talking very simple ones like solitaire, backgammon etc.

Old YoHoHo will be happy with this though because it pumps up i-Mode's image. Sony in return gets more developers looking at PlayStation 2 before it finally comes out. Win-Win. Yum-Yum. ®

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