Edge: Mobile Multiplayer Games: Where Are We Now?

Edge writes: "The last several years have seen little in the way of innovative multiplayer gaming for mobile phones. Sure, some downloadable game publishers have made some attempts in this arena. Digital Chocolate's Café series was a commendable stab at it. But for a variety of reasons, including both behavioral and technical roadblocks, the perception has been that multiplayer games are to mobile what cordiality is to Presidential politics: nice to talk about, but a near impossibility in practice.

Of course, it's possible that the reason no one has developed compelling multiplayer mobile games is that there's just not a market for them. Does a consumer really want to lose a team deathmatch because his buddy's squirrely EDGE connection caused him to lag and get shot in the head? Of course not, and this is a problem that's not going away any time soon."

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