Kombo: The gaming industry, like it or not, is watching Apple shoulder its way into the circle of platform holders. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have a completely unique foe to tangle with. Mobile gaming built for an entirely different audience with an entirely different set of rules.
But the Big Three know about Apple's plans and they're working to minimize the effect the new competitor has on their market shares. Nintendo's pit bull, Fils-Aime, is working to take some of the pressure away by citing the passing nature of nearly every iPhone game. And Microsoft? They're releasing Windows 7 Mobile with Xbox LIVE compatibility built in. This was announced before Game Center, and yet it hasn't come up since. Why?