I interviewed game developer and novelist Greg Costikyan for TheFeature about the challenge ahead for mobile gaming.
"Nokia recently shipped an N-Gage title called Pathway to Glory, which is the first mobile game I've seen that uses voice over IP for in-game voice communication. This is one of the things I think is vital to making multiplayer mobile gameplay work. In every online game, even the simplest, like Hearts, or Backgammon, there is a chat facility. And being able to talk with people while you're playing is one of the major appeals of online gaming, because multiplayer games in particular are inherently social in nature."Link