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"Need for Speed: Carbon"
Glowing strikingly in the dark demo room of EA's Studio Showcase 2006 is "Need for Speed: Carbon." The game was reconceptualized for the Sony PlayStation Portable with the mobile gamer in mind. With the mini-version, gamers can play a faster game, but not miss out on the customization that made the "Need for Speed" anthology so popular.
At the center of the demo room at EA Studio Showcase 2006 was the mobile/handheld booth. Featured titles included "Orcs and Elves." Video game demos including "Superman Returns," "Madden 2007" and "The Godfather" played on big screens lining the walls, while big, comfy couches were placed in the prime position--a throne for any video game king.
Off camera, CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari takes a moment to check out mobile games firsthand. EA Mobile keeps in mind that the cell phone gamer may be distracted at any time because of an incoming call, or the need to call out. For this reason, mobile video games are equipped with quick-save technology.