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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.
University of Southern California's Trojan Marching Band kicked off the EA Studio Showcase 2006 entertainment and cocktail event that followed the game demonstrations. There was also a performance by a colorful band in which an EA employee is the drummer. Music was accompanied by hors d'oeuvres, drinks dinner and dessert.