Nokia slammed over non-transferable N-Gage games

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Fans of Nokia’s N-Gage mobile gaming platform will be upset to hear the news that the service currently suffers from a major flaw – should they upgrade to a new N-Gage phone, then gamers need to buy all their games AGAIN.
Fansite All About N-Gage unearthed this major failing in Nokia’s N-Gage plans earlier this week.
Game off
According to the site each game’s activation code is tied to your phone's unique IMEI number.
Stuart Dredge, over on mobile gaming specialist site Pocketgamer.com is aghast at the news: “Given that N-Gage is based around creating a username and profile, it's ridiculous that games are tied to a specific handset, rather than a specific user. Properly, embarrassingly ridiculous considering N-Gage games cost £6-8.”
As most mobile user upgrade their phones annually, TechRadar hopes that the problem is an oversight on Nokia’s part and something that can easily and quickly be solved. We have contacted Nokia’s UK press office for further information on this issue, so stay tuned for updates.


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