GBA GOES ON-LINE

Great News!!!! The GBA will go on-line as soon as next year.

According to Gaming Age...

"It had to happen sooner or later.

Nintendo's GBA will finally be going online in the US sometime next summer.

What's suprising is that it's not Nintendo giving the system wireless online capabilities, but a company called nReach.

The Press Release
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nReach understands that today's GameBoy Advance generation wants to play and communicate with fellow gamers wirelessly. nReach addresses this demand by introducing the new Bluetooth Adapter for Nintendo GameBoy Advance. This innovative new product is designed to allow wireless multi-player gaming in person, at designated retail locations, or over the Internet.

The patent pending nReach Bluetooth Adapter transforms a GameBoy Advance (GBA) from a basic gaming device into a wireless device powerhouse. It allows GBA users to play various games against other users wirelessly, send and receive Instant Messages, and access channel based Internet content.

A GBA user can use the Bluetooth adapter in numerous ways including: connecting to the Internet through their PC via a Bluetooth USB adapter, through a Bluetooth enabled cell phone, person to person, or through a nReach deployed "Hot Spot". These nReach "Hot Spot" environments are being deployed by various retailers, malls, and locations that cater to gamers of all ages.

"Imagine being able to play against your friends over the Internet while one of you is at the mall and another is at home," says Mike Stemple, CEO of nReach. "Our goal was to make it simple for gamers to find their friends on different "Hot Spot" networks and allow them to send messages, access Internet content and play against one another, and we feel this product will have a large mass market appeal due to our integration of Bluetooth technology into the adapter."

The Bluetooth Adapter for the GBA will be available in the second quarter of 2002.

nReach was unavailable for comment at the time of this writing, but we are working on getting more information on this device soon.

Until then it remains unclear if current multiplayer games would somehow be able to use the device or if you will need to buy specially designed games to play online. We'll keep you updated."

In one word.... WOW!




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