3D games on cellphones… are we supposed to be excited?

doom for gameboy

The New York Times reports on how 3D perspective games are starting to find their way onto to cellphones today, using the upcoming Spiderman release for the N-Gage (proving there's at least one N-Gage fan out there) as an example. Nvidia is working on the hardware, as you might suspect, and has licensed a 3D engine from a developer in Japan called HI Corporation. The Times thinks that being able to play first person shooters on cellphones is going to be some sort of bonanza for game publishers, but we don't think any of this will have Nintendo (or Sony) shaking in their boots, especially since the Game Boy has been able to handle 3D for ages (at least in video game time).