Chapter . Introduction

So I’m sitting in the dentist’s chair waiting for the Novocain to set in and allow me to numbly enjoy my root canal when it occurs to me that I could be spending my time so much better than this. Although the confines of a dentist’s chair and the goofy drool bib certainly limit my activities to some degree, they don’t stop me from playing a wireless, online, multiplayer adventure game with a few hundred of my closest friends and enemies. Quickly I slip my Java-powered mobile phone out of my pocket and fire up a quick game so that I can momentarily divert my uneasy mind from the inevitable onslaught of medieval dental tools. And this, my friends, is what mobile gaming is all about!

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