|Online games site, Yahoo! Games, is set to debut its next generation multiplayer games at the upcoming E3 Expo.|
Yahoo! Poker will be one of the first PC-to-mobile games available in the US to allow players to get in a game of poker virtually anytime, anywhere, on any device.
'Yahoo! Games is thrilled to provide gamers of all ages and tastes -- from casual games to PC video games -- a sneak peek at our new games and services with a spotlight on Yahoo! Poker, our marquee new game,' said Geoff Graber, general manager, Yahoo! Games.
Yahoo! Poker is a Texas Hold 'Em game that enables up to 10 people to play at once, connected with their mobile phones or through Yahoo! Games on their PC. Most new mobile phone handsets will feature Yahoo! Poker in the games selection menu, starting with Sprint handsets this summer. The game offers multiple game play options, including a tournament style no-limit multiplayer game like the pros play, as well as a single-player career mode that takes a player through five different casinos.
Yahoo! Poker integrates Yahoo! Avatars, graphical and customizable characters that millions of consumers have already created to represent themselves while connecting to friends and family online, to make the multiplayer game more engaging.
'The merger of mobile and online games offers a number of interesting possibilities,' noted Schelley Olhava, IDC Program Manager. 'I think PC-to-mobile game play gives the wireless gamer an incentive for multi-player gaming, knowing that a base of PC online gamers are ready to play.'