DS owners get WiFi with that

Nintendo is announcing a WiFi deal with McDonalds today… You know, like Starbucks for Kids.

Nintendo of America on Tuesday will announce a groundbreaking partnership with Wi-Fi provider Wayport to make available free Internet access to DS owners at McDonald’s restaurants across the nation. Nintendo and Wayport will offer complimentary Wi-Fi hotspots at McDonald’s establishments, enabling DS owners to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which launches November 14 in the states, to play online games with or against each other. [IGN]

Personally I think this deal makes an amazing amount of sense based on the shared audience of the two companies. While there are not many games for the DS supporting WiFi today this could lead to some great hacking or force developers hands a bit as the 6000 enabled locations will be quite tempting…

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