Gotta Catch That Phone

Not too long ago, Pikachu, Squirtle and Charmander were practically family members in my house. My son’s interest in these Pokemon characters verged on obsessional.

So I was interested to see Marcus Lai’s story in Punch Jump about Nintendo’s new VoIP-enabled games. It’s another step toward the convergence of communications on any device you happen to have with you.

Due to hit the stores on April 22, the newest versions of Nintendo pokemon Diamond and Pearl will let game players chat over the handset’s microphone.