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Nintendo’s ”Lovin’ It”

Apparently Nintendo likes fries with its games. The video game manufacturer is expected to unveil its plan for free wireless Internet access at McDonald’s restaurants for its handheld, the Nintendo DS, according to a report published Tuesday in The New York Times. The new service would allow Nintendo DS owners to play other gamers online at the fast-food chain.

“This is such an interesting direction for McDonald’s,” Anita Frazier, an entertainment industry analyst with the research firm NPD Group told the newspaper. “This could encourage kids to go to McDonald’s to play games. It is like the kids’ version of Starbucks’ wireless hot spots.”

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