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EA Launches Mobile Phone-Console Connectivity

| 10 Nov 2008 11:43
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Tiger Woods addicts can now get a double whammy of mobile-to-console golf action, thanks to EA's new Console Boost feature. Now that's Golfalicious.

As interconnectivity between consoles and handheld gaming systems is increasingly getting more play, EA Mobile announced a new Console Boost feature that allows owners of the console version Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 to connect with the new mobile phone edition to access bonus stat boosts. This is the first time the mobile phone and console editions of two EA titles bearing the same name are able to integrate.

"We're excited to bring mobile-to-console gameplay to our customers," said Adam Sussman, VP of publishing for EA Mobile. "Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 features a Console Boost which enables players to improve the skill level of their console character by playing the mobile game."

The Console Boost feature links the mobile and console versions of the game through a player's EA online account, which is required to access the skill enhancements. After applying the boost, the skill levels for characters on the Xbox 360 or PS3 versions of the game will increase in relation to the skill setting on the mobile game. Completing course challenges in the mobile version will also impact the skill boost.

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