Wi-Fi with fries

Nintendo DS owners are to get free Wi-Fi access at nearly 6,000 McDonald‘s restaurants across the US, enabling them to play Mario Kart whilst munching on a Big Mac.

Through an agreement with Wayport, a Wi-Fi Internet access provider, users will be able to access Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection, the video game giant’s new wireless gaming service that goes live on November 14.

Detailed information about the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, as well as a list of participating Wayport/McDonbald’s hotspots, will be soon available at http://www.nintendowifi.com.

Nintendo’s DS is the first Nintendo system to connect via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The same service will be incorporated into Nintendo’s next-generation home vide games console, code named Revoultion, which is set for release in 2006.