The notion of mobility, like play, is inflected by the local. As a region, the Asia-Pacific is marked by diverse penetration rates of gaming, mobile and broadband technologies, subject to local cultural and socio-economic nuances. This makes the region a compelling case study for both gaming and mobile technologies. Both media are entrenched in the social and local. In this convergence, discourses around gaming and mobile communication could learn a lot from each other.