Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Is Nintendo Right to Exclude Voice Chat?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by CantGetAWii, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,420
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    WiiChat
    Wii Friend Code: 3099-0319-5478-2979
    3099-0319-5478-2979
    Source
     
  2. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,231
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    The article makes sense, yet there is a big deal of irony in this. It is true that there will be alot of young kids on Mario Kart. But most of the people who use racist remarks or talk trash to the point that its past the point of funny or competitive to rude and insulting are? Yes thats right... Kids... Depending on what age a kid is to you, for me they are around the ages of 11-16. They are the biggets population of people who are the most annoying on online chat. Ive also heard even younger kids around 8 years old talking smack and yelling the N word.

    But, still Nintendo could do some kind of system where younger kids cannot talk nor can they hear chat or simply give it some kind of parental controls that can be monitored.
     
  3. Dbomb3

    Dbomb3 wiiwii

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    San jose
    Wii Friend Code: 6089-6603-3065-9651
    6089-6603-3065-9651
    yeah i really agree with T3kNi9e, they can figure out a way to limit what small kids can do with the headet and whatnot
     
  4. gidget

    gidget . ☆ ☆ ☆ .

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    -= ohio, usa =-
    Wii Friend Code: 9999-9999-9999-9999
    9999-9999-9999-9999
    abstinence is the only form of protection that is 100% effective :yesnod:
     
  5. aSphinkter

    aSphinkter WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Brunswick, Canada
    I think that people should just play the game and not get mad at nintendo for not putting in a voice chat. Sure it's fun to trash talk and whatnot but its not really something you need to play and have fun. people should stop getting mad at nintendo for not putting voice chat. it'll com. just be patient. I'm guessing that by the time the next mario kart comes out after this new one will most likely have voice chat along with many other good games. Right now nintendo is just trying to make some good games that people can enjoy so people keep buying. Think about it. They dont put voice chat on this mario kart but everyone is still going to buy it, and later on in the future when they finally come out with voice chat many other people will buy games also.
     
  6. Transfixed

    Transfixed WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    6
    Yeah sreiously, everyone is making Waaaaaay too big a deal about this voice-chat thing.
    It has NEVER been a part of what makes gaming fun for me, therefore I won't miss it, and it's really just not that big a deal!
    Would it REALLY make it that much more fun for you to have people blabbing in your ear the whole time you're trying to race, or do whatever else? No!
    It wouldn't. I can't believe how worked up people get over this unimportant stuff. The bigger isses are Nintendo delaying games purposefully to maximize their profits $$$. That $#!T really pisses me off.
     
  7. travZEman

    travZEman bassbassbass

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    SD
    Wii Friend Code: 2576-9848-2040-2882
    2576-9848-2040-2882
    if its that big a deal of not letting kids hear cuss-words, why not put an update in parental controls sayinghe cant hear talk and mute voice chat for him? if parents are that controlling then let them block it for the kids. but, as far as i know, most kids, whether at school or through parents, already know that stuff
     
  8. MasterKai

    MasterKai I have many aliases

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rahway, NJ
    Wii Friend Code: 7990-7908-6210-2287
    7990-7908-6210-2287
    Doesn't every Wi-fi game say that game experience may change during online play? Which could also be referring to the rating.

    Even if people do use harsh language they could make it so that you can only use voice chat with friends. For example they could have you be able to use Voice Chat in friend battles in Brawl and in random battles they let you use short messages. Not the best type of Voice Chat system but better than nothing.
     
  9. Brawl_Luigi

    Brawl_Luigi Banned

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    4
  10. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,146
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Wii Friend Code: 6074-3351-1151-1701
    6074-3351-1151-1701
    It's a tough call because Nitendo is trying to make everyone happy in this decision....

    They know we will like voice chat but if its limited to only our Wii friends we wont be happy, because honestly you will be tracking down more people to make them your friends then you are playing, if all we use is the friends code. Thats to much of an easy out for Nintendo to do it that way and call it finished, and I think they know that..

    Now you have the younger children, although they have parental controls some parents might not bother setting them or know how to in the first place, children these days are usually more tech suave then there parents, alot of them could even get around it if they wanted to.

    Hmm so what to do. You can't just keep saying the old phrase "Game Experience May Change During Online Play" and think it will fly with parents when on an E-rated game there child gets sworn at online. Thats a big NO , and Nintendo knows it. The same attitude would go for the majority of causal gamers that don't know what the online chat is like ahead of time they will be disgusted by it.

    I personally find there to be an easy fix to please all parties.

    Every game EC,E,E10+ Should offer Voice Chat ONLY with friends code so parents can see who there children are listening too, if it gets too outta hand they can even track the bastard down... ha ha

    Now games T,M,AO you have free range voice chat available to anyone! No friends code needed here it's built right in. Then any complaint from a parent that the children may have experienced something to graphic with Nitnendo's online chat is eaisly pushed aside by saying, you let your children play a game that was rated for a more mature audience, it is your own consequence not ours that they came across something included in that rating category.

    Easy argument makes everyone happy in the end! And no one has an excuse to be mad at anyone else.
     
    #10 wezeles, Feb 29, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Fire Flower

    Fire Flower Is A Diddy Kong User.

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    London Ontario
    Wii Friend Code: 2617-4361-9813-7619
    2617-4361-9813-7619
    Wouldn't the parents be to blame? Shouldn't they have some common sense knowing that there are jerks online? I agree most of the time Kids are the ones doing the trash talking. BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER!
    There are parental controls on the Wii. Isn't it possible for there to be an option to block an online part of a game? Discuss


    Wezeles, most of the Wiis good games are made by Nintendo. And most Nintendo games are E - E10. ( Well besides the Zelda games, but they're not online compatible. )
     
    #11 Fire Flower, Feb 29, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  12. Frogger

    Frogger God Complex

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    Wii Friend Code: 9156-1265-6763-2556
    9156-1265-6763-2556
    Well that totally kills my expectations for the game...

    Personally, I was looking forward to voice chat, it's a race, so I can't imagine people talking much anyway, but just a general chat would make it a tad more competitive. What really annoys me was the select phrases, absolutely no one will use those, and more likely they'll be a string of out-dated slanged compliments from the early 90's. Nintendo are so cool.

    I think there should just be a parental warning at the start of the game that online play is going to attract idiots, no matter what. Anyhow, the parents can surely select the controls themselves if they can work out how to connect to wi-fi manually. Tch.

    Everyone should just listen to Wezeles!
     
  13. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,146
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Wii Friend Code: 6074-3351-1151-1701
    6074-3351-1151-1701
    Acctually most Nintendo games that are online right now are split between E and T rated games. The majority of online games currently are acctually by 3rd party devs rating mostly from T-M.

    Obviously games like Mario Strikers,Mario Kart and all the other baseball,tennis,golf are gonna be E rated games, but do we need Voice Chat with these style games? not really with sports games.
    If so it would be with your personal friends, and you can schedual a time to meet up, specially if your into it enough to make a team online.
    Again like I said use your friends code for this type of game/rated game. There isn't much reason to talk to anyone besides the people on your own team.

    Now the majority of games that will use Voice "unappropriately" will probably be FPS,Fighting games and they will all be atleast Teen-M ratings so its not an issue.

    I agree its the parents to blame, but in this case they have always blamed everything on video games, this is why we have the rating system in the first place! Parents balming video games for there kids, and them being to ignorant of what there children do they need a big DUMMY stiker on each game to let them know its an OK buy.

    So if you tie it into the rating system they have no way to blame anyone else but themself for letting a game not suited for there children into the house. People always try to shift blame, if you don't make it black and white a fight will always break out.
     
    #13 wezeles, Feb 29, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  14. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    WI
    I like the way you're thinking in those last few paragraphs.

    I mean, isn't that the point of the ratings? By owning an M game, it's assumed that every player is at least 17. This means that the vast majority of players will be legal adults. Should Nintendo really be placing these ridiculous restrictions on adults?
     
  15. Frogger

    Frogger God Complex

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    Wii Friend Code: 9156-1265-6763-2556
    9156-1265-6763-2556
    The majority of their audience seem to be kiddiwinks. Should be two versions, one being shitty and watered down and the other an expansion with voice chat.
     
  16. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    2,231
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Lol... Im sure they know better... They like being stupid asses. Kids know right from wrong, they are just immature.
     

Share This Page