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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by blume9370, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. blume9370

    blume9370 WiiChat Member

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    The Nintendo Wii is currently the only gaming system unable to give players the ability to voice chat over the internet. Though a few games have been released on the Wii featuring online play, none allow players to converse through them. It's a frustrating limitation.

    During a question and answer session in a Nintendo conference call this morning, Reggie Fils-Aime addressed this issue.

    According to Fils-Aime, the system is clearly capable of this function, and Nintendo is constantly adding and tweaking features of the Wii system through system updates. The issue boils down to locking down the specific technologies and getting the specific peripheral to allow voice chatting.

    Fils-Aime noted that, since Nintendo found this tech and peripheral on the Nintendo DS, he "wouldn't be surprised at all" if the feature appeared on Wii. "It's something we value and constantly look at."

    i found this artice on ign.com
     
  2. need a wii

    need a wii cant find a wii :(

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    voice chat wont be a bad thing :D
    hope it happens
     
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    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    very very very old news.

    This has been posted here already.
     
  4. blume9370

    blume9370 WiiChat Member

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    well it is 2 weeks old i don't know about very very very old
     
  5. mightyfoo6

    mightyfoo6 the shizam member

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    alot talk about a mic, and voice chatting... if anything they would not say anything official until like pretty close to a release date or somthing
     
  6. Vdogam3r

    Vdogam3r Wants SSBB NOW!!! >.

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    Why? >.> NO WAI!!!! Brawl Main: Mario or MK......
    *Crosses Fingers*
     
  7. Moose

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    Thats 14 days, which is 336 hours, which is 20160 minutes.

    In the terms of news being reported nearly instantaneously, that pretty old.
     
  8. Dreamworx

    Dreamworx Lord of Monkey Resources

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    voice chat ain't going to happen. Look at upcoming games like brawl where you set a message to a certain button. If ninty wanted the wii to do things just because other consoles do then the wii would just turn into some sort of evil sony/microsoft clone.....
     
  9. XLaw

    XLaw WiiChat Member

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    Don't really see the point in it.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose The Wookie

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    hard to play co-op when the other person can't hear you. also, human's are capable of saying THOUSANDS of different things. far more that can be pre-programed into 4 buttons.

    Also, you never know what might be happening. What if you need to warn someone of an ambush (assuming you are playing a war game), but you don't have that set as a message? well hell.

    I'm very pro-headset. But i can understand why people don't want one.
     
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    I hope the headset happens. It will take online gaming on the wii to a whole other level. And this seems very plausible considering th wii was a system made to bring people together to have fun. *Crosses fingers & toes*
     
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    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    Thank you.

    I didnt knew it was that "young". :p:p You guys got me
     
  13. stumac1985

    stumac1985 You lost the game!

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    doesnt the wii use bluetooth for the controllers? if so would be brilliant if nintendo set it up so you could use your mobile phone handsfree kit :D
     
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    Anytime. I got your back :yesnod::thumbsup:
     
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  15. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    Seriously Nitendo has to start and "getserious about online play". Its the next generation and they are being surpassed by their handheld counterpart because DS has online voicechat and the wii doesnt.
     
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    sagema 3D Artist

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    I mentioned this many times in the past month. The question is which game will they implement voice chat? When will the feature be added? The only clue we have is within 2008.

    The down side is in that same interview he said no online VC. At least for now. From a business perspective it would keep people from buying one VC game like Mario Kart, and living on it for whole years. The downside is people are now less likely to buy the 2 player games. He wants to maintain the integrity of VC, but the fact is features like X-band and Sega's online network existed in the SNES days. So in the long run it's only a mistake to ignore this feature. X-band had over a million owners during it's run, despite it's akward payment features.
     
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    I don't understand why people want online VC. the games are fine just the way they are (well, most). they don't need to be put online to play each other. Maybe a leaderboard of scores, but not to play online on Mario Kart 64.

    And why would it hurt the sale of 2 player games? My nephew and I love playing two player VC games. I don't understand why companies are going away from split screen game play. Yeah, it makes your screen smaller, but you can play with people you are actually sitting next to, and trash talk is kept within the 2-6 feet between you and your buddy.

    Multiplayer games are ment to bring people together, why should it be left strictly for online play now? that doesn't make sense.
     
  18. cyberzomby

    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    haha great! To make sure you do I just gave you 1 rep :p :p

    ( just for the whole joke/situation :p )

    All I can say about the voice chat is that I want 2 things:

    MUTE BUTTON! Seriously! have you seen that halo movie where one guy named himself gayboy? All the reactions he got..........

    2nd: Make it so it works with the older games. This would be nice but Ill be just as glad as we get a headset in one point in time
     
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    Haha, are you bribing me? ...I accept your bribe... :p

    And yeah, i agree. Mute button is a MUST
     
  20. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    Ok we arent getting voicechat, everyone knows this or just isnt accepting the fact


    plus my next post is my 1000th. I dont know what to post it on.:lol:
     

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