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Wii functionality set to expand

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by hey_suburbia, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. hey_suburbia

    hey_suburbia WiiChat Member

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    Shimada revealed that Wii might soon be able to read the news and weather headlines to you, with a new text-to-speech tool currently in the works. The facility could also conceivably be used to read out emails or other personal messages. Also, better motion control and microphone abilities.

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  2. Celestial

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    Oooo that sounds kinda nice. Hopefully when they the weather to you, it'll be in the countries accent...
     
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    That'll be sweet for news, I like setting the slideshow while I'm doing work or something but I often miss stories and it's hard to do both effectively. I'll use the news channel alot more if this comes out.
     
  4. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    yeah i heard
    this what if they make a program where it makes you say the alphabete and sounds and it uses your voice for wii to wii messages
     
  5. hey_suburbia

    hey_suburbia WiiChat Member

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    It would really be cool to see some kind of voice translation system.

    Or even a synthetic voice based on your own voice.

    Cool stuff.
     
  6. mosx

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    That is neat. Hope this is soon.
     
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    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    good on nintendo helping the blind
     
  8. hey_suburbia

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    Another cool feature could be voice commands, like "launch opera browser" and it launches, maybe a little too much, but still cool
     
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    things that you`ll never use xD
     
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    Wiitime the guy below- HES BACK!!

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    if that is true that would be cool. I like the microphone, to be able to talk while playing a game or the voice wii channel.. If nintendo came to me and said what do u want the most, i would say
    Official release dates and info on online play for SSBB, Mario strikers charged,
     
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    I don't understand. So how exactly are they going to accomplish this, through a firmware update, a seperate program to buy that attachs to a Wii, or in brand-new Wii's that are eventually going to ship.
     
  12. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Lmao..the thought of somebody on the wii reading the weather to me in a Welsh Accent. Like Sian Lloyd (local weather woman)

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    Welsh or maybe some Uk people will know what I mean
     
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    that sounds good so i can listen to it when im on my computer hope it happens
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    NOOOOOO Have you played Online Games? The English one always sounds so Posh and Sterotypical! SO ANNOYING!

    And no it'll be an Update. All it has to do is stream sound which matches the text on the screen. Not hard theres loads of programs that do that
     
  15. Darth_Zant

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    That reminds me of the movie Idiocracy, the movie about the average guy who accidentally hibernates 500 years into the future, and wakes up in a very stupid world. And when speaking about how he uses present day english to talk to the future inhabitants who's language has pretty much broken down to nothing more than slang, the narrator says "Joe could understand them perfectly well, but when he tried to speak to them he sounded pompous...and faggy."

    lol, no offense to the English.
     
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    Flagel Soul of highest Calibur

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    First the wii gets gamers up and moving :D
    Then it takes away from them the task of reading.
    Next it will make me breakfast.
     

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