Gaming Console Network's Mister Pogo takes on the news of the upcoming Nintendo Wii game "Mario Kart Wii" having text-chat over voice-chat and talks about how Nintendo is missing the boat in the online gaming war.
text chat is soo 2000, we have voice chat, your fingers will always be on your controller. anyway, whats the point of this? they have god damn bluetooth on the system. why not take advantage of it by allowing BT headsets on the wii?
to me there just going backwards....and destroying the gaming industry...just my opinion
thats just pathetic, the fact that BOTH the PS2 and Xbox's online were both more advanced than the Wii's, and they both were LAST GEN I might add Hell, even the PSP has better online support!
You can't really do anything on it directly... but you can run apps and such through the browser. You can chat on your Wii already, and could have for months. I run have a dedicated website for online chatting on your Wii with a Wiimote or using a USB keyboard. My site was even showcased on a game channel in Germany, Giga.de's WiiMotion. My site was created by me, ran by the community, ad-free, and free to use. I don't know how N4G is about links, but the URL is http://miiwiichat.com
there is a way to chat and people cry..... i'm glad the console version of mario kart goes ONLINE!.....people search for the most lamest thing to bash!. why not claim N4g should add some sort of voice chat!!!KFSDLAKFAS because FORUMS are soooo yesterday >=| and looking @ the lame edited picture..its obvious most people don't realize that you can not chat while " driving" "So Nintendo... How the bloody hell can you drive and text at the same time?" Well how about you don't and concentrate on the road?/ btw you pay for this game knowing what you will get, if you ain't getting then just shut the f*ck up =/ edit: "So Nintendo... How the bloody hell can you drive and text at the same time?" it just shows, with the lack of knowledge you can start a riot !! even if your points are far from the truth.......people will agree with this guy..... actually after reading that i realized this guy cant be taken seriously.
Awesome 17 disagrees( and counting ?) !!! A NEW RECORD!
I don't bash Nintendo, but I guess they are thinking texts like....."kool mom"...."i Know dear"
Games require voice chat these days. My PS2 could do it. Why not the "next-gen" Wii?
wii is new gen not NEX GEN
lol, you guys need to get out of that next gen mentality -_-; all systems are for sure this gen, it's just a marketing term for people to be like, "I have teh coolest gadgets, It's next gen".
how you gona driv and txt at the same time??
....and this is what meant with people are going to agree with him..... if you did some research you would know you cant chat while driving. only in the lobby
This particular article implies that you CAN text in game. So how was he suppose to know? But yeah "Jack Who" Nintendo took care of that so don't worry. You can't text while actually playing...
thnx for proving my point, the article contains a question that is showing the lack of research. if the guy did some research people wouldnt be getting the false information. [jack who] would know this and wouldnt be asking that question. instead of reading this rant, reading the actual information would be better.
i can speak to my friend in malaysia through the DS wtf!? why can't i do the same on the wii?
SUCK MY BALLS nintendo
lets pretend i'm nintendo *kidding*
I think ElementX deserves a bubble for being absolutely awesome.
Nice, two agrees and i'm not one of them
considering there is no headset for the wii it is only obvious that text is the way for them to go. Although, how hard is it to make a passthru attachment headset that plugs into the wiimote? Come on nintendo, get with the program.
If they were with the program you're considering they wouldn't be printing the money.
Wii, through an EASY firmware update can do the same thing that PS3 does. PS3 will work with Just about Any Bluetooth or USB headset. So....you can do it on Wii quite easily. Nintendo wouldn't even need an official headset.
the Wii is so advanced.....
Opening chat to kids (Targeted audience) could lead them to chatting with that 1 Racist or potty mouth, alternative lifestyle basher during a race. Beat him and learn some new words. Then the uninformed parents enchanted by the casual games (Targeted audience)would call Jack Thompson and be on Nintendo's doorstep. Not to mention the elderly (Again, Targeted audience) would report cardiac arrest after getting cussed out by their grandchild accidentally. This is the Wii. It's not going to compete with the other consoles in the online front. Why should it, financially? It's already leading the pack without it.
Wii definitely doesn't need voice chat. All the overly concerned and clueless soccer mom's that buy them would be outraged about what they hear. There would be federal legislation on all video game communication within a month
I know having text over voice chat is foolish. But why must people keep comparing the Wii to the PS3/360? " I wonder how many of these people complaining even have a Wii?
I love my Wii... but I think it needs voice chat. I don't care much for processing power or HD graphics (although they are nice things...) having a smooth fun gaming experience is all that is necessary. Not having voice chat is quite ridiculous if you think about it... especially since the DS has voice chat... Online games should have voice chat...
...exactly...the majority of the people who complain dont have a Wii, it obvious. You buy something while knowing what you get in return. if you dont like the game because it doesnt have Voice-chat who says you need to buy it. @night4ll do realize few DS games had Voice chat not all. Lets not forget the Ds had a build in mic.....i dont see a build in mic on the wii. maybe later mic will be released who knows.
Wii need voice chat... not text chat. Seriously Nintendo, the DS can handle voice chat, even while playing a game... and you don't think the Wii (a console) should have this feature. The Wii is a great console... but it's things like this that make people not take the Wii seriously (granted many people will never take nintendo seriously anyway... their loss tho...)
Welcome to the future Nintendo and congrats. Oh wait... this message is 8 years too late. Yeah, I'm a little surprised they don't approach online more seriously. I guess they don't have to though because people keep buying the system without real online play.
Most of the people don't play online, they play with people.
well i've used TEXT chat in games since i started playing online in a lobby system and never had a problem.. some in game text.. u know for me this is a step forward from what lets say STRIKERS has. so i'm not gonna complain.. voice chat is nice.. but its not nessasary for a game to be fun. and competitive games usually not the best for voice chat, co-op games need it.
Was I the only one bothered by this guy's bad grammar? Not terrible but I can only see so many "your" that should be "you're" before it gets hard to read... Other than that, I agree mostly with what he has to say. Meh. I don't really feel the need to voice chat with anyone unless I know them, screw the whole meeting people online thing.