Destructoid writes: "Alright, so remember how I said that Mario Kart for the Wii will support text chatting? Well I was completely wrong. Or rather, Nintendo has no idea what the hell texting means."
I hope that "this preditermined phrases thing sucks" phrase is a selectable one. I would spam it the who time. I bet they are all wak too. Like " jee golly, this is fun" and "i'm having a super time!"
Oh, god. 2008 officialy sucks for the Wii...
"jee wilikers, the Wii is AWESOME!"
Lol, + a bubble from yours truly. 'Gee whillikers!' Reminds of Batman's little whipping-boy, Robin XD
@LJWooly SSBB is all the Wii needs in 08, that game alone will make 08 a great year for the Wii
I'm not sure if I should buy a Wii now because all they have this year is brawl.
I was so right on this. I mean ANY could have figured it out. "Gnarly".
Why not? Big budget, large fanbase, and the tech is there(all you need is....internet) Lame!
Lmao, wii kiddies = owned Nintendo arent targetting gamers. When will you dumbasses learn? They are targettting casual moms and dads and grandpas. And they dont play online. So if you are a gamer, then tough luck. If you are a gamer who bought a wii thinking you will enjoy proper videogames = OWNED Youre no better than the HD DVD folk/ xbots who bought the HD DVD add on actually thinking HD DVD would win over Blu ray = OWNED If you are a disappointed wii gamer, who then thought he would buy 360 so he can properly play videogames and because you dislike Sonys 600 bucks, just like those gametrailer noobs = TRIPLE OWNED AND BIOTCHSLAPPED. Sony is where gaming is at, folk. There is no denying. Youre only wasting money on other crap.
what sony 600 bucks?
That's one way to stop people from being dumbarses online
Censorship at it's most effective :)
I'm selling my Wii.
me too but after i play brawl for like a month. then i might get a 360 with it or something
we have a deal?
good 1 step closer to the failure of the wii every time wii fails its godo news for ps3 but i was planning on buying a wii for ssbb
lol guess what to all you doom and gloom guys? No real gamer cares!
The Wii isn't really a console for so-called 'real gamers'. I say that with no fanboyism intended, as Nintendo don't seem to care much about the 'hardcore' gaming crowd. That's a shame, because it means Nintendo are going to turn something that has so much potential into a fad that's going to pass in a year or two, or maybe even more. Nintendo are now the Hilary Clinton of gaming; working out which demographic they can get the most success out of, and completely ditching the other. The Wii's still awesome though, but I don't know how I could survive on the Wii alone.
actually Nintendo still honors the real gamer with games that are meant to be played with full enjoyment. Not confussing plot lines and overbearing controls and trick you into buying the same game as last year with a polished up look. So yes Wii is for real gamers just like the other systems out there. I say this with no fanboyism either
ps36wii ftw.. I hate all this "real gamer" snobbish crap. If you enjoy games then you're a gamer, plain and simple. Whether its on the wii, ps3 or nes, gaming is gaming. Being an elitist just makes you look like a moron to everyone else.
I see your point, but to be honest, the amount of shovelware on the Wii is just testament to the sort of direction Nintendo are going with it. Now with the news of EA 'jumping on the Wii bandwagon', things don't seem to be getting any better anytime soon, if ever. I do like the Wii, i mean really I do, but if it was my only console, I think I'd go insane...
True but really that shovelware is the direction the 3rd parties tried to steer the Wii not Nintendo. Nintendo wants a good mixture of new and old, and you have to attract the new ones first.
Where the hell does that "hardcore" come anyway? Who is hardcore? Is it a self proclaimed title to make oneself feel above others? I don't and won't understand why that name has been associated with gaming that way... Ugh. I'll tell you what's hardcore though. Try and play Diablo 2 with hardcore on. And make that character reach lvl 99.
Nintendo still let it happen, though. And I know that Nintendo knows what a quality game is, since they just about made most of them. I know it sounds like I'm hating, but I just don't like what these third party mercenaries are doing to the games industry. Problem is, millions upon millions of people still buy their crappy ports and tired re-hashes, so these corporations don't feel as though they need to change their ways, as they're achieving their main goal; they're making money. I guess this is just the downside of targeting the 'casual gamer'. And keiZka, I agree it's a silly term, but it's infectious, I'm starting to use it now... I guess people just think it sounds better than 'Nerd'.
I agree with your second comment because Wii does make some good offering like Zelda TP and Brawl, but I can't agree with your first, though one person may not want text support another person may it is all a matter of perception.
and depressed, I always liked to hear 10 year old leet geeks calling me names... /end sarcasm it will still sell like hot cakes so Nintendo doesn't care at all... If there would've been real text support no one would have used it anyway and I don't think nintendo will ever support Voip so yeah...
online chat is overrated and so are graphics. The PS3 and XBox360 have no chance against the next-generation Wii. Wii has already won the console war and re-written next-gen gaming history. I mean I don't know of any other console that has a game that has scored an 11/10! That's a real honor and a real testament that SD televisions are here to stay. The people have spoken and Wii is the future. I really hope the PS3 and 360 follow suit; in the meantime - I'm going to buy a Wii today and get wii-fit.
ha ummm did you hit your head Madden? Or is this an imposter! oh but so you know many HD owners have already stated they wanted to hook up a Wii to it so SD TV's are still going to the way side
Um yeah it's me, just figured I would see would it be like to think & post like a Wii fan for a change. They really get no love on this site, and after writing that (and being a hardcore gamer), I can see why. *Disagree if you think texting in game is better than voice chat. *Agree if you think in-game voice chat is better than texting.
yeah Wii fans don't get to much lovin at all :( I don't really agree or disagree. Both are nice and all but I don't think not have one or the other makes or breaks a system.
I don't like chatting with online people, yet I do it all the time...chat is overrated for most games except those that need strategy. Mariokart doesn't need chat.
hate online chat to be honest thats why i haven't bought a mic yet for ps3
That's just incredibly stupid. -_- I've been supporting the wii for a very long time, but honestly I don't see the point in buying one. THey should have just released the wiimote and such as an accessory for the gamecube.
Come on, it ain't that bad :)
that means i won't hear 10 year olds and 90 year old grandmas hounding me on a mic! haha that's a joke i don't really mean that. *sigh* oh man, yeah this is depressing news.
god i hate wii
Why? Did it kill your parents/siblings? Did it rape you or do something similar?
I could understand you saying that if this was an argument about #xAA but people care if they can't even communicate online except with pre-determined text selections circa the 1990s. Even worse are the Nintendo fans spinning it (not here) into a "well Nintendo's just trying to protect young children and old people from swearing etc." Just shameful.
Explain why any chat is needed for a racing game...you don't use teamwork, all it is for is to talk crap, and that drives people away from the game more than people that actually care about voice chat. Mariokart will sell a crapload anyways, mainly cause it's nintendo.
Lol the headline and the default pic for this post is great
I knew I should of got the 250gb HDD for my PS3 and save some money instead of buying a Wii. SSBB better live up to the hype or its off to Ebay for you Nintendo.
Hi guys, almost everyone is pretty mad about the childish text chat feature nintendo is offering. Honestly i was cursing nintedo for doing that. but more i think i realize it better not to have voice chat. also i believe they could've filtered text chat, but i think they dont want to spend time to do that. nintendo trying to keep their system family friendly. no matter how many features you add(e.g. voice chat) you can tell blindly that most of us gamers will misuse it. it's hard to be on the right side with everyone is pleased. it's like telling kids not to do something they want to do even if u know they r going to be mad at u. nintendo is not parenting us, they r simply trying to avoid the bad stuff. it's not fair not to have freedom, but sometimes all the freedom is not good at all. happy gaming.
Other than talking $hi+, what exactly would you communicate to other ppl in Mario Kart?
Now that is online gaming at its finest... But seriously how will set up games with mates?
friendcodes!!!!! isn't that awesome!!! they thought about everything!
dude...friendcodes are like telephone numbers you exchange them once and your done. no need to make a big fuss out of it.
F*CK! My Wii is finished.....just like your PS3...... but at least I still have an xbox with the full gta experience ;) HAHahaHAHHAhaH owned.
LJWooly your right i fail to understand who exactly "pwned" who?
Well, I think we can safely assume that no-one got "pwned" in any way whatsoever, and that anyone who thinks so has "pwned" themselves.
Wow, I can really feel the love in this room. I have no love for the voice chat...especially when every 3rd or 5th word is F this and F that. Nintendo only really needs SSBB to sell Wii's this yr and a Kart game will just push it along. Not to mention WiiFit. Next yr I can only hope for a new Zelda game.
STOP F****** SNAKING! There you go, just summarized 90 percent of all text chat in Mario Kart.
its taken out this time XD
mario kart on the DS had me hooked i bet this game will do the same, " chatting " is a nice feature but you dont need it to enjoy the game. Mario kart DS proved that. with leader boards and stuff like that there is still a decent online mode. and [most] of you gamers who complain about this dont even like the Wii..so why bother anyway ?
Nintendo has always considered itself a Family console, ALWAYS. Any game it makes directly will never let an uncensored stranger possibly talk to a child, EVER. They never have they never will... If you NEED Voip in a game dont buy Nintendo they will NEVER do it. I'm so sick of people being suprised and angry at each nintendo game that comes out without it. Give up already and go back to yelling at 11 yr olds and claiming you're hardcore and that you are the only "gamer" that matters.
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