Wii Voice Chat Still Being Considered

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.

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purin4738d ago

who doesn't feel a need to talk to my opponent during an online game?

ItsDubC4738d ago (Edited 4738d ago )

I'm w/ you purin. When my gf's 16-yr old cousin plays Halo online, he talks so much $h!t that I feel like punching him. And I'm not even playing! That kind of negativity only breeds more negativity.

I remember the good ole days playing Quake 2 when ppl would type "ns" for "nice shot" or "g1" for "good one" whenever u'd frag them. Voicechat has since made taunting and trash-talking commonplace.

Kholinar4738d ago

I've never voice-chatted in a game before, but just watching vids of the taunts and such pretty much assures me that I won't be doing much in the future.

ShadoWulf4738d ago

Although voice chat is associated with raving twelve year olds, it has its pros. For instance, I don't know what I'd do in online games on the PC without being able to talk to teammates, if only with the keyboard. With game systems, we don't have that option. I would probably only use it in team match circumstances.

In terms of negativity, why not just be positive? Negativity may breed negativity, but keeping your positive attitude may shut some of the trash-talkers up. I make sure to always complement people on shots, even if they killed me with them.

/We can take back the interwebs!/

CRIMS0N_W0LF4738d ago

They should introduce a cyber game with voice chaton wii. The Wii Mote makes a perfect dildo.

ItsDubC4738d ago (Edited 4738d ago )

How do you know?

EDIT @sidar:

Just asking cuz I thought I was the only one that knew that. Wait...

ChickeyCantor4738d ago (Edited 4738d ago )

interested eyyyyy? XD


i was kiddinggggzors, thnk you for that mental image dub...ill never forget it

darthv724738d ago

I see that as a blessing. I dont really like hearing the trash talking that goes on which is why I hardly ever use my headset on the 360. I may plug it in and chat while playing UNO but for halo or thank you.

The wii doesnt need voice chat. What it NEEEEDS is more quality games with online play. Bring on wii brawl and wii kart.

Salvadore4738d ago

They will probably enable voice-chat in the future.

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