Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Wii U voice chat to be game specific, require third party peripheral headset
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LZ Schneider Oct 19, 12
So my buddy playing Mass Effect 3 won't be able to chat with me as I poop whilst playing Assassin's Creed 3 on the gamepad? Why not? I mean... ffs Nintendo if you're srs about attracting a broader variety of customers to your console, don't leave out handy features that your competitors have implemented a generation ago. >_>
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sonicshadowboy Oct 19, 12
I believe this article might have been a bit fast out of the gate. From what I understand it will work like the Xbox 360. You will be able to voice chat your friends if they are in a party with you (guessing) but you have to have the headset. The gamepad mic will only be for chat outside of games, like it was shown in the pre-E3 trailer video call. Nintendo's idea of together, alone, doesn't follow this. I will need to use a headset to talk to people, I understand why I can't use the gamepad (background noise, controller clicking) so I just think that when they say you are locked to a certain game, I think they don't know the true details. Hey, the only people who do, aren't actually supposed to tell anyone.
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ims2golfer Oct 19, 12
wouldn't it be the creators of the games choosing if they want to use the built in mic instead?
Plus if you're using a Wii-U Pro Controller then its understandable that you would need a headset to voice chat.
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LZ Schneider Oct 19, 12
Ooooooh, I see whatchu mean sonicshadowboy. I have misunderstood the post. Good job explaining that. <3
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bbb7002004 Oct 19, 12
I thought we already knew this. Nintendo said they'd have a flexible platform and allow developers to do what they wanted, AKA there wouldn't be a massive overarching system that developers had to work into, like Live.

And I thought everybody freaked out when Nintendo used a non-headset mic (Wii Speak) with the Wii, so why is everyone so upset now that they use headsets? We'll still get video chat from the home menu with the internal mic.

Finally, most of the other launch games aren't online multiplayer enabled to begin with, either being single player adventures or local multi-only, so I don't think this has much to do with how hard it is to run voice chat.
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PokeGamer Oct 20, 12
leave it to Nintendo to screw with people like this....
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Forlorn Drifter Oct 20, 12
I just hope we get party chat at some point if it isn't available from the beginning. I prefer gaming when there's someone in the room, or I can talk to someone online. Just how I work.
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Rabla Oct 21, 12
Yeah, no I'm failing to see any problem here. sonicshadowboy and bbb7002004 summed it up quite nicely.
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