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    Wii U voice chat: Only 'select games' supported, no official headset planned

    Here's how online communication will work on Nintendo's new console

    Only "select games" will support voice chat on Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed.

    They include Assassin's Creed 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Mass Effect 3, the platform holder told Kotaku. There will be no official Wii U headset, so users wanting to chat online will need to pick up an officially licensed Turtle Beach or Mad Catz one which can then be plugged into the GamePad (they're all wired at the moment, too). The built-in GamePad microphone and speaker won't support voice chat.


    Meanwhile the Xbox 360-like Wii U Pro Controller, which can be used to play Black Ops 2, doesn't even feature a port to connect a headset, meaning you'll have to have your GamePad close to hand if you want to chat while using the Pro Controller.


    In its summary, Kotaku offered the following information about Wii U voice chat:



    • No universal support for in-game voice chat
    • Game-by-game support for in-game chat
    • The GamePad mic will not, by default, work as an input for in-game voice chat
    • The Wii U will support wired headsets (and possibly mic-enabled headphones), but only through the Wii U GamePad
    • No news yet about whether wireless headsets can or will be supported



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    Meanwhile the Xbox 360-like Wii U Pro Controller, which can be used to play Black Ops 2, doesn't even feature a port to connect a headset, meaning you'll have to have your GamePad close to hand if you want to chat while using the Pro Controller.
    What.

    I'm going to assume the console itself supports usb/bluetooth headsets like the PS3 then. If not...wow

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    Pretty much what I expected. Nintendo releasing stuff that's about a generation behind the competition and expecting people to buy it. No thank you. Glad I didn't buy the Wii and really glad I won't be buying this thing.


    I don't really need a water cooler/remote control as of right now.

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    Unicron summed it up perfectly. What a uselessly backwards device.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitey View Post
    I'm going to assume the console itself supports usb/bluetooth headsets like the PS3 then. If not...wow
    Nope. It says the only headsets so far will be the ones that connect to the Wii U controller.
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    The console does look cool... but it looks like they are making the same mistake they did with the Wii and 3DS in terms of online... sounds really dud unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash91 View Post
    Nope. It says the only headsets so far will be the ones that connect to the Wii U controller.



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    Was hovering around on Gaf, and apparently the console also does not include an Ethernet port.

    I think the above gif applies once again

    =/

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    Game-by-game support for in-game chat
    Isnt that how most games work? otherwise it would be like BF3 is on PC and have to add people to friends list to chat with them.

    This is a local shop for local people you have no business here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitey View Post
    Was hovering around on Gaf, and apparently the console also does not include an Ethernet port.

    I think the above gif applies once again

    =/
    The Wii doesn't have an Ethernet port either.
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    I know, it's ridiculous.

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    Thats got to be bull****, surely.

    This is a local shop for local people you have no business here!

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    I got a new name for it....

    ScrewU.

    Buy it, get screwed over.
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    I can't see this being any different to the Wii, except it won't sell as much.

    Parents will buy it, it'll get played from Xmas day up until early January and then never get touched again.

    However, I can't see all the casuals that bought the Wii getting this as well. My sister bought the Wii and I really can't see her buying this. The Wii has sat in a cupboard for 4 years now, what will make this different?
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