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Wii U GamePad mic does support in-game voice chat...with a catch (UPDATE)

UPDATE - The man that recorded the video has now left a comment stating that he didn't realize his headphones had a built-in mic. On the flip-side, we've had someone on Miiverse report that iPhone headphones allow you to use the GamePad mic. In other words...I have no idea what the hell is going on! Thanks to ArakniD and Phantastic for the heads up.


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19 Nov 2012 21:26

How is this possible on a Nintendo system?
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19 Nov 2012 21:27

I just wanna see, how many sites will publish this story...
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19 Nov 2012 21:29

is this real or just a name drop for xyz superior head phones?
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19 Nov 2012 21:31

Good to know. I guess you need ear buds because the game already uses the gamepad's speakers? Maybe we can see future games that allow you to use the controller's mic and speakers without anything else? If not, no big deal since everyone has ear buds.
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19 Nov 2012 21:37

awesome news. hopefully all games in the future that do voice chat uses this feature
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19 Nov 2012 21:39

I guess it makes sense that you would have to use earphones since the speakers are pretty close to the mic (which would create a lot of annoying feedback or echoes). So yes, great news!
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19 Nov 2012 21:45

Were the gaming sites around back in 2005/2006 this ravenous about the 360 and PS3's faults?
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19 Nov 2012 21:46

jlatimer11 wrote:Were the gaming sites around back in 2005/2006 this ravenous about the 360 and PS3's faults?

No surprisingly not.

Hell the RRoD didn't go big until 2007.
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19 Nov 2012 21:48

My brother just tried this and its not working :/ Maybe he has special headphones?
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19 Nov 2012 22:00

pokemaster515 wrote:My brother just tried this and its not working :/ Maybe he has special headphones?


You may want to try ear buds that have a microphone built-in. The kind you would use with a cell phone.
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19 Nov 2012 22:07

Shonen wrote:I just wanna see, how many sites will publish this story...


I just want to see Nintendo announce this. Oh wait. No, they didn't bother telling anyone even when people asked them about it.
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19 Nov 2012 22:22

The problem is... You'll hear a lot of klicketiclick from all the button pressing and stick moving...
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19 Nov 2012 23:40

You dont have to Buy special headsets either. I use my standard iphone 4s apple earphone/mic and it works fine...not the best quality buts it serves its purpose
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19 Nov 2012 23:54

Very awesome good news.
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19 Nov 2012 23:57

M1 wrote:
jlatimer11 wrote:Were the gaming sites around back in 2005/2006 this ravenous about the 360 and PS3's faults?

No surprisingly not.

Hell the RRoD didn't go big until 2007.


You don't bite the hand that feeds you.
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20 Nov 2012 01:02

This has been reported to not be true. What actually happened was that he didn't know his headphones had a built in mic. He was talking to that mic instead. We still can't use the gamepad mic to chat. BUMMER. But don't go spreading the news that it works now.......At least it's confirmed that other headphones can work that isn't official.
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20 Nov 2012 03:02

Yeah, the reason iPhone earphones work is because they have a mic built in. Any pair of headphones with a mic built in should work.

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