TeamSpeak for Wii U gaming chat.

The other day I wrote an article regarding the Wii U GamePad and the need for apps. So I’m at work last night and a fellow gamer (HUNT3R) and long time friend (+ 30 years) get talking PC gaming and the constant hardware updates that we use to religiously go through.

The days of Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising, Battlefield 2 and NVIDIA 6600 GT graphic cards. We also talked PS4 (yes I have pre-ordered one) and what that new Elite game will be like? Dangerous, Elite Dangerous, that is such a poor name in my humble opinion.

In between all of our gaming reminiscing, how me, HUNT3R and our fellow clan members use to chat for hours over TeamSpeak, even if we weren’t gaming. We would send each other web links and generally have a good laugh, whilst getting drunk, which sadistically turned into abuse, fighting talk.

That got me thinking what if a TeamSpeak app was developed for the Wii U? Friends who have rented severs could chat between themselves to their hearts content. Individual channels/rooms can be setup, for example. A Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate channel/room and a General chat channel/room.

Billy and his friends can be hunting (Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate channel/room) and when they’ve done killing, causing pandemonium at the press of a button they can enter the General chat channel/room and talk to Fred and the gang who could be out and about and chatting using their mobiles.

Never heard of TeamSpeak, take a read if you like.

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Wii U GamePad is crying out for apps!

The Wii U GamePad at first glance seems a clunky monstrosity. It’s not until you give the hybrid gaming controller/tablet a go that you truly appreciate what it can do, and how comfortable it really is.

There’s just one sad fact letting it down, there are no ass kicking apps to unleash it’s potential, Nintendo’s web browser and Miiverse are good/great in their own fashions, but what is missing are the apps of today that encompass the lives of many people.

Facebook, Twitter, Last Fm, and an e-book reader, like Kindle to name a few, why have these not been developed in some shape or form? It just seems such a waste to miss an opportunity of this magnitude.

Does Nintendo want an (only) games console experience, (semi online) or do they want a more social, more connected place, that’s more appealing to people/potential customers?