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Logitech's new Xbox/PS3 headset helps you keep quiet

We're slightly confused by the pitch for Logitech's Wireless Headset F540 designed for Xbox 360 and PS3. "Don't wake the house," the website says, touting the headset's ability to deliver game audio and voice chat through the headphones simultaneously. But you still have to talk for voice chat to...

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Aurora Feint unveils OpenFeint with cross-platform mobile multiplayer and voice chat

On the same day as Apple announced the rollout of its iOS Game Center platform for next week, Aurora Feint, creator of the OpenFeint social network for iPhone/iPod Touch, says it will enable real-time multiplayer gameplay between iOS and Android devices later this year with OpenFeint PlayTime. The...

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APB in-game voice chat will be ad-supported

"Calling all Cars! Calling all Cars! Robbery in progress at the Old National Bank on 3rd and Vine. Three suspects, armed and extremely dangerous. Hostages taken. Please respond. Also, why not stop by Burger King for an order of juicy, fall-off-the-bone short ribs, available for a limited time this...

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Monster Hunter Tri supports Wii Speak, bundled with accessory in Europe

Back in November, Capcom told Joystiq it was "hoping" to add voice chat support to Monster Hunter Tri using the neglected Wii Speak accessory. Today's announcement of the European release of the game confirms that players will be able to coordinate with their hunting parties by yelling at their TVs....

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Rumor: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer disables Xbox Live party chat

If rumors circulating around NeoGAF prove true, Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward won't be allowing the use of the Xbox 360's party chat feature during ranked multiplayer playlists in its upcoming title. Since a distinction in the post is made between different styles of online matches...

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Rumor: PS3 cross-game chat in next firmware update

Update: Sony says: "We haven't made any announcements on upcoming firmware and don't comment on rumor or speculation." In a PlayStation.com Forums thread about the existing Uncharted 2 chat system, a Naughty Dog staffer with the handle "ReklissAbandon" reportedly said that "the next PS3 firmware...

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Voice chat temporarily disabled in Home 1.04

PlayStation Home will be patched today to version 1.04 in a "first step" effort towards resolving various connection issues users have been experiencing. While this is a good thing, the PlayStation.Blog also notes one side effect of this new patch: voice chat will be temporarily disabled. The...

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Wii Warm Up: Speak up

The Wii Speak Channel is finally out and enabling voice chat between people who didn't feel like buying Animal Crossing. Some of you have probably put it through its paces by now. What's your opinion of the Channel? Does it feel weird to talk at your TV? Are you being spammed with voice messages...

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IGN's hands-six-to-eight-feet-away-from WiiSpeak preview

IGN's Craig Harris tested out the WiiSpeak microphone and voice chat functionality inside Animal Crossing at Nintendo's San Francisco office. His experience seemed much smoother and friendlier than my own, possibly as a result of improvements in the technology, a quieter environment, or a voice...

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Microsoft patents La-li-lu-le-lo tech

Microsoft has patented an audio censoring technology with obvious application to Xbox Live. The patent covers real-time and batch analysis of audio data streams with the ability to render "undesired" words or phrases unintelligible or inaudible. Can you imagine if this power falls into the wrong...

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