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VoIP Games


Games that let you talk to other people through the internet.
While not primarily designed for voice communications many games now provide voice communications through the internet. Some portable games provide Wi-Fi VoIP. These devices are positioning themselves to drive adoption among the increasingly connected younger gaming audience."

Wi-Fi Portable Games

Nintendo DS:
"The voice capabilities also could allow gamers to chat with one another over the Internet while playing. … DS users will be able to connect with a local wireless network… EEE 802.11 …" provides for a wireless LAN connection … A plug for headphones transmits stereo sound." Used with a headset this could enable phone calls from network hotspots.
Based in Redmond, Washington, USA

Sony PSP (PlayStation Protable):
" • Built in: Stereo speakers, headphone and microphone jack …
• Connectors: … 802.11b wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) …
Accessories:
• USB camera
• USB Global Positioning System (GPS)"
Based in San Mateo, CA, 94402-0888, USA

Wired Console Games

Sony PlayStation:
"online chat capabilities for compatible titles. …
Support for VOIP enabled games …
Based in San Mateo, CA, 94402-0888, USA

MicroSoft XBox Live:
"It's kind of like having a big, really expensive speakerphone in your living room. While not everyone in the family may be an expert typist, anyone with two lips and a mouth can flap their gums over the headset to get their point across. The beauty of the chat function is that it works with up to 16 people, so you can get people from all over the world talking in the same virtual space. WhenÕs the last time you did that over the telephone with friends?"
Based in Redmond, Washington, USA

PC Games

Ventrilo:
"Ventrilo is a scalable Voice over IP (VoIP) communications system that solves a lot of the problems associated with network latency, packet loss, uptime and administration. Ventrilo can be used for home / personal applications like talking to friends and family, or playing organized online games where Voice Comm can make them more exciting and productive. It can also be used in an enterprise environment as a productivity tool for conducting long distance group discussions."
Flagship Industries, Inc. Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada

Teamspeak:
"Teamspeak is a quality, scalable application which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet."
Based in Essen, Germany :: Sales San Diego, CA,USA

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Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - V0N 1V1
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