In today's Pre-E3 2012 Nintendo Direct video conference, Satoru Iwata revealed that players will interact in more places than at home in front of their TVs on the Nintendo Network.
A video demonstration showed how a player could send out a comment about a game he was playing and someone from that player's friends list could get a notification on their mobile phone in a supposed Nintendo Network app. The player could also video chat with another person via the Wii U controller.
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