3DS Video Chat?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Presto99, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Presto99
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    Presto99 You slammin, bro?

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    A Video-Chat service similar to skype or probably Facetime?

    I haven't found a topic specifically about this on GBAtemp...

    Does anyone think it is probable Nintendo will get off their butts and make a video-calling app? The 3DS has really been out a while now, and I think they could have made something simple by now, such as an app that can call at least "other 3DS users" if not more than that. They said forever ago they planned on adding a 3D video recorder. Finally it can play Netflix, and in pretty good quality too. (Try Phineas and Ferb [​IMG]) It doesn't even have Pictochat anymore, much less a messaging system to message your 3DS friends which you had to type in a code to even register.

    I've recently been facetiming some people with my dad's iPad 2, and it can be really fun. The fact that we can play a multiplayer/online game with each other while in different states and being able to talk/curse each other as if using a phone at the same time is a really neat addition. Do you think Nintendo will make something or not? Or do you think it will just take forever? I love Nintendo, but I realize that sometimes they can be really stupid... I believe 3DS is powerful enough; it's just up to Nintendo. I'm seriously considering getting a new ipod touch to be able to facetime my cousin since it is so easy. I'd rather not shell out that money though...
     
  2. thela_kid

    thela_kid GBAtemp Regular

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    possible: yes. probable: no.
    ninty never utilizes the awesome technology they invent
     
  3. Tapia Would

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    i know i really wish the mic would be used other then recording it sucks to have it right there and you cant even talk to the ppl your playing with its ridiculous.
     
  4. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

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    if they can add the inner facing camera and voice to star fox, then this seems like a very feasible operation of this fine 250$ device... if nintendo does not want to make this option available it will show with the sales of the 3ds. maybe in the future it will become available along with the other things ninty has promised this device to receive. and if they dont , sure as shit it will be hacked.....and when it is it will turn the 3ds into a must have piece of equipment.
     
  5. thela_kid

    thela_kid GBAtemp Regular

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    now THAT is what i'm waiting for. when the big n fails to give, the haxxorz shall come to the rescue! i anticipate the 3ds will be an even better homebrew platform than the wii was
     
  6. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    You know what, I didn't see any topic about my 3Ds making good pancakes when it's hacked, I guess I don't know the anwswer. I am dumb like you I will craete my own topic about that.

    Pip'
     
  7. deadmaker

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    I still believe they're gonna do something about it. It can't be just a coincidence that they put a kind of video communication on a game for no reason. They're probably testing its performance and the reception of the general public. Well, at least that's what I wanna believe. [​IMG]
     
  8. The Pi

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    Sure it's possible.

    However there's limitations: Firstly, there's only one front-facing camera so no 3D. Secondly, that lone camera is VGA (crap)

    So it can be done but it wouldn't be the best Video chat in the world. (if it's ever done at all)
     
  9. pistone

    pistone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    its possible
    a app like skype its possible
    but i also think that even google+ can make something like that -_- if they just wanted with no need any app just the web browser
     
  10. Weaselpipe

    Weaselpipe Erratic Temp user

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    This makes so little sense, I bow to you. The topic is not about 'will it do it when hacked', rather 'will it do it officially, opinions please'.

    I personally don't care about video chat, but the ability to pop up a message to a friend mid-game to ask if they want a quick DOA battle or whatever would be very handy- I added a bunch of people to play DOA with and have yet to have a single match due to the logistics of needing to be playing whilst IM'ing or texting someone and just getting a heap of "not yet i'm at the shadow temple"/ "I'm in the bath"/ "I'm just finishing a match"

    I'd prefer the pancakes
     
  11. T3GZdev

    T3GZdev head of T3GZdev

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    actually starfox 64 3d online will have video chat & its in 3d.
    so possibly 3d 3ds video chat app will be out by then. Nintendo said there looking into it & worlmg on it & 3ds will get that feature.

    other thoughts:
    when is Nintendo 3ds video comeing to America?
    is it gonna be another wii no ma? where we don't get it? hope not. annoys me when Nintendo makes Japanese exclusive. wiiware, dsiware, 3dsware, ect.
     
  12. _elf_

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    I bealive it will happen. But the downside is that it won't have 3D Video Chat... there is only 1 inner camera [​IMG]
    But i think that in time it will appear. They are making some games with it..they are testing [​IMG]
     
  13. Youkai

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    Well i think as long as there is no profit in for nintendo they won't do a video chat ... only if there is a way to get some money out of it.



    How is this supposed to work with only one Camera -.-V
     
  14. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    starfox doesnt even have online AFAIK.
     
  15. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

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    Im sure there's going to be some form of chat seeing as how the new starfox will let you see your opponents faces im sure the next step is a voice chat for a game like KI:uprisings multiplayer. But dont expect a full face time voice chat anytime soon
     
  16. MG4M3R

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    Pokemon Black and White has videochat and is a DSi game.

    I think that we can expect something with the same quality on 3DS, but running a 3DS title at the same time.
     
  17. ferofax

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    it's possible, but Nintendo is not that kinda smart. they like to create new stuff, but usually doesn't trailblaze when it comes to using it.

    it will most likely be the eventual hackers/homebrew scene that'll make such apps... too bad Nintendo doesn't have anything remotely close to the App Store or the Android store...
     
  18. lismati

    lismati Speedrunner in practice

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    Yes.
    I just want to remind you that the StarFox Video feature looks horrible. I think they wouldn't downscale the quality so much for no reason.
     
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