Messaging system being implemented?

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Mar 17, 2011
  1. championskill
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    so I read this article about how the 3ds is lacking a messaging system.
    However, the article states that I'm just excited to see how it turns out. Are you excited or it's like whatever? [​IMG]

    http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/25726
     
  2. ars25

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    hopefully it's face time video chat [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Not Nintendo Japan?
    Unless it's them, or Reggie, it's pretty much conjecture.
     
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    There is no way they won't add a messaging system in the future (Woah, double negative).

    It may not be in the May update, but they have to add it eventually.
     
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    I would absolutely love this kind of functionality
     
  6. twiztidsinz

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    I highly doubt they'll add a messaging system (unless I've missed it and there is one on the Wii) because of privacy concerns.

    Look at the few online DS games that support 'chat', they're basically limited to premade messages.
     
  7. Zorua

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    There is a messaging system in the wii. Hell, you can even e-mail people using it!
     
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    That's what he said.
     
  9. Urza

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    I don't see any sort of live chat coming, because there's really no point if it doesn't run underneath the game itself and Nintendo has shown that they don't believe in any sort of multitasking in their devices.

    Some weird time-delimited email system, maybe.
     
  10. Zorua

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    My bad. I thought he said that he doesn't think that there's a messaging system in the wii unless he's missed it.
     
  11. Alato

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    Except, the 3DS does have an OS running under the game.
    Hence the home button, which allows you to pause and go back to the home screen, browse the internet or whatever, then get back to your game.
    Plus the constant wifi connection and other background 3DS features.
     
  12. Urza

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    The fact that there's a software layer underneath is irrelevant, as that is the case with any platform (including the NDS).

    Only being able to check your messages during a paused game state is a time delimiter, making is unusable for multiplayer games, and negating most of the benefits of such a system.
     
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    I dunno, I think it works really well on the PS3. Finish a fight, message the person and have them receive an indication during gameplay.
    Sure it's not the neatest system, but it works for what it is.

    Maybe voice chat could come into play in a lot of games as well.
     
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    Do not see what wrong or pointless with having live chatting in game vs underneath.

    Also some people do not want messages popping up in the middle of game play anyway.
     
  15. Urza

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    That's what would be optimal, but the NDS SDK supported it, and we didn't see much development there (only implemented in a handful of games).

    A more global system would promote developer participation, but I don't see it happening.
     
  16. twiztidsinz

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    I did.
    I thought Nintendo was anti-chat for the fear of child predators and stuff.

    But I guess that if the Wii has it, then it's entirely possible for the 3DS to have it as well.
     
  17. bigpaws

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    i thought that the friend codes were supposed to do that, to make it harder for that to happen
     
  18. Zorua

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    Yes, thats right. You need to have the friend code of the person you want to message(wii).
     
  19. bigpaws

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    exactly.
    so why would a chat system for between friendlist members on new games whether online or not
    if the 3ds is connected to the internet that is
    and maybe a video chat like the pkmn one for between friendlist holders
     
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    Wait a second. . . I thought they mentioned a messaging system multiple times?? I'm SO sure I heard of this, and I was already psyched for it.
     

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