Nintendo has explained why Splatoon has no voice chat.

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    So you'd like this team-based game to have voice chat? Not happening. Not happening at all.


    And now for comparison's sake you'll see why Nintendo's protected as its fans think alike:

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/splatoon...ame-seems-that-way.383970/page-2#post-5426052

    http://ww.hotukdeals.com/deals/splatoon-wii-u-25-00-gameseek-2166039?p=24648868

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/splatoon-wii-u-25-00-gameseek-2166039?p=24656044

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/splatoon-wii-u-25-00-gameseek-2166039?p=24658836
    Now you see why Nintendo and voice chat won't happen.

    Voice chat could have been made completely optional but instead they're not including it one way or the other.[/quote]
     
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    I also hate voice chat. Hearing angry kid screams annoys me as hell.

    But private chat like xbox does have would have been good though.
     
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    makes sense to me. It's supposed to be family friendly and unfortunately there are a number of jackasses out there who would ruin such a family friendly experience.
     
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    I suppose the alternative is to make a game that actually works when you have weaker players, or have the weaker players not be a hindrance. Such things take effort though.
     
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    i've never liked voice chat i don't want to talk because one it takes too much effort and two i like to laugh manically to myself and no one else can hear me :creep:
     
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    I like when people hear my creepy laughts :creep:
     
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    Can we stop pretending that this game doesn't have voice chat to protect minors and just admit that the infrastructure of NN is poor? It's clearly not a game that attracts "progaemerz" who curse online, those people are busy playing proper shooters. Nintendo is just out of touch if they intentionally cripple their games and this is coming from someone who practically never uses voice chat. I can already see how non-existant the team dynamics will be in this game if there's no form of communication between the players.
     
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    I see no problem allowing voice chat only for added friends or something ...but whatever
     
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    Translation: Ehhh didn't wanna pay the server costs.
     
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    So sad this game does not have co-op online
     
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    WHAT? We can't play with our friends!? Or do you mean a 2 player story mode or something like that?
     
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    Nintendo is at least 10 years behind as far as online play goes. This doesn't really surprise me.
     
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    On that note though...

    ...if DeviantArt and the Splatoon's Fan service in general have taught me something, then that would be that there's a lot of weird people focusing on this franchise... believe me.

    So I can imagine the things that could happen on this in game chats ...some scary old guys talking things to random young players that could make stuff like "Haaa! Feel my heavy paint load!" sound like it's Rated for Everyone content...


    That makes me ~kinda understand Nintendo's point :P


    still doesn't justify not having voice chat only for added friends though...
     
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    10 years ago I still had self hosted servers, a decent stab at lag mitigation, probably still had voice chat...

    I appear to have gone old man mode, relevant as a result
     
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    Meh...it's a budget title. If this is the sort of corners they're going to cut, then by all means, do it.

    So...You're saying people actually use ingame voice chat to do something aside smack talk?
     
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    I play games with voice chat all the time. Very rarely do people try to smack talk me. It's usually 50% game discussion, 50% random off-topic discussion.
     
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    Lets be real, online voice chat basically boils down to teens screaming "Faggot" or "Nigger" at people.

    So I can understand blocking voice chat publicly with randoms.

    Though I don't see why voice chat shouldn't be allowed with registered friends at least.
     
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    The chances of this happening are so ridiculously overblown. I haven't been called a slur in years.
     
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    play any cod of mw game online and i guarantee you will! :P
     
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    Why is anyone still playing Call of Duty? Play something better like Counter Strike or Team Fortress. I guarantee you will find people worth talking to on voice chat.
     
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