Voice chat options revealed

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  1. kumikochan
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    On twitter voice chat options have been revealed.
    You can only talk through the app.
    You can only talk to people on your friendlist from social media.
    You can only talk to friends on your team.
    You can't talk to strangers wich aren't on your social media page or friendlist.
     
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  2. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Voice-chat on a smartphone? Use Nintendo's app! Rather than, um.. you know, Skype which is actually free.
     
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    It's not even voice chat since you can't talk to strangers. How the fuck is that even considered voice chat if you can't talk to strangers.
     
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    stranger danger.
     
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  5. osaka35

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    gotta keep the options kid friendly I suppose. And this might make chat bearable for those games we all know are inhabited by teenagers who think screaming into their mic is the height of hilarity. It makes sense to me.
     
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    I'd prefer talking to friends I'm playing with using Nintendo's app, it's easier than setting up a Skype convo, besides not everyone uses Skype.
     
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    Classic Nintendo won't let me verbally abuse strangers who suck in Splatoon...
     
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    I largely given up on skype. Even with a 110/10 Mb connection quality still sucks. Discord is much better.
     
  9. Veho

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    Will this "app" be on the Switch, or on a smartphone?
     
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    Tigard, OR
    probably phone
     
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    stupidest idea i've ever heard instead of allowing proper voice chat lets make people use their fucking phones! nintendo 1 step forward 2 steps back... :glare:
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    how dafuq you voice chat? with an headset\earphones you can't hear the game. (because it's playing on the console)
    you will have to grab your phone in your sholder? kids will go to the hospital with neck injuries and create long term problems
    or using the phone speakers, not only the phone will grab the console sound, but the person will not be able to hear others... there is a lot of echo and people either too far from the phone or too close...

    how do you properly use both things????
     
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    Are people aware that there are devices capable of wirelessly connecting to your phone in order transmit and receive audio signals?
     
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    I'm... Confused. Why would you want to use a smartphone app over something built into the system? I understand the whole "well then you can use the app instead of each individual game's built in client, so it's more stable and consistent throughout!" Mentality.... But if that were the case, why not do it like the X1 and have a party feature run on the OS level to allow the same thing? Am I missing something?
     
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    I will just die laughing if Apple pulls their typical shit and tries to force Nintendo's online service to run the trough the App Store so they get 30%.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    yeah i am aware. what device btw, in the perfect world you don't need anything..
    the switch can connect to the phone wirelessly (it has bluetooth and wifi so..) and output the sound via the phone so you can use your headset connected to the phone.
    but keep in mind they are always 5 years behind. i don't believe they will come up with a great idea like that...
    then there are some issues like the phone must be powerfull enough, compatibilities and whatnot, and the lag the sound will have..
     
  18. MarioFanatic64

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    Don't you see? Using the Nintendo Network is the ONLY way to talk to your friends using a phone.
     
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    It could be that this app is like the Steam mobile app and is an extension of the online service, but not actually required. I hope.




    On a related note:

    Yeah, if their past coverage is any indication, I won't have access to any online content here.
     
  20. fatsquirrel

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    Oh yeah!
    Another accessory I will need to operate my Switch :lol:
     
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