"While interviewing Nintendo representative Julie Gagnon while at E3, I asked her why some games, such as Pokemon and Animal Crossing, have voice chat included, whereas other games, like Splatoon, do not" -- Nintendo Enthusiast.
Why? "WE...STILL MAKING....FIRE....IN NINTENDO...DISCOVERED NEW CIRCLE THING...WE CALL WHEEL" <joke>
Trying too hard. Stop
How you have so many bubbles for doing nothing but trolling anytime I see you....shouldn't kids be in bed by now?
He's been on here for a while, I've heard. That may have something to do with it.
Because he goes and jocks Sony on Sony threads. It's how you get that many bubbles on this site. Then he stops into Nintendo articles every once in a while in order to make sure we all fully understand his negative feelings toward games we enjoy
LOL...all I do is troll? Really? It's just a little fun. Why do people always have to play the "OMG YOU HAVE LOTS OF BUBBLES" card on someone, you jealous or something. @Twill_ Urm...Summons has been here longer then me? @MNGamer-N Oh here we go the "You're a <insert opposite rival company> fanboy" comment Boring. We get it you're a huge Nintendo fan but you are part of the reason why Nintendo haven't adapted.
Nintecult won't allow negative things to be said about the terrible company Nintendo has become.
Nintendo just stop....
I'm 99% sure Splatoon needs voice chat over Pokemon.
I wouldnt mind but the chat they give you is so damn limited. You can say two things (mapped on the d-pad where there could be at least 4): "Booyah" and "Come on!" What they need is something like "Watch Out" or even "Left/Right Flank".
Seriously Nintendo just enable voice chat in all your games and let the consumers themselves decide whether to use it or not.
Competitive games should get voice chat by default. Come on Nintendo, can you seriously be that incompetent with the basic features of any online service?
Picking wich online game should get voice chat to begin with , and when it's there if it's only during lobbyrooms , is what's already wrong here . So what if splatoon doesnt need it to function properly ? It's actually a very good reason to let people chat among themselves , if visual cues are indispensable , and vocal help isnt required . People could at least have fun discussing the game and what not , among friends , as if it was in the living room . Those defending Nintendo on those issues dont have much leeway to stand upon . Living in a quiet and mute world is something they can easily do if they prefer it on any console with advance chatting options ... so there is no harm for them in letting others get the options . And those people can still use skype and other external chatting options , they love to propose
Does not matter as long as the games are fun
Nintendo are the new Konami.
not even remotely comparable.
Eh, Splatoon's too small of a game to warrant voice-chat. Why'd we just want to hear kids swearing off at each other like every other game? The levels aren't even big enough to any Halo or Rainbow Six level coordination.
To be honest, many games aren't on the level that Rainbow Six is with the sqaud coordination that's needed so that wasn't the best example. I know what you were saying though.
because they fear parents will complain if some kid hears the word "fuck" through the voice chat
The best way would be to have party chat since Nintendo doesn't want people screaming racial slurs. That way you can only talk to and hear who you want too. Of course another easy option is to just have a mute toggle. Better yet, have a 'disable online voice chat' under the Parental Control option for parents that might have concerns.
While I couldn't care less about the feature, Nintendo should just include it to avoid pointless controversy. Those who don't want to use it can easily turn it off anyways, can't see why it's such a big deal.
just add the damn option through a patch already...other developers patch entire games pretty much everyday...and in turn get some POSITIVE press for once
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