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How would you feel?

Improvement on current built in chat 8 6.06%
 
Worse and annoying 96 72.73%
 
No opinion 10 7.58%
 
Non PS/XB fan wanting to see result 18 13.64%
 
Total:132

Sony/MS can copied anything they want from Nintendo but pls don't copy this stupid app.



A handheld gamer only (for now).

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Pyro as Bill said:
potato_hamster said:

He's been told many times. He's trolling.

Silly me, I thought playing with friends was kind of the whole point to voice chat. I suppose being able to talk/msg but not play with friends is worth the price.

Yeah there's no way friends will talk to eachother when playing different games. Who just has conversation? Weirdos. 



I don't care that voice chat is on the phone. I care that the app sucks



Well, this is new.

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potato_hamster said:
LudicrousSpeed said:
I don't think it's as big a deal on a Nintendo platform as it would be on the other two. Nintendo is newer to this, I am willing to cut them some slack. Also I highly doubt most gamers in Switch care about voice chat and those that do are more hardcore and likely to own phones and party up, assuming you can party up.

The NES came out in 1985. Nintendo has been "at this" longer. They have gifted, skilled and capable engineers. They have implemented voice chat into previoius games, which is arguably a more difficult solution than incorporating it into the OS itself. But even if they didn't have the capabilities and knowledge they have outsourced the development of other projects in the past. There is no excuse for this.

Came out earlier than that IIRC, but it's release date is irrelevant. I was clearly talking about a gaming network. Nintendo is newer than that than MicroSony, fact. I'd take issue with the apparent reality that the app has issues, not with the service requiring an app and cell phone. 

Another key difference is price. It's pretty hypocritical when all last gen the excuse for PSN vs XBL was PSN was free and XBL was $60. Yet now apparently Nintendo is supposed to match the others in features at 1/3 the price. 

If they sort out the issues with the app then I really don't care about needing a phone an app. I already use the apps for PSN/XBL for sending messages and viewing community stuff. So the headphone jack goes into the phones aux port instead of the controllers. The horror!



LudicrousSpeed said:
potato_hamster said:

The NES came out in 1985. Nintendo has been "at this" longer. They have gifted, skilled and capable engineers. They have implemented voice chat into previoius games, which is arguably a more difficult solution than incorporating it into the OS itself. But even if they didn't have the capabilities and knowledge they have outsourced the development of other projects in the past. There is no excuse for this.

Came out earlier than that IIRC, but it's release date is irrelevant. I was clearly talking about a gaming network. Nintendo is newer than that than MicroSony, fact. I'd take issue with the apparent reality that the app has issues, not with the service requiring an app and cell phone. 

Another key difference is price. It's pretty hypocritical when all last gen the excuse for PSN vs XBL was PSN was free and XBL was $60. Yet now apparently Nintendo is supposed to match the others in features at 1/3 the price. 

If they sort out the issues with the app then I really don't care about needing a phone an app. I already use the apps for PSN/XBL for sending messages and viewing community stuff. So the headphone jack goes into the phones aux port instead of the controllers. The horror!

Nintendo chose to be "new" at this by ignoring what MS/Sony/PC developers have been doing for decades. That's on Nintendo, and it's no excuse. There's no reason why the Wii U and 3DS didn't have voice chat built into the OS. Nintendo just decided not to do it.

Price has nothing to do with it. It wouldn't be acceptable solution in 2006 if this was Sony's solution for voice chat on PS3 and it was completely free. Besides, you get more than just network play for that $60 PSN/XBL subscription, so let's not pretend that that's all getting pocketed by those companies to do nothing but maintain their network.

Have you considered that many Nintendo Switch users might not have phones? Fuck them, right? There's no reason not to offer mutliple solutions, many of which Nintendo has offered on their previous consoles, but chose not to on the Switch.



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I would think they didn't have a firm grasp on what their audiences wanted in an online experience.



Pyro as Bill said:
potato_hamster said:

He's been told many times. He's trolling.

Silly me, I thought playing with friends was kind of the whole point to voice chat. I suppose being able to talk/msg but not play with friends is worth the price.

Lol I actually just chill in xbox parties a lot I mean.. It's simple stuff and I'm ticked about how nintendo is doing it cause I'm thinking about getting a switch but if this doesn't go well then no switch for me for awhile. and if MS or Sony took it out I'd be ticked as well. what's the point of going backwards? Make an app that's a cool option but that's all it should be, an option of how you want to voice chat, not the offical way to voice chat. 



potato_hamster said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Came out earlier than that IIRC, but it's release date is irrelevant. I was clearly talking about a gaming network. Nintendo is newer than that than MicroSony, fact. I'd take issue with the apparent reality that the app has issues, not with the service requiring an app and cell phone. 

Another key difference is price. It's pretty hypocritical when all last gen the excuse for PSN vs XBL was PSN was free and XBL was $60. Yet now apparently Nintendo is supposed to match the others in features at 1/3 the price. 

If they sort out the issues with the app then I really don't care about needing a phone an app. I already use the apps for PSN/XBL for sending messages and viewing community stuff. So the headphone jack goes into the phones aux port instead of the controllers. The horror!

Nintendo chose to be "new" at this by ignoring what MS/Sony/PC developers have been doing for decades. That's on Nintendo, and it's no excuse. There's no reason why the Wii U and 3DS didn't have voice chat built into the OS. Nintendo just decided not to do it.

Price has nothing to do with it. It wouldn't be acceptable solution in 2006 if this was Sony's solution for voice chat on PS3 and it was completely free. Besides, you get more than just network play for that $60 PSN/XBL subscription, so let's not pretend that that's all getting pocketed by those companies to do nothing but maintain their network.

Have you considered that many Nintendo Switch users might not have phones? Fuck them, right? There's no reason not to offer mutliple solutions, many of which Nintendo has offered on their previous consoles, but chose not to on the Switch.

You can think it's no excuse. I'm cutting them slack because I think it's a valid reason. It's also $20 compared to $60 for the others, so I'm ok with it not matching features. Again you're welcome to disagree :)



I'd be a little confused it they did it, but then I wouldn't care because I never use voice chat, I find it weird and uncomfortable.



They'd probably get trashed like Nintendo is right now. But since they already figured out how to correctly do online a decade ago it would probably just be another option to use, which is absolutely fine.



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