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Normchacho said:
Adamblaziken said:

What have you been using?

The in-game voice chat included in every other modern video game system.

Thank the lord. We finally got to the bottom of it. Just use that if you dont want to use your phone. It is an option



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Adamblaziken said:
vivster said:

So it's just as easy as holding the Switch with your two hands and then just use your third hand to make things happen on the device you're already holding by using a second device. Got it.

Im just going to assume you arent good at multitasking. 

Well I'm only good at multitasking using a single device like a smartphone or a PC or a PS4.

You still haven't told me what amazing feature there is on that second device that couldn't be done faster on the device you're already using.



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Adamblaziken said:
Normchacho said:

The in-game voice chat included in every other modern video game system.

Thank the lord. We finally got to the bottom of it. Just use that if you dont want to use your phone. It is an option

Not on the Switch it's not. It does not, I repeat, DOES NOT have voice chat capabilities built into the system based on what Nintendo has said thus far.



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vivster said:
Adamblaziken said:

Im just going to assume you arent good at multitasking. 

Well I'm only good at multitasking using a single device like a smartphone or a PC or a PS4.

You still haven't told me what amazing feature there is on that second device that couldn't be done faster on the device you're already using.

It gives you options. So if you were to want or need to do something else on the screen then you can



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Normchacho said:
Adamblaziken said:

Thank the lord. We finally got to the bottom of it. Just use that if you dont want to use your phone. It is an option

Not on the Switch it's not. It does not, I repeat, DOES NOT have voice chat capabilities built into the system based on what Nintendo has said thus far.

It DOES NOT matter what you say. It will have the capabilities. Just think about it



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vivster said:
superchunk said:
It doesn't "require" the phone app. Its an added feature if you want to control a friends list or voice chat, etc. If you just jump on to play a game, then you just do that without the phone app. I'm not even sure how you pulled that it is required out of any of the information that has come out so far.

But why does that option even exist? Everything you can do on the phone is easier and faster done with the Switch itself.

That's like adding an option to play with the Switch while the joycons are heated up to 500°C. It's not mandatory, just an option for people who think having 500°C hot Joycons is more convenient.

I mean it is one way to effectively turn Switch into a DS3. You get a second screen handheld to do certain things while leaving your game screen active. Be playing Z:BoTW and also get some social gaming stuff set up and ready for when you switch to MK8. It has its utility, but it needs to be totally optional with all functions able to be used on the Switch itself.



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Adamblaziken said:
vivster said:

Well I'm only good at multitasking using a single device like a smartphone or a PC or a PS4.

You still haven't told me what amazing feature there is on that second device that couldn't be done faster on the device you're already using.

It gives you options. So if you were to want or need to do something else on the screen then you can

What do you have to have happen on the Switch screen while looking at another screen on another device?



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Adamblaziken said:
vivster said:

Well I'm only good at multitasking using a single device like a smartphone or a PC or a PS4.

You still haven't told me what amazing feature there is on that second device that couldn't be done faster on the device you're already using.

It gives you options. So if you were to want or need to do something else on the screen then you can

Please... just stop typing. It hurts me when you keep making this stupid excuse



We also think it’s a very elegant solution because if you’ve taken your switch on the go, you’ve put yourself in a hotspot, you’re looking at get a quick match of Mario Kart in, to whip out some sort of bulky, gamer headset is a bit of a challenge.

How does this even make sense in his head?  Since headsets are apparently too bulky and challenging, how are you using the phone?  Is it just sitting on the table in front of you with audio coming out of the speakers?  Pretty sure putting a microphone on the Switch (like the Wii U gamepad) would be a much simpler solution.  Maybe bring a roll of duct tape around with you and tape it to your face?



vivster said:
Adamblaziken said:

It gives you options. So if you were to want or need to do something else on the screen then you can

What do you have to have happen on the Switch screen while looking at another screen on another device?

Look above. Last post. Just one of many scenarios that it will come in handy



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