Splatoon fans get “voicy” on official Splatoon Facebook after discovering there will be no online voice chat feature on Splatoon. This comes directly from the Director of the game, Yusuke Amano, who said voice chat can “contribute to unsettling feelings” and is part of “the toxicity of online gaming” after having bad experiences himself.
I’m sure we’ve all experienced the kind of players who abuse voice chat but that’s why mute and block features exist, is it worth ruining the fun voice chat can be for the sake of a few bad eggs? I can’t imagine the type of people who will want to play Splatoon will be the type to use voice chat negatively, but perhaps it’s not very necessary to the game either. The video embedded above shows people’s comments about the lack of voice chat, even threatening to not want to buy the game any more. Do you think not having voice chat was a huge bad move on Amano’s part?
This is coming from personal experience. When I played online games, I didn’t like the negativity I got and people telling me ‘You’re crap. Go away’. So we wanted to focus on the positive aspects of online gaming.
We haven’t heard too much about Devil’s Third in recent times so it’s nice to finally good to get some more information about the state of the game from its creator, Tomonobu Itagaki. Here’s what he had to say about the development of Devil’s Third via Facebook.
I recently received lots of questions about Devil’s Third from my fans.
I’d like to speak about development status of Devil’s Third in my own words, to the extent that I am allowed.
- Devil’s Third is a strong fusion between action games and shooters.
- Devil’s Third development is going smoothly. In other words, we finished editing the closing movie the other day.
- Devil’s Third will be released next year. Nintendo has already announced this in their press release.
- The scale of Devil’s Third‘s story mode is greater than that of Ninja Gaiden.
- Devil’s Third demolishes the standard of past console games in online multiplayer.
- Almost all specifications I wanted to do were implemented. I got an up-close look at the great forerunners Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears of War, and my beloved Halo. On that basis, we added completely new level of playability that only we can create.
- Anyone can enjoy this game; from casual gamers to hard-core gamers. Let me put it this way. You guys can throw a fun party, or can kill each other in realistic war. You can play your heart out.
- This is all I can disclose to you today. I can’t tell you when the war will begin. It’s the way the world goes. I really want to tell you more, my fans waiting with crushing frustration.
It’s rough on a man!
Well, be patient just a little longer. Don’t miss it!
The Movoto Real Estate Blog has put together a fun chart that shows just how popular the current generation consoles are on Facebook. The blog has created a state-by-state breakdown of the amount of Facebook “likes” each current generation console has received. The Xbox One appears to be the most “liked” games console in 22 states and is closely followed by the PlayStation 4 which is most “liked” in 19 states. Interestingly, the Wii U hasn’t won enough “likes” to win in any states. It should also be noted that 9 states were ambivalent. You can check out the fun chart above and more details, here.
Legendary games developer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo Treehouse’s very own Bill Trinen were spotted checking out the revolutionary Oculus Rift VR unit at this week’s E3 event. It would certainly be interesting to hear Miyamoto’s verdict on the new technology.
Following the news that the official Facebook pages for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS will collectively be known as “Nintendo Handheld Gaming”, Nintendo will also unite its Wii and Wii U Facebook pages. “Nintendo Console Gaming” will merge the 981k Wii U Facebook fans with the six million who’ve “Liked” Wii, giving the company another way to attract wide publicity for its latest home console.
Nintendo of America has announced via Facebook that it plans to change the name of its Nintendo 3DS page to Nintendo Handheld Gaming. This is probably due to the upcoming Nintendo 2DS system which launches October 12th in North America and Europe. The page is set to change to Nintendo Handheld Gaming on September 19th.