Meet the Faceoff Deluxe+ with its beautiful 3.5mm audio jack
There are many ways in which Nintendo has absolutely hit it out of the ballpark with Switch, but there are a couple of areas which could undeniably use a little more attention. Even the staunchest Nintendo devotees would be hard-pressed to defend the company's convoluted voice chat...
But with enough public support it 'could be a thing'
The makers of voice and text chat app Discord were vocal with their enthusiasm for bringing the service to Nintendo Switch back in 2017. It seems that they're still keen to help out players who are perhaps less than happy with the Kyoto company's official solution to voice chat on the console...
"If Nintendo wants us to power their voice chat, we’d be happy to talk"
We already know that the makers of the voice and text chat app Discord are keen to work with Nintendo on a Switch client, but the console maker has - as far as we know - kept quiet on the topic. Now Discord founder and CEO Jason Citron has added a little more pressure in an...
Wired for sound, for better or worse
You've all seen (and no doubt poked fun at) the official diagram for Hori's Switch voice chat headset, and you may well have tried out the rather irksome, smartphone-based voice chat system Nintendo has created for its leading console. For the full experience you really need one of Hori's headsets, which come...
Choose your weapon
Peripheral maker NEXiLUX is about to release an adapter which allows you to use a wide range of alternative controllers on the Switch. The Game Genie (no relation to the cheat cartridge from the early '90s) plugs into the USB port of the Switch's dock and works with The Wii U Pro Controller, Xbox One S pad, PlayStation 3...
Nintendo's fancy Switch Online App is now available, and Splatoon 2 is the first game you'll be able to use it with. The Japanese veteran has taken a rather unusual approach with this app; instead of including match-making features and voice-chat in-game, those elements are channelled through your smart device. Given how...
Try not to strangle yourself
Not including some form of wireless audio support in the Switch was one of Nintendo's main failings with the console; not only does it mean that you can't use Bluetooth cans when gaming on the telly, it has forced peripheral makers to cook up crazy solutions for in-game voice chat. The official Japanese Splatoon...
"We really do understand the fun that can be had with this"
Nintendo caused quite a bit of heated discussion when it confirmed that online shooter Splatoon would lack voice chat. The ability to communicate with fellow players is a staple of other online shooters, but Nintendo decided against including it in this ink-covered offering. Critics...
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