1. Maximo

    Maximo
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    Add in a phone charger if you plan to game for a few hours.
    This is insane it was embarrassing when it was free, now people are going to have to pay for this if you wanted game audio and voice chat on the same headset. Craziest part is the Switch's jack supposedly supports microphones so it's not a hardware issue.
     
  2. Llazy

    Llazy
    Member

    Absolutley disgusting
     
  3. yuoke

    yuoke
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  4. NotLiquid

    NotLiquid
    Member

    Yeah
     
  5. Phil32

    Phil32
    Member

    "That was a $300 Switch, ass****." - Johnny Cage - Mortal Kombat
     
  6. Razlo

    Razlo
    Member

    We'll see if they announce anything at E3
     
  7. Atheerios

    Atheerios
    Member

    They won't announce anything Switch Online related at E3.
     
  8. DeathyG

    DeathyG
    Member

    Hopefully they're putting the $60 Wii U port money into fixing this.
     
  9. Wagram

    Wagram
    Member

    Nintendo has been ace this gen, but that shit is stupid and there's no defending it.
     
  10. 345

    345
    Member

    can you not just use airpods or whatever bluetooth headset you already have paired to your phone? because i can see situations where that might actually be more convenient than the alternative.

    crazy for it to be the only way, of course. (also crazy that the switch doesn't just support bluetooth headsets at all in the first place.)
     
  11. John Omaha

    John Omaha
    Member

    Pathetic and sad!
     
  12. Prologue

    Prologue
    Member

    Good amount of people here are defending it in the other thread. How communication online is pointless because of a few bad eggs, instead of admitting their antisocial tendencies and applying it to everyone.

    Online communication on the switch is a complete joke.
     
  13. Barn

    Barn
    Member

    I'm not defending this setup and I don't mean to backseat mod, but do we need a thread for this? Like, "Nothing Has Changed: The Thread"? Is there some new revelation that affects your opinion, OP, or did you just want to remind us that a thing that used to suck still sucks? I'm not really sure what kind of discussion you're looking for, here.
     
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    Who greenlit this? Who looked at this and said yup it’s perfect ship the console. I must know
    Like I thought it was a rush job as a solution at first but a year later it’s still the only way I’m baffled
     
  15. Khanimus

    Khanimus
    Member

    *tripping over cables*

    "This is the part where you fall down."
     
  16. Bitanator

    Bitanator
    Member

    This is the best thing I've ever seen haha
     
  17. Joey T

    Joey T
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  18. Eslayer

    Eslayer
    Member

    You can and I also believe there's headsets that are wireless and can pickup game audio and bluetooth simultaneously
     
  19. Braaier

    Braaier
    Member

    Lol

    Got damn. Does anyone here actually voice chat with this solution? Looks awful
     
  20. Kiraly

    Kiraly
    Member

    An utter joke. Fucking Nintendo.
     
  21. Harald23

    Harald23
    Member

    My money is that they are going to announce a Nintendo branded headset that works better than this one in some way. (maybe bluetooth?)
     
  22. Honest Question-is there a reason as to WHY they are doing this stupid shit?

    Please no "cos nintendo" posts
     
  23. Harald23

    Harald23
    Member

    Using the iPhone that doesn't even have the headphone jack is a nice touch.
     
  24. giancarlo123x

    giancarlo123x
    Member

    Don't hold your breath
     
  25. tenderbrew

    tenderbrew
    Member

    Yah, echoed.

    It sucks, has always sucked.
     
  26. Theswweet

    Theswweet
    Member

    As I said in the other thread, running an aux cord from my monitor's headphone port to my PC's mic port + using discord on said PC is a better solution than using Nintendo's stupid phone app. God.
     
  27. Harald23

    Harald23
    Member

    Yeah but Nintendo is also the same company that does accessories that are objectively better than the ones from third parties because they want to make more money from these things.

    Look at the Switch Dock melodrama where Nintendo warned users not to use third party docks, and those companies then replied saying that this is Nintendo trying to sell more of their official docks.

    It's either this (a better solution Nintendo-branded) or Nintendo still hates online gaming, as they did for the past 20-30 years and they were very clear about this. lol
     
  28. no1

    no1
    Member

    It's crazy that nintendo still hasn't done anything about this.
     
  29. karmitt

    karmitt
    Member

    This voice chat solution just doesn't fit with the rest of the Switch. I find it hard to believe that the same group(s) of people chose this as the strategic solution.
     
  30. phanphare

    phanphare
    Member

    how to convey elegance in a single picture? look no further
     
  31. Razor Mom

    Razor Mom
    Member

    This really is a total fucking shambles.
     
  32. Dice

    Dice
    Member

    I really hope that's a bad joke. Looks like a terrible attempt to reinvent the wheel.
     
  33. Yikes
     
  34. Kouriozan

    Kouriozan
    Member

    Nintendo just don’t know how to make basic console features, because doing thing different just for the sake of it is incredibly stupid.
    Before that there was ”baby steps" but now they went completely backward.
     
  35. AxkilAvenger

    AxkilAvenger
    Member

    Oh come on OP man. after all the threads today? you know that it was still the same. you just wanted to post that pic. sorry for thread whining but come on
     
  36. SpottieO

    SpottieO
    Member

    It is a pretty funny picture though lol
     
  37. This is amazing
     
  38. Spyder_Monkey

    Spyder_Monkey
    Member

    Then don't use it?
     
  39. phanphare

    phanphare
    Member

    Nintendo just gave some more details about their paid online service, something that could have maybe just maybe made the picture in the OP irrelevant. that didn't happen. so here we are. it's not like this thread was made out of the blue
     
  40. blacktout

    blacktout
    Member

    I think everyone's best guess is that they're trying to protect younger players from toxicity and predators.
     
  41. BernardoOne

    BernardoOne
    Member

    What's the problem? Nintendo revealed their online plans. They proceeded to not address the issues people have been complaining about for a year now. It's fair to point out that they are now going to charge for this garbage.
     
  42. Xharos

    Xharos
    Member

    Reminder that Reggie said this:
    Instead of having some sort of bulky gamer headset, you’ll be able to do it right off your smartphone

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    While I think the price of the online service is good (mostly because I will share it with 7 friends which makes it 4.30 per year lol) , this is ridiculous
     
  43. Gobias-Ind

    Gobias-Ind
    Member

    That would be clunky in any generation. Those big ass maginfying glasses and articulating lights we used to hang off of Gameboys were far less intrusive than this.
     
  44. Kokonoe

    Kokonoe
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    LOL
     
  45. Axisofweevils

    Axisofweevils
    Member

    The voice chat and the smartphone app were always the most insane parts of the Switch. I hoped they’d delayed Online to rethink things. Clearly not.
     
  46. badboy78660

    badboy78660
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  47. BlueManifest

    BlueManifest
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    I don’t do any of that, I use speaker on my phone and set phone beside me, don’t even wear a headset
     
  48. Shiba

    Shiba
    Member

    I’m honestly curious if someone here has tried that setup.
     
  49. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
    Member

    Well, if you want something, it's obviously someone in a high position from the hardware division that approved it and people on a minor position that made.

    Nintendo don't hate online gaming, otherwise they wouldn't invest in games using it or anything related. If I can guess, the employees be it in the software or hardware division just can't do online in the same way as Sony and MS be it because of no previous experience. And I think that the manager of the division don't want to dismiss those people or contract someone to guide them because they think that they're doing a goob job at it. Just a theory, after all we don't have any idea what happens inside there.
     
  50. I'm curious if anyone at Nintendo actually tried that setup

    LOL, this is your guess? Various teams with people of various backgrounds and industry experience and not a single person has played games on non-Nintendo consoles or has the technical know-ho to architect an online system like hundreds, if not thousands, of other games have?