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Mario Tennis Aces To Add Voice Chat With Opponents Through The App

by Donald Theriault - September 17, 2018, 7:38 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Better hope you don't get matched with a McEnroe

An update to Mario Tennis Aces is going to add the ability to trash-talk your opponent.

The 2.0 update, due to drop Wednesday, will support the smack talk if the Nintendo Switch Online app is active. From the patch notes: "If the application is running on your device when you enter an online match, you will automatically receive a prompt on your smartphone asking if you would like to join a voice chat with your opponent."

The function will work in all modes.

Talkback

SorenSeptember 17, 2018

-sigh-

RPG_FAN128September 17, 2018

Does any one remember back in the day when we had to have a different electronic device for everything?  Like you had a pager so if someone wanted to alert you they would ping you.  You could hope in the car and boot up the GPS to find directions.  Don't forget your blackberry so you could have access to all your address book information and equivalent.  Some people would have a camera in the car's glove box in case they wanted to take pictures.  And finally don't forget a cell phone could actually call people....wirelessly! 

Isn't 2018 technology amazing?  You only need one device to do ever.......oh wait. 

AdrockSeptember 17, 2018

Nintendo really leaned into the idea of everyone in a room communicating online, reaching back a decade now to Wii Speak. Still, it even name dropped “back seat players” last week and just about everyone hates those people. Nintendo clearly disagrees, or it rejects that reality to substitute one of its own.

The app is probably the best way to accomplish what Nintendo is angling for here albeit at the expense of what is expected, desired, and preferred. Most people have (or have access to) a smart device so an additional Wii Speak-like peripheral isn’t necessary. Silver linings, I guess. The most obvious solution would have been to have both universal, system integrated voice chat in addition to the app for online party games which is the only situation I can think of where a bunch of people screaming/guffawing into one microphone during a game would be useful let alone even remotely acceptable.

nickmitchSeptember 17, 2018

It isn't really tennis without the loud grunts, so this could really enhance the gameplay experience.

Mop it upSeptember 17, 2018

They're actually going to allow voice chat with randos? Shocking!

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