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Atheerios
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(06-01-2017, 10:18 AM)
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Remember all the talk by Reggie of avoiding "clunky gamer headsets" on Switch? Well, this is just ridiculous.

Was just posted on Twitter by Hori: https://twitter.com/HORI__OFFICIAL/s...03353707429888

We will need to plug the headset both to the phone and the console to be able to listen to other people and the game and the same time.

Seriously, what is Nintendo thinking?

More images:






The controller's cables are only 0.5 m long.

Last edited by Atheerios; 06-01-2017 at 10:40 AM.
Starlightmuse
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(06-01-2017, 10:19 AM)
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What the fuck
Linkstrikesback
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(06-01-2017, 10:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Atheerios

Seriously, what is Nintendo thinking?

They weren't.
Grim Patron
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(06-01-2017, 10:19 AM)
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LOL that's something
Savantcore
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(06-01-2017, 10:19 AM)
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We will need to plug the headset both to the phone and the console to be able to listen to other people and the game and the same time.

What.

Are they insane.
Shiggy
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(06-01-2017, 10:19 AM)
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HORI just announced a headset and an adapter for Switch to allow for both in-game sound and voice chat through the same headset. As Switch does voice chat through an Android and iOS app, which is launching this summer, such a setup appears to be necessary.



[Scheduled to be released on 21st July 2017] "Stereo Headset Empera Hook HDP for Nintendo Switch" will be released simultaneously with Splatoon 2! With a headset that reproduces the gear in the game, you can mix game sound and voice chat and listen! (¥ 3480 excluding tax)

https://twitter.com/HORI__OFFICIAL/s...03353707429888
sinonobu
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(06-01-2017, 10:20 AM)
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WOW
Dystify
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(06-01-2017, 10:20 AM)
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More images:





This headset will also be obtainable within the game. Looks pretty good.

dose
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(06-01-2017, 10:21 AM)
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LOL what.
Ashler
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(06-01-2017, 10:21 AM)
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What in the actual fuck nintendo.
Jonneh3003
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(06-01-2017, 10:21 AM)
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Keep in mind this is a Hori addon.

That being said...oh my.
mclem
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(06-01-2017, 10:22 AM)
Ignoring for a minute the, ah, unusual nature of the solution, those are awesomely Splatoony headphones.
Jumeira
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(06-01-2017, 10:22 AM)
You sure ? Doesn't that mean you can connect via phone OR switch?

Because what they're proposing is unworkable
KrawlMan
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(06-01-2017, 10:22 AM)
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Man they did a fucking fantastic job helping us avoid those "bulky gaming headsets".


:-|
kami_sama
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(06-01-2017, 10:22 AM)
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The fucking worst thing about the switch, bar none, wh o the fuck thought this was ok? wtf
deoee
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(06-01-2017, 10:22 AM)
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What a shitty move
Zakalwe
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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I have a shit £20 smart phone at the moment. I don't see the point in anything better as I literally only use it for calls and texts. I use my laptop and tablet for browsing.

The phone is terrible for apps. It's going to be a nightmare using it for this. I love my Switch, but this might be a deal breaker for me in the long run.

Bleh, I guess I could just buy a second hand smart phone for it and it wouldn't be too costly, but this entire thing is rubbing me the wrong way.
Jintor
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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yeah but the volume thing is shaped like a squid
oti
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Everyone loves the convenience® the Nintendo Switch® brings to the table.
Patrick Bateman
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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It's still one of the greatest mysteries to me that Nintendo does the whole thing with a mobile phone.

Why not integrate a proper chat/voice chat and matchmaking program on the Switch itself?

I find that extra step via mobile phone highly unnecessary..
iRAWRasaurus
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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OricWindstar
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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You make it hard to love you sometimes, Nintendo. You really do.
KingBroly
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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*blinks

*blinks again

*Blinks Heavily

What
KingHippo1967
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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To be fair, this is how HORI expects us to do it. We haven't seen Nintendo's actual solution yet.

I was under the impression Nintendo's deal was that you only used the phone app to talk to people (like Discord), but wouldn't be able to hear in-game audio through the headphones too.

This, then, seems to be a third-party workaround.
Last edited by KingHippo1967; 06-01-2017 at 10:26 AM.
ZeoVGM
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Absolutely embarrassing.
SgtCobra
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by KrawlMan

Man they did a fucking fantastic job helping us avoid those "bulky gaming headsets".


:-|

Reginald is horrible at giving statements and explaining things.
Hektor
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(06-01-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Savantcore

What.

Are they insane.

😂
mocolostrocolos
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(06-01-2017, 10:24 AM)
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I know this is an accessory and all but... Holy crap.
jts
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(06-01-2017, 10:24 AM)
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RIP voice-chat on Nintendo systems ????-2017

Even more of a mess for iPhone 7 users though.

But I finally understand how could phone voice chat work in conjunction with in-game audio. Although I guess you can sometimes just slum it with one headphone in for voice chat, and normal audio coming from TV or console, with no need for an adapter.
tsundoku
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(06-01-2017, 10:24 AM)
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99% of americans are going to be pumping the game audio through their tv and have earbuds/speaker on their phone for discord/skype/etc if they use voice chat at all

this is just an accessory to ease things up on players who are already well accustomed to playing with a set of earbuds for voip on phone or laptop and over ear for controller audio on the wii u gamepad / dualshock 4 / etc
Mdk7
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(06-01-2017, 10:24 AM)
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The headset itself is great, I love the design.
The setup... OMFG, fuck this shit.
Kudo
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(06-01-2017, 10:24 AM)
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I guess this confirms there's no voice chat for the Switch after all.
Armaly
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(06-01-2017, 10:24 AM)
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What do they expect people to do if the switch is docked like 30 feet away?
Nitpicker_Red
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(06-01-2017, 10:24 AM)
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So they sell you an extra accessory AND they don't have to worry about implementing voice chat on the Switch?
I can see how it's advantageous... to them.

At least the mixer headset can probably be used on other devices. And it's Splatoon-branded in a discreet way!
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Octavianus
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(06-01-2017, 10:25 AM)
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Maybe I'm dumb because I never use voice chat, but why is this horrible?
Strings
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(06-01-2017, 10:25 AM)
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Expecting a lot of "Always hated how you didn't need to use extra complicated shit on other platforms. This is the future!" #notbitter

Originally Posted by Octavianus

Maybe I'm dumb because I never use voice chat, but why is this horrible?

Typically you just plug your headset into the controller. You don't need some kind of Switch switch to include your phone.
Mesoian
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(06-01-2017, 10:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

HORI just announced a headset and an adapter for Switch to allow for both in-game sound and voice chat through the same headset. As Switch does voice chat through an Android and iOS app, which is launching this summer, such a setup appears to be necessary.






https://twitter.com/HORI__OFFICIAL/s...03353707429888

This is a massive fuck up.
SuperEpicMan
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(06-01-2017, 10:25 AM)
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This seems like a really awkward way of handling voice chat. Is there any particular reason why they are doing it this way, as opposed to just through the console itself?

Whilst I am not too bothered about voice chat, for everyone else's sake I am hoping they patch in conventional voice chat down the line (unless there is some hardware limitations).
boiled goose
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
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Beyond silly butNintendo gonna Nintendo. If switch supported Bluetooth headsets, could a headset connect to both a phone and switch?

Im guessing no...


In any case, I really hope the chat app is decent. I doubt it. Ideally it would be completely synced to the switch, but it will probably just be a completely separate piece of crap.
Zedark
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
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Isn't this just a Hori add-on solution supporting their headset? Kimishima (or whoever) said they wanted to "avoid bulky headsets," so I doubt this is the official solution rather than a Hori-specific headset solution. Then again we don't know what they are planning, so we'll see I guess.
Mpl90
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
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Yeah, the thread title should specify this is a Hori accessory, not a completely-Nintendo made one, like instead the thread title implies.

Still, I'm expecting several "Don't cross the wires" jokes, don't disappoint me everyone!
ryechu
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
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ROFL. But I figured this was the case, when it as revealed the VC was on the phone. Seemed like the obvious question to ask was how you were going to listen to both.
ASIS
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
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No, nope I refuse to believe.
Guardians
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
You need the Smartphone to create a Hotspot for when you are outside. And you need to connect the Headphones to the Phone as well, because not every Headphones have Bluetooth. Don't know what's wrong with that?
ironmang
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
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Until they get with the times as far as multiplayer goes I'll just be using their consoles for the SP library. Especially now that they're going to charge for this nonsense.
unknownstranger
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
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It seems like most people forgot about the backlash that came out right after their press conference in January when information started coming out. Between this and charging for online this fall, I wonder if sales can keep up this pace.
Bowl0l
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(06-01-2017, 10:26 AM)
DOA console peripheral?
Starlightmuse
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(06-01-2017, 10:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by tsundoku

99% of americans are going to be pumping the game audio through their tv and have earbuds/speaker on their phone for discord/skype/etc if they use voice chat at all

this is just an accessory to ease things up on players who are already well accustomed to playing with a set of earbuds for voip on phone or laptop and over ear for controller audio on the wii u gamepad / dualshock 4 / etc

Come on dude.
Just come on.
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