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Splatoon Voice Chat, Mortal Kombat X Update and COD Trailer

April 10, 2015

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In gaming news this week, Nintendo choses to nix voice chat in Splatoon due to concerns about the online gaming environment. Mortal Kombat X will have a huge update on day one that is going to change game play and we have a brand new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Nintendo’s Splatoon Won’t Have Voice Chat Ever

Nintendo’s Splatoon is as close to a first person shooter as the company is likely to get. That said, it’s missing one of the major elements of an FSP: voice chat.

Game co-director Yusuke Amano said in an interview, “Splatoon has no voice chat now, and it never will. You can blame the infamous toxicity of online players for that. “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.”

Well, sometimes voice chat can be positive — and sometimes it takes away from the game. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

No trash talking in Nintendo’s Splatoon!No trash talking in Nintendo’s Splatoon!Courtesy of Nintendo

Mortal Kombat X’s Day One Patch Will Change Gameplay

Mortal Kombat X is one of the most anticipated games out there right now. However, when it launches on April 14 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, its update might change the game. A Reddit user using the name “Abundiix” added that the in-game currency awards aren’t going to be as big as you might imagine. However, it will reportedly expand the size of The Krypt. The update is mandatory, so you might as well get used to it. It’s going to enhance online stability and multiplayer invite options.

Mortal Kombat X’s cash prizes won’t be as bigMortal Kombat X’s cash prizes won’t be as bigCourtesy of Warner Bros.

New Trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Today a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III was released and it looks like we’re going to see the full game revealed on Sunday, April 26. Normally the Call of Duty  games are released in May, so we’re getting a Spring surprise.

New trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIINew trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIICourtesy of Activision

 

Have Your Say

Is Splatoon missing something by not having voice chat? Is it better that way? Are you excited for Mortal Kombat X? What do you think of the trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.