Latest Voice Chat News

What to Expect From Nintendo’s E3 2021 - NVC 555
What to Expect From Nintendo’s E3 2021 - NVC 555
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of April 8, 2021.
Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel gave a presentation at GDC a few weeks back, but I’m guessing nobody actually watched it because it took until this week for anyone to notice this absolutely absurd pitch from the company, which wants to use AI to monitor and censor “hate speech” in your online voice chat, and let users toggle just how much hate… Read more...
10 Disappointing Nintendo Games (And 10 That We Love) - NVC 554
10 Disappointing Nintendo Games (And 10 That We Love) - NVC 554
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of April 1st, 2021.
Intel will launch its anti-toxicity voice chat AI in beta later this year
Intel will launch its anti-toxicity voice chat AI in beta later this year
A new software from Intel aims to filter out harmful language before it reaches your ears.
Outriders Developer Says it Will “Try to Figure Out” a Solution to the Lack of Voice Chat
Outriders Developer Says it Will “Try to Figure Out” a Solution to the Lack of Voice Chat
"We fully understand that’s the missing part that should be there," says the developer.
Is Apex Legends Good on Switch? - NVC 551
Is Apex Legends Good on Switch? - NVC 551
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of March 11, 2021.
Nintendo Switch Online Voice Chat Maintenance Scheduled For Later Today
Nintendo Switch Online Voice Chat Maintenance Scheduled For Later Today
Services may become unavailable. Nintendo has detailed an upcoming spot of network maintenance for the Nintendo Switch Online app, potentially affecting the usability of the service for a short time. On Monday, 8th March at 5pm until 7pm PT (so that's 8pm - 10pm ET / 1am - 3am GMT on Tuesday 9th / 2am - 4am CET on Tuesday 9th), maintenance for the app's voice chat feature will get underway.
Roblox devs plan to add “safe” voice chat
Roblox devs plan to add “safe” voice chat
Roblox is an absurdly popular game, and most of that popularity is with a pretty young demographic, which has made safety and chat moderation a massive priority for the developers.
New Nintendo Adverts Continue To Pretend That Their Own Voice Chat App Doesn't Exist
New Nintendo Adverts Continue To Pretend That Their Own Voice Chat App Doesn't Exist
Honestly, we'd forgotten about it, too. The latest "Nintendo Switch My Way" adverts, which show off Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, are part of an ongoing campaign to show a bunch of diverse people playing the Switch in different scenarios.
The New Mario Anniversary Pins Make Us Bowser's Fury(ous) - NVC 547
The New Mario Anniversary Pins Make Us Bowser's Fury(ous) - NVC 547
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of February 11, 2021.
You No Longer Have To Hear Hate Speech While Playing Destruction AllStars
You No Longer Have To Hear Hate Speech While Playing Destruction AllStars
Since Destruction AllStars released for PlayStation 5 a whole 72 hours ago, the game has been plagued by reported instances of verbal harassment, exacerbated by a voice chat that’s turned on by default.
Destruction AllStars hotfix disables lobby voice comms by default for all players
Destruction AllStars hotfix disables lobby voice comms by default for all players
Lucid Games has issued a hotfix for Destruction AllStars that disables multiplayer lobby voice communications by default for all players. "We are actively working on longer-term enhancements to the voice communications system," the developer said in a tweet. As I discussed in our Destruction AllStars review, the PlayStation 5-exclusive has lobby voice chat on by default and the microphone in the PS5 controller is on by default. Read more
Nintendo Switch Outsells the 3DS - NVC 546
Nintendo Switch Outsells the 3DS - NVC 546
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of February 4, 2021.
Destruction AllStars Devs Plan to Fix Voice Chat Problems
Destruction AllStars Devs Plan to Fix Voice Chat Problems
Destruction AllStars devs took to Twitter to acknowledge complaints about the voice chat and announced plans to update the system soon.
Bowser's Fury Preview and Mario Rabbids Rumors - NVC 545
Bowser's Fury Preview and Mario Rabbids Rumors - NVC 545
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of January 28, 2021.
Is a Switch Pro Coming in 2021? - NVC 544
Is a Switch Pro Coming in 2021? - NVC 544
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of January 21, 2021.
Our 2021 Nintendo Prediction Spectacular! - NVC 542
Our 2021 Nintendo Prediction Spectacular! - NVC 542
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of January 7, 2021.
Tell Us: What Is Your Biggest Nintendo Prediction for 2021?
Tell Us: What Is Your Biggest Nintendo Prediction for 2021?
Share what you think the Big N will do this year, and you could appear on Nintendo Voice Chat.
The Big Nintendo 2021 Preview - NVC 541
The Big Nintendo 2021 Preview - NVC 541
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of December 31, 2020.
Looking Back On Nintendo's 2020 - NVC 540
Looking Back On Nintendo's 2020 - NVC 540
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of December 24, 2020.
The Biggest Nintendo Surprises and Disappointments of 2020 - NVC 539
The Biggest Nintendo Surprises and Disappointments of 2020 - NVC 539
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of December 17, 2020.
Sephiroth Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - NVC 538
Sephiroth Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - NVC 538
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of December 11, 2020.
What Will Nintendo Announce at The Game Awards? - NVC 537
What Will Nintendo Announce at The Game Awards? - NVC 537
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of December 3, 2020.
We Answer Your Nintendo Questions! - NVC 536
We Answer Your Nintendo Questions! - NVC 536
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of November 25th, 2020.
Judging Nintendo's Game Awards Nominees - NVC 535
Judging Nintendo's Game Awards Nominees - NVC 535
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of November 19, 2020.
How Will Nintendo Switch Hold Up Against PS5 and Xbox Series X? - NVC 534
How Will Nintendo Switch Hold Up Against PS5 and Xbox Series X? - NVC 534
With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X out in the wild, how will Nintendo's strategy change moving forward? We weigh in on this week's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
When Is Metroid Prime 4 Coming Out? - NVC 533
When Is Metroid Prime 4 Coming Out? - NVC 533
Metroid Prime 4 is probably a long ways off, but we're still ready for some wild speculation on this week's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
New PlayStation App Adds Voice Chat, a Better Store, and More
New PlayStation App Adds Voice Chat, a Better Store, and More
Son'y revealed an updated version of its PS App, which will roll out on iOS and Android today.
Nintendo Switch's Sales Record and Fire Emblem's Surprise Localization - NVC 531
Nintendo Switch's Sales Record and Fire Emblem's Surprise Localization - NVC 531
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Nintendo Switch sales headline this week's episode of Nintendo Voice Chat.
PS5 Voice Chat Reporting Detailed, Allows for Recording 40 Second Clips
PS5 Voice Chat Reporting Detailed, Allows for Recording 40 Second Clips
The function is meant for reporting abusive chat and harassment, as per Sony's Catherine Jensen.
Sony moves to explain PS5's new voice chat recording and moderation in more detail
Sony moves to explain PS5's new voice chat recording and moderation in more detail
Following some surprise and confusion earlier this week surrounding a message in PS4's latest system update notifying users that "voice chats may be recorded and sent to us by other users" - a statement that spawned more than a couple of memes - Sony has offered further clarification on just how, exactly, PS5's new voice chat reporting works. In a new post on the PlayStation blog, global consumer experience division head Catherine Jensen began by apologising for the confusing way the new feature had been presented to PS4 players.
Details on new voice chat functionality coming to PS5
Details on new voice chat functionality coming to PS5
Hi everyone. I’m Catherine Jensen, and I head up the Global Consumer Experience division here at PlayStation.
Dissecting Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Steve in Smash, and More! - NVC 530
Dissecting Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Steve in Smash, and More! - NVC 530
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of October 15th 2020.
Sony Says It Isn't Spying On Your PlayStation Parties
Sony Says It Isn't Spying On Your PlayStation Parties
Yesterday, Sony rolled out system software update 8.00 for the PlayStation 4, which added new features, renamed some old things, and for the most part got the old console ready to interact with the upcoming PS5.
PlayStation 5 lets you upload voice chats to Sony and report  your awful party mates
PlayStation 5 lets you upload voice chats to Sony and report your awful party mates
PlayStation 5 will let you upload a recording of your voice chat audio to Sony for moderation - giving you an easy way to report abuse and toxic behaviour. The feature emerged after a warning message was quietly added to PlayStation 4 via yesterday's software update.
Does Nintendo Switch Need Better Voice Chat? - NVC 529
Does Nintendo Switch Need Better Voice Chat? - NVC 529
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of October 8th, 2020.
Tell Us: How Do You Feel About Nintendo's Lack of Integrated Voice Chat?
Tell Us: How Do You Feel About Nintendo's Lack of Integrated Voice Chat?
Tell us how you feel about Nintendo's lack of voice chat, and you could be featured on IGN's Nintendo show!
Switch's Monster Hunter Rise Won’t Have Voice Chat, Which Isn’t A Shocker, But Still
Switch's Monster Hunter Rise Won’t Have Voice Chat, Which Isn’t A Shocker, But Still
Monster Hunter Rise will be the first in the real-time action loot chaser series built from the ground up for the Nintendo Switch.