This week, it emerged that Nintendo's upcoming multiplayer team shooter Splatoon won't feature voice chat -- not because the Wii U can't handle it, but because co-director Yusuke Amano thinks it's just a doorway to negativity.
“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," Amano told Edge magazine, as reported by Kotaku.
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