You have to admit, that will work when everyone you're playing with is right there in the room anyway. How many cats are playing the same game right now anyway? When cats chat, does that make them French cats? And what are they going to say besides "meow"? This comic is by Samantha Whitten, who says,
Personally, I’m in favor of not having voice chat, but it’s fun to tease Nintendo about being so far behind the times.
Chat during games is mostly just distracting anyway, and often toxic. This is the latest from GamerCat.