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Attention, gamers: DS taunting allowed

Talk smack with your portable Nintendo

One of the best parts of playing a video game is talking smack to your buddies. But let's be honest: It's getting harder and harder to find time to rally the gang for a round of Madden in your basement. Luckily, networked gaming and in-game voice capabilities have made it much easier. Videogames like World of Warcraft and SOCOM have built online communities based on the chat functionality.

This is all fine and dandy for PC and console gamers, but what about those of us who fancy portable gaming? Thanks to Activision subsidiary Vicarious Visions, Nintendo DS owners no longer have to suffer alienation from their gaming counterparts. With their new taunting technology seen in Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, you can tell Joe down the block how much he sucks with minimal lag time.'s resident gamer/smack-talker, Neha Tiwari, tried out this tech that claims to be the first of its kind, while speaking with Vicarious Visions' CEO Karthik Bala. What won? Watch this video to find out.