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Nintendo shutting down Miiverse in November

Posted on August 29, 2017 by Jason Nason

Nintendo announced today that as of 10:00 pm PST on November 7th, the Miiverse service will be discontinued.

At that time gamers will no longer be able to access Miiverse from the Wii U console, Nintendo 3DS, or from an internet browser on PCs or smart devices. All Miiverse services will become unavailable, such as viewing or making posts, and messaging with friends.

For a limited time, however, you’ll be able to request a download of all the posts you’ve made up to the day of the closure.

To find out more about this service or to make a download request, click on the “Information on Downloading your Post History” button at the top of the Miiverse website. Please note: to use this download service, you will need to have a Nintendo Account linked with your Nintendo Network ID, and must make the download request before the Miiverse service ends.

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No Miiverse or StreetPass for Nintendo Switch

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Jason Nason

If you’ve had a Nintendo 3DS in your pocket for the last several years you’ve gotten used to the idea of StreetPass, as well as Nintendo’s own social network Miiverse for the Wii U and 3DS. Though it looks like neither of those features will be in the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations, confirmed this information during an interview with GamesBeat on Friday at the Switch event in New York City.

“I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch,” Young stated in the interview.

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Nintendo censors some games on Miiverse, but not in the way you think

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Jason Nason

Since Nintendo launched Miiverse I have to admit that I love it. Not just talking about games with other Nintendo gamers, but also sharing screenshots of the game. I don’t really go to Miiverse looking for gameplay help and I don’t really use it much as a forum to talk about games; my focus with Miiverse is taking and sharing screenshots of my games.

Nearly every game that was made after the implementation of Miiverse supports this. But not all of them, and it seems to be hit and miss as to what games don’t.

I recently picked up Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the Nintendo 3DS. When I hit the (home) button on my 3DS and tapped on Miiverse I found that this game doesn’t support Miiverse screenshots, despite the fact that the previous game in the series Senran Kagura Burst does.


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Nintendo Unveils The Miiverse’s Top 3 Games For Wii U / 3DS

Posted on December 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo has unveiled the most popular games as measured via traffic on their Miiverse social media website / Wii U application.  This year didn’t feature the two big marquee releases for Wii U – Star Fox: Zero and The Legend of Zelda Wii U, as both of those games got delayed into 2016. However, it was strong year nonetheless for both platforms with releases including the surprise hit Splatoon, the ever inventive Mario Maker, monsters causing mayhem in Monster Hunter 5 on Nintendo 3DS among other great titles.

So which games made the top 3 per platform? I won’t leave you in suspense… according to Nintendo the top 3 choices according to fans on Miiverse where:

Wii U

  1. Splatoon
  2. Super Mario Maker
  3. Xenoblade Chrincles X


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes
  3. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Did any of these top six games surprise you? For me, it’s not shocking to see Xenoblade in the top 3 for Wii U even though the game has only been out for under two weeks. Fans have been anticipating its release ever since it was revealed several E3s ago. I also really enjoyed the fresh kicks that Splatoon introduced over the summer – with its focus on team based objectives rather than traditional KDR it was a refreshing take on the established Team Death Match formula.  Now that I think about it, my family ended up purchasing almost all of these games…

Did your favorite Nintendo titles make the cut? Check out the graphics Nintendo shared on Miiverse below:





Nintendo 3DS eShop eSsues

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Jason Nason

Some users have been posting about issues connecting to the Nintendo’s 3DS eShop following yesterday’s 3DS update, which added Miiverse and Nintendo Network IDs to the portable gaming device. The issue was also posted by Game Informer and was also experienced with us here as well.

Last night immeditely after the update I signed up for a Nintendo Network ID and had no issues getting into the eShop. My previous balance carried over to my new NNid without difficulty.

This afternoon howerver I received the following error message when trying to access the eShop:

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3DS Updates Coming, including Miiverse

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo will be updating the 3DS next month which will see a few new features added to the handheld.

One thing that many users have been clamouring for is the combination of eShop balances between the 3DS and Wii U. Right now when you add funds to your 3DS those funds are only available on the handheld. In the same respect funds added to your Wii U for eShop purchases and downloads are only usable on your Wii U. Once the update comes you will be able to use the same Nintendo Network ID for both systems which will allow the funds to be pooled between the two systems.

Users who have a Wii U already have the NNID. Connecting it to your 3DS will let those funds be used on your 3DS as well.

Another new feature being added to the 3DS is Miiverse, the community that is currently only available on the Wii U. With the previous announcment that Nintendo is going to be allowing remote Miiverse access from smartphones and computers this now allows those with only a 3DS to join in on the fun.

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Reggie Fils-Amie speaks Miiverse/TVii

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Reggie Fils-Aime has been busy talking a lot about the Wii U lately. Today on AllThingsDigital, Reggie spoke about the changes in the philosophy that gamers will be enduring the next generation and how television will never be the same again. He mentions about how we all compete against different types of media and that we all have to shuffle around to other devices for all sorts of entertainment. But, how will that be done in a more streamlined approach?Read More


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