Miiverse Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Miiverse RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Miiverse Seems to be Coming to a Close Soon https://www.gameskinny.com/hoxhg/miiverse-seems-to-be-coming-to-a-close-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/hoxhg/miiverse-seems-to-be-coming-to-a-close-soon Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:42:32 -0400 Zantallion

With the Switch being as big of a hit as it is, you wouldn't expect Nintendo to pay as much attention to its less successful predecessor. But, true to form, Nintendo surprised everyone by releasing an update for the Wii U -- bringing the system to version 5.5.2.

While Nintendo themselves claim that the update is simply for "stability purposes", under the hood there appears to be a more meaningful reason for the update -- the end of Miiverse.

This may well be a thing of the past soon.

Dataminers digging through the update have found a few interesting things pointing to Nintendo's intentions with this patch. First of all, the new update blocks the most popular method with which users could hack their Wii U. Modders are hard at work trying to find a workaround -- but for now, hackers are just not updating at all.  

Most importantly, though, the 5.5.2 Wii U update includes the following text:

"The Miiverse service has ended. Miiverse and any software features that make use of Miiverse are now unavailable." 


Your days are numbered, Miiverse drawing of Yoshi.

If this turns out to be legitimate, it's a turnaround for Nintendo,\ -- who, back when Miiverse was new, claimed that they wanted Miiverse to become a social media giant not unlike Facebook or Twitter. Years later, with Miiverse not coming to the much more successful Switch and this new message dataminers have uncovered, it seems Nintendo is abandoning that dream.

Could Nintendo try something similar to Miiverse on the Switch? Or is the Miiverse dream truly dead? We'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, keep posted to Gameskinny for more news on Nintendo updates and the future of Miiverse.

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Nintendo Opens Up Special E3 Community https://www.gameskinny.com/ojdxn/nintendo-opens-up-special-e3-community https://www.gameskinny.com/ojdxn/nintendo-opens-up-special-e3-community Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:38:26 -0400 Austin Katz

Nintendo just opened dedicated communities in Miiverse to allow special places for fans to discuss all of the latest E3 news. They announced this both on Twitter and their official website. 

Nintendo said these communities can be found in the "special" section of Miiverse.

The first community, called Nintendo@E3 2016 Community, is where fans are able to voice their opinions on Nintendo's E3 announcements as well as discuss the announcements with fellow community members and post drawings.  

The second community, Game News, Videos, and Events Community, acts as a source of information for all Nintendo news coming out of E3. Here fans are not able to post, but only comment on all updates coming from official Nintendo representatives. 

Nintendo said these communities will only be open for a limited time, and will announce soon when they will close. In addition to these communities, Nintendo is also holding more special events leading up to E3 2016.

(Images courtesy of Nintendo)

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Miiverse Gets Overhaul for New Features https://www.gameskinny.com/2zbe0/miiverse-gets-overhaul-for-new-features https://www.gameskinny.com/2zbe0/miiverse-gets-overhaul-for-new-features Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:11:59 -0400 Courtney Gamache

The very popular Nintendo Miiverse that is utilized on the 3DS and Wii U is gaining many new features that will make communication much easier.

New Features: Screenshot Album and Play Journal

A new screenshot album will be added to the Miiverse, where all screenshots taken can be found in one place. Some specifics about the album includes that it can hold up to 100 screenshots, and that it is also private to each user. That way your gaming memories can remain special and untouched.

The Play Journal is for users to express their thoughts about the games they're playing, and can be done while in-game. To find the play journal, you open the Miiverse while in-game, and a screenshot will be saved so you can see what was going on at that time of your entry. This will be perfect for showing secret parts of levels and alternative routes.

Game Communities

The community for each game will be split into three-parts to make navigating more accessible. The parts include Play Journal Entries, Drawings, and Discussions.

Within the Play Journals Entries section, you'll be able to see what others think about the game, and maybe they can even help you get through a part you're stuck at. Since screenshots will be shown, the visual aid will be helpful.

The Drawings section shows different artwork for each game, starting with the most popular drawing. Being able to find great artists and following their work will become an easy task.

Lastly the Discussions page is used for talking about a specific game and even asking questions. Utilizing tags within discussion posts will make finding common thoughts effortless.

Removed Feature

One feature that Nintendo is removing from the Miiverse is the ability to post to your activity feed. To replace this, they've added the Play Journal which will incorporate the screenshots of the game. 

These new additions will appear in the Miiverse during this Summer of 2015

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Splatoon: What We Know and What to Expect https://www.gameskinny.com/tu9s4/splatoon-what-we-know-and-what-to-expect https://www.gameskinny.com/tu9s4/splatoon-what-we-know-and-what-to-expect Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:16:14 -0400 Thomas M Gumbel

Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo America is touting the upcoming Splatoon as a “major new IP”.  Didn’t he say the same thing about Code Name S.T.E.A.M.?  Which was kinda really underwhelming?  Well, unlike the relatively quiet release of CNS, Nintendo’s being more vocal (and visual) about their goals for Splatoon.  Reggie says they’re aiming to “do for action shooters [with Splatoon] what Mario Kart did for kart racing.”  Nintendo wants Splatoon to be “fun for all skill levels,” so don’t expect it to be all about the kills.

What We’ve Seen: Multiplayer

  • A world hub/lobby acts as the main menu, similar to DragonBall Xenoverse.
  • Splatoon’s main multiplayer mode is called “Turf War”. We first got a glimpse of this mode at last year’s E3. Opposing teams of four have to paint as much of the arena as they can before time runs out. The team whose color covers the most surface area wins.
  • The maps are organized almost like those you see in a MOBA; starting points at opposite ends of the field, immediately afforded branching paths, lanes, etc. 
  • Lots of weapons! Many of them are family-friendly stand-ins for shooter staples like pistols and snipers, but we’ve seen some goofier, more creative ones like a giant paint roller.
  • Players can teleport to their allies at any time by tapping their icons on the gamepad map.

What We’ve Seen: Campaign

  • Though still an action-shooter at the core, the single-player adventure borrows heavily from 3D platformers; mostly in the way the maps are laid out and how the game teaches the mechanics.

What to Expect…

  • …Or what not to.  Like voice chat.  Sorry, I know you’ll all miss the screaming, caffeine-hopped eleven-year-olds.
  • A focus on multiplayer; so don’t expect a super lengthy campaign.
  • Miiverse functionality
  • Ranked Battles!  But not until post-launch.
  • A May release
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Hint for NES Remix 2 Code: I've Solved it, Have You? https://www.gameskinny.com/43nj4/hint-for-nes-remix-2-code-ive-solved-it-have-you https://www.gameskinny.com/43nj4/hint-for-nes-remix-2-code-ive-solved-it-have-you Mon, 26 May 2014 11:56:30 -0400 S20TEW

Still struggling to unlock all the titles in NES Remix 2? Not to worry Nintendo fans, one of the games developers has posted a secret code on Miiverse that unlocks the remaining titles that players haven't accessed yet.

Subject: There’s a hint regarding a hidden code you can use for NES Remix 2 hiding somewhere in this image. Hope you have fun solving it!

Post: Hello everybody! Hayashida here.

Are you all having fun with NES Remix 2? I'm delighted to see so many of you posting using the special stamp that you get for completing all the stages!

However, there are probably still lots of people who haven't unlocked all the NES games yet.

If this sounds like you, I've got some good news! I'm here to give you a clue to a hidden code that we concealed in NES Remix 2. Using this code will give you access to all the titles that you haven't unlocked yet.

The clue is as follows...STAR TEST CLEAR!

 

Can You Crack The Code?

I have worked the code out and I will say this: it is an anagram, but that's all I'm giving you, I don't want to spoil it for those that enjoy the challenge or who would rather beat the game without the hint.

Can any of you crack the code?

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How to Fix Nintendo: I'm Here to Help https://www.gameskinny.com/xywlr/how-to-fix-nintendo-im-here-to-help https://www.gameskinny.com/xywlr/how-to-fix-nintendo-im-here-to-help Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:42:54 -0500 TumsST

Nintendo has always been a company that takes risks.

Sometime, that risk pays off, like going with a Brooklyn Plumber or a group of Pocket Monsters. However for every diamond in the rough, there is also that rough patch that you just can't fix, like the Virtual Boy. Now, It's usually more hit than miss with the Big N, but it's no secret that lately they've been struggling. That's okay - with my help Ninty should be alright when Donkey Kong Country and Mario Kart 8 come out to the masses.

Ready Nintendo? Put these ideas in your "break-in-case-everything's-terrible" glass case. Then find a hammer. 

First: Learn To Launch

Let's look at how Nintendo does business.

They have good first party titles, they have decent marketing, and they have the nostalgia factor. However the Wii U, like several other recent Nintendo systems, didn't have the greatest launch window, game-wise.

That's not uncommon in this day and age, but how the company comes out of that early slow period can show the fans if the company has a plan. The 3DS didn't have the best launch window, but most buyers could hold out for the  Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D even though that didn't come along right away.

For the Wii U launch, it looked like Nintendo was trying to get the audience that the Wii didn't appeal to and hook them. Games like ZombiU and Ninja Gaiden were made for the "hardcore" (and I use that term lightly) gamer that wouldn't even look at a Wii. However, the games weren't the good enough to entice hardcore gamers to make the switch, and those titles scared away the casual player that the Wii grabbed and didn't let go.

This minor history lesson just serves as a reminder of what the Wii U was before the likes of Mario 3D World, and The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker brought the system to "just getting by."

In Theory, the Wii U is an Easy Fix

Step one is to fix/modify the eShop

The eShop should have more classic games on it from the likes of the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and the N64. It should also have more obscure games as well as classic games from Japan. I know the eShop already has imported games but the classic games would be a welcome addition. Nintendo is always trying to bank on the nostalgia factor and bringing back more classic games is the best way to do that. Nintendo could also do what they have done for quite some time, re-release a game again and again. Pokémon with old school Game Boy graphics and Wi-Fi trading sounds too perfect not to do.

Another idea that could work is an Ambassador-type program for the Wii U
Being creative like this is what Nintendo was known for in the old days

This would work a little differently than the 3DS one. You could have Wii U owners from the beginning/certain period be able to download 5 free games of their choosing and that would be it. It would say on their Miiverse profile that they're Ambassadors or they could have access to special Miiverse/Ambassador stamps that only Ambassadors would have. Being creative like this is what Nintendo was known for in the old days. If they didn't, who knows what games we would/wouldn't have? New intellectual properties are tough to master and rarely are giving the time needed to succeed in the market. A prime example of this is the Wonderful 101, new I.P. that was good but wasn't giving the time since it was "different."

Finally: Fix the Marketing

The marketing for the Wii U was terrible.

If people have no idea that the system isn't just a Wii and a tablet, then the marketing department failed miserably. The main idea should have been that the Wii U is totally different from the Wii. The holiday ad campaign did a little better that people could tell that the Wii U was 'different' and the sales were better but you can hang that on the better games that were available during the holiday season.

The launch window, like I mentioned before wasn't the best for the Wii U but it didn't have that one breakout game. New Super Mario Brothers U was a great game but it wasn't different enough to get people to say, I need a Wii U for that game. It also hurt Nintendo that they wanted the system to just be for games and didn't put a DVD player in it, like the other systems. It kept the price down but it could have brought in more business.

How would you fix Nintendo?

There's no use denying it, Nintendo isn't in a great place right now. But gamers have a special place in their hearts for the company, and no one wants to see them on the rocks. 

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Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons Heading to Virtual Console https://www.gameskinny.com/m3ewz/zelda-oracle-of-ages-and-oracle-of-seasons-heading-to-virtual-console https://www.gameskinny.com/m3ewz/zelda-oracle-of-ages-and-oracle-of-seasons-heading-to-virtual-console Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:59:04 -0500 Ashley Shankle

This morning's Nintendo Direct presentation announced the release of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons on the 3DS eShop. The presentation confirmed the Japanese release, and series producer Eiji Anouma announced that the titles would be making their way to other territories at a later date.

While the Japanese eShop release will be taking place on February 27, the Western releases will have a while to wait. Anouma spoke up on the subject and posted this message on the Zelda Miiverse this morning shortly after the Nintendo Direct presentation:

"The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages will be released for Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS in Japan, but it'll be a little while longer till they're out in other territories. We''d like to ask for your patience until they're ready for release. Thank you!"

 It looks like Western Zelda fans are going to have to buckle down and wait.

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