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Smash Bros. played A Link Between Worlds-style ⊟

Nintendo has posted the winners of its recent Art Academy Sketchpad x Zelda drawing Miiverse competition. The bottom entry took home the grand prize, but Zapp’s Silver Medal-winning entry was totally robbed. Via L~A!

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What the butt is going on at Miiverse ⊟
I’m not even talking about the lovesick notes to Luigi. I’ve accepted that Miiverse has become a dating social network built to help singles out there looking for long-term Luigi relationships — LuigiPeopleMeet, if you will.
No, it’s the posts of middle schoolers seeking out boyfriends and girlfriends on the Wii U/3DS community: you need to read this. It’s insane. It’s amazing. It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. Kids, don’t do this. But please keep doing it. It’s James Cameron’s Titanic, if it took place on Miiverse.
[Update: Use this link or this one if the above link isn’t loading — thanks, @Chemicalcolour and @two21b!]
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What the butt is going on at Miiverse ⊟

I’m not even talking about the lovesick notes to Luigi. I’ve accepted that Miiverse has become a dating social network built to help singles out there looking for long-term Luigi relationships — LuigiPeopleMeet, if you will.

No, it’s the posts of middle schoolers seeking out boyfriends and girlfriends on the Wii U/3DS community: you need to read this. It’s insane. It’s amazing. It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. Kids, don’t do this. But please keep doing it. It’s James Cameron’s Titanic, if it took place on Miiverse.

[Update: Use this link or this one if the above link isn’t loading — thanks, @Chemicalcolour and @two21b!]

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This is what Miiverse was made for ⊟
When they’re not breaking your heart, random Miiverse messages are always great for a laugh. Credit to DaCo for the pic.
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This is what Miiverse was made for ⊟

When they’re not breaking your heart, random Miiverse messages are always great for a laugh. Credit to DaCo for the pic.

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Miiverse, new firmware update out for 3DS ⊟
So that 3DS firmware update debuted last night, bringing with it Miiverse, Nintendo Network ID support (link up with your Wii U NNID, share an eShop wallet), and some camera and screenshot stuff. One item that I hadn’t seen previously announced is the update removes the limit on system transfers (previously limited to five transfers) — now you can move data from one 3DS to another once every seven days.
Additional notes:
Please keep in mind that you won’t be able to switch regions after registering your NNID or use multiple currencies. Funds you have stored for currencies in other regions will no longer be usable.
In-game screenshot system sounds janky, forcing you to suspend your game, open Miiverse, and make a post (not allowing you save the image locally). Not every game is supported either, like Pokémon XY, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Virtual Console titles, and others. At least the actual image quality is apparently really good.
As Daniel points out in the comments, “your 3DS cannot see your Wii U Friends List, so you have to manually ‘follow’ all your friends if you want to catch up on their Miiverse posts on the go.”
Full Version 7.0.0-13U changelog:
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Added Support for Nintendo Network IDs:
Users can now create or link a Nintendo Network ID, which is required to use some network services, from within System Settings
Nintendo eShop has been updated to support Nintendo Network IDs (*1)
For more information regarding Nintendo Network IDs, please visit our Nintendo Network ID introduction page
Added Support for Miiverse:
Users can now view and post to Miiverse from Nintendo 3DS family systems
For more information regarding Miiverse, please visit our Miiverse introduction page
Added a Software Update Notification:
A notification will now display when software is started and update data is available (*2)
Removed the limit to system transfers:
The previous limit of five system transfers per system has been removed
Changed the start-up method of Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu:
Pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously will now start the Nintendo 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu
Improved system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience


Big ups to Lyndie for the cute Miiverse image/post featured above!
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Miiverse, new firmware update out for 3DS ⊟

So that 3DS firmware update debuted last night, bringing with it Miiverse, Nintendo Network ID support (link up with your Wii U NNID, share an eShop wallet), and some camera and screenshot stuff. One item that I hadn’t seen previously announced is the update removes the limit on system transfers (previously limited to five transfers) — now you can move data from one 3DS to another once every seven days.

Additional notes:

  • Please keep in mind that you won’t be able to switch regions after registering your NNID or use multiple currencies. Funds you have stored for currencies in other regions will no longer be usable.
  • In-game screenshot system sounds janky, forcing you to suspend your game, open Miiverse, and make a post (not allowing you save the image locally). Not every game is supported either, like Pokémon XY, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Virtual Console titles, and others. At least the actual image quality is apparently really good.
  • As Daniel points out in the comments, “your 3DS cannot see your Wii U Friends List, so you have to manually ‘follow’ all your friends if you want to catch up on their Miiverse posts on the go.”

Full Version 7.0.0-13U changelog:

Read more

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Miiverse can be too much sometimes ⊟
Seriously, this is breaking my heart. I’ve mostly ignored the Miis wandering around my Super Mario 3D World screen, but this shot posted by Nintenpics convinced me I need to talk to these little dudes and look for any cries for help.
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Miiverse can be too much sometimes ⊟

Seriously, this is breaking my heart. I’ve mostly ignored the Miis wandering around my Super Mario 3D World screen, but this shot posted by Nintenpics convinced me I need to talk to these little dudes and look for any cries for help.

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No Miiverse messaging for 3DS ⊟
Well, that’s disappointing. When it releases next month, the Miiverse app for 3DS won’t let you send direct messages to your friends like you can in the Wii U version, according to a Nintendo customer service rep. We typically don’t take CS statements as gospel, but this is too specific to dismiss:

"We don’t plan on adding the ‘exchange messages between Friends’ option on the Nintendo 3DS Miiverse. Additionally, there are no plans to allow Nintendo 3DS Miiverse users to use the Friend Request feature."

It’s also not surprising, considering how Nintendo shut down Swapnote's online functions supposably after sex predators exploited the service to take advantage of minors. Plus the company disabled Flipnote 3D's free Friends Gallery feature in Japan (the app has been delayed in the West) presumably for the same reason.
It’s all super disappointing Nintendo really seemed to be making strides with the 3DS’s online communication features. Thanks, pedos.
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No Miiverse messaging for 3DS ⊟

Well, that’s disappointing. When it releases next month, the Miiverse app for 3DS won’t let you send direct messages to your friends like you can in the Wii U version, according to a Nintendo customer service rep. We typically don’t take CS statements as gospel, but this is too specific to dismiss:

"We don’t plan on adding the ‘exchange messages between Friends’ option on the Nintendo 3DS Miiverse. Additionally, there are no plans to allow Nintendo 3DS Miiverse users to use the Friend Request feature."

It’s also not surprising, considering how Nintendo shut down Swapnote's online functions supposably after sex predators exploited the service to take advantage of minors. Plus the company disabled Flipnote 3D's free Friends Gallery feature in Japan (the app has been delayed in the West) presumably for the same reason.

It’s all super disappointing Nintendo really seemed to be making strides with the 3DS’s online communication features. Thanks, pedos.

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Unified Nintendo IDs, Miiverse in next 3DS update ⊟

Discussing the next firmware update for 3DS coming next month, Nintendo mentioned we’ll finally get that Miiverse feature promised earlier this year — just in time to replace Swapnote.

You’ll also now be able to register a Nintendo Network ID with your 3DS, and combine your eShop wallet balance if you link it with a Wii U NNID. While this doesn’t mean you can now cross-buy games (purchasing a game once to play it on both systems), this does make the feature possible.

Oh, and you’ll be able to view Youtube videos on your 3DS some time later this month.

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The Minecraft stage in Super Smash Bros. looks rad ⊟

Shout outs to BonkinHead. Yes, it seems silly that someone would confuse Pilotwings with Minecraft, but that’s how kids are these days — a lot of them view everything through the lens of Minecraft. I have a nephew who thinks Fallout is a Minecraft texture. That’s what’s going on with video games now.

Anyway, who doesn’t love fighting on a plane? It was dope in Gunstar Heroes (well, that was a helicopter, but you know what I mean), and it will probably be dope in Super Smash Bros.

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Art Academy Miiverse app for Wii U
So smart! In advance of a Wii U Art Academy, Nintendo is releasing an eShop app that allows you to use Art Academy drawing tools to make art for Miiverse.
I don’t think that’s a subtle dig at your skills, but maybe pick up a “how to draw” book anyway amirite
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Art Academy Miiverse app for Wii U

So smart! In advance of a Wii U Art Academy, Nintendo is releasing an eShop app that allows you to use Art Academy drawing tools to make art for Miiverse.

I don’t think that’s a subtle dig at your skills, but maybe pick up a “how to draw” book anyway amirite

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Miiverse live on the web
Got a Wii U? Go here and you can start browsing Miiverse posts from your PC or smartphone! You can’t post yet, but you CAN easily get screenshots of other people’s posts.
In other words, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING 
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Miiverse live on the web

Got a Wii U? Go here and you can start browsing Miiverse posts from your PC or smartphone! You can’t post yet, but you CAN easily get screenshots of other people’s posts.

In other words, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING 

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I love the ridiculous posts on Miiverse — I wish I had the time to comb through all of the different communities to find gold like this. I could do without a lot of the aimless noise or this kind of Flipnote Hatena junk on the service, but stuff like random Aaliyah posts, the New Super Miiverse Bros. project, and the Funky Barn and Family Party shenanigans make it all worth wading through.
Anyway, if you follow us on Twitter, you would have seen I had a crisis several months ago trying to decide what to spend $2 of free Amazon music credit on. I spent days stressing over the issue before finally grabbing Aaliyah’s "One in a Million" and "4 Page Letter" because both tracks are the business. Thank you, Jamesmac, for preaching the truth and giving me an excuse to link those two songs.
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I love the ridiculous posts on Miiverse — I wish I had the time to comb through all of the different communities to find gold like this. I could do without a lot of the aimless noise or this kind of Flipnote Hatena junk on the service, but stuff like random Aaliyah posts, the New Super Miiverse Bros. project, and the Funky Barn and Family Party shenanigans make it all worth wading through.

Anyway, if you follow us on Twitter, you would have seen I had a crisis several months ago trying to decide what to spend $2 of free Amazon music credit on. I spent days stressing over the issue before finally grabbing Aaliyah’s "One in a Million" and "4 Page Letter" because both tracks are the business. Thank you, Jamesmac, for preaching the truth and giving me an excuse to link those two songs.

Buy Wii U stuff, Aaliyah joints
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Thanks for the protip, Nikki!

I hope Miiverse is home to more hilarity like this, and I wish the same for the unofficial Miiverse Tumblr where I found these images. I’m kicking myself over not being the one to start this site.

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