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SMHnote ⊟
Days after Nintendo closed Swapnote's online messaging feature, we finally know more about what might have caused the sudden service stoppage.
According to a couple reports popping up in Japanese outlets Mainichi and Yomiuri Online, a 44-year-old man is said to have used the app to communicate with pre-teen girls, convincing them to send back nude photos. Two other men allegedly lured a 12-year-old girl to a hotel multiple times to perform “improper acts” after connecting with her through an online dating site she accessed with her 3DS (possibly using the handheld’s browser?).
Kotaku says the reports mention the victims’ parents turned off the online functions of their daughters’ 3DSes, but the children turned them back on.
Terrible, terrible people. The sad Nikki artwork above is courtesy of Koto by the way. You can hear us talking more about Swapnote's demise in our new podcast episode published this morning.
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SMHnote ⊟

Days after Nintendo closed Swapnote's online messaging feature, we finally know more about what might have caused the sudden service stoppage.

According to a couple reports popping up in Japanese outlets Mainichi and Yomiuri Online, a 44-year-old man is said to have used the app to communicate with pre-teen girls, convincing them to send back nude photos. Two other men allegedly lured a 12-year-old girl to a hotel multiple times to perform “improper acts” after connecting with her through an online dating site she accessed with her 3DS (possibly using the handheld’s browser?).

Kotaku says the reports mention the victims’ parents turned off the online functions of their daughters’ 3DSes, but the children turned them back on.

Terrible, terrible people. The sad Nikki artwork above is courtesy of Koto by the way. You can hear us talking more about Swapnote's demise in our new podcast episode published this morning.

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TinyCast 012 - Sayonara, Swapnote - Tiny Cartridge

TinyCast 012 - Sayonara, Swapnote

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Another TinyCast episode for your morning! We spent the first segment lamenting the loss of popular 3DS messaging app Swapnote, but we have other eShop news to lift our spirits: Farewell, Umihara Kawase is coming to North America, the Sega 3D Classics line finally debuts in North America this month, and more!

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Life after Swapnote ⊟

With Swapnote shuttered and the chances for a Super Smash Bros. playable role looking slim, the 3DS app’s mascot has to look for a new home. There’s a new and very cute Tumblr following Nikki’s Adventures in Animal Crossing as the ex-postmistress tries to find her way.

It looks like she’s landed on her feet. With few funds to her name, Nikki lived in a tent for a while, but at least now she has a house (and a lot of debt to go along with it). Still, there are moments when Nikki’s reminded of what she’s lost — not just her home or countless penpals, but her purpose. It could be a long time before she really recovers from that.

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Swapnote as an NES app ⊟

Before you complain that this isn’t the NES palette or that it’s not a real homebrew release or whatever contrived annoyance you’ve created to power that hate-device you call your heart, watch this. Listen to this. Oh my god, it’s perfect. Big ups to composer James Roach and artist Merrigo for creating this amazing tribute.

Top five things I’ll miss about Swapnote, now that Nintendo’s all but killed it:

  • Nikki
  • That lovely music
  • Special stationary
  • Messages from way talented artists and rappers (s/o to Mister Raroo)
  • Organizing matches with other members in our Kid Icarus: Uprising clan, Garfield & Friends

I think we’re going to make this month Nikki November.

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If Swapnote's mascot Nikki had a cameo in a 2D game — and I really hope Nintendo's in-house and second-party development teams find excuses to make this happen — she'd probably look a lot like this sprite!
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If Swapnote's mascot Nikki had a cameo in a 2D game — and I really hope Nintendo's in-house and second-party development teams find excuses to make this happen — she'd probably look a lot like this sprite!

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Happy Birthday, Nikki!
If the idea of opening Swapnote and sorting through a deluge of unread messages gives you stomach upsets, you can see the app’s one-year anniversary note here.
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Happy Birthday, Nikki!

If the idea of opening Swapnote and sorting through a deluge of unread messages gives you stomach upsets, you can see the app’s one-year anniversary note here.

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Spoiler alert: Swapnote's 1-year anniversary note

Apparently you can set the 3DS clock ahead to 12/21 to see it?

Swapnote is absolutely the most precious thing, which I’m terrified to open because it would result in something like the courtroom scene from Miracle on 34th St., but with Yoshi drawings and cat pictures instead of letters to Santa.

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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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If you ever wanted to send messages to Swapnote’s mascot Nikki, you sort of can now — some young lass has set up a Tumblr blog for the green sweatered character.

There’s an Ask form for submitting questions, and if Nikki likes them (and if they’re not inappropriate queries that make her blush), she’ll post a sketch response. Neat!

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Freakyforms QR code for Swapnote’s Nikki. The 3DS’s messaging app mascot is everywhere nowadays — she’s in Mii Plazas, user photos (OMGGG), foot fetish fanart, and now Freakyforms! What next? A Pushmo puzzle? A cameo in Super Smash Bros. 3DS?? A guest verse on the remix for Birdman/Nicki Minaj/Lil’ Wayne’s "Y.U. MAD"?!?
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[Via Takuya, Superjezmerelda]

Freakyforms QR code for Swapnote’s Nikki. The 3DS’s messaging app mascot is everywhere nowadays — she’s in Mii Plazas, user photos (OMGGG), foot fetish fanart, and now Freakyforms! What next? A Pushmo puzzle? A cameo in Super Smash Bros. 3DS?? A guest verse on the remix for Birdman/Nicki Minaj/Lil’ Wayne’s "Y.U. MAD"?!?

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

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See also: More Swapnote news

[Via Takuya, Superjezmerelda]

Fanart for Swapnote's Nikki by Happy Freshener. Wow, people love this app so much, they're drawing tributes for this minor character from the Nintendo-verse. Of course, perverts have even made “sex” comics with her.
I know dudes want me to add them for Swapnote fun, but my Friends List is pretty much full right now!  And I need to stop inviting people to send me messages — as much as I enjoy them, it’s totally getting in my way of playing the other eShop stuff I’ve downloaded.
Like, with what little free time I have, I’ll sit down to play Mighty Switch Force, VVVVVV, or Pushmo, but nope, there’s two dozen new Swapnotes for me to check out first! And then there goes the rest of my night.
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Fanart for Swapnote's Nikki by Happy Freshener. Wow, people love this app so much, they're drawing tributes for this minor character from the Nintendo-verse. Of course, perverts have even made “sex” comics with her.

I know dudes want me to add them for Swapnote fun, but my Friends List is pretty much full right now!  And I need to stop inviting people to send me messages — as much as I enjoy them, it’s totally getting in my way of playing the other eShop stuff I’ve downloaded.

Like, with what little free time I have, I’ll sit down to play Mighty Switch Force, VVVVVV, or Pushmo, but nope, there’s two dozen new Swapnotes for me to check out first! And then there goes the rest of my night.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Swapnote news

[Via Happy Freshener]