Miiverse - News

July2013

  • News Miiverse Update Adds Tags to Posts

    Character limit for messages also increased

    Filtering through the walls of posts in Miiverse communities has become easier thanks to an announced update that includes the ability to add certain tags to posts. Tags vary by community and type of game, but can include Question, Accomplishment, Impressions, Retro and Players Wanted. These tags will...

  • Feature EarthBound Captivates Miiverse

    The old and rare meets new and inclusive

    More than a week ago, EarthBound arrived on the Wii U Virtual Console, with Nintendo adopting a shock tactic by releasing the long-awaited title with no advance notice. Though the merits of dropping one of the Nintendo community's most talked about games onto the service in that manner can be debated, what...

  • News New Super Luigi U Competition Opens On Miiverse

    The least number of coins wins!

    New Super Luigi U has been available in the Wii U eShop for a good while now and plenty of people have picked it up and completed the 82 extra levels starring Mario's green-glad brother. Upon finishing it you can check out your records, which is handy to see just how you got on, and now the game's director Masataka...

June2013

  • News Miiverse Update Doubles Character Limit for Posts

    Take that, Twitter

    The Wii U's bespoke social network, Miiverse, has seen quite a few changes since its initial launch in North America on 18th November 2012. It's escaped the Wii U hardware with a neat web browser version — though you do need a Nintendo Network ID to use it fully — and has seen various other tweaks and changes to improve the...

  • News Toki Tori 2 Miiverse Drawing Contest Flies Into Its Second Half

    Now for some downtime

    Toki Tori 2 developer Two Tribes has been going out of its way to engage and reward fans of the Wii U eShop title, with a meaty update and, in the past couple of weeks, a Miiverse drawing contest. Each week the studio has set a theme, sifted through a shortlist of those with the most 'Yeahs' and picked winners that'll appear...

  • Feature A Miiverse Adventure With Mega Man X

    Time for some Megan Man, er, Mega Man

    A little while ago we reviewed Mega Man X on the Wii U Virtual Console, and liked it a lot. We happen to think this is a brilliant game, but it may nevertheless seem peculiar to those encountering it for the first time. We decided to try and see the game through fresh eyes while working on the review, and below...

  • News Toki Tori 2 Miiverse Drawing Contest Flutters Into Round Two

    Getting historical

    A little over a week ago we reported on an interesting Toki Tori 2 Miiverse drawing contest that was launched by Two Tribes, aiming to encourage the talented artists in the game's community to share even more creations. The prize is a grand one, with winning drawings set to appear as cave drawings in the game. The contest is...

  • News Miiverse Update Adds Facebook and Twitter Sharing

    Or Google+ and Tumblr, if you prefer

    While most attention is currently drawn to the floor at E3, Nintendo has applied a Miiverse update that now allows you to share posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr. It's another smart move for the bespoke network, especially as those with a Nintendo Network ID can now view individual posts when...

  • News Mario Kart TV Will Allow You To Share Your Racing Skills On Miiverse

    Nintendo announces new feature for Mario Kart 8

    Nintendo has just confirmed that Mario Kart 8 will allow players to share their best races using a service called Mario Kart TV. According to IGN, players will be able to record and upload their performances to Miiverse, where other players can pass comments on their skills. This is similar to the...

  • News Miiverse Photo Attachment Option Teased

    Still in its test phase

    The run up to E3 is full of teasing and surprises, and this year it's no different. Nintendo employee, Tom, was on a flight to LA earlier on with Reggie and let everyone know he was doing so by posting on Miiverse. However, this post featured an image of the plane's wing, suggesting photo attachments may be available in the...

  • News Nintendo Launches E3 Miiverse Communities

    Use your happy face

    With Nintendo opting to go its own way with its E3 messaging this year, moving away from a live conference in favour of a special Nintendo Direct broadcast and other promised snippets of footage and news, it's naturally taken to its bespoke social network on Wii U to spread the word further. Announcements have appeared (from...

  • News Two Tribes Launches Toki Tori 2 Miiverse Drawing Contest

    Your artwork could appear in the game

    When it comes to Toki Tori 2 on the Wii U eShop, no-one can accuse developer Two Tribes of releasing the title and then simply walking away. The studio has actively sought the opinions of those that have played the game, applying feedback to a substantial update that improved and tweaked various aspects of the...

May2013

April2013

  • News Miiverse to Arrive on 3DS "Within This Year"

    3DS game communities will be included, of course

    Earlier today Nintendo took the important step of launching a beta for a browser-based Miiverse service — you simply visit miiverse.nintendo.net on a smartphone, tablet or computer and you can browse the communities and "Yeah" posts, though you can't post your own comments yet. Naturally we're left...

  • News Miiverse Now Available In Your Browser

    Social network makes the leap off of Wii U

    Miiverse, that perfectly civil, friendly and downright jovial Wii U utopia of a social network, which doubles as a place to discover just how much patience people have for creating incredibly elaborate works of art using two colors and a stylus, is now available in your browser. You're now free to sit in...

  • Interview Marc Franklin - Nintendo of America

    We chat with Nintendo's head PR honcho about 3DS, Earthbound and Zelda

    Between test drives of a selection of Nintendo's 2013 line-up, including The Legend of Zelda 3DS, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, we had the chance to catch up with Nintendo of America's PR wizard Marc Franklin to talk about w

  • News Eiji Aonuma Takes To Link To The Past Miiverse To Discuss Zelda 3DS

    Special mention for Oracle of Seasons and Ages, too

    During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo landed an unexpected surprise on us towards the end of the broadcast. We were told to expect a new Zelda game for the 3DS before the end of the year — the kind of megaton announcement that would normally wait until E3. Not only that, but we weren't...

  • Video Latest Miiverse Update Continues to Improve the Platform

    Socialising on Wii U gets easier and quicker

    While not a system-seller in its own right, Miiverse on Wii U is, for some at least, a major part of the console that can absorb as much time as some games. By blending popular features from a number of social platforms with its own "communities" structure, Nintendo has setup a thoroughly decent and...

March2013

  • Talking Point Going Mobile Will Give Miiverse a New Lease of Life

    A true Nintendo social network

    We think that many Wii U owners are likely to agree on one key point: Miiverse is a welcome and excellent new feature on the system. Nintendo was clearly aware that it'd be a major feature and selling point, giving the platform its iconic pre-E3 demonstration and reveal with the viral star, Non-Specific Action...

  • Video Is This What Miiverse Will Look Like On Your Smartphone?

    Miiverse made mobile

    A video has hit the web which appears to show Nintendo's Miiverse running on a smartphone via its web browser. The footage shows someone navigating through several Miiverse posts in the iPhone's Safari browser — and not via a dedicated application. There's a chance that this may be the only way to access the service from a...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Makes His Miiverse Debut

    Nintendo legend declares 2013 'The Year of Luigi'

    Satoru Iwata took to Miiverse for the very first time earlier on to reconfirm that the update Wii U users will receive in April will reduce the time it takes to launch and exit software. Not to be outdone, Shigeru Miyamoto has now made his Miiverse debut by submitting a post to celebrate the Year of...

  • News Access Miiverse On Your Smartphone And PC By The End Of May

    Keep up to date on the go

    During a talk at the Game Developers Conference today, Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki said Nintendo's popular social network application would be accessible on smartphones and PCs between April and May. A 3DS version is currently in development and will arrive sometime in the future, though a release date is unknown at...

  • News Nintendo Launches Year Of Luigi Miiverse Communities

    Step forward, Luigi

    To continue promoting the Year of Luigi this year, Nintendo has launched not only one, but three communities to support the brother-in-green on Miiverse. Wii U users can discuss Luigi or post doodles in his honour through the official Year of Luigi community, a dedicated discussion thread for upcoming 3DS title Luigi’s...

February2013

  • News Filtering Miiverse Content Is Easier With A New Update

    Cut out the unwanted posts

    Nintendo has been busy behind the scenes updating Miiverse, including changes to make filtering content that little bit easier. A verified member of staff, Marty, appeared on the platform today to inform us of the new update. You can now filter for 'Player Posts' in each gaming community. If you touch the option at the...

  • News Zelda Miiverse Community Launches Today For Wii U

    Finally, for all us fanboys and fangirls

    It's been announced during today's Nintendo Direct presentations that a special Legend of Zelda Miiverse community will be launching today for the Wii U. While we still have some time before The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and the Wii U Legend of Zelda games release, fans of the series will be able to...

  • News Miiverse Friend Requests Restricted For Gamers Aged 12 And Under

    Nintendo doing its best to protect younger users

    On Miiverse, Nintendo gamers can interact with one another and send friend requests to those they want to stay connected to - even if they do not actually know them. Nintendo has recently made a small announcement regarding the service, saying it will be restricting younger gamers from sending or...

January2013

December2012

  • News Here's How PlayStation Boss Shuhei Yoshida Lovingly Trolled Nintendo

    Subtle yet effective

    President of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has recently treated himself to a Wii U. That's right, Yoshida (@yosp as he's known on Twitter), posted his Nintendo Network ID to his followers earlier this week in the hope of discussing his experience with fellow Wii U users. However, in a cheeky and light-hearted...

  • Feature Taking Off to the Miiverse

    Remember everyone, it's all about empathy

    Apart from those living in Japan, many Nintendo gamers will have now spent some time with Wii U, Nintendo's new home console and foray into a variety of bold new directions. A great deal of focus, unsurprisingly, is given to the company's first dalliance with HD visuals, and more prominently the various...

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  • News Miiverse Won't Connect to Twitter or Facebook

    Living in a box

    Nintendo's Miiverse social network will start life on Wii U before eventually spreading to Nintendo 3DS and any other web-enabled device, but it won't interact with popular social networks like Twitter or Facebook. GamesIndustry.biz reports Miiverse will keep its focus on those already interested in video games. Nintendo of Europe's...

  • News Reggie Fils-Aime Plays it Cool Over Wii U GamePad Battery

    Does share good news on Miiverse moderation

    As those who follow the company know, Nintendo doesn't enthusiastically reveal the detailed technical specifications of its consoles and handhelds, beyond basics. One issue on that front that came out of E3 was the Wii U GamePad's battery life — a feature that dominated the early days of 3DS — and in...

  • Talking Point The Good and Bad Sides of Moderating Miiverse

    Big Mario is watching

    As we were bombarded with announcements and details about Wii U in the past week, perhaps one feature stood out as something distinctly new in the world of Nintendo: Miiverse. After enduring the lacking online options on Wii for the past six years, Nintendo gamers can look ahead to potential levels of social interaction...

  • News Nintendo to Offer Triple Layer of Miiverse Moderation

    Don't be naughty

    One of Wii U's biggest features so far is Miiverse. It promises to be a social network on the console, infused with typical Nintendo touches to make it as charming and fun as possible. From a practical perspective, the idea is to communicate with other Wii U gamers to receive game tips, arrange online play and make friends. Another...

  • E3 2012 Animal Crossing Wii U Gets More Friendly with Miiverse

    Friend finder

    It's no surprise that Katsuya Eguchi, the creator of Animal Crossing and hardware producer on Wii U, is already thinking about how to combine the two. Speaking at last night's developer roundtable, Eguchi mused on how Wii U's Miiverse social network could enhance Animal Crossing's community. Eguchi said in the past people have had a...

  • Reaction Nintendo Finally Arrives Online with Wii U

    Better late than never

    Nintendo's pre-E3 show just wrapped up, with an unprecedented focus on Wii U's online functions. The machine's innovative new Miiverse online system took centre stage, and Nintendo's put it front and centre in the console itself too. When you power up your Wii U, you'll see the Miiverse Plaza, a vibrant, online connected...

  • E3 2012 Prepare to Enter the Miiverse

    Get yourself connected

    Nintendo has offered a tantalising peek at Wii U's menu and online systems at its pre-E3 Nintendo Direct. Dubbed Miiverse, it's a bit like a Mii-based social network that is always online, allowing you to chat with your friends and others online about all the games you're playing. The Miiverse Plaza is the first thing that...

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