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News: Wii Fit U Gets Social With User Created Miiverse Communities

Wii Fit U Gets Social With User Created Miiverse Communities

Get fit together

If you have over-indulged during the festive period and made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, you will no doubt appreciate any encouragement you receive from friends and family to stay on track. During today’s Nintendo Direct it was announced that the upcoming Wii Fit U will let players create their own user communities...

Feature: Taking Off to the Miiverse

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...

News: Miiverse Hacked By Mistake, Possible Metal Gear And Yoshi Wii U Games Unearthed

Miiverse Hacked By Mistake, Possible Metal Gear And Yoshi Wii U Games Unearthed

UPDATED: It was only a "mock up" area, says Nintendo

EDIT: As many of you have pointed out, since the publication of this article Nintendo has revealed to GamesIndustry International that the menu accessed by the 'hacker' was in fact a mocked-up test menu and was not linked to the main Miiverse system. Nintendo's official line is as follows: It...

News: Nintendo Talks Miiverse, Nintendo Network, And Internet Browser

Nintendo Talks Miiverse, Nintendo Network, And Internet Browser

NoA's Bill Trinen dishes on the Wii U's online functionalities

Last week, Nintendo of Japan hosted a Nintendo Direct, which focused on Miiverse and a variety of online features for Wii U. While Nintendo of America has yet to host its own streamed broadcast on the subject, it's released a new video that showcases Miiverse, Nintendo Network, and the...

News: Satoru Iwata Would Like Miiverse to Become a "Game Diary"

Satoru Iwata Would Like Miiverse to Become a "Game Diary"

Oh, and there's a cardboard GamePad

As more information continues to arrive in the final days before Wii U hits stores, additional Iwata Asks transcriptions are arriving in English to spread the word. One of the more recent additions features the Nintendo boss interviewing the developers behind Miiverse, a team with extensive experience in web...

News: Miiverse To Be Detailed In An Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Miiverse To Be Detailed In An Upcoming Nintendo Direct

"Sometime" before launch

Nintendo has been worryingly quiet on what the Wii U dashboard and online functionality might entail on its new console. One thing we do know is that it plans to have a "social network" style presence with Miiverse, a place where gamers can see what games one another is playing and help each other progress through particular...

News: Miiverse Won't Connect to Twitter or Facebook

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

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...

News: Nintendo to Offer Triple Layer of Miiverse Moderation

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

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

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

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...