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News: Nintendo Aware Of StreetPass Plaza Crash Reports, Investigation Currently Underway

Nintendo Aware Of StreetPass Plaza Crash Reports, Investigation Currently Underway

Squashing the bug

Today, Nintendo issued an update to the StreetPass Plaza application which allows you to download and purchase four additional games. Unfortunately, many 3DS owners have been reporting system crashes when attempting to purchase one of these mini-games. From what we can gather, this only seems to impact European users — we tested...

News: New 3DS Firmware Update 6.0.0-11U Now Live

New 3DS Firmware Update 6.0.0-11U Now Live

New StreetPass features in Europe, update is worldwide

With no warning or fanfare Nintendo has released the latest update for the 3DS, version 6.0.0-11U. The update includes a save data backup feature for downloaded content, as well as a small improvement in system ability and usability. Save Data Backup Feature: Users can now back up save data...

News: Nintendo Setting Up Thousands Of StreetPass Relay Stations Across US And Europe

Nintendo Setting Up Thousands Of StreetPass Relay Stations Across US And Europe

Bring on the green flashing lights!

Nintendo has confirmed it is still committed to the StreetPass function of the 3DS by announcing during an analyst briefing at E3 that it is creating thousands of new StreetPass relay stations across the US and Europe. The company plans to turn 28,000 Wi-Fi access points into relays in the US, while Europe is set...

News: Eiji Aonuma and Hideki Konno Wander Into The StreetPass Mii Plaza

Eiji Aonuma and Hideki Konno Wander Into The StreetPass Mii Plaza

Raid their collection of pink puzzle pieces!

Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Legend of Zelda series, and Mario Kart producer Hideki Konno have been sent marching out to StreetPass Mii Plazas around the world by Nintendo. Should you have your 3DS connected to the internet you should find a SpotPass notification announcing the special Miis' arrival...

Feature: Mii Plaza Puzzle Panels We Want to See

Mii Plaza Puzzle Panels We Want to See

Why not?

Yesterday we brought you an image, and the YouTube video to match it, of the McDonald's Big Mac Mii Plaza puzzle panel that's available in Japan: squeals of excitement could be heard and minds were well and truly blown. Or not, as it was just a picture of a burger, albeit with the added gloss of 3D. Still, it's proof that Nintendo is...

News: StreetPass Allows You to Look at a Big Mac... in 3D

StreetPass Allows You to Look at a Big Mac... in 3D

Mind-blowing excitement

Sometimes YouTube provides exciting, funny, or downright goofy Nintendo videos. We'd classify this one as bizarre, and it's just too crazy to not share. We give you the McDonald's Big Mac StreetPass puzzle panel, which is available in Japan through Nintendo Zone. While these puzzle panels often result in neat little dioramas...

News: Dragon Quest X App Adventuring Onto 3DS

Dragon Quest X App Adventuring Onto 3DS

StreetPass and game updates included

Dragon Quest X, the Wii and Wii U exclusive with substantial online play, is currently only confirmed for Japan, which may bother those who got so engrossed in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on DS. To compound the anxious wait for news of localisation, it's being reported by Andriasang that a...

Feature: Sharing Some Hits at a StreetPass Event

Sharing Some Hits at a StreetPass Event

Go for that green light

Did you leave the house today? If you did hit the streets to go to the shops, work or school, then we have two more questions for you. Did you take your 3DS with you, and did you get any StreetPass hits? It’s easy to forget that, when 3DS was launched, Nintendo placed a fair bit of emphasis on the idea of taking the...

News: New Puzzle Panel Lands Via SpotPass

New Puzzle Panel Lands Via SpotPass

Open for business

3DS owners, make sure your wireless switch is on: Nintendo just sent out a new puzzle panel for StreetPass Puzzle Swap. The new picture of Mario Tennis Open is a 40-piece puzzle, which should last you a fair old while. We haven't heard of any other pictures coming through yet, but if you get a different image then be sure to let us...

News: Nintendo Sends Out New StreetPass Puzzle

Nintendo Sends Out New StreetPass Puzzle

Pick up the pieces

Puzzle Swap is one of the most compelling reasons to take your 3DS out and about, but if you've completed all the puzzle panels — yes, even the ones in the November update — you'll be pleased to know Nintendo has just released a new puzzle via SpotPass. 3DS owners with their consoles connected to the internet will receive a...

Talking Point: When StreetPass Reunites Old Friends

When StreetPass Reunites Old Friends

It's a small world

Last week, the UK Nintendo Life team hosted a meet-up in Nottingham's swanky Broadway cinema lounge, with staff members travelling from all over Great Britain to get together and play a lot of video games. While there are many stories from the evening that we could tell — and plenty more we couldn't — one small chance...

News: StreetPass for Items in Resident Evil Revelations

StreetPass for Items in Resident Evil Revelations

Grab herbs on the go

Resident Evil Revelations' array of wireless communication features is complete with the news that you'll be able to use StreetPass to exchange items, missions and enemies with other players. Campaign mode lets you swap items with nearby survivalists, while those who play the co-operative RAID mode — unlocked once you've finished Campaign — can check out enemies and..

News: Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Group effort

As promised, Nintendo has opened up about the online features in its big multiplayer title for 2011, Mario Kart 7. One of the big new features is the ability to create groups for your friends, letting you organise players into specific skill, location or friendship groups, with these shared via StreetPass too. You can also custom rules...

News: StreetPass Mode Shown in Super Mario 3D Land Vid

StreetPass Mode Shown in Super Mario 3D Land Vid

More to share

Nintendo just released a new video sharing a little information about the StreetPass mode in surefire Christmas hit Super Mario 3D Land as well as some of the other recently announced features and characters. The local sharing function allows players to exchange so-called "Mystery Box" levels with each other. These stages are...

News: More 3DS System Update Details on 4th November

More 3DS System Update Details on 4th November

New StreetPass game on the way

Update: It appears the update will not be released on 4th November, but rather this is the date we can expect to know more information. Original story: Nintendo promised a major 3DS system update next month, and it seems the new features may make it sooner rather than later, with a new report pointing to a 4th November...

News: PassID Takes StreetPass To the Web

PassID Takes StreetPass To the Web

Spacial profiling

The 3DS's StreetPass function is nice to have, but the 16 character limit restricts any real information being shared, with no option to enter a Friend Code either. There have been numerous website workarounds, with the latest being PassID. Visitors can sign up for a profile displaying their Mii, Mii QR code, Friend Code and a...

News: Shinobi's StreetPass Modes Explained in New Trailer

Shinobi's StreetPass Modes Explained in New Trailer

Are you ninja enough?

SEGA's Shinobi isn't just the story of a ninja that kills people: Juro Musashi is mortal too, particularly in the new StreetPass Challenge modes revealed today. The details we have so far reveal that StreetPassing other plays unlocks Challenge maps, which are much tougher than the standard game as you'll die after just one hit. If you can unlock all the maps, you get to play..