Super Smash Bros designer Masahiro Sakurai has revealed the final design for the bottom screen on the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. Sakurai says it took a long while to create because the bottom screen now displays images matching each game mode.
Pic of the day. For the first time ever, I present to you…the main menu for the 3DS version!! The icons are even animated. The design concept may look similar if you’ve played other games I’ve worked on. But we had a hard time making this one because…
The bottom screen displays pictures matching each mode! This was quite a task for the UI (User Interface) designers, but they made it happen. Kudos to them! You can tap the screen to look up additional info like how to play–complete with diagrams.
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Nintendo has announced that it has opened up a new Miiverse community called Camp Miiverse. The new board will see players participate in gaming events that span the entire of Miiverse. Tom, the moderator, says anyone is welcome provided they have the games that the team will be playing. Here’s what he had to say.
“Starting today for the next few weeks, we’ll be hosting gaming events that will span across Miiverse! Anyone can join as long as you have the games we’ll be playing. How it works: CHECK OUT our post where we’ll announce each day’s activity. We’ll post it right here in Camp Miiverse. PLAY the game! Try to beat our challenge! POST your screenshot proving you beat our challenge in THAT GAME’S COMMUNITY. Over there! Not here! RESULTS will be posted the next day. Events will generally be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For Mondays and Wednesdays you’ll have all day to play, and events held on Fridays will run all weekend long.”
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Miiverse has had another minor update today and, as always, Marty has all the new details for us. For the first time, Miiverse users can now write posts and comments across multiple lines, meaning the “Enter” button on the keyboard can be used to create a new line – or paragraph – instead of an extra space. Rather than lumping all your text together, the update now allows structure to posts and comments, as can be seen in Marty’s post.
However, when viewing a list of posts, users will not be able to see line breaks. In order to see paragraphs, you’ll have to select the post. Plus, there’s a restriction on how many line breaks you can use in each post or comment – using too many will result in an error and you’ll have to reduce them.
The second minor update only affects the Wii U and 3DS versions, which now can show up to three of your favourite game genres on your profile page. Just head to your profile settings on your user page to select three.
Nintendo has updated Miiverse today and, as always, Marty is on hand to give us all the necessary details. The appearance of members’ most recent “Yeahs” on the activity feed – added in an earlier update – was frustrating for many regular Miiverse users, so Nintendo has added an option to disable Yeahs from appearing in the feed all together. You can locate the option to do so in your Miiverse settings from the user menu.
But if you’d rather see fewer Yeahs than disabling the option, Nintendo has now reduced the display amount, though members will see the full post instead on both Wii U and 3DS versions.
Further to these changes, an update to the web version of Miiverse is now live, where it matches the Wii U and 3DS versions, as well as including your favourite handwritten post. And finally, there’s also a new feature which allows users to embed a Miiverse post onto a web page – you’ll find the option available at the end of the specific post.
Nintendo has updated the Miiverse community once again and Marty is on hand to divulge the necessary details. Regular Miiverse members may have been heavily frustrated by the last major update which added a three-minute waiting time between comments on another member’s post. However, in today’s update it looks as if Nintendo has listened to many community members by reducing the wait between successive comments on posts to two minutes.
Alongside the reduced waiting time, members on the social channel will be able to use up to 400 characters in written comments. That means there’s plenty of space for hints, tips and explanations to friends on where to find that super important item in-game. Plus, there’s two other minor updates concerning your profile, where your activity feed now displays posts that your friends or followers have given a “Yeah!” to, as well as a notification screen that shows up to 50 notifications.
No doubt the reduced waiting time between posts will please many Miiverse users, but is it still too lengthy a gap to provide a natural flow of conversation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Nintendo has officially opened the Mario Kart 8 Miiverse community to members of the social networking channel. The community was originally only accessible to select members of the media and Nintendo employees, but is now open to the general public prior to the game’s release. Gaming retailers are reportedly selling the popular racing title early, despite its release in two days. You can begin posting in the community, here.
Nintendo has provided a new update for Miiverse today, and as always Marty is on hand to divulge the details. Up first is an improvement to your individual profile page on the social channel, where ‘user menu’ has been replaced with the option ‘user page’. Clicking on your profile will result in a newly refurbished page, detailing your profile comment and which Nintendo devices you own, followed by pages for your activity feed and connections.
The new profile page, which can only be viewed on Wii U or 3DS, also allows you to select a “favourite post” from a current or past Miiverse post, which can then be proudly displayed as a head banner at the top of your profile. To do so, just touch the spanner icon on any one of your old posts and in the pull down option menu select “favourite post”. You can remove or replace your favourite post by accessing profile settings from the User Page, as well as access the User Menu from within your User Page.
The second minuscule update now allows Miiverse users on all platforms to “Yeah!” comments, as well as posts. Clicking on a comment will also enable users to see some of the people who gave it a Yeah.
The secret Mario Kart 8 Miiverse community has been discovered. The community is currently only for Nintendo and select members of the media, but it’s openly viewable at this link. The Mario Kart 8 community will be available for everyone to participate in come May 30th when the game launched on the Wii U.
Nintendo has rolled out a new Miiverse update today and Marty is on hand to divulge the details in the community forum. For those who often access Miiverse on the go from smartphones or the internet, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s now an option to access posts only from verified users. To enable the feature just select “posts from verified users” icon at the top of the community screen and an update will never pass you by again.
The second feature, as Marty explains, is an update to the community search function, allowing you to search for communities by software title. It will affect all versions of Miiverse and, subsequently, means users can no longer post numerous comments in a short space of time on someone else’s post.
According to the update, Miiverse users will have to wait for up to three minutes before being able to post again. However, this only affects other people’s posts, since you can post as many times as you like on your own. Of course, the update will be put to great use in terms of moderation, but it may break up the conversational flow for other users. What do you think to the new update? Let us know in the comments below.
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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that he was banned from Miiverse a couple of times. Yoshida, who leads the firm’s PlayStation sector, violated the Miiverse code of conduct by promoting his Twitter handle – @yosp – and by expressing his affection for the PlayStation brand. The Sony executive previously confirmed that he owns two Wii U consoles.
“The first time was because I had my Twitter account in my profile and that’s against the rules,” Yoshida said. “The second time is because I wrote, ‘I love PS.’ You’re not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse, so they correctly interpreted ‘PS’ as PlayStation.”