Notice something different about Miiverse today? That’s because the free family-friendly service that lets players communicate with other Nintendo players around the world just got a redesign. The makeover is not only visual – the update comes with new features that make sharing tips, drawings and comments about Wii U or Nintendo 3DS games more enjoyable than ever.
The new features included in the redesign include the following:
- Screen Shot Album – Saving and organizing screen shots that people take in games are made easier with the new Screen Shot Album. The private album can only be viewed by the player and can hold up to 100 screen shots from a variety of games. The images can even be neatly sorted by game name for easy searching.
- Play Journal – With the Play Journal, players can record their unique game experiences by writing journal entries about games as they play them. Creating a journal entry is as easy as opening Miiverse while playing a compatible game, and each entry will include a screen shot that shows exactly what was happening in the game when the player pressed the HOME button. The new Play Journal feature replaces the ability for users to post directly to their own activity feeds.
- New Look – In the main community for each Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game, posts will be categorized in three easy-to-browse sections:
- Play Journal Entries – All Play Journal entries from players about a specific game will be located here. By viewing the displayed screen shots, players can quickly find other players who are in the same section of the game, making it easy to find relevant tips, comments and experiences.
- Drawings – Miiverse is full of incredible drawings from fans. This community section will display artwork other players have created about the game, in order of popularity.
- Discussions – If players want to ask questions or start conversations about a game, this is the perfect place to do it. The inclusion of tags in these discussions makes it easier for players to find what they are looking for.
Source: Nintendo PR
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MariChan from Nintendo has taken to Miiverse to thank the fans for all their lovely messages to former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. The team at Nintendo wanted to do something fun and special to commemorate Satoru Iwata so they have decided to announce a community driven Splatoon drawing event. We should get more details on the Art Academy Events community page at the end of the month, so stay tuned.
Hello everyone! MariChan here. Thank you so much for your outpouring of messages about Mr Iwata. Miiverse and everyone on it held a very special place in his heart, so I know he’d be very happy. Mr Iwata’s passing was an extremely painful time for all of us, but I feel like it’s our duty to carry on making Miiverse a fun and awesome place so we can keep his spirit alive! To that end, we’re planning a Splatoon drawing event. Look forward to more details in an announcement on the Art Academy Events community page on 31 July!
Nintendo will unleash its new Miiverse hub next week. According to an official post by Nintendo’s Erika, the redesign will arrive for all of the social network’s users on Wednesday, July 29. If you’ve got any last well wishes or drawings tucked up your sleeve, perhaps post them to your activity feed as a reminder to all of your followers and friends. As of next week, users will no longer be able to post in their activity feeds and are only able to view them as part of light-hearted nostalgia.
As we detailed in a previous post, all Miiverse users will now be under a comment and posting restriction, only allowing up to a combined 30 in one day. Given the considerable backlash from fans, Erika stated the company’s reasons earlier this week as to why such restrictions were put in place for the community, and said:
“Over time, some people have started using Miiverse for other things, such as long chats that are not strictly game-related. These posts would prevent others from enjoying their favourite communities to the fullest. In order to keep Miiverse game-centred for you, we decided to redesign Miiverse, which includes introducing the posting limitation.”
It’s clear Nintendo want to freshen Miiverse with the redesign, offering up a new play journal which allows users to directly open Miiverse and log their thoughts while playing a game. But the sheer amount of complaints tells a different story among fans.
As I’m sure you are aware, Miiverse is getting a redesign this summer bringing with it new and improved features. One sore topic was the restrictions on posting and the changes to the activity feed. Erika from Nintendo has taken to Miiverse to address these things and clarify why they are bringing about the changes.
Hi Miiverse friends!
First of all, I want to thank everyone who contributed their thoughts and ideas on the redesign of Miiverse. I read through all of your comments on my announcement about the redesign and noticed that many of you had concerns about the posting limitation and changes to the Activity Feed. Below, I will try to clarify a few things about the reasons for these changes.
First and foremost, Miiverse is created for gamers to talk about games – to give everyone the chance to ask questions about a game/app, for example, or if you get stuck and need help in-game. But over time, some people have started using Miiverse for other things, such as long chats that are not strictly game-related. These posts would prevent others from enjoying their favourite communities to the fullest. In order to keep Miiverse game-centred for you, we decided to redesign Miiverse, which includes introducing the posting limitation. Some of you had concerns about other parts of the renewal as well. Let me clarify some of those for you:
- You will be able to attach screenshots to your drawings in the Drawings section.
- It will be possible to post the screenshots saved in your Album section into your Play Journal.
- We are planning to enable the posting of screenshots saved in the Album also into the “Drawings” and “Discussion” sections. This will be implemented sometime in the near future.
- Posts and comments made before the renewal will not be deleted and will be viewable also after the renewal.
- The Activity Feed will remain as it is, you just won’t be able to post in it. You can still see the posts made by your friends and the people that you are following. Once I have more information on the renewal date or other new functions, I will post it here.
If you have any further questions, feel free to share them with us. :) Thanks for reading!
The official Japanese Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer website reveals the sharing options that will be available to those who decide to purchase the game. You can share your dainty images from the game to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, and also Miiverse. However, the Miiverse integration works a little differently than we are used to. You will be able to post images, complete with a comment/drawing, straight from the game without having to open up the Home menu. This feature works on both the standard Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS and just requires an internet connection.
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Camp Miiverse has returned for another year. Running now through July 20, the latest Miiverse-themed summer camp splits campers into two teams: Yoshi vs. Toad. The camp allows you to participate in activities for games such as Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The first Camp Miiverse kicked off last year.
Nintendo’s very own social network Miiverse will be getting a rather nice revamp this summer on the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and the web. One of the new features enables users to save up to 100 screenshots in a private album. A new and interesting new feature is the Play Journal, which as the name suggests, is a record of your own unique gaming experiences by writing journal entries about games as you play them. To create a Play Journal all you need to do is open Miiverse while playing a game. There’s also a new look for the various communities that are found on the social network. One of the changes that users aren’t too happy about is the fact that you can only post 30 combined comments and posts a day. The update goes live this summer and you can read about and check out the full changes at this link.
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