Nintendo Reveals The Top Miiverse Searches In 2014

Nintendo has released some interesting data regarding searches on its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS social network, Miiverse. The company has revealed which games were the most searched for on the service and the results really aren’t too surprising. What is interesting though is that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was ranked at seventh, which is presumably because people wanted to see just how buggy and glitchy the game is. Anyway, here’s the top Miiverse searches during 2014.

1) Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
2) Mario Kart 8
3) Animal Crossing: New Leaf
4) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U
5) Hyrule Warriors
6) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
7) Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
8) LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
9) Call of Duty: Ghosts Community
10) Tomodachi Life

Shigeru Miyamoto Names “Pikmin Spotted” Drawing Contest Winners On Miiverse

Pikmin creator Shigeru Miyamoto has announced the winners of the “Pikmin Spotted” drawing contest held on Miiverse last month. The talented director and producer had encouraged Art Academy: SketchPad users to draw Pikmin in or around natural environments in order to celebrate the arrival of the Pikmin short movies coming to Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. With the November 30 deadline for submissions, artists needed to get cracking on their entries quickly.

Over the weekend, Miyamoto named the various winners for the gold, silver and bronze awards, alongside a number of other very worthy drawings chosen by the director himself and MariChan – producer of the Miiting for the Pikmin short movies. You can check out all the winning entries on the official website, here. Let us know if you entered in the comment section below.

Watch Dogs Wii U Doesn’t Allow You To Share Screenshots Via Miiverse

Watch Dogs appears to be one of the first high profile third-party title not to allow for screenshot sharing via Wii U social network, Miiverse. A number of fans who’ve picked up the game have taken to the social network to complain that they’re unable to share images with other Miiverse users. You may have missed it, but we uploaded the first 25 minutes of the game which you can watch here. Anyway, here’s what a Miiverse fan had to say about the situation.

No screenshots allowed. I tried attaching one to this Miiverse post, I also tried the web browser method at i.nintendo.net.

- Vivian

Thanks Lord Zedd

Miiverse Update Planned For Late November Will Make User Profiles Public

Nintendo are set to issue a new update later this month to its social network Miiverse – and it will make big changes to user profiles. Though members of the network are usually notified of the changes when the update is live, Miiverse’s Marty has given current users plenty of time to understand such changes.

In his message, which you can view here, Marty explains that all user profiles will be made public in the next update. Currently, users must sign in using their NNID to view other posters profiles, but when the update is issued sometime between mid-to-late November, non-Miiverse members will be able to see anyone’s profile – providing it’s set to “Everyone” in the privacy settings menu. If you do not wish your profile to be viewed by the public, you can change your settings accordingly via the user page.

As per usual, Marty will be sure to post the update when the changes come into view. Will this will be the only change in the update in late November, or could there be a few others too? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Shigeru Miyamoto Holding “Pikmin Spotted” Drawing Competition For Art Academy: SketchPad Users

Pikmin creator Shigeru Miyamoto is set to hold a special drawing competition to celebrate the recent arrival of his Pikmin short movies. Shared over Miiverse, Miyamoto has called out to Art Academy: SketchPad artists to submit drawings based on the theme “Pikmin Spotted”. Users are invited to submit their drawings in the Art Academy Events community by November 30, 2014, and must own the application before doing so. For those who don’t own the application, you will still able to view the artwork by logging into Miiverse and selecting the community.

Nintendo has previously held Miiverse drawing competitions through SketchPad. You may remember Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma also invited artists to share their incredible visions of their favourite characters from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds back in January. Below you’ll find Miyamoto’s message from Miiverse.

Hello, this is Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo! To commemorate the release of PIKMIN Short Movies on Nintendo eShop, I would like to ask all artists using Art Academy: SketchPad to help share the charm of Pikmin with everyone. In the Art Academy Events community, we will be holding a drawing challenge with the theme “Pikmin Spotted!” The deadline will be 30th November 2014.

You will need to own the Art Academy: SketchPad software to submit your drawings. However, anyone can swing by and enjoy browsing through all the wonderful artwork, so I hope you’ll come visit the event page!

Minor Miiverse Update Enables Activity Feed Filtering On Wii U & Web Versions

Nintendo has released a new Miiverse update today. Although minor, the update will allow users to filter their activity feeds on both the Wii U and web version to “Friends Only” or “All”. By selecting the “All” button at the top of the page, a drop down menu will pop up and allow users to select between displaying their friends updates or all those they follow on Miiverse.

Other than that, Marty has relayed that the search box for finding users has been moved to the top of the page on the Wii U and 3DS versions. It’s the same as the web version, which was moved to the top of the community list in the update last month for ease of access.