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Splatoon makes use of Miiverse in some interesting ways. For one thing, your character can appear in other players’ Plazas. Those who tried out Splatoon Global Testfire this weekend also noticed that Splatoon-related Miiverse art was showing up on billboards (and apparently some walls as well). It’s something that was hinted at before, but we now have a complete confirmation of the functionality.

If you’re not interested in seeing other players’ art/posts, it seems as though there will be an option to disable this. You’ll be able to either enable or disable “Miiverse Tags”, which show up as in-game graffiti.

Thanks to Austin for the tip.

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Yesterday, Collavier announced that screenshot sharing functionality will be returning to Comic Workshop through an upcoming patch. The update makes it possible to post images to Miiverse.

Collavier has now sent out a comprehensive follow-up, revealing that adding screenshots to Miiverse was never initially planned to be available. The company also talked about what’s changed to allow for the feature.

You can find Collavier’s full comments below.

Who am I?

My name is Jeremy and I’m taking care of international relations for Collavier on top of being a programmer. The same Jeremy you can see on Miiverse!

What happened with the community?

Firstly, you should know that posting screenshots to Miiverse for Comic Workshop never was planned to be available. The few days of authorized screenshot posting at the software’s release were a mistake.

With the Workshop Gallery (dedicated website for Comic & Painting Workshop) being quite popular in Japan, we’d hope western users would use it as well.

It’s no longer possible to share screenshots from Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures over on the game’s Miiverse community. As of yesterday, the functionality has been disabled. Some players aren’t happy with the move, but there’s not much that can be done at this point!

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Another “Miiting” just wrapped up on Miiverse a short while ago. In the latest discussion, Nintendo’s MariChan chatted with the Happy Mask Salesman from Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. The Happy Mask Salesman doesn’t actually exist of course (except in the game… and in our hearts!), but the interview nonetheless holds some interesting nuggets.

We’re posting the “Miiting” in full below. It’s rather lengthy!

A small update has come to Miiverse today. It’s now possible to see when the people you follow start following somebody else. Users can check out that person’s profile/favorite posts, and even follow them. This can be accessed in the activity feed.


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Nintendo has detailed a new update for Miiverse that recently went live.

First, users can now see a preview of the latest comment written on each post when looking at a list of posts. This was previously launched for the web version of Miiverse last month, but has now been implemented in the Wii U and 3DS version as well.

Nintendo also added a feature that finds users with similar interests to you. Such users’ posts are shown in the activity feed.


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Here is a post from Miiverse giving us some more details about the upcoming Retro City Rampage DX update due out next month.

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Update: Everything is now in working order once again!


The Wii U and 3DS eShops as well as Miiverse both appear to have been hit with technical issues. The two services went down over an hour ago and have been experiencing problems since.

Here’s the official status of the eShops and Miiverse:

Nintendo eShop

Due to technical difficulties, some online service features may be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Start Date and Time of Outage:
Thursday, December 25, 2014 1:15 PM Pacific Time
Ongoing

Miiverse

Due to a partial service outage, the following features may be intermittently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Start Date and Time of Outage:
Thursday, December 25, 2014 1:04 PM Pacific Time
Ongoing

It’s worth noting that some people have been able to connect, but Nintendo’s network status page indicates that issues are persisting. We’ll keep you updated as the situation develops.

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Nintendo published a listing of the most popular searches on Miiverse for this year, as of November 2014. Pokemon topped the list, followed by Mario and Animal Crossing.

You’ll find the full top ten above. Keep in mind that these are based on worldwide searches – not just North America.

Thanks to Phil S for the tip.

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We stopped posting Masahiro Sakurai’s Smash Bros. “Pic of the Day” from Miiverse when the Wii U title launched in Europe. However, Sakurai continued for just a little while longer.

Now that Smash Wii U is out in its final major region – Japan – posts have now officially come to a close. In honor of that, we’ll share Sakurai’s last message.

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