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Nintendo Updates Miiverse Again

Postby Jonah » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:34 pm

Nintendo is putting lots of time into developing its Miiverse service. Today they've added even more features to the service, details of which are below:

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1) On all versions of Miiverse, you can now set a screenshot as your favourite post. Previously you could only set a handwritten post, but now you can set a screenshot too! Open one of your own posts that has a screenshot attached, select the settings button (the spanner icon), choose the "Set Screenshot as Favourite Post" option, and add the screenshot to your profile screen from there. You can remove a favourite post by going to Profile Settings (in the same way that you add and remove handwritten posts).
You can set any screenshot you want from a game, such as a high score or the moment you pulled off an amazing move, so this should provide more flexibility for you to decorate your profile in style!

2) On the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Miiverse, you can now display your favourite communities on your profile. [...]
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Free Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version

Postby Retro » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:49 pm

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I was surprised to receive a Nintendo Newsletter today containing a free download code for 'Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version' - which appears to be demo of the game 'Tomodachi Life'.

"If you complete the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version and purchase the full version of Tomodachi Life, you can move all the residents of your newly-founded island into your full version of Tomodachi Life and keep your progress. Even better, if you complete the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version, you’ll unlock a rare panda suit for your Mii characters – in one of eight snazzy colours – that you can also use in the full version of the game! Have fun!"

I'm not sure if this free "Welcome Version" of 'Tomodachi Life' is available outside of the UK, but would members even be tempted to try this free version? Does the unlockable rare panda suit make you any bit more interested in trying the game at least? :OO:
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Just a layout idea I had...

Postby Retro » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:32 am

While messing around with the site to see if we could put the Chat Central's RSS feed on WoN, I started getting a few ideas on how to tweak WoN's forum page a bit more than adding the Chat Central feed (mainly with the games library sections at the top).
So I put together this mock up:
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What do our members think? Should we attempt to make the site be more like that mock up image, or should we just stick with how we have it now? (I've added a poll)

Or perhaps you have ideas you wish for us to possibly implement? If so, please say and we shall discuss the ideas :OO: .

Note: The site will shrink in height a bit due to the games library being minimised which is a good thing really. Also, the number of games shown possibly could be upped to 6 and I could make a few more little adjustments...
Poll: Should we make WoN look more like the mock-up image? » Click here to vote!

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Nintendo Announce Yet More New Playable Characters For Smash

Postby Jonah » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:00 am

Yesterday Nintendo announced three new playable characters for Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS. They are Captain Falcon from F-Zero, and Fire Emblem Awakening characters Lucina and Robin (male and female variants available of Robin are available). Rayman and possibly Chrom will also feature as Assist Trophies.

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eShop 17th July UK Update

Postby Jonah » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:09 pm

I thought I would update folk on this weeks upcoming eShop update for UK gamers.

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Wii U eShop

GAIABREAKER (Ubiquitous Entertainment, €10.99 / £9.89) — The scrolling shoot 'em up genre has been particularly absent on the Wii U eShop, even if the spherical approach of Nano Assault Neo throws up an excellent option. We'll look at this one with interest, then, with a homing laser and integrated Miiverse support touted as major features, while there are six stages on offer as you aim to protect Earth. We'll bring you a review as soon as possible.

Wii U Virtual Console

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land — The rate of new Game Boy Advance releases on Wii U continues at a steady pace, with Kirby now joining the fray. Expect plenty of power-ups and an overload of cuteness, while one button mini-games play a notable role. We'll suck this one up for a review, soon.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

EarthBound (Nintendo, €5.99 / £4.19 until 24th July, normally €9.99 / £6.99)
Little Inferno (Tomor [...]
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3DS & 2DS Made For Play Tour

Postby Jonah » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:00 am

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Nintendo UK have planned a Made for Play Tour which will be visiting 5 city events held throughout the UK this summer. They are as follows:

· The Sunderland Air Show, Sunderland – 25th to 27th July 2014

· CarFest North, Oulton Park, Cheshire – 1st to 3rd August 2014

· Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol – 7th to 10th August 2014

· Lollibop, Hatfield – 15th – 17th August 2014

· Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth – 28th to 31st August 2014

I've pasted Nintendo UK's official announcement below:

"The Nintendo 3DS & 2DS Made for Play tour will allow you to see some fan-favourite Nintendo franchises come to life. Those wishing they could visit the Mushroom Kingdom should head to the dedicated Mario section where kids can climb Bowser's Castle. Mario fans can also play New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 in Mario's Den, race for first place on Mario Kart 7 or see if they can jump as high as Mario in a special real life activity behind Mario’s Den [...]
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Wii U Outselling Xbox ONE?

Postby The Ben » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:43 am


Well ok, at a single retailer in New Zealand this certainly seems to be the case. Mighty Ape has stated via their Facebook page that the recently released Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle is currently outselling the Xbox One. Though a small feat, its still good to see the console doing well somewhere. Thanks to Mario Kart 8 it does sound as if the console may still receive a late-game uplift in sales, we shall see :)
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