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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gets MiiVerse Plaza & Free Game Promotion

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Animal Crossing Plaza, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, eShop, Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gets MiiVerse Plaza & Free Game Promotion

We've got two Animal Crossing: New Leaf stories for your perusal courtesy of today's Nintendo Direct presentation. Not only has the sensational 3DS exclusive now spawned a Wii U app that lets you socialise and share with other villagers, but existing players can get a mate a free copy if they register a new 3DS XL.

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MiiVerse Now Available On PC & Smartphones

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Miiverse, Nintendo

MiiVerse Now Available On PC & Smartphones

As promised, Nintendo has rolled out their social network MiiVerse in-browser, allowing you to check in with your friends and join in with the numerous gaming communities. It's a forward-thinking move that will hopefully help to grow the platform, but the all-important 3DS app is still pending.

An unofficial Google Play app is also available, courtesy of Lanternware. You can read our MiiVerse discussion if you're still not sure what the service involves, and why it could be a major feather in Ninty's cap if handled properly.

Iwata: “Once Miiverse Hits 3DS, It Will Be Huge”

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS, Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U

Iwata: “Once Miiverse Hits 3DS, It Will Be Huge”

We're convinced that MiiVerse is by far the most innovative and exciting new feature that the Wii U has to offer, and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata plans to massively expand the social network over the next few months.

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COMMENT | MiiVerse Is The Wii U's Secret Killer App

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U

COMMENT | MiiVerse Is The Wii U's Secret Killer App

Though it failed to light up the UK charts since November 30th, the Wii U has definitely become a talking point. Pundits, developers and gamers are obsessed with its power and specifications; arguing about whether it has enough grunt to be considered a next-gen console. We've been talking about the excellent Gamepad peripheral and how it could potentially lead to some revolutionary games. We've praised the launch lineup - which includes the excellent NSMBU and ZombiU - but complained that Nintendo's new console doesn't yet have a clear killer app.

What most people haven't been talking about, however, is MiiVerse.

It's hardly surprising. Nintendo has found it difficult to market the Wii U's social features, instead dwelling on asymmetrical multiplayer and family appeal. Without flashy screenshots, adverts or trailers to rely on, MiiVerse has slipped under the radar for many potential buyers, critics and even some Wii U owners.

This is a crying shame, because MiiVerse is nothing less than a revolutionary killer app... and one of the most forward-thinking console innovations of this current generation.

COMMENT | MiiVerse Is The Wii U's Secret Killer App

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Wii U Hardware Review | The Future Has Arrived...

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U Hardware Review | The Future Has Arrived...

... But It's Not Quite Ready Yet

A long and slightly awkward seventeen months have passed since Nintendo first announced the Wii U at that E3 press conference. Despite promising a radical new peripheral, deep social features and a return to the classic games we know and love, potential problems and pitfalls have plagued the console at every turn, from rumours of manufacturing issues and underpowered specs to a tardy last-minute advertising campaign. Hopeful hype has been met by cynicism at every turn, helped in part by Nintendo playing things very close to their chest until the last possible second.

None of that matters now, because the concept has become reality and is currently sitting in lounges across the UK. The Wii U is here. The Gamepad is ready. Miiverse has opened its doors. Nintendo is back.

It's-a judgement time.

Throughout this review, we're going to discuss what makes the Wii U unique, its many strengths, noticeable weaknesses, the user experience and games lineup at launch. And most importantly of all: should you buy one this Christmas?

Wii U Hardware Review | The Future Has Arrived...

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BioWare Mythic: Migrating Communities "Key" To Next-Gen Success

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, Miiverse, Multiple connected devices, Next-gen, Nintendo, PS4, PSN, Sony, Unified Accounts, Wii U, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

BioWare Mythic: Migrating Communities "Key" To Next-Gen Success

BioWare Mythic general manager Eugene Evans, a man with over three decades of industry experience, has suggested that the key to success when it comes to next-gen consoles will be directly related to the ease with which console communities might be migrated from one generation to the next.

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Posts To Wii U Miiverse To be Filtered

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
E3 2012, Miiverse, moderation, Satoru Iwata, Wii U

Posts To Wii U Miiverse To be Filtered

Up To “30 Minutes” To Be Approved, States Iwata

In a somewhat expected move, Nintendo have confirmed that messages that users post on the Miiverse community features of the Wii U will need to be approved by “human resource” personnel before they appear online for general viewing.

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Nintendo Land Minigame Collection Announced For Wii U

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
E3 2012, Miiverse, Nintendo Land, Nintendo Press Conference, Wii U games

We were hoping we'd get to see a bunch of Nintendo's finest at their E3 press conference this year. We didn't expect them to all end up in a minigame collection, though. Nintendo unveiled Nintendo Land as a collection of 12 small titles, which will be available at the console's launch, with NOA's Reggie Fils-Aime comparing the title to Wii Play.

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Nintendo Direct Pre-E3 Show Round-Up

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
E3 2012, Mii Wara Wara, Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U, Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller

Nintendo Direct Pre-E3 Show Round-Up

“Creating Something Unique”

Ahead of the rush of conferences on Monday, Nintendo slipped in their surprise presentation to show off some of the ideas behind their upcoming console the Wii U. With Satoru Iwata taking presenting duties, we got a preview of what to expect from the Nintendo presentation on Tuesday.

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