Nintendo Weekly Warp Pipe (11/08/2017)
Roger Clark November 8, 2017
Welcome back to another Nintendo Weekly Warp Pipe
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This week we discuss the Nintendo retiring the Miiverse service for WiiU and 3DS! We also have some headlines dealing with Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Ultra, Zelda Breath of the Wild, and more! Also in Coming Soon we look at some big titles releasing next week including Doom, LA Noire. Mario Party, and Rocket League!! So jump down the Nintendo Weekly Warp Pipe and power-up with all the latest Nintendo news!
Our Leading Story for November 8th:
Nintendo Miiverse service has discontinued! The service which was available on 3DS and Wii U has ceased to exist as of November 7th. The service allowed fans and players to create Miiverse posts which could be drawings, text, clues, or hints for different types of games. You may have seen it on the Wii U menu, it comes up on the plaza people share their different posts.
Now those will be the only generated one if ever had the Wii U offline and you’ve seen like the generic post that post in the Plaza, that’s now what will be seen instead of the post that were generated from those pages from the Miiverse. This actually significantly affects several popular games including Super Mario Maker for the Wii U, Mario vs Donkey Kong tipping stars for Wii U and 3DS, Splatoon for Wii U, Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and Super Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS, Mario for the Wii U, Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, and Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U. Most, if not all, those games will have their posts completely removed and won’t be able to share anything through the service as it no longer exists.
Super Mario Maker will allow you to continue to share levels but you will no longer be able to comment on them. The Miiverse stage in Smash Brothers is still playable but Miiverse user post will not be displayed in the background. It’s kind of sad to see this feature go, I still play by Wii U pretty regularly, even though I have the Switch and DS right now.
My son is actually 3, he actually likes the Wii U a lot more than the switch, it is small for him but the Wii U is big. I also have like this armor plating Mario Maker, it’s yellow and it goes over top of it it’s kind of like a case that goes over your Wii U itself over the pad and he like it, it’s like a big Fisher-Price toy. If he drops it I’m confident they’re not going to a problem.It’s sad we can no longer upload gameplay videos to YouTube and we can’t do that because the Miiverse doesn’t exist anymore. We play Super Mario 3D World all the time and we see all the different posts and pictures that people have made, Personal Creations that are gone forever in The Ether of time! Future Generations aren’t going to be able to experience this particular feature.
On the Nintendo website they have a FAQ Miiverse Service Discontinuation FAQ and questions included: Why did the Miiverse service end? Here is Nintendo’s response “we started the Miiverse service in 2012, along with the launch of the Wii U System because we wanted to provide a space where users could share their feelings about games with each other. Thanks to user support throughout the years, we think we were able to achieve that goal. We decided to end the service at this time because, among many other reasons, many users are shifting the social networking services.
Nintendo was also asked about the Miiverse Icon and if it will continue to show up on the Wii U and 3DS home menus. Nintendo did confirm that it would be but an error message will be displayed when it’s used. A lot of fans are heartbroken by this discontinuation and relish the thought of getting their old posts. According to the Nintendo’s FAQ “Users who registered before the service ended on November 7th at 10 p.m. Pacific time will be able to download their old Miiverse postings. These users will receive an email, which will include an unique URL to download their old posts.
A lot of people have speculated that Nintendo is working on something new, so it’ll be interesting to see going forward if the Switch get some sort of Miiverse or Switchverse. Will we get these integrated things that were in the 3DS and Wii U transferring over into switch. Well the last FAQ question here does shed a little light on that as Nintendo was asked will there be a similar service to replace Miiverse on Nintendo switch. Nintendo’s reply “currently Nintendo has no plans to implement any services to replace me first but the Nintendo switch system includes features for connecting with Facebook and other social networking services”
I think a lot of Switch users would partially disagree with you on that Nintendo, as we can’t fully access Facebook yet. There’s no Facebook app and there’s no web browser to be able to access Facebook. Now there is a little cheat here, if you’re used to posting to Facebook through the images, like I’ll take a photo, and then I’ll go to the photo and it allows me to share it to Facebook. If you’re not logged into Facebook and it makes you login it takes you to Facebook’s website to do the login. You can easily move out of that area into your messages and be able to access Facebook as your logged in. So you’ll be able to actually have access to the Facebook Browser but currently the Switch doesn’t have a way to be able to do that natively. With this posting it looks like they are bringing features for us to access social networking instead of trying to create that on their own end. It’ll be interesting to see, maybe Nintendo’s working on their own social networking site to the Nintendo Wii, We’ll have to see.
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