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Miiverse shutting down on November 8th

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Miiverse shutting down on November 8th

Post by Valigarmander » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:24 am

https://www.polygon.com/2017/8/29/16219 ... -down-date
Miiverse, the social networking service introduced with the Wii U in 2012, will shut down in November, Nintendo announced today.

The service closes Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1 a.m. ET. The news comes about a month after dataminers discovered text within a system update that pointed to the conclusion of Miiverse. Its fans have been mourning it in advance of today’s announcement.

Miiverse is the social space that greets Wii U owners when they boot up the console (provided it is connected to the Internet). It is meant for users to connect through the games they both play.

Miiverse at its best was a source of richly detailed, user-created images and hilarious posts in the vein of Weird Twitter. The Twitter account BadMiiversePosts was created four months after Miiverse’s launch to celebrate the worst (really best) of it, accruing a nice 69,000 followers since.
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Post by Marilink » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:27 pm

Well this is disappointing. I'm really shocked that there's no Miiverse equivalent on Switch. I feel like it would be successful there.

I hope everyone saves their drawings somehow.

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Post by DarkZero » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:51 pm

^they actually do have a thing you can opt into where after the shutdown, you can download all your drawings and screencaps in a zip file

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:51 pm

Well it was inevitable given that the Switch doesn't have it.

This just leaves me to wonder how long the Wii U's online service is going to stay up now since Miiverse was a pretty big part for most of its games.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:13 pm

That's pretty ****, but not surprising. I enjoyed it, it's a shame it wasn't developed into anything more. It could've been a great platform for art and more if they'd actually tried.

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Re: Miiverse shutting down on November 8th

Post by е и ժ е я » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:23 pm

Marilink wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:27 pm
Well this is disappointing. I'm really shocked that there's no Miiverse equivalent on Switch. I feel like it would be successful there.

I hope everyone saves their drawings somehow.
The Switch is the first Nintendo system that feels like it would make sense to have all those extra applications on, but instead it has the least. Definitely a missed opportunity, although I imagine they are avoiding the Switch being compared to and seen as just another tablet. The media are not very imaginative, and consumers treating it as such would likely complain about a dearth of utilities no matter how well it was addressed. That besides, there is no way they could build a platform that serves that market without making it an open platform to some extent, and that would inevitably just make modding and piracy easier and diminish the perceived need for their software releases.

Strangely, I do not mind this nearly so much as I might. I would absolutely love to have the ability to directly tinker with virtualisation on that custom Tegra as I'm sure I could get it to do any number of things. That said, if their approach works well enough it will keep the company and public perception of their games in better shape, which means more Nintendo for us rubes in the long run. I just hope they actually manage to put the pedal down on their development and releases. There are games on Switch but it's not got a very exciting selection. The system is powerful enough that they should be able to do minor tweaks to their pre-Wii U backlog and release their whole library without sweating the strain of less-than-perfect code.

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Post by Cravdraa » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:34 am

this is really gonna hurts the original splatoon. Like a 3rd of the decorations in stages were art from miiverse.

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Post by Marilink » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:09 am

^Nintendo has kind of made it clear with the creation of Splatoon 2 that Splatoon 1 doesn't have much of a shelf life.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:58 am

I didn't even use it that much but it makes me sad. I liked seeing people communicate via Miiverse and drawings.

Wait, so how will this affect Super Mario Maker?

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Post by Cravdraa » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:21 pm

They've said that they're going to update it so you'll still be able to share and download levels. people just won't be able to comment on them anymore.

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Post by Sim Kid » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:56 pm

So in other words, a really big update.

Cause most comments on Mario Maker levels were trash.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:54 pm

^Better play all the murder-mystery levels while they still make sense.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Post by Marilink » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:21 pm

btw, requesting your Miiverse content from Nintendo is ridiculously easy and painless. I'd recommend that everyone do it.

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Re: Miiverse shutting down on November 8th

Post by Valigarmander » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm

Goodnight, sweet prince.

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:08 pm

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Re: Miiverse shutting down on November 8th

Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:01 pm

Oh wow. Today's the day, eh?

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