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Nintendo Network undergoing extended maintenance for eShops and Pokemon X/Y

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Nintendo's servers will be undergoing a fresh bout of extended maintenance later this week, leading to some brief downtime for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. A separate piece of maintenance will also affect Pokemon X & Y later today, meaning you won't be able to utilize the game'...

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"My Uncle Owen got an almost new yellow Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible only from ..."

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Wii U and 3DS eShops to undergo maintenance

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 27, 2013 11:40am PST

After getting rocked by high traffic volume on Christmas Day, the Nintendo eShop will undergo 12 hours of maintenance today from 1 PM to 1 AM PST.

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Nintendo 3DS update adds eShop balance sharing and Miiverse

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST

Nintendo 3DS owners can finally share their eShop account balance with their Wii U, as the promised system update adding Nintendo Network ID support has arrived today. The update also brings the Miiverse social network to 3DS, to chat about games and share pictures.

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"I think they said that's getting a 3ds release by the end of the year."

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3DS gets Nintendo Network and Miiverse support in next update

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 13, 2013 9:00am PST

The next Nintendo 3DS system update will bring Nintendo Network accounts to the handheld, Nintendo announced in today's Nintendo Direct presentation. This'll finally let people who own both a 3DS and Wii U combine their two separate eShop balances, and Miiverse is coming t'b...

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"They really need to convert the vanilla Wii Shop to regular currency."

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Nintendo may explore 'games that require a monthly subscription fee'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2013 10:10am PDT

"We think that digital distribution of packaged software is only the first step in expanding our digital business," Nintendo's CEO said.

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"I don't think that lore would work as an MMO but the universe would be fun to play in, just ..."

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Miiverse now accessible on PC and mobile

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 24, 2013 10:21pm PDT

Miiverse, Nintendo's social network, is now accessible on PC and mobile devices.

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"I constantly read this as "Milfverse". Which sounds about right. "

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Nintendo Network to undergo 'emergency maintenance'

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2013 9:30am PST

The Nintendo Network will be undergoing "emergency maintenance" starting later tonight and lasting through tomorrow. Certain online shops, games, and other services will be interrupted during the period.

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"I don't recall that being the case but they just announced a ton of stuff, I don't know what ..."

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Why Nintendo abandoned Friend Codes for Wii U

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 07, 2012 10:00am PST

How did Nintendo reconcile their desire for online safety with users' desire for an easier online experience? It's about making you get along with new people.

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"OK, so how are you going to deal with becoming friends with someone who doesn't have the same ..."

- BlobbyPantsJones see all 5 comments

Let's watch an awkward conversation on Wii U Chat

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 07, 2012 9:15am PST

The latest episode of Nintendo Direct showcases two of Wii U's upcoming online features: Wii U Chat, a built-in video chatting system that takes advantage of the GamePad's camera, and WaraWara Plaza.

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"Nintendo's slogan for the Wii U should be "an awkward conversation"."

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Nintendo president says Miiverse is Wii U's 'killer app'

By Steve Watts, Oct 03, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime says the Miiverse will be the unexpected surprise of the Wii U, claiming that users "may not totally understand it" until they try it out.

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"I guess my advice to you is to not get one then. Me on the other hand see about 1/2 a dozen ..."

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Nintendo Network to be free for 'casual' access

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 03, 2012 11:00am PDT

Both Wii U and 3DS will connect to Nintendo's new online service--but will gamers have to pay for access? The answer, so far, is no.

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"a prerequisite to charging for a service is to have something compelling so... this makes sense"

- derelict515 see all 2 comments

Nintendo hires new 'Senior VP of Network Business' to lead online efforts

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 28, 2012 9:30am PDT

How serious is Nintendo about the future of its online connectivity business? Apparently, serious enough to announce a new hire in a new position, focused exclusively on Nintendo's burgeoning online platform.

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"Good news, hope they manage to create a deep online system that's simple enough for consumers of ..."

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Wii U will let you buy games on the go, have them ready when you get back home

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 13, 2012 10:30am PDT

You'll be able to access Miiverse from the web on PC and mobile phones. However, you'll be able to do much more than look at status updates. You'll even be able to purchase games and queue them up for delivery while your system is on standby.

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"At least you'll be able to attach a hard drive through USB, albeit it's only 2.0."

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3DS and Wii U retail games to be downloadable, beginning with New Super Mario Bros. 2

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2012 10:30pm PDT

As expected, Nintendo plans on selling retail games digitally through the Nintendo Network. The first first-party game to be available at both retail and on the eShop will be New Super Mario Bros. 2.

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"People would lose their shit if Steam did that. Is account security that much harder on a console?"

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Nintendo: downloadable games will enable Asian expansion

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 30, 2012 12:30pm PST

Piracy has prevented Nintendo from aggressively pursuing China. The advent of full downloadable games may be changing that, however.

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"Nintendo should build an entirely action figure powered game console"

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