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Nintendo’s Gaming Social Network: Miiverse

by John Fick | June 5, 2012June 5, 2012 10:08 am PDT

Miiverse

Nintendo’s Wii U will have it’s very own social network to keep players in the loop. They’re calling it Miiverse.

When you boot up your Wii U, the first thing you’ll be greeted with is an experience that Nintendo is calling “Mainstreet.” This HUB shows all of your friends displayed as Miis. Information about them such as recent activity, or even messages to you will be present in text bubbles above their head.

Messaging on the Wii U can be done by simple text input, or writing/drawing on the Gamepad. You can also take screenshots of games or apps that you are currently using, and send them off to friends. This is the first time a console has given you the ability to share via screenshot, something that PC games have been enjoying for years. I’ll take it. n

To see more about the Nintendo Wii U be sure to come back to TechnoBuffalo for our coverage of their E3 briefing.


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John Fick

A Buffalo, New York student studying journalism. Intern for TechnoBuffalo's Gaming department.


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