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The Miiverse gets “a major update” today – New look, new features

by Joey Davidson | July 29, 2015July 29, 2015 9:40 am PST

As  announced earlier this month, Nintendo’s Miiverse social media network has been updated. The company fired off a press release this morning in order to share the news and show off a little of what the update brings.

Nintendo’s dubbed this a “major update,” for what it’s worth. The Miiverse now offers a few new fresh features while doing away with some of the convoluted organization structure it had before.

Here’s the full rundown from Nintendo.

  • Screen Shot Album – Saving and organizing screen shots that people take in games are made easier with the new Screen Shot Album. The private album can only be viewed by the player and can hold up to 100 screen shots from a variety of games. The images can even be neatly sorted by game name for easy searching.
  • Play Journal – With the Play Journal, players can record their unique game experiences by writing journal entries about games as they play them. Creating a journal entry is as easy as opening Miiverse while playing a compatible game, and each entry will include a screen shot that shows exactly what was happening in the game when the player pressed the HOME button. The new Play Journal feature replaces the ability for users to post directly to their own activity feeds.
  • New Look – In the main community for each Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game, posts will be categorized in three easy-to-browse sections:
  • Play Journal Entries – All Play Journal entries from players about a specific game will be located here. By viewing the displayed screen shots, players can quickly find other players who are in the same section of the game, making it easy to find relevant tips, comments and experiences.
  • Drawings – Miiverse is full of incredible drawings from fans. This community section will display artwork other players have created about the game, in order of popularity.
  • Discussions – If players want to ask questions or start conversations about a game, this is the perfect place to do it. The inclusion of tags in these discussions makes it easier for players to find what they are looking for.

Screenshots and drawings all in their own place. Play Journals and discussions to help further organize the madness. I’m all for this stuff and can’t wait to explore the Miiverse a bit later today when I fire up my console.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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