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Oct 08 2015

NEWS: Nintendo Miiverse Gets new Look

miiverseIn an effort to increase their unique branding of social media, Nintendo has relaunched Miiverse. They’ve certainly made it more user friendly while also trying to make it easier to connect to the community as a whole. Real-time updates are now more visible and features games more heavily as they grow in popularity. The site currently highlights communities for Mario Maker, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Splatoon, and Smash for both Wii U and 3DS. Featured Drawings and Discussions are also easier to find than before. Other new additions include Play Journal posts being on non-stop rotation as they rise in popularity. This offers gamers a glimpse into the communities for games that they might not already know about, and a way for the hardcore gamers to stay on top. All in all, Nintendo has done a decent job with the revamp; however, most console specific social media platforms never really garner that much attention outside of a few dedicated communities. Much in the same way that forums for specific topics are nowhere near as popular as they once were, this new effort from Nintendo might fall on deaf ears. Still, Nintendo does seem to currently have an audience that differs from Sony and Microsoft, and maybe they will be drawn to the shiny new Miiverse.

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