Miiverse Shuts Down November 2017

Since its debut in 2012 for the Wii U, Miiverse has provided a network where Nintendo gamers could talk about their favourite Wii U and 3DS games. Whether you were asking for help, showing off your achievements, or even sharing your artistic talent, Miiverse was the place to be. As we progress further into the life of the Nintendo Switch, unfortunately it is just about time to say our goodbye to Miiverse, as Nintendo has announced it’s closure for the 8th November 2017.

Nintendo has compiled a list of answers to some questions you may have. The service will officially be shutting down, along with Wii U Chat, on the 8th November 2017 at 6am UK Time, and will remove Miiverse features from every game that utilises them. If there any Miiverse posts that you would like to keep, you can request to receive a download of them (excluding comments) by visiting Miiverse on a computer or phone and clicking “Post History Download Information”. You can view the full FAQ by clicking here.

Let us celebrate Miiverse’s legacy by posting your favourite Miiverse posts in the comments below!

By | 2017-08-29T12:02:13+00:00 August 29th, 2017|3DS, Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U|0 Comments

Zelda DLC Announcement Details

Nintendo’s newest Zelda entry The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a hit and now we have even more reason to go back and play it or to pick up and start your journey. Out this summer the promised ‘Hard Mode’ will be released that will make the enemies level be upped by one and also have higher maximum levels. They will also be able to gain health slowly, Not only that but a new added feature where you will be able to find enemies and chests in the sky.

If new apparel is your thing then look no further Nintendo has you covered. A Korok mask that shakes when you are near one of their locations will help new and old players alike find all 900 seeds. We are also graced with new armour sets based off characters from previous Zelda titles, such as Tingle and Majora’s mask. Another trial to grind through is coming. A “Trial of the Sword” Challenge will let Link take out enemies to unleash “the true power of the Master Sword” while the Hero’s Path mode will help you keep track of where you have been in the last 200 hours. Think of it like a Sheikah version of a Fitbit Activity Monitor.

Last we are awarded a Medallion, what are you ever talking about you ask? Well it is the Travel Medallion, this momentou will let you the player assign there current location as a place you can instantly travel back to. Additionally, from today, players can download an update that will allow you choose different languages for the voice acting, while keeping the subtitles in your native language.

Check out the full Press Release after the break!

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By | 2017-06-17T00:03:03+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|DLC, eShop|0 Comments

REVIEW – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Hyrule has run into ruin, and Zelda has waited 100 years for Link to wake up to serve his destiny, which kind of puts the wait for this game into perspective. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is nearly here. Originally to be released in 2015, this fresh new Zelda title is just about ready to hit store shelves.

Will The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild be worth the long wait, or would your time have been more effective watching paint dry? Find out in our relatively spoiler free review, after the break!

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The NintyBuzz Awards 2016 – The Results

My, my, my, what an unfortunate couple weeks it has been. First the Baudelaires have been chased down by an untalented fiend, a narcissistic Tango Orange addict is running the United States, and I may have quite possibly failed my Geography exam. But let us move on from the tragic, and onto the triumphant. Yes, it is finally time to announce the results of the NintyBuzz Awards 2016!

The community has voted, and the results are in. Find out which games have won NintyBuzz Awards… after the break!

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Nintendo Switch Hands On – Ask Your Questions

UPDATE – There’s till a bit of time to submit your questions!

Let’s be honest, 2016 has been pretty lame, many icons have died, a racist who has been Tango’d is president, and Breath of the Wild still isn’t out. 2017 looks like it will turn out much better. It’s definitely gong to start of with a bang, especially with the big Nintendo Switch Presentation in January. I was lucky enough to receive an invite to a hands-on event for the Switch, soon after the presentation.

We hope to have some big questions answered during the live presentation, but maybe there are some specific questions that can only be answered after trying out the console. Because of this, I plan to hold a AMAA on my Nintendo Switch experience. Ask any questions you may have about the Switch (within reason) below, and I’ll try my best to answer them. To ask your questions, you will need to have created an account on the forum.

Expect to find out more about my Nintendo Switch experience soon after the 13th January 2017!

By | 2017-01-13T07:09:11+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|14 Comments

2016 A Year in Review

I know I’m a bit late, but 2016 has finally finished, and 2017 is underway. 2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year. There’s been several controversial releases in gaming, such as Metroid Prime: Federation Force, No Man’s Sky, and Might No. 9. The year has also seen some pretty tragic events, such as the devastating bombings in Aleppo, the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida, and the death of many beloved celebrities, including the recent Carrie Fischer, and George Michael.

Though 2016 has thrown some curveballs, the year has also had its positives, along with some wonderful moments in history. On the gaming side, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Sun/Moon have seen very successful launches around the world. Hideo Kojima finally got his well deserved Game Award. We finally got a proper look at Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch. VR is finally available to a widespread audience, and the developer of ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ was able to make an impact on gamers from his very heartfelt story.

Outside of gaming, the first monument for LGBT rights has been designated in the US, a new technique, called gene editing, which could be capable of eradicating the duplication of cancer cells, has been invented, after 50 years of war in Colombia, a peace treaty has been signed, and so much more. No matter what tragedies happen, it is always important to look at the positives and what we already have.

It has also been a fairly interesting year for NintyBuzz too. We announced the very first NintyBuzz Awards results where Splatoon won a heap of awards. We then published a rather big editorial, predicting where we think Zelda Wii U (now Breath of the Wild) will take place on the timeline. We got into the April Fools spirit and decided that Nintendo we bringing VR to Universal Parks! I was far too thrilled with the release of YO-KAI WATCH for Nintendo 3DS, where we praised the game highly. We then took a good strong look at the Wii U to get an idea of how we want Nintendo to handle the Switch.

A big moment in NintyBuzz history was conceived soon before E3! NintyBuzz and 3DS Buzz forums united and merged, thus NintyBuzz Forums was born! Summer was topped off with our own celebration of 30 years of Metroid in our special Retrospective video. I hit a bit of a roadblock being busy at uni, with a dash of personal issues. This caused activity to approach a lull for a few months. This soon rectified itself with the reveal trailer of the Nintendo Switch! Soon before the year ended, we received an invite to try out the Nintendo Switch on the 13th January 2017! Finally, the NintyBuzz Awards 2016 launches with some new categories, a new Nomination stage, and a bigger prize for one lucky winner! We have definitely had an eventful year at NBHQ!

It looks like we will be getting a lot in 2017. The biggest thing to look forward to in 2017 is the release of the Nintendo Switch! There are many other things to look forward to in 2017 too, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a brand new 3D Mario game, Yooka-Laylee, and so much more.

I hope everyone who has survived 2016 has a fantastic 2017. I would like to thank everyone in the community for just being awesome. Without you all, NintyBuzz would not be where it is today, and I hope we can all help NintyBuzz grow even more in 2017. Before I go, I have some questions to ask you all…

What were your fondest memories of 2016? What are you looking forward to in 2017? Do you have any words of wisdom for surviving the next 12 months?

Keep on buzzin’, way into 2017!
Leon Fletcher

By | 2017-01-02T15:47:54+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Nintendo, NintyBuzz, Year in Review|1 Comment

The NintyBuzz Awards 2016 – Voting Now Open!

Hello folks!

Hope you all had a safe but fun New Years celebration. The voting for the NintyBuzz Awards 2016 are currently open, and close this Friday at 6pm GMT (6th January 2017). Every vote you make in the NintyBuzz Awards 2016 polls will give you 30 Melons to spend in Yoshi’s Trading Post, so be sure to cast your vote in every category.

Around a week after the voting phase closes, I will collate and announce the results, as well as announce the winner of the giveaway we held during the Nomination period. Click here to cast your vote now!

We hope everyone has a fantastic 2017!

By | 2017-01-02T13:22:09+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|3DS, Features, Nintendo, NintyBuzz Awards, Wii U|4 Comments
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