Thursday, July 30, 2015

Miiverse, Take Two

The much-feared Miiverse redesign has finally launched, and it was not the disaster I'd expected, although I'm not completely satisfied with it either. It's still possible to pair screenshots with drawings, for instance, but the process for doing this isn't nearly as intuitive as it once was. Instead of just making your post, you've got to visit the proper community (either from your favorites list or with a search), scroll down to new drawings on that page, THEN make your post. I suspect Nintendo never intended to let users post screenshots and drawings together, but kludged in that option at the last minute to address user complaints. So it works, but just barely. Hopefully a future update will fix this, because as it is now, it's inconvenient and really, really annoying.

On the plus side, separating the different types of posts cleans up the interface a bit, and the thirty post limit gives most users plenty of opportunities to speak their minds while cutting down on all that silly role-playing the younger members were doing. Sorry kids, but maybe IRC would be a better place to bring your Five Nights at Freddy's fantasies (disturbing as they are) to life.

Oh yeah! One more thing before I go. Under Defeat HD, the Playstation 3 port of the late Dreamcast shoot 'em up, is available for three dollars on PSN. Even if you're not a fan of these games, pick it up... the incredible music will make you glad you did.

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