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Nintendo shuts down SpotPass features for Swapnote on 3DS

Nintendo has abruptly shut down the SpotPass functionality for Swapnote on 3DS, noting that players were "exchanging their friend codes on Internet bulletin boards" and then using SwapNote to "exchange offensive material." SpotPass allowed players to exchange photos directly with others using the a...

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New StreetPass games make $4 million in a month

StreetPass enthusiasts have spotpassed $4 million to Nintendo by purchasing its four new Mii Plaza games for the 3DS, Siliconera reports. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared the sales data with Toko Keizai Online during an interview this week. Mii Force, Flower Town, Warrior's Way, and Monst...

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Capture free Fire Emblem: Awakening maps through SpotPass

Fire Emblem: Awakening has DLC maps available through its "Outrealm Gate." But there's also extra content coming to the strategy game for free, through the 3DS' SpotPass download service. Today, you can get a map called "A Hard Miracle," about Prince Chrom rescuing a group of villagers, by going in...

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PSA: 3DS firmware update is live

I just updated my 3DS, and other users are reporting that they've been asked to do so as well. This is the delayed "November update" meant to add DLC capabilities, 3D video recording, and more. Looking around my system, I see a new "Nintendo Zone" app for interfacing with "participating locati...

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Here's how Sonic Generations' 3DS-specific features will work

When Sonic Generations arrives on Nintendo's 3DS this November, it's going to let you show off to the world how totally into Sonic you are. That is, if you walk by spindash past other folks with a 3DS copy of the game somewhere out there in the real world. Sega revealed the game's 3DS-specific Sp...

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3DS 'Nintendo Video' service available tomorrow in Japan [update]

Tomorrow, Nintendo of Japan will launch its 3DS "Nintendo Video" service, following the debut of that service in Europe. Confusingly, this is the second 3DS video service, with its own dedicated app, in Japan. There's also SpotPass TV, which started late last month. What's the difference? Spot...

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Best Buy distributing 3DS content through SpotPass

We trust that you're already carrying your 3DS around with you wherever you go -- your Nintendogs need the exercise, you know -- but you want to make doubly sure you bring it with you should you cross the threshold of a Best Buy this summer. The store has partnered with Nintendo to deliver 3DS co...

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First SpotPass-distributed DOA Dimensions costumes revealed

It wouldn't be a Dead or Alive game without patently ridiculous costumes that would humiliate the characters beyond recovery. The 3DS's Dead or Alive Dimensions has a novel way of distributing these confidence-destroying garments: online distribution through SpotPass. That means that any time you...

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Nintendo 'looking into' SpotPass for automatic 3DS firmware updates

During an investor Q&A (translated by Andriasang), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined a potential method of keeping the 3DS from becoming as beset by piracy as the DS platform -- and it uses one of the new 3DS features. Iwata told investors that "As part of the functionality of SpotPass, w...

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3DS Tag Mode functions called 'SpotPass' and 'StreetPass' in the West

We know them by the catchy names "Itsu no Ma Tsuushin" and "Surechigai Tsuushin," but an English-language hardware outline for the 3DS (PDF) provides the English names for these Tag Mode services, both of which allow the 3DS to communicate wirelessly without the user's involvement. The ability fo...

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