Nintendo shuts down 3DS Swapnote service

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Yesterday, Nintendo had announced that it would be ending the online functionality of the Swapnote feature on the 3DS.

Swapnote was an application where 3DS owners could send their friends drawings, notes and photographs. The most unique feature was the ability to send messages in 3D.

Unfortunately, according to Nintendo’s website, some users were sending out inappropriate material online. Upon this discovery, Nintendo has ended Swapnote indefinitely.

While the company’s actions are understandable, many seem confused why the service as a whole had to go. Perhaps it would have been wiser to simply ban the users abusing Swapnote and let Swapnote itself continue.

Still, Nintendo has a certain image that the company as a whole holds itself to. Being that a good portion of the 3DS community is under 18, Nintendo’s actions might be for the best.

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Author: Stephen Hilger View all posts by
Stephen Hilger is a recent graduate of Rutgers University. He has a BA in English and his favorite word is "tepid." His involvement with video games most heavily began with ""Duck Hunt" and it has been a blossoming relationship ever since. In addition to writing for Pixelitis, Stephen is also a stand-up comedian and involved in the performing arts both as an actor and writer.

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