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Miiverse repository recovers 17TB of social cheer after Nintendo’s shutdown

Nintendo’s first try at formulating a genuine online social network, Miiverse, became a surprisingly strong and meme-filled village of artists and fans in the years after it launched on the Wii U and 3DS. Then, last November, Nintendo unceremoniously close it down and private the repository from the Internet, noting, among other things, that “many users are changeable to social networking services.”

This week, interjection to the efforts of Archive Team and the Internet Archive, you can hunt by a scarcely 17 terabyte backup of hundreds of millions of posts, screenshots, and drawings from the over 8 million users that done Miiverse such a weird and special place.

Archiverse’s perfect distance creates it a bit tough to get a hoop on, but there are still some gems to be found with some discerning searching. The posts with the many commendatory “yeahs” in the Super Mario Maker community, for instance, offer as a quick-and-handy list of good levels to try out. The YouTube village is a good place to hunt for the kind of black-and-white dot art that helped drive the Miiverse community, including the work of the very renouned MemeSenpai. Or, if you’re in the mood for some peculiarity “shitposting,” the Funky Barn and New Super Luigi U village repository have you covered.

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