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Nintendo Network maintenance has been extended for September 30th

Maintenance for September 30th will last nine hours instead of the standard four.

warawara plazaNintendo has announced that, on the 30th of September, server maintenance for the Nintendo Network will last a total of nine hours. This includes both the Wii U and 3DS’s online services.

Here are the times for three different regions:

8am – 5pm Pacific Time

11am – 8pm Eastern Time

4pm – 1am (October 1st) UK Time

Certain features on Miiverse will be unavailable during maintenance, including friend requests, private messaging and viewing your blocked user list.

Leaderboards and online play within games may also be affected. It might be wise to play offline until everything is up and running again.

This extended maintenance replaces the usual four-hour maintenance Nintendo normally conducts on a Monday.

[via Nintendo]

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  • Christopher Acuna

    We finally getting that big fall update.

    • Mario

      Wait? You think is That update?

    • Jon

      Don’t get your hopes up because if it isn’t the update, you are just going to get mad (or more mad than you would have been)

      • Christopher Acuna

        There are better thing’s out there to be upset about then Nintendo delaying the big fall update.

      • Shota

        so wrong you are. when there is maintenance it means they are readying the update in the server.

        • Jon

          I am not saying that this is not going to be the update nor am I saying it isn’t for prep. I am simply stating this because if for some reason the update isn’t tomorrow or in the next couple of days, people are just going to start getting mad, The update could happen two weeks from now and this was just some of the final installments they needed to do so. It is just people are not patient and think it should be here now and if it is not done tomorrow or the next day then they will rage and get mad at Nintendo for giving “false hope”.

          • Shota

            i called them. they said tomorrow with fixes for the browser. Its a big update. I heard it from a member at gbatemp that maintenance like this are for updates few months ago.

          • Jon

            Ok, so if they are saying there is an update that makes it more likely, however when you stated maintenance, it doesn’t always mean update as you have stated as maintenance is done on a regular basis without updates, Sometimes more extensive is needed. Now the problem here was before people started calling and asking, people were just assuming which is where the problem begins because if it never happened when it was never confirmed, then you just run into false hopes that were created by yourself. As for my post at the time when posted, it is not incorrect because at the time, there was nothing indicating that an update was truly happening tomorrow. Now though, people have claimed they called and have been told an update is coming.

          • Shota

            i called because of the freezing problems in youtube. Maintence for 3ds ,wiiu at night means update the next day. It happend everytime.

          • Jon

            There is maintenance every Monday on the Wii U…. Is there an update every Monday? No, Maintenance does not equal update

          • Shota

            ‘from now on every monday a maintenance for wiiu’ was announced 3 days ago. To inform us that it will be a normal maintenance happening every monday starting next week. So we know its nothing big.

          • Jon

            there has always been maintenance on Mondays… Unless they just had the WIi U on there and never really did maintenance on it…

          • Guest

            Hmmm i could always play online at that time of maintenance on monday. Today unfortunately not. rest of week college or work. tuesday im always free so i was playing every monday night. Bad luck for me then ;(

          • Guest

            I was always playing monday night. rest of the week college or work. tuesday was my only day off. bad luck for me :(

          • Guest

            huh? i didnt know it was already on mondays..

          • Shota

            hmm maybe.

    • Archiq09

      look good if it’s puts chat group when we play … but I dont think to it’s that ^^”

    • Martijn Plasmans

      It’s the summer update which is anounced for this period:

      According to Nintendo, another update — presumably the big one — will be available between “the end of September and beginning of October”.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    The pervert moderators of Mii Verse kicked me out for drawing a light bulb. Im banned for two weeks because they thought my light bulb resembled something pornographic. It didnt help that my drawing had the text “light bulb” either.

    Hope they will fix that problem.

    • CMB

      The admins are so unfair, they need a change in moderation

    • rp17

      My first post was deleted by administrator. Anyone know why? Really!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Had to have been something against their rules. I doubt they’re going to do it for no reason. What did you say?

      • Magnus Eriksson

        This is the pornographic drawing that was too much to handle for Nintendo.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          dude that looks like a pussy

          • Magnus Eriksson

            But its still a light bulb. If it looks like a pussy its your dirty imagination and not my drawing. It clearly says “light bulb” too.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            eh… They could’ve easily thought you just wrote that to cover up the fact that it looked like that. I saw someone who drew what was OBVIOUSLY a penis (had hair and everything) and labelled it “Balloon”.

        • MetroidZero

          Wow, looks like someone with their pants down. If you made the top half more circular, it would look more like a light bulb.

    • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

      Haven’t they an algorythm that try to detect pornographic and abusive langage content ?
      After the automatic alert, Mods have to look at the post and decide what to do. No ?

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Yup, they have to check it and they determined that it was an abuse. Light bulbs are appearantly whats rocking the boat at Nintendos…

        • Arthur Jarret

          That nintendo staff sure does some strange stuff with lightbulbs…

          Then again, I had an entire conversation with a guy from the UK about weed, he got banned and I only got a warning for talking about criminal activity (while it isn’t even illegal here).

          I replied by saying ‘I have adjusted my mii or profile’.

          • YogiGRB

            Yeah here in Holland ya can smoke the ganja (weed) also without problems. I love a J once in a while

          • Arthur Jarret

            Well, we just agreed to call it ‘pokemon green leaf’ now and manage to talk about it without further bans or warnings – despite the fact I no longer feel the need to smoke it nowadays anyway, it’s nice to talk about past experiences.

            Don’t get me started on ‘super mushrooms’ or ‘ice flowers’.

          • YogiGRB

            Whahahahahahahaha ……. “super mushrooms” and/or “ice flowers” those are nice nicknames. I only use the “green leafs” though. But really … nice one XD

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Master Lee?

          • Arthur Jarret

            Ha, that’s the guy that got banned!
            I was the guy who came off with a warning (Samael_blackwing)

      • kevin

        My wife was working the er one weeke d and a guy came in with a lightbulb stuck in him(broke)….. see how its not right to talk about light bulbs.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Probably a guy from Nintendo. I imagine it must have been Iwata.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        that was a joke article actually…

  • leo

    Yay for updates hopefully

  • bizzy gie

    Fix the YouTube system freezing on Wii U’s browser and link the Nintendo Network accounts!

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      that’s a google work.

      • bizzy gie

        I know, but it’s still a browser issue as every other browser can handle Google’s stupid updates just fine.

        • Jon

          not for a phone. The browser when I go to youtube a lot doesn’t work.

    • Jon

      I am pretty sure that might be Youtubes (googles) issue, they changed youtube

      • Untrentide

        Yea, the youtube app drives be nuts. Crashes, freezes or doesn’t load well. Also, i wish Netflix would have continuous play like the PS3. I’m lazy.

        • Stuart Thomas

          i agree it freezes all the time and crashes every 10-20 mins

          • Stuart Thomas

            can i add something. For gods sake let us use the pro controller in the settings menu and in netflix. I Dont want to use the gamepad all the time!!!!!!!!!

          • Lusunup

            Or a wiimote would be nice. I like how it’s set up on wii’s netflix.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Hulu+ lets you do autoplay *shrugs* dunno why Netflix cant

      • Ducked

        Youtube sucks now period. The app on my smartphone and PS3 crashes 24/7

      • Martijn Plasmans

        Did you send Google a message about it?

      • bizzy gie

        I know, but every other browser can handle the stupid, useless updates just fine.

    • hahahero

      I’d like to see this as well. Would this be a google issue or does Nintendo need to update their browser?

    • Sdudyoy

      I don’t have trouble with Youtube on the browser and I’ve used it alot, odd.

      • hahahero

        lucky, I use to have no issue with it. then, over the past month or so it just started freezing up the wii u 90% of the time I try to watch something.

        • Sdudyoy

          Man that stinks I’m sorry.

      • Peter Lythaby

        I didn’t use to until last week. Now have to pull the plug every time I use the browser

        • Guest

          Just hold down the power button until it forces a shutdown.

          • Peter Lythaby

            Thanks for that. More patience in future Peter! ! Luckily for me it seems to be okay now the update installed

    • Adrian

      I dunno about youtube, but my Netflix freezes on startup almost 50% of the time.

      • Kholby

        Oh, god, me too. Drives me CRAZY!

      • Anthony K Aurelia

        Do you use a portable storage device? I had troubles with Netflix when I had its data on a thumb drive…made a lot of things freeze the system because of the R/W speed of the device.

        • Adrian

          Nope, it’s on the system storage.

          • Anthony K Aurelia

            Then IDK..mine works fine since I switched the storage back to the system…have you tried deleting all the data for it then re installing everything? It will sometimes stop at 25% when loading a video but doesn’t freeze it…I just load another video real quick then reload the one I wanted.

    • Marcel Kleine

      Never had that problem

      • Andrew Chambers

        Apparently it’s only affecting certain people. When did you get your Wii U?

        • Elem187

          close all your tabs and clear your browsing history.

        • Marcel Kleine

          December 31st :P

          • Andrew Chambers

            Well, the update tomorrow will allegedly fix YouTube. So, we’ll see.

    • Gabrielsen

      It is as Jon said, Google changed over to HTML5, the Wii U is having a hard time reading it.

    • David John Gifford

      thats you internet supplier not nintendo i had the same problem now ive changed my internet suplier hasnt frozen since
      i use a telstra cable connection it depends on what your download speed is

    • 7Down

      My Wii U started to freeze when I tried to play videos from youtube, via the browser, it’s strange, started yesterday, other websites work fine, but as soon as I hit play on youtube, my console freezes.

      • Elem187

        I have the same problem.. close all tabs and clear your browsing history, it should clear it up.
        some reason it only happens to me when I’m viewing videos over 20 minutes long…

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      if you mean the youtube app, I dont think anyone really uses the thing. If they do, they shouldn’t. Much faster in the browser

      • Andrew Chambers

        It was until YouTube on the Browser started crashing my Wii U…

        It’s a good thing my laptop has an HD 4000.

        • Elem187

          I have the same problem.. close all tabs and clear your browsing history, it should clear it up.
          some reason it only happens to me when I’m viewing videos over 20 minutes long.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          youtube on the browser is fine for me though

    • Andrew Chambers

      When did you get your Wii U?

  • SonicLucario

    Im busy with college on Mondays anyways so its all good

    • majora :D

      That’s why they did it on monday

    • SleepySkullhead

      same

    • SkateRyan

      Seriously, Monday is my busiest school day. I have three classes that take up 6 hours and 20 minutes. Then, I have one class per day for the rest of the week. LOL

  • ezquimacore

    n64 games, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Re4wii2008

      I’ve been dreaming of playing Super Mario 64 and OOT on my Gamepad since I got the system at launch If it doesn’t come soon I’ll be sad :(

    • Ducked

      I’m wondering what happended to Nintendo making N64 games in 3DS. We get Star Fox 64, and OoT in its first year. Then we get nothing.

      • Lazara the Last

        They started making new games. Those games was only to give players something to play while waiting for the first party titles!

    • ItzameyaToad

      I agree more N64 games are a must especially Donkey Kong 64. The only problem is which N64 games are worth releasing/the effort. I think they should re-release alot of the games already released on Wii virtual console as well as a bunch of other N64 games they skipped over with the Wii. Battle Tanx’s is on the top of my list as well as all the Turok games( I can’t remember which one I played as a kid, I think it was the 2cnd one)

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        iirc they’re not even allowed to put DK64 on VC, because it still belongs to RARE or something like that.

        • ItzameyaToad

          No, Nintendo owns full rights to DK64 they for whatever reason have not released it though. Rare theme-selves have even said Nintendo owns DK64 and that they don’t understand why Nintendo hasn’t re-released it.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            They probably will in some sort of DK-collection. Or pushing up the price as they did with Earthbound.

          • SmashFinale

            the REAL reason is because the Rareware videogame “Jetpac” is in Donkey Kong 64 and it’s a REQUIREMENT to play and beat in order to complete the game.
            Now they can remake DK64 but putting it up on VC could cause legal trouble.

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            okay didn’t know that, thanks for the info ^^

  • Robert Distefano

    Fall update inbound!

  • Crowner Pele

    m.k. that was funny lol……..

  • Crowner Pele

    oh yeah…… for update.

  • EricNavedo

    Please folders for Wii U menu! Like 3DS but u can make it different Nintendo!! And out the clock on the menu cause i hate it when it says A friend is online, it covers up everything.. date clock. important stuff.

  • Sdudyoy

    While I’m exited to see what updates are in store for us, I doubt it will be a small one with a nine hour maintenance process.

  • Jon

    Just so you guys know, you might not want to say “Yay! it’s the update!” because if it isn’t the update, then we will get a bunch of people and probably more trolls going on about Nintendo lying and being bad, blah, blah, blah and then you have a bunch of people mad at Nintendo because they “failed” to deliver what they promised when they never gave an actual date for the update.

    • Martijn Plasmans

      According to Nintendo, another update — presumably the big one — will be available between “the end of September and beginning of October”.

      • Jon

        yeah, but I know saying the beginning of October could mean several days into October… Remember the VC release rage? They posted saying “3 days” and that was just for the release of the list of games to come on it first while everyone actually thought it was coming in 3 days.

        • Martijn Plasmans

          The beginning of a month is not so long. We’ll hear it tomorrow during the Nintendo Direct. :-)

      • Elem187

        Anytime Nintendo announces any kind of update or Nintendo direct, you get the trolls coming out of the woodwork to predict some really off the wall never going to happen things, and when Nintendo doesn’t name those crazy off the wall never going to happen, the trolls breakl right into “Nintendo is the worst company in the world” ..

        It happens every single Nintendo direct.

    • The True Gamer

      Most updates for any system rarely add major features.

  • Jake

    You think this is for the fall update coming really really soon. Mayber October 1st or 2nd. Tell us nintendo this isn’t a brand new game

  • CMB

    since when does iwata have a mustache?

    • KoopaShell

      That’s his mouth.

  • Jeffery02

    I wonder what it’s for. There’s plenty that it COULD be, but I’m not gonna hold my breath. I’d rather it be a surprise if it’s anything special.

  • MYCO

    ok

  • AAAkabob

    They do a weekly maintenanceO_o?

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      they don’t. but they’re planning to start with it next week

  • Mitch Hall

    Won’t affect me, fortunately. I’m at school during that time.

    I wonder what the update is, though?

  • uPadWatcher

    At least I’ll be playing The Wonderful 101 tomorrow night.

    • Elem187

      Nonstop everyday :)
      I logged 65 hours into W101 so far and it is still just as fun as when I first started

  • Pikachief

    I don’t mind. It’s not like there’s even any online games out for the wii U yet!

    Trolololololo

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    uhm…if I understood Marty’s post correctly, there was no maintenance before so….it’s not really a replacement for the planned 4 hours. simply because it’s the first time they do it.

  • sharlo galmo

    This must be also for the big update, cause tomorrow a Nintendo direct. ..i am so hype, i hope we will see new games, or new trailers from the games what release this year.

    • Martijn Plasmans

      In the absence of systemsellers like Mario Kart & SMash Bros, i hope some Virtual Console (N64) news

  • Shota

    Central European Summer Time. 5pm-1am

  • Nope.avi

    So why does this affect the 3ds? And both at the same time? Maybe they are moving to a unified system soon?

  • Jon

    NINTENDO DIRECT TOMORROW!

    7AM PT / 10AM ET / 3PM UK time.

    Just saw it on Nintendo Life! :D

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/09/nintendo_direct_wii_u_and_3ds_broadcast_coming_tomorrow

  • Johny

    seems big :O expecting big things of the big update… when its coming

  • Eric

    nintendo Direct Oct 1st at 7 am PT

  • juancamiloarq

    Something big must be coming! This is no ordinary maintenance and there’s gonna be a Nintendo Direct tomorrow. What could it be!? Lets hope for the best!!

  • The True Gamer

    This is why I like Xbox. Nintendo and playstation have maintance for their networks. Then again, they are both built upon offline games, while Xbox is pretty much a online fps system, so I assume it doesn’t cause a major Inconvience