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Nintendo Shut Down The Miiverse Tonight As Fans Said Final Goodbyes

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Launching in late 2012, Nintendo’s Miiverse allowed Wii U and later 3DS owners to hang out and share stuff like hand-drawn pictures and screenshots. The service closed down at 1am today, and users have said their goodbyes in the most Miiverse ways imaginable: with stick figures, tears and hairy dicks.

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Instead of just flipping the (ahem) Switch, Nintendo built a Miiverse community earlier this year specifically to let anyone still using the service write down some final farewells in a single location.

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Which they have. Some are understandably sad that a service they’ve used to make friends and share creations is going away:

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Others, perhaps aware that no online community lives forever, just want to say “thanks” for all the memories:

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And...then there are some who just can’t let go :(

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It’s not just users saying goodbye, either. Developers with games on the service—and even Nintendo legends like Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma—have also left farewell notes.

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Oh and, you know. Some people took the opportunity to post one last dick pic.

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And finally, here’s Nintendo’s own farewell, displayed now for anyone trying to access the service.

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Goodbye, Miiverse. You died as you lived: with people writing heartfelt but also kinda weird messages on a little screen.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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I saw too many vaginas in the last few minutes of Miiverse.