Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: March 26, 2010


Hello from all of us at the Hatena offices in Kyoto. This is Aaron with another issue of our weekly news blog -- thanks for taking the time to check it out.

This past Wednesday, Nintendo announced a new game console, tentatively named the Nintendo 3DS. We don't have any news about the possible development of Flipnote Studio 3D, but think it might be an interesting idea.


One of the engineers from the Flipnote team, Motemen (id:motemen), writing some new code.

In other news, the Nintendo DSi XL will be released in North America this Sunday, March 28, 2010, and we know that some of our readers are considering upgrading.

You can link more than one Nintendo DSi to your Hatena account, however, each Nintendo DSi will have a separate Creator's Room on the Flipnote Hatena website.

Many people have contacted us asking if there is a way that we can merge multiple Creator's Room into one, but it's unfortunately not possible.

When you link multiple Nintendo DSi's to your Hatena account you can choose which one is your primary one on the settings page of your Creator's Room on the Flipnote Hatena website. The Flipnotes posted from your primary Nintendo DSi will appear when people type your URL in their web browser (example: http://flipnote.hatena.com/your_user_name/).

Select which Nintendo DSi that you want to be your primary Nintendo DSi here


You can also download your previously posted Flipnotes to your new Nintendo DSi and repost them, however they will appear as spin-offs of the original Flipnotes.

To celebrate the holiday of Easter we are having a contest on Flipnote Hatena until April 2, 2010. If you post a Flipnote about the topic of "Easter" to channel #7, you might be the lucky winner of 10 or 50 Color Stars that you can use with your Hatena account.

For more details and for the information about how to enter the Easter contest, please check out the URL below:


Easter is not really celebrated here in Japan, but cherry blossom trees (Sakura) start blooming this time of year all across the country. Here in Kyoto, the cherry blossoms just started blooming this past week, and many of the Hatena employees will be enjoying a Hanami (cherry blossom viewing party) this weekend.


Some cherry blossoms in Kyoto

Thanks from all of us on the Flipnote Hatena team, and we're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

This week's featured Flipnotes

In this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena news blog, we're going to show you some of our favorite Flipnotes based on last week's topic "Future Games", and introduce our new topic for this week which is "Magic".

If you post Flipnotes about the weekly topic, we might feature yours here on the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog next week and give you some rare color stars -- post your Flipnotes and join in the fun!

Lastly, scroll to the bottom of this blog entry to see Weekly Frog Sightings where we feature original frog photos and illustrations from users like you. Post your original frog photos to Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we might feature it here next week.

Read the Flipnote Hatena News blog in your language

Here is a list of the URL's that you can use to read the different language versions of this news blog:

Also, thanks to the help and support of MdM (id:MdMbunny) you can also read a translation of this blog in Italian, and id:Alex_BCN82 is now translating our blog into Spanish. Please be sure to check out the other language versions of the blog, since there are some differences between each version. It might be a good way to learn a foreign language too!

Also, please let us know any feedback you might have about our blog by posting your comments in the box at the bottom of this blog entry.

The best of last week's topic: "Future Games"

As of today, there were 1,884 Flipnotes posted by users from around the world for last week's topic. We've selected some of the best Flipnotes from the past week which we hope you'll enjoy.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted by users for last week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


You can also see the Flipnotes for last week's topic posted from your own region by entering the command

via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

"Future Games" Flipnotes from the Europe & Oceania region:

★ Flipnote by Riffi (id:blortydo)

★ Flipnote by サミ (id:Yoshids666)

★ Flipnote by Arne (id:ArneW)

★ Flipnote by UnDeR-DoG (id:UnDeR-DoG)

★ Flipnote by DeÈ_1603 (id:DeE_1603)

★ Flipnote by TMY (id:squishyfishygamer)

"Future Games" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Flipnote by Light-chan (id:Lightian)

★ Flipnote by 〒U¢K£® (id:TheRaz0rEdge)

★ Flipnote by BTD (id:PhantomK)

★ Flipnote by spark (id:mrman73)

★ Flipnote by LINKヌイネクヒホ (id:car102)

★ Flipnote by Limelight (id:Limelight)

"Future Games" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Flipnote by Tomo (id:oioisp)

★ Flipnote by 38KA (id:sa_0704)

★ Flipnote by Kakuremino (id:joinjointo)

★ Flipnote by Ayaka

★ Flipnote by IV41_ (id:IV41_N)

★ Flipnote by Hector,Doyle (id:daigo0228)

★ Flipnote by Shouku

This week's topic: "Magic"

For this week's topic we'd like you to post Flipnotes about the topic "Magic". Please create Flipnotes about magic tricks, rabbits being pulled out of hats, making things disappear, or any other amazing magical things that you can imagine. Post your Flipnotes about "Magic" to channel 8 from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

We're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and will feature some of the best ones next week here in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog.

You can see all of the Flipnotes currently posted about this week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


Follow Flipnote Hatena on Twitter

We've started a Twitter account to keep you updated about the latest news and happenings at Flipnote Hatena.

Follow us at: http://twitter.com/flipnotehatena

Weekly Frog Sighting

If you are interested in having your frog photo featured in the "Weekly Frog Sighting" section of the blog you can post it on Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we'll choose the best ones and feature them here.

Please submit only original photos/illustrations that you have created yourself.


Despite what you may believe, frogs do like to read books.

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