Nintendo Kills SpotPass Following Offensive Material Exchange

Nintendo was forced to disable the SpotPass feature from its Swapnote 3DS messaging service after it discovered that some users are exploiting it to exchange offensive material.

Swapnote (a.k.a. Letter Box in Europe) is a messaging service for Nintendo 3DS. It was launched in 2011, allowing 3DS users to share pictures, photos and text through SpotPass or StreetPass. StreetPass works only for users in close proximity to each other while SpotPass works over the internet.

According to Nintendo, SpotPass was the component being abused by some users to send offensive photos to others, including to minors. As a result, the company decided to kill off the feature permanently.

"Nintendo always wants to provide a positive experience for all consumers and limit the risk of any inappropriate activity or misuse of a service," the company said in a statement. "We feel it is important on this occasion to take this action."

Swapnote users can still use StreetPass to share content. Unfortunately, this limits the effective communication rage to 20 ~ 30 meters.

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Just die.

Fuck off Nintendon't. This is why you lose. You want the market to go in directions that your superiors won't allow. Do you really think that your shitty little piece of hardware can make it by taking away features. The world didn't close down the fucking internet just 'cuz some stupid 14 year old dick whore took her daddy problems to a sweaty fat middle aged shit pounding pedophile!!! Just die Nintendo. Your flagship product is a dago plumber that jumps on walking mushrooms & turtle ducks. You are retarded.

needs to

fuck off because the hypocrisy of them to stop this and the fact that they use child slaves to help produce wii u is astonishing. Not to mention they are raped and even killed for company profits is sickening

Every American tech company

Every American tech company manufactures their products in China or India in factories that make use of child labour. The computer you're using is at least made of components that contributed to the death of children and workers in a factory in a third world country. Don't pretend you're any better than they are, you're as much a part of the problem.

Damn, I thought Nintendo died

Damn, I thought Nintendo died with the NES back in the early 90's when I stopped using it. Guess they're still trying to be the lil engine that could. Still have my gold cased japanese release of Legend of Zelda, Jackal, (duck hunt which was stupid) Marior brothers was always bad... other than that... can't say Nintendo ever had anything great.And this day and age (this) is the kind of news you hear about them... you know it's bad. Maybe one day, a good game or console will come out of Japan, everything that comes out of Japan seems to be made by descendants of radiation poisoning. Yeah... we've been kicking their ass for a loooong time. Incase it wasn't made clear.. Fuck japs.

"everything that comes out of

"everything that comes out of Japan seems to be made by descendants of radiation poisoning." You mean the radiation you nuked them with? You are the living reason so much people laugh at your country.. Luckily most Staters are not as stupid as you.

Center of the Universe

"Damn, I thought Nintendo died with the NES back in the early 90's when I stopped using it." LOL yeah 'cuz whatever you're doing is whatever the world is doing. Typical stupid Americunt. "Kicking their ass."? Yeah when I think of General Motors that's what I think of, good ol' 'mericunt ass whoopin'. Same with electronics in general. Yeah the Japanese have nothing on America even though all you have is the iPhone which is really made by Samsung & LG! Oh & then you have a couple video game consoles, which the world as a whole couldn't really give two shit stinks about & still probably have more Jap stuff in 'em than 'mericunt. When did Sony become an Americunt company? When did Micro$hit start bulding anything reliable besides Win 95, XP & 7? When did M$ stop taking 10 steps back for every rare step forward? There's more Jap hardware in the electronics that most people really use. Consoles are a dying breed bitch. You should go die with them.

Obvious Troll is Obvious

What are you on? you must still be in your moms basement with some 56k dial up modem trolling this site with such nonsensical rants. its 2013 and japan is triving much better than most countries and here you are commenting as if we are back in WW2. you damn moron, get a fucking life and get your facts straight and stop being such a racist bastard. oh did i hurt your feelings? grow the fuck up! half the shit u own probably is from japan or china and your use it or wear it so proudly. u wanna troll? hell ill be here every step of the way making sure everyones aware of how much of a loser you are. ill be your worst nightmare on here. bring it, you bastard child of a whore mom. nothing but the left over whats scraped off the bottom of the barrel which is societies gene pool.

As I stated about you on the

As I stated about you on the "PS4 Preorders" story, My god your a joke! And a raciest PIG!!! I'm not Japanese but where I live we don't tolerate people like you! I keep reading your comments on this site and see you offend others. My message to others is to thumbs down this raciest loser.

Dude, maybe if you relaxed a

Dude, maybe if you relaxed a little and lost your virginity you'd calm down a bit? You seem a little virgin. Does your virginity hurt? You'd get that being a fat basement-dwelling virgin. Maybe eat some extra-cheesy doritos instead. I hear that's what virgin's do. I wouldn't know though - you're clearly the only virgin here so you'll have to try it out. You'll have plenty of time tough, people like you tend to be virgins forever. You'll probably be given to a muslim martyr in the afterlife you know - I hear they get tonnes of virgins.

LULz

He hasnt bothered making a comment on my post knowing im right what i said. Stay in that basement and rot you fat bastard! :D

DW he'll probably come back

DW he'll probably come back and try to defend himself while making him look even more pathetic. Or just call us virgins because, y'know, that's what he does. God forbid he comes up with a new insult once in a while lol. Then we'll laugh at him, and bait him some more :)

My God, you sound fat as hell

My God, you sound fat as hell if you ate that many. No wonder you're still a virgin. No woman wants some fat-ass livin in his grandma's basement where he lurks and watches child porn because his tiny pecker would never satisfy a real woman.

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