Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: August 20, 2010


Hello Flipnote Users! This News is a special one! LOL!  f:id:flipnotehatena:20100205181131p:image  Hello from all of us on the Flipnote Hatena team. This is Aaron at Hatena’s offices in Kyoto, Japan with another edition of our weekly news blog. 

Even though summer is nearing its end, the temperatures are still quite high in Japan — it is still 33°C/91°F as I write this at 7pm in the evening! Despite the heat, the Flipnote Hatena team has been working hard on some fun new features that we hope to introduce to you soon.    

This week we are pleased to announce the release of the “Sea Life Collection” limited edition Creator’s Room themes — for more details please scroll down.    

We hope that you are all keeping cool in your part of the world, and are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes! Thanks from all of us at Hatena!    

Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary Contest

As of today, more than 3,000 entries with DJ Shabushabu’s original song have been posted to the Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary Contest channel and we’re amazed at the quality of the Flipnotes.    

We have posted several different frame rates/lengths of the contest entry Flipnote so you can make your animations as you like, and also released an extended version of the “Happy Birthday Flipnote Hatena” song by DJ Shabushabu. For more information about the 1st Anniversary Contest and for links to the contest entry Flipnotes please tap on the “Help” button from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.    

Please remember to post your Flipnotes before the contest ends on September 3, 2010.    
   

New limited edition themes: Sea Life Collection

Today we’re happy to announce the release of the “Sea Life Collection” Creator’s Room theme series for Flipnote Hatena users. If you exchange color stars for Creator’s Room themes on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi or with the Flipnote Hatena Mobile Color Star Exchange you’ll get a chance to win a different limited edition theme every week for your Creator’s Room.    

From now until September 16, 2010 (Thursday), you’ll get one chance to win a prize for every 10 stars you exchange for themes in the Color Star Exchange. You’re guaranteed to win one of the prizes below:    

  • Prize #1: Weekly limited edition Creator’s Room theme (This week’s theme is “Jellyfish” which is available until August 26, 2010)

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  • Prize #2: Limited edition “Marine Blue” Creator’s Room color
  • Prize #3: One green star

The limited edition theme offered as prize #1 will change every Friday, and four variations will be released during this four week campaign.    

It’s easy to take part, and you’ll get one chance to win every time you exchange color stars for a theme during the campaign period. Tap on the “Try your luck!” button that appears after you exchange color stars for a theme to see if you’re a winner. You’ll get one chance to win for every 10 stars you exchange for themes in the Color Star Exchange.    

If you exchange color stars for a 10 star theme you’ll get one chance, for a 20 star theme you’ll get two chances, and for a 50 star theme you will get five chances! You can also get one chance to win if you exchange color stars for two 5 star themes.    

This special campaign is only available for a limited time. Don’t miss this chance to get some new themes at the Color Star Exchange!    
   

This week’s new themes

The Flipnote team has created three new Creator’s Room themes that are available in the Color Star Exchange this week. Below are some screenshots and details about the new themes.    

★ Ice cream and toppings will increase every time you post with this delicious changing theme. (50 color stars)    

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★ A vivid pink and black theme with skulls, stars and hearts. (20 color stars)    

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★ This theme features a dragon and a knight in armor in front of a castle. (20 color stars)    

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The best of last week’s topic: “Cats & Dogs”

We’ve selected some of the best Flipnotes posted from around the world that we hope you’ll enjoy.    

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

Weekly Topic: Cats & Dogs    
   

You can also see the Flipnotes for last week’s topic by entering the command via “Command Search” on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. 

Weekly Frog Sighting

If you are interested in having your frog photo or illustration featured in the “Weekly Frog Sighting” section of the blog please post them on Hatena Haiku and we might feature it here.    

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

id:a721pikachu made this amazing image of the Flipnote frog with cheese balls.    

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★ This frog photo was posted by id:galhappy45 of a frog is her 8th grade science teacher’s classroom.    

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★ This photo of a frog mug was posted by id:sam156e.    

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WOW! LOOKS SO COOL! DOSN’T IT? =) LOL!   

★ This is a photo of a cool frog kite that was posted by id:Xevious64.    

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Cool stuff Aaron!    

I won a red star! I’ll give it away in a star contest soon! =)    

Please let me know what you think about the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog by posting any comments you might have in the box below. Thanks!

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9 Responses

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