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Google Maps coming soon to the NES

Google has been working hard on Maps lately, but some have questioned its decision to forgo developing for the extremely popular NES platform. Now, the company is looking to catch up with a custom cartridge that allows NES users to enjoy all the benefits of Maps in 8-bit form. After inserting the cartridge and connecting to the internet, users can search for destinations or get directions just as they would in the web version. They'll even see some exclusive features, like using the microphone to search. And it's not just the map that's been adapted for 8-bit; Street View has been given a similar makeover:

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Google Maps for NES clearly draws some inspiration from this similar effort, and will soon be available for sale in Google's store. For now, a trial version is available on the ordinaryGoogle Maps page; just click "Quest" on the upper right-hand corner or follow the prompts to the left of the map. Google has a history of rolling out revolutionary new features on April 1st and the surrounding days, so we'd keep an eye on its other tools as well.

Source: The Verge

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April Fools? :)

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I haz a confused. :s

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I know its just a joke, but can stop myself asking..."Why!?"

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Ha Ha Ha, if only it wasn't a day early.

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The route function is an improvement over the real Google Maps.

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Why not the PS1? Seems like brand favoritism to me.

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always loved their april fool jokes.

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If only this was real.

Damn it Google! lol

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I hate the internet when April comes around.

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The cartridge may not be real, but the 8-bit NES map is real. You can check it out on Google maps :p

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I love the "Blow in cartridge to fix bugs." If only it were that simple. I had to use the lip catch technique to get my NES to work.

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I haz a confused. :s

ROFL. Excellent.

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Why not the PS1? Seems like brand favoritism to me.

No, and because 8-bit looked better. :)

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Just got one of these babies in the mail I got the cartridge and I t came with milon's secret castle! This is the best game for the NES ever. Angry video game nerd will have a review shortly!

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After inserting the cartridge and connecting to the internet

Can someone help me connect my NES to the internet? I can't seem to figure out how.

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It actually loads so much quicker than their regular Maps version, lol

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Haha April fool joke...

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Microsoft put out Bing Maps for the Sega Master System last year. Unfortunately nobody used it.

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+1 For Dragon Warrior Maps :D

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Can someone help me connect my NES to the internet? I can't seem to figure out how.

You have to open the secret port on the bottom of the NES :laugh:

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i looked at the title then i start looking at PC date

:p 1st april

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Can someone help me connect my NES to the internet? I can't seem to figure out how.

In the video it shows that the Google Maps for NES cartridge has an included dial-up modem for your convenience.

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The sounds effects are slaying me! :laugh:

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Can this be accessed anymore?

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