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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:29

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


#2 Salty Wagyu

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:30

April Fools? :)

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:31

I haz a confused. :s

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:32

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

#5 JmactheAttack

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:33

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

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:33

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

#7 Stetson

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:35

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

#8 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:36

always loved their april fool jokes.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:43

If only this was real.

Damn it Google! lol

#10 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 16:49

I hate the internet when April comes around.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:08

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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Posted 31 March 2012 - 17:46

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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Posted 31 March 2012 - 18:10

I haz a confused. :s

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ROFL. Excellent.

#14 The Laughing Man

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 18:26

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

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

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 18:46

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!