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Google Maps coming soon to the NES

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+Frank B.    7,104

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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Salty Wagyu    61

April Fools? :)

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Dot Matrix    7,162

I haz a confused. :s

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simrat    483

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

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JmactheAttack    0

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

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123456789A    4,709

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

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Stetson    181

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

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

always loved their april fool jokes.

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ThisIsStockerHD    94

If only this was real.

Damn it Google! lol

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

I hate the internet when April comes around.

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Aeikus    4

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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Sranshaft    48

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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Denis W.    723

I haz a confused. :s

ROFL. Excellent.

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The Laughing Man    442

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

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

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remixedcat    2,766

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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.Neo    1,834
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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Amodin    5

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

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still1    250

Haha April fool joke...

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virtorio    2,238

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

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winrez    118

+1 For Dragon Warrior Maps :D

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winrez    118

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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Ci7    187

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

:p 1st april

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Stetson    181

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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Salutary7    67

The sounds effects are slaying me! :laugh:

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htcz    73

Can this be accessed anymore?

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