Google confirms Real Life is just another RPG


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Quest Mode: ON!

*Also submitted by [thUg]

As an April fool Google Maps released an 8Bit NES version of its online mapping tool.

Go to http://maps.google.com/?t=8. Even "Street View" is in 8Bit.

Or you can just watch this trailer Google introducing Google Map 8Bit.



Posted by Skull @ 3/31/2012 14:04  |    10

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SturmgewehrKreuz (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 4/19/2012 22:01

Sweet! and i cant find my house. :(


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Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/14/2012 02:16

 Also, try streetview, it's ridiculous in this mode.


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Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 4/13/2012 16:27

It took me 50 seconds to locate MY HOUSE. From a view of the entire world. These are pretty scary times we're living in.

Oh and yes, the rpg thing is pretty darn sweet.


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Sergiotron (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/13/2012 16:02

this is just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!


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imnumberfour (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/13/2012 15:09

 Now I know how to render leaves!  http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/leavest.png/


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Adcrusher (Level 6 Major) @ 4/13/2012 13:14

Hahah thats awesome. I wished the real world looked like ths. 


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Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/13/2012 11:33

 Thanks 


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Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 4/13/2012 11:04

It is no longer possible to select the NES mode option, but you can still trigger it by adding 't=8' to the URL like in the first link. I've updated the second link to include it as well.

It's cool that they even added sprites for various landmarks. I just wish they'd used a proper NES palette for Street View.


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jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 4/13/2012 10:35

 It still works! Awesome-sauce!


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Rayovatron (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/13/2012 08:55

 I don't think it's working anymore. 


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