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The Wii U's Google-powered maps app, Wii Street U, has just received an update, allowing users to take pictures of places and upload them to the Miiverse. The Wii Street U app launched in February as a free download on the Nintendo eShop. Once uploaded, you can add emotional tags to your images,...

May 10th 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Wii Street U, the console's stylized, augmented version of Google Maps, is now available for the system. As was previously announced, the app allows users to navigate to a location on Google Maps, and then use the GamePad (and its various motion sensors) to view the Street View data for said locati...

February 14th 2013 at 9:34am 0 Comments
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After posting the World of Mapcraft site the other day, I got quite a few comments and tweets about not only World of Mapcraft itself but other, similar projects that map the World of Warcraft. Here's a rundown of some of the links I've received. Cal Henderson, the creator of World of Mapcra...

June 20th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Being a fantasy world set in a vaguely medieval technology level (the odd gnome or goblin invention or steam tank aside), one does not generally expect all the perks of modern life to invade the World of Warcraft. Today, that's changed a little as Google Maps comes to Azeroth. World of Mapcraft f...

June 19th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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What do MMO developers do on their days off? If you're Tiny Speck co-founder Cal Henderson, you engage in huge projects concerning other MMOs. The man partially responsible for the sleeper hit Glitch spent a gob of time recreating World of Warcraft in Google Maps, and the result is awesome. Hend...

June 18th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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In a move that is as surprising as it is whimsically delightful, Google has decided to bring its globally renowned and often essential Google Maps service to one of the best-selling home computing solutions of all time: The Nintendo Entertainment System.As demonstrated in the video above, using Goo...

March 31st 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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If you have played Parallel Kingdom by PerBlue before, then a lot of what I am going to describe might sound familiar. If not, then it might sound very unique and exciting. The truth is that I have been attempting to get into Parallel Kingdom for a while but always found myself a bit overwhelmed,...

March 16th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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What's happening, shooter fans? Hopefully everyone's getting ready for a long holiday weekend filled with family, food, and gaming (of course). Several interesting online shooter nuggets came across my desk this week, including a deeper look at World of Warplanes, a Firefall beta clarification, a...

December 23rd 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We know that most of you have probably memorized every square inch of Grand Theft Auto 4's massive metropolitan playground, but for the less cartographically inclined, GTA4.net has created an invaluable resource. Using the Google Maps API and over 80,000 screenshots, the site has created an inter...

May 30th 2011 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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With the sheer number of GPS-enabled devices capable of gaming, it seems inevitable that games will start taking the hard part out of developing intricate maps. Sure enough, the brand-new iPad MMO Fleck is giving you the chance to fight monsters, tend gardens, and meet new friends, all by wanderi...

May 7th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Oh, Google, whatever would we do without you? Well, for one, we wouldn't have the exhaustively annotated map that Planet Fallout has created for the Capital Wasteland from Fallout 3. Or, more aptly, the site's users have created.A constant work-in-progress, the fully interactive map displays majo...

November 19th 2008 at 10:30pm 0 Comments