Saturday, March 31, 2012

Google Maps 8-bit version for NES

Google has been working on 8 bit Maps lately, some people 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; the Street View has been given a similar makeover. this will soon be available for sale in Google's store. For now, a trial version is available on the ordinary google maps page; just click the "Quest" icon 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. like last year google released a beta version of gmail motion.

Source: Theverge