Author Topic: Google Maps's April Fools joke

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Eusis

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11829
    • View Profile
Google Maps's April Fools joke
« on: March 31, 2012, 02:33:56 PM »
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 03:51:35 PM by Eusis »

Lard

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5940
    • View Profile
Re: Google Map's April Fools joke
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 02:40:15 PM »
It's glorious.
I avoid online multiplayer because my brain still works.

GrimReality

  • Dark Lord of Nostalgia
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2965
  • OK, options aren't SO bad
    • View Profile
Re: Google Map's April Fools joke
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 02:53:49 PM »
Yes! I love it. I street-viewed my house in all it's pixely 8-bit glory.
Playing: DA: Inquisition
Reading: The Backyard Parables

Kevadu

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4284
  • Some guy
    • View Profile
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 04:16:04 PM »
Wow, I saw this earlier but I didn't realize it affected street view too!  Awesome ;)

Aeolus

  • This is the Monado's Powerbomb!
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9272
  • Little did he know, the fall damage would KO him.
    • View Profile
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 05:31:39 PM »
At first I thought they just took the map from Dragon Quest III and added a bunch of location names, but then I noticed that northern Asia wasn't covered in mountains and the starting continent is missing as well.

Bravo Google. Bravo.
In my vision, I see that one of us is going to KO the other.

Dice

  • I'm fart and I'm smunny
  • AMG A GIRL
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13328
  • RPGFan and Dice forever...
    • View Profile
    • My DeviantArt site!  Come, stay, laugh, cry.
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 05:57:06 PM »
I wanna make Earth in 16-bit with...I dunno, I guess Chrono Trigger world map style.

Thanks Eusis.  I took this and shared it...likely to take credit for it as a hidden intent.
http://society6.com/Dice963
http://www.redbubble.com/people/dice9633
http://dice963.tumblr.com/

Support your local Dice (and pitch her ideas)!
RAINBOW PIXEL POWER!!!

Eusis

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11829
    • View Profile
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 06:03:36 PM »
Thanks Eusis.  I took this and shared it...likely to take credit for it as a hidden intent.

That's OK, I grabbed it from Neogaf anyway.

Cyril

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1714
    • View Profile
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 06:14:20 PM »
That's amazing.  There are little DQ monsters all over, too, haha.

Yoda

  • Fear is the Mind Killer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 8346
  • Darkness is Void; Juffo-Wup is light
    • View Profile
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 06:40:37 PM »
I haven't seen any monsters or creatures except for two knight looking dudes standing where our downtown is.


Dice

  • I'm fart and I'm smunny
  • AMG A GIRL
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13328
  • RPGFan and Dice forever...
    • View Profile
    • My DeviantArt site!  Come, stay, laugh, cry.
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 10:52:21 PM »


Home sweet humble home ♥
http://society6.com/Dice963
http://www.redbubble.com/people/dice9633
http://dice963.tumblr.com/

Support your local Dice (and pitch her ideas)!
RAINBOW PIXEL POWER!!!

Farron

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 986
    • View Profile
    • Mayonaka Reviews
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 11:09:32 PM »
Your home looks nice in 8 bit, just be careful that in 8 bit anyone can freely enter your house and get some items!

Monsoon

  • Electric Mayhem
  • RPGFan Editor
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1532
    • View Profile
    • Can't Stop the Monsoon
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 11:37:01 PM »
Love the video.  NES games with a modem out?  I love it.

Tooker

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13764
    • View Profile
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 12:04:47 AM »
Cracked me up when they hooked it up, turned it on, it looked all crappy, and they had to blow on it. :D
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
—Kurt Vonnegut

Dice

  • I'm fart and I'm smunny
  • AMG A GIRL
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13328
  • RPGFan and Dice forever...
    • View Profile
    • My DeviantArt site!  Come, stay, laugh, cry.
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012, 12:36:20 AM »
Your home looks nice in 8 bit, just be careful that in 8 bit anyone can freely enter your house and get some items!

Naw.  It's a locked house.  You have to get the key by going through the Cave of Solitude.  But you need a boat to get there, and the Captain for it is lost in the Fargonian Woods a continent over that's under Imperial Civil War.  Time for a quest? :D
http://society6.com/Dice963
http://www.redbubble.com/people/dice9633
http://dice963.tumblr.com/

Support your local Dice (and pitch her ideas)!
RAINBOW PIXEL POWER!!!

Yggdrasil

  • Loathed by Six Heretics
  • Banninated
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6714
    • View Profile
Re: Google Maps's April Fools joke
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 02:32:00 AM »
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 02:53:07 AM by Yggdrasil »