Tour an 8-bit America with Google Maps tweak

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Most on the web April Fool’s jokes are, to put it as kindly as achievable, awful. Of all the organizations that attempt to place inventive “pranks” with each other, even so, Google is among the very best at managing April Fool’s stunts that are geeky enough to be laughed at in a good way rather than an uncomfortable, “I cannot believe somebody thought this would be clever” way. This year, Google cooked up a inventive new function for Google Maps that lets users tour America with eight-bit graphics that will make any NES fan shed a nostalgic tear. As an added bonus, the Zelda-like U.S. landscape in this new version of Maps transforms into an 8-bit Street View when the user zooms in all the way. A link to Google’s 8-bit America follows below along with a screenshot of Street View.


Zach Epstein is the Executive Editor of BGR. He has 10 years of sector experience, very first in marketing and advertising and organization improvement with two private Telcos, then as a writer and editor covering company, technology and telecommunications.


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