Um, why is Wii U getting a Google Maps app?

#1Kuebel33Posted 1/31/2013 6:24:47 AM
I mean, sure it could have some uses, like brief entertainment, unless someone built a game around it you could play on Wii U, but uh.... I don't think I'll be mapping too much.
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#2JerichoDarkstarPosted 1/31/2013 6:25:58 AM
Nonsense. . . I would pack my Wii U everywhere I go. . . Of course I need Google maps!

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#3JackalPosted 1/31/2013 6:32:49 AM
To help you find game sellers in your area.
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#4BadreviewPosted 1/31/2013 6:35:52 AM
Kuebel33 posted...
I mean, sure it could have some uses, like brief entertainment, unless someone built a game around it you could play on Wii U, but uh.... I don't think I'll be mapping too much.


So you can stalk people on Miiverse DUH.
#5EoinPosted 1/31/2013 6:36:13 AM
Well, there's no reason for it not to have a maps app. The strange thing is that it'll only be free for a while and then it'll be a paid app - despite the fact that Google Maps is free on everything else.
#6BadreviewPosted 1/31/2013 6:36:56 AM
Eoin posted...
Well, there's no reason for it not to have a maps app. The strange thing is that it'll only be free for a while and then it'll be a paid app.


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#7EoinPosted 1/31/2013 6:41:25 AM
Badreview posted...
WAIT WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?!??!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!??!?!?!?!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/12/05/google-maps-announced-for-wii-u-with-panorama-view

Google Maps on Wii U will be free to download for a limited time after its debut in January in Japan. In North America, meanwhile, NOA confirmed a first quarter 2013 release for Google Maps, where it will also be free for a limited time.
#8FoppePosted 1/31/2013 6:42:10 AM
So everybody can spend time looking for secrets in North Korea.
Like 41.307246, 128.160206.
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#9ElectricKaibutuPosted 1/31/2013 6:44:09 AM
Confirmed: Nintendo is going third party and they'll be making google maps apps.

I think Iwata said that they were just thinking of neat things to do with the GamePad. I doubt they had a lot of people working on this project. At least I hope not. It looks like the kind of thing you mess with a couple times. Maybe show it to your friends between games. I could see it being up to one hour of fun total. I still want to try it out of course. Looking around with the GamePad works surprisingly well.
#10selfdeztructionPosted 1/31/2013 9:11:48 AM
So that you can find your nearest bestbuy or gamestop and sell your Wii U and buy a system that actually has games,because the Wii U haz no gaemz.

The things currently on the Wii U aren't games,they are just interactive little pieces of data that can be experienced for hours on end and will only give us the illusion that we're experiencing what it's like to have fun and enjoyment.
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