Final Fantasy IV’s pixelated original overworld and all the locations on it got a beautiful facelift from artist TJ Townsend. Now it looks like a proper world map from a modern JRPG.
This is a pretty incredible find: a map of Middle Earth featuring annotations from its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien was recently discovered in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, which sheds some light on some of the inspiration behind it.
If you’ve played Heroes of the Storm, you’ve probably found yourself wondering if there’s a way to predict when and where tributes appear in the “Cursed Hollow” map. HOTS player and Reddit user Stumpaxe made a very handy guide explaining how the tribute spawning system works in the level. Check it out on imgur.
Dust2 is the undisputed king of Counter-Strike maps. But as my colleague Nathan Grayson reported back in April, the very awesomeness of the level that’s made it such a classic has also posed a risk of making the shooter feel stale. What better way to liven things up than with the living dead?
Today at 7pm PST, Splatoon receives a free new multiplayer map: Kelp Dome. Here’s a picture of it!
One big thing that sets Heroes of the Storm apart from the rest of the MOBA pack is the fact that Blizzard’s new game has seven different maps on which players do battle as opposed to just one. Not all maps are created equally, however.
Loads of video games (and movies, and TV shows, and comics, and books) have maps in them. You might think they’re there to stop you getting lost, but no. They’ve got a much more important role than that.
The video games we play are made by people who live and work around the world. But how often do we think about that aspect of this most international of collaborative art forms? I made some maps. I thought it might help.
If you look at the beautifully illustrated fantasy maps on posters, in books, and across the Internet and wish that you could make such incredible pieces of worldbuilding, then you're in luck. We have some guidelines for making your maps better, more beautiful, and easier to understand.
Swords, crossbows, and BFG9000s are cool and all, but they may as well be twigs and pebbles for all the good they do you when you're lost. Enter the modern video game map—a perfect GPS, radar, and to-do list fusion born of mankind's wildest organizational fever dreams. It's one of the mightiest items in games.
"Space Station Earth" is a digital map that turns our entire planet into a cold and otherworldly spaceship. Our terrestrial home transforms into George Lucas' scourge of the Galaxy—the dreaded Death Star.
Hyrule is one of the most iconic settings in the history of video games. The Legend of Zelda players have been poring over it in one way or another for almost 30 years now. So when a serious fan sets out to make a faithful rendition of its map, you know he means business.
Remember SimCity 2000? It was my go-to game in computer class back in middle school—and this is that it had nothing to do with another love at the time, Pokémon. Who knows how obsessed I'd be with SimCity if it had anything to do with Pokémon?
Killzone Shadow Fall's first multiplayer expansion detailed, two free multiplayer maps released. Coming in April, The Insurgency Pack adds the Insurgent class, along with new weapons, abilities, and Elite Mode difficulty for single player. The Cruiser and Hangar multiplayer maps are available free today. Check out the…
Shadows? Check. Falling? Check. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has unveiled two free multiplayer maps coming soon to PlayStation 4 shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall. The Cruiser and Hangar maps should tide players over until the first paid expansion pack DLC arrives.
Sure, you could look at your in-game Pokedex to figure out what's located where...but not only do you have to encounter a Pokemon first to access them there, that method isn't as useful as having all the information in one picture.
We already know GTA V's map is pretty massive. But the meaning of that kind of adjective can be pretty difficult to gauge based on how you actually judge size metrics.
Fun fact: Canada has never appeared in a Counter Strike map before. That is, until Diego Liatis made a map of Montreal's Berri-UQAM station, which you can see above. Pretty cool, right? Well, not everyone feels that way.