If you’ve played Mario Kart 8 you were probably so focused on trying to finish in the top four that you never had time to look around and take in the view. Fortunately, the latest Boundary Break video will give you a chance to do just that.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a new desert map. The developer tweeted as much yesterday, revealing two screenshots of the new battle royale locale. It looks beautiful and was probably inevitable.
The Future Mapping Company maps everything from cities to skies, with high-quality printing methods, bold stylistic choices, and fidelity to reality. The maps are available as paper or plastic prints, can be made magnetic, and can even be manufactured as wallpaper(!). Framing options are also available.
The Legend of Zelda on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try and keep track of where each dungeon and secret, alternative methods now exist. Like, for instance, 3D printing a replica of the game’s entire overworld.
If you’ve been playing a lot of Pokémon Go, you’re probably tired of catching the same ol’ pokémon in your neighborhood. The Poke Radar map and iPhone app help you find the rest of them so you can complete your collection.
Firewatch is a very lonely video game, but that doesn’t mean you have to play it alone. Developer Camp Santo has released printable versions of the game’s Two Forks Region Overview map so you can bring a navigator along for the ride.
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?