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  • News Pokémon GO Was Google's Most Searched Term of 2016

    Hey Google

    Search engine and all-around behemoth technology company Google has revealed its biggest searches of 2016. With categories ranging from musicians to global news, the biggest insight into our searches has shown that Pokémon GO was the most searched term of the year. It should be noted that the bulk of that interest was in July and August...




  • News The Legend Of Zelda's Link Is A Guest Star On Google Maps

    To mark Twilight Princess HD release, we're assuming

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is out this week, and it would appear that someone at Google is a bit of a fan, as hero Link is making a guest appearance in Google Maps. Open up Google Maps in your browser and hover your mouse pointer over the little "Street View" character in the...





  • News Pac-Man Makes a Playable Appearance in Google Maps

    It's already 1st April in Japan and Australia...

    April Fools' Day has begun, or at least that's how we're interpreting the latest shenanigans from Google. With 1st April rolling around in some countries, there is now playable Pac-Man embedded into Google Maps, which is certainly a fun way to waste time and get directions all at once. When you head...



  • News Panorama View And Google Maps Confirmed For Western Release

    More intuitive ways to use your GamePad

    This morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct revealed that Panorama View and Google Maps would both be coming to Wii U in Japan. Surely Nintendo wouldn't leave out North Americans and Europeans now, would it? Well worry not westerners, as during this afternoon's North American and European Nintendo Direct...

  • News Google Maps Finding Its Way Onto Wii U

    See the world without going outside

    After announcing the Spring arrival of Panorama View in today's Nintendo Direct broadcast from Japan, Satoru Iwata possibly surprised a few people by confirming that Google Maps is also on the way to Wii U. A Google branded app — alongside the likes of YouTube — won't do Wii U any harm, especially as it'll...


  • News Square Enix Involved in NES Google Maps April Fool

    Officially confirmed

    When it comes to Nintendo-themed April Fools jokes, Google showed plenty of creativity with Google Maps 8-bit. Some of our readers with a solid grasp of NES classics observed that the music and overall theme of the fictional cartridge strongly resembled the original Dragon Quest: accessing the trial version online also involved...

  • News Google Maps 8-bit for NES


    It's that time of year again folks, Google have put something together which should please every single Nintendo Life reader - Google Maps for NES. Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to and clicking "Quest"...


  • News Nintendo Life Now Has a Google+ Page

    Roll out the barrel!

    Always ones to be fashionably late to the party, we've set up an official Nintendo Life Google+ page. If you're more a Googler than a Twitterer, you can add our page to your Circle to stay up to date with the latest Nintendo-related news and reviews. There's also the chance of digging through embarrassing photos of the team, so...