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Posts tagged “maps”

Feature: From The Archive

Fantastic Cartography: Why Videogame Maps Matter

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun's 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Adam's celebration of videogame cartography, from cloth maps to digital records of procedural worlds. This article was first published in 2011. Some of my earliest memories of gaming are not of the games themselves but of the things that came bundled…

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Counter-Cartography: CSGO Reviving De_Cbble

Dave Johnston is best known for creating de_dust and de_dust 2, but he also made other maps for Counter-Strike. No, I'm not talking about cs_tire, the reddish-brown retirement home which was cut from an early beta. (That's me establishing my CS credentials). I mean de_cbble, the quaint castle-set map. Over on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive blog, the CS:GO team have written about their work in…

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Beyond The Alpha: Have Fun In Arma 3

The scenario: you have the Arma 3 Alpha and you've exhausted the stock missions the game comes with. You're also rubbish with the editor, and you don't live with someone Arma Arm Armasson, who can show you what to do with it. Don't worry. There's no such person, so you're not missing out on his sage wisdom. And Arma 3 is pretty easy to have…

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Cartoludography: Crusader Kings II Republic Gets A Trailer

If you listen carefully you'll be able to hear Adam, all the way hidden in darkest Manchester, mumbling to himself about how much he likes Crusader Kings II. Listen now... [mumble mumble awrite ourkid i love crusader kings ii mad for it mumble mumble]. Did you hear it! He'll be uncontrollable with glee to learn there's a new trailer for the Republic expansion, as well…

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Real Digital: Game Maps Drawn From Memory

This is wonderful, and as fine an example there is of how videogames exist as something far beyond pixels on a screen. Mapstalgia is a Tumblr blog consisting of videogame level maps drawn (mostly) by hand - from memory alone. Digital worlds recreated solely from the echoes they left in brain-flesh. Obviously there's a lot of Zelda and Sonic and that lot, but you'll also…

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Feature: On Exactitude In Fiction

Fantastic Cartography: Memories And Maps

Some of my earliest memories of gaming are not of the games themselves but of the things that came bundled in the box with them. Whether it was a hefty manual, full of lore and encyclopaedic listings, or a little extra something. Most of my games don't even come in boxes anymore, although sites such as Steam Covers can help to keep the physical alive.…

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SWTOR Gets Fancy Galactic Maps

I do so love maps, and just one of the maps I have been taking a look at this morning is this one from Star Wars: The Old Republic. As if there were any doubt about the amount of content Bioware are churning out for this MMO, this Unity-powered map details every planet that features in the game, across five sectors of space, and even…

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EG Retro: Legend Of Kyrandia + MAPS!

This weekend saw my Eurogamer retrospective of one of the lesser-remembered adventure games of the early Nineties, the Legend Of Kyrandia: Book One. It contained moments like, "It contained a single cursor. I'm not really sure what to do with this information. Does it undermine everything? Is everything that's being produced now a homage to Kyrandia? Obviously not. And not only because Kyrandia also suffers…

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