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Date: 03/02/06 02:19 AM

31 Responses to Virtual Earth Preview

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 1:17 am
    Link: Virtual Earth Preview - Microsoft has mapped out San Francisco and Seattle from a street level view.
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 2:29 am
    Pretty cool but way to slow to load
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    Surrysounds Male 18-29
    118 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 2:38 am
    ^ Nah, you`ve just got a slow computer. Should have more than two cities though. Be good to see a Sydney on there.
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 3:54 am
    I wonder how long, or how they got all that video from all the directions
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    Game_MP Male 13-17
    425 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 4:04 am
    wow...that was gay :|
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    kewldawg Male 40-49
    182 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 4:59 am
    Wow that was very cool !! Not much there right now but theres a lot of potential
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 5:35 am
    When that`s properly polished off and finished it will be very impressive.

    And game, there`s nothing "gay" about it, dont be a moron.

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    drzm Male 13-17
    233 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 5:44 am
    too sloppy to control
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    Pandasims Female 18-29
    504 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 7:12 am
    it loaded really slowly on my "slow computer" too and its not really their earth?
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    UKJess86 Female 18-29
    125 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 9:41 am
    yeah it`s kinda taking the google earth idea but bettering it - it`s much more from actual perspective rather than bird`s eye view. and yeh altho actual photos aren`t available of most places you can drive around the lil map at the bottom hehe yeh as bigbonny says it`s go potential
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    gnazzah Male 30-39
    203 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 10:22 am
    What`s the point in this? Just because they can do it, doesn`t meen it`s a good idea.
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    I_love_ska Male 13-17
    419 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 11:20 am
    That`s crazy. I love it.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2721 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 12:13 pm
    I am okay with old-fashioned top-down view maps, for finding out how to get somewhere.
    But I`ll admit, this could work out well. My pc also too "slow", btw.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 2:31 pm
    That`s pretty damned cool.

    Imagine giving people directions with something like this. Or having it in your car.

    I`m sure the MS haters will complain, yet, strangely, it`ll be hugely popular anyway.

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    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 2:32 pm
    i like this idea, but the controls suck at the moment...
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    dinnerbone Male 13-17
    340 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 3:56 pm
    Just so every one knows, google earth isnt original, nasa worldwind came fist.
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    KCN0113 Male 18-29
    182 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 4:33 pm
    navigation is near impossible, good idea though. if microsoft didn`t suck it probably has potential
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    Ballistik639 Male 13-17
    94 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 5:49 pm
    sorry to burst your bubble, but this wont work unless they do major cities will never be like google earth, mainly because the government would stop it..they dont like google earth because it give away certain things they dont want us to see..i`d give this little project a week befor it goes offline.
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    Da_bond_007 Male 13-17
    81 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 5:57 pm
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    p-ball4life Male 18-29
    645 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 5:58 pm
    why does microsoft suck exactly?
    i think its a good idea and just might pull through
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    This has real potential, they need to work out the bugs though
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    Apples_Rock Male 13-17
    224 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 6:35 pm
    It doesnt even work...
  23. Profile photo of budsbd
    budsbd Male 18-29
    26 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 6:54 pm
    pretty good idea. if you want to find your way around somewhere, it`s usually better to see it in this perspective rather then Google Earth`s. Unless, of course, you`re in a plane.
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    KeBob Male 13-17
    637 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 8:13 pm
    not nearly as good as google earth.
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    brad4566 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 10:10 pm
    very cool indeed! it definitely has potential. the best part is that you can take a virtual road trip. real road trips are better. but if you`re short on time and money, this works just fine.
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    AP4MVP Male 13-17
    54 posts
    March 2, 2006 at 10:31 pm
    Thats cool. Whens it gonna be out?
  27. Profile photo of Schlinger
    Schlinger Male 18-29
    161 posts
    March 3, 2006 at 1:47 am
    Keep in mind haters: it`s a "PREVIEW", not the finished product. when they finally perfect it and release it I think it will be pretty cool
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    xxtwist3dxx Female 13-17
    138 posts
    March 3, 2006 at 8:02 pm
    When they release the full version of Virtual Earth, I think it will be much better than it is now, although it`s pretty cool. If they actually mapped rural areas as well instead of just the main cities like Google Earth is like right now, it would be much better.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    March 4, 2006 at 10:18 am
    Yepper, I can see the potential. We`ll see how it comes out, but I can certainly see the potential. I mean, think of what it would do for GPS systems. The machine would say, "in about a mile, turn right" and then it could project the photo or a short video of the area on screen. Would greatly improve things... We`ll see.
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    Alien Stick Male 18-29
    242 posts
    March 5, 2006 at 1:49 am
    whats with the `360 controller in the racecar view?
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    Crz4mets2 Male 13-17
    142 posts
    March 19, 2006 at 9:21 am
    Lombard Street is pretty crooked

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