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Title: I'm at work and can't read this. What does this say?
Post by: JonLeung on September 20, 2010, 10:37:02 AM
I can't read this...(stupid work filters block most video gaming web sites):
www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?publicUserId=5379721&bId=9054968

What does it say about VGMaps?

All I can tell is, it starts with:
"I've made no secret of my love for VGMaps and their noble mission to render video game worlds in atlas-like detail. But I fear our friends at VGMaps have..."

Have what?  I can't see!  THE SUSPENSE!  0_0


Title: Re: I'm at work and can't read this. What does this say?
Post by: Piranhaplant on September 20, 2010, 01:09:58 PM
Quote from: 1up.com
I've made no secret of my love for VGMaps  and their noble mission to render video game worlds in atlas-like detail. But I fear our friends at VGMaps have just been fatally outdone by none other than Akihabara retro shop Super Potato. (Yes, them again.)

Super Potato has a long-standing tradition of adorning the walls of its building's public spaces with retro-themed artwork, usually of a Famicom-oriented nature. Their latest work pretty much gilds the lily, though: A massive printed mural of an entire Kid Icarus fortress stage.

image here

Is this awesome? Yes. Yes, it is.

I'd never really considered creating a poster like this, even after holding on to Mark MacDonald's rad Super Metroid map poster for a year. But it's kind of an amazing idea to render a virtual space in the real world. Now I want to plaster my apartment walls with these.

I'm sure my fiancée won't mind.


Title: Re: I'm at work and can't read this. What does this say?
Post by: TerraEsperZ on September 20, 2010, 01:43:58 PM
Yeah, I read about that yesterday. On the same subject, I've been meaning to get my Aria of Sorrow map printed out and laminated, but I know nothing about printing companies, local or otherwise. Hopefully, if I can manage to get it done with enough precision that individual pixels are still preserved somewhat, it might warrant some more attention from 1UP's Retro Gaming Blog...