Google Maps' Street View Now Features Nico Bellic's Stomping Ground

By James Hawkins in Misc Nonsense
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm
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You know the Google Street View? That incredibly intricate photo-collage of real world places that has made stalking incredibly easy and also other useful things? Yeah, well you've never seen it like this before. With the support of a large fanbase, damn near the entire Liberty City from Grand Theft Auto 4 has been committed to stills and fused together to make a fully functional Google Street View.

This is a massive work of dedication and a cool, inspired, and original take on tributes we haven't seen anything like. So if you'd please, I'd ask that you'd press that link down there, and we can get into some of the specifics, as well as the link itself.

Over 80,000 distinct screenshots have been stitched together to create over 3,000 panoramic views of the fictional city. According to, there are only a few things missing from the full city -- namely on-ramps that have no interesting features. Which is fine with us, and honestly, they probably could've said, "Yeah, 100% is there" and we'd be none the wiser.

Look at the whole thing at this link here. I'm in awe at the scale of it, to be perfectly honest. Now, if they'd do Red Dead Redemption's Old West and San Andreas, we'd be in the money.

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