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  ‘Command & Conquer’ Invades Google Earth  
Posted 2007-09-05 by Tony Walsh
Game publisher/developer Electronic Arts has unleashed hordes of war machines across Google Earth, turning a layer of the 3D planet-viewer into the violent world of Command & Conquer 3. In effect, this is an officially-sanctioned mashup between a game world and the real world: gamers were invited to showcase their talent by bringing models from the game into Google Earth through Google Sketchup, a streamlined 3D-modeling tool, and placing them on the globe.

"Tiberium Earth" can be viewed by clicking this Google Earth link [kmz file], and models from the game are available via Google's 3D Warehouse. It's encouraging to see a mega-corporation like EA facilitate loosen its grip on one of its games to allow fan input and participation.

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Comment posted by Adrian Crook
September 5, 2007 @ 9:02 pm
I thought this was a dynamic online metamap for C&C3;. So it's not quite that cool... but it is very progressive of EA to allow fan art.

Either way, one can see loads of possibilities here. Bravo to EA for being on the forefront.
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