"Duke Nukem Forever in Development"
If you had told me a year ago I would say that I would not have believed you.
We are looking for a new house. I have found that Bing is much more accurate that Google. This is especially true for new developments. The easy explanation for this is that Bing is using more up to date data. However, there have been times where google is off by 2-3 houses and Bing is right on the money.
I have also found that Bing's Bird Eye View is superior in my needs than street view is when trying to examine neighborhoods.
On the other hand, I have disabled the silverlight view of Bing maps and gone back to the old view because of speed.
Not to defend IW or anything, because I think that they killed a lot of aspects of the game. But, I believe that in this case, the individuals are hosting the game vs. IW hosting it. Now, to what degree Steam / IW are involved in matchmaking I don't know.
Now, I have been surprised that the setup works at all. But, it does work, for now. But man, if something goes wrong, everyone in your party has to leave, you have to send invites out, etc.... It would have been much simpler to just included dedicated servers. I will be surprised if the next version from IW comes out for the PC at all. The consolization of the game reminds me of the shenanigans that EPIC pulled with UT3.
The most important early product on the way to developing a good product is an imperfect version.