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'Ah-merr-ica you're gettin' burger hungry'
[Samus and the burger by Evazhou] If you live in the Northeastern United States, you are well aware of the historical snowfall we endured this winter. Everyday existence in Boston this past February was like living inside of... read feature

We Can Do It!

'Do it' with female Nintendo characters to celebrate Women's History Month


Pretty risqué of Nintendo if you ask me
Mar 17
Nintendo sent out a press release celebrating Women's History Month with details about the history of its strong female characters, but I think the company might have missed the point. In the gallery below are pictures that w... read
...but she'll settle for a hug
Nintendo is famous for frustrating some of their diehard fans. The irony is, those fans are only frustrated because Nintendo is doing a lot of things right. It may not let us buy a lot of their products, and it often ta... read feature

Samus and Sagat

BBC Special Report: Samus and Sagat


News
Feb 22
Samus and Sagat: BBC Special Report. read
If Ridley and Ryu had a baby, it would be this guy
Like the initial entry of any epic trilogy, the first two episodes of Samus and Sagat worked to establish the characters. Now that we're finally into act two of the story, we can start moving into the real meat of this drama... read feature

Exciting adventure, fashion, and fame
[Update: We've gotten a lot of great entries in the gif contest! It seemed a shame to leave them out in the cold, so I've embedded the animations that never made it to the comments into the post below. I also forgot to tell ... read feature

Metroid Prime

This damn Morph Ball double jump in Metroid Prime


Anyone else playing through the trilogy on Wii U?
Feb 02
Turns out I'm rustier at Metroid Prime than I thought. I had long forgotten about this tunnel sequence in the fiery Magmoor Caverns. It's sure giving me hell. In order to reach the (entirely optional) ledge above, you have t... read
Gaming culture

NBA logos go gaming


Luigi's pants, tho
Jan 24
Have a favorite NBA team? Have a favorite gaming mascot? Did you want them combined? No? Well, too bad because someone just did that. Have a look at these cool designs by ak47_studios. read
A new show about Metroid's star and Ryu's rival living as roommates
[Animation and thumbnail by EndShark] I've done a lot of video series on YouTube over the years -- Teenage Pokemon, Talking to Women about Videogames, Constructoid, Sup Holmes, Art Hawk, and of course, The Dtoid Show. None o... read feature

Samus amiibo

That defective Samus amiibo fetched $2,500 at auction


And $5.75 shipping; they always get you on the shipping
Dec 01
One reddit user accidentally picked up a defective Samus Aran amiibo, and he's going to profit considerably off of it -- more than one G per arm cannon. The rare Samus amiibo, which was put on eBay one week ago, just sold for... read
Defect amiibo

Manufacturing mistake bears double arm cannon Samus amiibo


Be on the look out
Nov 24
Reddit user Adamantium126 took the the site with this rare find over the weekend, one he almost tore open straightaway before a friend noticed the peculiarity of it. It's a Samus guns akimbo amiibo from his local Be... read
Nintendo

Are you getting Nintendo mash-up fatigue?


Now just give me a kiss
Oct 11
[Art by Hakuramen] Back in the 1980's, rock band Aerosmith and rap group Run DMC did a cover of Aerosmith's Walk This Way. It was an older song, but the novelty, evocative quality, and skills present in the cover made it a mu... read
Yes, it's coming westward
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is still coming in 2015 outside of Japan, and there's yet another Nintendo/Capcom crossover coming. A Samus costume is making an appearance, and yes, it will be coming to the western version of the ... read feature

Smash Bros

Here are all the Smash Bros. color variants, including a bad one


Well, except for the secret characters -- we spoiler free here
Sep 11
People have their hands on the full 3DS Super Smash Bros. and all sorts of fun is coming from that, including a breakdown of all the alternate color variants for non-secret characters.  Quick, open the full image&nb... read
Metroid

Next Level Games was working on a Metroid title


Maybe it still is...
Sep 06
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon was one of the games that helped turn the 3DS around back when it was struggling to inspire sales. It's a fantastic game, one of the best on the console. Sadly, it may also may be part of why we hav... read
Smash color variants

All Smash Bros. characters get 8 color variants, here are all Samus'


Lookin' hood
Sep 03
Sakurai took to the Miiverse with some Super Smash Bros. Samus shots to explain that, "Until now, you were only able to choose from four, or sometimes five or six colors for each character. This time, though, a... read
Speedrun

Hey, let's watch someone clear Metroid Prime in 55 minutes


That 'escape' music in the opening sequence still stresses me out
Jul 21
Mmm, Metroid Prime. One of my all-time favorites, and yet it's been far too long since I've last played it. For that matter, I don't know that I've ever watched a speedrun of the game in its entirety. This 55:53 single-segme... read
Metroid

Corey 'Reyyy' Lewis re-imagines Samus as a nature photographer


New comic from former Rival Schools artist
Jul 19
Way back when, Corey "Reyyy" Lewis wrote and drew a comic for Udon based on Capcom's cult classic fighting game Rival Schools. It was canceled before the final issue saw print. The fact that it never got a proper resolution h... read
Metroid

Ex-Rare concept artist reimagines Metroid as a Hanna-Barbera cartoon


Love it!
Jul 14
As a kid, I was lucky to have parents who showed me things that came before my time. One such medium was Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I watched hours upon hours of Hong Kong Phooey, Snagglepuss, and Wacky Races alongside... read
Metroid

This Mayan-styled Mother Brain painting is amazing


Pretty freaky, no?
Jun 27
Okay, this might very well be one of the most amazing pieces of video game art I've ever seen. It's a Mayan-styled painting by Redditor NotSureHowItGoes' wife, who is obviously quite the skilled artist. I'm immediately drawn ... read
The Prime style and traditional 2D
Every year at E3, Metroid fans patiently wait for news on a new game -- whether it's 2D or 3D -- it doesn't matter. But for the most part, they don't really get their wish, including this week. According to Shigeru Miyam... read feature

Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission coming to Wii U Virtual Console


Japanese fans getting a real treat
Jun 11
Rejoice, Metroid fans! One of the greatest entries in the franchise is making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, and it could be slated for a North American release if we're lucky enough. Metroid: Zero Mission is headed fo... read
Using a Varia-ed Suite of condiments
Because you demanded it, dear viewers, this week Max is doing some amazing Samus Aran fan-art using condiments and macaroni. My god this show is idiotic. read feature

A better remix with stronger samples
NES Remix was able to scratch an itch for many retro enthusiasts out there, but it lacked a certain spark that made it a must-buy for the average gamer. It would be hard to really consider half of the selections "classic... read feature

Metroid

Let's celebrate 20 years of Super Metroid with fan art


Someone's got to
Mar 19
If you're counting the game's original Japanese release, it's Super Metroid's 20th birthday today! As much as I'd be content to mope around given that Nintendo isn't doing much to please series fans right now, we should inste... read
Music

Brentalfloss brings you Metroid: Fight for Love


Fan film/music video features original animation
Feb 24
Brentalfloss stretches his musical theater muscles in his newest video, Metroid: Fight For Love. In the video, Samus belts out a here-to unknown backstory of...a boyfriend? While some may not like the direction of the song's... read
AGDQ Metroid

This AGDQ Metroid race is an excellent teaching tool


All four runs shown at once
Jan 13
Awesome Games Done Quick just raised over one million for charity, and one of the most interesting events had to be the four way Super Metroid run. In short, speedrunners Garrison, Krauser, Zoast, and Ivan all "race" ea... read
Carter's Quest
[Read on for a description of every Metroid game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2013.] As 2012 came to a close, I really enjoyed my opportunity to tackle every Resident Evil, Tony Hawk, Kingdom Hear... read feature

Xenoblade, Metroid pricin

GameStop to sell Xenoblade, Metroid Prime Trilogy for $40


$40 each, of course
Oct 18
Just a couple months ago, GameStop was selling copies of Xenoblade for upwards of $90. The retailer has exclusive rights to the title, you'll remember. This monopoly and price hike raised a number of issues, especially when i... read
Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes


Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo... read






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