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The secret sauce of Super Metroid

It was Metroid’s 30th anniversary recently, and although the celebrations were a bit scarce on the Nintendo front, fans took to the internet to show their appreciation of the series, most notably in the form of AM2R (which has now, sa...   read


PAX West 2016 cosplay breakdown

Every year, PAX draws thousands of game enthusiasts to Seattle, and lots of them decide that the best way to express their affection for a given game is to dress up like one of the characters. Cosplay has really taken off at PAX since it st...   read


Nintendo axed yet another Samus appearance this year

It's the 30th anniversary of the Metroid franchise! ::crickets:: Hey Nintendo did you hear what I said, it's the...Nintendo isn't listening. It didn't listen to Tom Happ either, creator of Metroid-tinted Axiom Verge, which just hit Wii...   read

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My favorite flavor of ramen? Metroid Lime!

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Metroid series, but Nintendo hasn't done much to be festive for the occasion. We've gotten a fan remake and a strange spin-off, so Metroid fans haven't been completely forgotten (even if the latter wil...   read


10 things the Nintendo NX probably won't be

In March of last year, the same day Nintendo announced it would enter the mobile market in a partnership with DeNA, the company said it was working on a new "dedicated games platform with a brand new concept." More than a year later, that's...   read


My Nintendo just got a Metroid 3DS theme

I don't see many people talking about My Nintendo anymore. Nintendo hedged its bets on Miitomo, linking so much of its functionality to the system, but everyone kind of stopped playing that, leading to a vicious cycle. But every so often a ...   read

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What's Nintendo's problem with Metroid?

It wasn't long ago that Donald Trump announced that the United States should stop allowing people who identify as Muslim into the country until we figure out "What the hell is going on." It's a pretty wacky idea, one that hasn't been super ...   read

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A community member's critique on Federation Force

[We in the imaginary community management office batted around opinions about this cblog. Like Amethyst to Peridot, let's be real here: any talk of Federation Force is going to result in a fire storm of Californian summer brush fire proport...   read

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Review: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Next Level Games is in a good spot. Since 2014, it has just been working with Nintendo even though it's technically an independent developer. Despite having a history with low-key ports, it hit the big-time with 2009's Punch Out!!, as ...   read


Unofficial Metroid II remake AM2R gets update in spite of Nintendo's takedown efforts

So uh, if you're willing to dig, you can locate a new v1.1 update for AM2R -- that Metroid II fan remake that was immediately hit with a takedown from Nintendo within 24 hours of its release. It fixes some bugs like the gravi...   read


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Metroid Prime: Federation Force continues to look awesome in new story trailer

One of my most anticipated games just got a new trailer that has me even more pumped. I'm speaking, of course, of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a game that takes the formula of the Prime series and combines it with a bit of Monster...   read


Metroid 2 remake creator: 'Please, don't hate Nintendo for all this'

Milton 'DoctorM64" Guasti, creator of the AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) project has some serious guts. For the past ten years, just two things have kept him motivated to continue plugging away at putting the game together -- his love for ...   read

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AM2R: A fine tribute to a legendary franchise

[From the community blogs: JuIc3 gushes over one the finest fan projects we've ever seen. I'm pretty sure Nintendo already sent a bomb squad after it, so enjoy it while it lasts! -Niero] I still recall my first experience with the Metroid f...   read


This Metroid 2 remake is hot hot hot and you can play the whole thing now

I'm as sad as CJ is that Nintendo doesn't seem to be celebrating Metroid's 30th anniversary. But the indie-developed AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) is finally here. We wrote about it all the way back in 2008, so this is definitely a l...   read


If Nintendo won't celebrate Metroid's 30th anniversary, we will

There is a part of me that can't believe the original Metroid came out 30 years ago today. 30 years of exploration, epic boss battles, haunting music... and not a blip of acknowledgement from Nintendo. No special website, no anniversar...   read

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Metroid Prime: Federation
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At this point, the reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force seems split

Let's check in with the E3 2015 trailer for Metroid Prime: Federati.....whoa! It's 10,000+ likes to 88,000+ dislikes. That's right, people hated it. But wait, there's more. It's been over a year now, and some of you out there have came arou...   read

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Here's 10 minutes of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, including amiibo support

Noticeably absent at E3, Metroid Prime: Federation Force still exists, and is creeping up with an August release. If you're still on the fence about it Nintendo has provided 10 full minutes of footage on their YouTube channel, which lo...   read

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This spectacular animation is a great pitch for a Metroid TV show

Clocking in at a short 55 seconds, this "Metroid Short Animation" from Rabbit Machine is only able to give us the gist of what Samus is all about, but it gets the point across. I've watched it five times or so already this morning, and damn...   read

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Metroid cosplay
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Make your own replica Samus beam cannon

The same outfit that taught you how to make your own Fallout 4 Pip-Boy on the cheap has loosed another video into the DIY-osphere, this time to make your own Samus Aran arm cannon with which to hug cute, crawling metroids.   read

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Federation Force

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is out August 19

Nintendo announced a new Metroid at E3 last year. Unfortunately it's Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which is, uh, well. Fortunately, this technicality did mean that we got to try and shave an approximation of a metroid into Zack's hair in...   read

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions

Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE will be playable for the first time in the US at PAX East

Nintendo is going to make a decent splash at PAX East with a handful of games that are made available to the public for the first time. The headliner is probably Tokyo Mirage Sesssions #FE (also known as SMTxFire Emblem), which will be avai...   read

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Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime: Federation Force's site is open for business

The game no one asked for, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, now has a teaser site. What's that you say? It's a million years away so we don't need a teaser site? Well what if I told you that it's slated for a spring release window in t...   read

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Check out gameplay
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Metroid Prime: Federation Force sure has a lot of walking

GameXplain has posted the above gameplay footage lasting just over 18 minutes showing off an entire level in the upcoming Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a game that I was pretty hyped for; past tense. I'm all about slow, lonely expl...   read

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Looks like fun to me
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Why don't you like Metroid Prime: Federation Force still?

Recently, I threatened to start a petition to cancel all upcoming Nintendo Directs unless more Metroid Prime: Federation Force was shown, but luckily Nintendo caved to my demands and showed off the game. The Internet's reaction to the ...   read

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Super Metroid

Experience Points .32: Super Metroid

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...   read

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