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  • Blog Post: There May Be Hope For A New Metroid Yet

    It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about a new Metroid game, and until recently we didn’t have any reason to suspect that was going to change. The Nintendo franchise didn’t have a presence at E3 this year, but fans may have reason not to give up hope just yet. In... More
  • Blog Post: Mash-up Artist Rolls Out Optimus Prime/Samus Crossover

    Artist Timothy Lim is a master of mash-ups, capable of amalgamating Star Wars and Metroid, Super Mario Bros. and Transformers, and Batman and Castlevania into stunning artwork pieces. Lim’s clever twist on these iconic universes is just a small sampling of his extensive collection of video game... More
  • Blog Post: Your Favorite NES Gaming Moments, In Lego Form

    Looking for awesome game art to decorate your room with? These classic NES gaming scenes recreated with Lego's should do nicely. The pieces come from Brian Stark, who has been working on the projects in his spare time. So far he's created four pieces: Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, Mega Man, and... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Made Mod Makes Spelunky Look Like Metroid

    A fan of both Metroid and Spelunky recently decided to overlap the two in order to create an impressive mod. The core gameplay of Spelunky is unaltered with the mod, but with it, it's pretty easy to trick yourself into thinking you're playing a new Metroid game. It takes sprites, music, and backgrounds... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Stained Glass Art

    Artist Rick Daniels runs a shop called "MartianGlasswork" on Etsy, where he sells a variety of stained glass panels he's created. His amazing glass work seems even more impressive when you learn that he's entirely self-taught, and started only about two years ago. Most of his work is... More
  • Blog Post: Illustrator Creates Pokémon Movie Posters To Celebrate X & Y

    This stunning Pokémon art is the work of Marinko Milosevski, whose many talents include creating stunning video game movie posters. We’ve featured Milosevski’s Star Fox poster and Pokémon prints in the past. His latest posters commemorate the recent release of Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate Developers Have "Non-Arkham" Game In The Works

    Armature Studio, which is made of former Retro Studios employees, has confirmed that its next game won't be an Arkham title. Armature is a young developer with has only one released title under its belt with the Vita version of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Composer Remembers Hiroshi Yamauchi With Remixed Nintendo Themes

    Nintendo composer Hirokazu Tanaka recently released a pair of tracks remixing classic Nintendo themes from Super Mario Land and Metroid, dedicating them to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi . Tanaka's resume of Nintendo music includes work on games like Super Mario Land, Earthbound, and Dr. Mario, among... More
  • Blog Post: Illustrator Creates Advertisements For Fictional Pokémon Locales

    The debate about whether games are art may be ongoing, but few would argue that games can't inspire art in other mediums. One illustrator has paired his keen eye and sharp skill with his love of games. Marinko Milosevski is an illustrator and designer living in Detroit, Michigan. He's recently... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Adds Mario's Most Obscure Levels

    A new update to Super Mario Crossover, the popular flash game that lets you play as other iconic NES characters in Super Mario Bros., is getting an update that will add new levels. The new levels come from an obscure Japan-only port of Super Mario Bros. that released for the Sharp X1 and the NEC-PC8801... More
  • Blog Post: Win A Copy Of Guacamelee

    If you haven't already played Drinkbox Studios Metroid-like brawler Guacamelee then here is your chance to win a download code for the game. Guacamelee does a brilliant job of blending the Metroid formula with traditional Mexican culture and folklore, but don't just take our word for it. Play... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines Samus' First Meeting With The Chozo

    As a child, Samus' parents were killed by evil Space Pirates, but she was spared and cared for by a race of Chozo. DeviantArt user Kelii has to decide to depict what that may have looked like. It's somehow adorable, sweet, and terrifying all at once. [via Reddit ] More
  • Blog Post: Moving To The Right Never Felt So Empowering

    It's a bit old by Internet standards (four days), but it doesn't make it any less powerful. It's a simple premise: cut together a bunch of clips of video game characters moving to the right with a shaky cam, add some stirring orchestration, and voila! Add a little bit of despair around the... More
  • Blog Post: Samus' Agent Is Kind Of A Dirtbag

    Samus has a reputation as a fearless bounty hunter, scouring the galaxy for alien scum and exploring distant worlds. She wasn't always that strong-willed, however, as a Dorkly video shows. In the clip , Samus' fast-talking agent breaks things down in a brutally honest (and completely sleazy)... More
  • Blog Post: Metroid Tribute Album Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Fan site Shinesparkers has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians to create a free tribute album interpreting songs from throughout the entire series. Harmony of a Hunter was made available for download in early August to time up almost exactly with the 25th anniversary of the release of the first... More
  • Blog Post: Master Chief. Samus Aran. Fight!

    A new fan-made fighting game is making gamers' dreams come true. Who would win in a fight? Card Sagas War is a 16-bit fighter that combines all sorts of video game franchises together into one crazy brawl. The latest video from the game making the rounds depicts a contest that has been debated since... More
  • Blog Post: Samus Doll Melts The Heart Like A Plasma Beam

    There's cute and there's cute, and then there's this. Michelle Legendre of Deadly Sweet Plushes recently fabricated this adorably Samus Aran for a commission project, and boy is it perfect. The doll modeled after the famous female bounty hunter measures in at eight inches tall while sitting... More
  • Blog Post: Was Retro Working On Metroid 1.5?

    According to documents supposedly leaked from a level designer for Retro Studios, the Metroid Prime developer had pitched Nintendo on a game known as Metroid 1.5 -- a title set between Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. A sharp-eyed member of the NeoGAF forums discovered this massive proposal... More
  • Blog Post: Custom Bionicle Ridley Gets A Thumbs Up

    If Samus always gives a "thumbs down" during mission briefings – as told in Metroid: Other M – what thumb rating do you think she'd give to Pate-keetongu's custom Bionicle Ridley? I'm going to assume she'd give it two "other fingers up" just because it's... More
  • Blog Post: Metroid's Samus Not Playable In DOA Dimensions

    Even though Tecmo Koei recently released a trailer featuring Dead or Alive 3DS characters fighting in a stage from Metroid: Other M, the series' heroine will not appear as a playable character. Once this trailer (see below) hit a few days ago, fans flew into a tizzy over the appearance of Samus in... More
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