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  • Blog Post: The Difficulty Of The Morph Ball Almost Ended Metroid: Prime And Other Facts

    Transitioning to 3D was a difficult process for Metroid, and Did You Know Gaming dive's into the development history to show why. The video also offers details on pitches for other Metroid projects, as well as the current status of the often rumored handheld game, Metroid: Dread (spoiler alert: it's... More
  • Blog Post: Pulp Noir Nintendo Novel Artist Returns With Samus From Metroid

    Artist Ástor Alexander, who brought us fantastic interpretations of Link, Midna, Mario, Peach, and BioShock Infinite's Elizabeth on pulp noir novel covers , has returned with a new piece of Samus. Alexander's Samus piece is more of a romantic sci-fi novel, but it definitely belongs on... More
  • Blog Post: What Would Other Nintendo Characters Look Like In Samus' Zero Suit?

    Spoiler: Wario is surprisingly busty. Talented Tumblr artist Xyrafhoan decided to create a series of works that shows familiar Nintendo universe characters dressed as Samus from Metroid. As you can see, the results are pretty amusing. Thanks to GI community member GI Droid for the tip. Source: Tumblr More
  • Blog Post: Platinum Games Shares Its Bayonetta Nintendo Costumes Concept Art

    Platinum Games has released a collection of concept art images detailing the process of creating Bayonetta's assorted Nintendo costumes. You can check out the gallery of images below or on Platinum Games' blog here . The designs were handled by Yong-Hee Cho who writes, "It all started one... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo-Themed Costumes Confirmed For Bayonetta 2, Including Star Fox

    During a special Nintendo Direct today, Platinum Games confirmed that Bayonetta 2 will also include the Nintendo-themed costumes originally announced for Bayonetta 1 on Wii U. The developer also revealed a new Bayonetta 2-only costume based on the character Fox McCloud. The new look, pictured above,... 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: Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Available To Play Now

    The latest iteration of Super Mario Bros. Crossover , the fan-created game that places different iconic video game characters into the world of Super Mario Bros., is available to play now. Mario, Luigi, Link, Samus, Simon Belmont, Mega Man, Bass, Bill Rizer from Contra, Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Depicts Peach, Zelda, And Samus At Moments Of Leisure

    The only time we ever see Nintendo's most famous women are in action, or in prison awaiting help, but artist Caitlin Russell imagines what their lives must be like between game releases. Russel's portfolio is comprised of mostly original work, but her Icons pieces showcase a trilogy of characters... 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: 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: Samus, Zelda, And Peach Are Miyamoto's Angels

    In this amusing web video, some creative filmmakers have recast Nintendo's iconic trio of female characters in a Charlie's Angels parody. As far as Internet spoofs go, this is a pretty funny one -- especially if you're a fan of the original '70s Charlie's Angels show. There are several... 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'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
  • Blog Post: What If Irrational Made Metroid And Star Fox?

    Game Informer is no stranger to unique renditions of classic game characters. Floods of cool reader art overflow our mailbox every day. Still, seeing some of the creative minds behind BioShock Infinite craft a snapshot of Samus Aran and Fox McCloud in quasi World War II mode is a real treat. There's... More
  • Blog Post: A New Challenger Has Arrived In Mario Bros. Crossover

    Fans of the Flash game Super Mario Bros. Crossover will have a new character to play with later this month. The tank from Blaster Master, Sophia the Third, will be joining other recognizable characters such as Simon Belmont, Mega-Man, and Link in this completely unauthorized mashup. As you can see from... More
  • Blog Post: Master Chief And Samus: Love In Art

    Halo: Reach is coming out in a couple weeks, and Metroid: Other M will be hitting stores in just a couple days. These two titles are likely to have more people bringing up the frequently asked infamous question: Who would win in a fight between Samus and Master Chief? Instead of weighing on the debate... More
  • Blog Post: Nerdgasm: Master Chief And Samus Aran Together At Last

    Two of gaming's most iconic space commandos are together at last. Given how little both of these characters talk in their games, and how stupid it is when they do, you'd have to imagine this meeting unfolding with an awkward handshake, foot shuffling, and lots of drama filled pauses in a pointless... More
  • Blog Post: Two New Metroid: Other M Trailers Ooze Nostalgia And Action

    Samus' signature armor may take its scrapes on her adventures, but boy-o-boy can that girl kick some butt. She's kicked so much alien butt over the years that you may have forgotten what transpired leading up to Other M. Thankfully we've got a video of Samus remembering key moments from the... More
  • Blog Post: Future Incarnation Of Super Mario Crossover Could Have More Characters

    We were all blown away by Jay Pavlina's epic Flash-based Super Mario mash-up , but it's only a portion of what the talented programmer had planned for the game. In an interview with GameXplain , Pavlina reveals that there were a couple more characters he intended to include in the game, which... More
  • Blog Post: Play Super Mario Bros. As Mega Man, Link, Samus, And More

    Normally we don't post news stories about flash games, but Super Mario Crossover is so well-made we had to take notice. It's the original Super Mario Bros., but in addition to the titular plumber you can play as NES-era Link, Mega Man, Samus, Contra Guy (a.k.a. Bill), and Simon Belmont. It's... More
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