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Metroid

DO WANT

Stop What You Are Doing And Behold This Beautiful, Geeky Art Show

This is one of those rare times that I regret moving away from Southern California. Hero Complex Gallery, located in Los Angeles, is currently hosting a gorgeous joint exhibition by artists Meghan Stratman and Nicole Gustafsson. Adventure Show features paper art and illustration with a heavy dose of geek culture. In other words, everything I love. For those who can’t attend in person (sob), feast your eyes here.

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DO WANT

This Mini Metroid Movie Will Make You Want A Full Length Animated Film

This Super Metroid animation is so serene and well drawn that you could almost forget that there is a giant monster bearing down on our hero. Of course, the visuals combined with the monster fighting power of Samus Aran are what make me think that this needs to become a feature length animation. The short animation was created by artist Dave Rapoza, who, sadly, did not animate it as a sign of more Metroid movie magic to come, but as a means of learning more about animation.

Previously in Metroid

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: My Daughter, The Dalek

What do you do when your daughter is a dalek? Dress up as the Doctor, of course! (via Fashionably Geek

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Almost Totally Excellent

Jed Henry Shows Us What Our Favorite Heroes Would Look Like as Japanese Woodblock Prints

Jed Henry had a Ukiyo-e Heroes exhibit last fall at Gallery Nucleus, but now he has a new show,Ukiyo-e Heroes 2, with even more woodblock print versions of the heroes that grace our gaming consoles and television screens.  Check out some of the new prints above, along with a selection of older, but equally stunning versions of some favorite characters.  If you are so inclined, you can see even more, and even purchase the prints, at the Gallery Nucleus Website.

The show runs until June 23 in Gallery Nucleus at 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA.

(via Gallery Nucleus)

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Keep the Change Ya Filthy Animal

Monday Cute: Samus Fights Kitty Cat In Cutest Metroid Boss Fight Ever

I recently bought Super Metroid on my Wii. I wonder if I can make this happen. My cat sits in front of the television enough, that’s for sure.

(via Laughing Squid)

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Gamer Girl, by Samuel Deats

Samuel Deats is an artist, animator, and director who’s worked on Darksiders 2, DC Universe Online, and both Epic Mickey games. He calls this piece, featuring, to name but a few, Marcus Phoenix, Samus Aran, and the female Barbarian of Diablo III, “Gamer Girl.”

Previously in Videogames

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It Came From Outer Space

Samus Gets a New Neighbor

Don’t worry Samus. The bigger the Metriod, the easier it is to hit!

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That Time of Year: Cartoon Cookie Cutters

Idly, this weekend, I did a search on Etsy for “cookie cutters,” thinking that there must be some crazy stuff out there… and I was rewarded with WarpZone, a shop that not only has My Little Pony, Pokémon, and other video game themed cookie cutters on hand, but will also 3D print you a washing machine-safe cookie cutter of any design you like. But what you really want to see is what they have on hand, I know, and what the cookies actually look like. Come take a look!

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It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

Time Magazine Names The 100 Best Video Games

Yeah, I chose Paperboy as the header image for this post and you’re just going to have to deal with it. Best of lists are bound to attract controversy so prepare yourself to have some opinions on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 best video games. 

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It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

A History of Video Games: From Pong To BioShock [VIDEO]

This may not be an all-inclusive history of video games but it sure does showcase a lot of my old favorites. Metroid, for one. The coolest part though is, the music you hear is created from the sounds and music from the video games themselves. And it’s pretty catchy. Give it a watch and see if you spot your favorites. What titles are missing that really shouldn’t be?

(via Blastr)