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  1. How to Make Video Games for Girls

    Developers, publishers, and marketing professionals, take heed.

    Just as many girls as guys are playing video games these days. That means developers have to step up to the challenge of appealing to both genders. But they sure do miss the mark in figuring out What Girls Want. So get out a pencil and paper and take note. It’s not that hard, I promise.

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  2. Cosplayer’s 3D-Printed Samus Varia Suit Is Unbelievable

    But what happens to her when she goes into morph ball mode?

    Cosplayer Talaaya's two-year quest to build her own Varia Suit from Metroid has clearly been well worth it. (Videos and more after the jump.)

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  3. Dorkly Shows Us 20 Pieces Of Expertly Crafted Video Game Graffiti

    You may have you own opinions on graffiti but this one, spotted by scrambler90, features badass Samus and I wish someone had done it on my wall.

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  4. Today in Indie Comics: Zac Gorman’s Magical Game Time

    We Can Be Heroes

    Ever wonder what's going through the mind of your favorite video game characters once the console is off? Curious how the heroes you love spend their downtime between boss battles? Zac Gorman's gorgeous animated webcomic series Magical Game Time explores exactly those thoughts. The art's use of texture and muted colors create a perfect isolated and self-reflective feel to the comic, which explores the inner lives of some of gamedom's most iconic heroes as well as sharing the artist's own musings on the way that video games, their stories, and their characters affect the lives of the players.

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

    DO WANT

    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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  6. Samus Gets a New Neighbor

    It Came From Outer Space

    Don't worry Samus. The bigger the Metriod, the easier it is to hit! Previously in Metroid

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  7. Things We Saw Today: The Easter Island Statues Have Bodies — Bodies

    Things We Saw Today

    Seriously, how did it take humans this long to realize that there might be bodies attached to those heads? Well, there are bodies attached to those heads, and here they are! (via Think Box)

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  8. This Papercraft Samus Aran is Almost Seven Feet Tall

    If you've been waiting all your life to see a 6'10 papercraft Samus Aran, today is the day your dreams come true and you'll have to find some new dreams. Flickr user IAmThatOneGuy made this awesome, tall Samus figure out of nothing but paper and glue. He used the Samus model from Metroid Prime 2, of the stellar Metroid Prime trilogy. Unfortunately, rolling this Samus into a ball would pretty much be irreparable. Head on past the break for some more pictures of this gargantuan paper Samus.

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  9. The Deliciously Nerdy Art of Beth Turnsek

    eye candy

    Good morning! You may recollect this adorable genderswapped Mario family, as it has been floating around the internet for a while now, since being brought to life by animation student Beth Turnsek. But yesterday Comics Alliance featured some more of her work, and we couldn't resist pulling out even more for you to enjoy.

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  10. Life-Size Metroid's Samus Aran Made From Various Nintendo Cartridges

    Originally commissioned for used games retailer JJGames, Metroid's Samus Aran has been recreated using Nintendo cartridges from a few of their older systems, including the Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, and the Nintendo 64. The seller is claiming the piece is life-size, and measures Samus in at around 5 feet 8 inches, accounting for her diagonal pose. If you act quickly, the piece can be yours via electronic bidding magic.

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