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Things We Saw Today: New Ant-Man Figure Looks Just Like…Ben Affleck?

We know it's sometimes difficult for people to keep things like celebrities, comics publishers, and superheroes straight, so maybe this new Ant-Man figure is sort-of understandable? Hot Toys is generally known for the amazing likenesses of their figures. However, as HitFix points out, their new Ant-Man figure looks more like...Ben Affleck's Batman.

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Jessica Chobot Stars As Samus Aran In A Short Live-Action Metroid Film

Remember that short Wonder Woman fan film from a couple years back? That was the work of Rainfall Films, who've now made another short film about one of genre fiction's notable heroines: Samus Aran of the Metroid game franchise.

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Well, That Escalated Quickly: A Samus Followup

The geek world thinks itself too smart to be affected by prejudices like transphobia. This is blatantly, harmfully untrue.

The most harmful, damaging argument by far is that by claiming Samus is a transgender woman, I am somehow taking away her legacy as a strong female character. This, put bluntly, is blatantly transphobic and terrible.

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Metroid’s Samus Aran is a Transgender Woman. Deal With It.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the lack of women protagonists in videogames. But our problems with diversity don’t stop there. As one article recently noted, shockingly, there have only been 14 playable black women in videogame history. Gamers who aren't cisgender white men often find themselves lacking characters they can rally behind.

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On Samus, Writing Reflexively, and Finding My Voice

Metroid music FTW!

When I first began working on my Metroid EP at the end of 2013, my persistent anxiety had hit an all-time high.

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More Female-Led Indie Games That Prove Games With Women Work: Welcome to the Club, Samus

If even indie titles with female leads like Bloodstained can get the massive support they do, that seems like a pretty clear indicator that actual consumers aren’t bothered by women leading their games. So until big name companies stop with the lame, antiquated excuses, let’s talk more indie titles starring kick-ass women!

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Don’t Worry, Nintendo Fans! They Swear You’ll Like Samus-Less Metroid Once You Play It!

They have incurred the side-eye of Samus.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is probably a decent game. No one is questioning that, and few have even had the chance to decide for themselves yet. However, for anyone at Nintendo to insinuate that fans will be totally cool with not getting a proper, Samus-starring Metroid title amid the dearth of new Nintendo wares at E3 just because Federation Force is a fun game is pretty outlandish, but that didn't stop Reggie Fils-Aime.

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Nintendo Games Make Surprisingly Perfect Pulp Covers, We Await Your Fanfic

Just don't call her "Metroid."

Artist Ástor Alexander created these re-imaginings of classic games as pulp fiction covers.

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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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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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These Paper Video Game Dioramas Are On A Whole ‘Nother Level

Hey! Listen!

I enjoy making papercraft in my spare time, but this...I bow to this. These amazing dioramas are created by a gent named Wuppes, who clearly knows his way around a cutting board. Arcade and console classics are his jam, and he's got replicas of everything from The Legend of Zelda to Bubble Bobble. Click through to have a gander at his work.

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Things We Saw Today: Magnificent Maleficent Cosplay

Things We Saw Today

You know fans are into the design when the cosplay starts before the movie does. (Fashionably Geek)

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

DO WANT

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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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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Things We Saw Today: My Daughter, The Dalek

Things We Saw Today

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

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

Almost Totally Excellent

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

Keep the Change Ya Filthy Animal

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) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Gamer Girl, by Samuel Deats

i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

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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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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That Time of Year: Cartoon Cookie Cutters

om nom nom

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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