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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Just don't call her "Metroid."
Artist Ástor Alexander created these re-imaginings of classic games as pulp fiction covers.Read More
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.)Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Things We Saw Today
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.Read More