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October 12th, 2010

05:50 am - Metroid: Other M "In Retrospect" - Part One

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September 10th, 2010

12:27 pm - Metroid: Other M review
Wrote up a proper review of "Other M" and figured this was the place to share it.

Over here at my video games blog.

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03:30 am - Metroid: Other M - In Retrospect (Part 0)

A transcript will follow shortly...
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September 9th, 2010

02:20 pm - MOM Concept art! And Fanart.
Ok! NeoGAF user Stallion Free was kind enough to compile all the Metroid: Other M concept art into one big zip file! Seeing Anthony in anime style is kinda funny...And it looks like they had other versions of the photograph and Adam was laughing in them...Makes me wish they did more with Adam's brother and his troops.

I'm hosting a mirror at Megaupload. | Original Link | Windows Live Slideshow

Also, I drew fanart of the best new character from Other M. No, it's not Anthony; it's Choogle!


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September 3rd, 2010

09:40 am
So who has Other M now? What do y'all think of it?

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June 16th, 2010

11:52 am - New M: OM artwork

x-posted to wiilovemom  

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March 30th, 2010

11:08 pm - New Other M gameplay trailer


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January 29th, 2010

02:53 pm - MOM Jap Tease Site Up

Teaser site (in japanese) can be found here.

Screencap can be found here.

x-posted to wiilovemom 
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January 28th, 2010

11:01 pm - Metroid chips
I have never seen these before. o.o

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12:55 am - How much would it be?
I have a copy of Metroid Prime: III Corruption for the WII. I wanted to sell it on ebay, but I don't know what it would go for, and I really need $20~25 before feb 1st ...

Ebay Feedback: here.

It's in Mint condition - perfect case, booklet and no scratches on Game disk.

Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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January 27th, 2010

08:45 pm - Work in Progress Photos.
As per request, here's a quick photo-story of how the samus pony came together. I am not going to narrate it, but I am willing to answer questions!

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07:06 pm - Ta-daa!
I am **almost** completely finished. I have teeny tiny touch-ups to do, but it's pretty much done.

What is "it", you ask??

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December 16th, 2009

01:41 pm - Metroid Manga Icons
Soooo, I've got a couple of icons made from the Metroid manga. These are actually pretty old; they hail for the time when the only scans available on the internet was from a random guy's photobucket. Anyway, I still think they're pretty ok, but I'll be sure to make better ones in the future.

83 Icons
16-Fire Emblem: Hasha no Ken Manga
36-Legend of Zelda
16-Metroid Manga
08-Miscellaneous (Harvest Moon, Naruto Manga, Pokemon Special)


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December 15th, 2009

07:48 am - Make A Metroid Contest
The "Make a Metroid" contest at the MDb is in it's final weeks. The top three winners will win glorious prizes, not some cheap knock offs, but real Metroid merchandise, like games, shirts, METROID METAL, ECT! Why have you not submitted a Metroid yet. Samus needs your help!

Current Location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax
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Current Music: Metroid Metal

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December 11th, 2009

11:48 pm - Metroid 5

Metroid 5 as I would like to see it:

It would be a 2.5-D (2D gameplay, 3D graphics) sidescroller on the DS,

Taking place after Metroid Fusion (as it would have to, since Fusion is Metroid 4).

The main antagonist is the Federation, and the side antagonist is Sylux. The Federation, Samus, and Sylux are all against each other.

The final boss is some kind of genetically-altered version of the Queen Metroid from Metroid 2, which of course would be genetically altered by the federation, since they were revealed to be experimenting with genetically engineering Metroids. Despite the fact that the last Metroids were supposedly destroyed at the end of Metroid 4. Plot device!

Samus would obviously still have the fusion suit and her newest ship. Might be a good opportunity to create new alterations for the suit.

I'd also be super-happy if it was named Metroid Dread.

Will any of this happen?

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Current Music: Metroid Metal -- Theme/Bryyo

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November 3rd, 2009

07:23 am - Make a Metroid Contest @ The MDb
That's right, the MDb is doing it's first contest in celebration of it's 13th anniversary. Check out the MDb featured page at http://www.metroid-database.com/?g=features&p=contest

Read the rules before entering and hopefully we'll get some good things going :) If you have questions, visit the MDb forum at http://metroid-database.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2487 or you can post questions here, email me at matthew . l. sharpe (at) gmail (.com)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Metroid Metal

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October 6th, 2009

01:42 pm - Rebirth of a Legend (The Re-Write)
So I've gotten much criticism over my fanfiction Metroid trilogy. Much of it has helped shape my writing abilities, while other's have inspired me to continue what I was doing. So the other day, I wanted to re-start the last book in my trilogy; however, it had been so long since I thought about it, I decided I needed to go back and re-read my previous two stories in order to get an idea of where I was going. In doing so, I was horrified at the level of writing that I did, so much so that I've decided to re-work my first two stories before I continue with the third.

Some of you may have read this story all ready, my apologies for delivering such a horrid piece of writing. While my writing now is by no means publishing quality, I do enjoy getting criticism and remarks for my stories to make them better. Please if you have any input, I'm open :) If you haven't read my trilogy before then I think you will find it adventurous and hopefully entertaining. I haven't changed much in the way of plot from the original story, mostly wording, grammar and some better narrative.


Rebirth of a Legend
Matthew 'Sharonlover' Sharpe

I do not own Metroid or any of the characters and game mechanics in this story.

Chapter 1: The Passing of the Torch

The sun settled toward the north as evening began to approach, a warm spring breeze carried the scent of wildflowers in through the windows of a lone house nestled snugly atop a small hill. A woman sat at the bay window watching the sky; the first hint of stars began to glitter on the southern horizon. Two moons, one waning into nothingness, the other full and bright, raced up from the mountains like children playing one last game of tag before night forced them home. The old woman's wrinkled brow creased further as she began to reminiscence about her years spent in space; traveling and adventuring from one galaxy to another fighting the forces of the Space Pirates. It seemed that time had really flown back then, and in a way it truly had; the woman at the window was a mere forty, but her appearance screamed much older and her body constantly reminded her with jolts of arthritic pain. Samus didn't have the chance to live her dream, to see world peace come to the universe or the forces of the Space Pirate Legion crumble into chaos. No, she had been sentenced to an early death, one caused by a previous mission to a space lab. It was there that she had contracted the X-virus; and there shortly after that she had been cured by the Metroid vaccine; only to discover that the unknown side effect was an acceleration of ones body to age.

Samus did not complain though, Old Bird had already given her the expectations of her destiny and the assurance that she would surely die as a consequence of that fate; the fate of a protector of the galaxy. She had fully expected to find her demise during the pursuit of her mission objectives to wipe out the space pirates, but beyond the Chozo's foresight, Samus had lived and brought the pirate's close to extinction. With her accelerated aging though, she had been forced to retire before their presence could be vanquished from the universe, leaving the rest of her mission in the hands of the Galactic Federation. Old Bird, Chozo scientists, and the Galactic Federation worked on finding a way to reverse the affects; however, little could be done. Old Bird had been the closest to an answer, but before he could bring them to light, he passed through to the other dimension, his work lost to everyone. The council elected Scint, a fellow Chozo, into Old Bird's position, his trusted aide and closest friend.

She returned to Amidos shortly after, taking refuge in her new home and visiting with the Chozo; her adopted family who pulled her from the ashes of what would have been her death and raised her as their own. "Is there anything I can get for you mom?" Samus turned from the window to meet the gaze of her daughter, Lana Aran. Her natural emerald green hair was up in a ponytail, her blue eyes kindled curiosity for her mother's thoughts. For Samus, it was almost like looking into the past; her daughter's pale white complexion glowed with youth and her smile reflected sincerity towards her mother. She had recently celebrated her seventeenth birthday and was living out the life Samus could only have dreamed of, growing up as close to normal as one could among the Chozo denizens of Amidos and preparing for a career in Galactic Federation politics.

"No I'm fine", Samus replied lifting herself from the bay window and lying down on her bed, "I think I will take a nap though."

"Very well. I am going into town to get some ingredients for dinner."

"I won't be going far", Samus joked halfheartedly, glancing back out the window as she began to doze lightly. Lana gathered a light coat and made her way out of the house, heading toward the small town off in the distance. She thought about her mother and how little she actually knew about her past; even more so how little she knew about her father. Her mother had been the best bounty hunter in the universe; her unsurpassed combat skills and strategic planning had led to a massive reduction in the Space Pirate population. They all seemed like legends and fairy tales to the young Aran who could only see her frail mother and not the impressive bounty hunter with the legendary power suit that single handily could take out an army. Still the proof was in the sky where off in the far reaches of the galaxy, Samus had blown apart one of the Chozo's worlds and her own childhood home, Planet Zebes. Off toward the west, Lana could make out the shimmer of stars as they swirled around an invisible vortex where the planet once made it's home. She recalled her mother telling her about Zebes and Mother Brain, and how her rage had been unleashed when she had found the body of Houston Armstrong, her father, decomposing in the pirate infested tunnels. Samus had met him when she was young, discovering the young bounty hunter among the wreckage of a ship he was hired to escort. During there short time together on Zebes, the two had grown close and soon fell in love with each other among the sparkling crystals of an underground lake.


Samus awoke to the gentle tapping sound of nails on hardwood floor; the sound was unfamiliar to her and she quickly felt for the zapper gun she left holstered to her bedside table. She grabbed the firearm and slid it beneath the covers, ready to greet the discourteous visitor who lacked the respect to knock before entering ones abode. Crime was a rarity among the Chozo but years of bounty hunting had left her the most wanted on many people's hit list though no one really knew where she had disappeared to. Just outside her door, she could make out a shadow moving at the bottom of the door; the knob gently clicked as the latch receded into the door, a pair of nails appearing around the door as it silently cracked open.

"I know you're there, show yourself", Samus remarked, her tone rising with her anger.

"Very well then", a raspy reply came, instantly sending shivers down Samus' spine. The door was flung open; smashing into the wall and snapping the hinges; it crashed loudly to the hardwood floor. The blood rushed from Samus' head and she steadied herself with her free hand, dizziness overcoming her, she could see the large red scaly dragon through the door, his elongated head lowered just below the top of the door, a sneer seemingly pasted on his face. Ridley squeezed himself into the room, struggling to force his way in through the already custom sized Chozo enlarged portal. "I heard you were bed ridden and so I decided to drop in and see how you were doing", he hissed, sitting on his haunches at the foot of the bed, his eyes seemingly burning a hole through Samus' head.

"I was wondering when you were going to show up; you're like a cockroach, no matter how many times I try to kill you, you always come back. I had hoped it would have been in a better setting then this", she replied motion at the confines of her room, "but no less you won't kill me so easily". She brought the zapper out from under the cover and leveled it at Ridley's head, squeezing the trigger. Ridley swiftly swatted the shot away with his tail, sweeping the gun from her hands with the same motion. Samus eyed the gun, now flung to the far side of the room, it was a pointless battle. "I know what you came here to do, and you won't get away with it", she said defiantly.

"I'm glad to see that you understand your situation", he replied, distracted by a device a pirate was bringing in behind him. He watched with glee as the pirate fiddled with the bar stool size device, plugging wires in and typing on a small console. Samus knew what it was, even before the timer began to tick away in some language she could not understand. "As much as I would love to sink my tail through your chest and feel your heartbeat stop myself", he sneer, his mind relishing the thought before pushing it aside, "I would much rather see you humiliatingly blown to pieces while you feebly try to save yourself", he turned to the pirate setting up the explosive, "You, stay here and ensure everything goes as planned."

"Sir? You mean outside?" It grunted out in its native tongue.

"No you simpleton, right here to make sure she does not dismantle that."

"Sir...if I.."

"You're a monster!" Samus screamed at the pirate general.

"Shut up!" He snapped at the pirate who backed off in fear, "what good is a pawn who isn't willing to sacrifice himself for the king?" He turned his attention back to Samus, "I believe it was that old codger, Old Bird, who called me a monster once, a concept that you seemed to re-enforce over the years and every time I would deny it." He seemed to think for a minute before continuing, "It took some time to let that sink in, but yes...yes I...", he grinned evilly, curling the ends of his mouth into a sneer, "...am a monster". He turned to squeeze back through the door, looking back, "I will leave you with the words you left with me as I bled to death on the floor of that damned planet, checkmate old friend."


An eternity seemed to pass as Samus tried to figure out how she could take out the pirate and dismantle the explosive. She was just glad that Lana hadn't been home when her visitor stopped in. "You are an idiot", she said toward the pirate standing guard by the explosive; she began to remove the covers from her body, ignoring the guttural noises she knew as pirate language coming from the creature. She slowly worked her way toward the explosive and the pirate, "Are you really willing to die for that heathen?" The pirate lifted his arm in warning, only to be ignored; she was quickly met with the hard exo-skeletal wrist of the pirate, a hit that sent her sprawling onto the floor. Ignoring the pain, she tried crawling toward the explosive; the pirate wasn't going to have any part in any type of failure. He walked over to her, kicking her in the abdomen forcing her body to roll closer to the bomb. "Just a little more", she thought as she turned to reach up to the console, coughing and wheezing as she tried to gasp for air.
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September 19th, 2009

09:49 am - Ahh!
So a few weeks ago, I ordered this:

The site is Japanese (i think - because that's what language it's in - except they shipped the product from Hong Kong so maybe not) and even though there's info in English, it's not entirely clear what's going on. I could only figure out enough info to learn that they're legit and have decent stuff. I took a 'gamble' and ordered the statue, expecting something along the lines of what you see in the picture.

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Current Music: Priests and fools say we are but animate clay.

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September 18th, 2009

02:23 pm - The Ever-Raging Battle

The Ever Raging Battle, 1600x1200 The Ever Raging Battle, 1600x1200
Pirates vs. Ninjas: the battle continues! Done entirely at work with a white board, black dry erase markers, my cell phone camera, some random GIS result for "sidewalk", and, of course, GIMP.

Pirates vs. Ninjas, metroid style. I put this together just yesterday for a desktop background, and was thinking you folks might get a kick out of it. I also made a 1600x1000 cropped version, and put that in my gallery, too.
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Current Music: Megadeth :: Crush 'Em

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September 8th, 2009

08:59 pm - Metroid Prime Trilogy -- Friends Vouchers!
Hey there!

I recently started playing Metroid Trilogy, but no one of my friends did. Since I can't use any friend vouchers from MP3, I have to look for new people to trade with. I really want those unlockables :)

So I thought I'd create this thread for anyone else out there who's playing the Metroid Prime trilogy and want to send friend vouchers to each other.

In case you're wondering what I'm talking about: Metroid Prime Trilogy has a built-in achievement like system (the original Metroid Prime 3 - Corruption had it as well). You are awarded credits for completing certain goals in the game and then you can use those credits to unlock extra features in the game.

In order to trade friend vouchers you have to add my Wii friend code and I have to add yours. And don't forget to activate you WiiConnect24 in the Metroid Prime Trilogy menu!

So anyone who is interested, post your friend code (or send me a PM) and I'll send you mine.

Thanks in advance!

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August 27th, 2009

02:32 pm - Art Post!
I occasionally draw. Here's some stuff that is relevant to your interestsCollapse )

Please no stealing. I am willing to share, please just give me credit.
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02:42 pm - Shadow Complex
Hello folks. Today I'm not going to talk to you about a Metroid game. In fact, this is not even a game for a Nintendo system at all. Now, before you start with the heresy accusations, hear me out.

I'm here to talk to you about Shadow Complex

What is Shadow Complex? Well, it's a game developed by ChAIR, a subsidary of Epic Games (famous for their Unreal and Gears of War series) for the Xbox Live Arcade on the Unreal 3 Engine.

So what does this have to do with Metroid?
Well, the game has been developed with the intent of making a homage, a "spiritual sequel" if you will, to Super Metroid. It is a 2D "Metroidvania" (or "Castletroid," if you're into that) platformer title with a strong focus on item collection and environment exploration.

The game stays faithful to its claim. Like Super Metroid, it's a science-fiction adventure-platformer that involves discovering and navigating secret passages and finding new weapons and tools to more efficiently explore your surroundings and bring down your enemies. Like the Castlevania series, it's also somewhat plot-driven and has an experience-based leveling up system. The game is of typical Metroid length, taking anywhere from 7-10 hours on a typical first playthrough. However, you are free to grind as long as you like, or sequence break like a madman to get 100% in less than two hours. It also has a New Game + feature, which carries over your experience level as well as a super secret thing you can unlock that I will not mention just yet.

Take a look at some related media:
IGN assesses its claim as a "Metroid clone"
Eurogamer review: 9/10
CVG review: 9/10
Giant Bomb review: 5/5
Gamespot review: 8.5/10
Game Trailers video review

Yeah, but what's the cost?
1200 MS Points

Come on, at 1200 points a game of this quality is virtually a steal.

What do you think of Shadow Complex?
I personally think it's absolutely great. I've been waiting for a good game of this genre to be released for a while. I know Castlevania gets the job done, but the Gothic setting gets kind of overused, so it's good to see another science fiction installment for this underrated type of game.

If you have a 360 and you love Metroid, then I strongly recommend buying this game. You will not regret it. It has plenty of secrets, sequence breaks, and achievements to keep you busy. It's often claimed to be the greatest game available on XBLA to date and with a $15 price tag you can't really go wrong.

What are you waiting for? GO PLAY IT and satisfy your cravings until the release of Other M!

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July 9th, 2009

11:15 pm - New Music Video: Bravin' Her Heart
Well, I've just uploaded a new metroid music video. Since I didn't have much Brawl and Prime 3 footage in the last one and the trailer for Other M is out, I wanted to make a video with the footage. Couldn't get better Brawl footage, but sometimes you gotta play with the cards you're dealt. :P

Youtube | Megaupload

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July 3rd, 2009

09:02 pm - Electrical Storms on Aether
Hi all,

Metroid Prime 2 question.

When I first played Metroid Prime 2, I didn't have a memory card and so only played up until a certain point. While I went through the beginning the first time, one of the times I found myself outdoors on Aether, an electrical storm happened, static started showing on Samus' visor, things got kind of dark and scary and electrical, and then the storm passed and it abruptly stopped.

Eventually I had to stop playing, and later I started the game again with a memory card. But the storm did not re-occur when I entered the same area, and I never once witnessed an electrical storm on Aether again.

Has anyone but me witnessed such a thing? It seems like a random-event kind of thing, and must be a rare occurrence.

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June 28th, 2009

02:16 pm - icons
Can someone point me in the direction of a Metroid/Samus icon community out there? I'm severely lacking in the Metroid icons department, so any help is appreciated. ^^
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Current Music: "Poison" by Groove Coverage

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June 22nd, 2009

12:49 am
Metroid can be pretty darn scary, despite being advertised as "for all ages". The "oops, Samus died" cutscenes in Prime and Echoes particularly traumatized me.

What about you guys, what Metroid moments really creeped you out? C'mon, share your nightmare fuel! :p

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June 4th, 2009

09:02 am - Look guys! Interviews!
1UP recently had an interview with Yoshio Sakamoto (Nintendo R&D1, Metroid's co-creator, notable work includes Super, Fusion and Zero Mission) and Yusukue Hayashi (Head of Tecmo's Team Ninja) about Other M. They say it will be similar to Fusion, having similar progression and action-based sequences but will have exploratory parts as well.

They peg it as occurring between Super and Fusion. I thought it would be a playable retrospective on Samus and the mainline games, but I guess I was wrong. :S So far, both of them sound really happy with the collaboration. They also explain "Remember me?" guy and the girl scientist a little. Another unamed team is working on cinematics, apparently.

Check it out here: @1UP.com

In other news, Kotaku caught wind of another tidbit from an interview. Metroid Dread may not be dead and is still kinda-sorta-maybe-sleeping.

Tidbit here: @Kotaku

[Edit] IGN has another interview. Project M (Team Ninja+R&D1+D Rockets) consists of around 100 people! Also, Dread lives!...and will come out maybe someday in the future.

2 Page write up: @IGN
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June 3rd, 2009

09:45 am - PA likes the idea, so it must be good, right?

Current Location: MIT - Athena Cluster
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01:41 am - M.O.M. Icons

Okay...I may have spasmed two or twenty seven times today due to Metroid: Other M, and to share my love, I made Icons. I plan to make more (better ones) later, but I hope you all enjoy these anyway. There are 26 all told, 21 Samus and 5 Adam.

Here's a couple previews:


Found here posted on wiilovemom 
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June 2nd, 2009

08:40 pm - Got the Scoop!


...I'm not sure. I'm reserving judgement. Yes, of course I'll buy it.

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Current Mood: uncertain
Current Music: fish tank

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