Alan Smithee

Morning Cup o’ Music

Morning Cup o’ Music

Hooray! Day 3 of the Minibosses and one of the most awesome video game inspired tracks ever made.

 Alan Smithee

Morning Cup o’ Music

Morning Cup o’ Music

Day two of my favorite gaming music related bands. Today we explore the NESkimos.

 

Semi-New Review: Shadow Complex

Semi-New Review: Shadow Complex

Mix 2 cups Metroid, 1 cup Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, 2 tbsp Metal Gear, sprinkle in a dash of Orson Scott Card. Cook at 375 til modern and golden. Garnish with awesome.

 Alan Smithee

Metroid: Other M – Trailer

Have you ever wondered about Samus’s past? Maybe to do with her time spent in the Galactic Federation? Well then, we have a treat for you kiddies. Nintendo was nice enough to share a new trailer for it’s upcoming epic, Metroid: Other M. I know it’s become cliche to say, but I’ll for sure be […]

 

Review: Samus Sexy in Plastic Form

Review:  Samus Sexy in Plastic Form

Being an avid Metroid fan as well as a collector, I often scour the innerness for pieces of Samus memorabilia. Usually I am not looking to spend a lot of money but as soon as I saw this piece, I knew I had to have it. Of course I was delayed in purchasing it but […]

 Alan Smithee

Mass Effect 2: Shepard Gets “Metroided”

Mass Effect 2: Shepard Gets “Metroided”

Mass Effect – (noun) A sci-fi game where you spend the whole game powering up your character by earning experience and money so that you can pass more difficult challenges. Metroid – (noun) A sci-fi game where you spend the whole game powering up your character with items found throughout the world to help you […]

 

There’s NO SUCH THING as Metroidvania!

There’s NO SUCH THING as Metroidvania!

Never have I heard this name/term used so much ever since the announcement of the new XBLA game Shadow Complex. Now I see stories and articles are led with this made up and fake genre. Just seems like one big mistake made by a not-in-the-know developer and the rest of the press just followed suit. […]

 

The Only REAL Samus, Movie Role Choice

The Only REAL Samus, Movie Role Choice

With a number of quality games under her power-suit belt, this heroine has rolled into the hearts of many Nintendo fans like myself. The anticipation with her next two releases, Metroid Prime Trilogy and Metroid: Other M, are pretty high and I can’t help but wonder if they will resurrect the idea of making a […]

 Alan Smithee

Shadow Complex is Super Metroid on Steroids

Wow, there’s alot to love here. Not only does the gameplay remind me of the ‘Metroidvania’ that I’ve grown to love since it’s inception with the original Metroid, but it has some serious Contra elements thrown in the mix. Chair Entertainment is going to be a household name for gamers once this game drops on […]