Mar 10, 2012

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Echoes from the Dark – The Atmosphere of Dark Aether

Echoes from the Dark – The Atmosphere of Dark Aether

If there is one thing Metroid Prime 2 does well it’s scare the living beejeezus out of you. The story behind Echoes was basic enough, its your traditional good vs evil/light vs dark conflict, but why was if effective? I can’t speak for others, but whenever I had to travel to Aether’s dark side I tried my best to get out of there as soon as possible. I tend to take my time exploring the environments or worlds in Metroid games, but dark Aether was an exception.

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Mar 2, 2012

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My first experiences with Metroid – How I got into the series

My first experiences with Metroid – How I got into the series

For a blog this website has very little in the way of actual opinion so maybe it’s about time that changed.

I got into Metroid when I was still pretty young. My brother was old enough to get into gaming and so for Christmas and birthdays his interest was in that area. Meanwhile I was very much still into legos, toy tractors, and digging holes in the yard. Quite a while after he had moved on from the Game Boy to the super Nintendo I got my hands on it. One of the only games he had for the system happened to be Return of Samus and so I spent my fair share of time completely lost in its world.

I mean that literally because when I picked the game up it was still too difficult for me to handle. I found myself

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Jan 9, 2010

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The Metroid Prime Trilogy is being discontinued

The Metroid Prime Trilogy is being discontinued

Nearing the fourth month since the trilogy’s release date it is being discontinued. A company representative told coffee with games

“When first introduced, it was announced that there would be limited availability.”

Its indeed a collector’s edition now. However, the game should still be fairly easy to get at resale stores, but if you want a new unopened copy you’re now on a time table.

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Dec 1, 2009

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Interview with Philip Wels

Interview with Philip Wels

You can find Philip Wels on the web via his flickr account or at his websites landofchaos and apathetic thursday.

Conglometroid: Please tell us a little about yourself? What got you into metroid?

About me? Well I’m a recent college grad who likes doing everything. Aside from my 3/4 time job I work on my photography, sewing, my computers, baking, reading, writing, drawing, woodworking, video games and the internet.

I got into metroid when I was

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Sep 12, 2009

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Metroid Prime Trilogy released and developer interview

Metroid Prime Trilogy released and developer interview

Great news Metroid Fans, the Prime trilogy has been released in North America as well as Europe. If you haven’t played Prime 1 or 2 now is the time to take the dive. If you’re interested in any changes be sure to dive into the remakes for new controls, improved graphics, and a few new surprises such as faster loading times and modified boss battles.

The official Metroid website also updated for the Prime Trilogies release. You can find a developer’s interview with Retro Studios. They also hint

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