Feb 7, 2009

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Official Japanese Metroid site hinting at new metroid game?

Official Japanese Metroid site hinting at new metroid game?

metroid-side-storyI know what you’re thinking, and I doubt it. Now hold on, before you shoot me let me explain why. If you’re still flying under the radar the official japanese Metroid site has this little segment posted below the page. The japanese texts translates to “Follow the history of Metroid Prime from the perspective of the Space Pirates”. Now I’m not saying it couldn’t be a new game. It most certainly well could

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Jan 24, 2009

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“Dread”ful thoughts & Prime given date in Japan

“Dread”ful thoughts & Prime given date in Japan

Screenshot of Original Metroid

I was surfing the web the other day and came across a particularly interesting blog post on Reset Glitch that expressed some of my own concerns regarding the Metroid series. According to an IGN podcast Dread once existed but was canned. I agree with Reset Glitch that the Metroid series needs another 2D game to help revitalize the series, especially for some of the older fans. A general shift in the amount of Casual games Nintendo has been producing as of late should show cause for concern on their part. When the steam dies down in regards to casual gamers purchasing these types of games how far will Nintendo go to get me to dust off their latest system? And what am I to do for a doorstop if and when that happens?

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Oct 28, 2008

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Metroid Quarantine Community Restructure

Metroid Quarantine Community Restructure

With the completion of our sister site, Magatroid, settling down we now have an outlet for theoretical discussion of the series. As such we are now loosening the focus of Metroid Quarantine from Metroid News to encompass all metroid related material. We have also opted for a smoother gradient design that gives the website a softer feel.

This ranges from highlighting Metroid based projects such as fangames to showcasing Metroid fanwork. On top of this is a recent resurgence in the amount of Metroid based news to report on, as such we are opening up to the possibility of turning MQ into a Metroid Based Blog

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Oct 4, 2008

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Metroid Prime 1 & 2 coming to Wii

Good news for the hopefulls. Ign reports that Nintendo is porting a total of seven games from the Gamecube to the Wii with motion control functionality. Notable among these are Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Along with the two Metroid remakes DK Jungle Beat, Chibi Robo!, Mario Tennis, Pikmin, and Pikmin 2 will be making the jump as well.

There has been a bit of speculation about the possibility ever since Retro was noted as saying that they tested controls on a build of the Gamecube titles prior to Prime 3. This may prove an interesting take for new and old fans to the Prime series.

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Sep 20, 2008

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Former Retro staff form Armature Studio

Remember those key employees Retro lost a few months back? Well they have resurfaced, and they have joined up with Electronic Arts. As it turns out they have set up a development studio by the name of Armature, in Retro’s own hometown of Austin Texas. They have signed a deal with EA to create games for the XBOX 360, Playstation 3, and Wii.

Mark Pacini told Kotaku

“EA approached us with this really interesting business model of creating a small studio that is only comprised of industry veterans. The goal is to create new IP with a very, very small team and to produce a game without having to grow that team.”

It will be interesting to see what they cook up.

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Jul 29, 2008

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The Speed Gamers – Gaming for Charity

I thought I’d take a moment from working on the “surprise” to make a short post about a group of gamers who’ve been raising money for charities with Gaming marathons. There have been quite a few of them popping up recently, with various charitable organizations benefiting.

On August 15th at 7pm est (6pm cst). The Speed Gamers will be raise money for St. Jude with a 72 hour Metroid Marathon. They’ll be going through all of the Metroid games (with the exception of Pinball) without sequence breaking, going “as their natural routes were intended.” while streaming a feed live off of their website.

Their last two marathons raised a total of $2445. This time they will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You’ll find more information on their website, about the event and the guidelines they set for the marathon. On behalf of Metroid Quarantine: Best of luck to you guys.

A short update on blackbird: It’s coming together nicely now. Only 2 More Days!

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