May 2011 news

Metroid Lego creations and the upcoming anniversary

Monday, 30 May 2011 at 22:58 GMT

In honour of the Metroid saga's upcoming 25th anniversary on August 6, 2011, the Metroid fan community has already begun celebratory preparations. Tribute videos are being organised by Darren at Shinesparkers, and you have until June 10 to submit a video. Join in the discussions at the Shinesparkers forum or the MDb forum to see how the progress is going!

For the Lego enthusiasts, Patrick writes in to let us know about a set of Nintendo-themed Lego creations by Sergeant Pepper. There's some fantastic characters, vehicles and locations inspired by the Metroid universe (and check out the Battleship Halberd!) - is there anything Lego can't recreate? Thanks Patrick!

SpeedGamers Metroid Marathon

Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 06:19 GMT

The folks at TheSpeedGamers wrote in to let us know about an upcoming Metroid Marathon starting at 6pm CST (midnight GMT) on May 6th, lasting for 72 hours. The live video feed will showcase a play-through of every game in the Metroid series (including Other M), and hopes to raise money for Civic Force - a charity organisation for relief in quake-affected Japan.

Several prizes will be raffled off during the event, so keep an eye on TheSpeedGamers website and join in if you can!