January 2012 news

The New Year

Friday, 13 January 2012 at 11:11 GMT

Happy New Year! So... why no updates in three months? Well, I've been taking some leave of absence from the site lately and thought it would be a good time to drop by with an update.

If you've been wondering why I haven't been updating the site since October last year, blame Gears of War 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword :) But there's a better reason than that...

Since early 2007 when I started work on our Metroid Prime 2 guide, I've been working on the site almost non-stop right up to the release of Metroid: Other M. Since finishing our coverage of Other M last year, I've been completely burned out from the past 4 years of maintaining the site at that rate. Now that I've covered everything I originally intended for the site, and with no new Metroid games officially announced for the near future, I figured it's time for a break. The amount of time and effort taken to bring the site to what you see now has taken its toll, and I need some R&R.

I apologise for the lack of updates these past few months, but rest assured that I haven't abandoned the site and still have hopes for its future. This site is still primarily about providing guides and walkthroughs for the Metroid games, and despite the current hibernation of Samus' adventures, I have some new ideas and will work on them throughout 2012.

In the meantime, please visit the Metroid Database, Shinesparkers and Metroid Headquarters for your daily Metroid fix - they're all doing a wonderful job in keeping fans up-to-date, and we're all very lucky to have them in the online Metroid community. See you on the other side!