May the Light of Aether shine upon you

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thatsmytrunks:

Here’s some more screenshot comparisons of the DS 4X Resolution Emulator. On the left, the native DS resolution (256 × 192 px), and on the right, 4X with FXAA (1024 × 768 px).

I’m blown away by some of the detail that would otherwise just never, ever be seen. Especially some of the textures on Metroid Prime Hunters.

Can’t wait til we get a better rendering solution and some texture filtering. It’s going to be awesome to play some of these with new visuals.

Not really familiar with any of the other games, but holy crap. That Prime Hunters one.

Filed under Metroid Metroid Prime Hunters And others

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Okay so this image is from the “Captain N” comics (which I know literally nothing about; I just came across this on Kraid’s page on Wikitroid)
Now a part of me wants to show you all how we can make a nice, not sexualised suit-free Samus. With no balloon boobs and no heels.
But also there’s a part of me that must mention that she is hitting her enemies by fucking swinging Kraid around by one foot
Dang girl those Chozo muscles really work

Okay so this image is from the “Captain N” comics (which I know literally nothing about; I just came across this on Kraid’s page on Wikitroid)

Now a part of me wants to show you all how we can make a nice, not sexualised suit-free Samus. With no balloon boobs and no heels.

But also there’s a part of me that must mention that she is hitting her enemies by fucking swinging Kraid around by one foot

Dang girl those Chozo muscles really work

Filed under metroid samus aran also a bunch of insects from Zebes are intelligent and can talk?? what the hell I should google these

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sparkylurkdragon:

ryttu3k:

thehidingcat:

stupidmiiverseposts:

There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

Not counting the Pokemon, because they can be either sex.

Male (total: 19)

  • Diddy Kong
  • Little Mac
  • King Dedede
  • Marth
  • Sonic
  • Toon Link
  • Luigi
  • Olimar
  • Mario
  • Villager
  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Mega Man
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Kirby
  • Fox
  • Bowser
  • Pit

Female (total: 6)

  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Princess Zelda
  • Rosalina
  • Princess Peach
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Samus

Unknown (total: 2)

  • Sheik (source: oh hell no I am not getting into this okay)
  • Yoshi (source: here)

Oh yes, Smash is just overrun with female characters :|

Pikachu’s male. Of the Smashmon, he’s the only one from a species that’s both has known sexes and is visibly sexually dimorphic - female Pikachu have a little dent in their tails, so since Smashchu doesn’t he’s presumably male.

So, yeah, totally overrun. :|

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ontarom:

If a videogame developer ever tells you they “didn’t show the females of that alien species because they would look awkward”, what they’re really saying is “we’re stupid and sexist and can’t conceive of a female character without a pretty face, boobs and ass, please kick us in the groin, we deserve pain”

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rhapsody-in-blues:

I’m so tired of seeing overly sexualized samus aran fanart. Yes, we know she wears a skintight jumpsuit. No, you shouldn’t be able to see her freaking bellybutton through it. She’s wearing a suit she doesn’t just have blue skin stop drawing her like her suit is some kind of elaborate tattoo and draw her as the badass hero she is.

I can’t stand when people draw the Zero Suit so that her boobs are sticking up and her nipples are significantly pointed outwards.

Like… Have they ever SEEN a breast? Do they know how GRAVITY affects it? Are they aware that the nipple will NOT STICK UP LIKE A FRICKING WALL SPIKE? Do they know that they are biologically able to reach a certain size and NOT GET THAT BIG WHOA HOW IS SHE STILL STANDING UPRIGHT?

Even worse is when the suit takes the shape of parts down south. Like… Whaaaat?

Filed under Metroid Zero Suit Fanart Rage

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sparkylurkdragon:

oldmidnite:

revengeance:

The most ironic thing about Sakamoto declaring the Prime series as non-canon is that Metroid Prime has been the greatest thing to ever happen to the Metroid universe and its lore, while Other M literally shits on Samus’ character like no other game has before.

More so, I’ve read every piece of logbook registry on ‘em three Primes, and let me tell you that the details provided are of such quality that not using them for expanding Metroid’s universe is one of the biggest bullshits Sakamoto has ever done.

I mean, you probably heard of ‘em Chozos and Luminoth, yeah? Well, those guys were just two of an entire group of ancient species described on the logs.

Or another thing, perhaps you remember how the first Prime describes that after Samus destroyed the Space Pirate’s base at Zebes, Tourian, (Metroid/ZM), the remaining forces went out to search for resources to rebuild it, and how the Space Frigate Orpheon came in contact with Tallon IV and all the shit that came after, right? Well, they also tell you that Orpheon wasn’t the only one. There were two other Space Frigates out there; Siriacus and Vol Paragom.

But yeah, who cares about all that nerd stuff, ‘cause it’s always better to delve into Samus’s troubled teenager days.

Thank you Mr. Sakamoto.

He didn’t actually declare them non-canon in so many words, just didn’t consider them when making OM. Which, really, is splitting hairs, but basically he considers them side games, like Link’s Awakening or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.

Which is still really silly for the reasons given above. The Prime Trilogy has so much delicious lore and makes the Metroid galaxy feel huge - much bigger than Samus’ vendetta against the Space Pirates.

Sakamoto can consider them side games as much as he likes. I refuse.

All that melodrama in Other M was extremely unrealistic really, particularly against Samus’ existing established character. Plus, it was just plain unsatisfying.

Finding a figure of Tallon IV’s sun that tells you the Chozo of Tallon IV appreciated their star? Incredible! You wouldn’t think it but it really does- just finding this piece of a lost culture of your own accord (not thrust down your throat in an unskippable, unbearable cutscene) makes the Metroid universe a far more real place. It makes these mysterious long-lost people seem like real people, with their own unique aspects of culture and beliefs and such. It makes it more exciting to you that you’ve discovered this thing. It can make it seem sadder that said race is now presumably all dead (alternatively, Luminoth corpses where you find out when and how they died upon scanning them.)

Other M just seems like a terrible overdramatic attempt to be a sob-story with poor acting. It’s nowhere near as stimulating to the senses.

Filed under Metroid A part of me wants to know who the Ylla and N'Kren are A part of me likes the mystery though And the Monks of Grondheim

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smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

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