Archive for May, 2012

Penguins Marathons: Metroid Marathon

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Penguins Marathons is a group who have been running video game marathons together since 2009, raising money for their supported charity Big Brothers Big Sisters in Canada, who aim to help children reach their potential in life by offering facilities and mentorship to ensure that those children at risk of falling behind in life get a fair and equal chance at achieving great things.

They are hoping to do that again with a Metroid marathon on Friday June 1st at 7PM EST with a run through every Metroid game until they are completed. They hope to raise $4,000 for BBBS which will really make a big difference to the charity and their work. There are also some great prizes on offer, so be sure to show your support by donating and passing the message on about the marathon.

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So far, Penguins Marathons have raised approximately $20,000 for BBBS, wouldn’t it be fantastic if this Metroid marathon was the marathon that raised the most and made the biggest impact? It’d be a fantastic way to say that Metroid has a passionate fan base that cares. Shinesparkers will be supporting the cause and we hope that you will too!
Get Your Game Phazon! 😀

For more information, please check out the links below. Stay tuned to the website for further updates.

Big Brothers Big Sisters official Website
Penguins Marathons Official Website
Penguins Marathons Metroid Marathon press release

Unseen Metroid Prime 3 cutscenes by Sonny Santa Maria

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Sonny Santa Maria, a contract animator for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption recently showed off his demo reel, featuring some animations of his previous work. Some of the footage seen in the demo reel is from Metroid Prime 3. Whether these scenes were cut from the game or were tests are unknown. One thing for certain is, they look absolutely amazing! Be sure to check out Sonny Santa Maria’s reel below.

Update: On the request of Sonny Santa Maria, this content has been removed from our website. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Special thanks to Infinity’s End

Metroid Animation: Metroid Zero Mission saga by Pennaz91

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I just wanted to share this hilarious Metroid Animation series I have been following for the past few years called the Metroid Zero Mission saga by an animator called Pennaz91. It takes Samus’s adventures during the Metroid: Zero Mission games and gives them a fun twist, much laughter has been heard from my room watching these ever since they were created. Since we’re in a bit of a slow period right now news wise, I thought you guys might appreciate something!

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For parts 1 to 3, be sure to check out the links below:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

For more animations from Pennaz91, be sure to check out his YouTube channel!