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30 years ago today the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the exploration of The Legend of Zelda coalesced into science fiction action adventure starring a person in a powerful suit of armour. Shh. Don't want to spoil the Metroid surprise.


I've seen some good Samus cosplay in my time, but rarely have I ever seen someone actually nail the scale and dimensions of her power suit like Elearia has here.


When she shoots, Samus Aran doesn't miss. That's one of the fundamental truths of the original Metroid Prime, the first-person sci-fi game that came out in Australia on the Nintendo GameCube in 2003. You lock her gun onto a target and fire. She hits it every time.


You know: there can only be one. In the geek community, there is an unfortunate phenomenon that stipulates cosplayers have to be 'the best', or else they get lumped into 'the rest'. For a hobby that is so creative, cosplay can also be incredibly competitive -- and not just when it comes to organised competitions. Cosplay has a problem, and it needs to change.


Video: Ridley's waiting for Samus atop the the Chozo Artifact Temple. Canadian LEGO builder Jared Rosenblitt remade Metroid Prime's semi-final battle with LEGO bricks and man those cracks on the floor sure are detailed.


Following a more than five-year drought since the last Metroid game, Nintendo is bringing back their space adventure franchise with what looks to be a multiplayer-centric first-person game that, at least from its debut trailer, doesn't feature much (or any?) of Samus Aran.


The Metroid Prime trilogy, arguably the best gaming trilogy ever, has just been re-issued as a $US20 download on the Wii U. That's a good reason for Kirk "never played a Metroid Prime" Hamilton to try them out. I had to see how that went.