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IT'S THE BIGGEST UPDATE IN THE HISTORY OF THE METROID DATABASE!!!
Today, we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of this site. An extremely great achievement, I must say. Can't say there are a lot of fansites out there (yet) that have been online as long as we have, and still kickin' it as hard as us. I don't want to boast, but I am so proud to be a part of this site. Every page, graphic, article, and detail is a testament of the pure effort, passion and love of the Metroid fan community. And what better way to celebrate that, by giving back EVEN MORE.
The first thing we have to give you is the unveiling of the...(drum roll please)
I'm calling it right now: the Bestiary is the most unique fan-made project of any video game website on the internet. It is an idea that had been brewing in my mind for the last 3 years. And now, with the work of over 20 extremely talented artists and 2 programmers, it is finally a reality. It almost brings tears to my eyes to think of how much skill was brought about in this project. I am so glad to be able to finally release it to you all.
You may also notice it is incomplete. The idea for it had started a while ago, but actual development didn't start until early this year. I originally wanted to release it on the 25th Anniversary, but due to schedule conflicts and work load, I wasn't able to. With time, the MDBB will feature a complete compendium of every single Metroid enemy in existence, but currently we are focusing on finishing the "Classic Series" of games (M, MZM, M2, SM, and MF). Custom artwork and entries for the Prime series as well as Other M will be added at a later time, so please look forward to that. Please bear with us; the MDb Bestiary is in "Alpha" and still a Work-In-Progress. Bugs and errors are very possible. If you find any, feel free to report them here. Otherwise, we hope you enjoy one of the greatest achievements in the world of Metroid fandom (and possibly video game fandom): the MDBB.
During development we were able to recruit our newest team member, rondus18, to help out Jesse with the programming, specifically the GUI. He is a very hard, efficient worker and I deeply appreciate every minute he has contributed to this project, even with his limited resources. Rondus also helped develop the new header that you now see at the very top of every page. The old buttons were too restricting; it was time for a change. Rondus and I were able to successfully design and program the Bestiary GUI and this header to make your experience on the Metroid Database even more fun and user-friendly. We hope you like it.
The last big announcement we have is:
The Design-A-Samus contest allows anyone to redesign Samus in a new and interesting way. Those who enter are eligible to win a number of awesome prizes, including:
- free games and Nintendo Points cards
- gift certificates
- Metroid Other M Art Folios
- t-shirts exclusively from Fangamer.net
- strategy guides
- physical copies of Harmony of a Hunter
- and the grand prize...
A LIFE SIZE SAMUS 3DS AR CARD!!!
The contest will run for two months, until December 16th, so get those creative juices flowin' and redesign the leading lady of our favorite game series, Samus Aran!
It's an incredible time to be a Metroid fan and incredible time to be a fan of this site! Thank you to EVERYONE who has helped the MDb over the years, even if it was nothing more than a single post to our messageboard! Thank you to all of you who has "Liked" us on our Facebook page! Thank you to my co-staff: CapCom, Jesse, Aurora Unit, and rondus18...thank you to TJ for creating this website...YOU ARE ALL SO AWESOME!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GREATEST METROID WEBSITE EVER, THE METROID DATABASE!