Omega Metroid Podcast – Ep 4
Is Zero Suit Samus enough of an established character for Nintendo to create an exclusive game around her? What kind of game would it be? Would it bring Metroid into the mainstream? Would people buy it? Andy and Dak hypothesize and pontificate the outcome.
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You can also follow the podcast on Twitter, @omegametroidpod.
Omega Metroid Podcast
Hey folks, we’re proud to announce an exclusive promotional announcement! We are fortunate to announce a new podcast called the Omega Metroid Podcast, produced by Zelda Dungeon‘s Andy Spiteri with co-host Dakota Lasky.
The crew promises to release the podcast in regular, weekly episodes – every Tuesday. While this first episode doesn’t go too deep beyond some high-level introductory stuff, I do believe it has a lot of potential. Note that we are not producing this show, but we do intend on being on the show at some point in the near future.
Thanks to Andy and his co-host Dak for reaching out to us about this and we wish them the best of luck in their future eps. Next week’s topic: Metroid Prime 4 predictions! Check it out on Podbean by clicking the above banner.
Official Press Release:
Introducing the Omega Metroid Podcast – the first weekly show on the internet dedicated to all things Metroid! Join hosts Andy Spiteri and Dakota “The Rapture” Lasky as every week, they dive into a different topic surrounding the series. Everything from in-game lore to real world situations surrounding the Metroid series and Nintendo, to news and announcements will be covered in this new show; serving both as a retrospective and forward looking Metroid show, the podcast will bring you unique insight and perspective from two long time Metroid fans.
Produced and hosted by Andy Spiteri, the Omega Metroid Podcast will serve as a sister show to Zelda Dungeon’s Zelda podcast, The Champions’ Cast. Spiteri has been hosting The Champions’ Cast for two years now, turning it into one of the biggest Zelda podcasts in the world, while simultaneously serving as Zelda Dungeon’s Editor-In-Chief, responsible for all the content and creative direction of the website. Hoping to give back to a community which at times has seemed underserved, Spiteri wanted to bring a similar style of fun, insight, and thought provoking to the Omega Metroid Podcast as he did with The Champions’ Cast.
To this end, his teaming up with Lasky was the perfect way to make this happen.
Dakota “The Rapture” Lasky brings his vibrant personality known to esports fans from his broadcasting in Smash Bros. and Overwatch to the Omega Metroid Podcast. Seasoned both in front of a camera streaming or behind a camera offering color commentary and analysis, Rapture never shies away from giving his opinions on anything and everything, from Ridley to Other M. Rapture brings the perfect blend of Metroid knowledge and passion to compliment Spiteri, and the chemistry between them was instant and obvious to both.
The Omega Metroid Podcast launches on March 3rd and is available on Podbean, iTunes, and most other major podcast apps! Subscribe over at https://omegametroid.podbean.com on Podbean and https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/omega-metroid-podcast/id1500697965 on iTunes and follow on Twitter for the latest updates over at https://twitter.com/omegametroidpod .
Fan Fiction is back
Slow going on this site lately. We don’t have a dedicated webdev anymore, and haven’t for quite some time. If you’re interested in volunteering, please feel free to reach out. The job comes with absolutely no compensation other than the love and admiration you’ll receive from the Metroid community at large, and the satisfaction of making one of the best Metroid websites on the internet that much better.
In other news, our old Fan Fiction page has been reinstated. Similar to fanart, we aren’t accepting any more fan fictions moving forward, but you’re free to read our old archives if you’re looking to nerd our hardcore. The section can be accessed easily from the Media menu at the top.
Metroid Tees for the Holiday Season
Got a friend or loved one who’s super into Metroid and thinking of getting them a gift for the holidays? Maybe you’re looking to get something for yourself? Well you’re in luck because Metroid tees are being offered once again by our friends at Once Upon a Tee. You can also see their entire collection of 48 Metroid and Samus-related designs here.
Get all 4 designs for $44.
Former Halo Artist Snags Job as Lead Character Artist on MP4
As most Metroid fans know, we suffer through droughts on the latest news, so times like these we take what we can get.
We’re excited to learn that, via Video Games Chronicle, Kyle Hefley, a senior character artist for Microsoft’s 343 Industries, has been chosen for the Lead Character Aritst position at Retro Studios. Kyle is an industry veteran with almost a decade of experience under his belt. We are quite enthusiastic that Kyle will do the Metroid franchise justice and look forward to what he has in store for us!
Here’s a very small sample of Kyle’s work. Be sure to check out his portfolio website for many more amazing 3D models!
Happy 23rd Anniversary
The Metroid Database celebrates its 23rd anniversary today. We are very proud to be the stewards of the Metroid community on the internet for this long. We’re extremely excited for Prime 4 like everyone else, which is the best gift any Metroid fan could receive.
Speaking of gifts, we hope Nintendo finally gives fans more merch, like more tshirts, posters, wallets, backpacks, etc. IF YOU MAKE IT, WE WILL BUY IT! (tbf, it does seem to be slowly trickling in a lot more lately) Don’t let the scalpers spoil it for us, Nintendo! Speaking of merch…
Starting today through 10/21:
If you ever wanted one of our pins, now’s the time. Plain and simple: the more people who buy merch from us, the more we will add to the store.
Thank you all so much for your likes, follows, comments, and retweets, and EVERYTHING you have done for us over the years. We truly appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. As of this writing our Social Media follower counts are:
- Twitter: 12.3K!
- Facebook: 9611 (Hoping to pass 10k by the end of the year)
- Instagram: 6763
- Twitch: 322
- Discord: 670
This is 100% organic reach – we have never, and probably will never, purchase ads from these outlets. So thank you all, once again, for giving us the love and admiration and following us throughout the years. I’d also like to deeply thank my staff members – Sagi, Rue, and Lillith – for all their incredible contributions over the last year. You are all so awesome and I’m so grateful to have such passionate members of my staff helping me! <3
Happy Bounty Hunting. –Ryan
Once Upon A Tee’s New Samus Designs
Yes folks, Once Upon a Tee is back once again with 4 beautiful new Samus-inspired designs for you. This time we have Varia Suit, Dark Samus, Light Suit, and PED Suit – which might be the first time I’ve ever seen this suit on a shirt!
The tshirts are $13 each, or you can get the designs printed on many different types of apparel – 22 in all!
Sale ends Monday, don’t delay!
15% discount on all MDB Store Items from now through 9/1