I go for ages at a time without publishing anything of any real weight, then all of a sudden, bam! Weeks’ worth of work hit in multiple clumps, each within hours of one the other. So here’s what we have today:
Deus Ex Human Revolution review: It’s almost a return to the EGM three-man review crew format, except not quite. Wonderful game, and I think the nature of this piece makes it the most comprehensive review we could have produced.
Super NES: The End and the Beginning: Blah blah blah personal recollections of the Super NES on the eve of its 20th birthday.
And the crown jewel, our second of the new 1UP Cover Stories. The Metroid Legacy: A belated 25th anniversary piece on Metroid, delayed because I took the time to interview the creators of more than half a dozen Metroid-inspired games (Cave Story, Shadow Complex, Aliens: Infestation, and more) to learn what they’ve taken away from Nintendo’s groundbreaking series as a way of contextualizing the significance of the original game.
I feel like I have provided, or helped to provide, many valuable words about video games for you today. I hope you enjoy them. And that Metroid family tree timeline came out nicely! I want to make it into a poster.