The Sensible Seeds of Art

  The first form of art was likely a simple story.  We don’t know what the story was about, nor can we say who told it.  I imagine it began naturally as a response to that age old question, “how was your day?”  This would have been the first time one dared to ask the…

A Plea to Female Gamers

Check other great works of art by Sam Spratt Back in my time, gaming was a guy thing, like G-I-Joes or Transformers.  Females had their Barbie doll games, and males had their first person shooters, real time strategy, and roll playing games.  Girls don’t fight wars, control armies, or save fantastical realms from destruction.  They…

A Good Excuse to Procrastinate: Portal 2

I took a quick break from editing through Void Voyage 1 to enjoy Valve’s next gem of a game.  For those whose only encounter with games extend to the length a bird can be slung at a house of pigs, the first Portal was a gem in its own right. It’s a unique, non-violent game,…

Video Game Fanart to Die For

While surfing the web for some cool waves, I ran across a rather awesome thread on NeoGAF completely dedicated to video game fanart.  If you love great art and games, take the time and check it out.  Be prepared to drop your jaw. Here are some of my favorites.

Metroid Origins: Chapter 9: Forgiven

About Metroid Origins Prologue Over time the Varia Suit would shed parts of itself, lethal weapons that were studied by the Chozo scientist.  The study of these weapons was a holy process given only to the most-gifted archeologists and scientist.  What they gleamed from this technology influenced every bit of Chozo society from their culture…

Metroid Origins: Chapter 8: Samus

About Metroid Origins Prologue Art by Julie Dillon   Brroch taught everyone about what he had learned from the Varia Suit.  By his teachings the Chozo united to meet the challenge of exploring space.  The name Samshus was taken by the Chozo from Brroch’s teachings.  It was spoken in reverence with regards to the name…

Metroid Origins: Chapter 6: Mother

About Metroid Origins Prologue The remains of the Demon Mother were found within the cursed crater of her fallen ship.  Once lush farmlands became desolate deserts.  The Chozo renamed the place Crateria.  Most simply dismissed the deformed terrain as forbidden and moved on with their lives.  A select few obsessed over it. It was an…