BETTER DREAD THAN DEAD: D. Bethel shares some initial thoughts on the newest 2D Metroid game, Metroid 5 aka Metroid Dread.
EMULATE YOU WANT IT, THAT’S THE WAY YOU NEED IT: Kotaku got in a bit of heat when they reported a story about how people were able to get Metroid Dread up and running on emulators in a smooth 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. The problem is that, in the original story, readers felt that Kotaku was, in fact, recommending people pirate Dread instead of buying it because of the emulator’s stronger performance. This lead to another round of discussion about emulation, piracy, and game preservation. Andrew and D. Bethel do their best to weigh in on these issues.
- Phillips, Tom. “Game Dev Tycoon Forces Those Who Pirate the Game to Unwittingly Fail from Piracy.” Eurogamer, Gamer Network Limited, 17 October 2017.
- Zweizen, Zack. “Metroid Dread is Already Running on Switch Emulators.” Kotaku, G/O Media, 11 October 2021.
- “Metroid Dread – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo | E3 2021.” uploaded by Nintendo, 15 June 2021.
- “The Eye of Agamemnon” (18 November 2016): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the storied history of old episodes of Doctor Who erased from existence by the BBC.
- “River City Rampage” (17 August 2018): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the value and importance (and danger) of video game emulation.
- “I Am the State” (26 February 2021): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss whether the Metroid series is being neglected by Nintendo.
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