@believer258: There's another pit in Brinstar where you have to learn how to use the wall jump ability to escape. It's not something that you have to pick up, but it can be a little hard to do since it feels different from the wall jump in games like Mega Man X. You basically have to be pushing away from the wall on the d-pad when you hit the jump button.
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@Colorwind: All you need for that section of the game is the speed booster power up, and you can only enter that pit by using the speed booster when you run over the top of it. This section is supposed to teach you how to use the shinespark ability. You basically just run until Samus flashes, then press down and jump, and she flies up to the top of the pit.
I'm currently a student living in a dorm room, and I don't get to see my family as much as I want to anymore. I kind of find it hard to sympathize with you, since I miss being able to see everyone back home. Don't take your family for granted. And you really shouldn't talk shit about your mom. Regardless of what she did to you, it just makes you look bad.
@Erzs: The Ultimate History of Video Games is mostly factual, but there's some good stuff in there. The author interviewed a lot of the people he talks about in the book, and the snippets written by them add a lot. Neither book is really funny, though.
There's a lot of good books about video game history, but I'm not really sure if that's what you're looking for.
Game Over by David Sheff is a book that goes over the origins of Nintendo. It's been rereleased a bunch of times under different titles. The version I read was "Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children" and was released in 1993. Despite it's title, it's actually a really cool book about the beginnings of the modern video game industry.
The Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven L. Kent is exactly what the title discribes. It's a 600+ page book that documents just about every major event in the video game industry up until the turn of the century. If you have any interest in video game history, this is a really good book to read.
@Clonedzero: Saying that a game is "better" than another is kind of a dangerous way of thinking about video games. The art of game design isn't about making the absolute best game ever, it's about making new and exciting experiences for people to enjoy. I think a game should be judged solely on how complete of a concept it is, and how well it's executed throughout the game. I think Rayman Origins is a really cool game, but I also like going back and playing the Super Mario platformers. They're both really good games, but saying one is better than the other doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. Not everybody is going to like every game, and that's totally fine.