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Jack Mathews is a video game programmer, who worked as a tech lead on the Prime Series. He left Retro Studios after the completion of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and was one of the founders of Armature Studios. In November 2015, he revealed some facts about the development of Metroid Prime in a livestream of several games, including Prime. Mathews created the distortion effect when Charge Beam shots are fired.  On November 17, 2017, 15 years to the day Metroid Prime was released in 2002, he tweeted: "Happy 15th birthday to Metroid Prime - the best game I’ll ever make."