Shigesato Itoi, Giygas, and Boobies
March 14th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Another week down. They just fly by now.
This week was a strange one, there were a lot of video updates. I don’t want to become too dependent on videos, but the ones this week were all pretty cool and varied enough that it was okay. Videos are cool and all, but I also want to start showcasing other things more often, like especially cool fan art and music and other stuff. That plus all the game-related info will make this place really good. At least that’s my hope 😛
Anyway, let’s see what happened this week!
- I’m giving out custom blog avatars and forum badges, details inside!
- I’m looking for some EB Central music and video-related help
- I also changed some stuff on the site a bit. The biggest thing is the Articles/Interviews thing on the topbar. I plan to organize and add a few more sections (and content for them) in the next few weeks
- Clarification: the 2nd round of Mr. Saturn plushies is open to all
- We took a look at GamePro’s depressing 1995 review of EarthBound
- We looked at the novel that helped inspire Itoi to make MOTHER 3
- A funny video parodying a MOTHER 3 commercial
- EarthBound spotted again on a TV show
- Funny intro to an EarthBound TV series (if one existed)
- We took a quick look at the history of the MOTHER series
- 3D Giygas makes robots pee their pants
- MOTHER 2 vs. EarthBound update: Fourside pt. 2!
- A new (and very cool) Onett in 3D video!
- The old EarthBound on Virtual Boy joke
- Opening MOTHER 2’s packaging
- I also think people’s letters to Banpresto asking them to consider releasing stuff outside of Japan too have started to arrive.
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
A whole bunch of cool EarthBound-related stuff showed up on eBay this week. It’s been a real active week for some reason. Here are a few of the things that caught my eye. You can also always check the latest listings in one easy spot here if you’re looking for deals on something!
- Very rare MOTHER 3 Mr. Saturn strap!
- Saturnian Go Home – MOTHER series fan music CD
- Mother Sounds ep – fan music CD
- MOTHER 2 doujinshi – Ness & Paula
- MOTHER 1 and MOTHER 2 doujinshi
- Joy to the World – MOTHER 2 and MOTHER 3 doujinshi
- All About MOTHER 2 strategy guide – rare
- MOTHER 2 (with box, etc.) + Super Famicom console!
- EarthBound + Tetris & Dr. Mario + Donkey Kong Country – bidding starts at 1 cent
Here’s some cool stuff from Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- 50+ Super Famicom games, including MOTHER 2 😯
- MOTHER 2 doujinshi called Summers Night Times 2
- MOTHER 2 novel
And some stuff I recently dug up on Amazon.com:
- The Blues Brothers – served as inspiration for the Runaway Five
- Zatoichi Soundtrack – done by Keiichi Suzuki, EarthBound musician
- The MOTHER 3 Guidebooks are shipping next week, see the process here!
- Earthbound fans coming across other EB fans
- New forum game: What Should Lucas do?
- New forum game: Office Bound
- New forum game: Adventures in Fourside
- Mani Mani Tales updated
- The Chosen Four updated
- 3D Onett finished
- Birdy & Chimera updated
- Ninten Speaks updated – Holy Barbers
I’m not super-powered enough to keep up with every single thing that happens in the EarthBound community, so if you’ve done something cool or if you know of something cool that belongs here, let me know!
What’s Up With Itoi
I suck and haven’t really paid too much attention this week. I would skim his site every night but I was too busy/lazy to jot down any notes. I must rectify this. There was nothing EarthBound-related at least.
My visions of the future are blurry. I think we might see some more EarthBound restauranty stuff, possibly another M2EB update, and we’ll start looking at some hacks for EarthBound. Plus all the usual stuff.
Not much to say, very very busy weekend so I’ll keep it short. It’s cool seeing EB Central grow like this, I wasn’t sure if it’d get off the ground or not. I’m only one guy though, so if you have any news or suggestions of cool stuff that might be worth an update, let me know so we can keep the updates flowing 😀
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15 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #9
- Jason: http://www.ipokiso.com/company /2017/hobonichi.html The anticipated price per share is 2,300 yen. As for those wishing to purchase a share...
- Leeaux: Hey I just saw this! Really interesting watch to. Lots of little fun facts.
- Mary: The “behind the scenes” video on how the Ness animation was made is great too. The animators channel is A + Start.
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- Kamrom: My Recipe For Earthbound Rock Candy: 1. Get rock candy 2. Pour sugar on it 3. Watch as the sugar falls off 4. Eat the rock candy, clean up...