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March 1st, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Another week down!
Things were a little calmer this past week after all that Virtual Console craziness. Yet, even though there wasn’t any major news going on, there was still plenty of interesting stuff this week. It’s neat how even after all this time, there’s still EarthBound stuff going on.
Anyway, let’s get down to business!
- We checked out a fantastic Twoson remix
- Itoi talked about ants – oh boy
- People really seemed to enjoy this Where’s Ness thing. Someone should make more!
- We looked at a really nice EarthBound animation
- I suck, so Let’s Chat and Music Talk still aren’t back. They will be back someday, eventually 😛
- New month means new automatic layout theme!
- Some MOTHER 2 development documents were auctioned off last week!
- I translated an interview with the guy who designed the giant Mr. Saturn plushies
- Let Banpresto know of the international demand for the giant Mr. Saturns!
- We dug up some very early MOTHER 2 beta pics and info! Cool stuff here!
- A look at the only two EarthBound 64 videos known to exist
- New cheat code to play EarthBound in a new way!
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
Here’s just a few things on eBay right now. You can always check the latest listings in one easy spot here if you’re looking for deals on something!
- EarthBound, complete set with free shipping!
- EarthBound Strategy Guide @ a low starting price
- Complete set of MOTHER 1+2 keychains – rare, but really worth this much??
- MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box + MOTHER 1+2 @ a very reasonable price 😯
- An EarthBound Zero doujinshi featuring Ninten + Lloyd + Ana
- A cool & funny-looking MOTHER 3 doujinshi
- MOTHER 3 Official Guide Book
- EarthBound Strategy Guide + 2 FFIII Strategy Guides + Zelda 3 Guide
- MOTHER 3 soundtrack CD, free shipping
- Mach Pizza Air Freshener – rofl, nope, nobody’s bought it yet!
Here’s some cool stuff from Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- MOTHER 1+2 promo stand thingy
- MOTHER 2 Treasure Chest of Secrets strategy guide
- The Knit Cap Man music video – by Itoi & Moonriders
And some stuff on Amazon.com:
- Duel Analogs MOTHER comic
- The MOTHER 3 Handbook is finishing up and should ship in a few weeks
- Fans (over?)analyze some pixels
- Discussion about the EB on Virtual Console situation
- Starmen.Net turns 10 this week
- Darrow’s “The Chosen Four” comic gets a few more updates 😀
- Sexy Grandpa Porky updated
- Ninten Speaks updated – Robot Cereal
- Community art intepretation project – current topic: Buzz Buzz
- See past interpretation art!
- Birdy and Chimera eat some shroooooms
- Mani Mani Tales is updated!
- The Super-Huge Mega Starmen.net Archival Project is revived?
I honestly can’t 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
Itoi and his 40+ employees were all on vacation in Bali this past week, so there’s not a whole lot to talk about here. Besides the ant thing, not a whole lot to say. I did save one or two of his daily things that seemed interesting-ish enough for possible future translation on a slow day.
This next week will be another busy one for me, so updates might be sparse, possibly only one a day in some cases. I think we’ll look at import-related stuff and possibly have a nice-sized M2EB update. And then we’ll have the regular stuff like cool music and misc. stuff that I’ve come across during my Internet journeys. How I manage to keep content flowing each week is starting to baffle even me, but let’s keep it up 😀
Whew, only took about an hour and a half this time. I think it didn’t take as long because Itoi was on vacation though. I’m still trying to find ways to improve the site, so if you have any suggestions or ideas, feel free to post them here or on the EB Central message board!
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11 Comments to Weeky Round-Up #7
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- cosmodos: What does his company even do? Is it actually lucrative? From what I can gather (not knowing Japanese), it’s just his blog, and he...
- 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.