Postcards for EarthBound
May 10th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Another week already? Man, do these pass by fast now. The site opened on January 9th, so it’s been four months now. Amazing that there actually exists enough stuff to update an EarthBound blog every day for four months in a row 😯
Anyway, this week was another slow one again. Work is busy, etc, etc. Too bad there isn’t a new EarthBound game coming out, that’d make updates happen like crazy.
Well, let’s have a look at what’s done gone on this week!
- Don’t worry, MOTHER 1+2 is still being worked on. I’m stuck at like 90% on the first draft. After that I need to format the script, then play the game with the script in so I can do the final draft. If I can ever get that last 10% done, I’ll make an update here with more details and such.
- Very close to finishing getting screenshots for my MOTHER 2 vs. EarthBound stuff. I’m in the cave of the past in both games now. The next actual update will be Summers, but it’s going to be such a big update that I haven’t had time to get to it. Quick, someone clone me!
- I’ve been thinking of making a small forum here on EB Central. I haven’t really had the time to do much with the idea though. It’d be more for EB Central talk, merchandise talk, M2 vs. EB stuff, and all that other stuff, plus it’d link with the user accounts here on the blog. But it’s just an idea and I might not go through with it.
- I finally fixed my contact form so that file attachments don’t get eaten. So if you have news you wanna let me know about, you can attach a file and I’ll get it. Hurray!
- Brand-new copy of EarthBound sells for over $1000!
- Japan wants another MOTHER game
- EarthBound and Buddhism are moving forward, hand-in-hand!
- Another brand-new copy of EarthBound on eBay?
- Quarter Circle Jab does some kickass EarthBound music – check out the Giygas part!
- EarthBound fans are poked fun at in a G4 review of Contact
- Previews of an EarthBound rap opera – cool stuff!
- PSI Piano Omega – really awesome remix
- Ness is a dog
- MOTHER 3 papercraft
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
A whole lot of new stuff this week! Of course, the biggest news was the brand-new, unopened copy of EarthBound that sold for over $1000. Shortly after that one sold, someone else put up another supposedly brand-new copy of EarthBound, and other people have been putting up their full copies of the game for more money than usual.
Besides that though, a bunch of other interesting stuff has showed up on eBay recently, so check it out. Also remember that you can check to see what EarthBound/MOTHER stuff is currently on eBay at any time here!
- Another brand-new copy of EarthBound? – it’s price already is 😯
- Mr. Saturn plushie
- The Invadance fan remix CD – someone please get this, it sounds awesome!
- Good deal for an EarthBound strategy guide
- MOTHER 3 cart without Buy-it-now – how much will it go for I wonder…
- rofl, I love the title this EarthBound auction has
- Super NES system + EarthBound + 16 other games!
- A mint copy of EarthBound + box + everything – these prices are just getting crazy now!
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
And don’t forget stuff on Amazon!
- Look! A book called Overcoming Shyness 😀
- EarthBound review
- MOTHER 3 Handbook stuff
- Some more MOTHER 3 Handbook stuff
- N1Z1 Pork Flu – Mother 3 Handbook
- Oh Mother
- EarthBound Fans are Crazy, Yo
- EarthBound SNES Review
- The Gummie plushies sold by Fangamer sold out within hours 😯
- Tree From My Youth radio play updated
- Of Pigs and Masks updated
- New comic! Bounding!
- The Chosen Four updated!
- Forgiven updated
- Mother updated!
- Let’s all sing Pollyanna together!
- Sexy Grandpa Porky updated
- Mr. Accident updated his EarthBound battle screensaver!
A bee I am not, so I can’t possibly 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
- Sorry, been way too busy this week to keep close tabs on Itoi’s stuff. I check his site daily, so I won’t miss anything really important, but a lot of his posts lately have just been internal monologue-type things that I haven’t had time to take notes about. One thing that comes to mind though is that he dresses his dog in a Minnie Mouse costume a lot. I wonder if it’s actually a girl dog. I always assumed it was male for some reason I can’t remember. Oh well.
So busy lately that I can’t plan stuff in advance right now. But June 1st marks the first day the ROID service in Japan begins, so hopefully we’ll have news about that EarthBound-lookalike game soon. It’s pretty obvious it’s not an EarthBound game now, but I’m really curious about it, and maybe some interesting information will turn up. I haven’t heard back from MW about The Sirens of Titan review, so I might write a review of it myself this week or next. It influenced Itoi when he was working on MOTHER 2 and is a pretty neat book.
Please take me to Magicant.
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5 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #17
- DJ: From what I’ve gathered I’m pretty sure he still writes copy, so they’re an ad company.
- 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.