Ness and Jeff, Sitting in a Tree
May 17th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Another week of EarthBound stuff here at EB Central!
Many thanks go out to people who’ve sent in interesting news stories, articles, pics, etc. It helps so much. And many thanks to the loyal visitors too. I haven’t been able to update much these past few weeks, between this, work, life, and stuff like this, my time’s been stretched very thin. So everyone’s help and support is awesomely appreciated 😀
Anyway, that mushiness aside, let’s have a look at what’s happened this past week!
- Been too busy to do much of anything here. I’m gonna do some M1+2 work later today, I need to get it off my plate before I go insane 😛
- I think after I finish the M1+2 stuff and finish my M2 vs. EB stuff, I’ll probably actually work on those MOTHER 3 notes. I tried playing the translation the other day, but I think it’s still too soon for me to go back to it 😛
- EarthBound and EB Zero top Nintendo Power’s polls yet again
- The Speed Gamers do a marathon of the EB/MOTHER games for charity!
- A giant Mr. Saturn plushie on eBay… for $2000?!?!
- For Mothers Day, I put up a poll about the mothers in MOTHER. Interesting results.
- Cognitive Dissonance, an EarthBound fan game long in the making, was released
- “The Invadance!!!” fan music CD was released
- Follow Ninten on his adventure via Twitter!
- Weird graphic glitch in MOTHER 3
- A really nice Twoson wallpaper 😀
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
The biggest merchandise news this week is probably that that second brand-new copy of EarthBound sold for $386 or so, quite a bit less than the $1000+ the first super brand-new copy sold for. Some complete EarthBound sets sell for that much, so that brand-new status didn’t help very much in the end.
Also, there was a huge drop in the number of EB stuff on eBay this past week. But, on the other hand, a bunch of interesting stuff showed up. Strange how that happened. Anyway, remember that you can check to see what EarthBound/MOTHER stuff is currently on eBay at any time here!
- EarthBound + Player’s Guide for a pretty good deal!
- Giant Mr. Saturn plushie – WTF you’re gonna need a bank loan to get this guy!
- Complete set of MOTHER 1+2 keychains! – very rare, and a lot cheaper than before 😀
- EarthBound, Final Fantasy 7, and some other RPGs
- Rare, good-quality official MOTHER 2 manga for $29.95
- Player’s Guide for a nice price
- Limited edition MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- MOTHER 1+2 preorder bonus Mr. Saturn strap
- MOTHER 2 complete + two strategy guides
- MOTHER 3 Masked Man cosplay outfit is still there
I also found this on Amazon:
- West Side Story – pretty sure the Onett Sharks gang was inspired by this
- Speed Gamers MOTHER marathon for charity!
- GamesRadar talks about the music issues and EarthBound – would’ve been nice to mention EB Central 🙁
- The reason EB isn’t coming to the Virtual Console – kind of late by a few months though
- An EarthBounded Paradox
- Pigmask Quest forum game
- The Chosen Four comic series updated!
- Vengeance comic series – EB Zero from Giegue/Giygas’ point of view
- Bounding comic series updated
- A fan-made MOTHER 3 commercial/promotional video
- Bill Eager’s Mother 2 Mashup Mayhem
- Taken comic series
- Forgiven comic series finale
I like to play EarthBound drunk, 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
- Everyone in Itoi’s office is back from Golden Week and hard at work again on all the things they do. Itoi himself talked about movies and some things from his youth that he’d forgotten, like a pen name he used to want to go by during his student days. He wondered if his life would’ve wound up different had he used a pen name instead of his real one and then talked about how interesting it must be for people with pen names to live two lives side by side.
I have a scan of some European magazine that talks about EarthBound stuff that I still haven’t put up. Mostly because I still need to format the translation for it first. I’d like to have that up this week though. I’m gonna try to finally have the next M2 vs. EB update this week. Possibly we’ll also check out some EarthBound series music played by a symphony. And then the usual stuff of course 😀 I think I might start doing weekly polls, since people responded to that last poll so well.
If there was an EarthBound movie, I wonder who would play the zombie chick. Bill Cosby definitely has to play Poo’s ancestor.
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