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June 7th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
It’s the manly time of year!
Time for sports, guys!
What can I do you for?
Okay, let’s have a look at what’s gone on this week!
- This past week, the site passed the 100,000 unique visitors mark. Hurray and such!
- I noticed that this site’s on the first page of a Google search for EarthBound lately. But on that new Bing site, it’s on like page 58 million. Or page 5 or something, I forget. Boourns.
- EarthBound’s birthday was earlier this week, oops. Next year it turns 15!
- Really cool live action EarthBound series
- Status update about my EarthBound Zero remake + beta patch for download
- Starman figure on eBay – wound up selling for like $5 or something I think
- One of the most awesome things to be done with EarthBound music ever
- People sure did like that zombie foppy chimera 😀
- The Jeff Andonuts show!
- The Paradise Line music recreated in Wario Ware
- EB Saga DVDs on sale! Includes tons of extras + a cool poster!
- EarthBound somehow had an influence with a kung fu MMO?
- Handmade merchandise galore!
- Giant Mr. Saturn on eBay for a reasonable price
- Borange figurines on sale at Fangamer!
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
This was a pretty good week if you were looking for EarthBound carts. I saw an unsual number of carts come and go throughout the week, some were even going for as low as $60. And some are going for $400+, heh.
A bunch of other neat stuff showed up this week too, though, so here are a couple of them. Remember that you can check to see what EarthBound/MOTHER stuff is currently on eBay at any time here 😀
- MOTHER 3 Courage Badge keychain – crazy how much these are going for 😯
- Giant Mr. Saturn plushie! – not an insane buy-it-now item, either 😀
- Mr. Saturn strap with free shipping – this could wind up being a real steal
- Neat-looking MOTHER 1+2+3 doujinshi
- Another MOTHER 2 cart for only $8.99 buy-it-now!
- MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box
- SNES + 27 games, including EarthBound – probably gonna be a great deal!
- Mint, complete copy of EarthBound!
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
I’ve been neglecting this list of stuff on Amazon. Any ideas of other stuff that could go on there? I want to try to make a really comprehensive list for people who are really into collecting stuff. Plus it’s hard to find any EarthBound stuff available 14 years after the game’s release, so I like trying to find interesting related stuff 😛
- Matt Frey’s ESSENTIAL Guide for Earthbound N00bs
- Hack update from the Hyperbound guy
- The Strange & Rare of Video Gaming #6 – EarthBound
- An Extra with Nothing to Say comic updated
- Of Pigs and Masks comic updated
- The Chosen Four comic updated! – fightin’ trillionage sprout 😀
- Vengence comic updated
- Reading Porky’s monologue aloud
- Starman Jr. comic
- Pigmask Quest forum game
I drink coffee at the cafe until I get buzzed, so I can’t realistically 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
- The 11th anniversary of Itoi’s site was this week. 11 years is crazy. This site is only 21 weeks old 😯
- Apparently Itoi is going to teach a class soon or is going to help teach a class or something. I think it’s only for a short time, maybe just one or two class periods. He sat in and watched the class beforehand and was amazed at how interesting it was and how quickly the time flew. He then talked about how the passage of time seems to differ so much depending on what you’re doing.
- Itoi talked about how doing what you enjoy for fun isn’t always the best thing to do for your job. I can kind of understand that. But he did say that it’s important to do work that you enjoy at least.
Let’s see, looking quickly at what’s coming up, I see some more cool music stuff, possibly some news on a new version of the MOTHER 3 translation patch, and I’ll try to remember to post an EarthBound review a European magazine did a while back. I keep forgetting about it and it’s been week and weeks now. I suck. I’m sure there’ll be lots more stuff going on too, so check back often 😀
This past week sure did wind up being fan-made merchandise heavy. That was neat. Oh yeah, I was at a restaurant earlier this week and this country music song came on and the guy kept saying “earthbound” in it. Anybody have info on that song?
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