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August 9th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Week 30, the big 3-0!
Seems like this week was dominated by MOTHER 3-related stuff. There was no real reason for it, it just turned out that way. Things were also a little quieter this week than last, but then again the last week was crazy.
Anyway, enough blabbing, let’s take at what’s gone on this week!
- Worked a few more hours on the MOTHER 1+2 project. I still haven’t chosen a font but I’ll do that once it comes time to test the script in-game, which will be soon. I’m gonna try to put an hour or two into this every day if I can now.
- I caused EarthBound-related belching
- MOTHER 3 Mr. Saturn plushies returning soon!
- MOTHER 3 in Nintendo Power
- Automatic MOTHER 3 translator
- EarthBound characters interviewed!
- Mr. Saturn at the beach
- MOTHER 3 in French Nintendo magazine
- Cool MOTHER 3 medley
- Jeff fixed a little text bug in the original MOTHER 3
- Music video – Because You Were There ~Eight Melodies~
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
Remember those rare EarthBound pogs from last week? Despite their rarity, they sold for only $46. I’m actually kind of glad, because it seems like EarthBound fans have a reputation for buying stuff on eBay for way too much. That’s why I plan to (someday) put together a comprehensive pricing guide for EarthBound merch, so that people won’t wind up spending a ton more than they should. Just gotta find time for it now though…
Anyway, a couple things of interest popped up on eBay this week, so check it out.Remember that you can check to see what EarthBound/MOTHER stuff is currently on eBay at any time here!
- Unopened Courage Badge with bonus drawing and free shipping
- Giant Mr. Saturn plushie
- And another giant Mr. Saturn plushie!
- EarthBound Player’s Guide w/ free shipping – Hardly ever used, adult, smoke-free home!
- EarthBound + Player’s Guide, pretty decent deal
- MOTHER 1+2 and MOTHER 3 combo set
- Copy of MOTHER 2 for only $8.99!
- EarthBound – complete in box
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- Complete set of MOTHER 1+2 cleaners – these are really rare by themselves – a COMPLETE set of UNOPENED ones is insane 😯 I’ve never, ever seen a complete set until today.
- MOTHER 1 and MOTHER 2 novel combo set
- Super rare MOTHER 2 store poster featuing Takuya Kimura!
I never noticed this before, but there are two separate pages for EarthBound on Amazon:
I wonder what the difference is and why there are two pages to begin with.
- Debate! Giygas is the Hands-down Most Disturbing Boss In a Non-Horror Video Game
- Fan Translations
- The Top 10 Most Disturbing Video Game Bosses – pretty poorly-researched article though
- Update to EB++ hacking tool
- Porky’s Game
- Heroes of MOTHER 3
- The Chosen Four comic updated
- M2: Harmony comic updated
- An Extra with Nothing to Say
- Of Pigs and Masks
- Name comic series updated
- Sebastian’s comic contest
- MOTHER-themed cursors
I’m 80, 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
- Itoi says he likes to walk through parks and places like that a lot, and one thing he’s noticed is that benches are different from the old days – they’re now shaped all weird to make them unsuitable for sleeping on. Rather than say, “Hey, you! No sleeping on the benches!”, they’ve resorted to making the benches give that message themselves.
- As I pointed out a while back, Itoi used to host educational shows for NHK, which is like Japan’s version of PBS here in the States. Anyway, they’ve been reairing these shows recently, and Itoi is kind of embarrassed. He was only 30 at the time, and part of his job was trying to tell children how things are when you’re grown up, except now that he looks back, he thinks he was barely grown up himself, or at least had very little experience as a grownup at the time.
This next week I’m just gonna continue to go through the backlog of submissions. There are about 100 things in there 😯
Someone should make a hack of Pac-man and make it EarthBound-themed.
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23 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #30
- BoaTransistor: I got the Memories cover this year. In my factual opinion, it is the best-looking EarthBound cover they’ve released yet.
- Globulous: I picked up the Memories cover and planner while I was in Japan, it should be interesting to note that the pocket on the back of the...
- RalahTama: This thread is bad, I’m making it about Talah Rama now. My favorite thing about Talah Rama is his wise, knowing eyes. What’s...
- Anonymous: @adex SJW much?
- .: I once bought Metroid: Other M for $5 at Best Buy in the bargain bin. It wasn’t the greatest Metroid ever, but for $5 it was a great game!