August 30th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
A surprising week this week – I was expecting it to be a little quieter than usual. Instead we get MOTHER 3 lookalike games on the DS, the EB Anthology released to the public, EarthBound Zero prototypes for sale, and more.
I know not everyone keeps up with all this stuff though, so let’s take a quick look at what’s happened this past week:
- September is coming up, which means new automatic site design. It feels like we’ve been in Dalaam forever.
- Been slacking on MOTHER 1+2, mostly because I’m working on stuff that’s more important at the moment.
- Passed the two million hits mark this past week.
- Here are a bunch of EarthBound Central banners that people made!
- EarthBound Zero prototype for sale!
- EarthBound Anthology released online
- Fantasy Life looks like MOTHER 3, is made by Brownie Brown, and will have Nobuo Uematsu music
- List of arcades with MOTHER 3 Mr. Saturn plushies was released
- ZorkBound text adventure hack of EarthBound
- LucasTizma spent a crapload of money on MOTHER series stuff 😯
- EarthBound released for the PC???
- EarthBound, My Best Friend
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
Here’s some cool stuff that popped up on eBay this week.Remember that you can check to see what EarthBound/MOTHER stuff is currently on eBay at any time here!
- EarthBound Zero Prototype – ultra rare, only two known to exist in public circulation!
- Jeff & Dr. Andonuts T-shirt
- Escargo Express messenger bag
- MOTHER 1, 2, and 3 doujinshi: “Hello and Goodbye” – looks pretty cool
- Official MOTHER 3 strategy guide
- Huge lot of SNES games + EarthBound
- EarthBound in-store display box – relatively rare
- EarthBound + Box
- EarthBound Player’s Guide for $45 buy-it-now! – great price
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- Rare MOTHER 2 ad flier for a reasonable price
- Full set of rare MOTHER 1+2 keychains including Mr. Saturn
- MOTHER 3 Mr. Saturn plushie
- Official MOTHER Encyclopedia
Here’s some stuff on Amazon:
- Up above I linked to a cheap EarthBound Player’s Guide on eBay and said it was a great price. That’s because they sometimes sell for $100 😯
- MOTHER 1+2 Soundtrack CD for only $26!
- EarthBound Anthology, En Línea
- Your All-Access Pass To Onett
- Lessons Learned from a Replay of Earthbound
- Earthbound Anthology now Online
- The 10 Best Video Game Levels of Them ALL!
- Some Smash Bros. Brawl stuff with captions
- EB’9X shirts now available on Fangamer.net
- MOTHER 3 in Spanish: Lighter and Fuel
- Me Time Is Free Time
- The Chosen Four comic updated
I’m running at 88 mph, 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
- This week, Itoi talked about how when he was young, he wanted to become a manga artist. He would draw a lot and work really hard at it, and he even made two manga books during college that weren’t very interesting. If he could, he would go back and tell his younger self that he should keep looking harder for what he REALLY wants to do, because it’s a part of manga but not manga itself. The answer being writing of course.
- He also talked about how apparently the number of company presidents in Japan is the same as the number of high school students in Japan, somwhere around 3.5 million. Of course, most of those companies are very small, but it was still interesting to read about.
Nothing planned at this time, we’ll just play it by ear.
I have so little time for MOTHER 1+2 that I might get a group of people together to help me out with it soon.
Also, Ness has a red hat. I don’t. Do you?
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