Satoru Iwata Passes Away
December 31st, 2009 | Misc.
It’s the last day of the year, so I thought this would be a good time to look back at the past year real quick before we plunge into the upcoming decade which is sure to have hoverboards and flying cars and pickle monsters.
I checked, and there’ve been 611 posts here in the past year, that’s a whole lot of EarthBound 😯 And out of those 611, here are the ten most popular EarthBound Central posts of the year:
#1: EarthBound & Legal Issues
Inside sources say that EarthBound probably won’t hit the Wii Virtual Console because the legal department wants changes made to stuff, but the guys in Japan don’t want to. Here are some of the possible legal issues surrounding the game.
#2: MOTHER 1+2 Translation Update 4
In general the updates about the MOTHER 1+2 translation have been popular, and this one happened to amass the most comments. Right now I have almost no free time so the project has hit a standstill, but I’ll post more details about the project sometime.
|#3: EarthBound Baby Names
Polls, by their very nature, tend to get a lot of comments, and this was the most popular poll this year. I figured that since some big Final Fantasy fans named their kid Sephiroth, I wonder what big EarthBound fans might do.
|#4: A New EarthBound Game?
Probably one of the most hope-inducing things this year was a screenshot in a Japanese magazine that looked exactly like a MOTHER game. It turned out to be something else that copied the graphical style, but it was still an interesting few weeks.
|#5: EarthBound Sucks
I came across an very old review of EarthBound that someone posted online. I’ll be the first to admit EarthBound isn’t perfect, but I’ve rarely seen a review this funny-bad 😛
|#6: Battle of the MOTHER Bands!
Another popular poll, this one was about which band in the MOTHER series was best. Pretty straightforward and got a lot of people talking.
|#7: Possible New EarthBound, Part 2
This was a follow-up to the “A New EarthBound Game?” update. A clearer screenshot showed up online and this time it was obvious the game used a MOTHER-inspired graphical style. The screenshot made the rounds and garnered a lot of discussion.
|#8: MOTHER Music Mayhem!
Another poll, this one was about the signature songs for each game in the MOTHER series.
#9: Playing EarthBound Zero
After getting stuck in part of MOTHER 1+2, I made a small post about how I always stop at a certain point in the game. I didn’t expect it to receive much attention, but instead it got people talking a lot.
|#10: EarthBound Music Similarities
A few days before the EarthBound on Virtual Console stuff, I posted this article showing just a few music similarities. People link to this article a lot instead of the EB on VC one for some reason. I considered taking it down and auto-redirecting to the EB on VC article, but I’m lazy. It’s still pretty neat stuff, though!
I also planned on making a list of all the posts from this year that I thought were especially good, but by the time I got to the April posts I already had like several dozen on my list, so I decided not to do that 😛 Instead, I think it’d be neat to ask you guys what YOUR favorite posts. So here we go!
What were your favorite posts of the year for each of these categories?
- Latest News
- Pics & Images
- General Information
Also, if you have some free time, why not look through older posts from this year? There’s a lot of stuff in there that even I’VE forgotten about!
Running this site for the past year has been fun, and it’s also been a lot more work than I expected. People seem to like it though, so I keep at it. I’m getting busier by the day it seems, so I might change things up a bit this next year, possibly with guest authors or some sort of community news system, I’m not sure yet. But I think 2010 will be cool.
Happy commemoration of the end of one cycle of our planet’s revolution around our stellar body of closest proximity and the commencement of another!
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23 Comments to Looking Back at EB Central 2009
- poptart: was really hoping for a Earthboundified Wisdom of the World on his channel. :\ is he working on the EB0 snes remake? because he’s...
- Ben: I made a level based on the first sanctuary area in Earthbound, the cave leading up to Giant Step. Complete with Titanic Ant boss!...
- SteveNYC: Don’t post here that often but I love this site and love this game and love this recap. Thanks for sharing!
- leo: just uploaded a MOTHER2 themed course. it goes through selected scenes of the game which you’ll hopefully recognize. C291-0000-006F-5F04...
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