MOTHER 3 Analysis at GDC
Archive for 2011
Evan sent this in the other day: Greetings, Mato! A local band a few towns over from me called Lost Woods just released their debut EP. They do rock covers of video game tunes, and I’ve been following them for a while. I suggested they cover some EarthBound tunes, and as luck would have it, they covered Snowman and Mother Earth from the MOTHER series, and they’re awesome! One can down...Read More »
A few weeks ago LucasTizma was telling me about some vector graphics he was working on for some sort of MOTHER-related project. I just recently found out what it was: For Christmas, I had some custom MOTHER items hand crafted for me. I got a sweet messenger bag, a MacBook Air sleeve, and an iPad sleeve. I think it turned out really well! The guy did a great job with the embroidery. Anyway, just wa...Read More »
Travis sent this to me the other day, check it out: Through travel, birthdays, dating, engagement, marriage and now the expectation of a child- Earthbound keeps being brought to the surface in my life. In fact almost every month of 2011 I received some sort of Earthbound reminder. People who didn’t previously know about the Mother series are now aware of it because they know that I like it. ...Read More »
Esther Zinn recently sent this in: I was one of the unlucky people who didn’t win the Earthbound poster a couple of weeks ago (lol.) So I decided to contact Adam Shub, an artist who specializes in creating paintings of retro video game scenes to paint my cat and I waiting outside of the Chaos Theater for tickets, because that’s my favorite area of the game. Adam, who is also just as mu...Read More »
A couple years ago, ardwickofonett – who’s done some great EarthBound Flash animations in the past – made a video called “The Minch Who Stole Christmas”. Since it’s almost Christmas now, it seemed like a good time to post it, for those who missed it all those years ago! There was going to be acting originally but then time ran out. I dunno, I kind of like it wi...Read More »
After you defeat Giygas in EarthBound, you’re free to explore the world and see how it’s been changed. There are so many changes though that many players don’t get to see them all – so here’s a handy video courtesy of Ikariamology showcasing most of them! It looks like chuggaaconroy’s ending FAQ is being used as the base here. I seem to recall when working on t...Read More »
Keno sent this in the other day: I was playing EarthBound yesterday and I thought it’d be cool to have an EB-related ringtone. So I recorded the audio of the game when Ness uses PSI Rockin beta (my favorite attack, sound-wise) to defeat an enemy and made it an mp3! Maybe you could share it with others here on EBCentral; I’d hate to be the only person with such a cool ringtone. (The sou...Read More »
A little while back Shigesato Itoi, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Satoru Iwata had another one of their discussions about games, creativity, and all that stuff for another installment of “Iwata Asks”. This one is meant to be about the new Zelda Skyward Sword game, but it applies to stuff in general more than anything. You can check out the discussion in English here. Thanks to Gill for the ti...Read More »
- Dr.x: Thanks. I’ll do that Crav.
- ohgreat: @justin k no, do not do that. Sending a virtual machine with commercial software installed is illegal if you are not authorized to do so.
- Crav: Dr. X, if you’re in chapter 7, just check your ship’s console next to Zarbol. Niiue made it available as soon as you came back.
- Ejruss25: Ah, I remember this game. I distinctly remember being profoundly disturbed by it towards the end. It does a very excellent job of keeping...
- Dr.x: I had fun just reading the pictures just now.