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July 26th, 2014 | EarthBound, Videos | 14 Comments

Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation is known for his love of EarthBound, and after all this time he’s finally made a video about the game! You can see it here: The Escapist : Zero Punctuation : ...Read More »

 

July 22nd, 2014 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1 | 29 Comments

H.S has posted some new screenshots from the upcoming hack that recreated MOTHER 1 using the EarthBound ROM, and they’re looking really good! These ones showcase some of the enemies as they’ll appear in their proper areas of the game! Amazing stuff, as always! If you’d like to keep up with the project’s progress, follow the forum thread here! ...Read More »

 

July 20th, 2014 | EarthBound | 16 Comments

The newest rewards for Club Nintendo were recently announced, and this time they’re digital-only goodies. And Nintendo has made EarthBound one of those rewards! I’ve never really participated in the Club Nintendo stuff so I don’t know much about the difference between Gold and Platinum levels and all that. All I know is that a lot of fans seem upset that the rewards are digital-...Read More »

 

July 19th, 2014 | EarthBound, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Marcus Lindblom has updated his project’s site with some more EarthBound memories and inside information! First up, he discusses a lot of the changes in the game, including the reasoning behind the bar-to-cafe change, the creation of the English Mr. Saturn font, those weird little extra lights on Dr. Andonuts’ lab, and more! Read his comments on these topics here! More recently, Marc...Read More »

 

July 13th, 2014 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 28 Comments

Some new official MOTHER 2 merchandise was recently announced – five different “Stand Figures” that are being released later this year! The figures include: Ness Paula Jeff Poo Mr. Saturn They’re apparently large in size (2 to 2.5 inches in height it sounds like) and come with the MOTHER 2 logo on their stands. They’re meant to celebrate MOTHER 2′s 20th anniv...Read More »

 

July 6th, 2014 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 4 Comments

EarthBound’s head localizer, Marcus Lindblom has begun to share some of his thoughts and experiences working on EarthBound! He has two posts up in the “updates” section of his game’s Kickstarter: A quick introduction His brush with the dangerous and partial real-life inspiration for the Happy Happyists Marcus has more articles planned for the coming days and weeks, so kee...Read More »

 

July 2nd, 2014 | EarthBound, Events, MOTHER 3 | 17 Comments

(Marcus holds Pokey one last time before bashing him into pieces) Good ol’ Marcus Lindblom is still up to his gaming antics – it’s been like almost 20 years since he worked on EarthBound’s localization but he’s still in the industry! He has his own game company now, Carried Away Games, and he’s just put up a Kickstarter for his latest creation, The Robot Apocaly...Read More »

 

June 23rd, 2014 | EarthBound, Images | 10 Comments

tan sent this to me a while back: Not sure if this has been pointed out before, but in the movie “Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels” there is shot with a game box for “Father 5″. Maybe not that exciting, but I still thought it was pretty cool!? Yep, looks like a “FATHER 5″ box but reversed or something! This sort of parody seems to be pr...Read More »

 

June 9th, 2014 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 5 Comments

A while back on Twitter, ChronoMoogle shared this scan of an old MOTHER 2 preview in an early 1993 issue of Hippon Super: And here’s a quick translation of what it says: Is Nintendo’s Eagerly-Awaited New Game Nearing a Release Date? SFC MOTHER 2: Gyiyg’s Counterattack *Nintendo *Release Date TBA *Price TBA It’s been half a year since screenshots of MOTHER 2 were released. ...Read More »

 

June 5th, 2014 | EarthBound, Itoi, Merchandise, MOTHER 3 | 13 Comments

Besides the Hobonichi Techo planners, Shigesato Itoi’s company also makes a popular brand of Japanese “belly warmers” in Japan. In fact, it sounds like his company is largely responsible for its renewed popularity in Japan. Anyway, I don’t know much about Japanese belly warmers, except that they’re supposedly really good at regulating body temperature, so they’...Read More »

 

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