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November 24th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 22 Comments

The crazy idea I had for years is finally real: I wrote a book about EarthBound’s localization, and it released yesterday! If you’ve visited my old MOTHER 2/EarthBound comparison site in the past, you know a lot of work into it. Even so, I threw almost everything out and started from scratch this time, researching new topics, discovering new things, and interviewing key people. The re...Read More »


March 2nd, 2016 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 31 Comments

A couple months ago I released my very first Legends of Localization book – in it, I explore the localization for the original Zelda game, as well as related merchandise, marketing differences, and more. If you’re a Zelda fan, a retro gaming fan, or even just someone interested in obscure game trivia, it’s right up your alley. (BTW, if you request it in the order comments Poe and...Read More »


January 18th, 2014 | EarthBound | 13 Comments

During the EarthBound Bash, Marcus Lindblom mentioned to me that he had wanted to write a book about his experiences working on EarthBound’s localization back in the day, but that Nintendo basically said no and killed the idea. Well, Polygon has a new article that goes into a little more depth on the subject, check it out here. One of these days/years I finally hope to release a book versio...Read More »


January 15th, 2014 | EarthBound | 14 Comments

Boss Fight Books has released its EarthBound book today! This was a project that was announced a while back, so if you haven’t heard about it, here’s a description of the book: An RPG for the Super NES that flopped when it first arrived in the U.S., EarthBound grew in fan support and critical acclaim over the years, eventually becoming the All-Time Favorite Game of thousands, among t...Read More »


June 7th, 2013 | EarthBound | 29 Comments

There’s a new-ish Kickstarter project that might be up your alley if you’re into literature about games: Boss Fight Books. It looks like the Kickstarter is already funded, and the first book that’s set to be released is about EarthBound! Here’s the description about it: Book #1: Earthbound by Ken Baumann There is no better title with which to start a video game series than ...Read More »


March 24th, 2013 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 10 Comments

If you missed the MOTHER 2 stream I did with Reid and the Starmen.Net/Fangamer gang earlier this week, at one point we were all discussing how we first discovered the game. Someone in the chat had a really interesting story about EarthBound and allergies, so I asked him to e-mail me the story. And here it is! I’m James Montagna from WayForward. saberlily said I should email you my story: My...Read More »


March 11th, 2013 | Images, MOTHER 3 | 14 Comments

A while back someone (I forget who, sorry!) sent me a picture of a book that mentioned the MOTHER 3 fan translation. The translation happened so long ago that it feels like another lifetime to me, and it makes it even stranger whenever I see it mentioned in print media: It’s not without its mistakes, though – I did a huge portion of the reprogramming too, for example, not just the tra...Read More »


October 26th, 2010 | EarthBound | 11 Comments

Good ol’ Chewy has been diligently working on translating the official MOTHER 2 novel into English for the past couple months – if you’ve forgotten or didn’t know about it, check out her site here. Anyway, at last she’s gotten through the entire novel – which, coming from a fellow translator, is a really huge accomplishment, especially for something done in her...Read More »


April 28th, 2010 | EarthBound, Events | 20 Comments

Super EarthBound fan Chewy recently e-mailed me about her translating the MOTHER 2 novel during Golden Week in Japan. Here’s what she says: As some of you know, this week is Golden Week in Japan. The entire country puts down its tools and enters what is basically a week-long national holiday. What this means is that I can’t fly home to America for anything less than $2,500, and that any t...Read More »


February 5th, 2010 | EarthBound, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 5 Comments

I covered this topic before in this update debunking a myth about the “demon baby” story in EarthBound, but fellow EarthBound fan and translator Chewy recently posted an article giving some more info about the subject and the book “Let’s Meet in a Dream”. Check out her article here! ...Read More »


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