M2 vs. EarthBound: Giygas
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Alex sent me this e-mail recently about the Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U strategy guide: Hi. I was looking at my new game guide and noticed that they misspelled Giygas. They spelt it “Gigas”. Not sure if this is news worthy, but I just wanted to get it out there. No big deal. And here’s a look at the page in question: And, as you probably know, his name is supposed to be “...Read More »
A while back, Buck Fever sent me this: So I was looking at images of Giygas from the final battle of EarthBound and I noticed that the main image of the screaming skull thing looked odd, so I rotated it 180 degrees and I noticed a similarity between the image and Giygas/Giegue’s sprite in MOTHER: My friend Dan, SgtTyrefell on twitter, went in and tinkered with the image, removing excess ...Read More »
Shigesato Itoi’s company’s biggest success is its planners, and one of the many features these planners have is a daily-or-so quote, usually from an interview or something. Anyway, the other day featured a quote from Itoi talking about MOTHER games! Mother’s protagonist is just an average kid, so fleshing out his enemies and the opposition was important in making him a great her...Read More »
Every once in a while I like to share EarthBound stuff that Fangamer has, and here are a few EarthBound-themed shirts that might interest you! Devastation This shirt is designed by Nina Matsumoto, who’s done so many bazillion awesome things that I’m not even sure where to start listing them from! Besides stuff like her manga work, her Simpsons work, and her Last Airbender work, you mi...Read More »
Slab Lab sent this in a little while back: My friend and I cosplayed as Ness and Pokey to Ikki-Con recently. We hand-made pretty much all of it except for our shoes. We where hoping win in the cosplay contest, but didn’t. Still, our costumes seemed to get everyone at the convention pretty excited, so I thought maybe you would like to see them also. Those are some really good costumes, and h...Read More »
Gabriel sent me this e-mail a while back: Hey mato, I don’t know if this really counts as a reference. There’s an enemy on Dragon Quest X called “Giigu Hammer” Could just be a weird way to spell “Giga Hammer”, but I believe the word “ギーグ” is unusual, weird and I think most japanese players will innevitably think about Gyiyg when reading that n...Read More »
If you’ve ever wanted a Giygas of your own, now you can make one out of paper, thanks to Squeezycheesecake! And here’s a video showing it being put together: You can check out many other EarthBound/MOTHER series papercrafts here! ...Read More »
Good ol’ Jason Schreier from Kotaku recently had an interview with good ol’ Marcus Lindblom, who was the localization director for EarthBound. As always, Marcus provides lots of really fascinating and interesting info about the project – check out the interview here! I think long-time readers might like what he has to say about the Giygas fetus theory too: “I think that th...Read More »
In EarthBound Zero, Giegue/Giygas/Gyiyg is defeated when you sing a song to him. This got me thinking – what songs in real life bring me pain whenever I hear them? I know there are some, but I can’t think of any at the moment. So now I ask you! What songs in real life cause you pain whenever you hear them? Share your pain! ...Read More »
A bunch of people sent in news about this yesterday. Here’s how Furball200x explains it: Okay, so there’s this video series on youtube called Lore, and what it is is they have popular gaming-related internet personalities describe the backstory lore to a video game that interests in them in a minute. So here it is: Earthbound Lore in a Minute Featuring Chuggaaconroy. Chuggaaconroy basical...Read More »
- DJ: From what I’ve gathered I’m pretty sure he still writes copy, so they’re an ad company.
- cosmodos: What does his company even do? Is it actually lucrative? From what I can gather (not knowing Japanese), it’s just his blog, and he...
- Jason: http://www.ipokiso.com/company /2017/hobonichi.html The anticipated price per share is 2,300 yen. As for those wishing to purchase a share...
- Leeaux: Hey I just saw this! Really interesting watch to. Lots of little fun facts.
- Mary: The “behind the scenes” video on how the Ness animation was made is great too. The animators channel is A + Start.