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November 14th, 2016 | EarthBound, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge | 10 Comments

I’ve been going through lots of old game magazines lately for my Legends of Localization work, and there’s a lot of old MOTHER 2 info in there. I cover a lot of it in my EarthBound book but here’s something that I found in a magazine I got last week: (Click for larger pic) This was from April 1994, about four months before MOTHER 2 was on store shelves. Almost every screenshot h...Read More »

 

July 9th, 2015 | MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 14 Comments

A fellow named RandomAnon sent me an interesting e-mail recently – probably the earliest-known English review or mention of MOTHER 1 has been unearthed! So, this might not be worthy of being featured on EBC, but I thought it was really cool nonetheless. So there was a thread on 4chan’s retro games board about old-video game related Usenet (now Google Groups) posts and one anon found th...Read More »

 

January 1st, 2015 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3, Videos | 2 Comments

After a few weeks away I’m back and have a huge pile of things I need to update about 😯 First, though, is a set of videos published on Double Fine’s YouTube account about each of the games in the MOTHER series: “Programmer on Costume Quest 2 and Mother superfan Ben Burbank shows off selected scenes from the entire trilogy and explains the complicated history of this beloved cu...Read More »

 

June 18th, 2014 | EarthBound 64 | 2 Comments

Here’s something I’ve never seen before – EarthBound mentioned in the employee sales binder thing that listed games available during the holiday season of 1995: It’s not much, but EarthBound’s mentioned in there and it uses a sketched version of that swooshy Earth logo – something I’ve never seen before. And come to think of it, I think PoeTrader and I mi...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 »

 

May 3rd, 2014 | EarthBound, Videos | 15 Comments

Everyone knows about this promo video for EarthBound that ran in stores back in the day: But another one has recently emerged – one that I’ve never seen before! This one was apparently played on kiosks in stores too: This is definitely an improvement over the first video, although with everything EarthBound has to offer it seems silly that they emphasize that it has “More than ...Read More »

 

March 8th, 2014 | EarthBound, Itoi, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 6 Comments

A while back, an EarthBound fan from Chile e-mailed me about a video project: Dear Tomato: My name is Tomi and I’m from Chile. Sorry if my english is not the best, but you know, spanish is my main language, haha. Well. Me and some friends, we have a project, a youtube channel called Low Definition. Our last project inside this channel is “Creadores” (Creators), and is about game...Read More »

 

March 1st, 2014 | EarthBound, Itoi, MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 16 Comments

A new Did You Know Gaming video was just released, and this episode is about EarthBound! This episode also features chuggaaconroy, who has helped introduce so many people to the MOTHER/EarthBound games that it still boggles my mind 😛 There’s a part 2 to this video too! See it here! So much of the info here is scattered across my hundreds (thousands?) of EarthBound Central posts, so IR...Read More »

 

November 13th, 2013 | EarthBound, Itoi, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3 | 5 Comments

Last week or so I posted about French EarthBound fans banding together to get a big French video game site to cover the MOTHER series. After posting it, I received another e-mail from a French-speaking fan named Iwant. Rather than try to summarize it myself, it’s probably just easier to paste it here to keep the full details intact: Hi! I’m Iwant, the guy who once mailed you about samp...Read More »

 

August 24th, 2013 | EarthBound, Interviews | 28 Comments

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 »

 

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