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July 12th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up

It’s been 26 weeks since I started EarthBound Central – that’s half a year. Pretty impressed with myself, I thought it’d be tough to keep a daily EarthBound blog running for so long. It seems like it’s just the opposite now – there’s so much stuff going on and news that people send in that I often have trouble finding enough time in the day to post about them.

Anyway, here’s hoping there’ll be another good 26 weeks to come 😀

All that aside, let’s look at what happened this past week!

Site News

  • MOTHER 3 version 1.1 patch is ready, just waiting on the patcher program to be updated now before I release it.
  • MOTHER 1+2 patch is still very slow going. I’m still in the text-editing phase. I wish I had the time and energy I had when working on the MOTHER 3 translation, but I think that well has run dry. I’ll probably have an update about the project within the next week or two.

EarthBound News

Cool Auctions & Merchandise

I noticed this week that there was a marked absense of ANY MOTHER 2 cartridges. It’s like they all disappeared or someone bought them all or something. How odd.

Anyway, here’s some interesting EarthBound merchandise that’s currently being sold. Remember that you can check to see what EarthBound/MOTHER stuff is currently on eBay at any time here!

And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:

And stuff on Amazon:

Community News

I’m an old man, so I can’t possibly keep up with every single thing that happens in the EarthBound community, so if you’ve done something cool or if you know of something cool that belongs here, let me know!

What’s Up With Itoi

  • This week, Itoi talked about how when he was younger, he liked to open windows whenever he was in a building or in a car, because he felt like the outside air was nice and refreshing. But nowadays he doesn’t have that feeling very much anymore. In fact, it’s not uncommon for modern buildings in Japan to have many windows that don’t open at all. Same with cars.
  • Itoi also talked about how that as you grow older and older, T-shirts tend to suit people less and less, at least from his personal experience. I can see that being true, with occasional exceptions I’m sure.

Upcoming Stuff

I don’t really have anything planned at the moment, so this next week will probably mostly be things from the update queue that I still haven’t gotten to yet. The queue is pretty big, too. What usually happens is that I have these cool updates I want to post, but by the time I’m done with work I’m so tired that I go with the easier updates. So there’s still plenty of really cool things in the queue that I haven’t gotten to yet.


One thing I like about EarthBound was the coffee/tea scene. Has any other game done something along those lines, before or after EarthBound? I wonder what influenced or inspired Itoi to create those.


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5 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #26

Xi said on Jul. 12, 2009

If I was running a t-shirt store, I’d probably keep thoughts on t-shirts not suiting someone a secret.

MO7 said on Jul. 12, 2009

I love that animal crossing picture! I need to look into doing that, it’ll be AWESOME!

Elobo said on Jul. 12, 2009

I picked up a complete Mother 2 on Ebay.ca relatively cheap this week (a day or two ago). Shipper not in Canada, surprised it didn’t have a US listing.

J said on Jul. 13, 2009

I totally agree with Xi haha

I wonder what the next stage of outfit is… tracksuits?

sammy said on Jul. 13, 2009

I think plain tshirts suit everyone.


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