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March 18th, 2013 | EarthBound, Misc.

Back when MOTHER 1+2 was released ten years ago, by sheer luck Reid came by to visit me the day my copy of the game arrived. We played it for a bit, chatted about the future of Starmen.Net, and stuff like that. It was a lot of fun, so now that MOTHER 2 is being released again (and since I have a Japanese Wii U), Reid and I are planning another simple get-together, except this time we’ll be streaming it live!

The game is supposed to be available at midnight on the 20th in Japan, which, if my calculations are correct, is 8:00 AM on Tuesday for us Arizona folks. So right now the plan is that we’ll download and play the game starting at 8:00 AM tomorrow. I *think* that equates to 11:00 AM on the east coast and 8:00 AM on the west coast, but let me know if I’m wrong!

Of course, things could go awry – maybe the game won’t be released at the exact time as Nintendo says, or maybe something will come up, or maybe there’ll be technical issues. But if you’re interested, check back here tomorrow morning and see what’s up!

EDIT: Since I’m not the guy in charge of the stream I can’t say for sure where it’s going to be hosted, but I’m fairly certain it’ll just be the regular old Fangamer Twitch.tv channel. I’ll post link info once I know for sure, which will probably be closer to the air time.

Update: The stream is over now, you can read a synposis here.


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19 Comments to Gonna Stream the VC MOTHER 2!

Stuffgamer1 said on Mar. 18, 2013

Arizona doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time, right? That might mess up your time estimate…

resetsurvivor said on Mar. 18, 2013

Sounds like fun! Too bad I’ll be working .. where do you plan on streaming it? Maybe I’ll burn up my phone battery and watch at work.

Anonymous said on Mar. 18, 2013

Will you be recording this as well? I will be at work for most of the stream unfortunately 🙁

Mato said on Mar. 18, 2013

I think it might be on the Fangamer Twitch.tv channel. I don’t really know about this stuff, so I’ll post the details as I find them out. Again, it’s such an impromptu thing that it might fall apart at the last second, but I hope not.

misterdigi35 said on Mar. 18, 2013

I think you got it right. I’m in Los Angeles and we curently have the same time as you guys in Arizona. My folks live in Eastern Standard and they are always 3 hours ahead so 11am would be correct.

misterdigi35 said on Mar. 18, 2013

stuffgamer. you’re right about AZ not observing Daylight savings. but it only makes a difference when other states are not in daylight savings mode.

kevinchai said on Mar. 18, 2013

Cool, I’ll be there bright and early.

Stuffgamer1 said on Mar. 18, 2013

When they’re NOT in DST? But that would technically mean that Arizona always has DST ON…that’s a silly way to do things. 😛

The Great Morgil said on Mar. 18, 2013

A quick check on google shows me that 8AM in Arizona equates to 10AM in Wisconsin were i am. I don’t have to work tomorrow, so i should be able to watch some of this, though an archived version to watch later would still be appreciated. I may miss the beginning of the stream, depending on what time i get up in the morning and whether or not it starts on time.

Also, can we get a quick link to where the stream will likely be posted?

Stuffgamer1 said on Mar. 18, 2013

Well, I used a time zone converter to learn that I’m three hours ahead of Phoenix…but that’s because I’m on Eastern Daylight Time and they’re on Mountain STANDARD Time. So basically, Mato correctly accounted for the Standard/Daylight difference in the first place.

HpBoost said on Mar. 18, 2013

Awesome! I’ll tune in for a bit before I leave for work!

Ness1985 said on Mar. 18, 2013

Sounds cool, I would love to see the changes if there is any. Where is this going to be stream? If anyone has that information please post it here, thx in advance!

Prayer For Safety said on Mar. 18, 2013

I’m definately excited to see something like this happen, and it will be interesting to see everyones live reaction when the game gets to the parts where the changes would be needed.

DelectaBit said on Mar. 18, 2013

Oh man I’m so excited to see this stream! I’ll definitely be there!

TyBlood13 said on Mar. 19, 2013

Wish I could watch, but I have school.

PSY (PsiReaper) said on Mar. 19, 2013

Darn, I’ll be having classes during the stream…or waking up in the process…blargh..

G.Wicks said on Mar. 20, 2013

So let me get this straight… even though you’re in Arizona, you could still download MOTHER 2 because you have a Japanese Wii U? You can download it in arizona? That’s amazing.

Hmmm…. how can I trick my WiiU into thinking it’s Japanese….. 😉

PSIpunky said on Mar. 20, 2013

I’m pretty sure the Wii U from Japan will connect to the servers from Japan.

Anyway, all of this week has been exciting and fun to watch. The wait continues.

Mato said on Mar. 20, 2013

Yeah, luckily it doesn’t matter where you are, it just matters that you have a Japanese Wii U. My main worry was how to get eShop points on there, but luckily I was able to use my American credit card just fine. It’s not always so easy to use American credit cards for Japanese stuff, so that was a big relief.


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