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December 23rd, 2018 | Misc. | 20 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but today marks the 10th anniversary of when I started this EarthBound blog. I remember it like it was yesterday – I remember drinking lots of weird smelling coffee, I remember what translation job I was working on, I remember looking around online for layout ideas, etc. And now it’s 10 years later 😯 A lot of EarthBound stuff has happened over the past 10...Read More »

 

October 25th, 2018 | MOTHER 2, Uncommon Knowledge, 日本語 | 13 Comments

There’s a show about video games in Japan called Yusha AAAA. A few weeks ago, Mato & I happened to catch an episode centered around MOTHER 2. There were five people invited to the show, three of which were real MOTHER 2 fans. The other two were lying. Could the hosts figure out who was who based on their answers? I gave them numbers to make it easier. Question 1: What’s your favori...Read More »

 

October 17th, 2018 | EarthBound 64, Interviews, Itoi, MOTHER 3, Rumors, Uncommon Knowledge | 6 Comments

Today is the 10th anniversary of the MOTHER 3 fan translation. To commemorate, Mato wrote a huge article documenting the cycle of hope, hype, and disappointment that surrounds the demand for an official MOTHER 3 translation from Nintendo. Some fans have been on this rollercoaster ride for 23 years and counting. For older fans, this article is a strange, funny, and heartrending trip down memory la...Read More »

 

October 8th, 2018 | EarthBound, Fan Games, Hacking | 7 Comments

Look out! It’s the Haunted Hoopster! Wanna experience EarthBound in a totally new and weird way? pickfifteen recently released an updated version of the EarthBound Randomizer. The URL’s easy to remember, too! It’s earthbound.app There are 3 modes to choose from: Normal, Keysanity, and Ancient Caves. “Normal” is the vanilla game with many things randomized, like gift c...Read More »

 

September 8th, 2018 | EarthBound, Merchandise | Comments Off on Grab an EB Calendar via the Batter’s Almanac Kickstarter

A group of EarthBound fans and friends recently got together to design and produce a 2019 calendar filled with EarthBoundy goodness. Called the Batter’s Almanac, it’s… already funded on Kickstarter! And it only launched yesterday. 😮 The Batter’s Almanac not only features gorgeous artwork for each month, it also lists dates and holidays that EarthBound fans care about. S...Read More »

 

August 20th, 2018 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 7 Comments

It’s that time of year again! Shigesato Itoi’s website, Hobonichi, is getting ready to release their signature planners for 2019. Continuing the trend of the past few years, there’re some EarthBound-themed covers to choose from: #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; ...Read More »

 

August 14th, 2018 | EarthBound, Smash Bros. | 2 Comments

The SSB Ultimate Direct last week surprised everyone with new characters from the Castlevania, Metroid, and Donkey Kong series, along with a deluge of other news. Did you miss it? Watch it all here: In EarthBound news, the Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom is an item now! And it does exactly what you’d expect — it reverses people’s controls >:) I’m looking forward to using ...Read More »

 

August 8th, 2018 | EarthBound, Videos | 7 Comments

EarthBound? More like NOT bound… to Earth. 14-year-old Ronnie Doyle and a group of high school kids from Earth to Sky Calculus recently launched a copy of EarthBound from California to the edge of space with a helium balloon. You can watch the game’s amazing journey in this video: This was thanks to Ronnie’s grandfather, who made a donation to the Earth to Sky Calculus group and...Read More »

 

July 31st, 2018 | EarthBound, Hacking, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 10 Comments

A YouTuber named Chaz recently conducted a full-scale investigation to figure out why the Mole Playing Rough in Dusty Dunes Desert appears where it does 100% of the time. He dove deep into EarthBound’s complicated code and explained everything in this easy-to-understand video: The video also contains information on the Shattered Man and Invisible Man glitches, random vs scripted battles, an...Read More »

 

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