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December 23rd, 2018 | Misc.

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 years, and it’s always been fun sharing it with fellow fans. Today, there’s actually more stuff than ever going on, so much so that it’s hard for me to keep track of anymore!

Updates on the site have clearly slowed down quite a bit compared to ten years ago – I even remember posting multiple things per day early on. Part of the reason for the recent slowdown is that I burned myself out on EarthBound after writing my big 400+ page EarthBound localization book a while back. And more recently, I wrote that huge article about MOTHER 3’s history with fans. But I still love the series and will keep posting things on EarthBound Central from time to time. I’d also recommend the Mother to Earth Twitter if you want to keep up with more EarthBound news.

I can’t even imagine what things will be like 10 years from now. Will we all be too old to care anymore? Will blogs become a thing of the past? Will MOTHER 3 finally get released? I have no idea, but for now I’m just happy EarthBound Central has made it this far!


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20 Comments to EarthBound Central Turns 10

Glen said on Dec. 23, 2018

Ten years!? Wow, I cannot believe it has been that long. Thanks for everything you guys do! Fingers crossed for a full worldwide release of Mother 3 from Nintendo before the website hits 20!

Ziyad said on Dec. 23, 2018

Just curious, how did turn 10 years old today when there are posts written in January 2008 like this one:



Parzival said on Dec. 23, 2018

Congrats, Mato. Here’s to another decade!

Mato said on Dec. 23, 2018

Ziyad: Before I started EB Central, I had a small personal blog where I posted just random stuff that I was working on, stuff that I liked, stuff I was thinking, etc. After a while, the EarthBound stuff started to crowd out everything else, and that’s when I decided to start EB Central. After I got the site up, I imported those old posts into EB Central, so there are a few that pre-date EB Central’s creation.

PSIUser658 said on Dec. 24, 2018

That’s amazing, Mato! And don’t worry, I will always support the MOTHER series for many years to come. Keep being you and thank you so much for all the hard work you’ve done for this blog, and all the MOTHER galore you have helped many us get in tune on and your knowledgeable research.

Merry Christmas, and happy new year!
2019, which means…

Yep, the series will turn 30 years!

Leeaux said on Dec. 24, 2018

Here’s hoping we’re still here with you in another 10 Tomato!

Smaaaaash said on Dec. 24, 2018

Congratulations! I’m a bit embarrassed to admit, but I just got into the MOTHER / EarthBound series late this year and it’s currently my favorite series. I found out about your blog kinda late, but I love it! Congratulations, Mato! Thank you for making these good posts! 🙂

Anonymous said on Dec. 24, 2018

Right now Itoi is doing another event called Wild Mother Party with some other celebs.

gob said on Dec. 25, 2018

Congratulations, Mato. I had no clue the blog started in 2008. I think I started following around then?! Can’t remember exactly when I found this blog, but I don’t think it could be any later than 2009. Wow.

Thank you for your honest devotion to the series and all your contributions to the community.

Onion said on Dec. 25, 2018

And what a fun 10 years it’s been.

Thanks for all your hard work and all the great memories, Mato! Here’s to another 10!!

KingMike said on Dec. 25, 2018

I’m sure 10 years later Reggie still won’t have given us Mother 3.

koala_japan said on Dec. 29, 2018

It’s a great blog!!!
Thank you as always!

Jeff said on Dec. 30, 2018

Congratulations! Thank you for all of your hard work on the game and this blog.

Isaac said on Dec. 30, 2018

Crazy!! Now that I think about it that means its been about 6 and a half years since I started reading EBC regularly. Thank you for keeping the site alive Mato!!

Leeaux said on Jan. 1, 2019

Happy New Year Earthbound Central!

Snakeshroom said on Jan. 6, 2019

Poemato is the true MVP

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Matteomax said on Jan. 12, 2019

Congrats Mato, it really has been an interesting past few years for this series. Fingers are crossed for something this year for the 30th Anniversary. A remaster of some sorts or even just a VC port of Mother 3 localized would be great.

SLIII said on Jan. 21, 2019

Why does everything make me feel old‽
Anyway, congrats. Not just for ten years of EB Central, but a great localisation book too!
And hey! I’m currently wearing a Sharks hoodie and Flinter shirt! Nice coincidence.

Pik said on Jan. 25, 2019

Even in the modern age where Discord and social media seem to be taking attention away from the (honestly, more charming and nice) specialized sites, I’m still very grateful for all the articles posted here. Been following it since the beginning and will support you.



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