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June 17th, 2015 | MOTHER 1, Uncommon Knowledge | 20 Comments

EarthBound Beginnings was released a few days ago on Wii Us outside of Japan, and it appears to be the exact same as the NES ROM that leaked years and years ago, with no known changes. The Japanese version was also released on Japanese Wii Us… but it HAS had some changes. There isn’t a full list of what changes exist in the Japanese version so far, but they seem to be in line with some...Read More »

 

June 16th, 2015 | EarthBound, Itoi, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3, Videos | 4 Comments

Yesterday was Monday, which meant another edition of EarthBound Central Live! A LOT happened over the past week, so it’s no surprise that this EBC Live was so full of news stories, reader submissions, viewer questions, and more. if you missed it live, you can see it all ...Read More »

 

June 15th, 2015 | Events, Itoi, MOTHER 1, Videos | 32 Comments

A lot happened yesterday! The super-big news is that the game before EarthBound – which most of us call EarthBound Zero – has been officially released in English on the Wii U Virtual Console! The game costs $6.99 in the U.S. and £6.29 in the UK, I’m not sure what it costs in other regions, though. The game appears to be exactly the same as the prototype ROM that we’re all ...Read More »

 

June 15th, 2015 | Events, MOTHER 1, Smash Bros., Videos | 14 Comments

Earlier today, Poe and I held a special stream with a bunch of our fellow EarthBound fans – we played the new Lucas DLC for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and then moved over to the newly-announced EarthBound Beginnings! EarthBound Beginnings is basically EarthBound Zero, but now officially for sale on the Wii U in English! The stream was a lot of fun and many people stopped by! It was great –...Read More »

 

June 11th, 2015 | Images, Itoi, MOTHER 1 | 7 Comments

A couple years back I posted about how Shigesato Itoi and MOTHER 1 were referenced in the Gintama manga. Well, the anime has since caught up to that point – meaning those drawings and references are now in moving color! Here are two quick screenshots for reference: There are actually a lot more – you can find them here courtesy of Eraserstatue, but some of it might not be considered ...Read More »

 

June 9th, 2015 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3, Videos | 4 Comments

Yesterday we held another weekly EarthBound Central Live stream, and it was a lot of fun! We discussed a lot of the big, recent EarthBound news, then shared a lot of interesting e-mail submissions from readers. Still got almost 900 more to get through eventually! Then we did some fun Q-and-A with the chat, and after that we took a tour of Japanese MOTHER-style fan games… and even played a l...Read More »

 

June 2nd, 2015 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3, Videos | 4 Comments

Yesterday was Monday, so we had our sixth weekly EarthBound Central Live stream in a row! This week also marks the 20th anniversary of EarthBound’s release, so that theme came up a lot during the show! If you missed it, fret not! Here is an archive of the stream on YouTube: And for easy reference, here’s a list of some of the main things that happened during the show: Recent News Str...Read More »

 

May 26th, 2015 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3, Videos | 2 Comments

Yesterday was Monday, so yesterday was another edition of EarthBound Central Live on Twitch! We shared a TON of news submissions, covered lots of Q&A discussions, and even started another EarthBound hack called “EarthBound 10th Anniversary Edition”! If you missed it, you can check out the archive on YouTube here: And, for added convenience, here are some of the topics and highlig...Read More »

 

May 24th, 2015 | MOTHER 1, Videos | 4 Comments

Andrew B. sent me this e-mail a while back about a video series about philosophy that puts things in more-understandable terms all while presenting things in an 8-bit video game theme. One specific video uses a lot of EarthBound Zero-themed presentation: I just started watching a series on youtube known as 8-bit philosophy which is an incredibly accurate and informative showcasing the great what&#...Read More »

 

May 12th, 2015 | EarthBound, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 1+2, MOTHER 3, Videos | 8 Comments

Yesterday was Monday, which meant another weekly installment of EarthBound Central Live! We held a live stream on Twitch and discussed all sorts of EarthBound news, shared submissions that people have sent in, chatted about all sorts of interesting topics, and then played two EarthBound hacks! EarthBound’s localization director also made a spooky appearance and surprised us all! If you misse...Read More »

 

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