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March 31st, 2018 | EarthBound, Images, Merchandise | 4 Comments

A longtime EarthBound fan and fan artist named Shane Hunt recently launched a Kickstarter for a book focused on his art creations: Things are looking good for the book too: it’s already 200% funded and Shane reports that the hard work on the book has already been completed. Here are some samples it’ll feature: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { ...Read More »


December 12th, 2017 | EarthBound, Merchandise, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3 | 13 Comments

Brian Connor (aka level 1 chef) and friends have been planning the ultimate MOTHER series cookbook for some time, and now it’s about to become a reality! They posted a Kickstarter for the project yesterday, and it’s already about to hit its initial goal. Here are some sample pics: The project has some stretch goals too: I’m particularly looking forward to the Moonside reci...Read More »


November 24th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 22 Comments

The crazy idea I had for years is finally real: I wrote a book about EarthBound’s localization, and it released yesterday! If you’ve visited my old MOTHER 2/EarthBound comparison site in the past, you know a lot of work into it. Even so, I threw almost everything out and started from scratch this time, researching new topics, discovering new things, and interviewing key people. The re...Read More »


March 2nd, 2016 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 31 Comments

A couple months ago I released my very first Legends of Localization book – in it, I explore the localization for the original Zelda game, as well as related merchandise, marketing differences, and more. If you’re a Zelda fan, a retro gaming fan, or even just someone interested in obscure game trivia, it’s right up your alley. (BTW, if you request it in the order comments Poe and...Read More »


January 18th, 2014 | EarthBound | 13 Comments

During the EarthBound Bash, Marcus Lindblom mentioned to me that he had wanted to write a book about his experiences working on EarthBound’s localization back in the day, but that Nintendo basically said no and killed the idea. Well, Polygon has a new article that goes into a little more depth on the subject, check it out here. One of these days/years I finally hope to release a book versio...Read More »


January 15th, 2014 | EarthBound | 14 Comments

Boss Fight Books has released its EarthBound book today! This was a project that was announced a while back, so if you haven’t heard about it, here’s a description of the book: An RPG for the Super NES that flopped when it first arrived in the U.S., EarthBound grew in fan support and critical acclaim over the years, eventually becoming the All-Time Favorite Game of thousands, among t...Read More »


June 7th, 2013 | EarthBound | 29 Comments

There’s a new-ish Kickstarter project that might be up your alley if you’re into literature about games: Boss Fight Books. It looks like the Kickstarter is already funded, and the first book that’s set to be released is about EarthBound! Here’s the description about it: Book #1: Earthbound by Ken Baumann There is no better title with which to start a video game series than ...Read More »


March 24th, 2013 | EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge | 10 Comments

If you missed the MOTHER 2 stream I did with Reid and the Starmen.Net/Fangamer gang earlier this week, at one point we were all discussing how we first discovered the game. Someone in the chat had a really interesting story about EarthBound and allergies, so I asked him to e-mail me the story. And here it is! I’m James Montagna from WayForward. saberlily said I should email you my story: My...Read More »


March 11th, 2013 | Images, MOTHER 3 | 14 Comments

A while back someone (I forget who, sorry!) sent me a picture of a book that mentioned the MOTHER 3 fan translation. The translation happened so long ago that it feels like another lifetime to me, and it makes it even stranger whenever I see it mentioned in print media: It’s not without its mistakes, though – I did a huge portion of the reprogramming too, for example, not just the tra...Read More »


October 26th, 2010 | EarthBound | 11 Comments

Good ol’ Chewy has been diligently working on translating the official MOTHER 2 novel into English for the past couple months – if you’ve forgotten or didn’t know about it, check out her site here. Anyway, at last she’s gotten through the entire novel – which, coming from a fellow translator, is a really huge accomplishment, especially for something done in her...Read More »


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