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May 1st, 2010 | Hacking, Interviews, MOTHER 1+2, MOTHER 3 | 11 Comments

I’m not much for doing interviews, so whenever a magazine or someone asks me for an interview I usually decline. After the MOTHER 3 translation came out, I got a lot of requests but sent most of them Reid’s way instead. I thought I did only one or two in 2008, but I just remembered I did do a very quick interview for Retroaction sometime last year when I randomly came across the page f...Read More »


April 25th, 2010 | EarthBound, Images | 48 Comments

Floisonkeya posted these scans over on the Starmen.Net forums recently. Here’s what she said: Well, a couple of days ago, the Official Nintendo Magazine of Australia and New Zealand, May 2010 was mailed to my brother and I, as so for every month. I was a little busy during the week, so I didn’t get around to reading it until today. For the first time, in the 2 ½ years I’ve been collecti...Read More »


March 28th, 2010 | EarthBound 64, Images, MOTHER 3 | 17 Comments

I came across this in my huge pile of random EarthBound stuff. I don’t know what magazine it comes from or what issue it was from, I’m guessing it’s from 2002 though. Anyone got any ideas about this? click for full size I wonder if this guy visits this site or Starmen.Net. I also wonder if he ever gave in and eventually bought a GameCube anyway 😛 ...Read More »


March 18th, 2010 | EarthBound | 9 Comments

The folks over at 1UP.com talk about EarthBound from time to time. This time it’s in a new article called Posthumous Cult Gaming, which looks at a few cult favorites and how fans have kept them alive over the years. Very briefly, it has: An interview with Reid A look at how the EarthBound fan community came about Some of the projects that fans have done A surprising lack of “The Scre...Read More »


March 13th, 2010 | EarthBound | 41 Comments

Does this screenshot look familiar at all? I’ve noticed this for a while, but this particular screenshot gets used all the time in articles and reviews (even in print media) and I’ve always wondered why. At first I figured it must be a screenshot that’s used on the Wikipedia article, but it doesn’t seem to be. Though the Summers picture on the Wikipedia article gets used a...Read More »


February 17th, 2010 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge | 12 Comments

Lately we’ve been taking a look at old Japanese magazines, so I thought I’d continue with that theme. This is one of the ads that ran in Famicom Tsushin magazine in 1994 a few weeks before MOTHER 2’s release. The scan is courtesy of good ol KingDarian, another crazy (as in crazy awesome) collector of MOTHER/EarthBound merchandise. click to enlarge (be warned, it’s a big pi...Read More »


February 16th, 2010 | EarthBound, Interviews | 30 Comments

In the November 1994 issue of Famicom Tsushin (later renamed to Famitsu) was a section about what Shigeru Miyamoto and some other famous people thought of MOTHER 2, which had been released a few months earlier. I’ve translated the article below. I don’t have a copy of this issue myself, so I can’t provide scans or other info, so if anyone comes across this issue, let me know! It&...Read More »


February 11th, 2010 | Images, Merchandise, MOTHER 1 | 19 Comments

I came across a Japanese site with lots of interesting stuff that I’ll post over time, including some interesting interviews. For now though, here are scans of some MOTHER 1 promotional material from the August 4-18, 1989 issue of Famicom Tsuushin. I don’t own a copy of the magazine so these are the best pics available for now. I couldn’t find this particular issue on Yahoo Aucti...Read More »


January 27th, 2010 | Images, MOTHER 1 | 26 Comments

I think this is from an issue of EGM from many years ago. I don’t have the exact issue info, so if anyone knows that, lemme know. Anyway, this looks like it was from a feature about games that didn’t get released outside of Japan. We all know the story about EarthBound Zero by now, but here’s a tiny article about it: I guess the suggestion at the end wasn’t effective enoug...Read More »


December 5th, 2009 | MOTHER 3 | 31 Comments

Over at Destructoid they’ve been posting a list of the top 50 games of the past decade, and MOTHER 3 got a mighty high spot at #3. Check it out here. There are two things of interest about this: one, I think had this been a magazine or any other site, MOTHER 3 wouldn’t have even been considered, and two, unlike some of the other “best game” magazine lists that have showed ...Read More »


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