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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: EarthBound, The Last of Us, Mortal Kombat X, and more


Zen distilled stories
Apr 14
I wrote a thing about The Last of Us last week, and despite the use of measured language, there were accusations of extreme opinions on either side. Come on, people. That is not very zen. Find your nirvana. In this series, w... read
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Earthbound

Earthbound is back up at Club Nintendo


After running out of digital codes
Apr 07
Earlier this week we noticed that Earthbound had been removed from Club Nintendo, despite the fact that it's a digital release. Thanks to a tip from a reader, I logged into the service this morning to find out that it ha... read
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EarthBound

First Ness, now his game? EarthBound 'sold out' on Club Nintendo reward list


Sad-Ness
Apr 05
[Please Give Us Strength art by Zarla] Pre-orders for the GameStop exclusive Ness amiibo went up last week, and it was pretty much a disaster. GameStop.com ended up being taken offline as a result, and in-store orders took up... read
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Mother OST

Mother original arranged soundtrack is being printed on vinyl


I believe in second chances and that's why I believe in you~
Mar 10
Mother (aka EarthBound Zero) had a very peculiar official soundtrack which, until now, has never been released outside of Japan. Rather than taking music straight from the game, composers Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka (Metroid, Kid ... read
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Ness amiibo

Rumor: Ness amiibo leaked, selling on Chinese auction site


PK leaker!
Feb 28
A Ness amiibo has been spotted for sale on a Chinese auction site and appears to be in European packaging. Currently it sits at about $55, though I don't imagine that price will stay there for long. Comparing the images in the gallery to the official Ness amiibo pictures, I'd say it looks to be the real deal. What do you think, real or fake? Ness amiibo leaked in China [My amiibo News] read
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Mother 4 trailer

Fan-made Mother 4 still on track, finally gets a gameplay trailer


Ben started sweating generously!
Feb 24
EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi has already confirmed multiple times that he's not interested in working on any more games in the Mother series, but he wouldn't mind playing Mother 4 if it was made by somebody el... read
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Mother 3 fan art

Mother 3 hot springs man lovingly recreated with polygons


Yes?
Feb 11
YouTuber KamiWasa created a short animation of the mysterious old man from Mother 3, who is sometimes seen hanging out in the hot springs. It's just a quick loop of the man appearing and disappearing, as he often does, and u... read
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Say, 'fuzzy pickles!'
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p... read feature

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Y2K

This new footage from the EarthBound-inspired Y2K looks soothing


Digging the style
Jan 05
Y2K is still in development, and it wears its EarthBound/Mother inspirations on its sleeve. The latest footage of the RPG shows the protagonist running around in the "East Mainstreet" town area, taking in the sights whi... read
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EarthBound

EarthBound documentary Kickstarter success leads to convention


The most passionate fan base in gaming strikes again
Nov 15
The EarthBound fanbase is an ever growing blob of sweetness and joy. Just when you think you've seen how far it can go, it gets even bigger and even more happy. Did you know that the game was #10 on the Wii U eshop charts las... read
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EarthBound FanGamer

Fangamer is going all out for this EarthBound project


Handbook, documentary, album, and zine
Oct 27
Fangamer has come a long way from its beginnings at Starmen.net. What started as a Mother/EarthBound-focused fandom now sells all sorts of videogame-related merchandise. With this current project, titled You Are Now EarthBou... read
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Sorry, Ness
Every so often on Destructoid, we publish a post celebrating EarthBound and, right on cue, I come away impressed. Whether it's Chad recounting an emotional, fourth-wall-breaking moment, Jonathan explaining the game's greatne... read feature

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Four years in the making
Fans of EarthBound celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese release a little over a month ago on August 27. Followers of the series are known for going above and beyond in celebrating it, so of course one would s... read feature

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EarthBound

EarthBound localization dev chats about the old days on his new Kickstarter


Art changes, daughter cameos, and big tanks
Jul 20
Marcus Lindblom is a heck of a guy. Every time you think he's let loose everything there is to tell about taking Shigesato Itoi's Mother 2 and transforming it into EarthBound, he pulls out some new stories to shares. Right no... read
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Mother 2

Import this Mother 2 figure set just in time for the game's 20th anniversary


Reggie Fils-Aime will continue to bathe in your tears
Jul 07
Takara Tomy Arts continues their line of Mother 2 (EarthBound) releases with these adorable gashapon figures. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn comprise the set and all are around 2.5 inches tall, with the exception of... read
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Earthbound

The Beatles, Beach Boys and Monty Python really were in Earthbound


An oldie but goodie
Jun 28
If you're one of the many new Wii U owners out there who picked up the console for Mario Kart 8, or for all the exciting new games that Nintendo showed off at E3, you may not be caught up on all the great games already on th... read
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Mother 3 tease

Nintendo pokes fun at fans, jokes about Mother 3


The platform holder strikes back
Jun 10
Nintendo draws a lot of criticism for things it both does and doesn't do. Usually the venerable platform holder quietly takes it all on the chin, rather than responding to irate fans and hecklers. Not today, though. The Ninte... read
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Mr. Saturn

Stay cozy with these Mr. Saturn 'belly warmers'


Or you could just wear a sweater like a normal person
Jun 06
Have you ever had a hankering for an official Mr. Saturn belly warmer? I have. It's called "buying a T-shirt with Mr. Saturn on it." The cool thing about that is your shirt doubles as a torso warmer as well. If you buy a long... read
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EarthBound

Travel to EarthBound, USA in this fanmade documentary


Let us first travel to Happy Happy Village
Apr 29
Don't spit out your Cup of Lifenoodles, but there's some interesting EarthBound news on the horizon. Fangamer and Jeff Benson, whom you may recognize from EarthBound Saga on YouTube, are collaborating on a movie! Now you can ... read
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Story Bundle

The eBook Video Game Bundle is out now


There's some great titles on the rise and fall of SEGA and Atari available
Apr 04
The previous videogame-themed collection of eBooks from Story Bundle kept me well read for quite some time, so I'm more than ready to dip into the new 3.0 bundle. There's some really eye-catching titles in the bundle, includi... read
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EarthBound compilation

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii


'MOTHER was turned on...'
Mar 18
EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz... read
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Earthbound

Nintendo doesn't want story of EarthBound published


NDA prevents game's localizer from telling his story of development
Jan 19
Earthbound stands as one of Nintendo's most beloved cult classics. Known as Mother 2 in Japan, the franchise's loan release in North America is still highly regarded for its unique setting and characters, and, above all,... read
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Get to know the people that make great videogames
This week on Sup Holmes we welcome Austin Jorgensen to the program. Austin is a professional martial artist and part time hunk, but that hasn't stopped him from setting forth on developing one of the most unhinged role playin... read feature

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Get to know the people who make great videogames
Last week on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes), we spent a fast hour and a half with Marcus Lindblom, localization and translation head on Earthbound. Having gotten his start as a tech adviser and game counselor, he was eventually ... read feature

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Earthbound

Fan recreates Earthbound with HD visuals


Artist Christopher Behr gives the retro cult hit a new look
Dec 18
To say that Earthbound, or Mother as it's referred to in Japan, is a much loved and admired game, is an understatement. From fans creating charity drives, to organized campaigns to get the game on Nintendo's virtual console -... read
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Earthbound

Earthbound Bash celebrates Mother for charity


Earthbound could be a life saver
Nov 30
Ben Bizzle is an Earthbound fan. His friend James Hensiek is also an Earthbound fan. James has been diagnosed with cancer. When Ben found out about his friends diagnosis, he got in touch with Fangamer/Starman.net, who in tur... read
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Marcus Lindblom is happy that his writing is now remembered fondly
With EarthBound tearing up the Wii U eShop and finding its way into some gamers' hearts for the very first time, those responsible for breathing life into that world can look back on their handiwork with pride. Series creator... read feature

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Itoi on EarthBound

EarthBound director Itoi reflects on what it means to him


Life, death, and playgrounds
Jul 30
The nearly twenty-year-old cult classic EarthBound means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. On EarthBound's official page, series creator Shigesato Itoi reflects on what the game means to him after all th... read
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EarthBound

Nintendo comments on EarthBound's pricing


Pricing is done on a case-by-case basis
Jul 22
[Art by Zac Gorman] The cult classic SNES game EarthBound was released on the Wii U Virtual Console last week for $10. That's $2 more than most SNES Virtual Consoles games cost. A couple days later, we posted a feature on wha... read
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Why people care about Mother 2
[Image by Anonymous] EarthBound was re-released on the Wii U Virtual Consoles this week, with off-TV play and online access to the packed-in strategy guide from the game's original 1995 release on the SNES. Many fans of the g... read feature

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The DTOID Show: Seaman, Strider, & Adam Sessler!


Together, at last.
Jul 19
Howdy, folks! Max is off in Hawaii being attacked by giant birds this week, so I got television's Adam Sessler to take his place on today's show. For the record, his hosting skills are impeccable but his drawings c... read
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Nintendo Directs

Nintendo debuts two mini-Directs today


Mostly on Animal Crossing, plus the Earthbound announcement
Jul 18
Today, Nintendo dropped a pair of stealthy mini-Direct presentations that mostly went over information we already knew. Specifically, both videos address the success of Animal Crossing, and talk a bit about Pikmin 3 and Wond... read






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