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EarthBound


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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 ...


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 -...


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...


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...


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...


[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...


[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...


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...


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...


[Update: Nintendo has confirmed today's release date and the $9.99 price point. You can find the official Player's Guide here, and the trailer above.] In a bizarre turn of events, Nintendo may be gearing up to release EarthB...


D'AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW!!! Etsy member Sam Wilding loves making pixel art. Sometimes, his partner in crime Natasha will take Sam's pixel art and transform them into "amigurumi," crotchet dolls whose sole purpose is to sit there ...


After years of waiting, the SNES underdog classic EarthBound is finally coming to the Wii U eShop in America and Europe. EarthBound is the second game in the Mother trilogy, though the other two have never officially made the...


Nintendo recently announced that they're releasing EarthBound on the Wii U virtual console in the U.S. and Europe. Then they debunked the theories that it hadn't been previously re-released because the music sounded too ...


There has long been speculation about the reason(s) why Nintendo chose not to re-release EarthBound outside of Japan. Given the passionate nature of series fans, the theories are, in short, fascinating to read about. One theo...


EarthBound is returning to North America and Europe! Announced today as a part of today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed that years of clamoring has not fallen on deaf ears, as the platform holder is finally preparing to release a downloadable version of the beloved RPG. Look out for it on Wii U Virtual Console sometime later this year.


Anthony tried to be a big boy -- get married, get a job, move to a new house. But the real world was just too tough for him. With a little prodding from Ash, he realizes that he misses his mommy. But does his mommy miss him ...


As we learned earlier today, the Wii U will finally be getting a proper Virtual Console this spring, and part of the grand opening is a "Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign" in which select titles will be available for a red...


Despite numerous scheduling conflicts yesterday at MAGFest, we did get the chance to pop in on the Bad Dudes panel where they announced that their next project will be a physical remix album dedicated to EarthBound. We've bee...


The folks at EarthBound Central have been following Mother designer Shigesato Itoi's Twitter like they presumably always do, and apparently something is a brewing. The outlet translated two recent tweets: "Since it's now okay...


Duane and BrandO, of the recently reformed The Adventures of DnB, are doing their best Jake and Elwood impersonations as they take to the stage as EarthBound's famous jazz band Runaway Five. Duane is Gorgeous, BrandO is Luck...


The first "game music with lyrics" group I remember falling in love with was The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, the white boy nerdcore tag team of Duane Zuwala and Brandon Lackey. Their curse-laden rhymes were loads of fu...


When you look at a piece of art, whether in a live gallery or online, how long do you spend appreciating each it? I bet you usually take one quick glance, pass judgment, then move on to the next momentary distraction. It's e...


We live in a wonderful age where, if a specific game doesn't exist, an inspired individual will just up and say, "It shall be done!" The tools of creation have never been more easily accessible, and it has resulted in both o...


Zac Gorman is a beast. His website, Magical Game Time, is a collection of standalone art pieces and one-shot comic strips that explore the more thought-provoking, introspective side of videogames. His art stirs up all these o...


Any day is a fine day for free music of any kind, but EarthBound is a game that strikes a particularly harmonious chord whenever it is mentioned. Maybe if fans believe in the power of friendship and magic enough, Nintendo of ...


YouTuber rickonami, who made the HD Mega Man 2 video from earlier this month, has worked his CG magic once again to recreate the intro to Mother for the Famicom, a.k.a. EarthBound Zero. The original opening wasn't much to lo...


Time for some more holiday cheer! Check out this lighting display that has been set in time with the beautiful "16 Melodies" from the Mother 3 soundtrack. AwesomeHouseLights has been taking requests for songs to get the ligh...


Remember that collage of hundreds of videogame stars made to look like Mega Man sprites? Wasn't that neato keen? What would you say to the same kind of treatment, only in the style of EarthBound / Mother? Would you also appro...


The Wii is on it's way out. Sure, with an install base of over 80 million, chances are that smaller developers will be making Wii games for a while, but when it comes to being Nintendo's primary home console, the little white...


Tomato has completed his translation of Mother 1+2 for Game Boy Advance, which should have a good number of you rejoicing. You can read all about the patch, and download it, by going to this page. The main focus here is Mothe...


Japanese men's magazine Brutus recently posted a four-page interview with Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata and Mother (EarthBound) series creator Shigesato Itoi. The discussion touches upon the various emotions and themes that perme...


[JT Murphy is the man! He's putting up a copy of Earthbound on ebay and donating the proceeds to benefit Japan. Let's get the word out and make the auction really count! Want to see your own writing on the front page? Write ...


After a hiatus that went on much longer than planned, I am very happy to announce that The Memory Card is back for its fifth season! For anyone reading this that is not familiar with this feature, The Memory Card is a long-ru...






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