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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...




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...




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...




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 ...




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,...




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 -...




Boss Battles for the Soul emulates SNES boss themes


Original music in the style of 16-bit boss battles
Oct 31
 
Retro game inspired music speaks to me (as I'm sure it does for many of you), and while I do enjoy a good remix/remake/remaster here and there, a lot of my favorite pieces are original compositions. Electronic music creator ...




EarthBound's English editor talks about his masterpiece


Marcus Lindblom is happy that his writing is now remembered fondly
Aug 24
 
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...




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...




EarthBound: So what's the big deal?


Why people care about Mother 2
Jul 20
 
[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...




Nintendo has listed EarthBound's Wii U release for today


Wait what?! The classic RPG hits the Wii U for $9.99
Jul 18
 
[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...




Why is EarthBound for Wii U listed on Amazon UK?


Could it be... a trilogy pack!?
May 23
 
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...




EarthBound's music wasn't what held back VC release


At least not that Nintendo's Bill Trinen is aware
Apr 19
 
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 coming to North America and Europe!!!


Get hype!
Apr 17
 
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.








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