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

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Videogame dolls

Too cute! Mega Man, Mr. Saturn, and Samus crotchet dolls


Aren't they just the snuggliest?
May 24
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 ... read
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EarthBound

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... read
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Mother 3

Mother 3 fan translators offer their patch to Nintendo


... for free, of course
Apr 20
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 ... read
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EarthBound

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... read
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Earthbound

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. read
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HAWP: EarthBound

HAWP: Anthony Burch is a big mama's boy


Loving tribute (sorta) to EarthBound
Feb 25
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 ... read
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EarthBound on VC

Japan finally gets EarthBound on VC, rest of us don't


Nintendo, why must you be so.... NNNGG!!
Jan 23
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... read
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EarthBound

MAGFest: Bad Dudes to tackle EarthBound for next album


New Fangamer product line to include Bad Dudes album
Jan 06
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... read
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Shigesato Itoi hints at something related to Mother


This can't possibly end in disappointment
Dec 21
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... read
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Duane & BrandO are... the Runaway Five!


The greatest Blues Brothers knockoff this side of Twoson!
Dec 02
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... read
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The return of The Adventures of Duane & BrandO!


MAH BAWLS!
Nov 11
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... read
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Time-lapse painting captures an EarthBound coffee break


Aug 18
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... read
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Boot Hill Heroes is an EarthBound-inspired Old West RPG


Apr 19
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... read






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