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Better with Age: From the bargain bin to Japan

[For our next Bloggers Wanted promotion, Dengar tells us how EarthBound revealed more and more to him starting from his youth and into adulthood. Keep on truckin' with this month's theme, folks, there's more to come! - Pixie The Fairy] I ne...   read

 
 
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Lucas goes big and goes home in Super Smash Bros. 4

Lucas is one of those characters that people will play no matter how good or bad he is in a given Smash Bros. game. Mother/Earthbound fans are like that. Just look at the comments in the announcement post for Earthbound Beginnings. The love...   read

 
 
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Earthbound Beginnings announced, available today on Wii U Virtual Console

[Update: Included special message from Mother/Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi below.] If you were hoping that Nintendo would announce the release of Mother 3 for the U.S. and Europe today to coincide with the Lucas Smash 4 DLC, then cong...   read

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

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, we take a look a...   read

 
 
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Earthbound is back up at Club Nintendo

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 had been restored...   read

 
 
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EarthBound

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

[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 upwards of two ho...   read

 
 
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Mother original arranged soundtrack is being printed on vinyl

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 Icarus) and Kei...   read

 
 
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Ness amiibo

Rumor: Ness amiibo leaked, selling on Chinese auction site

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 th...   read

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

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 else. Enter the E...   read

 
 
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Mother 3 hot springs man lovingly recreated with polygons

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 using his signat...   read

 
 
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EarthBound highlights

Experience Points .03: EarthBound

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 part of the soun...   read

 
 
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This new footage from the EarthBound-inspired Y2K looks soothing

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 while a soothing t...   read

 
 
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EarthBound

EarthBound documentary Kickstarter success leads to convention

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 last week, beating...   read

 
 
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Fangamer is going all out for this EarthBound project

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 EarthBound (after an ol...   read

 
 
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My biggest regret

Missing EarthBound is my biggest gaming regret

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 greatness, or Darren s...   read

 
 
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Get your nostalgia flowing with this cartoon retelling of EarthBound

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 spend four years...   read

 
 
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EarthBound

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

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 now he's running ...   read

 
 
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Mother 2

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

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 Mr. Saturn. T...   read

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

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 the thing. Pikmin...   read

 
 
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Mother 3 tease

Nintendo pokes fun at fans, jokes about Mother 3

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 Nintendo E3 Digital ...   read

 
 
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Mr. Saturn

Stay cozy with these Mr. Saturn 'belly warmers'

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-sleeved shirt,...   read

 
 
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EarthBound

Travel to EarthBound, USA in this fanmade documentary

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 spit them out. ...   read

 
 
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Story Bundle

The eBook Video Game Bundle is out now

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, including two books th...   read

 
 
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EarthBound compilation
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Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii

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 localization but was p...   read

 
 
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Earthbound

Nintendo doesn't want story of EarthBound published

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, one of the gen...   read

 
 
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