earthbound

Legendary Game Creator Attacked On Twitter Over Fukushima Peaches

Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi sent out a fairly simple tweet: “If you go to Fukushima, you can buy peaches like this.” The remarks were accompanied by the above photo. Online, some people got pissed.


Nine Things You Might Not Know About Earthbound

Pop quiz! How much do you know about the cult-classic Earthbound?


One Of Japan's Oldest (And Most Hardcore) Gamers Passed Away

On January 11, famed actress Keiko Awaji passed away in a Tokyo hospital from esophageal cancer, reports Nikkan Sports. She was 80 years old. And she loved JRPGs.


I Would Buy The Hell Out Of A 3D Earthbound Like This

Designer Christopher Behr says he spent a year on this project, which might be the most spectacular thing you’ll see today: a three-dimensional recreation of Earthbound‘s opening city, Onett.


The Games That Destroyed You

There’s nothing like a good, solid emotional breakdown to really liven up your day. And when it happens in a video game? Even better.


You Can Own A Copy Of Earthbound Signed By Creator Shigesato Itoi

The website Fangamer is putting up an auction for it on December 1. All proceeds go to James Hensiek, a big Earthbound fan who was recently diagnosed with cancer.


The Man Who Wrote Earthbound

A few weeks ago, Marcus Lindblom logged onto TwitchTV. He found someone playing Earthbound, and he watched them stream for a while. Every time they smiled in the right place or laughed at the right joke, he felt a jolt of vindication. Validation. Eighteen years later, he could finally see people enjoying his work.


The Fan-Made Mother 4 Looks Amazing, And It's Out Next Year

The fanmade Mother 4 project now has a release window (Q1 2014) and a trailer (above). It’s stunning.


Three Video Games I Wish I'd Played When They Were First Released

The trend of re-releasing old, underplayed classics is a recent phenomenon. It makes sense: the generation that grew up playing games only really started to comprehend nostalgia en masse about a decade ago.

We longed to relive that false history and the market responded in kind, monetizing our memories with a fresh, slick veneer. High-definition, 60 frames per second new textures, new characters, new content…


Earthbound Sure Is Twisted, If You Think About It

Via Dorkly, here’s a look at what Ness’s adventure is really like, from an outsider’s perspective. Those poor squirrels. :(