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That's quite a sunset you've got going there, mountain range.
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Pop quiz! How much do you know about the cult-classic Earthbound?
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.
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 fanmade Mother 4 project now has a release window (Q1 2014) and a trailer (above). It’s stunning.
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…