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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Games Do You Regret Missing Out On?

    You ever have a game that everybody wouldn't stop talking about and then when you finally got around to playing it, for whatever reason, you couldn't even make that much progress? It hadn't aged well. It was overrated. Something about it rubbed you the wrong way. So on, so forth. I've... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Game Soothes Your Soul?

    Life can be stressful, and sometimes the games we play to unwind from it all can be stressful, too. On the other hand, some games are like that steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup you need to find your happy place and relax. What game does the trick for you? Recently I started playing the SNES JRPG... More
  • Blog Post: November 2015 Nintendo Direct Amiibo Round-up

    Nintendo announced a number of new Amiibo during its most recent Nintendo Direct. Here's what's coming. Wolf Link and Midna An Amiibo based on Wolf Link complete with Midna on top is releasing alongside Twilight Princess HD. It's unclear exactly how it will work, but data from that Amiibo... More
  • Blog Post: The First Earthbound (Mother In Japan) Available On Wii U Virtual Console In English

    Retitled Earthbound Beginnings for its North America debut, Earthbound (Mother in Japan) is finally coming to Wii U Virtual Console. The game will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. PT today, June 14, and is a fully localized version of the Earthbound prequel that released for NES in Japan in 1989. All... More
  • Blog Post: Lucas Joining The Smash Bros. Fray In Just A Few Days

    Nintendo has just announced when Lucas would be carving out his own block on the new Super Smash Bros.' character-select screens. The Mother 3 hero will be available for purchase in a little more than a week. The company revealed the release date on its official Twitter account: PK THUNDER! On 6... More
  • Blog Post: Lucas Comparison Video Shows The Newly Announced Smash Bros. Character Then And Now

    Earlier in the week, we shared with you Master0fHyrule’s Mewtwo comparison . The video put the Pokémon’s Melee moves up against the latest video showing how it will fight in the Wii U and 3DS versions. Now, the Smash sensei is back with another comparison. This time out, we get to... More
  • Blog Post: Lucas Set To Join Super Smash Bros. Roster Through DLC

    During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Lucas will be making his return to the Super Smash Bros. series through downloadable content on both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. Lucas, who originally appeared in the Mother series, made his Smash Bros. debut in Super Smash Bros... More
  • Blog Post: Watch An Impressive Animated Earthbound Tribute

    Earthbound is one of the classic RPGs of the 16-bit era, and many gamers have fond memories of the adventures of Ness and his companions. Now you can relive those adventures in this delightful animated tribute. The movie is the work of animator Sagan Yee , and runs through the major moments of the game... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made EarthBound Documentary Film In The Works

    A pair of brothers, Jeff and Robbie Benson, have been working on an EarthBound documentary surrounding the continued appreciation of the cult classic game. The film, titled EarthBound, USA , is inspired by the EarthBound fan site Starmen.net. The duo has been performing assorted interviews with fans... More
  • Blog Post: Incredible High-Definition Earthbound Art Recreates Onett In 3D

    Artist Christopher Behr spent nearly a year creating a digital, three-dimensional version of Onett, and it's gorgeous. Behr has a full gallery of images of his new Onett on his website, which you can see here . You can also pick up large prints of the images by heading here . Nintendo finally re... More
  • Blog Post: EarthBound's Creator Reminisces About The Game's Legacy

    Shigesato Itoi is a multitalented author, known is Japan for his writing, but in North America, he is best known as the mind behind EarthBound. He recently published an essay expressing his appreciation for Earthbound and all of its fans. You can head here to read the full essay, which shows a genuine... More
  • Blog Post: Earthbound Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console Today

    Surprise! Classic Super Nintendo RPG Earthbound is arriving on Wii U's Virtual Console today. This fan favorite has been a collector's item in cartridge form, and it seems to be arriving in digital form for North America earlier than we expected. Earthbound was announced for the Virtual Console... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Who Are Your Favorite Video Game Mothers?

    It’s Mother’s Day. You didn’t forget, did you? Mothers don’t make frequent appearances in video games, but when they do, they always leave a lasting impression. Whether it was Crono’s mother waking him up in the beginning of Chrono Trigger , the namesake of the Earthbound... More
  • Blog Post: Mother 3 Fan Translators Offer Their Work To Nintendo For Free

    Mother 3, the Earthbound sequel that never made its way to the United States, was translated by fans. Those fans are now offering their translation to Nintendo for free. The translation was released in 2008, and it was completed over the course of many years by dedicated fans, lead by FUNimation translator... More
  • Blog Post: Earthbound Coming To Virtual Console

    Nintendo announced at its Nintendo Direct presentation that it was bringing Earthbound to the Virtual Console. The SNES RPG game was released in 1995, and its unusual contemporary setting and silly tone has made it a cult favorite ever since. If you were a sentient gamer back in 1995, you probably recall... More
  • Blog Post: Earthbound Figures Are Coming…To Japan

    American Earthbound fans have quite the cross to bear. Nintendo continues to ignore their requests for an English translation of the latest game, forcing the community to do the work themselves . At least they can take solace in the fact that a series of figurines are coming over the next year. Oh, wait... More
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