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This is Making Time, a column about the games we've always wanted to play, and the games we've always wanted to play again. Earlier this month, a friend on Twitter asked his followers to name a "perfect game." The resulting conversation was fascinating, as hordes of players listed games while also...

August 5th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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You could buy this PlayStation 3, this Xbox 360, or two of these Nintendo Wiis. You could get two beautiful sets of Global chef's knives. Heck, you could even purchase a top of the line netbook! Or you could buy a sweater with Mario on it made by the developer of Earthbound. For 435 dollars. The c...

August 28th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi, by way of his Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun company, has a new DS project on the way in Japan. Hobonichi no Kenkou Techou ("Almost-Daily Health Notebook") is a DSiWare app designed to help users keep track of what's going on with their health, and it's every bit as like...

April 19th 2010 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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The lack of a localized Mother 3 on the Game Boy Advance must rank as one of Nintendo's more heinous crimes, but that's not to say they can't get out of our bad books. All it would take is, oooh, let's say a DS version of the classic RPG and A MILLION DOLLARS. Or, y'know, just the game.And look, Nin...

January 21st 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

After almost two years of hard slog, Starmen.net's Mother 3 fan translation patch has finally been completed, and will be released at the end of this week ... a whole month ahead of schedule! That's according to the latest blog entry on the project's site, in which team member Mato records that, "T...

October 14th 2008 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Members of the Mother series fan site Starmen.net may be celebrating now, with Earthbound recently rated on the ESRB's web site, but just getting to that tenuous victory (as Ys I & II can affirm, ESRB rating is not the same as a Virtual Console release) has been the culmination of years of agoni...

May 8th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

Celebrating Mother 3's release in Japan two years ago today, Starmen.net co-founder and fan-translation project lead Tomato posted an update on the unofficial localization's outlook. With ten months of work already behind them, the team predicts that the completed English patch (GBA ROM required) st...

April 20th 2008 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Unwilling to compromise on the quality of its project for the sake of a quick release, the Mother 3 fan translation crew has been tweaking every setting and smashing every bug in its path to releasing an English patch for the Earthbound sequel. In addition to posting regular updates on the programmi...

February 14th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Considering the lengthy conversation between Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Mother creator Shigesato Itoi over dinner six months ago, we're beginning to wonder if they consumed any actual food at their meal. Where did they find the time? So long as they didn't starve, however, we're glad to be...

September 13th 2007 at 4:08pm 0 Comments