Friday, October 17, 2008 does what Nintendon't

It is an auspicious day in videogaming. After over a decade of begging, pleading and petitioning, and the bustling Earthbound/Mother fan community's pleas for Nintendo to release Mother 3 in English for all of North America (and Great Britain, Australia, etc, etc) to enjoy have continuously fallen on deaf ears. Soon after the 2006 release of Mother 3 in Japan, Nintendo made it clear that they have no intention of releasing Mother 3 in any English-speaking markets. and the EB fan community had been strictly against the use of ROMs, but this statement forced their hand and nearly two years ago a group of programmers and translators, all Earthbound fans, got to work at translating the Japanese Mother 3 Gameboy Advance ROM.
Today marks the end of their mission to release Mother 3 in English. The Mother 3 English ROM patch is now available for download. Below is the link for the patch, now you just have to track down the ROM (*cough*BitTorrent*cough*).
Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go play the hell out of Mother 3.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

[ProcrastinationBot] Kill time, take a quiz

So I haven't updated for damn near 5 months, that doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything. I've only been doing NEXT to nothing. One thing I've been working on is a time-waster that's great for killing time when you're supposed to be doing useful things like paying bills, doing homework or watching an infant.

It works like this:
Atari put out a lot of games when they were on top of their game, many of which had cartridge and box art that depicted the kind of rich, detailed fantasy worlds that the Atari 2600's limited graphical capacity couldn't even dream of rendering. Hell, videogames couldn't render that kind of stuff effectively until the PS2 era of games.

The test leaves it up to you to look at the cartridge label art and decide from there which screenshot is the game that it represents. So click the link below, take the test and kill some time until the next time I update. Atari Label Test