From the article, "I never played EarthBound at my house, when I was a kid. My dad had this thing about video games, despite regularly playing his Intellivision and the original Game Boy Brick he had taken from me in third grade because “it would ruin my eyes.” (The truth was, the Tetris monkey had climbed onto his back.) So, I could never really enjoy games at home until high school. Which meant I didn’t have as much quality time with one of the best SNES RPGs I can remember at home.
No, EarthBound was a special treat. It was my weekend game, which meant the only time I could play was on Saturdays, when I was over at my grandpa’s house for the afternoon."