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Posted on Nov 20th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Nintendo Switch, Arcade, shmups, belt scrollers, arcadey action, I remember having time for RPGs a few decades ago


Lately, even the mighty pull of an incredible new version of my favorite game of all time (Tetris Effect) can't sit me in front of a console for very long.  Oh, I want to plop on our comfy recliner and put in a few long hours into the ever-growing stack of excellent games next to the various gaming systems connected to our best gaming TV.  I really really do.  However with so many daily tasks, back-and-forth travel, and emergency situations happening I just can't block out the time.  (I'd say 'lately,' but when topsy-turvy is more common than normal, topsy-turvy becomes the new normal.)

As in the past, Nintendo has swooped in to save the day with a game machine full of stuff I want to play on a system that can ride along with me.  As I was combing through the library of games to take along, I looked through the excellent popular titles that bring out the best of the system; Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Arms, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, etc.  Unexpectedly, those have stayed on the shelf lately; the majority of what I want to play these days is a compilation of arcade and retro classics that perfectly fit the few minutes at a time I have to spend.  I thought it might be fun to share my current carousel of cartridge cavorting!


Continue reading The Switch Has Become My Portable Arcade Powerhouse



Posted on Nov 18th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, scary, horror


Halloween is over, but scary video games never go out of season. Through the years, games have scared me in many ways - there are creepy atmospheres, horrifying monsters, existential dread, and jump scares. Here's a look at 7 moments in video games that have scared, startled, or terrified me the most.

What are some of the moments that have scared you the most?



Posted on Nov 16th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Christmas, Die Hard


Christmas is almost upon us and so we invite you, once again, to join us in Secretly being a Santa to a fellow RFGen member.  In this years old RFGen tradition, you will be tasked with assembling a box of video games for your Secret Santa match and mailing it to them to their great delight so that will have some cool video games to play during the season of Die Hard. 

The RFGen Secret Santa is ALWAYS a good time and we invite you to join in the festivities by signing up on the official thread.  Don't wait long, the deadline to sign up is Tuesday, November 20th, we want to give everyone plenty of time to shop, pack, and ship.

See all the details and sign up here:
http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18862.0



Posted on Nov 14th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under 1942, Shoot the Corecast, shooter, shooting game, STG, shoot em up, shmup, Capcom, WWII


Episode 005 of Shoot the Core-cast, the RF Generation Shmup Club official podcast companion, is now live and online! This time, we cover Capcom's 1942, and look at its gameplay, lineage, and historical significance. We share community thoughts about the game, and discuss its playability today, in light of its much improved sequels.

Episode 005 direct link:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2018-11-11_shoot_the_core-cast_episode_005_1942.mp3

Check us out on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're on Google Play!
https://partnerdash.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/u/0#p:id=playpodcast/series&a=781627472

We're on Stitcher now, as well!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

Check out our podcast t-shirts!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Original 1942 discussion thread:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18797.0

Many thanks to Perikles, who lent the audio for his 1942 arcade clear, for us to use as the background ambiance for this episode. Check out his many great shoot-em-up clears at his YouTube Channel, Perikles STG:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7wF9rD2H9nsU-MX68iuNg



Posted on Nov 12th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, Secret Santa, PYWS Contest, November


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you November 2018's edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we discuss our December 2018 community playthrough contest, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals last month. Thanks for keeping it on Channel 3!     

REMEMBER: If you have any news about upcoming events or topics that you think the site needs to hear about, please PM singlebanana and put "RFG Site News" in the subject line.  Who knows, maybe your news will make our front page!


Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: November 2018 Edition



Posted on Nov 10th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Nemesis, Game Boy Guru,game review,Konami,shooter,shootemup,shoot em up,shooting game,STG


Konami was a prolific publisher, during the early days of the Game Boy, and the prowess they brought to the Famicom and NES translated well to the diminutive monochrome handheld. Aside from a minor misstep in the first portable outing with The Castlevania Adventure, Konami struck gold with most of their titles, including this one, the Game Boy exclusive shoot-em-up, Nemesis. They took the formula they established in the Gradius arcade and Famicom/NES games, and suitably shrunk it down to the Game Boy, but with some new areas, enemies, and elements at work. It makes for a unique and interesting diversion from the core series, and is a worthwhile game in its own right. It's certainly an impressive game for Nintendo's little, portable "box that could."



Posted on Nov 8th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Monster Party, NES, Bandai, playthrough, October, 2018


In this spooky episode, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) discuss their playthrough of a bit of a cult classic, Monster Party for the NES. The guys discuss their childhood histories with the game and why it has a special place in their collections. In our news feature, we tell you know to get XM Radio on the cheap and discuss the controversial partnership between Limited Run Games and Best Buy, and why some of you might want to pump the brakes. The hosts also share answers to their social media question, "What was the first scary movie that you ever saw?" and also give you their picks. So how does Monster Party stack up to today's standards? Do the guys still love it, or is it another case of rose-colored glasses?  All of this, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 55 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18859.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://www.rfgplaycast.com/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/...ion-playcast/id1038953364
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/p...ation-playcast?refid=stpr
And follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rfgenplaythroughs
And on Twitter: @thesinglebanana & @RFGPlayCast


Continue reading Episode 55 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Nov 6th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Power Plus, Hidden Gems


Power supplies for consoles come in all shapes and sizes and anyone who games on retro consoles can tell you horror stories of trying to find the right one. Thanks to third parties it is easier than ever to find the right adapter. Today we will be looking at a versatile AC adapter manufactured by Power Plus that can be modified to support a large number of consoles.


Continue reading Rise from your Grave: Powering old consoles with Power Plus



Posted on Nov 4th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Tetris Effect, Tetris, preview, demo

Tetris Effect turns everyone's favorite puzzle game into an audio/visual feast

While everyone is losing their minds over the latest AAA game from Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption 2 (which I hope to play someday, once I get around to playing its predecessor), I'm playing something that couldn't be more different.

If you ask 100 people what the best game of all time is, you'll get at least 30 different answers. But while a "best game of all time" debate could go on forever, I would argue that Tetris is the answer that, while not everyone would choose, almost no one would think that answer to be crazy. It's been ported to every device capable of running it, and I'd bet money 90% of the civilized world has at least heard of it, even if they haven't played it personally. Tetris Effect is a new take on a tried-and-true formula. How does it stack up (pun absolutely intended)? Let's find out.


Continue reading Preview: Tetris Effect



Posted on Nov 2nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Mega Man 11, Capcom, Platforming, Rush, Wily, Light, Roll, Master Robots, Buster



As someone who's grown up with and lived and breathed Mega Man since the age of about five, I was particularly excited for Mega Man 11 to come out this year. I have a friend who has gone through every mainline and X series Mega Man game with me, so we cleared our first Saturday morning after it's release to dive into the game. Fast forward to one week later and I've done all there is to do in Mega Man 11: beaten it on each difficulty, unlocked every upgrade, gold medaled every challenge, and obtained every stamp in the record menu. So where does 11 fall on the Mega Man spectrum for me?


Continue reading Mega Man 11



Posted on Oct 31st 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Silent Hill, Konami, Survival horror


While I have always been a huge fan of the survival horror genre, when it comes to the Silent Hill series, I have generally played it safe and stuck to the first three titles which are almost unanimously praised. Although many of the later Silent Hill games are almost universally disliked by fans, the fourth entry is probably the most divisive title in the series, with a seemingly equal number of people who either love or hate the game. After playing it for myself, it is easy to see why opinions are so mixed, as I too had a sort of love/hate relationship with it. Good or bad, it is definitely one of the most interesting games I have played in a long time.

** Note: Due to the nature of the game, it is impossible to discuss all pertinent gameplay mechanics without giving away some mid-game spoilers, although I will try to keep things as vague as possible. **


Continue reading Silent Hill 4: The Room



Posted on Oct 29th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under RPG, horror, pc, vampires, halloween


The World of Darkness is a trio of settings for supernatural and horror tabletop role playing games. It was originally developed as the background setting for the original 1991 release of Vampire: The Masquerade. The series gained some popularity in tabletop circles as an alternative to a rather scant selection between an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu and the Ravenloft setting of Dungeons and Dragons. While Ravenloft is medieval and Call of Cthulhu is set in the 1920's, the World of Darkness is mostly our own modern world with plenty of supernatural details added into the recipe, with some spinoffs set in various historical eras.

Vampire: The Masquerade is the most popular game set in the World of Darkness, but some other popular releases include Hunter: The Reckoning, Mage: The Ascension, and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. The naming convention becomes easy to identify quite quickly. Multiple video games have been released in the World of Darkness, including three focused on Vampire: The Masquerade. The first one was an action RPG developed by Nihilistic Software and released in 2000 called Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption. This game was a modest success, enough to greenlight a sequel. Troika Games developed this sequel, called Bloodlines, with Activision publishing both Redemption and Bloodlines, both exclusive to PC.


Continue reading Spooky Plays: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines



Posted on Oct 27th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under playstation 2, jak and daxter, jak 2, grand theft auto 3


I started working on this video about 11 months ago, and by working, I just mean I got the idea for the review and recorded the entire trilogy of games. I pounded out a very structured comparison between both games and hated the script and put it off until a few months ago. Since then its gone through a transformation with a new framing device that I think worked better for the review, as Jak and Daxter and Jak 2 are pretty similar games.


Continue reading Jak and Daxter vs Jak 2 l Review The PS2



Posted on Oct 25th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Roguelike, PC, Steam, Card


Join me for the sad experience that is Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Slay the Spire, a card driven Roguelike with deck building elements!

Check out more of Neo, and the rest of the RFGeneration stream team at http://Twitch.tv/RFGeneration





Posted on Oct 23rd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Batman, TellTale, playthrough, September, 2018


In episode 54, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) are joined by special guest, Collectorcast and RFGen's own, Crabmaster2000 (Kelsy) to discuss TellTale Games, Batman: The TellTale Series. Listen to the guys discuss their favorite memories of the Caped Crusader and do a play-by-play analysis of each major event in the game.  The hosts share all the answers to our social media question, "Who is your favorite Batman villain and why?" and also give you their picks.  In our news feature, you will definitely not want to miss the guys picks for what would be their essential games that they would include in the recently-announced Playstation Classic.  All of this, and of course ConcertCast shows and ticket woes, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 54 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18851.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://www.rfgplaycast.com/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/...ion-playcast/id1038953364
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/p...ation-playcast?refid=stpr
And follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rfgenplaythroughs
And on Twitter: @thesinglebanana, @MrShawnGray & @RFGPlayCast


Continue reading Episode 54 - RF Generation Playcast


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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