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Posted on Mar 3rd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Battle Garegga, Shoot the Corecast, podcast, Shmup Club, Raizing, shmup, shooter, shooting game, STG, shoot em up


In Episode 031, Addicted and MetalFRO take a look at a classic from Raizing that is often considered among the best shooting games ever made. To attempt to help us dissect this game properly, we enlisted the help of Plasmo and Mark_MSX, both fans of the game, and knowledgeable of STGs in general!

Download or stream the episode right here at RF Generation:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2021-02-27_stcc_ep_031_battle_gregga.mp3

Or find Shoot the Core-cast on your favorite podcast service:
https://linktr.ee/shootthecorecast

Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19456.0

Thanks for listening!



Posted on Mar 1st 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, fund drive, 2021, donations

I am extremely pleased to report that we surpassed our fund drive goal of $1500.00, by raising $1935.00 during the month of February! We appreciate all of our members who helped us out last month.  I will be conducting the prize drawing very soon, so be sure to keep an eye on the forums for the video.

Members who donated since the last update include:

zophar53
douglie007
shaggy
Voodoo Monkey
Cowtipp Neo
zagnorch
Disposed Hero
Fokakis79
ugr
Marriott_Guy
Wempster
bsr241
thegirlg33k
Undergarmentality
Verniet NH
Tachi
Duke.Togo
nupoile
Brycer345
GUILE2
NMErikson


Thanks again to all who donated during this fund drive! Your support is very appreciated.




Posted on Feb 27th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playcast, Among Us, Best of 2020, playthrough, December, 2020, Concertcast


It's been one hell of a year and in this month's episode of the Playcast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) spotlight a little positivity as they discuss December's community playthrough, Among Us.  The guys are joined by playthrough superstar and overachiever, Mr_Stubbes, as they breakdown their Top 5 Playthroughs of 2020.  You'll also want to stick around as the guys offer up some additional gaming  superlatives and in this month's Concertcast, they discuss their five favorite cover songs they believe to be better than the originals.  Which 2020 playthroughs made our lists and which ones were left out? Tune in and find out!

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

Episode 81 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19505.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://www.rfgenplaycast.podbean.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 81 RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Feb 25th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2021, site, RF Generation


As you many of you know, our site is currently conducting its annual fund drive to help with the server costs for 2021. So far, we have had a good turnout and I am happy to report that with our donors' generous pledges, we are at 74% of our $1,500.00 goal! This is the last week for donations, and we are SO close to reaching our goal!  (you can donate here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypal), so be sure to donate during this time to get in on the raffle of great prizes donated by our staff. You can now find a listing of all of the raffle prize lots HERE.  However, the staff at RF Generation would first like to take a moment to thank those who have donated since the last update:

St0rmTK421
ericeskapade
toze3
blcklblskt
gamereviewgod
singlebanana


Thank you all for your support! Please remember to PM me the email address you donated with, so that we can properly thank you during our weekly updates and provide you with the proper number of raffle tickets.  If you donated recently and do not see your name, you may have donated after we pulled numbers. If you don't see it, just send me a PM and I will check on your donation status.   
   
Grand total raised so far: $1,110.00



Posted on Feb 23rd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under wave riding, sports, ps1, playstation


The original Playstation is one of the most important video game consoles in the history of electronics. Many changes to the way video game development was conducted took place during these years. While big budget 3D blockbusters were marketed to the sky and back, some other companies realized they could target lower price points. Before the Playstation, most lower priced games were re-releases of older, successful games, but the cheaper manufacturing and shipping costs of CDs and jewel cases persuaded some companies to just develop and release lower priced games, which would come to be known as a budget title. The PC gaming market had been doing this since its inception, but consoles could finally get in on the small priced release train. Lower the scope of the game, don't add too many features, and focus like a laser on what will be in the game, and these developers and publishers could release a rather competent game for $20. BursTrick Wake Boarding!! is one such game.


Continue reading BursTrick Wake Boarding!!



Posted on Feb 21st 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Sega


Rise From Your Grave in this month's "A Brief Look At"

This month, we check out Altered Beast for Arcade as a companion to Neo's Twitch challenge of playing every Genesis game!



Posted on Feb 19th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under VGM, Scott Pilgrim, cover, rock, metal, music


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game originally came out way back in 2010 but has been unavailable to purchase for several years. It's a shame since it's a fun multiplayer beat 'em up that takes heavy inspiration from the likes of River City Ransom. It also has an excellent soundtrack that was composed by Anamanaguchi. Fortunately, the game was recently re-released for modern consoles so more people can experience it. With the recent re-release, the time seemed right to try my hand at covering my favorite track from the game. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!



Posted on Feb 17th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming, review


Have you ever been playing a game and gotten to the point where you know you can approach the final boss and finish the game any time you want to, but are having so much fun that you don't want the game to end? That's where I was with Cat Quest, a light, relaxing RPG developed by Gentlebros and released in 2017. This is a game I picked up on the Playstation 4 based only on the title and cover art. It took me a while to get around to playing it, but the comfort food RPG gameplay and addictive feedback loop were just what the doctor ordered for a relaxing winter playthrough.
 
I don't think I can give a better elevator pitch for this game than the developers themselves did. From the game's official website: "This is a game heavily inspired by Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy and Skyrim. It aims to provide a streamlined and concise open world experience. Think of it as the overworld of Final Fantasy, the combat and exploration of Zelda, and the open world of Skyrim all in one package!" In the game, you play as a cat trying to rescue his kidnapped sister. All the NPCs are cats and the game is littered with cat puns (see what I did there?).


Continue reading Cat Quest



Posted on Feb 15th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under TV Museum, History


Collectors of retro video games, as collectors of all media, stand against the ravages of time's arrow.  Said arrow only goes in one direction and as it inexorably pushes all forward it simultaneously leaves all behind.  As the the grand philosophers in Spaceballs once posited:

Col. Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now is happening now.
Lord Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Col. Sandurz: We passed it.
Lord Dark Helmet: When?
Col. Sandurz: Just now. We're in now now.
Lord Dark Helmet: Go back to then!
Col. Sandurz: When?
Lord Dark Helmet: Now!
Col. Sandurz: Now?
Lord Dark Helmet: Now!
Col. Sandurz: I can't!
Lord Dark Helmet: Why?
Col. Sandurz: We missed it!
Lord Dark Helmet: When?
Col. Sandurz: Just now!
Lord Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Col. Sandurz: Soon.


Continue reading The Early Television Foundation and Museum



Posted on Feb 13th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under top 20, nes, snes, genesis, pc, n64, playstation, nintendo, ps1, mario, zelda


So after taking much of 2020 to look at some of the best games for several different home console systems of the 70's, 80's, and 90's, it only seemed natural to kick off 2021 with a list of the best of the best.

The results are based off of 5 participants:

Crabmaster2000
EZ Racer
DisposedHero
Fokakis79
Wempster

Voters were encouraged to list all their best games if they couldn't get it cut to 20, and a few lists took advantage of that. Games from all systems released as 5th generation consoles (N64, Playstation 1, Sega Saturn) and prior were eligible. Japan exclusives were also eligible, along with PC titles released in 1999 or earlier.

In all, there were 89 games that were considered among the best of the early video game generations, and rather than list the also-rans separately, I thought it woulld be fun to list every game in order. My thought is that all these games are considered exceptional by at least one person, so if your looking for ideas for something to try, it might be for you as well.

Before getting to it, thanks to those who participated this month, and all who made lists in 2020. It's been a lot of fun, and look forward to a lot more in '21! If you're a GameCube fan, check out the link for the next list coming up- http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19495.0

So here are your Top 20...er top 89 games as voted on by RFGen members!


Continue reading RFGen Top 20 plus? Games of the Early Years



Posted on Feb 11th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, February, 2021


We interrupt your regularly scheduled panicked, last-minute candy and flower shopping to bring you the February 2021 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we provide you with an update for our Annual Fund Drive, announce our March Community Playthrough title, reveal our shoot 'em up club game, 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 and please continue to keep you and your loved ones SAFE!     

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: February 2021 Edition



Posted on Feb 9th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, PS1, Suikoden


I just started playing the Suikoden series recently. The first game was a pleasant surprise that I ended up really loving. It is concise and well-paced for a JRPG, full of memorable characters and great moments. After I played it, so many people told me that the sequel was just like this but better in every way. I disagree.



Posted on Feb 7th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Nostalgia, Video games, memories, family


In December 1982, over the holiday break, from my 1st year in school, most of us on my dad's side of the family gathered at the home of my grandparents, to celebrate Christmas. Like any year, it was a time filled with candy, kids playing in the living room, while the adults sat around the dining room table, regaling stories new and old, and of course, Christmas presents. And like every Christmas, though grandpa and grandma didn't have much money, their gifts were thoughtful, and their house full of love. Those times were always magical. Little did I know the magic I was to discover during this particular holiday gathering.


Continue reading Tribute To My Uncle David



Posted on Feb 5th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under diy, mario kart


If you guys don't know me already, I drive a custom Super Mario Kart Car. It's a 2005 Scion xA and its painted Red, White, and Blue with yellow wheels just like Mario's car in the game. I am constantly working on it, and recently I have been making appearances at kids' birthday parties with it.

Well, I upgraded my shift knob which was a BaBomb for a while, and decided to make one out of a plastic banana to resemble the bananas you throw in Mario Kart.




Posted on Feb 3rd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Resolutions, Goals, Gaming, Backlog


It's a new year (perhaps you've noticed) and things are a lot different. Many things are the same, including many of the problems, but we've got a changing of the guard, vaccines coming in hot and ready, and hopefully an end to at least some of the wretchedness that has gripped this country for some time now. With that, I'm finding myself cautiously poking my head out of the miasma of societal hopelessness I've been in since last summer. I've started doing weekly gaming nights with some friends from my local book club and have a renewed interest in gaming, which has helped my mood tremendously lately.

I've never been much for New Year's resolutions, personally, but I do like the idea of setting goals as a tangible intent to get things done. In that vein, and in lieu of a top 10 of 2020 list, I thought it'd be a good idea to set some goals for checking out some of the games I was too distracted to play last year, as well as check some games off my backlog. I won't commit myself to finishing every one of these, but as a means to hold myself accountable, here are the games I want to play this year.



Continue reading 2021 New Year's Gaming Resolutions


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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