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Posted on Jan 18th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under thrifting, collecting


As I've written about a few times, I'm a big fan of selling on eBay. For all of its shortcomings on the seller side, I still find myself able to leverage it to earn enough extra money that it is worth my time. One speed bump I have run into lately is that I am running out of big ticket items in my video game collection to purge, so I had been doing a bit of thrifting in the hopes of finding things to flip for profit, but I was having little success. Recently, I started visiting the Goodwill Outlet Center which is conveniently on my way home from work. It is quite an experience to go there, and I have been able to find some great loot, most of it to flip, some of it to add to my collections.

If you have been to a normal Goodwill store (or any traditional thrift store), you will be greeted with retail furnishings stocked with used clothing and miscellaneous items that have been donated by the general public. A Goodwill Outlet is something completely different. When you walk in, all you will see are big blue bins with people digging vigorously through them looking for treasure. At the particular location I go to, books are five for a dollar, and everything else is weighed and charged $1.49 per pound. Bins are changed out one aisle at a time about once every half hour, and people line up for the fresh bins to be released upon them in a Black Friday style frenzy. I have yet to line up because the action is a bit too much for me, and I like taking my time.


Continue reading Dig and Flip



Posted on Jan 16th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, top 10


I had a lot of time to play games in 2020 and many of them were very good. Out of the 35+ games I played that released in 2020, here are the ones I most enjoyed.



Posted on Jan 14th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Collecting, Gaming


Happy New Year!  As we head into 2021, we all know it is a different world than even a year ago.  Most brick-and-mortar retail, including for video games, has taken a very rough beating.  Somewhat surprisingly, even online stores often had a short supply of many new games.  If ever there were a catalyst to speed up our medium's transition to primarily digital download, it was 2020.  Conversely...

The retro game market spiked in prices, as would be expected.  Even PS4s and XBox One systems became hot commodities in some areas, not to mention the Switch.  The massive increase in at-home workers using programs like Zoom meant less bandwidth for online play and slow download speeds.  If anything, for me the last year was another reminder of why I enjoy collecting physical copies of video games.


Continue reading Thoughts on Gaming and Collecting Going Into 2021



Posted on Jan 12th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under coaster, roller coaster, tycoon, ps4, ps5, xbox, xbox one


Let me be up front to start- I know I'm the Top 20 guy, but admittedly the Christmas season got away from me, as well as a hectic start to the new year. If you're looking for a new top 20, then take a look at the newest thread for more info, should be a lot of fun. You can find that link here- http://www.rfgeneration.c...topic=19486.msg276303#new

But with not having a top 20 to post for January, I thought it would be fun to talk about my recent experience with Planet Coaster: Console Edition, released in November by Frontier Games.


Continue reading Planet Coaster: Worth the Wait



Posted on Jan 10th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, January, 2021


We interrupt your regularly scheduled New Year's resolutions to bring you the January 2021 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we announce our February Community Playthrough game, reveal our shoot 'em up club title, 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: January 2021 Edition



Posted on Jan 8th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Hyrule Warriors, Age of Calamity, Legend of Zelda, Nintendo Switch, prequel, sequel


On October 20th, 2016, Nintendo revealed what was to be their next console. Known up to that point as the 'Nintendo NX' in gaming media circles, the Nintendo Switch was officially unveiled to the world. The very first game to be revealed was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not only had it been in development for some time, to be the final hurrah for Nintendo's flagging Wii U console, but was also to usher in their new console, as part of the launch line-up. As we know now, not only did the Switch change Nintendo's console fortunes around, after the market failure of the Wii U, but this latest entry in the storied franchise has also turned out to be the biggest selling game in the entire series. Nintendo revealed a direct sequel to the game in June of 2019, but in the interim, details were revealed about a forthcoming Hyrule Warriors game, focusing on the events leading up to The Great Calamity. On November 20, 2020, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was released.


Continue reading Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - First Look



Posted on Jan 6th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, shoes


So Vans partnered with Nintendo in the past to put out some cool shoes. Well Nintendo did it again, this time with shoe company Puma. They had to celebrate Marios 35th Anniversary in style. I take a look at these shoes that are a through back to the old school NES




Posted on Jan 4th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Review, Books, Game Art, Arcade Games, Typography



I thought about doing a top 10 list this year, as I always try to do, but I'm just the latest in a seemingly endless string of writers saying 2020 was unlike any year I've seen in my lifetime. I feel like I have an excuse every year for why I didn't play as many games as I would have liked, but frankly, I feel less apologetic about it this time.

On the bright side, this was a great time to dip into the warm, fuzzy, comfort food of pixel art. I recently came across the book Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type and hadn't seen anything like it before. As the name suggests, it highlights early gaming fonts and details the differences from the perspective of someone who is a trained typeface designer. Paging through it was just the kind of happy place I've been going to a lot this year, and I have a feeling it'll spark some interest with this group as well.



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Posted on Dec 31st 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Gaming, 2020, GOTY, backlog


As I wrote in my blog post last month, I created a new YouTube channel earlier in the year which has been quite fulfilling for me, but it has also taken up a considerable amount of my time and left me with much less time for gaming than in previous years. However, I think I still managed to carve out a nice beaten games list this year that is just shy of 90 titles. As usual, I try to mix my gaming up with a wide variety of titles from different consoles, genres, and generations, and this year was no exception.


Continue reading My 2020 Gaming Wrap-Up



Posted on Dec 29th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under RPG, action, sandbox, psp


About 5 years back, a strange and interesting game for the Playstation 2 was reviewed called Steambot Chronicles. It can be described in many different words and phrases, such as mecha sandbox rhythm role playing game. Steambot Chronicles was developed by Irem, a company mostly known for arcade games and especially the R-Type series of shoot 'em ups. The transition to its RPG swan song might be a little unexpected to long time arcade fans, especially given the fact that few people even know about Irem's RPG passion project. Somehow, Steambot Chronicles was successful enough for the company to develop a handheld spinoff for the Playstation Portable. Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament would release in Japan in 2008, developed and published by Irem themselves. The following year would see the game's release in North America with Atlus as its publisher.

Steambot Chronicles Review: http://www.rfgeneration.c...ambot-Chronicles-3030.php



Continue reading Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament



Posted on Dec 27th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Indie, Metroidvania


Come bug Neo in this month's "A Brief Look At"

This month, we check out Hollow Knight for Modern Platforms and PC!



Posted on Dec 25th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, GrayGhost81, consoles, emulation


He's back! While I've had Shawn do a People of in the past, I have considered revisiting some of those conversations and doing them in the new audio format to be able to have a more candid conversation. As you'll see, this doesn't just relate to the standard questions that you're used to as we talk about something we both have an interest in.

The audio version is linked here: https://drive.google.com/...EOM0uoB4/view?usp=sharing



Posted on Dec 23rd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Gears of War, playthrough, September, 2020, Concertcast


In this month's episode of the Playcast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) recount their time as "film stars" as they discuss October's spooky playthrough of Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly.  You'll want to hear how this game stacks up against other titles in the survival horror genre and how the strange combat mechanic of the Camera Obscura works in defining the unique gameplay.  Fatal Frame II is described by some as the scariest game ever made, so how does this accusation hold up?  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 79 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19470.0

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
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And on Twitter: @thesinglebanana & @RFGPlayCast


Continue reading Episode 79 RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Dec 20th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, December, 2020


We interrupt your regularly scheduled hall decking to bring you the December 2020 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we announce our January Community Playthrough game, reveal our shoot 'em up club title, inform you of a database update, 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: December 2020 Edition



Posted on Dec 18th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Jamestown Plus, Shoot the Corecast, podcast, Shmup Club, Final Form Games, shooter, STG, shmup, shooting game, shoot em up, indie game


In Episode 029, Addicted and MetalFRO explore an alternate take on the British colony of Roanoke, but this time, set on Mars! Jamestown+ was developed by Final Form Games, and is the full realization of the original release from 2011, with extra content and tweaks. Does it warrant your time this holiday season? Hopefully, we can shed some light on that for you!

Get the podcast from on your device via your favorite service:
https://linktr.ee/shootthecorecast

Or stream/download the episode right here on RF Generation!
http://www.rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-12-17_stcc_ep_029_jamestown_plus.mp3

Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19444.0


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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