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We're back with another interview, this time it's Rob Bryant from Sly Dog Studios! We'll discuss his most recent NES homebrew release, The Mad Wizard, along with his other projects and development process. As always, your prolific questions get addressed and Bil and Crabby even manage to jam in some board game talk.
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Continue reading Collectorcast Episode 32: You Can't Counter Hugs
Public Security Section 9, or "Section 9" for short, stands as the most secretive and covert of Japan's Ministry of Home Affairs' internal groups. It exists as an anti-terrorist force capable of both defensive and offensive actions. Its members are considered the "best of the best" in their respective fields, each cybernetically augmented for enhanced abilities in stealth, combat, intelligence, and communication. Basically, these are among the most lethal people on the face of the earth. Their newest member, you, is also considered among the elite, but due to your rookie status in Section 9, you still feel that you have to prove yourself. Luckily, a mission has opened up, allowing you to show off your skills to the other members of Section 9, and thus justify your presence there. Jump into your diminutive spider-like Fuchikoma robot tank and prepare...
Continue reading Ghost in the Shell for PSX
RFGeneration has long been a place where both retro and nowtro video game players and collectors can come together and share their love of the games. However, there has always been a little bit of overlap into action figures, toys, comics, beer (I'm lookin at you nupoile), and Table Top games. I thought it would be fun to talk about one of my favorites that I am always trying to get people to play with me.
Continue reading Please Play Arkham Horror With Me
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This was a game even your grandmother could love.
Every video game console has at least one game that defines it. One title that, above any other, people associate with it. For modern consoles, it's often a launch title that soars above the rest in quality, or a later game that is exclusive to that system. Usually, it's a great game that is universally hailed as something special. For early consoles, that game often happened to be the pack-in title, i.e. the game that came with the system when you bought it. In the case of the Game Boy, that game was Tetris.
Continue reading Tetris, 1989
In May, we continue to rack our brains with some early RPG tactical warfare in Shining Force and we're still cutely platforming our way through Dreamland strand-by-strand in Kirby's Epic Yarn. This June, join Disposed Hero and singlebanana as we ratchet up the action with the Capcom classics, Mega Man 2 & 3 (NES/3DSVC & the Mega Man Anniversary Collection for GC/PS2/XBox) for the retro playthrough. On the modern side, fill your hands for an all out assault to save the galaxy in the original Mass Effect (360/PS3/PSN/Steam/PC) with your hosts Fleach and GrayGhost81.
Continue reading Retro & Modern Playthroughs: June - September
Help Wanted: Those who prefer to shoot first and ask questions later. Virtua City is looking to hire special detectives for missions that require fast trigger fingers. Recruits will be highly trained and put in great peril as they tackle the most dangerous missions to clean this city's dirty streets. Are you man enough to be a hero? Play as special detectives Michael Hardy and James Cools and take on a huge job that will clean the streets of futuristic, man-made Virtua City.
Again we travel to the lonely lands of Sega's oft forgotten home console, the Saturn. Virtua Cop started its life in the arcade and upon release became the latest in a long string of hits by Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2, or AM 2, in 1994. Virtua Cop is a genre defining game, as it broke new ground for on-rail light gun shooters by allowing far more interactivity with the enemies, based on where they are struck by a bullet. Different animations and scores come out for hitting different parts of the bodies of Virtua City's criminal scum. The graphics are also full, 3-D polygons, which is obviously what Yu Suzuki and crew used after the massive success of Virtua Fighter a year earlier.
Continue reading Psychotic Reviews: Virtua Cop
Oh well. Back to Words with Friends. (SlackurJes, if you ever want to play.) Pic source: lazygamer.net
Folks spend their money and time on what they want or what's important to them, gamers included. Ah, but it's never that simple, is it? There are as many stories about collections as there are collectors, and probably half as many assumptions about both that are mistaken for various reasons. In the same way that a person's income, background, religion, appearance, and other factors often lead to very inaccurate assumptions about an individual, often anyone who owns more than a few video games can be labeled quite incorrectly.
Continue reading A Collection Story
Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Floyd (Fleach), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and Steven (Disposed Hero) as we discuss April's retro and modern playthroughs, Paper Mario and Tomb Raider (2013). Both games are follow ups to two very popular video game franchises (Super Mario RPG and the Tomb Raider series) and we discuss, among other things, how these games hold up within their respective series. For the retro segment, we are joined by our RF Gen 2014 Top Shmuper and Game Boy Guru, MetalFRO.
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We PC gamers had to wait a long time for Grand Theft Auto V to come to our platform of choice, but it became immediately clear that it was worth the wait. I'm not going to bore you with all the additions made to this version, as it's been well-documented in every review out there. In fact, I'm not even going to review the game. It doesn't need that from me. Neither does Rockstar. Instead I want to talk about the beauty of games about nothing.
Now don't get the wrong impression here. GTA V is about something in the sense that it has a story. Actually it has a whole lot of story. But as good (or bad) as that story may be, this is a game that is justifiably celebrated just as much by everything you can do, even if you ignore the story. This is game that you can spend hundreds of hours on without actually playing the game itself. If you want to play the campaign, it's there for you. If you want to ignore it and just do 'nothing,' that can be an even more satisfying experience.
Continue reading Grand Theft Auto V And Games About Nothing
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Now you're playing with power - Turtle Power!
1990 was a fabulous year for Peter Laird, and Kevin Eastman, creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters. They saw the 4 intrepid heroes at the height of their popularity. The comic book was selling, the cartoon series was all the rage among adolescent males, and the live-action movie starring the turtles came out and became the most successful independent film of all time. In addition, TMNT the action figures were selling well, and as such, "Turtle Mania" was in full swing. Pizza Hut even did a TMNT-themed promotional tie-in where they did a concert tour of guys in rubber Turtle suits singing and dancing to 80's rock called the "Coming Out Of Their Shells" tour, complete with pay-per view performance and VHS, and audio cassette. One might even go so far as to say that the 4 turtles had over-saturated the market by that point.
Continue reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan, 1990
The staff at RF Generation would like to once again thank all of you who submitted scans and information to our database for the month of April. Please remember to help celebrate RF Generation's 11th birthday by competing in our Pain Yourself With Submissions contest as it continues through the month of May. If you haven't joined the contest yet, don't worry, it just got underway and there is plenty of time left to earn points for submissions and by contributing in other areas of the site. A complete list of rules for the contest are located here. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's take a moment to thank our top contributors for April.
In April, we had a total of 2,035 submissions and of those, 1,870 were game submissions, and 165 were hardware submissions. Of these submissions, 1,105 of them were images.
Our top submitters (those with a minimum of 100) for April were:
Shadow Kisuragi 352
Techie413 90 (hey, close enough!)
Top approvers for the month included:
Shadow Kisuragi 1,120
Thanks to everyone who made a submission or helped with our approvals for the month of April. Your submissions are what keep this site going and up-to-date. Good luck to everyone in this Pain Yourself With Submissions contest!
So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........
Getting Political Part I
Getting Political Part II
Getting Political Part III
Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - Part IV The Conclusion
Jump scares and gore have become commonplace in modern horror games and films, but Home: A Unique Horror Adventure avoids all of that to create a creepy journey full of revelations.
Continue reading Indie Review: Home: A Unique Horror Adventure
For those of you who have been around the site for a while, you know that we have a tradition here at RF Generation that coincides with the anniversary of our site's creation. RF Generation is in it's 11th year of existence, and to celebrate, it's time for our annual PAIN YOURSELF WITH SUBMISSIONS contest. As all of you know, member submissions are what keeps this site going and ensures that we have the most up-to-date and best video game database on the planet. To commemorate our anniversary, we hold an annual contest to see who can "contribute" the most to the site during an allotted period of time (*see the description of contributions and points below) .
So, here's how it works. From the time this article posts (April 29th) until June 8th, you make as many submissions as humanly possible. Our dedicated database staff will review the absurd amount of submissions and at the end of it all, one of you gets a super sweet prize package, which includes your choice of $60 worth of gaming goodness. Essentially, you win a shopping spree (not to exceed $60 and items have to be game related) on GameGavel, eBay, or Amazon, and we pick up the tab. Of course, you'll also be the coolest kid in town as you strut around in your new, official RF Generation Ringer T-shirt.
Continue reading Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest - 2015
We have all seen it. The Sell Off. Whether it be a relative newcomer to the hobby or a lifelong collector with rooms filled with decades of gaming memories, at some point, some people make the hard decision to sell their collection off.
This is done for various reasons, but it usually boils down to three categories (and there is even some overlap between them):
Continue reading The Sell Off - Foreshadowing