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Posted on Jan 19th 2022 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under vr, gaming

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Tetris Effect - Like many before me I wondered "how can they make Tetris worth playing in VR?" before firing this up. I tried it out last year when I acquired my physical copy from Limited Run, but it didn't get its hooks in me at the time. In my search for VR titles to play, I discovered that the main game mode for this game (which is all I have played), is rather short, so I dove back in. The pull of Tetris Effect is that yes, it's the Tetris that we all know and love but set against some beautiful and fantastic backdrops and integrated with an amazing soundtrack by Hydelic.


Continue reading VR Season Part III



Posted on Jan 17th 2022 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under coop



Now that we are a couple of weeks into '22, and since co-op is kinda my jam, I figured I'd do a quick recap on some co-op games you may have missed last year.  This quick list excludes some better known titles such as It Takes Two, The Ascent, and Back 4 Blood, and instead focuses on some that may have slipped through the cracks.  Oh, and I won't mention how much I enjoyed Aliens: Fireteam Elite because I've already mentioned it in a few articles, so I won't bring up how much fun I had with Aliens: Fireteam Elite again in this article and how you should find two friends and play through Aliens: Fireteam Elite.  Also, I didn't get around to KeyWe or Very Very Valet, both of which I intend to pick up but have yet to do so.


Continue reading Some of 2021's Lesser Known Co-Op Games Worth Playing Into 2022



Posted on Jan 15th 2022 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, list, 2021, game of the year


I can't say that 2021 was the best year ever for video games. Many of the games I was looking forward to got delayed. Some came out and just weren't that good. But, there are always gems out there, especially in the indie space. Here are my top 10 games from 2021, which include both indies, major releases, action, racing and a lot of comedy.



Posted on Jan 13th 2022 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under VGM, cover, metal, final fantasy


Truth be told, I've only dabbled in Final Fantasy XIV a bit, and I'm not sure if I actually heard this theme in the game or not. But when Torn From the Heavens came up as an 8BBG track, I was really intrigued and was looking forward to working on it. I was working on my recently posted Those Who Fight cover at the same time as this one, so that's where most of my creative energy went during that time, so this ended up being pretty much a simple recreation of the original track. Nonetheless, I still think this cover turned out pretty decent, and I hope you all enjoy it!



Posted on Jan 1st 2022 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Mega Man, Slide, opinion, retro gaming, game mechanics


It is the express purpose of this column to bring light into dark subjects, to bring hope where there is despair.  For every great game or game genre, there is a trope, game mechanic, or other characteristic that is often maligned, even hated.  I am here to defend the defenseless, to uphold justice where none has prevailed, to give meaning where once none was found.  No game is perfect, but not every flaw is glaring.  My job is to show that some of these things have redeeming value.


Continue reading In Defense Of...The Mega Man Slide



Posted on Dec 24th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under VGM, cover, final fantasy, metal


Final Fantasy VII's main battle theme Those Who Fight has always been one of my favorite tracks in all of VGM and was one of the main tracks I wanted to cover when I started my channel. I purposely held off on doing it though because I didn't think I could do it justice at the time and wasn't confident that I would be able to make the cover I really wanted to make until I had some experience under my belt. So fast forward about a year and half later, I've improved and somewhat learned the ropes with making these covers, and I finally feel like I've 'found my sound' if that makes sense. The time finally felt right to create my own interpretation of a very important piece of music. Was it worth the wait? Yes, it was. I can confidently say that I made the cover that I always wanted to make. I still don't consider it perfect, but after delaying it and working on it for an extra week, I knew I would never be 100% satisfied with it. It's time to call it done and move on. It's extremely gratifying for all the ideas I had swirling around in my head for the last couple of years to finally come to fruition, and I really hope you all enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed making it!



Posted on Dec 22nd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Deck Builder


It's time to Duel with this month's "A Brief Look At" with Neo!

This month, we check out Ascension for PC and Mobile (and a physical card game)!




Posted on Dec 20th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under vr

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

Bood & Truth - Originally conceived as a sequel in the Getaway series, Blood & Truth sees the player as a small time London gangster embroiled in a battle with a rival family who are trying to execute a "hostile" takeover. With the move controllers, you will mostly be shooting at your foes with a decent variety of guns but also interacting with objects in the environment, including some electronics hacking and lock-picking. The movement is teleportation only but it works pretty well and feels smooth. There is a very minor weapon upgrade system that can be utilized between levels but it is nothing special, especially given the fact that there are only a handful of weapons in the game overall. The game is story driven, but the story never gets in the way of the action. However, I found the characters hard to take seriously. Dramatic moments didn't have quite the impact on me that the developers intended, because the whole thing seemed a little goofy to me, especially given that you can emote with a button press, and one of the gestures you can make is a particular one finger salute. Having said that, Blood & Truth is a must-play for PSVR owners.


Continue reading VR Season Part II



Posted on Dec 18th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under 2021, Video Games

Pictured: Another mainstream media/futurist/political/conspiratorial lie.  It is the end of 2021, and not only do we not have flying cars, no one I know has a Hydrosub either.  I blame the supply chain breakdown.  Giant birds, ornithopters, and 1970s TVs not included.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, fellow RFGeners!  As we close out the last 365 24 hours together, let us focus on the positive, and not the errors I keep accidentally adding to the database.



Continue reading State of Play 2021 Wrap Up



Posted on Dec 16th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, PS1


Symphony of the Night is a game I've dabbled with over the years. Around the time the PlayStation was current, a friend lent it to me and I had some fun with it before getting lost in the castle and having to give it back. Then I tried playing the digital edition that released for XBox many years later, and fell off it again. I finally sat down to play it for real, from a disc on a PS2, and I absolutely loved it. I've grown a huge appreciation for metroidvanias over the last few years, and this one is still one of the best.



Posted on Dec 14th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Shoot the Corecast, Shmup Club, Irem, Tamtex, R Type, SNES, Super Famicom, Super Nintendo, shooting game, shoot em up, shooter


In Episode 041, MetalFRO and Addicted take a close look at a game from a venerable arcade developer, as it moved away from the arcade setting, and into people's living rooms. How does this third entry in the R-Type series fare against its arcade forbears, and does it successfully bring the formula home?

You can stream or download the episode right here on RF Generation:
https://www.rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2021-12-13_stcc_ep_041_r-type_iii.mp3

Or check out our Linktree page, to find the feed for your preferred podcast platform:
https://linktr.ee/shootthecorecast

Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19618.0

Thanks for listening!



Posted on Dec 12th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Christmas, Gaming, tradition


Growing up as a child in the 80's, I recall a few stories from friends and classmates about the video game goodies they got to open at their family Christmas celebrations. It was always fun to hear what they got, in part because I knew I would probably get a chance to play some of those games soon enough, when I could go over to their house. Sometimes it was high praise for the game or console that mom & dad (or grandparents) bought them, and occasionally it was complaints that they got a game they thought was "lame" or that they had already thoroughly played via rentals or borrowing from friends. Typically, I was more than a little jealous, since I never got gaming stuff for Christmas. My first game system was the Game Boy at age 12, and I didn't get my own console until I was 14, and I had to buy it (and the TV it hooked to) myself. So I had to live vicariously through others, reveling in their new acquisitions as best I could from afar.


Continue reading Gaming Around Christmas Time



Posted on Dec 2nd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under fight stick, diy


So a few months ago I was contacted by Red Bull Gaming to participate in a fun contest they had planned. Myself and two other builders were asked to build the most intimidating fight stick they could think of for Red Bull's Tekken legend Anakin. I never made a fight stick before but was happy to accept the challenge. Red Bull put out their own video with all three of our stick builds and a brief interview on their channel. This is my behind the scenes on how I came up with the idea and built the fight stick.




Posted on Nov 27th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, November


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the November 2021 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we announce our next Community Playthrough title, reveal next month's 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: November 2021 Edition



Posted on Nov 22nd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under vr, gaming

Photo by Bradley Hook from Pexels

Daylight Savings Time ended a few weeks ago and that means it's time to break out my VR rig. I love playing PSVR in the fall and winter. It's one bright side (pun intended) of the cooler weather and earlier dark hours. I feel like I haven't been following PSVR releases in a long time (did I even play this thing last year?), but I have a lot of games on the shelf that I haven't touched, and this month Playstation Plus is featuring three PSVR titles for download. Here's what I've been playing.



Continue reading VR Season


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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