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Posted on Mar 30th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Quintet, Enix, RPG, SNES

I've mentioned it many times before, but Illusion of Gaia is a game that I have fond memories of from when I was a kid and is still one of my favorite Super Nintendo games today. As many already know, it is a loosely-based sequel to Soul Blazer, which has earned itself quite the reputation over the years as a great action-RPG for the console. As such, Soul Blazer has been on my mind for many years as something that I should eventually play, so I finally made time to experience what is now another in a long list of favorites for the SNES.

Continue reading Soul Blazer

Posted on Mar 28th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under nintendo, gamecube, wii u, adventure, action

Nintendo is easily among the best when it comes to long support for some of their game series. Plenty of characters that got their start during the NES days, or even older, are still alive and kicking. The Legend of Zelda series is one such franchise, having seen continual development and new games released for every Nintendo console and handheld, except the Virtual Boy, since the original Famicom Disk System release of The Legend of Zelda in 1986.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker was first released on the Gamecube in 2002. It would spend most of the console's life as the only single player Zelda experience for the console, as the follow up, Twilight Princess, was released alongside the Wii's console launch. A Hi Definition remaster of the game was released in 2013 on the Wii U, which also got a similar HD re-release for Twilight Princess.

Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Posted on Mar 26th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, PS3, 360, South Park, Stick of Truth

This month, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) travel to the fictional, snow-capped town of South Park, Colorado for a little LARPing with the kids. The crew discusses the diverse intricacies of this surprisingly well-done RPG, including the gameplay, the graphics, and the music. They also discuss their history with the television series and reveal which of the episodes is their favorite. Which one of the guys has a new found appreciation for the series? And who calls an early shot that this title may be in the their Top 5 at the end of the year? To find out, come on down to the Playcast and have yourself a time!
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 these games more. 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 71 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19292.0

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Continue reading Episode 71 - RF Generation Playcast

Posted on Mar 24th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Nintendo

Wait days on end fro progress with Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Animal Crossing New Horizions for Nintendo Switch...with Special Guest: Becca (My wife) I have had to do a bunch of working from home due to crazy circumstances, so watch Becca play on release day as she streams for her game store, Level UP Entertainment! I make some cameos, since im supposed to be working!

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

Posted on Mar 22nd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Grid Seeker, Shoot the Corecast, Shmup Club, Taito, Project Storm Hammer, The Dictator of Justice, shooting game, STG, shoot em up, s

In Episode 021, Addicted and MetalFRO go for an unlikely first entry, among Taito's shooting game canon. Rather than tackling the grandfather of all shooting games, or the company's famous, aquatic-themed franchise, we decided to tackle a lesser-known game from 1992: Grid Seeker. We pick this game apart, and try to figure out what's good about it, and also, why it just misses the mark for us.

Here's the direct link to listen to the podcast on the site, or download the MP3 for later:

Continue reading Shoot the Core-cast Episode 021 - Grid Seeker

Posted on Mar 20th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under tv, review

When we played South Park: The Stick of Truth for the podcast, I could not tell you the last time I watched a full episode of the show. It's pretty impressive that the show has been on the air for so long with basically the same two dudes at the helm the entire time. I've seen many episodes over the years, but never watched through an entire season. I'm not sure if I still have them, but at one point I owned a few seasons on DVD but I don't think I ever watched them. South Park was pretty much a show that I had seen a few episodes of, thought was pretty funny, and no strong opinion of. I do remember the movie being hilarious, though.

Continue reading This is now a South Park fansite!

Posted on Mar 18th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under How To Survive, Video Games, Tetris 99, Words With Friends,

Image from Wikipedia

Well gang, it looks like many if not most of us will be hanging out at home a lot more for the foreseeable future.  I'll have you know I did warn my Beloved about all of that Plague, Inc. she was playing last year.  In all seriousness, I do hope everyone stays safe and calm and healthy.  Since much of the world is in some form of lock-down and many of us are looking at more screen time than expected, I wanted to share some suggestions on how our family is planning to ride out the upcoming season (and how gaming helps.)

Continue reading Tips On Keeping Calm And Gaming On

Posted on Mar 16th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, nupoile, Vectrex, Odyssey2

Continue reading The People of RF Generation - nupoile

Posted on Mar 14th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, jrpg, ps1

Today I'm talking about my first experience with the Suikoden series, a JRPG by Konami that features over 100 playable characters. This is a PS1 JRPG that was never on my radar growing up with the system. I'm glad I gave it a shot and am looking forward to playing the sequel in the near future.

Posted on Mar 12th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under SNES, games, zelda, mario, nintendo, rpg

The Super Nintendo had an array of great titles, many of which are considered some of the best across all platforms. So when it came to figuring out the best games for the system, it's no surprise that it was a little top heavy. In fact out of 11 lists submitted, there were a whopping 5 games that were absent from only two lists or less. Compare that with the NES list, where with less lists, only SMB3 could stake the claim.

Comments accompany games whenever possible, reflecting the thoughts of those who submitted them. A big thank you to everyone who participated and left thoughts:

EZ Racer
Disposed Hero

Don't forget to check the submissions page for all the great SNES titles that didn't quite make the cut- http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19263.0

Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games- Super NES Edition

Posted on Mar 10th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, February, Concertcast, Fundraiser

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the March 2019 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we give a final thanks to those who supported the fund drive and reveal the total amount donated, announce our April Community Playtrough game, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, congratualte one of our most beloved members of the site, 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: March 2020 Edition

Posted on Mar 8th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Nintendo Switch, Hybrid console, game console, portable gaming

Image linked shamelessly from Nintendo.

3 years ago this month, Nintendo released a new console, dubbed the Switch. After all the lead-up to the reveal, and all the "NX" rumors that were flying around, the name was met with some skepticism. As someone who works in Information Technology, "switch" means something entirely different in my world, so it also hit me a little funny, because I thought it might get confusing. That said, I think the name fits, and after the underwhelming performance of the Wii U, Nintendo definitely needed to change their approach. By consolidating their home console and handheld business lines into a single product, they took a huge risk, but at this point, I think it's safe to say it was a gamble well worth taking.

Continue reading The Nintendo Switch 3 Years Out

Posted on Mar 6th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under metroid, custom,diy,how to, nes, nintendo

I love getting custom orders from people who have a favorite game. This one was for my buddy Joe and he really loves the Metroid series. He told me that he also enjoyed the bad guys a lot. I wanted to try something new for this project and make it really stand out. I used Apoxy Sculpt, acrylic paints, and hot glue to make this system. Oh....and a lot of time and hard work. Check out the video to see the process and the two custom controllers I did for the system as well.

Posted on Mar 4th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under RF Cinema, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic, Sega, Sega Genesis, movies

Regular RF Cinema readers know I had pretty low expectations for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Between Hollywood's less-than-stellar track record of turning video games into compelling film experiences, the series struggling to reach the heights of its glory days on the Genesis, and that whole thing of the title character's first CG iteration being borderline horrific, there wasn't much reason to give it the benefit of the doubt.

After a months-long delay to redesign the little blue blur, the film is finally here. The good news: it's not a dumpster fire! The bad news: it falls victim to the same traps of most other video game movies. Read on for the details in the latest episode of RFGeneration's exploration of video games in cinema.

Continue reading RF Cinema: Sonic the Hedgehog

Posted on Mar 2nd 2020 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Fighting Games

Modern gaming has many advantages and disadvantages depending on your outlook. Many of the things that I don't care for in the modern arena are tied closely to things that really don't interest me all that much anyway so I don't fret too much about them. I'm not a big indie guy so the fact that most indie games are digital only doesn't typically bother me. I can play Dark Souls from start to finish without messing around with the online mutliplayer aspects which don't excite me. Since I don't have a particular fondness for MMO style games persistent online worlds and the joys that accompany them are a non-issue for me.

There is one particular genre that I love and have grown up with my whole life that I no longer play these days. The advances of modern gaming have pushed me completely out of Fighting games and I didn't realize until recently how sad that makes me.

Continue reading Fighting Against Current Trends

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