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Posted on Nov 20th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under physical media, PS5, XBox Snugglebunny


pic from vg247.  I'd dive in there like Scrooge McDuck.

I remember when eBay was a new thing.  In the wake of a fresh and burgeoning public internet, with dial-up squeals and stilted page updates, the world suddenly felt connected in a new and unprecedented way.  It didn't take long for me to use this powerful collection of advanced tools to finally achieve a feat that had eluded me for what felt like forever:

I tracked down the import Final Fantasy IV soundtrack CD.

Spent way too much, in hind sight.  Didn't we all, the first time we realized we could bid on objects that had tantalized our imaginations?  Or replace that lost childhood toy?  Or prove that yes, Song of the South really exists but only on withered VHS tapes?  Before it became a store, in its infancy eBay felt like an untapped treasure trove, that fabled yard sale where everybody found something they were looking for.

But this isn't about eBay.  It is about what that described moment represents; connecting with a lost treasure, or finding a new one.  Few gamers over thirty wouldn't stop and look at a pristine collection of rare games from a few decades ago, if just to reminisce or wonder about what was never played.  Games back then represented a thing to buy and savor, from mining every secret and technique to staying up with a buddy to beat each other's high scores.  Before they were services, video games were products to own.


Continue reading Are We Past The Golden Era Of Physical Media?



Posted on Nov 18th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, SNES, lemmings


Next to Tetris, Lemmings may have been one of the most ubiquitous puzzle games around in the 1990s. First released for the Amiga in 1991, it was ported almost everywhere - NES, DOS, Genesis, 3DO, Atari ST, and a dozen other systems. This review looks at the Super Nintendo version specifically.

Aside from a looking at the gameplay, I also go into a bit of the dark history about the myth of lemming mass suicide, on which the game mechanics are based, where it came from, and the major corporation that perpetuated it.



Posted on Nov 16th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Until Dawn, Playstation, playthrough, October, 2017, horror


This October included some more back-to-back love for the PS4 as hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), once again fired up their newly acquired systems and played through Supermassive Games interactive, survival horror title, Until Dawn.  In this episode, the guys discuss the gameplay, the story, the characters, the game's graphics and environments, and whether this game truly offers the player as much freedom of "choice" as it seems to advertise.  Which endings did the guys get and were they able to save the characters they liked most?  What did they think about the game's ending(s)?  Would they recommend this game to others?  And what's with their love of snarky women?  The answers to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it! 

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

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Continue reading Episode 43 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Nov 14th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Alleyway, Dramatic Readings, Game Boy Guru, Game Boy, Nintendo, launch title, game review


Here's Episode 006 of my Dramatic Readings! series. This episode is all about the Game Boy launch title, Alleyway!  Nintendo's simple paddle & ball game, based on one of their earliest video game attempts, brings the basic formula to the small screen.  Is this game a breakout success, or does it drop the ball into the void?  Watch and find out!



Posted on Nov 12th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Playstation 2, PS2,Hidden Gems


On October 26th 2000, Sony released the juggernaut known as the PlayStation 2. PlayStation 2 or PS2 collecting has started to pick up with many collector's actively trying for a full set. In this edition of Collector's Corner, we will take a look at some of the more collectable US Special Editions and Collector's Editions for the PS2 and come up with a general idea of what you should pay.


Continue reading The Collector's Corner - The Playstation 2



Posted on Nov 10th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Final Fantasy Adventure, Vectrex, RWX, submissions, focus, Vita


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this month's edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we announce our December community competition and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals during the month of October. We are changing our submission "focus" again, so stay tuned to the end of our broadcast for more details.  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: November 2017 Edition



Posted on Nov 8th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under RF Cinema, Brainscan, movies, video game movies, discussion


As the first entry in the new RF Cinema video game movie discussion, Brainscan made for a great October watch and those who participated in the conversation really seemed to enjoy it. For those who missed it, join us as we recap the film itself and the comments it inspired, won't you?

And don't worry, I'll keep this article spoiler-free.



Continue reading RF Cinema: Brainscan



Posted on Nov 6th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke.Togo)
Posted under Collectorcast, Podcast, Retro World Expo, Duke.Togo, Wildbil52, Singlebanana


**photo by THE Russlyman**


Episode 45 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...rum/index.php?topic=18380

Bil, Duke, and Rich get together for a live panel at Retro World Expo 2017!

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Posted on Nov 4th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Santa, Also Santa


It is time, once again, for the RFGeneration Secret Santa!  For the list of rules and information, and if you would like to join in, please check out the RFGeneration Secret Santa 2017 thread located here:

http://www.rfgeneration.c...18373.msg252788#msg252788



Posted on Nov 2nd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Mario, Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo, Platformer, Bros, Switch



The Switch has been out for roughly 8 months as of this article. It's been selling at or above expectations each month. Software attach rates are incredibly high. In general, people seem quite enthusiastic about the system. I picked one up at launch hoping Zelda would tide me over while I waited patiently for much of the future software that has been promised. Zelda didn't strike me like I'd hoped it would. Arms and Splatoon 2 are for a different audience than myself, and while I had a bit of fun playing both with my son, they are not games I've returned to or have ever been interested in playing by myself. As a day one Wii U owner, I've played a significant amount of Mario Kart 8 already, so the deluxe version isn't quite what I want to justify owning the system.

With games like Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei V, Kirby, Dragon Quest and others looming in the distance, I've never been worried that I'll regret my purchase in the long run. But after 8 months, I really do long for something to play that gets me excited to own a Switch. With that in mind, I have very high hopes for Super Mario Odyssey and how it will make me feel to be a Switch owner.



Continue reading Super Mario Odyssey



Posted on Oct 31st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Android app, Google Play, updates, other news

We're back on Google Play!
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Continue reading RF Generation - Back on Google Play!



Posted on Oct 29th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under game room, Wempster, setup, collection, photos


Welcome to the sixth edition of our game room series where we take a look at some of our site members gaming spaces!  This month we are featuring longtime site participant, Wempster.  Join us as we explore this member's gaming space and learn more about how and what he collects, and how he makes his space work for his gaming needs.

**If you are a member and have a game room or gaming area that you would like to share, please send a PM to singlebanana and I will add you to our list.**


Continue reading A Wild Game Room Owner Appears! starring Wempster! - Episode #6



Posted on Oct 27th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, NES, Famicom, Horror, RPG, Capcom, Japanese


The Japanese Famicom exclusive title Sweet Home has always intrigued me.  It is a hybrid of two of my favorite genres: turn-based RPGs and survival horror, and it is often regarded as a large inspiration for one of my favorite video game series, Resident Evil.  I have tried to play this game a couple of times in the past, but it can feel incredibly daunting to newcomers who are not familiar with its mechanics.  However, I have finally been able to experience this game in its entirety, and I found myself impressed with many of its unique and innovative ideas.



Continue reading Sweet Home



Posted on Oct 24th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Extra Life


It is that time again! Extra Life 2017 is upon us, and I though I'd take it upon myself to do a "part 2" to a post I made last year (find it HERE). Go read that, especially if you aren't familiar with Extra Life (and you should be...because you read Zophar53's excellent article HERE]). Last year, our team raised 1905.00 Dollars for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and we intend to try and break that record this year!



Continue reading Extra Life 2017



Posted on Oct 21st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under ace combat, ps2, psp, reviews


Before I dove back into the numbered series of Ace Combat games, I decided to take a look at another handheld entry in the series with Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception for the Sony PSP. The game certainly starts out promising and converts elements from the console games to handheld very nicely, but it does have a few shortcomings. Ace Combat X is seemingly going for the same dramatic presentation of Ace Combat 4, but it can't quite reach the high bar set by that title. For one thing, the voice acting is pretty poor. For a series with anime-influenced futuristic war stories, the presentation has to be really authentic to be effective. In this game it was difficult to take the story seriously at times.



Continue reading Ace Combat Retrospective, Part 2


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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