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Posted on Jul 28th 2014 at 09:06:11 AM by (Fleach)
Posted under RPG, Indie, Golden Era, Unemployment Quest, Pier Solar, Heart Forth Alicia, Boot Hill Heroes,

There's a current trend in the video games scene to abandon the strict conditions synonymous with large-scale major name development studios in favor of smaller teams that focus on projects they are highly passionate about. This one of the major shifts that's currently changing the way we look at RPGs.

Once role playing games were associated with developers like Square, Atlus, or BioWare, but now smaller teams, some the size of a household family, are making names for themselves. They are the new trailblazers who are defying today's RPG status quo. They are the passionate creators who work on projects that are labours of love. Whether the game is the result of artistic expression or love of the bygone golden era of RPGs, these new names in the gaming market are generating a lot of buzz.

Continue reading IRPG?: RPGs and the Indie Scene, Plus Four You Should Keep Your Eye On

Posted on Jul 26th 2014 at 08:49:29 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under MechAssault, MechWarrior, BattleTech, FASA, Xbox, original

The MechAssault games released on the original Xbox represent one of the last pushes of the BattleTech franchise towards mainstream popularity.  With all past successful games released on PC, it seems obvious that publisher Microsoft and developer Day 1 Studios (with some input by FASA Interactive) wanted a fresh reboot in the form of a new francise, one that would be playable only one Microsoft's new Xbox console system.  But would this even be possible in a market that seemingly didn't give a rip about Western-style robot sims?

Continue reading MechAssault - The Review

Posted on Jul 24th 2014 at 09:10:38 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under PC, DOS

This is the first of a monthly series about older PC games that are not just great classic titles, but that hold up well enough to play today.  Whether you are a long time PC gamer or just someone with a PC or Mac who is just a little curious about all of these amazing classic PC games that you have heard a ton about but have never played, I hope I can convince you to give some of these old games a try.

For this first entry, I thought I would talk about:

Getting Ready to Play Old PC Games

Continue reading Dust Off Your DOS Box

Posted on Jul 22nd 2014 at 02:38:05 PM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under yuzo koshiro, ancient, sega, genesis, mega drive, action, adventure

Beyond Oasis is an action/adventure game developed by Ancient for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It was released quite late in the system's lifecycle, late 1994 for Japan and 1995 everywhere else. Since Ancient was founded by Yuzo Koshiro, it also includes a soundtrack composed by him. This is most likely Sega's answer to The Legend of Zelda mixed with some Mana series, since there are many similarities in gameplay design, puzzle solving, and progression.

Continue reading Psychotic Reviews: Beyond Oasis

Posted on Jul 21st 2014 at 12:48:22 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under welcome, new members, tools, collection, Metal Jesus, Kotaku

As many of you might have noticed, we have had a nice influx of members on the site lately. This has mainly been a result of mentions from Metal Jesus and Kotaku (see video and links at the bottom of this page). The staff here at RFGeneration would like to welcome all of our new members to the site and encourage all of you to not only house your collection here, but to also become active members of our site. The following is an explanation of our database tool, and also a brief description of some of the features that our site has to offer. If you haven't done so already, please introduce yourself on the introduction forum. We are always happy to hear from new members and learn a little about their collections and backgrounds: http://www.rfgeneration.c...um/index.php?topic=2931.0

Continue reading Welcome to RFGeneration!

Posted on Jul 18th 2014 at 08:34:21 PM by (Duke.Togo)
Posted under Collectorcast, Podcast, Duke.Togo, wildbil52, Crabmaster2000, episode 24.5

You've asked for it, so we delivered. In this special episode, we take a return trip to the small scores thread to discuss the games that you have all snagged in the last few months. Will Crabby consider a 32x game? Did your favorite grabs make our list? What's a land boat? You'll have to listen to find out!

Episode 24.5 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...rum/index.php?topic=14266

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Posted on Jul 18th 2014 at 05:34:33 PM by (Shadow Kisuragi)
Posted under Site Mentions

We'll have something proper up later to properly introduce the large number of people visiting and signing up. Thanks everyone, and thanks for the plug MetalJesus AND Kotaku!

However, I just wanted to quickly put up a note here on the front page. We have a limit of 500 emails/hour sent from our server, which includes PMs, notifications, and registration emails in particular. If your registration email is not sent immediately, it may be waiting on the email cap to be reset. Sorry for the inconvenience, but our host has this value capped to prevent spam and it's not something we can raise any higher at this time. Feel free to jump into our Introduction thread after signing up, which can be found here:

Posted on Jul 17th 2014 at 09:52:07 AM by (noiseredux)
Posted under Titanfall, Origin, Game Time, 2014, EA

Many weekends have come and gone where Steam has offered me various games as part of a "free weekend" promotion. Which is not to say that the game was mine to keep of course. Rather for that weekend I could download the game at no cost, and play the game all weekend, and then come Monday it would be locked up and I'd have to make the decision if I wanted to keep it or not. Though I've never actually bothered participating in any of these trials, it's nice that they exist, sure. But I guess in some ways they just haven't really fit into my life quite right. Which is to say that never has a game that I REALLY WANTED TO PLAY RIGHT NOW THIS WEEKEND been offered to me so that I was actually compelled to spend the time and bandwidth on a Friday night getting it into my library and then tossing my weekend plans to the side so that I could find as many minutes as I could to play it until bedtime on Sunday night.

Continue reading Origin's Game Time or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Titanfall

Posted on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:47:29 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, retro, modern, august, 2014

As a means to be better host to our playthrough participants, we are announcing our August playthrough selections a bit early. Though these titles will not break your bank, they can be a little troublesome to locate, so we are giving you a bit of additional time to track down these games.

This month on the Retro Playthrough, we head back to Sega with Beyond Oasis for the Genesis. Many have criticized Sega for not having a game or series on the Genesis similar to or rivaling Nintendo's Zelda series. Others argue that Beyond Oasis is this "missing link" and provides a somewhat similar overhead gameplay experience with an added touch of beat 'em up stylistics. In Beyond Oasis the player controls Prince Ali, a young man who discovers a sacred golden armlet with the power to summon elemental spirits. Ali must do battle across the land in an attempt to stop the person who has located the silver armlet and is using it for evil. Beyond Oasis can be played on the Sega Genesis, the Wii's Virtual Console, on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for the XBox 360 and PS3, and is currently on Steam. Please join us this month on what promises to be an exciting adventure.   

Link to Beyond Oasis discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=14245.0

In the Modern Playthrough for August, an amnesic fugitive and possessed princess cross paths in the intertwining story lines of Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Power hungry leaders are after legendary swords, and it is your duty to stop them. It is the height of the shogun era of Japan and you will have to hack and slash your way to saving the country from dragons and demons. Muramasa is by the same developers as Odin Sphere and is similarly a side scrolling hack and slash RPG. Muramasa: The Demon Blade is available for play on the Nintendo Wii, PS Vita, PSN, and is a free game this month on PS Plus (be sure to download it before August).

Link to Muramasa: The Demon Blade discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=14246.0

Posted on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:49:09 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Thanks, thank you, June, 2014, submitters, approvers, submissions

First, let me start off by apologizing for the late post. We are well into half of July now and it has taken me until now to post this thanks. Rest assured, all of your contributions to the site are very much appreciated and will be recognized.

June was a very productive month here at RFGeneration in terms of submissions by our members. Submissions for the month totaled 5,300 items, which were comprised of 5,023 game submissions and 277 hardware submissions! Thank you to all of our submitters for the month of June and here is a list of those members who completed over 100 submissions:

Flee   - 1475   
Zagnorch   - 948
ae.tc    - 523   
Shadow Kisurag - 472   
ApolloBoy   - 350   
Sauza12   - 233
mumboking - 164
CoinCollector - 154
Sirgin - 106

Top approvers for the month of June were:

Shadow Kisuragi - 1288   
Tynstar - 1010   
Izret101 - 133   
ApolloBoy - 132

Thanks again to all who submitted and approved this month. Let's work to make July just as, if not more, productive.

Posted on Jul 12th 2014 at 10:27:10 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under game refuge, electronic arts, ea, sega genesis

Now its been overdue for a nice nostalgia trip. Playing Saturn games was nice for a spell. I remember seeing the games on a shelf as a wee lad, and had no idea what the system was but thinking the big cases were the coolest thing I had ever laid eyes on. I did not know anybody with a Saturn though. I did know multiple people with a Sega Genesis though, and one of them had our game today, General Chaos. General Chaos was developed by Game Refuge Inc. and published by Electronic Arts.

Continue reading Psychotic Reviews: General Chaos

Posted on Jul 6th 2014 at 11:50:28 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, Donkey Kong Country, Lost in Shadow, Retro, Modern

Join the RFGeneration Community Playthrough hosts Rich (Singlebanana), Jamie (techwizard), and Floyd (Fleach) as we discuss one of the most popular game series that began on the SNES, Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2, and a very unique puzzle platformer on the Wii, Lost in Shadow. We are also joined by a few guests whose names you may recognize, Raidou and Disposed Hero. Enjoy!

Episode 3 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...topic=14225.msg202082#new

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And Twitter: https://twitter.com/rfgplaythroughs

Show Notes
Music: Lost in Shadow
Intro: 0:12
Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2: 1:43
Lost in Shadow: 1:03:04
Outro: 01:42:44

Opening/Closing theme by Atma Weapon - http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com/

Posted on Jul 6th 2014 at 11:50:12 AM by (Duke.Togo)
Posted under Collectorcast, Podcast, Duke.Togo, wildbil52, Crabmaster2000, episode 24

Episode 24 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...rum/index.php?topic=14219

Get the show at http://www.collectorcast.com
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Are you tired of hearing opinions on E3 yet? Well too bad, because we're here to chime in as well. We talk about the major pressers, what we think about the upcoming games, and the things we are looking forward to. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, and Ubisoft all get some time with us, and maybe some of the games we discuss will even come out this year.

Who do we think did the best job? Did we get it right or wrong? Let us know!

Show Notes:
Music: Mega Man (NES)
Topic: 18:59
Outro: 3:20:15

"Sonic Doesn't Need a Story" by Alex Day: http://www.amazon.com/Son...eed-A-Story/dp/B0036A4V06

Posted on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:10:48 AM by (Fleach)
Posted under Community Playthrough, SNES, Chrono Trigger, RPG, Retro, Modern, PC, Indie, Minecraft, The Stanley Parable, Dear Esther, Gone Home

How has the summer been treating everyone? Sure, you can head to the beach and work on your tans, but why not join your friends here at RF Generation for some quality gaming?

Last month we had the special honour to play Suikoden on the PSX and Shadow of the Colossus for the PS2. All of the Playthrough hosts want to thank all of the participants to playing and completing two very heavy games.

July's retro side sees the RPG train steadily rolling on with the essential, and classic gamer favourite, Chrono Trigger. Considering the various platform supporting this game, how could we avoid this masterpiece?

Over on modern generation, if you're tired of the same old traditional gameplay and are looking for something that defies genre placement, then this month's Modern Community Playthrough is for you! We'll start off on our creative foot with an ongoing multiplayer experience in Minecraft where you can build anything you want on your own or with other RFGeneration members throughout the month, or just try to survive. Week 2 will be a mysterious game called Gone Home from The Fullbright Company. In week 3 we'll tackle the hilarious puzzle(?) game, The Stanley Parable. Dear Esther will finish it off, a very poetic and moving story told through a video game. Enjoy all these PC/Mac indie titles with the community this July!

There you have it! Classic JRPG greatness and current Indie Game hits. See you all in the discussions.

Retro Playthrough discussion thread

Modern Playthrough discussion thread

Posted on Jun 21st 2014 at 01:26:21 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Site News, Birthday, Anniversary, 10 years, 10 freaking years, seriously that is a long time, Contest, Winners

Did you know our annual PAIN YOURSELF WITH SUBMISSIONS contest ended already? Apparently, it ended almost two weeks ago. And I apologize its taken me so long to get this written up, but its just been hard to find the time to give this the full attention it deserves (more on that later).
Enough of my rambling, lets get down to business and announce those winners! We'll start off with the winner of the donation drive. And that winner is YOU! Because everyone wins when someone donates, without those crucial donations, we literally can not exist. Even though we are non-profit, our server host is most definitely not. But I did offer a prize to the individual donated the most during our donation drive, and the winner of that prize is none other than Razor Knuckles, who donated an astounding amount, more than anyone since I've been in charge of the finances around here at least. I won't disclose here how much exactly he donated, I'll let him do that if he so wishes.
And of course, there's the matter of who won the PAIN YOURSELF WITH SUBMISSIONS contest. The winner of that contest is our very own Not-So-Secret Santa, Zagnorch! He not only won the submissions contest, he destroyed the contest, raking in more than twice as many points as the second place member, Flee. Who, in turn, got more than twice as many points as third place ae.tc. Good job guys, you kicked butt this year. And a big thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, you're all winners in my book.

As for the prizes, as it turns out, its a little harder to come by a pair of 1990 NWC carts than I thought, so I'll have to make a little substitution to the prizes for our two winners. Luckily, I never mentioned specifically which gold colored NES cart would be the prize, so no harm no foul, right? So Mr. Zagnorch and Mr. Knuckles, send me a PM with your address and your prizes will be on their way as soon as possible.

And finally, I have one more little announcement. After nearly 5 years, I will be stepping down as Site Director of RFGeneration. Now, it has nothing to do with an affair, scandal, or anything like that. My life has just become too busy for me to make this site a priority, and that's what it needs to be for a Director. So rather than just stick around making people wait on my response to things, I'm simply taking myself out of the equation so the remaining Directors can efficiently keep the site running. Now, I won't be leaving completely, I'll still be around on occasion, just on more of an unofficial capacity. In lieu of a retirement gift, you can make a donation to webmaster@rfgeneration.com

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