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Posted on Feb 25th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, Nintendo, Star Fox,


This month, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) discuss three games from Nintendo's popular Star Fox franchise: the original Star Fox on the Super Nintendo, Star Fox 64, and the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. The guys go through the ins and outs of these shooters as they discuss the stories, the gameplay, the graphics, the music, and which of the three titles is their favorite. While Shawn is a fan and veteran of the series, Rich only dabbled in the original game when he was younger and had a less favorable opinion of the game. Will these games hold up for Shawn?  And will playing the newer iterations of the Star Fox series change Rich's mind? Tune in to find out!
 
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 70 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19276.0

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Continue reading Episode 70 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Feb 24th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2020, site, RF Generation


As you may of you know, our site is currently conducting its annual fund drive to help with the server costs for 2020. So far, we have had a good turnout and I am happy to report that with our donors' generous pledges, we are just over 77% of our goal! This is the last week for donations, and we are SO close to reaching our goal!  (you can donate here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypal), so be sure to donate during this time to get in on the raffle of great prizes donated by our staff. You can now find a listing of all of the raffle prize lots HERE.  However, the staff at RF Generation would first like to take a moment to thank those who have donated since the last update:

shaggy
Pam
Cowtipp Neo
Socialiste
Bear78
MaHaBe
man99helm99
Cobra Blade
St0rmTK421
Marriot_Guy
ericeskapade
Razor Knuckles
Verniet_NH


We also received a very special donation from site member, Mrs C. For those of you who do not know, Mrs C is the mother of the late Michael Collins.  I was very touched by the message she sent with her donation, and to paraphrase, she was very appreciative of us keeping her son's site going. If you are unfamiliar with Michael, I suggest you check out the "Michael Collins" tab in our "About" section. We owe a lot to him for putting this great community together.

Thank you all for your support! Please remember to PM me the email address you donated with, so that we can properly thank you during our weekly updates and provide you with the proper number of raffle tickets.  If you donated recently and do not see your name, you may have donated after we pulled numbers. If you don't see it, just send me a PM and I will check on your donation status.   
   
Grand total raised so far: $1,159.57



Posted on Feb 23rd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Sonic, Sega, Sega CD, Genesis


Spin in circles with Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Sonic CD V for Sega CD (and use it as an excuse to talk about the Sonic movie...no spoilers tho).

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



Posted on Feb 21st 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under anime


I'm currently re-watching my favorite show of all time, Studio Trigger's bombastic masterpiece Kill La Kill. I recently scored a copy of the Kill La Kill video game on the Nintendo Switch and I wanted to refresh my memory on the finer details of the story of the anime before I dove into the game. I'm thoroughly enjoying the revenge quest of the heroine Ryuko Matoi, who I commonly cosplay as, and I'm still amazed how much color and action are packed into every episode. The seventh episode of the show, titled "A Loser I Can't Hate," is one of my favorite episodes of any serialized series I have ever seen. Allow me to explain why I love this episode so much and why you should check it out even if you have never seen the show! 


Continue reading A Loser I Can't Hate



Posted on Feb 19th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Ketsui, Shoot the Corecast, shmup, podcast, STG, shooter, shooting game, Cave, danmaku, bullet hell


Here's the direct link to listen to the podcast on the site, or download the MP3 for later:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-02-15_stcc_episode_020_-_ketsui.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-992886896/


Continue reading Shoot the Core-cast Episode 020 - Ketsui



Posted on Feb 17th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, Co op, Platforming, puzzle, PS4, Switch, oh shoot the game is bugged oh wait no, the prince is hidden behind a tree


-All images from Nintendo.com-

I have a few friends, including my own Beloved, who enjoy watching certain (usually story-focused) games while I play.  I figured I'd pick one to highlight for Valentine's Day, and it turns out I just finished Liar Princess and the Blind Prince.  While the game does fit into such a mold and might make a great experience for a couple (although the game is not necessarily romantic in theme) there are a handful of caveats that should be highlighted that keep this game from being a perfectly polished hidden gem.


Continue reading A Valentine Suggestion: The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince



Posted on Feb 15th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under nes, retro, video game, super mario, zelda, contra, top 20



As something fun for 2020, I will be looking at the best 20 games from a variety of systems, with the lists being the culmulative votes from RFGen members. In January, we looked at the NES, and the end result showed just how ecclectic that system's library is. Nine lists were submitted (including my own, made before any votes were taken), and on those lists a whopping 98 games received at least one vote, and 6 different games got a 1st place vote.

Thanks to all who participated, and hopefully we'll get even more submissions for next month's list: SNES.

Lists submitted:

EZ Racer
Singlebanana
MetalFro
Lendelin
Crabmaster2000
Disposed Hero
Normatron
Mr_Stubbes
Douglie007


Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games for the NES



Posted on Feb 13th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Fund Drive, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, February, fundraiser


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the February 2019 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we provide an update to our annual site fundraiser and reveal the raffle prizes, announce our March Community Playtrough game, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, tell you about a new feature on our front page, 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 February 2020 Site News & RF Generation Fund Drive Update #1



Posted on Feb 11th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, snes


I somehow managed to go through my whole life never playing a Metroid game... until now. Today I'm talking about Super Metroid. It does some things really well, but there are some things I think could be better, or are unfriendly to new players.



Posted on Feb 9th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Xenoblade Chronicles X, Monolith Soft, Nintendo, Wii U, JRPG, MMO, science fiction


Image shamelessly linked from Nintendo UK

I'm not a big RPG guy, but I've enjoyed a few over the years. I always struggle to finish them, once I start, however. Notoriously, I started Final Fantasy VII a number of times, between when I bought it in 1999, and when I finally beat it well over a decade later. I played through the main story of Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete on the PlayStation, but my characters weren't leveled up enough to run the gauntlet of the epilogue. A decade plus later, I played through it again on PSP, and finally did just that. And I've started Final Fantasy Legend for GameBoy more than once, intending to finish it. One of these days, I'll actually do that.

I wanted to get Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii, but slept on the preorder, so I missed out on the special red controller, and a first print run of the game. After that, the price skyrocketed, and I didn't expect to ever be able to play it. Thankfully, GameStop commissioned a second print run, since it was their exclusive, and I was able to obtain one. I didn't get terribly far, but it's a beautiful game with an amazing soundtrack, and I had fun with what I played. When its sequel came out, despite wanting to finish the first game before diving in, I couldn't resist, and bought Xenoblade Chronicles X. I put the original aside, and dove headfirst into the new game, marveling at the amazing graphics, immersive, expansive world, and all the cool stuff the game offered the player. I put about 80 hours into it. Then, the Nintendo Switch dropped.


Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles X - Final Wii U Masterpiece?



Posted on Feb 7th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under DIY, nintendo,custom,controller,diy


Mega Man is as classic as it gets when it comes to Nintendo. I was contacted by someone who also shared the love that I have for Mega Man, and wanted a custom NES controller showcasing that.
With this design I wanted to push my creativity. I was going for a mechanical/robotic look on the controller, adding real bolts, screws, and exposed circuitboards.
I think the end result speaks for itself. Also not only did I make this controller, but I made Two Mega Man custom controllers, each a little different.




Posted on Feb 5th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Shoot the Corecast Gaiden, Shmup Club, top 5, game list, top games, game ranking, shooting games, STG, shooter, shoot em up


We played a lot of games during 2019, and some of them are bound to stand out from the pack. We decided to each rank the top 5 we played during the last year, and briefly discuss why we think these games each stand out to us. Some of our picks overlap, and some do not. Is your favorite shmup from last year on the list? Listen and find out, and then let us know what YOUR favorite shmup was, that you played last year!

Here's the direct link to listen to the podcast on the site, or download the MP3 for later:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-01-30_stcc_gaiden_ep_002_-_top_5_of_2019.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-992886896/

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee - now with Gaiden design!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Thanks for listening, for any reviews, ratings, or feedback you offer - it's very much appreciated!





Posted on Feb 3rd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under SMS, Wonderboy, Sega Master System


I thought for once I should do an article on a remake of a retro classic.  Okay, so that is pretty much all I've done as of late (save Yo-kai Watch), and truth be told I was holding out for a new(er) game, but it just didn't happen.  Anyway, I just happened to look at my Switch wishlist and saw Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap on sale for $9.99 USD and picked it up.  Looking back, I think I just needed something new to play and this seemed about right.  It was a remake and mostly modern looking, so I though maybe it would scratch that itch, and boy did it ever.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap was developed by Lizardcube and published in 2017 by Dotemu for a variety of platforms.  It is a remake of the Sega Master System classic, Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap released in 1989, and lets you live the exploits of Wonder Boy, who one day going to defeat his nemesis and picks up a nasty little curse that changes his life.  In a nutshell, that is The Dragon's Trap.  However, there is just so much more going on in the remake that doesn't really take anything from the original game.  I don't know about you, that not only sounds appealing, but also quite magical.


Continue reading Wonder Boy - The Dragon's Trap



Posted on Feb 1st 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Bad Games



As I often do I was playing my NES a few days ago. The game of the day was The Legend of Kage. If you're not familiar, it's an arcade port in which you control a ninja running through some scrolling stages battling other ninjas and wizards to save a princess. All of that sounds great, but in reality it's a pretty bad game. The controls are not up to the standards of the time, it looks pretty generic, the sound is awful, enemy spawns are seemingly random, lots of cheap deaths, and there is no real depth to the game beyond the typical arcade fair of "play until you die". My wife watched for a few minutes and saw me reset the first level a dozen times as I just tried to learn how the game operated and made a comment that went something this "I'm frustrated just watching you play. I don't understand how you can find enjoyment in this." I've often thought there is some value in a person getting outside their comfort zone even in their hobbies, so I'm going to try and finally put that into words here.


Continue reading Bad Games Are Good For You



Posted on Jan 30th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, fund drive, 2019, donations


On February 1st, we officially kick off our annual RF Generation Community Donation Drive (though all donations today also count toward our total raised!).  Our goal again this year is to raise at least $1500 by February 29, 2020. This money will be used to pay server costs. We hope that you will consider contributing to keep RF Generation a free, fun, and useful site for yourself, other members, and those who haven't been fortunate enough to find us yet. We only ask that you donate what you can and even a small amount, like a few bucks, goes a long way and is very appreciated.

Donations are accepted via PayPal and you can donate through the following link:  http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypalPLEASE be sure to PM me (singlebanana) your RF Generation handle and the email address you used to donate (or include your screen name with your donation via PayPal) so that we can thank you on the front page and determine your number of raffle tickets; only your handle will be used and all donation amounts are private. 

Raffle tickets you ask? For those of you who donate at least $10, you will be entered into a raffle for some fantastic prize lots.  We currently have several items donated by some of our generous members (prize lots to be posted soon).  We are still accepting donations for prize lots, so if you have any items to donate, please reach out to singlebanana via PM.  Rules for this raffle are listed below. 

Thank you for your donations to the site and we hope that RF Generation will remain your #1 choice for tracking your collection for years to come!


Continue reading 2020 RF Generation Fund Drive Starts Tomorrow!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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