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Posted on Mar 26th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Action, Adventure, RPG, SquareSoft, HAL Laboratory, Satoru Iwata


Since buying a Retron 5 nearly two years ago, I have invested a great deal of time and money into acquiring many of the great Super Famicom exclusive titles that we were not fortunate enough to receive in North America.  Thanks to the Retron's ability to apply translation patches to the games (assuming that someone has gone through the trouble of translating the text and creating the patch for said game), not being able to understand text-heavy games because they are in Japanese is no longer an issue for those of us who don't speak the language. 

Unfortunately, despite my ambitions of playing through all of these newly added imports in my collection, I have only played through a couple of these titles so far.  However, I plan on putting forth a more solid effort toward playing more of these games in the future, starting with what will hopefully be the first of many Japan exclusive titles that I will be reviewing for this site: Alcahest!


Continue reading Alcahest



Posted on Mar 24th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Arcade, Retro


Hey everyone! It seems that I'm getting out a bit more often as of late, and what better way to spend time out than playing video games! It just so happens that this past Saturday, Yestercades of Red Bank, NJ was there to feed that craving with a delicious smattering of all things retro to right now.

Yestercades is a pay by the hour/day style arcade featuring a large array of classic arcade cabinets, a decent chunk of modern pinball machines, and a set of gaming stations for console gaming. As of the time of this writing, $25 nets you a full day pass, which allows for full play on any of the aforementioned machines, as well as come-as-you-please access to the arcade (which is super useful to go snag pizza from the amazing place across the street).


Continue reading Neo On Location: Yestercades of Red Bank, NJ



Posted on Mar 22nd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under Music, konami, arcade, squaresoft, final fantasy, black mages, nobuo uematsu


Kenichiro Fukui is a composer that few likely know off the top of their head. He began his career as a member of the Konami Kukeiha Club in 1990 under the moniker "Funiki Fukui". The first game he worked on was Sunset Riders in 1991, but he only did the sound effects for the game. His first full composition job was Konami's light gun arcade game Lethal Enforcers. He worked on a few more arcade games at Konami, including 1992's GI Joe with Tsutomi Ogura and 1993's Violent Storm with Seiichi Fukami.


Continue reading Composer Compendium: Kenichiro Fukui



Posted on Mar 20th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under review, psp, sony, atlus


I recently stumbled upon a game that surprised me with its presentation, cultural flavor, and overall fun. Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble for the Sony PSP was the perfect game to play after finishing Yakuza 5, as there are similarities between the two games, although Kenka Bancho is distinct in many ways. Though there are many entries in this series, this is the only one we've gotten in North America. Let's check it out!


Continue reading Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble



Posted on Mar 18th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Mechs, BattleTech, Mercenaries, Ghost Bear, GunMech FTW



Among PC gamers, the MechWarrior series has always stood out in the sparsely populated "giant robot" sub-genre of  video games, not so much for being a more visual representation of the tabletop strategy/role-playing game, Battletech , but for being a pretty hardcore simulation.  But, no longer.  A free-to-play online version has been available since late 2013, but has since lost it's sim and story-line focus in favor of team-based action.  With a tantalizing tease of a new "real" MechWarrior game in the near future, what better time to take a gander at the road that led us here.



Continue reading MechWarrior 2 for DOS



Posted on Mar 16th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Rating, numbers, fun

In the last week, I've spent far more hours than I expected firing arrows and using gadgets to overcome humongous creatures.  I've explored dark caves and a vast open world through lush forests and towering mountains.  I've stopped and enjoyed gorgeous vistas, marveled at detailed inclement weather, and slowly learned how to survive in a video game version of the wild.  Wild... where have I heard that before?

Wait!  Not that!  Is that what you though I was talking about?  I mean, that one is great, but I've hardly played it since I've been sinking all my free time (and then some) into this:




Continue reading On the Problem of Quantitative Metrics



Posted on Mar 14th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Murdered, Soul Suspect, PS3, PS4, 360, playthrough, February, 2017


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and returning guest, Pam (host of Cannot Be Tamed and Media Mavens) as they discuss a lesser known title from a well-known developer.  This month's Playcast plunges into Febrauray's site playthrough of Murdered: Soul Suspect, which was developed by Square Enix.  Opinions of this game typically range from both ends of the spectrum, so how will our cast of gamers fall on it?  Is it worth the few bucks a used copy commands, or are you better off leaving it on the shelf?  Did Rich enjoy the overall narrative?  Did Pam take issue with the combat?  And did Shawn enjoy making little cat sounds?  Be sure to tune in to this episode of the RF Generation Playcast to find out! 

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!

Episode 35 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17623.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://www.rfgplaycast.com/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/...ion-playcast/id1038953364
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/p...ation-playcast?refid=stpr
And follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rfgenplaythroughs
And Twitter: @RFGPlayCast, @thesinglebanana & @MrShawnGray


Continue reading Episode 35 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Mar 12th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, simulation, Jurassic Park, PS2


Jurassic Park is one of my favourite movies. Though most games based on it are action-oriented, this one lets you experience what it would be like to build and run it. The game is quite in-depth, allowing you to analyze dino DNA to discover new species, build safari routes to allow visitors to drive through enclosures, and research new technologies that will enhance the visitor experience. If you're also a fan of the movie, this is a very interesting game.

Watch the video to find out more.



Posted on Mar 10th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Child of Light, podcasts, donation drive, fundraiser


If January seemed to fly by, then February zoomed by as fast as a spikey, blue weasel...... Welcome back friends to the March 2017 edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we announce April's community playthrough game and a welcome change to the playthrough forum, pronounce the death of our IRC chatroom and announce the birth of a new means of site communication, provide the new dates and location for Retro World Expo 2017, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals during the month of February. Thanks for adjusting your "bunny ears" and tuning in to this edition of the Site News!     

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!
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Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: March 2017 Edition



Posted on Mar 8th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Nintendo Switch, console launch, Nintendo, launch games, Zelda


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As I begin writing this article, it is less than 1 week until the launch of the Nintendo Switch console.  By the time this article is posted, the console will have been released.  Because I didn't have the money to pre-order a Switch when the pre-orders were announced, I may well miss out on the launch of the console, unless I'm fortunate enough to score one from the nearest GameStop, Best Buy, or Target, the evening after the midnight launch.  Barring that luck, I suspect it will be a few weeks before I'll be able to get my hands on one.  However, with the Internet hype machine leaking information, and Nintendo themselves feeding the public little crumbs of info over the last few months, I've been sucked in like never before.  I was intrigued by the launch of the Dreamcast, though hopelessly unable to afford one at the time, and I was very excited prior to the launch of the Wii U, though ended up not being able to afford one until nearly a year after launch, but with the Switch, and the possibilities it brings to the table, I have to say I'm more excited than ever.



Continue reading Why I'm Excited About The Nintendo Switch



Posted on Mar 7th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under raffle, donations, fund drive, 2017, site, RF Generation, fundraiser

I am very happy to report that in the final days of the donation drive, we were able to surpass our $1500 goal.  With everyone's generous donations, we raised an incredible $1551 total!  This means great things for our site, as it will keep our server's going and allow us to do some special things to help promote our site and improve your experience here.  Thank you to all who donated in the final days of the fund drive and to all of you for your support!  This is such a fantastic community to be a part of and I am glad that we can continue to help it grow.   

A BIG thanks to all of the members who have donated since our last update!:


zophar53
G. Franzen
Fokakis79   
techwizard
FatherJack
Duke.Togo
nupoile**   


Grand total raised: $1,551.00




Continue reading 2017 Donation Drive - Final Update & Raffle



Posted on Mar 5th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Bucket List, Backlog


Courtesy sidequesting.com

Everyone has a bucket list of games that they want to play or complete, but can't find the time for. This year I decided to do something about it and picked five games that I want to complete before the year is over. Let's take a look at the games I picked and I would love to hear what's on your bucket list this year.


Continue reading My Video Game Bucket List for 2017



Posted on Mar 3rd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Virginia, adventure games, walking simulator, narrative


While the post-holiday game release drought seems like it's getting shorter and shorter every year, I feel like it doesn't provide enough time to catch up on big name titles from the previous year as it used to. Thankfully, even in the midst of the fantastic games we've already seen in 2017, not to mention the fact that the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is happening this very morning, some of the games I wanted to squeeze in were smaller indie titles that I actually have been able to make time for.

One of these was a little gem by the name of Virginia. If you're not familiar with it, it's a narrative-focused, walking simulator-like game similar to something like Gone Home. Sporting a not-quite-cell-shaded visual style and a complete lack of dialogue, I was very interested in giving it a try and seeing how it compared not just to Gone Home, but also Firewatch, which regular readers of this site may remember as a game I had some pretty big issues with when I played it last June. I'm in the minority with my opinions on that game, but I appreciated what it was trying to achieve and was hoping for at least a similar experience from Virginia.


Continue reading Virginia, Where Less Is More



Posted on Mar 1st 2017 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collecting, Wishlist, Video Games, Planning,



As my collection has been growing, my acquisitions have been slowing. It makes sense that at some point, you will eventually reach a saturation point in your collecting in which it's harder to find titles that interest you than it used to be when you had less games. However, I still really enjoy gaming and collecting so I don't want it to stop quite yet. Over the last few weeks, one of my collecting goals has been to update my rfgen wishlist. Sounds simple enough. Yet, I found myself pouring well over 50 hours into this project. I wanted to make sure my list was comprehensive and accurate. This meant reaching out to trusted friends with expertise beyond mine for certain libraries, doing a fair bit of research, and watching a ton of YouTube playthroughs before assigning a coveted checkmark to the wishlist box.


Continue reading Collecting Wishes



Posted on Feb 27th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2017, site, RF Generation

Since our last update, we have seen an overwhelming amount of generosity from our members. I am incredibly proud to report that with the recent influx of donations, we are now at 95% of our goal! There are only two more days in February, so please help us eclipse this goal (you can donate here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypal).  In order to push us through the finish line, we are giving away two Steam codes to the donor who breaks the $1500 mark! Even if you have already donated, you can donate again and be eligible for these Steam codes.

Also, be sure to donate so that you can get in on the raffle of great prizes donated by our staff. You can find a listing of all the raffle prize lots HERE.  A BIG thanks to all of the members who have donated since our last update!:

toze3
Guile
douglie007
Duke.Togo
TheAncientHero
Soia11
NeoMagicWarrior
Sigoya
sydpinkfloyd
Pam
98PaceCar
flyingclimber
Socialiste
bronson66
Lazyperson
Nik the Russian
EngineerMike
Wylaf Beulbe
phalnx
starfox387
neimad
Ze_ro
T. Trycieki
beakerman
Raidou


Thank you all! Please remember to PM me with your screen name and the email address you donated with, (or include your handle with your donation) 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: $1,431.00






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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