Unless you live in a sparsely populated area or one that just doesn't have that many collectors, you are going to need a decent network of connections if you want to get anywhere in this hobby.
Continue reading On Having Connections
Mike Bithell's Thomas Was Alone could find itself on classic gaming hardware, and that's part of the charm of this game. It's simple to play, and challenging to master. But to only talk about the gameplay is to miss the biggest asset of of the game: it's a story with a message we can all relate to.
Continue reading Indie Review: Thomas Was Alone
Psycho cracks a seal!
Today marks our first point v. counterpoint article where two of our bloggers will go head-to-head to debate one of collecting's hottest topics: the state of collecting sealed games. In the red corner we have the man with the plan, the author of this statement, the most handsome man in the history of the universe, SirPsycho! And in the blue corner, we have the second most handsome man in the same history, slackur!
Continue reading RF Generation Blogger Point v. Counterpoint #1: Sealed Video Games
In the past year I've put a lot of time and money into upgrading my PC so that it can play the newest "hotness." I've upgraded my motherboard and CPU to make overclocking available. I've upgraded my GPU so that the latest, graphically intensive games are no sweat. I've upgraded my RAM and my SSD so that everything moves along quicker. And yet, the game I've spent the most time with in 2015 so far is a digital remake of a board game. In fact, while recently going through my Steam wishlist, I realized that the game I was most excited about was actually an expansion to Talisman: Digital Edition. Sure, bigger titles have been released like Evolve and Elder Scrolls Online, but I really just wanted to add another little piece of the board to Talisman.
Continue reading Talisman And The Art Of Digital Board Games
Early this year I decided to take on the (perhaps foolish) task of cataloging the variety of space sim games and the myriad of space adventure-RPG games (think StarFlight and Star Control 2) with the purpose of starting a blog centered on those games. Three months into it and I find that I need to step back a bit and breathe. I need a palette cleanser. I thought I would take a look at what the NES and Famicom had to offer in the space sim/space adventure-RPG genres, but after three solid weeks of research and I decided to let it drift free. Perhaps another week. Instead I decided to focus on something fun, challenging, and space-themed...enter Solar Jetman: The Hunt for the Golden Warship. It contains shield management, simulated gravity, and the ability to escape the destruction of your spacecraft as a tiny spaceman to fight another day. The game was also an important title that helped transition me from Star Voyager on the NES to StarFlight on Genesis, which I also rediscovered during my earlier mentioned research cataloging task. Please join me while I take a retrospective look at Solar Jetman and I hope the game fairs better than Star Voyager did.
Continue reading Solar Jetman - Space, Adventure, and Gravity
It's back! Another instalment of People of RF Gen. This time I thought I might take the time to get to know bombatomba. He's been an active member here for quite some time, was recently recruited last year as a staff writer, and has contributed to my interest in indie games. So, let's find out what makes this man tick!
Continue reading People of RF Generation: Bombatomba
Did you hack and slash your way to victory as Sir Daniel Fortesque? Did the Dark Knight restore order to Gotham City? Thank you everyone who joined us in March and played MediEvil and Batman: Arkham Origins.
Now it's time to unveil our next adventures to the RF Generation community.
For the April Retro Playthrough, we journey through the Mushroom Kingdom to once again rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser in the classic Nintendo 64 title Paper Mario. Bowser has stolen the Star Rod, which grants the wishes of its user and renders Bowser invincible, and it is up to Mario to locate the seven Star Spirits, defeat Bowser, and restore peace to the Mushroom Kingdom. In what began as a sequel to Super Mario RPG for the SNES, Paper Mario is a unique blend of familiar Mario platforming and turn-based RPG mechanics. Do you have what it takes to foil Bowser's latest scheme and save the Mushroom Kingdom from turmoil? Join us in playing Paper Mario and find out!
The modern side will explore the 2013 reboot of Lara Croft's adventures in Tomb Raider. Get ready to experience the creation of a legend and uncover how Lara becomes the Tomb Raider. Explore jungles, mountains, and of course, tombs this April with fellow RF Gen members.
Paper Mario Discussion Thread
Tomb Raider (2013) Discussion Thread
Now that tickets are on sale for the RetroWorld Expo (https://retroworldexpo.com/tickets/) we need to focus on booking the best selection of Exhibitors that we can. It sounds easy, right? Get together a great big list of all of the best video game, comic, tabletop etc, stores in the area and let them know what we are all about. But, as a group of retro enthusiasts who attend these kinds of events, we wanted to broaden the scope a bit.
Continue reading RetroWorld Expo: The Exhibitors
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the fourth game in the series of cooperative RPGs starring Nintendo's two main plumber brothers. It was released around the world in July and August of 2013. Dream Team was developed by longtime series developer AlphaDream, which has made every Mario & Luigi game. I have not played any games in this series since Superstar Saga, the first one, but I've heard about how great the two DS games are. So when I picked up my 3DS, I wanted to jump back into the series with the newest entry.
The story of Dream Team is about the team from the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toadsworth, and random Toads, all going on a vacation to Pi'illo Island. The island was once inhabited by talking pillow people and has now become a wonderful, tourist trap. It turns out that the Pi'illo people have actually been trapped in the Dream World by the evil Antasma. After freeing the Pi'illo Prince, Dreambert, Mario & Luigi go on an adventure around the island to help wake the Pi'illo and stop Antasma and his familiar allies.
Continue reading Psychotic Reviews: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Episode 30 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...rum/index.php?topic=15412
Homebrews, repros, and pirates, oh my! In this episode we try to peel these apart and talk about the distinctions and overlaps of each category. It seems like there should be clear dividing lines, but we discover it's not quite that simple. We're also back for another round of questions and answers, along with a special announcement about RetroWorld Expo.
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Music: Bucky O'Hare (NES)
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Remember when it was immediately obvious, even before you saw a screenshot, how a video game would play?
Because when I think of card games, I think of rainbow assaults to the face while 70's ghost woman haunts my Technicolor hand.
Continue reading Let The Game Be What It Wants To Be
As many of you on the site know, I'm an avid collector of Atari 2600 and NES titles. While I'm going for a complete, licensed collection of the later, I am very realistic about my collecting goals for the 2600. For those of you who love and collect for this system like I do, you know that this goal is impossible for the Average Joe. During the days of the 2600, licensing laws were quite more lackadaisical and it seems like anyone and everyone with programming skills tried their hand at developing games for the 2600. Many of these games saw small production numbers, and this has resulted in astronomical prices in today's market due to the high demand of serious Atari collectors. And let's face it, I'm not one of those guys who can justify paying ridiculous amounts just to have a game in my possession. On the other hand, I'm not the kind of guy who wants to play an emulated version of a game on his PC. So what's a guy like me to do?
Continue reading Dr. BrazilLove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Clone
**Thanks for the submissions and approvals, but we sent your awards to Beyonce**
We're now 2 months into the new year and with love in the air during the month of February, many of our members expressed theirs by sending in lots of new submissions. At this time, the staff at RF Generation would like to show our gratitude to those who submitted new entries and to our wonderful team of approvers who took the time to look over all of them.
In February, we had a total of 2,545 submissions and of those, 2,384 were game submissions, and 161 were hardware submissions. Of these submissions, 806 of them were images.
Our top submitters (those with a minimum of 100) for February were:
Shadow Kisuragi 265
Top approvers for the month included:
Shadow Kisuragi 324
Thanks to everyone who made a submission, approval, or forum post last month. We really appreciate your participation in our site because it is our members who drive and better it. Let's see how many members can break the 100 submission mark in March.
Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Floyd (Fleach), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and Steven (Disposed Hero) as we discuss January's retro and modern community playthroughs, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) and 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (360/PS3). During the modern segment, we are joined by Game Quest pillager and RF Generation's own EngineerMike.
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Continue reading Episode 11 - RF Generation Playcast
So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........
Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - Part II