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Posted on Dec 11th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, December


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the December 2019 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we will announce our first Community Playtrough games of the new year, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, 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 All Our News Are Belong To You: December 2019 Edition



Posted on Dec 9th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Links Awakening, The Legend of Zelda, Game Boy, Nintendo, Switch, remake


Image shamelessly linked from Nintendo UK.
The new art style is a nice compromise between shiny, flashy graphics, & a respectful homage to the original.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a landmark title in a series that is highly lauded by the gaming community. Not only did it manage to successfully take the formula established in the series' debut title, and solidified later in A Link To The Past, and shrink it down to a portable format, but it also told a unique story that deviated from the established canon quite a bit, and became its own experience. Despite the large number of entries in the series since its release, many of them on other Nintendo handheld devices, Link's Awakening is still often spoken of as being in the upper echelon of titles in the series, and, indeed, on the Game Boy itself. It's not unusual to see it in a top 5 list of Zelda games, and even occasionally sits atop a list at number 1. It's no surprise that Nintendo, having seen some success with remaking the Game Boy's only outing for Samus Aran, in Metroid II: Return of Samus for the 3DS, would return to the Game Boy well again, and give Link's first portable adventure a fresh coat of paint.


Continue reading Link's Awakening Redux - Initial Thoughts



Posted on Dec 7th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Retro Gaming, Hidden Gems


If you find yourself in Paris head to the 11th District. Walk down Voltaire Blvd and you'll be surrounded by shops catering to video games, manga and electronic devices. Here in the heart of this mini Akihabra you'll find Trader Games. Established in 2002 they sell video games of all eras and specialize in retro games. I recently visited Trader and brought my camera so let's take a look.


Continue reading World of Retro Gaming: Trader Games in Paris



Posted on Dec 5th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Stadia, Google, cloud gaming


When Google held their own press conference at E3 this year, they talked a big game, promising experiences equal to, if not better, than anything you could find on a home console. Personally, it was easy to buy into the hype, even if I was skeptical. Media is getting more and more disconnected from the material world every year. It's inevitable that games will some day join the likes of music and movies in some digital streaming landscape. But after their E3 grandstanding Google went all but silent. I'd plunked down money to pre-order their "Founder's Edition" and still knew nothing more than what I'd heard in June. Only a few weeks ago did news break of more games being added to their lineup and shipping confirmations started going out to initial customers. After playing with Stadia for a while, I'd say some skepticism is still warranted.


Continue reading My Experience As A Google Stadia Founder



Posted on Dec 3rd 2019 at 12:00:00 AM by (Duke.Togo)
Posted under Collectorcast, podcast

Episode 50 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...rum/index.php?topic=19232

50 episodes already? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. We tackle your burning questions, and recap Retroworld Expo 2019!

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On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/Collectorcast

Show Notes
00:00:00 - Into/Questions
01:05:29 - Retroworld Expo 2019 Recap
01:38:40 - Outro



Posted on Dec 1st 2019 at 10:24:15 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under NES Challenge, NES, Nintendo, Community, Mario, Zelda, Contra, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Capcom, Konami, Taito, Challenge

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The RF Generation community of collectors and players has committed themselves to demolishing the entire licensed NES library in the year 2019. Is that even possible you say, with your help it totally is!! Check out the RFGen 2019 NES Challenge thread to see how to join in at anytime throughout the year. There is plenty of opportunity to participate regardless of your skill level, favorite style of game or the amount of time you have to invest. Come over and play with us here:

http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18893.0

Here we are everyone. The final month of 2019. It's fairly obvious at this point that we will not reach the goal of beating the entire licensed NES library in 2019, but we gave it a valiant effort and have put a monstrous dent into it. However, I and a few others still plan to keep taking down NES games this month to see how close we can get. Please join us if you want to mess around in the weeds of what's left of the Nintendo Entertainment System library.



Posted on Nov 29th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, RPG, Falcom, Xseed


I've written previously about the Trails in the Sky games, which is a series that has become near and dear to me over the last couple of years. After finishing the main trilogy that was localized and released in North America, the logical next step was to dive into the Trails of Cold Steel games, which are set in the same world and time period. I started the first Trails of Cold Steel title during the summer of 2018, and it took me roughly a year to finish it with many ups and downs along the way.


Continue reading The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel



Posted on Nov 27th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under time travel, adventure, pc, point and click, fmv

The Journeyman Project: Turbo!


The Journeyman Project was developed by Presto Studios and released for Mac in 1993. The following year an enhanced version was released called The Journeyman Project: Turbo which was compatible with Mac and Windows. This Turbo release is the one being highlighted today. The original release was developed and published by Presto Studios, with the Turbo release being published by Sanctuary Woods. This version would also see a Japanese release published by Bandai. A few years later in 1997 a full blown remake of the game was released called The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime.


Continue reading The Journeyman Project 1 and 2 Dual Review



Posted on Nov 25th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming, review


I recently played all the way through a game that was really outside of my comfort zone. My regular listeners and readers will know that I tend to see gaming as a relaxing, leisurely activity. I am not a fan of difficult games. Life has enough difficulties and although I don't mind a challenge here or there, I'm usually not looking to get my ass kicked. I recently signed myself up for a swift ass kicking, but I did not realize it when I first started River City Girls. I thought I was starting a run of the mill beat 'em up in the vein of Turtles in Time, and although I quickly realized this isn't that kind of game, I stuck with it through the end and I'm glad I did.


Continue reading River City Girls



Posted on Nov 23rd 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under PC, RTS


Advance civilization far enough into the future for some video games with Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Age Of Empires 2 for PC.

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



Posted on Nov 21st 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under LCD TV, Hidden Gems, RGB


A couple of months ago I found myself at the local Goodwill. I wanted to find a monitor or TV that I could connect the NES Classic to. I searched through piles of monitors and at the bottom found an old Samsung 19" TV. It showed signs of heavy use but as they were only asking $7 it seemed like a good buy. I paid for it and brought it home. I cleaned up the TV and started testing the inputs. It was then I started to realize all the features this little TV has.


Continue reading Goodwill Reviews: A look at the Samsung LN-T1953H TV



Posted on Nov 19th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under N2O, Shoot the Corecast, podcast, Shmup Club, Gremlin Interactive, Nitrous Oxide, STG, shooting game, shooter, shoot em up, t


In Episode 017, MetalFRO and Addicted talk about a Western-developed game that is largely forgotten today among shooting games, despite being heavily inspired by one of the genre's early hits, Tempest. N2O: Nitrous Oxide takes the Tempest formula to new, psychedelic places, and we give you an in-depth look at the game! What makes this tube shooter different than its predecessors? We discuss that and more!

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=2019-11-17_shoot_the_core-cast_ep_017_n2o_nitrous_oxide.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

Check out the original discussion about the game:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19181.0



Posted on Nov 17th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima


I'm not interested in reviewing Death Stranding for various reasons, but I would like to share some thoughts about it.

Some creative works are impossible to separate from their creators, being indelibly linked by distinctive fingerprints.  Steven Spielberg, the Beatles, Neal Gaiman, Shigeru Myamoto.  Hideo Kojima will always be known as the respected creator of the Metal Gear series, but he has many less popular works that clearly bear his unique mark.

If you are interested in Death Stranding, the best way to judge if it is for you is not likely to be found in typical review numbers.  Rather, I'd start with the question, "Do you like Hideo Kojima's other work?"  And not simply Metal Gear, but the tone and exploration of his work more broadly.  What are your reactions to Snatcher, Zone of the Enders, Boktai, and even P.T.?
That would be the best way to know if his new, ambitious project is something worth your time.


Continue reading Non-Spoilery Thoughts On Death Stranding



Posted on Nov 15th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, nes


Today I'm looking at DuckTales! It's got an interesting history, from the creation of the Scrooge McDuck character, to a partnership between Disney and Capcom, similarities to Mega Man and changes made by Disney producers. Here's some history of the game along with my thoughts on how it plays.



Posted on Nov 13th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, October, Bloodstained


In honor of October, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) chose to play the modern, 8-bit Castlevania-like, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.  This episode, the guys discuss the gameplay, the graphics, the music, and whether this is a title you should add to your collection. Our monthly segment of the ConcertCast returns and includes reviews of some great shows that the guys attended. They also devote a nice portion of the show to discussing all of the horror movies they watched this Halloween season. So tune in, give the show a listen, and just let your soul glow with this episode of the Playcast. 

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game 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 67 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19226.0

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