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Posted on Jan 26th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Square Enix, Squaresoft, JRPG

Being a big fan of JRPGs and the Final Fantasy series in particular since the 16-bit era, both Final Fantasy IV and VI (or II and III as we knew them at the time) are two of my all-time favorite games. Little did I (or pretty much anyone else in the west) know at the time that there was a whole other Final Fantasy game released for the SNES that we missed out on and wouldn't officially get for several years. I eventually played Final Fantasy V via the Final Fantasy Anthology collection for the PlayStation, but this was nearly 20 years ago, and I remember virtually nothing from that playthrough. It has been nagging at me for years that I should revisit this game, so I finally fired up the GBA release and replayed what was considered a missing link in the Final Fantasy series for years.

Continue reading Final Fantasy V

Posted on Jan 24th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under PC

Take a look at all four "X's" with Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out (very poorly) Sid Meier's Civilization V for PC.

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

Posted on Jan 22nd 2020 at 10:06:35 AM by (Ted Playa)
Posted under Retro, YouTube

It has been one year of making videos for YouTube and I want to share my story and thoughts

Posted on Jan 22nd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under konami, nintendo ds, castlevania, handheld, action, platform, rpg

In 2008, Konami released the newest game in their long running Castlevania franchise, Order of Ecclesia, for the Nintendo DS. This series is one of the last remaining relics of the 8-bit era that is still receiving new entries in a similar style to its original games. Castlevania started as a 2D side scrolling action platformer, and with Order or Ecclesia that same bedrock foundation is still present.

Since the release of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in 1997, the series has been adding elements borrowed from role playing games, such as experience, levels, equipment, enemy drops, and some form of a secondary progression system. This formula was wildly successful early on. After the release of Symphony of the Night, similar games would primarily release on Nintendo's handheld consoles, with three Castlevania games each releasing for the Game Boy Advance and DS. A couple of 3D experiments with the formula were tried on the Playstation 2, but these did not have the same level of polish or fun factor the handheld games had. Order of Ecclesia would be the penultimate game in this style from Konami, and the last of its fully single player games in this 2D style. All of this ends up making Order of Ecclesia the swan song for one of Castlevania's two major eras.

Continue reading Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Posted on Jan 20th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under music, albums

I've been nerding out on music for as long as I can remember. I was raised on classic rock and grew into alternative music in my teenage years. In my twenties, I dropped the elitist indie blinders I had developed in high school and grew a sincere love for pop music. When I was in my early thirties, I worked at a company with a couple of other music nerds who where older than me and for years we bonded over music and shared our discoveries with each other. During that time, for the first time, I began keeping current with the best and worst albums released in a given year (and sharing my picks with those old coworkers is a tradition that we maintain to this day). Now, I have the #concertcast, which is the music segment of the RFG Playcast, which you hopefully know as the podcast I do with the singlebanana. What you are about to read is my first public albums of the year list.

Continue reading Albums of the Year 2019

Posted on Jan 18th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under NES, Persona 4 Golden, Dragon Quest Builders 2

2019 was probably the personal best year for gaming that I have had in a very long time.  I played nearly all of the NES games for the RFGen NES Challenge for fun (and even finished some), got a new game system (a year earlier than anticipated), and per usual ended up playing a completely different subset of gaming than I anticipated.  So, please join me as I take a final look over 2019 as we take our first steps into this year.

Continue reading 2019 in Review

Posted on Jan 16th 2020 at 12:49:18 PM by (kevinmalone)
Posted under spiele casino, casinos

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Wenn der Spieler erht f einen lgeren Zeitraum spielen in einer https://echtgeld-casino.net/spielautomaten/ zu bleiben, wahrscheinlich sind sie um einen Preis zu erzielen. Aus diesem Grund wird empfohlen, dass der Wetter, die hhstmliche Menge von jedem seiner Schritte, die zu der Zeit zu gewinnen, eine erhebliche Menge an Geld zu gewinnen haben will. Wir knen auch sagen, dass wahrscheinlich mehr Preise so schnell gewinnen.

Wenn der Benutzer es schafft, ein Glbiger von einem der grten Preise in Online-Slots, die gespielt wird werden, ist es wichtig, dass nach Erhalt der Auszeichnung in Frage, die Spieler weg von diesem Spielautomaten und nicht das Spielen der selben weiter, denn wenn es weiter als sichere Wette, dass der Schlitz in Zukunft nicht machen Lieferung des Preises Auslaufen der Mittel. Sobald die Online-Slot-Jackpot geben ihre wieder beginnen muss Geld f das Boot wieder zurk zu einem viel attraktiver. Diese Sammlung ist von den Wetten Spieler verlieren getan.

Posted on Jan 16th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Switch couch coop

It is the 20's and there is time for Kla- er, couch cooperative gaming!

Hi gang, and welcome to 2020!  Wow, it is so weird (when you are my age) to realize we are finally here, and it looks very little like what all those books, movies, and games told us the future would be like.  Some stuff, like VR and autonomous cars, aren't quite where we thought they would be, but we do all pretty much carry around a Star Trek Tricorder in our pockets that we use to look at cat pictures, so there is that.

For my first write-up of the year (or decade, depending on how you decide to measure it, I know the "official" start is next year but we are all going to hear that we are in the 20s now) I figured I'd make a fun little update list of the excellent couch-cooperative Switch games we recently enjoyed.  The Christmas/New Year break gave us some great gaming opportunities and couch-coop is a perfect way to get various skill levels able to play simultaneously.

This list is laughably by no means comprehensive, but does reflect games we play at our place and can personally vouch for. 

Continue reading Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Update

Posted on Jan 15th 2020 at 08:53:58 AM by (Ted Playa)
Posted under Top 10 NES Games, Best NES Games

Here it is my Top 10 NES Games.  Hope you find a few interesting


Posted on Jan 14th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Otomedius Excellent, Shoot the Corecast, shmup, podcast, STG, shooter, shooting game, Konami, Xbox 360, Parodius, Gradius

In Episode 019, Addicted and MetalFRO take a critical look at the Konami shooter, Otomedius Excellent. A spiritual successor to the Parodius series, and heavily inspired by the Gradius games, we dig into what works, what doesn't, and what bothers us about this title, as well as looking at how cultural differences can sometimes affect perception of a game, and its design, throughout the world. We hope you'll enjoy the discussion!

Here's the direct link to listen to the podcast on the site, or download the MP3 for later:

Continue reading Shoot the Core-cast Episode 019 - Otomedius Excellent

Posted on Jan 12th 2020 at 10:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, top 10

2019 has been a great year for games, it was a struggle to narrow this list down to just 10 of the 31 releases I played this year. But I did it. Here are my top 10 games of 2019.

If anyone's interested, here are all the 2019 releases I played (didn't necessarily finish them all though):

Continue reading Pam's Best Games of 2019

Posted on Jan 11th 2020 at 03:05:31 AM by (dorishall)
Posted under game, types of game

Electronics is a medium of entertainment available for children today. They have been around for well over 40 years and have since then undergone an evolution into the high quality gaming platforms that are commonly used today. While these are by no means methods of entertainment exclusive to children, they are popular options of entertaining young folk. If you're looking to purchase a kid an electronic game, here are some options available to you.

Gameboy and Gameboy Color
The Game Boy is one of the first handheld gaming systems. Developed by Nintendo, its a follow up to the Game and Watch system and became far more popular in comparison. The Game Boy has a strong selection of games and is a nostalgic gaming device for many gamers. It's been around so long that it's also a bargain system, which means it won't have a significant impact on your wallet. You may need to search for a working Game Boy, but it's not terribly rare, so its price is not very high. If your child insists on a color screen, Game Boy also comes with a color format, though the original typically displays shades of grey and black.

The Sega Game Gear
If your child is more fond of Sega products, they also produced a handheld system. This system is called the Game Gear. It is a color 8-bit system that was released in 1990. This system was discontinued in 1997, which means they're of limited availability, but you're likely to find one at a bargain price such as the Game Boy. The Game Gear is the Sega version of handheld gaming in the early 1990s.

Playstation Vita
The Playstation Vita was released by Sony Computer Entertainment. Its North America release was in 2012. This is a very recent release, which makes it readily available for purchase. It has memory card support that allows this system to save gigabytes of data across many different games. This system went by the name "The Next Generation Console" when it was in development. It has a greater degree of complexity compared to older handhelds. It can support highly advanced games, but it also requires some learning in order to be used to its fullest. This is an ideal system for teenagers.

The iPod
If you want to give a teenager something that's more than a gaming platform then you could consider an iPod. These use a touch screen and allow the viewing of videos, playing of music, and gaming. The versatility of an iPod means it'll be useful for more than simply gaming. The disadvantage of an iPod is its gaming library may not impress some children who are looking for highly advanced gaming experiences. An iPod would function as a jack-of-all-trades of handheld entertainment.

Handheld entertainment exists across several types. Thanks to the diversity offered in kids' electronic games, there are enthralling and fun options for everyone. Older handheld systems would limit what's available to your child through their gaming library but are generally less expensive than more recently released handhelds. It all depends on what you want the children to have access to during their gaming experience.

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Posted on Jan 8th 2020 at 09:43:03 AM by (Ted Playa)
Posted under Retro Gaming News , Retro Gaming

The Retro Gaming News for December 2019 is out now for those who enjoy retro gaming

Posted on Jan 8th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Blaster Master Zero, Inti Creates, Nintendo Switch, indie game, platformer, overhead

Image shamelessly linked from Amazon.

I started a tradition a few years back, where I pick a "new to me" indie game, and play it on New Year's Day, in an attempt to either beat it on day one, or see how far I can get, then continue with that game, until I can beat it. New Year's Day 2015, I played through Shovel Knight, and ended up beating the game in a single day, which I was very pleased with. The following January 1st, I played Freedom Planet, which was a much longer game, and also fairly difficult in spots, so I didn't manage to take it down that day. The following year, I sunk my teeth into Axiom Verge, and while I sort of knew it wouldn't be a one day game, my first time through, I managed to knock it out in just 4 days, and it has since become one of my favorite games of the last decade. Unfortunately, due to moving for a job, I was unable to keep this tradition going in 2018, but January 1st, 2019 heralded the return, with me taking on The Messenger and really enjoying that experience, despite some frustration with the precision platforming, and my own  meager skills.

Continue reading Blaster Master Zero Review

Posted on Jan 6th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under DIY, diy,nes,nintendo,russlyman, punchout,customcontroller,howto

Hey guys Russ Lyman here, and I'm excited to share with you another custom controller I made. I love DIY stuff, and creating something new out of something old. My friend MegaDan29 reached out to me to make him a controller themed to his favorite NES game Punch Out.
I brainstormed for a bit, and released the simplest solution. Lets make it look like a boxing glove. I used a two part clay called Apoxie Sulpt to shape most of the controller, and YES it still functions. Its a little awkward to hold, but you can still use it. If you want to see a more detail build of the controller check out my full YouTube video on it here.

**Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member to the front page, Russlyman. Russ is a long-time member of RF Generation and we are looking forward to all of his awesome video gaming DIY content! - singlebanana**

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