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Posted on May 8th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under arcade, nintendo


I just bought a Nintendo Playchoice 10 arcade machine, with the dual monitors in April of 2021. I plan to bring it back to life some, because it certainly has seen some neglect. This is my first actual arcade, I have a Street Fighter Arcade 1UP but that is a lot smaller and modern. This thing was a beast to transport, having the two monitors made it that much more heavier than the single monitor Playchoice 10

Posted on May 6th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Neo Geo, Game collecting, collecting goals

In life, we often have big dreams. Some of them revolve around family, some of them are career goals, and others dream of financial independence. Most of us, when we're kids, have lofty goals of what we're going to achieve when we finally reach adulthood, which always seems so far away when you're young. In my case, I probably wanted to be an astronaut at some point, though that notion faded quickly. When I hit high school, I wanted to be a singer in a band, and become famous. At this point in my life, I can see how silly that dream was, given my introverted nature, and I don't exactly have the looks, either.

Thankfully, as we age, and hopefully attain some measure of wisdom, our dreams become more grounded in reality. I went from wanting to be a rock star to becoming a hot shot video game programmer/designer, and then settled into a comfortable life in Information Technology, which is at least adjacent to what I wanted to do when I went to college. Once I reached adulthood, and the reality of dream chasing set in, my goals became much smaller, and began to include collecting games. Of course, as a child of the 80's and 90's, that was naturally going to include the expensive, elusive, Neo Geo.

Continue reading Realizing A Game Collecting Dream

Posted on May 4th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under RF Cinema, Mortal Kombat, video game movies, movies

Back in the ancient time that was the 1990s, Mortal Kombat brought the video game franchise that shocked the world with its goriness to the big screen. It wasn't necessarily a good movie, but by staying true to its source material and not taking itself too seriously, it's managed to remain one of the very best examples of what a video game movie should be.

Now, over 15 years and several sequels later, a Mortal Kombat reboot film is here. Is it a worthy successor to the franchise, or will it be remembered with the likes of train wreck films like Doom and Battleship?

Continue reading RF Cinema: Mortal Kombat

Posted on Apr 27th 2021 at 11:44:25 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Demonizer, Shoot the Corecast, podcast, Shmup Club, indie, Iori Branford, Doujin, STG, shooting game, shooter, shoot em up

In Episode 033, Addicted and MetalFRO dig into a relatively new indie shooting game, with a decidedly old school look, feel, and sound. Demonizer brings a 16-bit, early 90's arcade aesthetic to the table, but does it bring the fun? Listen to our thoughts, as we talk about the game.

You can stream or download the episode right here at RF Generation:

Or check our Linktree page, to find the feed from your favorite podcasting service:

Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:

Thanks for listening, and we appreciate any/all feedback!

Posted on Apr 24th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under RPG, super nintendo, snes, game boy advance, gba, capcom, squaresoft, ubisoft

Role playing games and dragons, name a more iconic duo. Breath of Fire was Capcom's first foray into the realm of role playing games. They made a fairly memorable splash at the time and ended up turning the Breath of Fire series into one fondly remembered among gamers who have been around since the 16 bit generation. Breath of Fire was originally released on the Super Nintendo in Japan in 1993 and North America the following year. Capcom self published the game in Japan, while they contracted Squaresoft to localize and publish the game in North America. A Game Boy Advance port of the game was released in 2001. This time Capcom published the game in both Japan and North America, while Ubisoft would release this version in Europe.

Continue reading Breath of Fire

Posted on Apr 22nd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under vin diesel, vin diesel

If you do an internet search for "original XBOX hidden gems," chances are you'll see The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay mentioned on most, if not all of the lists you read. This game is often noted for its high quality in spite of being a movie licensed game. Although I do have an XBOX copy of this game on my shelf, I decided to play the remastered version on the PS3, which is included on the disc of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, also developed by Starbreeze. Butcher Bay is a first person stealth focused shooter with action-adventure elements. As Riddick, voiced by Vin Diesel, your goal is to...wait for it...escape from the high security prison known as Butcher Bay.

Continue reading Riddick-ulous

Posted on Apr 20th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Switch

They descended from birds...they are as big as a plane...its this month's "A Brief Look At" with Neo!

This month, we check out Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch!

Posted on Apr 18th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under PS2, top 20, sony, playstation, rpg, action, persona, final fantasy, colossus, god of war

Up until October of 2000, video game consoles were just that, systems used almost exclusively for playing video games. However, that month Sony released a system that would change consoles from video game players to home entertainment systems, as well as progressing the world of online console gaming, the Playstation 2. Those features, in addition to backwards compatibility with its predecessor, helped make the PS2, as it is commonly referred, the highest selling video game console ever in terms of units sold worldwide.

With that success came a plethora of games, with nearly all genres represented. NA markets saw the release of more than 1300 games, and there are estimates of more than 3800 games released worldwide.

Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games- Playstation 2 Edition

Posted on Apr 16th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Legends Gamer Pro

For us gamers who grew up between the 70s and the 90s, arcade machines often have a special place in our hearts.  Fast forward to now, and there's never been a better time for fans of retro arcade games!  For years (in some cases, even decades) some of these were only accessible to a few surviving arcades and those with decent computer know-how.  As a teen, I couldn't imagine that my adult self would be able to literally go to a Walmart and buy a slightly scaled-down version of the four-player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cab.

Continue reading Thoughts on the AtGames Legends Gamer Pro

Posted on Apr 14th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, Sega Genesis

Today I'm reviewing the only Castlevania game made specifically for a Sega console. Is it a good entry in the series? How does it compare to its Super Nintendo counterpart? I have a number of criticism about how it looks and some of the control limitations, but I had a lot of fun while playing it.

Posted on Apr 12th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, April, 2021, raffle

We interrupt your regularly scheduled tom foolery to bring you the April 2021 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we announce our May Community Playthrough title, reveal our shoot 'em up club game, 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 and please continue to keep you and your loved ones SAFE!     

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: April 2021 Edition

Posted on Apr 10th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, diy

Here is a fun video where I take my WiiU gamepad and make it look like a hoverboard from Back to the Future II. I used the website www.DecalGirl.com and my buddy Tom Ryan who is an artist friend to help me with the rendering of the graphic. Overall it makes it a great piece to  have in my game collection. Hmmm maybe a flux capacitor WiiU console skin next ?

Posted on Apr 8th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under VGM, cover, metal, final fantasy

My March started out kind of rough with some failed arrangements that never quite came to fruition. About midway through the month, I set those other projects to the side indefinitely and started fresh on this piece, and the inspiration hit me pretty hard and resulted in what I think is my best cover yet. Final Fantasy IV is a very important game from my childhood as it is to my recollection the first RPG I ever actually finished, and it is still an all-time favorite of mine to this day. The game and of course its music composed by none other than Nobuo Uematsu is full of nostalgia for me, so I was glad to finally get around to this one. Working on Final Fantasy music is always very gratifying for me, so expect to see more in the coming months!

Posted on Apr 6th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Shmup, shooting game, shooter, STG, shoot em up, new games

As everyone on this site knows by now, I'm a big shmup fan. It's my favorite genre, and I play a lot of these games. I run the RF Generation Shmup Club here, as well as Shoot the Core-cast, the companion podcast. Because the shooter genre has seen such a renaissance in the past few years, more games are coming out all the time, and it can be hard to keep track of them all. Here are a handful of games to keep your eye on, to help you maybe choose a couple that will click with you.

Continue reading Recent Shmups To Watch

Posted on Apr 4th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under RF Jamz, Chiptunes, music, game music

When most people think of video game music, they think of the songs that play in the background while we play our favorite games. Then there's game music covers, where fans use their musical talent to recreate their favorite tracks with real instruments or in a different genre/style. But all too often, people tend to forget about another way video games and music cross paths, and that's chiptune music. In looking over the recent RF Generation donation drive prize lots for 2021, I was excited to see a bundle of chiptune music as one of the options (big thank you to site member ugr for that, by the way!). I also thought it would make for a fun opportunity to celebrate the wonderful music that can be created with retro game consoles.

Continue reading RF Jamz: Chiptune Edition

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