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Posted on Apr 24th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under Video series, Retro video games, 1980, 80, Atari


I was born in 1975 and spent my childhood in the 1980s. Now as an adult, I am a lover of 80's nostalgia. I am so excited to share this video series with you that is a unique and fun take on reliving my past. There is something so magical about seeing a toy or video game for the first time since childhood and having that "Oh, I remembered that!" feeling, and that is at the heart of this series. I hope you enjoy reliving my past with me!




Posted on Apr 22nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under rf cinema, ready player one, movies


I read Ernest Cline's dystopian, reference-laden young adult novel Ready Player One in 2015 after it was recommended to me by my wife. Though I enjoyed the book, I felt that the reliance on references of 80's pop-culture was a little overwhelming. When I heard that the book was going to be adapted into a film, I was intrigued. What would it be like to have the many intellectual properties referred to in the novel seen on the big screen together? Even with Steven Spielberg at the helm, and the original author contributing to the screenplay, could a coherent story be told with all the pop-culture overlaying the action? I recently checked out the film with my wife, and here are some quick, spoiler-free thoughts.


Continue reading RF Cinema: Ready Player One



Posted on Apr 20th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Solo, Han, Chewie, Chuy, Spaceballs, DOS, dbgl, DOOM, Star Wars


Star Wars in our modern age if such a strange thing.  It's hard to believe that once upon a time, most of the Star Wars games we had to play were either ports of existing arcade games or rehashes of the movies into action and platforming games.  At least on consoles, which is all I had access to during those days.  But over in PC Land the good times were a little different.  But over in PC Land, something else was brewing, something that combined a newly recognized genre popularized by DOOM, with our beloved Star Wars universe.  And it had a new story featuring new characters.  Of course, I am talking about Star Wars: Dark Forces for MS-DOS.


Continue reading Star Wars: Dark Forces for PC



Posted on Apr 18th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, Mashed potato pizza, seriously try it




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Posted on Apr 16th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Missile Command, Board Games


I think it is fair to say that translating video games to board and card games has been overall more successful than video games to movies.  Yet sadly these video game based board and card games are far less popular.  I only make that point because while I have enjoyed certain video game based movies, they are always in the position of having to be defended; board and card games based on video games often don't even have that luxury or visibility.  They tend to barely blip on the interest radar, just curiosities that may be picked up or gifted and then shoved to the 'board game' shelf behind known classics that never get to be played. (With the occasional groan-inducing holiday exception.)


Continue reading Mutually Assured Destruction Makes For A Fun Board Game



Posted on Apr 14th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Rhapsody, PS1, submissions, focus, promotions


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you April 2018's edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we also announce our May 2018 community playthrough title, congratulate a few members on their recent staff promotions, encourage YOU to join RF Generation's new army of Twitch streamers, inform you of a new database update, 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: April 2018 Edition



Posted on Apr 12th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under review, video, NES


Today my review is on an NES platformer that originally starred Mickey Mouse. Kid Klown in Night Mayor World was developed by Kemco and released in North Amercia in 1993. It’s got one unique gameplay mechanic, but is that enough to make it worth playing? Watch to find out!



Posted on Apr 10th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Transformers, Devastation, playthrough, March, 2018, PS4, PS3, 360, XBox One


According to the Playcast crew, they've knocked it out of the park with their January and February game picks this year. So, how did their March game fair?  In this month's Playcast, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81) and returning guest, Retro Fandango's own, Kevin (BuriedOnMars) discuss the nostalgia driven, hack 'n slash brawler Transformers: Devastation, which appeared on various 7th and 8th generation consoles. Not only do the guys review the game, but they also discuss the impact the Transformers animated series and toy-line had on their adolescence, including a very special segment dedicated to Transformers: The Movie. Is this game worth playing, or is it merely an effort to loose our purse strings with G1 nostalgia? If you're a fan of Transformers, then you definitely will not want to miss this episode of the RF Generation Playcast! 

Our 50th episode is only two shows away and we want YOU to send us an audio roast! Congrats, well wishes, and cheap shots are all welcome. Audio should be limited to under 2 minutes, so if you're interested, please contact singlebanana to find out how to send in your piece.

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!

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Continue reading Episode 48 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Apr 8th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Dramatic Readings, Castlevania, The Adventure, Konami, game review, Game Boy Guru, Game Boy


Konami's Castlevania: The Adventure is an old favorite.  It was a birthday gift from my parents at age 13, and the first 3rd party Game Boy game I owned.  I have many fond memories of late nights and trips to my grandparents' house, bringing the Game Boy with me, and camping out in the living room to play it while the family talked.  However, time hasn't been kind to the game, with many people decrying it as one of the worst entries in the series.  What are my thoughts on the game now, as we approach 30 years since its release?  Watch my review, and then let's discuss!  What do you think of Castlevania: The Adventure?  And what are your favorite games in the series?



Posted on Apr 6th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Homebrew, NES, Hidden Gems


Following a successful Kickstarter Campaign in 2014, Lizard is the latest NES focused homebrew from developer Brad Smith who previously released chiptunes cartridges, Moon8 and 2A03 Puritans. Lizard forgoes powerups, lives, and timers and instead opts for an open-world, platforming adventure. It's an adventure four years in the making, so let's put on our Lizard suit and take a look.


Continue reading Kickstarter NES Homebrew: Brad Smith's Lizard



Posted on Apr 4th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under RF Cinema, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Final Fantasy, movies, discussion


Final Fantasy VII was released over 20 years ago, but to many it's still heralded as one of the greatest RPGs of all time. Personally, I feel the sacred status some have heaped upon it is a bit overblown, but I won't deny having a big ole soft spot for it. For its time, it was an incredible experience and Square Enix (then Squaresoft) exploited its popularity with spin-off games and merchandise. And despite nearly bankrupting itself with the unmitigated disaster that was Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, the Japanese developer saw fit to make another movie, this time based in the world of Midgar and featuring Cloud Strife, and everyone's favorite villian with an absurdly, impractically long sword. So how does Advent Children hold up? Let's find out together.


Continue reading RF Cinema: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children



Posted on Apr 2nd 2018 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collecting



Through some relatively recent unfortunate financial circumstances, I was compelled to sell off my copy of Stadium Events for the NES. My journey to complete my NES collection and the fact that I'm just a handful of titles away from having all the unlicensed games as well, made it quite a difficult decision to let go of this game. A brief little background for those unfamiliar, but it took me nearly 10 years to gather a copy of each licensed NES game. This journey lead me to meet many friends over the years, some from RFGen, NintendoAge, Facebook, locally and many other areas that helped me reach this achievement. The final game to cap off my collection was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Ubisoft) and it was sent to me as a surprise when a group of amazing buddies on RF Generation pooled their resources to purchase me a copy and send it along with a card signed by each contributor's signature. It was truly the perfect end to a fantastic journey and has held a special place in my home for the last several years. The recent selling of this single game however has me really contemplating what and how I plan to collect going forward. This may have changed my overall approach to collecting.


Continue reading Contemplating a Change in Collecting Style



Posted on Apr 1st 2018 at 12:33:46 PM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Site news, Self promotion, product announcement, totally real

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Posted on Apr 1st 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Site news, Trailer teaser

As we're all aware, there are plenty of people who are releasing trailers for a trailer. Well, we're joining in. Prepare yourself!



Posted on Mar 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Game development, careers, programming


I'm willing to bet I'm not the only member of this community who, when they were a kid, wanted to make video games when they grew up. Kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up pretty much their entire lives by their parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, and teachers. Heck, when I got to high school there was a long survey we all had to take that spat out individual printouts of what careers would be good fits for each of us. I don't remember what mine said, but I certainly remember my apathy at reading a machine's assessment of what I should be doing with my life. I knew what I wanted to do, and no one could convince me otherwise. So what happened?



Continue reading What I Wanted to be When I Grew Up


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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