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Posted on Jul 4th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Aurion, RPGs, Kiroo Games, Diversity, Steam


It's been no secret the last several weeks' worth of news has taken a mental toll on me. For a good 2-3 weeks, even thinking about playing a video game felt trivial to me. Recently, I've started refocusing and getting back to something of a normal mindset, but current events still make me a bit sick to my stomach when I read the news. And to be perfectly frank, I think that's a good thing. It serves as a reminder that I could always be doing more to help. I've been taking steps to educate myself and broaden my horizons, and part of that includes the games I play. It didn't take much searching before I discovered a wide array of games made by black and black-owned developers, and as I dive into some of them, I'd like to highlight my favorites.



Continue reading Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan



Posted on Jul 2nd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collectorcast, podcast, debate



Collectorcast Episode 53: We choose to debate difficulty not because it is easy, but because it is hard

Our first gaming debate on the topic "All games should have difficulty settings."

It's a debate! Kelsy and Bil face off to the issue of difficulty settings in games. Who wins? You decide!

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Posted on Jun 30th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Darksiders, playthrough, May, 2020, Concertcast, Airship Syndicate


In this month's episode of the Playcast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) are joined by Airship Syndicate writer and longtime friend of the Ghost, Frank Barbiere to discuss the fourth installment of the Darksider's series, Darksiders Genesis. Frank gives us an exciting, "inside baseball" look at the game and its development within the studios of Airship Syndicate.  As a special treat, Frank also joins the boys in another special segment of the Concertcast in which all three divulge their Top 5 Albums of 2007 and of course a errrrr.....few honorable mentions.....  How did the guys feel about this platforming, Diablo-style dungeon crawler?  What was their favorite song from 2007?  And which one of them has never heard Rihannah's "Umbrella?".......Seriously!  WTF??

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the games we play our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the games in more detail. 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 74 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19358.0

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Continue reading Episode 74 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Jun 27th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Switch


Roll up a good time with Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Katamari Damacy Reroll for the Nintendo Switch!

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



Posted on Jun 25th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under VGM, music, gaming, OST


Partially inspired by the Collectorcast's most recent episode, but admittedly mostly due to not having the time or inspiration this month to write a more in-depth article, I thought it would be fun to highlight some personal VGM favorites that I feel don't get enough recognition. While I have always had an appreciation for music in video games, it wasn't until about two years ago that I really began to dive deep into it, and now VGM is practically all I listen to these days. I'm going to stray from the usual suspects, as classic franchises such as Final Fantasy and Castlevania as well as more recent favorites such as Undertale and the Persona series get plenty of attention already.


Continue reading Obscure VGM Favorites



Posted on Jun 23rd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under RPG, Squaresoft, playstation, action


By now the Mana series is one of the longest running, actively developed series in video gaming. This series has a few threads that bind each game together, but for the most part each game is its own, separate entity from the rest of them. However, like most works of media the series has had its ups, and then mostly downs. The first three games in the series, Sword of Mana, Secret of Mana, and Trials of Mana, all pushed the series further upwards in both quality and scope with each game release, with Trials adding multiple character points of view for a nonlinear narrative. In 1999 Squaresoft released the fourth game in the Mana series for the Playstation, Legend of Mana. A North American release would come the following year. Its not immediately obvious, but Legend of Mana is easily a candidate for the best game in this series, and it tends to be woefully overlooked.


Continue reading Legend of Mana



Posted on Jun 21st 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under movies


It's June 2020, and with another month of being primarily homebound due to COVID-19, I was able to catch up on a few more films.  Here some reviews for a handful of them:

Reptillian - As I settled in for this viewing, I did not realize I was about to see one of the most infamous kaiju films of all time. Reptillian is an English language Korean reboot of the Yongary series created in response to the 1998 American Godzilla film. The acting is so bad it falls into that uncanny valley territory that feels like a bad dream. The CGI is terrible. This movie unfortunately is not even so bad it's good. Avoid at all costs.


Continue reading Quarantine Cinema 2



Posted on Jun 19th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Perspective, James, Fire Keeper



"Welcome to the bonfire, Unkindled One. I am a Fire Keeper. I tend to the flame, and tend to thee. The Lords have left their thrones, and must be deliver'd to them. To this end, I am at thy side."

I have a friend I'll call "James".  James is a fire keeper, though his own flame is fading.  He is a real person, and this account is factual except the name for the sake of his privacy.  James is an older gentleman who lives by himself out in the country, only a few miles from our house.  He lives a mostly solitary life, a literal hermit in the woods.  He has lived this way for many years, most recently in a home-made yurt.


Continue reading Thoughts On Perspective



Posted on Jun 17th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collectorcast, Video Game Music, Soundtracks, OST



After 51 Episodes we finally entrust Bil to lead an episode!! He walks us through some of the best soundtracks in gaming with a strong focus on the modern era. Also the premier of our shiny new theme song written and performed by RF Generation's own The Disposed Hero!

Links to all of our recommendations below the break!!

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Continue reading Collectorcast 52: We Rock and Roll All Night Long, Sweet Suzy



Posted on Jun 15th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Fantasy Zone, Shoot the Corecast, RF Generation, Shmup Club, SEGA, cute em up, shooting games, STG, shooter, shoot em up


In Episode 024, MetalFRO and Addicted look at one of Sega's more unconventional arcade hits, the interminably cute Fantasy Zone. What makes this classic tick, and how does it relate to Konami's arcade shooter smash, Gradius? We discuss that and more!

You can download the episode directly, or stream it on the website, right here:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2020-06-13_stcc_ep_024_fantasy_zone.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 the original thread, to see the discussion and high scores:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19313.0

Thank you for listening!



Posted on Jun 13th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, NES


Today I'm reviewing a game that plays a lot like Pac-man, but puts a prehistoric spin on things. Trog!



Posted on Jun 11th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under Game Boy, nintendo, mario, zelda, tetris, game, portable



While not the first portable gaming systems, Nintendo's Game Boy was one of the first to reach massive audiences. It's library consists of hundreds of games, many of which are quick, simplistic but fun experiences designed both around the system's limitations and its purpose of gaming on the go.

So it's interesting that for this Top 20, there were several games that came in as "must owns" as out of 7 voters, four games made every voter's list, and eight made at least five lists.

And yet, the final results also showed the variety of the Game Boy, as only 14 games were on three or more lists.


Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games- Game Boy Edition



Posted on Jun 9th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, June, 2020


We interrupt your regularly scheduled quarantine to bringJune 2020 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we announce our July Community Playthrough game, our shoot 'em up club title, 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 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: June 2020 Edition



Posted on Jun 7th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under arcade port, home conversion, 8 bit, 16 bit, console gaming, retrogaming, classic games


During the 80's and early 90's, kids like myself were treated to a large number of ports of popular (and not so popular) arcade games to home consoles. Who wouldn't want to play their favorite arcade game at home on their own TV, rather than having to go drop quarters into the arcade cabinet? And what happens when that arcade game at the bowling alley or gas station got replaced with something else? Sure, there was a new period of discovery, and perhaps you'll find a new favorite, but you still like that previous game enough to want to keep playing it. Enter the home conversion. According to the advertising, you could have the fun of the arcade game in the comfort of your own home! The reality, however, is that it didn't always work out like that.


Continue reading Nostalgia Goggles - Arcade Ports and Rose-Tinted Glasses



Posted on Jun 5th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, diy, custom, mortal combat


I got a request to make a custom Mortal Kombat themed NES system. Although the game never officially came out on the NES, there is a ROM of it. I mean, it did come out on the Game Boy, so why not on the NES?
 
I think this one came together nicely and it was a lot of making it, especially sculpting the Mortal Kombat dragon.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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