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Posted on Sep 22nd 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming, music


When it comes to sandbox games, licensed music is typically part of the package. It adds to the feeling of being immersed in whatever game world you have chosen. Get in a vehicle and tune to your favorite radio station. It's just like real life. Because I love music, this is one of my favorite elements of open world games. Even in games to which the "sandbox" moniker doesn't apply, like Fallout 3, I am always grateful for some kind of customizable radio function to choose my own audio backdrop for my adventures. Of course, some consoles allow you to add your own soundtrack from music on the hard drive or a streaming service (depending on the game), but here I'm talking about curated licensed tracks chosen by the developers specifically for their game.


Continue reading The Amazing Music of Saints Row: The Third



Posted on Sep 20th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under PC, Pinball, Steam



Join me for the Super Jackpot that is Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Pinball FX3 for the PC.

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



Posted on Sep 18th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Compilation, SNK, pre Neo Geo, Neo Geo,


This year I was fortunate enough to receive a Nintendo Switch console before Father's Day from my wife and kids.  It was a wonderful moment, especially considering I hadn't planned on purchasing one for another year (at least).  Despite this, I still had a nice list of games to buy, with one in particular standing out as an early purchase due the nostalgia that bubbled up whenever I read an article about it.

On Father's Day, imagine my surprise when the gift bag I assumed would hold a t-shirt and some homemade cards (which it did) also contained that very game I was wanting, that being SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (SNK 40th) for my new Switch! 


Continue reading SNK 40th Anniversary Collection



Posted on Sep 16th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Video Game Depot, Alaska


Somehow they misspelled slackur as C-a-b-e-l-a.  Easy to do.

Summer has been quite the whirlwind for my family.  Two retro game conventions (one debuting a testing table), family vacations, and various projects kept us quite busy.  But the beginning of August held the best event we planned; an Alaska trip for my Beloved and I's 20th wedding anniversary!  What does that have to do with video games?  Surely the frozen north holds little for us gamers, right?



Continue reading When In Alaska...



Posted on Sep 14th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, platformer


Today I'm reviewing an NES game that was originally supposed to be an adaptation of The Terminator. The gameplay is reminiscent of Mega Man (though many feel Contra is a better comparison - I disagree) and uses many designs that seem to borrow from popular sci-fi properties.



Posted on Sep 12th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke.Togo)
Posted under Collectorcast, podcast

Guess who's back? Back again? Bil is back. Tell a friend. We're here to discuss the whole limited release situation that has been growing over the last few years. Love 'em, hate 'em? Let's chat!

Get the show at http://www.collectorcast.com
Follow the Collectorcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Collectorcast
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Collectorcast
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=25284&refid=stpr
Apple Podcasts: http://itunes.apple.com/u...collectorcast/id524246060
Google Play: https://play.google.com/m..._Generation_Collectorcast
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/po...ion-Collectorcas-30981252
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/...ow/6VP51savAVFpTsDo9MdvLb
On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/Collectorcast

Show Notes
00:00 - Into/Arcade talk/Coke Machine Hacks
29:10 - Main Topic Limited Run Game Companies
1:54:56 - Outro



Posted on Sep 10th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, September, database


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the September 2019 edition of the RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we will announce our spooktacular October 2019 community playthrough title, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, promote our annual Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest (yes PRIZES!), notify members regarding a small change to our datebase, 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: September 2019 Edition



Posted on Sep 8th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Metroid II, Nintendo, Game Boy, game review, Gunpei Yokoi, sequel, retrogaming


It's finally here! After many months of delays, life stuff getting in the way, and a few hiccups with my recording setup, I finally have a new episode of my review series to enchant you all. I'm taking a look at Metroid II: Return of Samus, in Episode 025 of Dramatic Readings! This game is a total classic, but isn't always as well regarded as I feel perhaps it should be. After I, myself, got a rough start with the Metroid series as a kid, I rediscovered it as an adult a few years ago, and was blown away by Super Metroid. Revisiting this Game Boy outing, there's a lot to love, and a handful of things not to. I'll tell you all about it with this video, and I hope you enjoy it. What do you think of Metroid II? Do you think it holds up? Have you tried either of the remakes? Let's discuss in the comments below!



Posted on Sep 6th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Game Diary, Hidden Gems, Games of Summer 2019


It's been a busy summer and I've been playing a lot more than shmups so I thought it would be fun to write a small report or ramblings on what I played over the summer.


Continue reading Game Diary: What I played over Summer Vacation



Posted on Sep 4th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under PYWS, contest, prizes, September


This is just a reminder that our annual Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest kicked off on September 1st and will run until September 30th.  During this time, we ask that you make as many submissions as humanly possible. Our dedicated database staff will review the absurd amount of submissions, and at the end of it all, one of you gets a super sweet prize package, which includes your choice of $60 worth of gaming goodness. Essentially, you win a shopping spree (not to exceed $60 and items have to be game related) on GameGavel, eBay, or Amazon, and we pick up the tab. Of course, you'll also be the coolest kid in town as you strut around in your new, official RF Generation Ringer T-shirt!

**Click on the "Continue Reading" link for a breakdown of the contest rules**


Continue reading Submissions, Prizes & Pain...OH MY!



Posted on Sep 2nd 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under NES Challenge, NES, Nintendo, Community, Mario, Zelda, Contra, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Capcom, Konami, Taito, Challenge



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

4 months left in the year and we are still going strong! 461 games beaten through January to the end of August 2019. That means we've got 208 titles left to beat in the next 4 months. With the community working together that's definitely an achievable number. We have taken down pretty much all the classic games at this point, but there are still a lot of great games, a lot of short games, a lot of easy games and of course several big challenges. If you're up for taking on a time consuming RPG or sports title, a much neglected Strategy game, maybe an largely ignored genre like a flight sim or even a hard as nails shmup we'd love to have you join our quest to beat the entire NES library in 2019.



Posted on Aug 31st 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Sega, Yakuza, Ryu Ga Gotoku, RGG Studio, Action, Adventure, RPG


Judgment is a game that intrigued me as soon as I first heard of it. There are the obvious similarities to the Yakuza series which, as I have stated here many times, is one of my favorite video game franchises, as well as the new additions to the familiar formula. Playing the part of a former lawyer, many were quick to label the game as "Yakuza meets Phoenix Wright," and while this isn't a completely inaccurate assessment of the game, I still think that it can give the wrong impression as to what this game actually is. Given the similarities to Yakuza, I knew going into Judgment that I would enjoy it to some extent, but the new investigation features felt like a wild card that could go either way.


Continue reading Judgment



Posted on Aug 29th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under PSP, action, strategy, stealth


The Metal Gear series is one of the most legendary in the entire realm of gaming. Rising from the obscurity of its roots on the mostly Japanese centered MSX computer platform, the reboot of the series with 1998's Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation cemented the series as one of Konami's flagships. Its unique stealth centered action design gave the gameplay a one of a kind feel that would barely be replicated despite the game and series' runaway success.

Konami would follow the first Metal Gear Solid's success with a mission based spin-off Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions before the main series would continue on PlayStation 2. Both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 were some of the most successful games for the PS2. Sony had released a portable console in Japan in 2004, which released in the rest of the world in 2005, the PlayStation Portable. The next Metal Gear game would be Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops for the PSP in 2006, followed by Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on the PlayStation 3. Meanwhile, the team that developed Portable Ops was developing the PSP's flagship Metal Gear Solid game, Peace Walker. During the late PS3/XBox 360 generation, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes would be released; followed by its second part, The Phantom Pain. For long time fans of the Metal Gear Solid series, Portable Ops and Peace Walker feels like the definitive dividing line between the older PS1 and PS2 era games, and the HD PS3/PS4 and Xbox 360/Xbox One games.


Continue reading Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker



Posted on Aug 27th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Strikers 1945 II, Shoot the Corecast, Shmup Club, Psikyo, Strikers, WWII, fast bullets


Here in Episode 014, MetalFRO and Addicted pick apart a classic, late 90's shoot-em-up from famed developer, Psikyo. What makes Strikers 1945 II so well remembered? We dive into that, and hear from the RF Generation community as well, on what they like about the game. Some great discussion was had, and we definitely learned a few things about WWII era planes, as well!

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=2019-08-24_shoot_the_core-cast_episode_014_strikers_1945_ii.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/...odcast/shoot-the-corecast[/url]

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee!
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Here's the original discussion thread from the forum:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19059.0

Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy the episode!



Posted on Aug 25th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under psplus, sony


Sony's PlayStation Plus service was launched in 2010 as a paid online service mainly for the PlayStation 3. As a further incentive to sign up for the service to play games online, Sony began offering a series of games each month for the PlayStation 3 and PSP, eventually adding the Vita and PS4. PSP games were eventually dropped and to me the heyday of PS+ were the few years where we were getting PS3, PS4, and Vita games every month. Any games claimed while subscribing to this service can be re-downloaded on any console that is signed into that account as long as the account is current. In the current world of the "all digital future," it is important to note that your PlayStation Plus games are being "rented" in a sense that you will only have access to them while your account is active.


Continue reading Playstation Plus What?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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