Hello all. It's been a while. Some of you may not even know me. Let me reintroduce myself. I am David Murnan, and was the former Site Director. Much of what you see is my creation. Ah, memories, but that's not why I am back. No, I am back because I called it. I freaking called it.
In 2011, RF Generation decided for a day that it would be the in extra special 2D. We went so far to announce the Nintendo 2DS over two years early!
There it is, our concept, created none other than by our resident graphic artist den68. So imagine my surprise yesterday when Nintendo Officially announced the Nintendo 2DS. Deja vu, anyone? I mean, we called it in 2011. 3D was just so ahead of its time. Too, out there. Too, headachy. Either way, it appears as though someone at Nintendo saw our mock up and decided to create their own, final version.
The thing is, after Nintendo officially announced the 2DS, the internet sort of went apeshit. Some people, including major gaming blogs, noticed our concept, and well, we are flattered. Did Nintendo rip us off? Nah, I simply think they took our concept to the next level, and I thank them for doing that. Thank you internet for also taking interest in den68's concept design. You all truly are the best.
We have since come to our senses and realized that 3D is perfectly okay. But, again, it's nice to see that people are taking notice of our day in extra special 2D.
Keep it on channel 3!
MySQL did not play nice tonight. We learned a valuable lesson about our server and trying to optimize mySQL tables. Long story short, don't do it unless you shut down the site.
So, the forum got screwed up... again. If you are affected by the forum screw up, I must extend my apologies. But, the forum is back up, using a backup from yesterday to restore order to the messages and topics.
It actually seems like everything that is an Innodb table got restored back to the original configuration. It would make sense that Innodb tables got screwed up as it was Innodb that crashed. Sadly, that means not just the forum reverted, but as some members have already pointed out, the collections have reverted back too.
We are very much trying to keep the site from doing this. We are doing daily backups to ensure all keeps going well. It pains us when this occurs. We all put so much time and effort into this site to make it our community. We will get this site back in tip top shape. The hackers may have taken us down, but we are not out. We will get through this.
November is already over? Time sure does fly, and another month brings a ton of new submissions to this place we call home. Just how many submissions occurred? Well, November brought exactly 4866 new submissions to the site. Of those, we had 1299 new images added to the site! Talk about a great month! You all were kicking butt with submissions!
Of course, one of you truly was the top submitter in November. That distinction goes to NES_Rules with 1304 submissions! Sure, he may be the Site Director but that does not mean he can't take top prize! Oh wait... sure it does. The top non-staff submitter was Bildtstar with 1025 submissions! That's more submissions than any staff member other than that certain Site Director!We also wish to thank Bildtstar for assisting with expanding our European PS2 database. It's appreciated, and we also appreciate everyone who submitted. We are truly grateful for all submissions, and though we can't thank each and every user we would like to at the least thank those users that submitted more than 100 things: Shadow Kisuragi, Tynstar, ApolloBoy, raffa1985, Necron99, and Alabama Shrimp. Thanks again to all made submissions in November!
Of course, member submissions are meaningless if people do not exist to approve them. I'd like to thank Shadow Kisuragi for being our top approver this month. He approved 1149 of the submissions. That's a lot. Of course, Paully3433, ApolloBoy, and Tynstar also helped with approvals, and it's appreciated!
So, December is here! Do you feel the Holiday Cheer? Here's to a great month of submissions!
I know it is only Thanksgiving in the US, but I still want to wish all a happy Thanksgiving, be you American or not. For those of you that are, may the Turkey be plentiful and tasty.
On a completely different note, the Type of Release field is has been added to our database. At this time, you cannot see it on games or hardware pages because this is a mandatory field that will allow users to filter out entries they feel are extraneous from the database. Many users feel that RF Generation has grown beyond the original scope of the site. For those that feel that way, while we cannot undo the major changes in scope, we hope that this addition will help those that feel the database has grown to be unwieldy.
Please help our staff set types of release for all entries. Please note if you make any edit to the database you will be required now to also set the Type of Release field if it is not set. I must stress again that this field is mandatory.
Should you come across any major technical glitches with this please PM me about the glitch. Any questions or comments about the actual content of the field should be directed to a DB Editor or Mike.
I hope you enjoy this new addition, and oh yeah, Keep it on Channel Three.
-Your Friendly PHP Programmer
So, July is over. For those of you in the US, let's hope that means the heat is going to subside. Things were HOT. No, not just outside, but here as well! You guys made 3795 submissions! That's a hell of a lot! Of those, we added over 1100 images! You guys were blazing in the realm of submissions and it showed!
So, who submitted the most this month? That distinction goes to Izret101! He submitted 1095 things, most of which were probably in a secret project that I have already spoken too much of. Of course, plenty of other people submitted as well. y2ritchie, ApolloBoy, Shadow Kisuragi, raffa1985, NES_Rules, Marriott_Guy, and Box In the Back all submitted over 100 things! Great work you guys. Of course, they were not the only people who submitted things, and we thank everyone for the submissions they made.
Of course, someone has to review this stuff, and our DB Reviewers do an excellent job doing so. This month, ApolloBoy approved the most submissions; and Shadow Kisuragi was just behind him. Thanks to all staff members for approving the submissions! You guys keep the site going!
Thanks to you all for your submissions and approvals. RF Generation grows stronger with each submission! Here's hoping for a great August!
It's a bit past the end of March. March, was a great month. We have tons of submissions from you guys. Without the submissions of our staff and members, we truly are nothing. For that, we are grateful.
We'd like to take this moment to thank those submitters who made a major difference in the month of March. Overall, the community made 873 submissions. All of you deserve a huge pat on the back for that. Our top five submitters were Apolloboy, NES_Rules, Shadow Kisuragi, Necrosaro, and tigerhandheld1989 Congrats on being the top five! Of course, if you made a submission and weren't in the top five please know that we are also very grateful for your submissions as well.
Similarly, we have staff members that must approve member submissions. Last month, ApolloBoy made the most number of approvals! Of course, every other reviewer contributed as well, and we are very grateful for that as well.
Thank you so much all! You guys make RF Generation what it is! Keep submitting strong! Without you guys we are nothing!
Folks, be ready to be amazed. Not shortly after Nintendo released the Nintendo 3DS, they have dropped another bombshell. It's soon to be the age of the Nintendo 2DS.
Face it, 3D was so 2010. You know that, I know that, and certainly Nintendo knows that. That's why we have been graced by this announcement. The Nintendo 2DS offers to provide the best that a 2D Dot Matrix can provide. While details are scarse, we are aware that New Old Super Mario Bros has been announced, and as a Mario fan, I am completely excited. More on this development as it arises. For now, rejoice at the news that 2D gaming is making a triumphant return to handheld gaming!
RF Generation is an awesome site, but... it can be better. I should know, I coded the PHP files and the HTML. Clearly, I am the expert. So, imagine my surprise when Den provided me with the best invention that would grace this site. What could that invention be? What could make this site the best damn site on the internet? Why... it's our 2D Glasses.
Doesn't Den look awesome? Well, guess what? Those glasses make this site look best. So, I suggest you get your own glasses. You can then appreciate RF Generation for everything it is. We look best with our patent pending 2D Glasses. So please, pick your own up today. Send us what you look like!
Get our 2D Glasses and View Our Site the Way it Should be Seen
As Site Director Emeritus (and Current Acting Site Director), I wish to announce the appointment of Adam Bickley to Technical Director of RF Generation.
What does that mean? That means that Adam is now responsible for the back end of the site. More simply stated, he gets to assist Mike and make sure the site runs smoothly from a simply keeping going standpoint. He will have a lot to learn, so be nice to him.
This may seem abrupt to some, but Adam has had access to the back end for a while as a third set of eyes watching over the site in the event the server has a "hiccup". He has the technical background necessary to keep the site in tip top shape.
In case you are wondering, Eddie and I will still be around. We are not going anywhere. We will still be the programmers. We will do what we can to bring new stuff to the site. I am about to lose internet for two weeks so my only internet comfort will be my test site. Maybe I'll tinker with something that is needed for the site...
Congrats Adam! I hope you find your new abilities exciting and don't use your new found powers for evil!
Oh dear. It's been a while. How are you fine folks doing? I'm doing wonderful, but a part of me is sad. See, we have this wonderful IRC chat room, and unfortunately it's lonely in there. There are only a few of us that go into it, and that makes us sad.
See, you don't need a specialized IRC program to get to our chat (though it won't be bad if you do). We have an applet here you can use. Of course, you could always find us at #rfgeneration on Quakenet. We reside there. Maybe you'll find us talking about video games. Perhaps you'll see an extension of our unrelated thoughts thread. But you know, if more of us were to frequent the chat, it could be a very interesting time.
So, won't you join us in the chat? It doesn't hurt to join! Quite painless, really. We love the chat! Won't you love it too?
Click Here for our Chat Page
Well well well... I was watching Lady Gaga's music video for Telephone, which yeah, it has a good story and I like the song. What of it?
Anyways, there is at least one video game reference in the music video. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to find the reference!
Hey! It was April 1 yesterday! A high holy day at RF Generation! April Fools! To those of you that missed Zombie Generation, sorry! Thanks to all those that helped out, specifically, Mike, Eddie, and Den! They are the best! We love April Fools, and without them it'd just be me working on April Fools, and we'd get something like Pretty Generation... pretty as a posy...
Keep it tuned to Channel 3!
MIKE FOX! YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EASY DIDN'T YOU?
Forcing me to hand the site over to you wasn't cool. Driving to Maryland shortly after and bludgeoning me so that I couldn't reclaim it was even worse.
What... what you didn't know is that I didn't just die. Rather, I joined the legion of the undead. Those random forum posts were me from beyond the grave. I thought for a while that maybe my demise was for the best, but no, I see that I was wrong.
I craved more than brains. I've craved more for over four months. I've brooded, thinking about what devious action I could do to take back what is mine. Then, it came as a pariah.
THIS SITE IS MINE! I RECHRISTEN IT IN THE NAME OF THE UNDEAD! ZOMBIE GENERATION IS BORN! JOIN THE LEGION OF THE UNDEAD! JOIN THE DATABASE OF THE UNDEAD! WE WILL RULE THE DAY AND NIGHT! TOGETHER, WE WILL FEAST UPON THE SOULS OF THE LIVING! IT STARTS WITH YOU, MIKE FOX! DOWN WITH YOU!
From beyond the grave, keep it on the database of the dead.
Sorry about the downtime. The SQL server unexpectedly shut down. Without that up, well, the site doesn't work. Anywho, we're back up. Hooray!
Keep it tuned to channel three!
You may have noticed the different images up top. It's a day to reflect for many of us, as for a lot of us we lost a friend, leader, and webmaster. Four years ago today, our friend was tragically taken from this earth.
You may have never known Michael Collins. Mike was the first webmaster of this site, and his spirit and dogma is what shapes the current site as you see it today. While other people have kept this site going strong since Mike's passing, it was Mike that set its vision and goals. We are a site for the community, and always will be. We do this for you as this is what Mike would have wanted, and it is what is right.
Memories of times past will never subside. We lost a friend, a friend that many of you never knew you had. Without Mike this site would probably not existed, and we are forever indebted to Mike for that. This site is truly his baby, and we are forever indebted to Mike for what he helped to create.
Mike, we all miss you. You may be gone from this earth, but your spirit continues to live on. We will never, ever forget you.