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Posted on Oct 20th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under ebay, collecting

eBay is one of the most classic and storied mainstream sites in internet history. Launching in 1995, the site has gone through many changes and evolutions to become the massive presence it is today. I recently discovered that my eBay account is turning twenty years old this month, so I'd like to take a trip down memory lane with my history of using eBay, starting all the way back with my first purchase of an item that I still own to this day.

My first eBay purchase was this two pack of McFarlane Metal Gear Solid action figures in October of 2000. I'm not a toy collector and never have been, but I'm a Metal Gear Solid fanatic to this day. I still have these figures and will continue to hold onto them even though they will remain forever sealed in this fishbowl and even though Snake looks a bit like Ricky Martin for some reason. I don't remember too much about my other transactions this far back in the past, but it's wild to consider that this purchase was made when I was still living with my parents. I would imagine I purchased some actual video games around this time as well, but I didn't consider myself a collector back then. It is very likely that I used eBay around this time to fuel my other passion, music.

Continue reading My eBay account is twenty years old!

Posted on Oct 18th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Door Kickers Action Squad

It is interesting when I reflect on action movies; once a perpetual staple of the entertainment diet of my youth, as I got older I wasn't as interested in them as much.  Ditto the buddy-cop genre; I have fun with a good movie but over the last couple of decades I enjoy a video game version much more.  Given my affinity towards co-op gaming in general it is a natural fit, and one of my recently discovered favorites is Door Kickers: Action Squad.

Continue reading Door Kickers: Action Squad

Posted on Oct 16th 2020 at 02:29:34 PM by (MerryGoRoundGaming)
Posted under it wouldnt accept my actual tag so heres a tag instead to go in this place, super mario bros 35, battle royale, the brilliance of, wait why is bros in the title if luigis not in the game, edit he

So, as always, here's a small backstory before we get into the actual meat of the article. The last article that I made, I wrote on Monday, actually, intending it to release by 5. (pm) (est) But, for whatever reason, my browser decided it would be okey-dokey to just crash right as I was entering my password to accept the publishment of the article. So now, I can officially say, "Hi from Notepad!"

Recently, Nintendo just gave out TO EVERYONE a week of free Nintendo Switch Online, redeemable til' November 17th, (Oh gosh, I'm  becoming the commercial!) which influenced me to get Super Mario Bros. 35, which along with Prinny (The Brilliance Of article coming when I actually beat the game) I've been loving and playing for the past few days a LOT. (Maaybe too much.) So, the basic premise of Super Mario Bros. 35 is it's the original Super Mario Bros., but with 34 other players (each with their own screens), and when you kill an enemy, it gets sent to whoever you're targeting's game.

But, there's more to it than that. When you start the game, you are presented with four buttons: 35-Player Battle, Course Practice, Stats, and Options respectively. 35-Player Battle is the main game (I'll get to that in a bit), Course Practice is where you can practice certain courses from the game that you've unlocked, Stats is, well stats, and in Options you can change your control bindings.

Like I said, 35-Player Battle is the main game. When you click on it, you are presented with what course routes you've unlocked. A course route (that's what I call them, anyway) starts with 1-1, then the actual course you chose, then a random castle/4th level of a random world from the game. After you beat the last level of a given course route, then you restart it. In 1-2 and 4-2, the warp zones will have randomly chosen courses. There are a couple of ways to unlock course routes, although they all result in you ultimately beating a course. The first one is through the warp zones. Another is through beating certain courses in a given world. Still another is through the castle randomizer.The last is through leveling up.

After you chose your course route, its time for the actual game. 

Like I said before, killing enemies sends them to whoever you're targeting's game. Killing enemies with jumps or shells earns you combos, which can get you more time and more experience. (You start with 35 seconds) The first enemy you kill earns you +2 seconds, then +3, then +4, and so on, til' it caps out at +11 for jumps and +13 for shells. Killing enemies with fireballs or shells will earn you +1 second per enemy, which doesn't increase, so if you're looking for a net increase of time, then you have to kill multiple within one second. (I really hope that's a glitch and gets patched out.) There are five main targeting styles, which is similar to Tetris 99 (it's literally the same icon but with different text), Lowest Time, Most Coins, Attackers, Random, and just directly targeting a player. They all are what they sound like. If somebody's targeting you, you'll get an indicator of who's targeting you, and a little 'WATCH OUT!!' icon.

                                             -PLAY THE GAME BEFORE READING BELOW-

My ideal stategy is to choose the 1-2 route, and get to 1-2. Play the game like normal til' you get to the part with the platforms going up. Hitch a ride on one, and make it to the Warp Zone, leaving a small hole for you to nudge into. If the Warp Zone takes you to 1-2, repeat. If it doesnt, go into the hole you created , head up the pipe, and beat the course route and try again.

                                  -OK, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T PLAYED THE GAME ARE FINE HERE-

Overall, I like Super Mario Bros. 35. I'd recommend it. I already said how I liked it in the main article, so go read the main article. Bye! See you tomorrow or in a few hours with my actual article for the month!

Posted on Oct 14th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under Atari 2600, pitfall, Yars Revenge, retro, HERO, H.E.R.O.

As we inch closer to the end of 2020, it's time to take a look at one of the earliest mainstream home consoles.

Released in 1977, the Atari 2600 library featured hundreds of titles, both 1st party and 3rd party. But it was also notorius for it's lack of quality control, which contributed to the video game market crashing in the early 80's. That doesn't tell the whole story, as there were many fun and memorable experiences to be had on the system, with several games inspiring whole genres in future game generations.

So what were some of the best the system had to offer? We had six participants weigh in, with some very interesting results.



Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games Atari 2600 Edition

Posted on Oct 12th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Kamui, Shmup Club, Shoot the Corecast, Siter Skain, doujin, indie, STG, shooter, shooting game

In Episode 027, Addicted and MetalFRO pick apart a Japanese doujin title that borrows heavily from Taito's RayForce, as well as its sequels. Siter Skain's Kamui originally released in 1999, and hit Steam 15 years later. Does is blatant plagiarism detract from the game's own original elements? And is this game fun? Listen to the episode, and we get into all of that, and more!

You can download the episode directly, or stream it on the website, right here:

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We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!

We also have a presence on SoundCloud now, though it's just the most current episode at this time:

We're also finally on Spotify! Check us out there, and subscribe, if you're so inclined:

We're on Amazon Music now! Check us out there, if you use that service:

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Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:

Posted on Oct 8th 2020 at 02:30:43 PM by (KDub)
Posted under Video Review, Sega Genesis, Sega, Sega Mega Drive, Wonder Boy

Hey all you retro gamers! In this episode of RetroActive we look at the Sega Genesis classic Wonder Boy in Monster World. A video game that released early in the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive lifespan and has been on a lot of compilations but still flies a bit under the radar when compared other games of the era. If you enjoy your classic side-scrolling action games with a bit of RPG flair it is worth checking this game out. Watch the video and learn why!

Posted on Oct 8th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Video Games, gaming, choice paralysis, variety

One of the things that I've been thinking about lately is variety. As the saying goes, "Variety is the spice of life." As I've gotten older, and have less time to game than I used to, I want to make sure that I'm still having new experiences, and not getting stuck in a rut. Being a podcast host, focusing on a single genre, it would be easy for me to fall into the rote exercise of playing that one type of game, and make my gaming life pretty shallow. Thankfully, I haven't (yet) succumbed to such a fate.

One way to alleviate that potential  fate is to jump into mobile gaming. Already, some have stopped reading after the last sentence, but I don't mean you should play terrible phone games. What I mean is, do something different. I don't play a lot of mobile games, but I enjoy the occasional match-3 type of game. It exercises my brain differently than the types of games I play on console or PC. I also play Words With Friends, to help continue to develop my vocabulary, and I often fire up some version of Solitaire on my phone, when I only have 5 or 10 minutes to play, and don't otherwise have access to something else. Besides that, Solitaire makes a great distraction while you're sitting on the throne, so to speak.

Continue reading Keeping Your Gaming Fresh

Posted on Oct 6th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under 90s stores

Department stores that have been forgotten to the past and closed down. Lots of these department stores and retail outlets have lots of fond memories for us adults now. Growing up and going to some of these stores like Circuit City, Toys R Us, Caldor, and more, bring back a different time. Now that they no longer exist we cherish these memories of browsing their aisle stacked with toys, video games, board games and much more!

Posted on Oct 4th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Luna, Amazon, cloud gaming

The rumors have been swirling for what feels like years now about Amazon getting into the video game space. It's one of the few, if not only, areas of content delivery they have yet to tackle. This past week it finally happened. They're calling the service Luna, and like Google's Stadia, it's a cloud-based gaming service. We're close to a year out from Stadia's shaky launch and mere weeks since Microsoft's Game Pass cloud gaming (formerly X-Cloud) rolled out to Android phones. So how does Luna compare, and more importantly, will it learn from Google's mistakes?

Continue reading Will Luna Succeed Where Stadia Failed?

Posted on Oct 2nd 2020 at 09:17:24 PM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collectorcast, rfgeneration, podcast

Everybody is back for this episode so we talk about our favorite Mario games, why he's so important to each of us and why Chris is wrong for not liking any of the 3D Mario games.

Get the show at http://www.collectorcast.com
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Steven Davis - Twitter = @TheDisposedHero, Youtube = DisposedHeroVGM

Posted on Sep 29th 2020 at 08:46:14 PM by (JosephJoestar)
Posted under Horror Movies, Top Horrors

Horror movies can be spooky, creepy, and scary but at the same time quite fascinating. College-themed horror movies, for example, create a spooky aura and a thrilling effect. Our list recommends both modern and classic scary movies you can always check out in your free time.

Modern Horrors
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Most students know what they want and often demand exactly that. We believe they carry the same spirit whenever they look for movies to watch in their free time. That is why we have compiled an unbeatable list of some of the best modern college horror movies for students to check out. We have put in a lot of thought into developing the list, just as much as we use the same approach in our professional writing services. Therefore, we believe every movie on our list is sure to keep you on your toes the entire time of watching. Here are some of the most thrilling modern college-themed horror movies.

  • Truth or Dare (2018)
  • Happy Death Day (2017)
  • Dismissed (2017)

Classic Horrors
When it comes to school horror movies, the phrase old is gold certainly makes sense. Some of these movies are so great that they are ageless. The classic horror college sub-genre has stood the test of time. One can easily argue that the more school life changes, the more it remains the same. This is because most students today can still resonate with the college-themed movies that were produced several years back. That is why some movies continue to leave a thrilling effect on contemporary audiences despite their date. These movies stand out because of their high-quality production, originality, and authenticity.

However, it is not easy to find an exciting classic college-themed horror movie. One has to dig deeper into the archives to find the best from the best. Modern technology has also made it easier to find movies from back in the day. For example, modern streaming services such as Netflix provide access to classic movies in various categories and genres. However, one has to browse through a huge list of movies from the repository before they find a movie that they can watch without disappointment.

In the same way, modern technology has made it easier for students to access academic writing solutions. Even so, one may still come across a bunch of service providers when they search for writing solutions but they may not suit their needs. Very few companies can match our custom essay  service. We pride ourselves in achieving a higher customer satisfaction rate than what our competitors dream of. Everything we do for students is aimed at meeting their high standards of quality. We always look forward to working with students on different projects and offering our advice on different issues that we feel can enhance the overall quality of the learning experience. It is on this basis that we always go over and beyond our core services to recommend valuable entertainment content alongside other information for our clients. When looking for quality classic college-themed horror movies to watch, you can consider starting with the list below.

  • Scream (1996)
  • Final Exam (1981)
  • Urban Legend (1998)

Ways to  Save time for this
One of the most important aspects of student life is time management. Students have so much on their hands at any particular time. One has to create a good social life for themselves while at the same time dealing with the demands of attending lectures and completing assignments. For some, the challenge may involve juggling between school and work. The key to successful time management for learners is saving on time. If one can maximize the resources available at their disposal, it becomes easier to save on a lot of hours. Most of the saved time can be channeled towards improving academic performance. The internet, for instance, can be useful in helping students save on time. A simple search on the internet for different services that can help students will generate a bunch of useful information.

Essay services like EssayWritingService are aimed at helping students save their time on academic assignments. Students are given a lot of assignments to complete week in week out. In most cases, the assignments often consume much of the students free time. This leaves them with very little time for their social lives. Many students are slaves of their academic lives. While the assignments are essential, their main goal is to help students understand and internalize course content. They are not meant to be used as punishment for the learners. Essay service providers give the students the power to take back control over their lives. 

By seeking the help of academic writing services, students can rest assured that they will have professionals handle their assignments. This helps them save on the time that is invested in doing research and completing the assignments. Having worked with many students over the years, we understand the pressure that comes with completing assignments on time. This is further complicated by the fact that students have to deal with many assignments from different professors at any particular time. 

Reputable providers of quality bespoke academic essays can be the ultimate solution for learners. These service providers guarantee original papers that address all the instructions specified in the assignments. Consequently, the student has a higher chance of getting and exceeding the required grades to pass their courses. Once the assignments have been completed, the students can use them as model papers for revision to help them understand course work much better. The time saved will be invested in helping the learners focus on the most important aspects of their courses such as grasping course content with the help of the model papers.

Final Thoughts
Our list of modern and classic horror movies for students is meant to enhance the quality of the learning experience for students. We believe that quality entertainment can help students advance their academic objectives. However, students can only afford time for entertainment if they get help with their academic work from reliable professional service providers.

Posted on Sep 28th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Gaming, horror, action, rpg

As I've likely mentioned on the site before, I'm a huge fan of the survival-horror genre and like to dedicate as much of the months of September and October as I can to playing titles from the genre. While everyone is familiar with genre staples such as the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series, there are plenty of more obscure titles that are well worth checking out. With the Halloween season upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the lesser-known games from the genre that fit the mood.

Continue reading Obscure Horror Favorites

Posted on Sep 26th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under Action Horror, capcom, playstation 3, playstation 4, ps3, ps4, xbox 360, xbox one, pc, windows

Spooky Plays: Dead Rising: http://www.rfgeneration.c...lays-Dead-Rising-3793.php

A couple years ago Spooky Plays looked at the first Dead Rising, a fun and unique open world zombie sandbox experience that's not really much of a horror game. Its more of a love letter to classic zombie movies with some other horror tropes thrown into the mix. Lawyers working on behalf of George A. Romero even sued Capcom for how similar Dead Rising is to classic zombie movie Dawn of the Dead. For most of the game the zombies are little more than a nuisance and the real horror comes from the game's still living Psychopath boss fights. After the success of Dead Rising, Capcom tasked Blue Castle Games with development of a sequel, which would release in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and a bit later on PC.

Continue reading Spooky Plays: Dead Rising 2

Posted on Sep 24th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Skateboarding

360 Varial McTwist into Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 for the XboxOne, PS4, and PC!

Posted on Sep 22nd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under music, album reviews

Marnie Stern

Lately I've been going back to a lot of albums that were important to me in the 2000-2010 decade. It all started when we were doing our 2007 alums of the year list for the podcast. Though the Justice self-titled album made my list, I mentioned that I didn't think it quite had the lustre it used to, but that another album I listened to a lot around the same time, Crystal Castles self-titled debut, absolutely did. Since we recorded that episode, the Crystal Castles album has remained in heavy rotation. It is still every bit as fresh and exciting as it was when it came out. I would end up going on a bit of a rabbit hole looking for albums I used to love but had kind of forgotten about. Here are a few that deserve a look.

Continue reading Forgotten Albums of the 2000s

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