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Posted on Apr 4th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Doom Eternal, Doom, id Software, Bethesda

Four years ago, id Software resurrected the Doom franchise from development hell. Under the creative direction of Hugo Martin and Marty Stratton, Doom 2016 retained just enough of the original games' DNA to make it feel old-school, while at the same time bringing the series into the 21st century with intelligent upgrades, combat that rewarded you for playing aggressively, and a demonic fire-and-brimstone soundtrack that was perfect for the ridiculous and irreverent tone of the whole thing. It was my favorite game of that year, and in August of 2018, singlebanana, GrayGhost81, and I took to the RF Generation Playcast to heap praise upon it for the community playthrough that month.  At long last, the direct follow-up to 2016's game is here. Its predecessor set such a high bar that it's hard to see how this new title could improve things. So join me as I give my thoughts after the first half dozen hours.

Continue reading Doom Eternal - Initial Impressions

Posted on Apr 2nd 2020 at 12:28:24 PM by (Ted Playa)
Posted under Retro, XBOX

New episode of Playas Guide out covering Rare Games on the XBOX 360

Posted on Apr 2nd 2020 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Maps and Manuals, RPGs, Final Fantasy, NES

This year has been a good year for me in regards to making progress on beating my NES library. In January and February, I was able to pump out some serious completion numbers. For the first couple weeks of March, I was able to tackle a few games from my sublist of games that I anticipated to be the hardest ones for me to complete. Before all this COVID-19 stuff, I planned to continue putting time into these challenging titles specifically. Things are stressful enough at the moment, so I decided to change my tactics and go with some comfort food instead. My stress reducer of choice was the original Final Fantasy. Now I've beaten this game before, but not before I started keeping records and recording my plays.

Continue reading Maps & Manuals & Self-Isolation

Posted on Apr 1st 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Site news, Totally real, order now, dont call

Introducing the great new product from those of us at RF Generation!

Posted on Mar 30th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Quintet, Enix, RPG, SNES

I've mentioned it many times before, but Illusion of Gaia is a game that I have fond memories of from when I was a kid and is still one of my favorite Super Nintendo games today. As many already know, it is a loosely-based sequel to Soul Blazer, which has earned itself quite the reputation over the years as a great action-RPG for the console. As such, Soul Blazer has been on my mind for many years as something that I should eventually play, so I finally made time to experience what is now another in a long list of favorites for the SNES.

Continue reading Soul Blazer

Posted on Mar 28th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under nintendo, gamecube, wii u, adventure, action

Nintendo is easily among the best when it comes to long support for some of their game series. Plenty of characters that got their start during the NES days, or even older, are still alive and kicking. The Legend of Zelda series is one such franchise, having seen continual development and new games released for every Nintendo console and handheld, except the Virtual Boy, since the original Famicom Disk System release of The Legend of Zelda in 1986.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker was first released on the Gamecube in 2002. It would spend most of the console's life as the only single player Zelda experience for the console, as the follow up, Twilight Princess, was released alongside the Wii's console launch. A Hi Definition remaster of the game was released in 2013 on the Wii U, which also got a similar HD re-release for Twilight Princess.

Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Posted on Mar 28th 2020 at 03:21:31 AM by (lucianalorrane)
Posted under video, games

Video games have always had a bad reputation. The adults brush them off as simply a waste of time and nothing more than a childs play. But, the truth is that playing video games can deliver a host of benefits to the player, far beyond the simple fun and enjoyment factor. The wholesale video games are certainly based on the fun factor, but that's just one aspect of it. And, on that note, given below are some of the lesser-known benefits of playing video games. If you like to buy a lot of video games, you can buy them at a low price from the wholesale video games supplier.

1. Video games are helpful in improving manual dexterity

The video games that come with controllers can be pretty good for your hands. Researchers have found that people who play video games are faster at carrying out advanced procedures, along with being less prone to making mistakes, compared to those who do not. Special games have been used for a long time as physical therapy to help victims of strokes to regain control of their wrists and hands.

2. Video games can increase the gray matter of the brain

Gaming is actually a fun workout for the mind. Multiple studies have pointed out that playing the games on a regular basis might improve brain connectivity and boost gray matter in it. The gray matter gets associated with spatial navigation, perception, memories, and muscle control.

3. Video games help people in becoming problem solvers

Multilevel, mission-based, and open-world games are made like complicated puzzles that take hours to navigate through. At times, the solutions differ depending on the actions you take in that game. You need to learn to think fast and strategize faster in that fantasy environment, and that is a skill that you can translate to this real world too.

Long term studies have shown that children who are involved in strategy-based games showcase better problem-solving skills, and thus, might even get better grades at school.

4. The mental health benefits of video games

Video games can work wonders in boosting moods, and these can improve heart rhythms, which is also a sign that they help in relieving stress. The relation between stress and video games is not casual, and it has been proven in multiple unrelated studies. This is the reason why these games have been utilized for therapy for decades now.

5. A fun way to get students to learn about varied things

These days you can find video games about anything and everything. The developers understood long back that these games could be useful in improving math and reading skills. Right now, you will find games that are based on architecture, chemistry, politics, cooking, world history, and so on that you might not even have started covering in school.

It is important to mention in this regard that one can only get these benefits when one plays in moderation. Playing constantly for the whole day every day will just negate all the benefits mentioned here, and might even be detrimental to a person's health.

Posted on Mar 25th 2020 at 11:37:52 AM by (Ted Playa)
Posted under Rare XBOX Games , XBOX

New episode of Plays Guide out today covering Rare XBOX Games

Posted on Mar 24th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Nintendo

Wait days on end fro progress with Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Animal Crossing New Horizions for Nintendo Switch...with Special Guest: Becca (My wife) I have had to do a bunch of working from home due to crazy circumstances, so watch Becca play on release day as she streams for her game store, Level UP Entertainment! I make some cameos, since im supposed to be working!

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

Posted on Mar 22nd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Grid Seeker, Shoot the Corecast, Shmup Club, Taito, Project Storm Hammer, The Dictator of Justice, shooting game, STG, shoot em up, s

In Episode 021, Addicted and MetalFRO go for an unlikely first entry, among Taito's shooting game canon. Rather than tackling the grandfather of all shooting games, or the company's famous, aquatic-themed franchise, we decided to tackle a lesser-known game from 1992: Grid Seeker. We pick this game apart, and try to figure out what's good about it, and also, why it just misses the mark for us.

Here's the direct link to listen to the podcast on the site, or download the MP3 for later:

Continue reading Shoot the Core-cast Episode 021 - Grid Seeker

Posted on Mar 20th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under tv, review

When we played South Park: The Stick of Truth for the podcast, I could not tell you the last time I watched a full episode of the show. It's pretty impressive that the show has been on the air for so long with basically the same two dudes at the helm the entire time. I've seen many episodes over the years, but never watched through an entire season. I'm not sure if I still have them, but at one point I owned a few seasons on DVD but I don't think I ever watched them. South Park was pretty much a show that I had seen a few episodes of, thought was pretty funny, and no strong opinion of. I do remember the movie being hilarious, though.

Continue reading This is now a South Park fansite!

Posted on Mar 18th 2020 at 07:01:37 PM by (Ted Playa)
Posted under Famicom Games, Import Games

No need to go anywhere this NEW episode of Playas Guide brings exclusive Famicon games from Japan to you

Posted on Mar 18th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under How To Survive, Video Games, Tetris 99, Words With Friends,

Image from Wikipedia

Well gang, it looks like many if not most of us will be hanging out at home a lot more for the foreseeable future.  I'll have you know I did warn my Beloved about all of that Plague, Inc. she was playing last year.  In all seriousness, I do hope everyone stays safe and calm and healthy.  Since much of the world is in some form of lock-down and many of us are looking at more screen time than expected, I wanted to share some suggestions on how our family is planning to ride out the upcoming season (and how gaming helps.)

Continue reading Tips On Keeping Calm And Gaming On

Posted on Mar 16th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, nupoile, Vectrex, Odyssey2

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Posted on Mar 12th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under SNES, games, zelda, mario, nintendo, rpg

The Super Nintendo had an array of great titles, many of which are considered some of the best across all platforms. So when it came to figuring out the best games for the system, it's no surprise that it was a little top heavy. In fact out of 11 lists submitted, there were a whopping 5 games that were absent from only two lists or less. Compare that with the NES list, where with less lists, only SMB3 could stake the claim.

Comments accompany games whenever possible, reflecting the thoughts of those who submitted them. A big thank you to everyone who participated and left thoughts:

EZ Racer
Disposed Hero

Don't forget to check the submissions page for all the great SNES titles that didn't quite make the cut- http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19263.0

Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games- Super NES Edition

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