The Origin of Species of GamersThe Origin of Species of Gamers

Posted on May 7th 2018 at 10:19:47 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Tales from a New House, Prep work, stairs, garage games

As some of you may know from talking with me, my wife and I recently purchased a new house. This series is going to chronicle how things are progressing as we complete various projects around the house.

So, my family of four have been living in a house that is less than 1000 sq. ft. and no basement. It has been tough with such little space, but we have made it work with a lot of extra storage (re: Ikea trips) and a storage unit. While it hasn't been ideal, it was ours. Over the last year and a few months, we have been on a bit of an adventure as our house was sold (without ever hitting the market, long story) and now we have recently purchased a new place.

The new house is quite a bit larger than our old place, including a partially finished basement. While the extra space is very nice, it's also going to be a bit of work to get things the way we want it. We still have our old place until October, so we don't have to try to paint, move furniture, and get things the way we like it while the house is full of stuff.

First thing's first though.


I've never owned an arcade cabinet before! My good buddy wildbil52 found this on a Facebook group that happened to be in my area. Works great, condition is pretty solid, and the price was right. The guy I was buying it from was nice enough to hold it until we took possession of the house, so it was one of the first things that we moved in...

In the short time I've owned it, I've learned a lot about cabinets, JAMMA, and kick harnesses. Part of why I wanted a CPS2 cabinet was the ease of changing games. Pop off the back, remove some clips, and take the top board off. Replace it with the new game, power it up, and you're good!

I did see one other thing though. With the CPS2, there is a battery on board. If that battery dies, the entire board can be rendered inoperable. One way to fix it is to replace the battery before it gets too low with a new one quickly enough that the board stays powered. If you come across a board that has failed or a board you own has failed, there have been recent developments that will allow you to resurrect the board by reprogramming it with unencrypted ROMs.

In the time that we've had the house, it's mostly been a lot of cleaning and painting, but there are a few pieces that will be installed that will turn the new home in to a new smart home. Look for that in an upcoming entry.

Thanks for reading!



Posted on Apr 18th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, Mashed potato pizza, seriously try it




Continue reading The People of RF Generation - ericeskapade



Posted on Apr 1st 2018 at 12:33:46 PM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Site news, Self promotion, product announcement, totally real

Check out our first ad!





Posted on Apr 1st 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Site news, Trailer teaser

As we're all aware, there are plenty of people who are releasing trailers for a trailer. Well, we're joining in. Prepare yourself!



Posted on Jan 17th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, NeoMagicWarrior, Gundam style, cleaning sucks, Never gonna give you up




Continue reading The People of RF Generation - NeoMagicWarrior



Posted on Oct 31st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Android app, Google Play, updates, other news

We're back on Google Play!
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Continue reading RF Generation - Back on Google Play!



Posted on Oct 15th 2017 at 09:36:28 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, Shadow Kisuragi, achievements



Continue reading The People of RF Generation - Shadow Kisuragi



Posted on Aug 28th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under State of the Site, Upgrades, apps, Google, security



A quick discussion about projects and site work that is upcoming.


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Posted on Jul 15th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, douglie007, Frogger, Sega scream




Continue reading The People of RF Generation - douglie007



Posted on Apr 16th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, MetalFRO, Game Boy, Bad Puns



Continue reading People of RF Generation: MetalFRO



Posted on Apr 1st 2017 at 01:57:08 PM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Nintendo Switch, Philips Hue, Firmware, Home Automation,

Nintendo has announced a new partnership with Philips, but not for another console...




Continue reading Nintendo Teams Up with Philips Again!



Posted on Apr 1st 2017 at 08:52:32 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Nintendo, Universal Studios, Seriously, For Real

With the recent announcements of Universal Studios teaming up with Nintendo for some themed areas of their park, fans have been anxiously awaiting any kind of information that helps to flesh out what this area will actually be. Now, some details are now beginning to emerge.




Continue reading More News on the Universal Studios and Nintendo Partnership!



Posted on Jan 15th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, crabmaster2000, Game Quest, Media Mogul, Super Metroid



Continue reading People of RF Generation: crabmaster2000



Posted on Nov 16th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, RF Generation, wildbil52, Survey Says, Buttery and syrup



Continue reading People of RF Generation: wildbil52



Posted on Aug 16th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, Duke.Togo, Hitler Toilet, Mashed Potatoes


My third interview in the People of RF Generation series is Duke.Togo. I had the pleasure of meeting Duke at RWX last year. I didn't ask the question, but his favorite pizza has mashed potatoes on it. He's well known around here for being one of the hosts of the Collectorcast.


Continue reading People of RF Generation: Duke.Togo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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As much as the world has changed, our still somewhat niche spot as gamers has adapted to the times as well as the games. We have created our online museum of our past. We share our experiences about the present. And we will evolve together as the gaming community continues to change. I hope to write about some of my experiences with gaming, as well as on some topics that were not directly relevant to me, but to the community or you personally.
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