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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.


Continue reading State of the Site



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



Posted on May 24th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Wii U, Review, Shantae, Shampoo and Conditioner


Image courtesy of WayForward's website.

Just under a month ago, the group from Humble Bundle brought us the second bundle for the Wii U and 3DS games with the "Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle." Naturally, I bought it. There was a solid lineup of games from the start and for $13, I ended up with quite a selection of games for each of my consoles. One of those games being Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.

Now, I've seen the Shantae games in screenshots and honestly hadn't had a lot of experience with WayForward games aside from Mighty Switch Force.  As a result, I had already sort of dismissed the game as being oriented toward girls. After playing the game, I couldn't be more pleased to have been so wrong.


Continue reading Wii U RevU: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse



Posted on Apr 8th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, Izret101, Mortal Kombat, reflective clothing, I dont have a son


My second interview in this series is from another person I had the pleasure of meeting at last year's RetroWorld Expo. Izret101 is well known around here for his Mortal Kombat collection as well as for being fairly short...


Continue reading People of RF Generation: Izret101



Posted on Feb 12th 2016 at 12:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Wii U, Review, Mario Maker, Bring the Pain

Ah, Super Mario Bros., a classic... Level design, enemies, the music, the sounds, the atmosphere...


Oh... oh, no...

Super Mario Maker is a title developed by Nintendo that brings the task of designing levels to you! Select your game and scenery, then drag, drop, and point to make your level! That's all there is to it. It's simple and it's fun!


Continue reading Wii U RevU: Super Mario Maker



Posted on Jan 23rd 2016 at 12:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, Fleach, Canada, poutine, Booger Star Destroyer


As we enter 2016, I thought it would be fun to bring back a favorite series on the RF Generation blogs: The People of RF Generation! My first interview is actually with the former writer of the series, Fleach! I had the pleasure of meeting him when we were at RetroWorld Expo back in October. Continue on through the break to learn more about him!



Continue reading People of RF Generation: Fleach



Posted on Oct 5th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Site News, RetroWorld Expo, Booger Star Destroyer, Mashed potato pizza, hashtags

As I write this, I'm sitting in the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport on a 3 hour layover. I've been up since 4:45am after going to bed some time around 2am.

Totally worth it!

A photo posted by @retroworldexpo on



Back row (left to right): russlyman, bickman2k, Fleach, Crabmaster2000, singlebanana;
Front row (left to right): Izret101, Duke.Togo, wildbil52, ericeskapade


Continue reading RF Generation - BACK FROM RETROWORLD!



Posted on Apr 1st 2015 at 01:34:20 PM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Leaked info, Amiibo, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Like a faucet

Ahead of the Nintendo Direct today, we got some very insider information on an announcement that will be revealed by Nintendo. Via a patch coming to Skylanders: Trap Team, Disney Infinity 2.0, and Amiibo supported Wii U titles, your favorite characters will be coming to each other's worlds!



In Trap Team, you will be able to lead Baymax and Yoshi around to defeat Kaos!

Disney Infinity will bring Spyro and Mario to your favorite Toy Box set!

But, in true Nintendo fashion, they have brought the best touches to their own games.

Smash Bros. already lets you bring your favorite fighters along with you and level them up with the Amiibos, but they will be adding in Spyro and Mickey to the roster when you tap their characters to the Wii U Gamepad. Other characters will come to life as assist trophies. Trigger Happy sets up shop with a turret to fire at your opponents while Captain America's shield frees your opponents from their stock.

Captain Toad will allow Rip Tide to have his chance to find treasure. Wreck-It Ralph simply smashes through towers until he finds the stars he is looking for.

Mario Kart 8 doesn't have quite the interactivity, but will bring you dozens of new Mii Racer costumes that you can use to dress up as your favorite characters not in the Mario universe.

Mario Party 10 is a similar situation where you will have more characters to use in Amiibo mode.

Keep a lookout on the Nintendo Direct today at 6pm Eastern, 5pm Central for the US feed here: http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct



Posted on Apr 1st 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Site news, NFC, Amiibo, Skylanders, Infinity, Tags, Tapping

I'd like to welcome everyone to the newly rebranded NFC Generation! We are still working on a few things like cleaner graphics, some colors, icons, and Google Wallet support, but we feel ready enough to do a soft launch while we work out those finishing touches.

In the mean time, we have a quick video to show off one of the coolest new features that the site is going to offer! The video was made while this was still in production, so please don't mind the old look.



In the video, the first tap corresponds to the main logo in the upper left hand corner. This will launch the website automatically on your phone or tablet that has NFC on board. The second tap, however is a little different. As you can see I tapped the Google Play icon. If you tap the icon with your phone and the app is installed already, the NFC Generation app will automatically launch. If the app is not installed (shame on you!), it will take you to the Google Play Store so you can install it!

We hope that you will use the new technology that we have built in to share RF Generation with friends and help promote both the site and the Android app with your friends!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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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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