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Posted on Dec 18th 2018 at 01:43:13 PM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under ps2, demon stone, review



I wish I had liked this game more than I did, because everything but the gameplay is really fun and enjoyable. I wonder what was going on over at Stormfront Studios that made them drop the ball when it came to the gameplay for Demon Stone. The Two Towers was a great mix of linear levels and big setpieces, with responsive and satisfying combat. Then they took out a lot of the good parts and gave us this game.



Continue reading Demon Stone l Review The Ps2



Posted on Dec 18th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, Power Glove, its so bad, Laserdiscs




Continue reading The People of RF Generation - ReddMcKnight



Posted on Dec 16th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Contrary Opinion, Fallout 76, No Mans Sky, Dead Space 3, nope not the game.com


Before going further, a note on an apologist: they aren't "apologizing" as we know it (saying sorry,) rather they are "a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc." from the Greek/late Latin "apologia". (Referenced from Dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster, and a few theology classes many years ago.)

I honestly don't intend to be a contrarian at heart.  I'm not cool enough to be a hipster that only likes what no one else does, and while I often defend the underdog, I still won't stand by them if I think they are wrong.  Ask me what sports team I'm rooting for, I usually say the losing one.  (Why would the winning one need it?  I don't get sports.)

Yet when it comes to video games, I seem to end up as a constant apologist for many a derided title.


Continue reading Thoughts from a Gaming Apologist, Volume 1



Posted on Dec 12th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review


Thanks to companies like Limited Run, some forgotten games have been getting attention lately... whether they deserve it or not. The 25th anniversary remaster of Double Switch was released recently - a release I can't imagine too many people asked for. Originally developed by Digital Pictures, this is the spiritual successor to Night Trap. It contains the same design flaws of Night Trap, plus a few new ones, but lacks the historical  controversy to make it interesting. Here are my thoughts on the game.



Posted on Dec 8th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Syphon Filter, 989 Studios, Eidetic, stealth action, spy fiction, Gabe Logan, Lian Xing


It's a good thing I bought this game based on the demo, not the cover art.

I have a very strong memory of when I first learned about Syphon Filter. It was probably late summer, or early fall, 1999. I was visiting a friend's house, and he was showing me his relatively new PlayStation console. I had previously played Twisted Metal, and Mortal Kombat Trilogy in college, but at this time, I had only recently acquired my own PlayStation, due to playing Tekken 2 at my cousin's house, and finding that I wanted to get something new, in terms of a game console. My friend showed me a PlayStation demo disc he had, and this cool new "spy action" game called Syphon Filter. I watched him play it for a few minutes, and thought it looked really cool. Then, when he was called downstairs to help finish getting dinner ready, he passed the controller over to me, and I dove in. From that point forward, I knew I had to have this game.


Continue reading Nostalgia Goggles - Syphon Filter



Posted on Dec 4th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under RF Cinema, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Wreck It Ralph, movies, game movies


Wreck-It Ralph was a wonderful movie that took the concept of Toy Story and applied it to game characters in a small town arcade. In the most Pixar way possible, it was well-written, uniquely respectful of the source material, and had a story underneath it all with so much heart that you genuinely cared for the main characters. There was even a small number of real life Fix-It Felix Jr. arcade machines that were made to promote the film. They're pretty rare to find in person, but the game can be played on Disney's website here.

It's been six years since our feels were charmed by Ralph, Vanellope, Felix, and Calhoun, and as the title suggests, the sequel leaves Litwak's humble arcade behind to focus on the entirety of the interwebs. Does the new film manage to keep the personal feel while expanding the adventure? Read on, my friends, for the latest episode of RF Cinema.



Continue reading RF Cinema: Ralph Breaks the Internet



Posted on Dec 2nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Love of Gaming, NES, PS4, Playcast, Switch, Shmup Club, RFgeneration, Nintendoage



2017 was a very weird year for me. I was in a funk for much of the year and not really enjoying any of the things that I used to love so much. I wasn't happy running my game store, I didn't want to air guitar to my favorite bands, I wasn't exercising or eating healthy like I typically do, I wasn't watching cool sci-fi movies or TV shows, I wasn't reading any new comics, I wasn't socializing much if at all most months, and for the first time I can ever remember I didn't really have a desire to play games when I had the chance. It was a lame year and 2018 started off just as depressing. Early in 2018 though I was able to get control of my mind once again and make some important changes in my life that made me start to appreciate things again and see the joy in all the things I used to love so very much.


Continue reading The Joy of Gaming



Posted on Nov 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Gaming, Christmas, Holidays, Santa


During Halloween, it is very easy to find games to play to celebrate the season. Any title with a spooky theme is fair game, and there are certainly no shortage of those these days. But what about the Christmas season? There aren't many games that carry an explicit Christmas theme, so finding an enjoyable title to ring in the holidays isn't always an easy task. Now that the holiday season is upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some games that many may not know are set during the Christmas season to put us in the holiday spirit. Bear in mind that most of these titles have very little to do with Christmas, but don't let that stop you from giving them a try!


Continue reading Games for the Holiday Season!



Posted on Nov 28th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under Squaresoft, playstation, shooter, shmup, scrolling shooter


In 1997, Squaresoft was starting to toy around with developing games that were not role playing games. For the first time since the 8-bit era, they were looking to expand their portfolio beyond a single genre. They had published and released two vastly different fighting games in 1997, Tobal No. 1 and Bushido Blade. Outside of fighting games, Square had created a subsidiary called Aques (only missing an 'R' to be an anagram of Square), who primarily published sports and mahjong games. Most of these forays were in the realm of publishing, but internally Square was developing their own game that broke their traditional RPG mold. A team was using the technology Square had bought and developed for Final Fantasy VII to create a 2D arcade style scrolling shooter with 3D elements. Final Fantasy VII was released in Japan in January 1997, while a shooter called Einhander, released in November. Einhander was released in North America in 1998. The title of the game is German and translates to English as 'one-handed sword.' Despite the German influence, the game never saw a European release.


Continue reading Einhander



Posted on Nov 26th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Indie, Roguelike, PC


Join me for the musings of a madman that is Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Rogue Legacy, a Metroidvania style Roguelike!

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



Posted on Nov 24th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under review, movie, film, horror, vhs


While I remember VHS board games from the 1980s, I'm pretty sure I never played one. I remember a Wheel of Fortune game that was supposed to be played with the TV but instead of doing that, my family would just type phrases and proper titles into the game's handheld device and have another person try to solve the puzzle. I still have no idea how the VHS game was supposed to be played, and although there are playthroughs of it on YouTube, part of me doesn't want to know! The 2016 indie film Beyond the Gates explores the nostalgic world of VHS in general and VHS games in particular. Based on a fictional VHS board game which shares the title of the film, this gory horror movie will take its viewers to a new domain, but will it give them a good movie watching experience?


Continue reading Beyond the Gates



Posted on Nov 22nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Dragon Quest, Minecraft, DQ, DQB


11:46 pm.

I've charged my Vita for the third and final time today, though I should mention that I rarely drain my Vita battery to (what appears to be) 40%.  Nonetheless, this represents about five and a half hours of gaming, and to this forty-one year-old full-time IT scrub/husband/father, that is rather significant, especially since this is only on one day.  Not only is this the most I've played a game in a year, but years, perhaps even decades.  So won't you join me, my friends, as we delve head-first at full tilt into Dragon Quest Builders for the Vita.  But first we need to let my Vita charge up a bit more.


Continue reading Dragon Quest Builders



Posted on Nov 20th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Nintendo Switch, Arcade, shmups, belt scrollers, arcadey action, I remember having time for RPGs a few decades ago


Lately, even the mighty pull of an incredible new version of my favorite game of all time (Tetris Effect) can't sit me in front of a console for very long.  Oh, I want to plop on our comfy recliner and put in a few long hours into the ever-growing stack of excellent games next to the various gaming systems connected to our best gaming TV.  I really really do.  However with so many daily tasks, back-and-forth travel, and emergency situations happening I just can't block out the time.  (I'd say 'lately,' but when topsy-turvy is more common than normal, topsy-turvy becomes the new normal.)

As in the past, Nintendo has swooped in to save the day with a game machine full of stuff I want to play on a system that can ride along with me.  As I was combing through the library of games to take along, I looked through the excellent popular titles that bring out the best of the system; Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Arms, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, etc.  Unexpectedly, those have stayed on the shelf lately; the majority of what I want to play these days is a compilation of arcade and retro classics that perfectly fit the few minutes at a time I have to spend.  I thought it might be fun to share my current carousel of cartridge cavorting!


Continue reading The Switch Has Become My Portable Arcade Powerhouse



Posted on Nov 16th 2018 at 05:00:00 AM by (Zagnorch)
Posted under Secret Santa, super mario bros., minecraft, fallout, legend of zelda

Hey now, everybody! Welcome to...




The 2018 NOT-So-Secret Santa Give-Away!
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This year I offer 13 humble items for your first-come, first-served consideration!

Just remember the rules:

-   Just one selection per person.

-   The first person to claim the item gets it. First come, first served.



How to make your claim:

-   Take note of the number of the item you desire, and...

-   Post that number in the Not-So-Secret-Santa blog's comments section.


All RF Generation members from anywhere in the world are welcome to take advantage. Just be aware that, that unless otherwise noted, all games being given away are NTSC U/C coded for use in machines for the North American market.

As for shipping costs: I'm covering it. Just note that I'll be mailing this stuff out using the cheapest shipping methods possible, so it might be a while before your claim gets to you. You'll receive a PM informing you of your successful claim, and either requesting your mailing address, or confirming the one I have on file.


And now, the swag:


1.) Sealed SUPER MARIO Dual-World Maze Game Happy Meal toy



2.) Sealed SUPER MARIO Koopa Shell Pinball Happy Meal toy



3.) Mario Roulette Block Happy Meal toy



4.) MarioKart fridge magnet



5.) Super Mario Super Koozy



6.) CAPCOM mini drawstring tote bag in black nylon



7.) Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Luggage Tag



8.) Fallout 111 luggage tag



9.) Halo Wars 2 Master Chief helmet decal






10.) Minecraft Essential Handbook



11.) Minecraft Combat Handbook



12.) Minecraft Redstone Handbook



13.) SILENT SERVICE for the NES!



All right now, everybody get to it!


...'Late



Posted on Nov 14th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under 1942, Shoot the Corecast, shooter, shooting game, STG, shoot em up, shmup, Capcom, WWII


Episode 005 of Shoot the Core-cast, the RF Generation Shmup Club official podcast companion, is now live and online! This time, we cover Capcom's 1942, and look at its gameplay, lineage, and historical significance. We share community thoughts about the game, and discuss its playability today, in light of its much improved sequels.

Episode 005 direct link:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2018-11-11_shoot_the_core-cast_episode_005_1942.mp3

Check us out on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're on Google Play!
https://partnerdash.google.com/music/podcasts/portal/u/0#p:id=playpodcast/series&a=781627472

We're on Stitcher now, as well!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

Check out our podcast t-shirts!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Original 1942 discussion thread:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18797.0

Many thanks to Perikles, who lent the audio for his 1942 arcade clear, for us to use as the background ambiance for this episode. Check out his many great shoot-em-up clears at his YouTube Channel, Perikles STG:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7wF9rD2H9nsU-MX68iuNg


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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