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Posted on May 26th 2018 at 08:20:39 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under Playstation 2, zone of the enders

Im starting a sort of sub series to complement Review The PS2. In this sub series I'll be looking at PS2 games that are perfect sequels, games that outdo their previous installments in every possible way. Originally I was going to do Jak 3, but I ended up writing this one first. A second sub series was also going to accompany that video, and they're still in the works, so stay tuned for that.

Continue reading Perfect Sequels: Zone of the Enders l Review The PS2

Posted on May 26th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under old hat, media, controversy

This snapshot was taken on 24/05/2018

For years I have found myself moving away from the mainstream gaming press, and even reaching the point of outright ignoring it. I could not mention the last time I went to any of the mainstream gaming press sites just to browse and see what news is coming out. The only time I end up there is seemingly by accident, browsing a forum, board, or group dedicated to an individual game or series that then links to a news release pertaining to the topic. Upon reflection of my own browsing habits and years of history I found that this relative ignorance of what the mainstream gaming press is actually saying pre-dates plenty of the recent major controversies. I was already years deep into this willful ignorance when Gamer Gate started to blow up. The exact reasons I started these habits are long forgotten, but with some time passing and new developments of the day, as well as the effect it had on everybody's browsing habits, then there might be more reasons than ever to justify the abandonment of the mainstream critic.

Continue reading The Gaming Press Is Obsolete

Posted on May 24th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Steam, PC, Sandbox

Join me for the stream of conciseness that is Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out I Am Bread, a game where being toast is an aspiration! Sorry for the crazy crash at the end...more PC parts are ordered and bring installed as soon as they arrive.

Posted on May 22nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under review, wii, nintendo, light gun

As I mentioned in a previous entry, I'm a huge fan of light-gun games and specifically such games on the Nintendo Wii, which carried the torch of light-gun games into the world of modern televisions.

I recently played through the Wii version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and I was absolutely blown away by how much fun I had with it. My expectations were very low going into the game, but the fact that I continued to play the game after completing the campaign demonstrates to me that there is a solid title here, and one that is sadly underrated and largely forgotten by the Wii community.

Continue reading Tom Clancy on the Wii - Part 1 - Ghost Recon

Posted on May 20th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Budget, Street Fighter 2010, Joycard Sansui SSS, SF, earbuds, NES, Nintendo, endcap

During the last episode, I once again suffered a humiliating defeat at the endcap of my enemy, the Budget Game Wall.  You know that thing, right?  No?  Well, this endcap (who is a complete jerk, mind you) used to sit on the end of the video game isle at my local toy store, displaying the unloved and unlovable from the NES, both old and new, at an attractive $20 price point.  But I wasn’t there on that fated day for game shopping, no.  My task was much simpler: get a functioning NES controller, one I ideally wouldn't have to share with my siblings.  And since I still had another six months (at least) before my SNES came out of layaway, I needed something help me play Final Fantasy and the string of rentals and loans that would follow.  But I had no idea how much a controller would cost, having misplaced my most current Toys 'R Us circular, so I brought all $40 of my lawn-mowing money. My mom gave me a knowing look at this act, but said nothing to stop my action.  It was fine, though: This was a utility trip, not an excuse to look at games, okay mom?.  There was no reason I was going to need all that cash, right?

Continue reading Budget Wall Chronicles - Double Play

Posted on May 16th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Pinball, FarSight Studios, Zen Studios, Pinball Arcade, Pinball FX, no kidding Doom is a surprisingly addictive table

It is pretty amazing, when you think about it, that video games can present practically as many universes as our imaginations can conceptualize.  Race car drivers, ancient warriors, formless deities, abstract observers, mustachioed occasional-plumbers, the possibilities go on and on.  We tend to settle into comfortable niches, as is human nature, but really any medium so tethered to artistic expression can as open as our desire to explore.

Continue reading Thoughts On My Time With Virtual Pinball

Posted on May 14th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under Atari 2600, Atari, 80s, 1980s

Can Duke Remember the Atari and repair another time fragment?  Watch and find out!

Posted on May 12th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under review, video, PC, adventure, LucasArts

In 1995 LucasArts released an adventure game that was a little different from anything they had developed before.  It deals with motorcycles, mechanics and murder. It's Full Throttle! I teamed up with the Adventure Game Geek to give you two opinions for the price of one. We played the recent remastered version of the game, though do compare it to the original.

Posted on May 8th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Project Xenon Valkyrie Plus, Roguelike, action platformer, 8 bit, indie game, game review, Diabolic Mind, Cowcat Games

Project Xenon Valkyrie+ is a new 8-bit styled, "Rogue-like" action platformer, developed by Diabolic Mind, and published by COWCAT Games. It is available on the PS4 and Xbox One digitally, on PC via Steam, and on the PS Vita digitally as well. For PS4 and PS Vita owners, the game has crossbuy as well, so that's a nice bonus for Sony hardware fans. PXV+ (as the game shall heretofore be known as) combines a "Rogue-like" random level generation aspect with traditional 8-bit art and aesthetics, albeit in a widescreen aspect ratio, with action platforming, traditional combat, and some interesting mechanics. The game has a lot going for it, but ends up being a bit less than the sum of its parts.

Continue reading Project Xenon Valkyrie Plus Review

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 May 4th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under RF Cinema, Rampage, movies, discussion

Hello, fine movie-lovers! Today we continue our look at recent blockbuster game movies with the second of three for the year, Rampage. Starring Dwayne "Walking Slab of Meat" Johnson and....a bunch of other people, it tries to do what the Battleship movie did and make a film out of a game that really had very little plot to speak of. Does it succeed where Battleship spectacularly failed? Let's find out.

Continue reading RF Cinema: Rampage

Posted on May 2nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Avengers

With Avengers: Infinity War still very fresh in my mind, as well as my attachment to most of the characters involved in the MCU, I have no choice but to write about super heroes to decompress after this film. I won't be talking about the movie directly so don't worry about any spoilers. I'm simply going to be writing about my favorite games starring a playable version of each character from Avengers: Infinity War.

Continue reading RFGen: Infinity War

Posted on Apr 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Action, Adventure, Hazelight, Story, EA, Cooperative

Back at E3 2017, a trailer for a game known as A Way Out was shown and, while it seemed to get little attention from most others, I was immediately intrigued.  Its promise of a cooperative experience like no other coupled with a premise that showed two inmates working together to escape from prison seemed like a match made in Heaven for myself and the friend that I later played the game with.  The trailer invoked shades of The Shawshank Redemption, a favorite of ours, and the idea of being able to play through a similar scenario together was too exciting to ignore.  With the game being released just recently, we were finally able to experience this adventure together, and we were not disappointed.

Continue reading A Way Out

Posted on Apr 28th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Shmups, shoot em up, shmup, shooter game, monthly play through

Get ready to blast off and attack the evil Bydo empire!

Do you like shoot-em-up games? I do! I'm a long-time fan of the genre, and have spent the better part of the last 20 years, or so, collecting as many of them as I can. While I have played and enjoyed many of these games, I have never felt like I got full enjoyment out of them, because I haven't engaged with other players to talk strategy, compare scores, or revel in the games themselves at the level I would like to. Now's my chance! I'm starting a new monthly series here at RF Generation, where we can play and discuss classic scrolling shooter games!

Continue reading Shmup Fans Of RF Generation Unite!

Posted on Apr 26th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Steam, Rougelike, RPG, You Died

Join me for the stream of conciseness that is Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Darkest Dungeon, an RPG focused on killing all of your characters and stressing you out! There is a TON in this game, and I know that I do not cover everything, so if you have any questions, leave it in the comments!

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