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Posted on Oct 17th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Pure Nostalgia, Silent Hill, SH, Akira Yamaoka


The last three years of the twentieth century was kind of a whirlwind time for me.  I had met (and proposed) to the woman I would marry; I went through a total of three jobs, only staying at the last one, and then only because of the weekly pay and benefits (factory rats, can I get a witness?); and finally, I went through a mad transition from Nintendo fanboy to (officially) unaffiliated, but mainly playing games on the Sony PlayStation.  But let's just hone in on the beginning of 1999, just for this article, and enjoy a little Pure Nostalgia.

Pure Nostalgia isn't about spoilers per se, but there are more than likely light spoilers within. Please be advised and read responsibly


Continue reading Pure Nostalgia - Silent Hill



Posted on Oct 16th 2018 at 06:03:41 PM by (Duke0619)
Posted under Halloween, 1980s, 80s, retro

https://youtu.be/f1l8xt2NWhI



Posted on Oct 15th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under Halloween, 1980s, 80s, retro




Another episode of Stuck in the 80's means another chance to dive into some awesome 80's themed nostalgia, this time it's all about Halloween!  Will Duke be able to repair enough time fragments to get back to his own time?  Put it on Channel 3 to find out!



Posted on Oct 13th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under C64 Mini, Super Nintendo Classic, NES Classic, Atari Flashback, There will never be a PS4 or XB1 Classic Flashback due to all the

Got one of these recently.  Well, the US version.  And I'm really digging it; I grew up with the original beige brick as my first computer/game system and have several years' worth of great memories surrounding it.  After loading the C64 Mini and putting it through its paces, I have a few thoughts to share that extend to the current wave of retro emulation systems and why I moved away from PC gaming.


Continue reading Thoughts on the C64 Mini



Posted on Oct 11th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, NES, Blaster Master


I love it when games combine multiple genres and styles of gameplay. The Guardian Legend is an NES game that I love for its seamless transitions between shoot`em up and overhead action. When I heard that Blaster Master did a similar thing - I knew I needed to play it. Blaster Master was developed by Sunsoft and released in 1988. It combines elements of platforming, run and gun and overhead action. Does it do them all well though? Check out the video to find out.



Posted on Oct 7th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under shmups, shoot em ups,shooters,shooting games,STG


Thunder Force IV has been recently re-released on the Nintendo Switch as part of Sega's "Ages" series.

The last 5-6 years have been a marvelous time for the 'shmup' or shoot-em-up. Those of you reading the article are likely already familiar with the term, but for the uninitiated, it's a genre of games started in 1978, by Taito's Space Invaders, and continuing on through the 1980's, with landmark games like Namco's Galaga, Konami's Scramble, Namco's Xevious, Sega's Zaxxon, and later games like 1942 by Capcom, Gradius by Konami, and R-Type by Irem. These games usually scroll, though sometimes they're fixed, or single-screen, they're generally always 2D in nature, where the scrolling, or game area, remains on a single plane, and doesn't allow you to move in a "Z-Axis" sort of way, and pits you as a plane, space-ship, or other character/entity against a horde of oncoming enemies, all bent on your utter destruction.


Continue reading The Renaissance of the Shmup Part 2



Posted on Oct 5th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Shoot em Ups, Hidden Gems, Fall Favorites, Pumpkin Spice


This quarterly report will cover upcoming and noteworthy Shoot 'em Ups. There are a lot of great titles here and you can be sure most of these will be covered on an upcoming play through.


Continue reading Shoot the Core-cast on the Radar: Fall 2018



Posted on Oct 3rd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Spooky Plays, Halloween, October


Ah, October. It signals not just the start of Fall and all things pumpkin spice (for better or for worse), it also rings in the season of scares, creeps, and frights. For most holidays, the way in which I enjoy and appreciate them has changed as I've gotten older. But with Halloween, the reasons I love the season haven't changed at all. As an adult though, I'm able to enjoy all the same things in much more elaborate and fun ways. I'm able to get better costumes, get all my own candy, and find bigger, more intense ways of scaring myself. It's for this reason that Halloween has become my favorite holiday of the year as an adult.

In the spirit of that evolution, I thought I'd put together a history of some of my favorite spooky games over the years. These are in no particular order, and this is by no means a comprehensive list, as I tried to shy away from the most obvious choices in favor of more off-beat or oft-forgotten titles. There are also a bunch of games I'm sure would make the list if not for the fact that I haven't played them. So let me know what you think of my choices below, and feel free to recommend your own in the comments below.


Continue reading Spooky Plays: Anthology Edition



Posted on Oct 1st 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Store, Wedding, Cosplay, Game Quest, Game Store, Friends



Here I was thinking that my days of writing about my old game store were over, but a recent event that was closely tied to my days there has pulled me back for one more. Not long ago I was invited to a wedding that turned out to be quite an amazing event for me. What do weddings and game stores have to do with each other? Find out below!


Continue reading Game Quest Gets Formal



Posted on Sep 29th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Yakuza, Sega, Ryu ga Gotoku, Japan


My first exposure to the Yakuza series was back in 2010 with Yakuza 3. I enjoyed the game so much that I have made it a point to play each new title as they release, and after several years and several new titles, I can confidently say that Yakuza is one of my favorite series in all of gaming. However, I missed out on the original two PS2 titles when they were released, and I have never gotten around to playing them over the years. Thanks to Sega's release of Yakuza Kiwami last year, a remake of the original Yakuza game for the PS2, I was finally able to experience the series' origin firsthand. With the recent release of Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of the second game in the series, I have now been able to experience an updated remake of what some consider the best game in the series.


Continue reading Yakuza Kiwami 2



Posted on Sep 27th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under Capcom, xbox 360, xbox, ps4, playstation 4, xbox one, steam, pc, survival horror, sandbox


In 2005, Capcom released Dead Rising for the Xbox 360. Capcom made their entry into the world of High Definition gaming a memorable one, as Dead Rising was like no other game before it. There were a few years around and following the release of Dead Rising where zombies would rule the roost, as games from both large developers like Capcom themselves, Valve, and Activision, had games or popular game modes that had a heavy emphasis on zombies. This popularity also coincided with the rise of indie games on the PC market, and zombie games thrived there for a few years until fatigue inevitably set in. Most of the biggest zombie games and modes were first person shooters, whether it was Nazi Zombies from Treyarch's Call of Duty games, Left 4 Dead, or Killing Floor, running around and shooting zombies made quite a bit of sense.

Capcom is not known for first person shooters, and instead designed Dead Rising in a completely different manner based around what it did know and had recently experimented with. Dead Rising has a third person perspective where combat is more focused around melee weapons. Guns do exist, but they are clumsy to aim and not particularly powerful until the player has completed one of the most difficult challenges in the game, which unlocks the most powerful gun, and overall weapon, in Dead Rising.


Continue reading Spooky Plays: Dead Rising



Posted on Sep 25th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Indie


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

This month, we check out Nuclear Throne, a twin stick Roguelike, in the vain of Isaac or Enter the Gungeon!

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

Note: The audio is a little offset. I'm going to try and fix it and re-upload.



Posted on Sep 25th 2018 at 04:09:35 AM by (Friv Unblocked)
Posted under game

Every so often a game comes along that tempts me to buy a console. This week, naturally, it's Friv, with its web-slinging and web-swinging, its dope-ass photomode that I want so much I can almost taste it, and the fact that you can apparently walk around giving New Yorkers friendly finger-guns at will. I want to play Friv, dammit. I want to do flips and deliver quips and swing through a beautifully realized, puddle-free Manhattanbut I don't own a PS4. It's not a PC snob thing, I just don't want to buy a whole console for just one dang game.

So, what's a PC-only gamer to do when he wants to play some Friv today? Luckily, there are options! Lots of great options that are making me feel so much better about not having a PS4. These options are great, he insisted again, hoping everyone would believe him.

Shattered Dimensions, for instance, which The Global Authority On PC Games described as "pretty good" in an article last year. That's a ringing endorsement. And it's the only Kizi game on Google Sites, according to our article, which is now a bit out of date because it's not the only Friv game on Steam, and also, it's not actually on Steam anymore. Activision's license deal with Marvel Entertainment was only through 2017 and the game was pulled from sale. So I can't play it.



Posted on Sep 23rd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under review, need for speed, sims, civilization


Hey gang! It happens every once in a while that no particular topic lights a fire in me for my monthly front page entry. I haven't begun work on my next Black Mirror episode review and I don't want to rush it. So as I have done in the past, here is a more traditional "blog" entry for this autumnal equinox, with just a few things that have been in my orbit lately. Thank you as always for your support!


Continue reading Autumnal Equinox Randomness



Posted on Sep 21st 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Pure Nostalgia, Lunar Silver Star, Sega CD, Lunar Silver Star Story Complete


Lunar: The Silver Star was a landmark title when it was released back in the early 90's, not just in the combat system and story, but also in the presentation due to the format, that being CD-ROM.  And according to history, it was, but I never played that version extensively.  Instead, my nostalgia lies within the remake, Lunar: The Silver Star Story (specifically the version translated and published by Working Designs for the Sony PlayStation.  This year I picked it up (for the third and final time) with a motive to finally complete it, and I did.  It was an amazing experience, and one I would like to share with you all.

** There are most certainly spoilers for Lunar:SSSC within this article.  They are very light, and really nothing more than you will find in the "Making of" disc included with the game, but still here nonetheless. **


Continue reading Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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