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Posted on Mar 19th 2009 at 01:08:27 AM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Awesome, Mega Man

You know, Mega Man 2 is fantastic. Absolutely and completely fantastic. Well, there is this video of Mega Man 2.5D. Doesn't it look amazing? Too bad Capcom isn't the one developing it. If only they'd let this development continue to completion. Have a blind eye, just like Nintendo did for Mother 3.

Posted on Mar 17th 2009 at 10:33:22 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Drinking, St Pattys Day, Video Games

Well, today is St. Patrick's Day. It's a lovely day, really, and regardless of if you're Irish or not it is a fantastic excuse to get drunk, provided of course you're of the legal age. We at RF Generation want you to know that underage drinking is bad, and if you do it beware the consequences. Anyways, hit the jump if you want to delve further into my aside.

Continue reading It's St. Patrick's Day. Why not some Games with Your Drinks?

Posted on Oct 10th 2008 at 01:22:36 AM by (TraderJake)
Posted under RFG Aside, Mega Man, Awesomesauce. Pure Awesome, Random

Well, here is a treat, it's the Mega Man 3 theme, with lyrics. I was a bit skeptical when I decided to listen to it, but after listening to it, I am very pleased with what the singer has done:

Isn't that awesome? I sure thought so. Tell me what you think in the comments.

Posted on Feb 5th 2008 at 02:21:07 AM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Music, Gems

Some things seem to get lost in the woodwork when it comes to games. Clever things, hidden, or things plainly out in the open that are simply glossed over. Today, I found something that I'd call a gem. It comes from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, a game with a lot of expectations which depending on if you are a diehard Nintendo fan was either God's gift to humanity or something that while a good game, missed the Zelda bar. What is it that could possibly be glossed over yet be so engrossing? It's a song. I have a certain affinity for game music. Perhaps you do too. But, there is one song that simply blows me away found in Zelda: Twilight Princess. Certainly, the Zelda series has had its own memorable songs, but I never found any songs from Twilight Princess memorable, until now.

Midna's Desperation Hour is rather simple. Listening to it makes me wonder if it belongs in a Zelda Game. When I hear it, I want to think it is from one of the monolithic SNES RPGs, most particularly Chrono Trigger. But, it's not. It's in Zelda. And I am captivated by it. Simple strings and piano, but it's moving. If you play through Twilight Princess, you may agree that it does an excellent job describing who exactly Midna is. Such sorrow. Such despair, perfectly described in sound. It truly is a work of art. Want to listen to it? , as found in Brawl. 

You may disagree with my view of the song. That's alright, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The point here however is that at times there are gems in games that simply get glossed over. Have you ever found yourself awestruck by something that you simply missed the first time you experienced it? I know I have, and I bet that you have too.


Posted on Jan 21st 2008 at 08:01:39 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Coast to Coast, CRAZY, Humor

For those of you who are not from the states, Coast to Coast AM is a nationally syndicated talk show hosted by George Noory. They talk about stuff. CRAZY stuff.  UFOs, nanobots, Gnostic Texts, it's all covered on Coast to Coast AM. Certainly, if you enjoy listening to something that isn't meant to be humorous but is, this show is for you. Also, what else are you going to listen to while driving from 12 to 5 am? Bubba Bo and America's Truckin' Network? I certainly think not.

So, somewhere, somehow, Gordon Freeman got the guts to actually say a few words about his dealings with the G-Man with Gordon Noory. Always out of Gordon's Grasp, but always there... watching. Waiting... Brooding... anyways, it's a delightfully interesting conversation between "Gordon" and George, and the best part is that George totally believes everything "Gordon" says! And that, my friends, is why late night radio kicks ass. Check it out, listen for yourself.

Posted on Jan 6th 2008 at 02:10:11 AM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Feature, THE FORMAT WAR!!!, HD DVD, Blu Ray

So, Format War?
HD DVD is going to totally win
Blu Ray has just put the nail in HD DVD's Coffin
DVD will remain the dominant format for years to come
This war is just a facade for the inevitable transition to Digital Distribution
Free polls from

Well, it seems as though the format wars are possibly reaching a conclusion, with Sony's Blu Ray format beating out HD DVD. Depending on how you look at it, either this conclusion is vindication for Betamax or something that you wish mirrored Betamax. So, after years of fighting, bickering, and backhanded deals, the future is looking rather bleak for HD DVD. I guess the question then is- was the future ever looking bright for HD DVD? I don't know if I can say yes. It seems as though one of its principal proponents (Microsoft) seems to be rather preoccupied with its own download service. Do they really care about HD DVD? Perhaps we'll find out soon at CES with their rumored Ultimate Xbox announcement. But, I bet that even if the Ultimate 360 has a built-in HD DVD drive Microsoft will still have its agenda entirely on its download service. I wonder if it even matters any more. Let me tell you why.

Continue reading So there is this HD Format War... Do you Care? Should you Care?

Posted on Jan 3rd 2008 at 07:09:55 AM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Kids, Random, Wee, Wii, HA!

Look at them. Cute kids, huh? Look at the one holding the Wiimote. An angel, I bet he is? Right? Maybe not. Maybe so. But look at the other one, the older brother. He looks angry. Not quite HULK SMASH angry, but pretty peeved. Note the Wii. Such an elegant system. Absolutely no scent of urine... whaaaaat???

Turns out the older brother was being a jerk. That's strange, normally older brothers are nothing but a ray of sunshine. I should know, as I am the oldest of my brothers, and I am nothing but a ray of sunshine. Somehow, that kid must not have gotten the memo about being a good brother. See, his parents got he and his little brother a Wii for Christmas for 250 pounds. Grats to the parents for finding a Wii for their beloved kids for Christmas.  Months searching, according to the article. Really, months to find a Wii? In Britain? I thought you guys were Sony Fanboys. Guess the exorbitant price of the PS3 has converted you from that path. Anyways, the older brother was being a jerk once they finally got the Wii from Santa. Seems he was hogging the Wii. Not letting his brother playing the Wii, apparently. Certainly the little brother didn't like that, and by golly, he had to do something about that. Tell his parents? Nah, that's to mature for his age. What he did was more classic.

And that's were the headline for this article comes into play. Hilarious. Wee on the Wii. Genius. One hell of a way to get back at your brother. Certainly, if my little brother did that to my Wii, he'd be dead. Figuratively, of course. But the truth of the matter is that my Wii is not broken thanks to urine, while that pissed off older brother's Wii is. Ha!

Boy pisses on Wii in Revenge Attack [via Kotaku]

Posted on Dec 22nd 2007 at 07:53:13 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Tony Blair, Catholism WOW, Emperor Palpatine, Peter the II is Next

I'm horribly confused. At a time where the Catholic Church is falling apart amid scandal, Tony Blair has converted to the faith. I can't help but ask myself why? No before you call me a hater of Catholics, do know that I myself am Catholic. I also went to twelve years of Catholic school, of which four were taught by Jesuits. The Jesuits are the wonderful sect of Catholicism that has no problem showing its students Dogma as a way to point out what is wrong with the Church. Did I mention that Pope Benedict looks like Emperor Palpatine? Must I also mention that Benedict is the last Pope before Peter the II, who is supposed to be the last reigning pope of Catholicism? Read into that how you want. But, yeah, there is one thing that I find deeply profound about Catholicism that is said in Dogma, "You people mourn your faith, as though it is a burden." It's true, check out a Catholic mass. Chances are it will be rather dreary and sad. Sure there are the bright, cheery contemporary masses, but those are in the minority.

So, Tony Blair, why the conversion? I am proud that you have found "your faith", but why Catholicism? Was it the recent reinterpretation of Vatican II that said that only Catholics can receive true salvation? Yeah, it's true that Benedict said that. Never mind the fact that prior to his reinterpretation it was Dogma that God revealed himself to every civilization in the way that best works for that civilization, and everyone could receive true salvation. So yeah,  please, the world wants to know. I want to know. Trying to mend bridges? Whatever it is... we would love to know.

[Blair Converts to Catholicism] [Image]

Posted on Dec 20th 2007 at 09:52:17 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Unrelated Thoughts, Sploosh, On to Part 6

What started because Hydrobond complained has now come to a ceremonious end with 5000 replies. Ah... memories. This thread started while we were still using yaBB, back when anything over 2000 posts would make the forum cry. Let's try to think of all the things that have happened on the site during the life time of this hallowed thread.

Continue reading A Completely Unrelated Series of Thoughts Part 5... RIP

Posted on Dec 8th 2007 at 06:36:41 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Random, Hallejulah, Poor Retail Practices, Shop Frys

Few retail establishments invoke such ire as the establishment known as CompUSA. Perhaps you do not have a CompUSA in your area, be happy, be very happy. CompUSA has been a crooked operation since its inception. Overcharging? Sure! Huge markups? Hell Yes! No honoring sales or price match guarantees? Certainly! As you can tell, I do not have anything nice to say about CompUSA, and good riddance I say. Apparently, other people have similar opinions. So, I imagine that there won't be many tears shed in this closing.

So yeah, if you live near a CompUSA, they'll be having a sale soon. Perhaps you'll find a good deal. Chances though are that you won't. I'm not being evil, I just know that CompUSA is a heartless ass of a corporation. For that reason, I officially say get the hell of my lawn to CompUSA. Let some other, profitable, not crooked store enter the market. Sayonara!

via [CNN]

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