Changing Retro

Posted on Jul 29th 2016 at 02:42:45 PM by (wildbil52)
Posted under NES, Games, Emulators


Video game collectors, as a kind of purist rule, don't like emulators...that is unless Nintendo wants to sell us one, then we're cool with it.  The recently announced NES Classic Edition will be here before you know it and I suspect that most Nintendo fans out there will do their best to pick one up.  Let's take a look at some of the details.


Continue reading NES Classic Edition: The Nintemulator



Posted on Apr 6th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Expo, Games


RetroWorld Expo returns for a second year with a 2 day event.  RWX is a celebration of classic and retro video gaming that also embraces tabletop gaming, modern video gaming, homebrew gaming, anime, action figures, comic books, cosplay, arcade machines, and much more.


Continue reading RetroWorld Expo 2016 October 15th-16th Wallingford, CT



Posted on Jan 14th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Games, PC Games, Steam, Adventure, Tim Schafer


Broken Age is a beautiful game.  Sometimes you just want to enjoy a piece of art.  I'm not going to open up the "Are Games Art?" can of worms argument, but I can say without a doubt that THIS GAME is a brilliant work of art.

Everyone knows the story of this game, but here's a quick recap if you aren't a part of "everyone": Tim Schafer and Doublefine started a Kickstarter asking for $300,000 to make an adventure game.  The project exploded and they received over $3.3 Million.  The game took a lot longer to make than anticipated, partially because they decided to make a much bigger game than they had originally planned now that they had way more funds than they thought they would.  Instead of a delivery date of October 2012, the first half of Broken Age was available for backers to play in January of 2014, with the second half arriving in April of the same year.  Along with the game, backers were given access to an episodic documentary of the making of the project.  Now that that's all out of the way, let's talk about the game.


Continue reading Broken Age is a Beautiful Game



Posted on Dec 29th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Games, PC Gaming, Steam


PC gamers and console gamers have always been at odds, to put it nicely.  Could the Steam Link help with the unification of these two long feuding groups?


Continue reading Could the Steam Link be the Missing Link?



Posted on Dec 15th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Games, Steam Games, Xbox One


As a father of two boys under 2 years old, it isn't always easy to find time for gaming but I have played some great games this year.

I apologize for the quality of the pics, I took them off screen and they didn't all come out as nice as they look on my TV Sad


Continue reading Best Games of 2015 Wildbil52 Edition



Posted on Nov 29th 2015 at 09:42:32 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Games, Big Games


As the time counter in my Fallout 4 game crosses from 23 hours 59 minutes to 1 day, I'm examining why huge games like this one might scare people off and what we can do in order to play them.


Continue reading The Case for Huge Games



Posted on Nov 15th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Arcade, Games


It has been a long and interesting process.  I learned a lot and I am very happy with the final product.  Let me show you how I put all of the pieces together


Continue reading Arcade Control Panel Design Part IV: The Final Countdown



Posted on Sep 12th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Arcade, Games, Control Panel, DIY


We have talked about some of the things you should do when you first pick up a cabinet and we have talked a little bit about monitors and working on them.  Now we are going to talk about the control panel ("CP").  There are lots of important decisions that go into designing them and if you are only going to have one or 2 machines, you had better make the CP count.


Continue reading Arcade Control Panel Design Part I



Posted on May 19th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (wildbil52)
Posted under Tabletop, games


RFGeneration has long been a place where both retro and nowtro video game players and collectors can come together and share their love of the games.  However, there has always been a little bit of overlap into action figures, toys, comics, beer (I'm lookin at you nupoile), and Table Top games.  I thought it would be fun to talk about one of my favorites that I am always trying to get people to play with me.


Continue reading Please Play Arkham Horror With Me


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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Like many of the people who visit this site, I am a lifelong gamer who loves and appreciates classic gaming as well as the current generation. When I started collecting games, I realized that some of the stories of my collecting might be interesting, educational, or just plain funny. The stories that I share here are meant to entertain as well as inform and they are all 100% true, which is why I include pictures.

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