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Posted on Feb 7th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Nostalgia, Video games, memories, family

In December 1982, over the holiday break, from my 1st year in school, most of us on my dad's side of the family gathered at the home of my grandparents, to celebrate Christmas. Like any year, it was a time filled with candy, kids playing in the living room, while the adults sat around the dining room table, regaling stories new and old, and of course, Christmas presents. And like every Christmas, though grandpa and grandma didn't have much money, their gifts were thoughtful, and their house full of love. Those times were always magical. Little did I know the magic I was to discover during this particular holiday gathering.

Continue reading Tribute To My Uncle David

Posted on Aug 25th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under kids, video games, how to, getting started, introducing, family

The hook brings you ba-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

One of the things I love most about RF Generation is the great diversity of members that I get to converse with on our forums.  Our members vary in gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, social beliefs, and especially in their game system/developer preference.  Even so, our community has always been the kind where difference of opinion is accepted and embraced, and is even used as a means for looking at video gaming in general in a different light.  As an older member of the site, I've always felt right at home reminiscing about classics with the rest of the "geezers" (like Duke, who is much older than me) and having great conversations with younger members regarding their gaming history.  Though many of us differ in age, there is one thing that many of us have in common.......kids.

At this point in my life, I have two young kids, ages four (a boy) and seven (a girl). Like some of you, I've always had this dream of sharing my collection with my kids and playing alongside them through the same games I grew up on.  Though some of you may not be at this point in your lives yet, but may be considering having kids, you've probably at least had the same thought at some point.  I'm by no means the perfect parent, and when it comes to getting my kids involved in gaming, I've had my share of failures and successes.  However, my kids have really gotten into gaming recently and are begging me every night to go up to the gameroom.  Honestly, it's f@*king awesome!  So, in the course of coming up with an article for the front page, I decided that reflecting on what methods in getting my kids interested in gaming worked for me, as well as what I could have done better to peak their interest, might be a good topic. Below are a few observations that may be helpful if you want to get your kids to enjoy gaming:

Continue reading What to Expect, When You're Expecting Your Kids to Be Gamers

Posted on Aug 10th 2011 at 01:05:08 PM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Gaming, Nostalgia, Collecting Habits, Favorites, Friends, Family

Continue reading Over 2 Decades of Gaming

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