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Posted on Apr 16th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, NES Challenge, March

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the "better late than never," April 2019 edition of the RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we will announce our May 2019 community playthrough title, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, check in on the progress of the 2019 NES Site Challenge, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals last month. Thanks for keeping it on Channel 3!     

REMEMBER: If you have any news about upcoming events or topics that you think the site needs to hear about, please PM singlebanana and put "RFG Site News" in the subject line.  Who knows, maybe your news will make our front page!



Join singlebanana and GrayGhost81, in May as they work their way through Detroit: Become Human the latest title from David Cage and the folks at Quantic Dream. This is their fourth venture with this writer and developer, and the boys are big fans.  Like its predecessors, Detroit's gameplay is based on dialogue decisions and quick time events (QTEs). The game takes place in the (distant...or not-so-distant??) future and centers around three controllable characters, all of which are androids. Participants will get a glimpse into a world where artificial intelligence soon blurs the boundary of artificial conscious and autonomous "deviant" behavior. 

Will this title hold up to the Playcast crew's high expectations?  Will the guys be able to put aside their biases and give the game a fair review? Join us playing Detroit: Become Human and chat about it on the forums with us in May!

We hope that you are as excited about this pick as we are, so be sure to grab a copy of the game before the month begins! Also, please join in our discussion of these games by signing up on our Detroit: Become Human thread located HERE.



We started the RF Generation Shmup Club in June of 2018, hoping to expand the site's appeal, and broaden the Community Playthrough section of the forum. We have seen new members join, a podcast develop, and a lot of enthusiasm as a result of this. We started with the classic R-Type, from Irem, because it's a well regarded, iconic shooter, that has stood the test of time, and is still loved today. We followed that up immediately in July of 2018 with a classic that partially served as an inspiration, the original Gradius, by Konami. Now, in the final month of the 1st full 12-month period of the Shmup Club, we bring it full circle.

For May, 2019, we'll be playing Gradius III. Not only will we be looking at the SNES and Super Famicom home conversions of the game, but we'll also be examining the arcade game. As of now, there are 2 solid, affordable ports of the arcade original. One is in the form of Gradius III & IV on the PlayStation 2, and the other is the solid inclusion of the game in the Gradius Collection for PSP. Regardless of which iteration you play, this shoot-em-up will challenge you, with its legendary difficulty. Do you think you're ready to jump in the Vic Viper, and take on the Bacterion Empire once again? Test your mettle with us, in May 2019, and join in for Gradius III!



The 2019 RF Generation NES Challenge continues to trudge forward into 2019 and is leaving a blistering trail of conquered NES titles lying in its wake. As of the morning of April 15th, 293 NES games have been beaten! This event has been an awesome experience for those involved. We've had games beaten by long-time members and new members, as well as some of our homies from the Cartridge Club and our podcast listeners and friends. To date, 26 members have participated and completed games in this Challenge, including:

Disposed Hero
EZ Racer
Silent Schythe

(**my apologies should I have missed anyone, please let me know if I did)

Your name could be on this list! Join the THREAD today!

Kudos to Crabmaster2000 in spearheading this effort and we look forward to watching the progress throughout 2019!

Please remember that this site challenge is open to all members, new and old alike, so if you have any friends to love NES games, encourage them to join the site for free and play along. 



In March, site members contributed a total of 2,716 submissions to our database. Of these additions, 2,602 were game submissions and 114 were related to hardware items. Of this total, 1,379 contributions were new images and 1,365 of these images were game submissions. A big thanks to all who submitted items to our database and to those who reviewed them all for the month of March! We appreciate your efforts in making our database and community a great tool for our users.

Our top submitters (those with a minimum of 50) for March 2019 were:

Kam1Kaz3 NL77                1014
Schlibby                               710
Raidou                                  168
toze3                                    104
Bear78                                   82
kaysow                                  82
ericeskapade                         63
Fleabitten                              57
ugr                                         56
Sirgin                                     53
sharp                                     48

Thanks for another great month! 

Top approvers for the month included:

Raidou                               354
Schlibby                             124
Fleabitten                            40
ApolloBoy                            12

Great work everyone! 

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Greatest group of folks here on RFG. Another fun month, and I sure do love to color.

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