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Posted on Apr 10th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, April, Raffle

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program...but seriously what are you doing beside watching FetNicks or pulling your fighting kids apart?....to bring you the April 2020 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we announce a VERY special May Community Playthrough game, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, congratulate the winners of our site raffle drawing, 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 and please STAY SAFE!     

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!



Congratulations to this year's raffle winners and thanks again to all who donated during the fund drive! Your support is very appreciated.



In May, Rich and Shawn play their most recent title today date, Airship Syndicate's Darksiders: Genesis. In this action-role playing, hack and slash spin-off prequel to the Darksiders series, you play as Strife, another one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and his brother, War.  This game is unique in that it uses the top down prespective and you can switch between the two brothers on the fly, or play with a friend in co-op mode. Unlike the previous games in the Darksiders series,  Genesis is more like a Diablo title and is much more loot based. The story takes place before the events of the original Darksiders. The demon king, Lucifer, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell, and the two Horsemen have been tasked with stopping them. You must fight your way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.  Are you up for the challenge? If so, join us in May for Darksiders: Genesis!

As an added bonus, the guys will be joined on the Playcast by a member of the development team.  This is certainly an episode that you will not want to miss!

In May, get ready for some hack and slash action and join the playthrough as we work our way through Darksiders: Genesis. If you're playing along, be sure to join our forum HERE and chat with us about the game.



Sega is no stranger to arcade shoot-em-up games, as demonstrated by early hits, such as Zaxxon, its sequel Super Zaxxon, or the lesser known Star Jacker. Sega didn't stick with the genre that long, though, as the market had become flooded during the early 1980's arcade boom. The story goes, that someone in a position of power at Sega saw Konami's success with Gradius in Japan in 1985, and decided Sega needed to have their own, similar game. Designer Yoji Ishii was given the task, and rather than make a clone, he took the design in a very different direction, adopting a free-scrolling approach, like Williams' Defender, and giving the game a very bright, colorful look, paired with a set of very cute, whimsical characters, and a very fantastical setting, which became the game's namesake. That game, of course, is Sega's classic, Fantasy Zone.

Fantasy Zone was a success in the arcade, and appeared on many consoles and home computers during the 1980's and early 90's, including the Famicom, NES, Sega Master System, MSX, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, and more. It received an arcade-perfect port on the Sega Saturn in 1997, as well as receiving multiple iterations on the PlayStation 2. The arcade version is unlockable in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3 and Xbox 360, received a 3D port on the Nintendo 3DS, and has now been given the M2 Sega Ages treatment on the Nintendo Switch. With so many ways to play, there's no excuse to sit this one out. Join the RF Generation Shmup Club as we team up with Opa-Opa, and fight off an enemy invasion on multiple planets, as we play Fantasy Zone in May 2020!


In March, site members contributed a total of 2,130 submissions to our database. Of these additions, 1,930 were game submissions and 200 were related to hardware items. Of this total, 1,203 contributions were new images and 1,172 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 2020 were:

Kam1Kaz3 NL77               1,109
Schlibby                               413
blcklblskt                             136
Bear78                                 122
MasonB15                              56

Thanks for another great month! 

Top approvers for the month included:

Schlibby                                260
Great work everyone!

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