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Posted on Aug 11th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, August


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the August 2019 edition of the RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we will announce our September 2019 community playthrough title, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, announce our annual Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest (yes PRIZES!), 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!



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SEPTEMBER 2019 COMMUNITY PLAYTHROUGH


It's September, summer is over and the kids are headed back to school. What better way to celebrate than with a little adult ultra-violence?! The Playcast continues to break our trend next month as we once again jump into the middle of a popular series with Saints Row: The Third. Saints Row is an open world, third person action-adventure title where your character leads the Third Streets Saints in a rival turf war.  The game has drawn comparisons to the Grand Theft Auto series, but critics and gamers alike have noted its much sillier tones and.....er.....um..... let's just say "vibrant" choice of weaponry. As our listeners know, the singlebanana (Rich) has frequently expressed his distaste for the GTA series and most 1st and 3rd person shooters in general. So, how will this one fair? Join our forums next month and find out!

So get ready for some heavy action and exploration in September as we play Saints Row: The Third. This game is available on Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and was most recently ported to the Switch a few months ago. If you're playing along, be sure to join our forum HERE and chat with us about the game.

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RF GENERATION SHMUP CLUB - SEPTEMBER 2019


Until 1982, most shooting games were of the 2D top-down, or side-view variety. Sure, there were things like Star Wars Arcade, which took a more first-person route, a handful of early console games that toyed with perspective a bit, and even the arcade hit Juno First, which had a sort of faux-3rd person, above and behind the ship sort of view. But nothing had taken the mechanics of a 2D shooting game and blended them with a 3D perspective, quite like what Sega accomplished with Zaxxon. Some argue that it's not really a shmup, because you move your ship on the Z-axis. However, given that you can only go up and down on the Z-axis, or left and right on the X-axis, with no movement forward or backward, it still retains movement on a 2D plane. Regardless of the semantics, it's hard to argue that Zaxxon wasn't a hugely influential game, in a number of respects.

Pilot your ship across a landscape dotted with communication satellites, turrets, bunkers, and fuel tanks. Fly over and between walls, avoid electrical grids, and watch out for incoming missiles! Keep an eye on your fuel gauge, as well; you don't want to be caught unawares, when you find yourself running on fumes. Shoot down those fuel tanks to replenish, and keep flying! If you're good enough, you can get through the second fortress, and face the mighty Zaxxon robot! Join the RF Generation Shmup Club in September 2019, as we take on this classic Sega arcade game! The original version is available as an unlockable bonus in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as in the Sega Genesis Collection for PS2. Many ports of the game were released for home consoles and computers, including Atari 2600, Atari 5200, IntelliVision, ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 ports, a solid conversion for the Commodore 64, along with many other computer ports, such as IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, Apple II, TRS-80, and Atari's 8-bit line of home computers. Pick your version, and see if you have what it takes to defeat the robot guardian in Zaxxon!

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2019 PAIN YOURSELF WITH SUBMISSIONS CONTEST!!


It's that time of year again here at RF Generation, it's our annual PAIN YOURSELF WITH SUBMISSIONS CONTEST!  This year, the month of September will mark the start and finish of our event. As all of you know, member submissions are what keeps this site going and ensures that we have the most up-to-date and best video game database out there. To commemorate our anniversary, we hold this annual contest to see who can "contribute" the most to the site  during an allotted period of time (*see the description of contributions and points below).

So, here's how it works. From September 1st until September 30th, you make as many submissions as humanly possible. Our dedicated database staff will review the absurd amount of submissions, and at the end of it all, one of you gets a super sweet prize package, which includes your choice of $60 worth of gaming goodness. Essentially, you win a shopping spree (not to exceed $60 and items have to be game related) on GameGavel, eBay, or Amazon, and we pick up the tab. Of course, you'll also be the coolest kid in town as you strut around in your new, official RF Generation Ringer T-shirt!

Submission Types, Point Breakdowns & Rules

Here's how the point breakdown will work:
  Title Addition: 5 Points
   Variation Addition: 6 Points
   Page Edit*: 2 Points
   Review*: 50 Points
   Overview*: 20 Points
   Image Upload: 10 Points
   Submission Review**: 1 Point
   Blog Post*: 30 Points
   Blog Comment: 1 Point
   Forum Post: 1 Point
   Forum Karma: See Explanation

*Regarding the asterisk: For page edits, if it is noticed that you are consistently only adding one field per edit multiple times for a single title just to up your points, you will be disqualified. Any review or overview completed will count as a page edit as well the points for an overview or review. To get the points for an overview or review you MUST contact singlebanana via Personal Message so that he can keep a tally. In addition, the review or overview must be on the actual game / hardware page. A review or overview of poor quality could result in less points than stated being granted. The same statement holds true for blog posts.

Regarding Forum Karma: Because we want the forum to be a lively place of fun and interesting posts, we're enabling Karma during this contest. Karma rewards members that make good posts and smites those who do not. Your Karma will play a wildcard role in posts. Positive Karma at the end of the contest will increase your point total by a factor, while negative karma will decrease it. Please note that Karma may be disabled if it's being abused. Please be honest and fair in your karma assessments.

As with any contest, there is fine print. Any submission that you make must adhere to the RF Generation Policies and Guidelines. These policies and guidelines were written for a reason, and well, we'd like everyone to adhere to them. Failure to adhere to the guidelines could result in a disqualification.

Any point reduction or disqualification can be contested. In the event that you wish to contest, you must explain why the reduction or disqualification is unfair.

Since staff members can earn a point for each submission review that non-approvers cannot, and those staff members will have thousands of submissions to review in addition to their own, their total score will be halved to make things a bit more fair and lively.

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JULY 2019 THANK YOU


Before getting into contributions for July, I wanted to first mention a huge milestone that we reached during the month.  Last month, we uploaded our 250,000th image to the database!  That's a quarter of a million photos that are now on the site!  Thank you so much to all of our contributors who have dilignetly worked to make this site better informationally and visually. What an incredible milestone!** 

In July, site members contributed a total of 2,092 submissions to our database. Of these additions, 2,036 were game submissions and 56 were related to hardware items. Of this total, 1,160 contributions were new images and 1,141 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 July! 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 July 2019 were:

Kam1Kaz3 NL77                  602
ugr                                       522
Schlibby                               193
Fleabitten                            141
MasonB15                            107
(a new challenger enters!)
Bear78                                   95
toze3                                      55
singlebanana                         50


Thanks for another great month! 

Top approvers for the month included:

Schlibby                               496
Raidou                                  181
Fleabitten                             122

 
Great work everyone! 


**thanks to Fleabitten & RobotWillie for reporting this info


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Comments
 
This submission month was crazy. Ugr uploaded loads of amazing entries and scans for crazy rare computer stuff. In my mind this is the best kind of submissions. Preserving gaming history before its lost forever.

We also had someone (MasonB15 I think) adding their large Steam library. Suddenly the submission queue exploded! So thanks everyone for bearing with us getting through all those submissions
 
As Schlibby said, this was an interesting month for submissions. Classic computer images are harder to come by for some items, so it was nice to see so many of these coming in.
 
"Wonderful!" -Wario
 
WOOOO!!! ZAXXON, BABY!!!

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