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Posted on Jul 9th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, PYWS contest, submissions


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you July 2018's edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we unveil our August 2018 community playthrough title, announce the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, kick off our upcoming, annual Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest, 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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AUGUST 2018 COMMUNITY PLAYTHROUGH


Your venture into Hell and the summer heat got ya down?  Join us this August as we cool down with some ridiculous, a#@ whoopin' hijinx as we play a pair of Sega Beat 'em Ups, Die Hard Arcade and Dynamite Cop. This will be the Playcast's first venture into playing titles on both the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast.  Doe have what it takes to punch and kick your way through throngs of baddies and a giant octopus.............wait......WTH? So this August, let's swap that ultra-violence for some goofy violence.

We hope that you are as excited about these picks as we are, so be sure to grab yourself a copies of these games on the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast! Also, please join in to discuss the game by signing up on our Die Hard Arcade and Dynamite Cop discussion thread.

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RF GENERATION SHMUP CLUB - AUGUST


No shoot-em-up games list would be complete without at least one entry from the Raiden series. Beginning with its initial installment in 1990, Seibu Kaihatsu created a shooting game dynasty with the original Raiden. The original game's simple, vertical scrolling, twitch-reflex dodging, giant bullet spread action was innovative and impressive upon its original release, and has been an inspiration on countless vertical shmups over the last nearly 3 decades. The game spawned a sequel just 3 years later, followed by a "DX" or deluxe version a year after, as well as spawning the successful Raiden Fighters series of games through the mid-late 90's. They also created Viper Phase 1, which, while not directly a Raiden game, is more than inspired by its predecessors, and is often considered an unofficial entry in the series. Sadly, developer Seibu Kaihatsu faltered at the end of the 90's, shutting down their arcade division, and ceasing production of new games.

Thankfully, a few years later, some of the design team moved over to developer MOSS, and bought out the rights to the Raiden games. Raiden III soon followed in arcades and on PlayStation 2, and then Raiden IV just 2 short years after that, released in arcades and to the Xbox 360, and later, the "Overkill" edition to PlayStation 3 and PC. Released initially in 2016, Raiden V marks the first series entry to be direct to consoles. The "Director's Cut" of the game came to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC in 2017, with the Xbox One version being exclusive to Japan (physically), and the US PlayStation 4 version releasing with a bonus soundtrack CD. The 5th main line entry in the series, it takes the basic formula of the series and takes it in a bit of a different direction, adding a lot of story elements and dialog, as well as a new "Cheer System" that allows players online to "cheer" for one another virtually in game, which causes different effects, like cancelling bullets, and powering up secondary weapons. Also, unlike earlier games, there are no one-hit deaths, instead opting for a single life, and a shield meter that depletes as your ship takes damage. There are also multiple craft to select from, bringing in a bit of an element from the Raiden Fighters series. Come join in the fun in August 2018 for the RF Generation Shmup Club's 3rd game, Raiden V!

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2018 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 August 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 August 1st until August 31st, 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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JUNE 2018 THANK YOU


In June, site members contributed a total of 1,983 submissions to our database! Of these additions, 1,937 were game submissions and 46 were hardware items. Of this total, 692 contributions were new images and 672 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 June! 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 June 2018 were:

Schlibby                               513
FatherJack                           321
amprice5474                       220
Kam1Kaz3 NL77                  166
Raidou                                 156
Fleabitten                            116
Bear78                                 106
sharp                                     53


Thanks for another great month! 

Top approvers for the month included:

Raidou                                315
FatherJack                          129
Fleabitten                           126
Schlibby                               70


Great work everyone! 




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