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Posted on Jul 11th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, July

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the July 2021 edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we announce our August Community Playthrough title, reveal next month's shoot 'em up club game, 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 continue to keep you and your loved ones 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!


Before getting into August's two playthroughs, the staff at RF Generation would like to recognize long-time member, Disposed Hero for his promotion to Assistant Editor. Disposed will be assisting with front page duties including reviewing/editing articles and setting them for publication.  Thank you Disposed Hero for your dedication to the site and for stepping up to help out!

If you're interested in being involved with RF Generation please contact one of our directors (singlebanana, bickman2k, or Duke Togo) to find out how you can help.



This month, the guys take on a real-time, third person, action strategy title mixed with a digital card game with Phantom Dust, originally exclusive to the original XBox. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth environment where only a few human outposts remain. No one can seem to remember what happened to put the Earth in its current state and it's up to you to put all the pieces together.  Throughout the game, you take on missions to collect artifacts and eventually face off in battles with other non-player characters. The player collects numerous skills by completing these missions, and these skills are used to assemble customized "arsenals" to take into the battle arenas. We haven't played many XBox titles in our past playthroughs and this one seems to be a very enticing one!

Phantom Dust is available on the XBox, XBox One, and Windows. We are very excited about August's pick, so be sure to purchase your copy as soon as possible and join us.

Also, be sure to join our forum HERE to discuss the game with fellow site members.



When you make a successful game, and it's beloved by millions, what do you do next? Make a sequel, of course! That seems to be the formula, and while sequels don't always replicate the commercial success of their predecessor, sometimes they do enough to improve upon the original that they stand alone. Namco had success with Galaxian in 1979, and quickly followed that up with the massive hit Galaga in 1981. Gaplus followed in 1984, and while it wasn't as successful as the previous games, it did do relatively well. In 1987, Namco brought us the 4th entry in the series, the oddly titled Galaga 88.

Galaga 88 continues to iterate on the fixed shooter formula by adding new elements, and also...by not staying fixed! This time around, there are some scrolling levels, and boss fights, as well as new upgrades, the ability to warp past levels, and more. The game received a PC Engine port in 1988, and in 1990, was rebranded as Galaga '90 for the TurboGrafx-16 release. It has been included on several Namco compilations, such as Namco Museum 50th Anniversary (PS2, GameCube, Xbox, PC), Namco Museum Virtual Arcade (Xbox 360), and Namco Museum Switch. The TurboGrafx version is also included on the TurboGrafx Mini console. Join the RF Generation Shmup Club in August 2021, as we play Galaga 88!



In June, site members contributed a total of 447 submissions to our database. Of these additions, 394 were game submissions and 53 were related to hardware items. Of this total, 122 contributions were new images and 110 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 2021 were:

ugr                                            175
Bear78                                        71
singlebanana                              50

Thanks for another great month! 

Top approvers for the month (with a minimum of 25) included:

ApolloBoy                                   26
Great work all!

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