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Posted on Mar 10th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Child of Light, podcasts, donation drive, fundraiser


If January seemed to fly by, then February zoomed by as fast as a spikey, blue weasel...... Welcome back friends to the March 2017 edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we announce April's community playthrough game and a welcome change to the playthrough forum, pronounce the death of our IRC chatroom and announce the birth of a new means of site communication, provide the new dates and location for Retro World Expo 2017, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals during the month of February. Thanks for adjusting your "bunny ears" and tuning in to this edition of the Site News!     

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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APRIL 2017 PLAYTHROUGH ANNOUNCEMENT


This April, join host Grayghost81 and the rest of the Playcast for a title that is as mechanically as it is visually stunning. For the April Community Playthrough, we'll be playing Child of Light, a game that received much critical praise, but not a lot of buzz around here at RFGeneration.

As young Aurora, we'll fight to bring light back to the land of Lemuria, in Ubisoft's departure from sandbox action games, a 2014 side-scrolling RPG. Did this game fly under your radar?  Join us on pretty much any modern platform you like (Windows, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Vita) to see if this game lives up to its aggregate rating of about 90%!

We hope that you are as excited about this pick as we are!  Please join us by signing up on our Child of Light discussion thread located HERE.

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NEW COMMUNITY PLAYTHROUGH MESSAGE BOARD


If you're an avid user of the forums on RF Generation, you may have noticed the new message board for the Community Playthroughs.  Since the playthroughs have become quite a staple on the site over the last few years, we felt it necessary to bring them to the forefront so that members could more easily find them and participate each month.  Thanks to those who have supported the playthroughs over the last few years and we look forward to bringing you more great titles to play and discuss in the future!

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DISCORD FOR RF GENERATION


Discord is a chat server designed for gaming. It has free text and voice chat, but without using a bunch of resources on your computer. There are also Android and iOS apps, so you can keep in touch on the go.

We have set up a server for RF Generation as a means of replacing the IRC chat room. We thought that more people are already using Discord as a way of chatting with their gaming friends, so it was time for us to move to something more modern.

Check out more information about what Discord is here: https://discordapp.com/features
Join our Discord server using the following link: https://discord.gg/72chVBu

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RETRO WORLD EXPO (RWX) 2017 NEWS


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FEBRUARY 2017 THANK YOU


Being the shortest month of the year, doesn't necessarily mean that February doesn't stand tall in submissions.  Last month, site members contributed a total of 3,815 submissions to our database!  Of these additions, 3,793 were game submissions and 22 were hardware items. Of this total, 1,542 contributions were new images. A big thanks to all who submitted items to our database and to those who reviewed them all for the month of February 2017! We appreciate your efforts and are excited to have many new listings in our database.

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

FatherJack                       2,124
kaysow                                458
ae.tc                                    150
Kam1Kaz3 NL77                  126
Furnessly                             109
Socialiste                             107 
Schlibby                               100
FonsecaXe                             78
Svengini                                77
ericeskapade                         50


Thanks for another great month! 

Top approvers for the month included:

FatherJack                         842
Schlibby                             423
Fleabitten                            67


Great work everyone!  Let's keep those submissions rolling in. 

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Comments
 
Never heard of Discord.  I'm in the IRC chatroom as I type this.  Hehehehehe
 
Nice to see the next RWX is scheduled already. I'm going to try and plan to make it out this year. It sounds like great fun!
 
@zophar53:  Hope you can make it man. I think several of us will be there, including myself.
 
@singlebanana:Yeah, I might go too.  Glad to see the Playthrough get a message board.  Finally participating in one and I'm enjoying the game and the conversation.
 
I'm glad the playthrough board is getting there own board.  I could never remember where it was.  Thanks a lot.

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