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Posted on May 10th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, Thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, April


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the May 2019 edition of the RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we will announce our June 2019 community playthrough title, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, 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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JUNE 2019 COMMUNITY PLAYTHROUGH


During the first days of summer, the RFG Playcast brings you a special two-for-one, tasty treat!  Get ready to rev up that engine for some retro and modern rocket blasting as we visit two games in the classic Twisted Metal series!  This June, the RFG Playcast invites you to burn through Twisted Metal 2 and Twisted Metal: Black with us.  Since it's appearance on Sony's first home console, the Twisted Metal series has been a staple release each generation. Know for it's iconic characters and vehicles, this series has stood the test of time garnering followers young and old.  In June, we hope to determine what makes this series "tick" in terms of its sustainability, what features have been added or taken away, and whether the older entry stands the test of time in terms of playability.     

Please join us in playing Twisted Metal 2 & Twisted Metal: Black next month and be sure to chat about it with us on the forums!

We hope that you are as excited about these picks as we are, so be sure to grab a copy of these games before the month begins! Also, please join in our discussion of these games by signing up on our Twisted Metal 2 & Twisted Metal: Black thread located HERE.

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RF GENERATION SHMUP CLUB - MAY 2019


Most of us who are active in the retro-gaming scene will remember 9-9-1999, the day that the Dreamcast was launched to much fanfare in the US. Unfortunately, that hype was short-lived, and soon thereafter, Sega exited the console market. Sega's little console built a loyal following, and in the years since its commercial fortunes dried up, there has been a stream of new software released for the system. One genre that has received the most love of any in the posthumous state of the Dreamcast has been the shmup. Multiple developers have created new games for the platform, and others have ported older titles to the DC. Some have been out of sheer love for Sega's last hardware hurrah, and others because it was an easy platform to develop for. Indie developer Hucast Games known for developing Dux brings us our Shmup Club pick for June 2019, Ghost Blade.

Since its initial release in 2015, this game has seen multiple print runs for the Dreamcast, most recently from independent game house JoshProd. In 2017, it received an HD upgrade and ports to modern consoles including the Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam), with a Nintendo Switch port in the works. Eastasiasoft also offered a limited physical release of the HD version for PlayStation 4, through a partnership with Play Asia. With so many options, it's easy to get a playable version of this game for any setup. Pick your platform, and join the RF Generation Shmup Club, as we blast off and take on the remnants of the A.I. "Evil Shira" to ensure it's destroyed!

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APRIL 2019 THANK YOU


In April, site members contributed a total of 1,050 submissions to our database. Of these additions, 992 were game submissions and 58 were related to hardware items. Of this total, 488 contributions were new images and 455 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 April! 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 April 2019 were:

Schlibby                                161
Raidou                                  117
toze3                                    109
Bear78                                   82
Kam1Kaz3 NL77                    66
mumboking                            66
sharp                                      62

Mr_Stubbs                               48

Thanks for another great month! 

Top approvers for the month included:

Raidou                               346
Schlibby                             130
Duke.Togo                           28


Great work everyone! 


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