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Posted on Feb 19th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2019, site, RF Generation



As you may of you know, our site is currently conducting its annual fund drive to help with the server costs for 2019. So far, we have had a good turnout and I am happy to report that with our donors' generous pledges, we are just under 33% of our goal! We will be taking donations for the fund drive through the month of February (you can donate here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypal), so be sure to donate during this time to get in on the raffle of great prizes donated by our staff. You can now find a listing of all of the raffle prize lots HERE.  However, the staff at RF Generation would first like to take a moment to thank those who have donated since the last update:

zophar53
shaggy
drag0nsfyre
Cobra Blade
FireStar


Thank you all! Please remember to PM me the email address you donated with, so that we can properly thank you during our weekly updates and provide you with the proper number of raffle tickets.  If you donated recently and do not see your name, you may have donated after we pulled numbers. If you don't see it, just send me a PM and I will check on your donation status.   
   
Grand total raised so far: $493.00



Posted on Feb 18th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Valentines Day



Despite the modern integration of gaming in our daily lives, two terms that still do not tend to share the same sentence are 'romantic' and 'video games.'  While movies, books, and music have genres and sub-genres focusing on amorous pursuits, successful attempts in gaming range from the very specific dating sim category and amateur-at-best forced narratives in action games to lengthy RPG character relationships.  Let's just set aside fan-service in the vein of Dead or Alive and Senran Kagura for the moment.


Continue reading Thoughts on Valentine Gaming



Posted on Feb 16th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, history


Summer Carnival '92 RECCA is an impressive shoot'em up. As I played it, I wanted to know more about the Summer Caravan that spawned it. So here's a bit about summer gaming competitions, including Hudson Soft's All-Japan Summer Carnival and Naxat's Summer Caravan. Plus a review of RECCA.



Posted on Feb 14th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Lunar Knights, playthrough, January, 2019, Concertcast


In episode #58, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) are joined by new RF Generation member and long time "friend of the Ghost," Cory (TurnAroundAndRun) to discuss their January playthrough of Lunar Knights. Last year, the boys knocked it out of the park with their January pick, but how will they fare in the new year? What feature of the game do the guys strongly disagree on? And what BIG surprise does Rich have in store for Shawn? All of this and more, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 58 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18964.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://www.rfgplaycast.com/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/...ion-playcast/id1038953364
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/p...ation-playcast?refid=stpr
And follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rfgenplaythroughs
And on Twitter: @thesinglebanana & @RFGPlayCast


Continue reading Episode 58 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Feb 12th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Shoot the Corecast, Thunder Force IV, Lightening Force, shmup, shoot em up, STG, shooter, shooting game, Techno Soft


This is Episode 008 of Shoot the Core-cast! This time around, MetalFRO and Addicted discuss, at length, the 16-bit powerhouse shmup Thunder Force IV, aka Lightening Force! Does MetalFRO's favorite shooter of all time still hold up? What are the differences between the different versions? And what's with the "lightening" anyway? All this and more, in store for you when you listen!

Direct episode link:
http://rfgeneration.com/podcasts/shmupclub/?name=2019-02-12_shoot_the_core-cast_episode_008_-_thunder_force_iv.mp3

Check us out and subscribe (and rate!) on Apple Podcasts!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shoot-the-core-cast/id1432819542?mt=2

We're listed on Google Play - subscribe and review the podcast over there!
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iih3vrijcro4yno3yrkeawnx6nu

We're on Stitcher Podcasts now, as well, so if you use that service, have a listen to the show from there!
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/shoot-the-corecast

We have t-shirts! Help support the podcast, and rep the shmup community by buying a Shoot the Core-cast tee!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/jdieckmann/works/34582606-shoot-the-core-cast-podcast?asc=u&p=t-shirt

Here's the thread from the play-through:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18881.0

Thanks for listening, and any feedback would be greatly appreciated!



Posted on Feb 10th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Streaming, Gaming, internet, online, Twitch, YouTube, Periscope, OBS,


I totally stole this graphic from Ars Technica. Give them some love.

Unless you've been living under a rock the last few years, you'll know that, not only is gaming a huge deal on YouTube, but it's exploded all over the internet, with regards to people streaming their gameplay live. With modern consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One allowing the ability to stream directly to services like Twitch.tv, YouTube, and others, it's more accessible now than ever. Some people even manage to make a living from streaming, or by offering services in conjunction with their streams, so they can make a living doing what they love. Those individuals are the exception, rather than the rule, but as the greater games industry continues to rake in billions of dollars each year, more and more people find creative ways to make a living either directly in the industry, or in the periphery. Others, like myself, see streaming as a fun way to expand upon the hobby we already love, and to be more active within said hobby. I thought I would regale my experiences from my first month of live streaming, and offer a few thoughts on the subject.


Continue reading Adventures In Streaming



Posted on Feb 8th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Shmup Club, submissions, Donation Drive, NES Challenge, February


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the February 2019 edition of the RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we would like to update you on our site Donation Drive, announce our March 2019 community playthrough title, unveil the next game for our site shoot 'em up club, check in on our 2019 NES Site Challenge, 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!


Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: February 2019 Edition



Posted on Feb 6th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Saturn, Ram Cart, Play Action Replay, Pseudo Saturn


I've been a fan of the Sega Saturn ever since I was gifted one in 1996. It had a library of games that you couldn't find anywhere else with titles such as Panzer Dragoon, Dragon Force, and Radiant Silvergun. The Saturn was also the first system I imported heavily for discovering titles such as X-men VS Street Fighter, Waku Waku 7, and Metal Slug. It is now 2019 and Saturn games are no longer cheap. To get the most out of my money and Saturn I purchased an all in one Pseudo Saturn cart from eBay seller choijustin. What does this cart do, and why should you buy one over an Action Replay?


Continue reading The Pseudo Saturn All-In-One Cart: Now there are no limits on what your Saturn can do



Posted on Feb 4th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under NES, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System, Action Set, NES Challenge


It's been a lot of fun following the thread of our site's NES Challenge, as members rediscover old classics or finally dive into games they were always curious about but never got around to playing. I've dipped into a handful of games myself, may of which I haven't played in decades. There's also been a fair amount of discovering how much better I was at games back then, when I had nothing but time on my hands and my reflexes and pattern recognition were better.

It's also given me reason to tell a story that I've been meaning to for some time now; how I got my first NES. I've mentioned bits and pieces of context around the edges here, but figured the story itself was worth a full article. So how did 8-year-old me get a Nintendo?



Continue reading How I Got My NES



Posted on Feb 2nd 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under NES Challenge, NES, Nintendo, Community, Mario, Zelda, Contra, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Capcom, Konami, Taito, Challenge

This could be YOU if you join our happy rfgen NES Family


The RF Generation community of collectors and players has committed themselves to demolishing the entire licensed NES library in the year 2019. Is that even possible you say, with your help it totally is!! Check out the RFGen 2019 NES Challenge thread to see how to join in at anytime throughout the year. There is plenty of opportunity to participate regardless of your skill level, favorite style of game or the amount of time you have to invest. Come over and play with us here:

http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18893.0



Continue reading RF Generation's NES Challenge 2019



Posted on Jan 31st 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, fund drive, 2019, donations


Tomorrow, we officially kick off our annual RF Generation Community Donation Drive (though all donations today also count toward our total raised!).  Our goal again this year is to raise at least $1500 by February 28, 2019. This money will be used to pay server costs and any additional funds will be put toward future hosting expenses and/or site improvements. We hope that you will consider contributing to keep RF Generation a free, fun, and useful site for yourself, other members, and those who haven't been fortunate enough to find us yet. We only ask that you donate what you can and even a small amount, like a few bucks, goes a long way and is very appreciated.

Donations are accepted via PayPal and you can donate through the following link:  http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypalPLEASE be sure to PM me (singlebanana) your RF Generation handle and the email address you used to donate (or include your screen name with your donation via PayPal) so that we can thank you on the front page and determine your number of raffle tickets; only your handle will be used and all donation amounts are private. 

Raffle tickets you ask? For those of you who donate at least $10, you will be entered into a raffle for some fantastic prize lots.  We currently have several items donated by some of our generous members, which can be found HERE.  We are still accepting donations for prize lots, so if you have any items to donate, please reach out to singlebanana via PM.  Rules for this raffle are listed below. 

Thank you for your donations to the site and we hope that RF Generation will remain your #1 choice for tracking your collection for years to come!


Continue reading 2019 RF Generation Fund Drive Starts Tomorrow!



Posted on Jan 29th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under face punch, pc, rpg, open world, 3d


Gothic is an action role playing game developed by Piranha Bytes, a German company. The game released in 2001 to most of the Western world, with a variety of different publishers getting the game on shelves in different regions. Egmont Interactive published the game for the German market, THQ was the publisher for the larger European market, while Xicat Interactive was the North American publisher.

The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a rise of 3D open world RPGs, these varied in quality as there were no standards for design at this point, making each game quite unique. What makes Gothic stand out the most is its setting and world design. The prison colony guarded by a magic barrier was a world design decision meant to make the game world's dimensions feel a bit more realistic. Instead of being an entire world like Ultima IX, or a large, expansive landmass like Morrowind, Gothic's developers realized that the actual size of a handbuilt map would be much smaller than an entire world would feel. In this way the magic barrier serves two purposes, make the world feel much larger than it is presented in game, and also give the player a narrative incentive to beat the game.


Continue reading Gothic



Posted on Jan 27th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under 80s live action superhero shows, 80s, superhero tv shows,


In episode #7, Duke and 9T-AT attempt to repair another time fragment as they discuss live action super hero shows of the past. Enjoy the Season 1 finale!





Posted on Jan 25th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Onimusha, Capcom, PS2, PS4, Switch, Xbox, Remaster, HD


The Onimusha series has strangely slipped under my radar throughout the years. I played the first three back when they were originally released on the PlayStation 2, but I don't recall having any particular fondness for them and have mostly forgotten about them over the years. Last Spring, while looking for a shorter game to play, I pulled the original title in the series off my shelf and decided to revisit it. I was absolutely blown away by how much I enjoyed it. Now, with the recent remaster of Onimusha: Warlords, the time is right to give my thoughts on this classic.


Continue reading Onimusha: Warlords



Posted on Jan 23rd 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under NES


Join me for the disaster that is Neo's "A Brief Look At" series!

This month, we check out Family Feud for the NES, one of the few game show games that is as much fun to play now as when it was released!

Check out more of Neo, and the rest of the RFGeneration stream team at http://Twitch.tv/RFGeneration


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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