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Posted on Mar 15th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under review, video, Genesis

It's been a while since I played any Genesis, but I recently got a Mega SD flash cart, which has opened the library up to me considerably. The past weekend I sat down with the intention of trying out a bunch of games for a few minutes each. When I started up Shinobi 3 though, I found myself unable to put it down and played through the whole thing. Here's what I thought of it.

Posted on Mar 13th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under Game Cube, nintendo, mario, zelda, darkness, metroid, cube

The GameCube was Nintendo's first foray into a completely disc based technology, using mini discs. The system itself derives its name from its box like shape.

One area it stood out from its 6th generation counterparts was in its compatibility. Gameboy Advance's could be used on the system for enhanced features in some games, and the Gameboy player periphial allowed fans to play any type of Gameboy title on the console.

But with any console, it comes down to the games, and for this list six RFGen members voted on their favorites-

Disposed Hero

Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games Nintendo GameCube Edition

Posted on Mar 11th 2021 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collectorcast, Light Gun

Chris hosts us this episode as we discuss our favorite light gun games both at home and at the arcade.

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Posted on Mar 9th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under VGM, cover, metal, sega, phantasy star

I first played Phantasy Star IV last year and was very pleasantly surprised by the soundtrack. The final boss theme 'Ooze' was a track I wanted to cover, so I started arranging it last December only to discover that I would need a 7-string guitar to make the arrangement work. I had to put this one on hold for a while, but the cover itself came together pretty quickly once I got my hands on the new guitar. I hope you guys enjoy it!

Posted on Mar 7th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Review, Scanner Bin, Smartphone, photos, scans, RF Generation, Submissions

Before I start this review, proper, I need to give credit where credit is due, to Shadow Kisuragi, a fellow RF Generation member. He's the one who brought this item to my attention, via the RF Generation Discord (shameless plug). The image you see at the top of this article is a scanner bin, that allows you to use your smartphone as a scanner. I had been looking for a solution to take good pictures of items in my game collection, as a way to start submitting items to the RF Generation database. I had been hesitant to do so before, because I haven't had a flatbed scanner for years, and I've never had a good lighting setup for taking pictures, not to mention a way to stabilize my phone to take good pictures. This scanner bin has finally put me in a position to do just that!

Continue reading Smartphone Scanner Bin Review

Posted on Mar 5th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under sega, DIY

The Punisher game on Sega is a fantastic game. I was excited to make a custom Sega controller with a Punisher theme to it. He is certainly a gritty, rough guy, so the controller had to reflect that. I used a drill, two part Apoxy sculpt and some acrylic paints to make this one of kind Sega controller come together

Posted on Mar 3rd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Battle Garegga, Shoot the Corecast, podcast, Shmup Club, Raizing, shmup, shooter, shooting game, STG, shoot em up

In Episode 031, Addicted and MetalFRO take a look at a classic from Raizing that is often considered among the best shooting games ever made. To attempt to help us dissect this game properly, we enlisted the help of Plasmo and Mark_MSX, both fans of the game, and knowledgeable of STGs in general!

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Check out the original discussion thread for the game here:

Thanks for listening!

Posted on Mar 1st 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, fund drive, 2021, donations

I am extremely pleased to report that we surpassed our fund drive goal of $1500.00, by raising $1935.00 during the month of February! We appreciate all of our members who helped us out last month.  I will be conducting the prize drawing very soon, so be sure to keep an eye on the forums for the video.

Members who donated since the last update include:

Voodoo Monkey
Cowtipp Neo
Disposed Hero
Verniet NH

Thanks again to all who donated during this fund drive! Your support is very appreciated.

Posted on Feb 27th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playcast, Among Us, Best of 2020, playthrough, December, 2020, Concertcast

It's been one hell of a year and in this month's episode of the Playcast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) spotlight a little positivity as they discuss December's community playthrough, Among Us.  The guys are joined by playthrough superstar and overachiever, Mr_Stubbes, as they breakdown their Top 5 Playthroughs of 2020.  You'll also want to stick around as the guys offer up some additional gaming  superlatives and in this month's Concertcast, they discuss their five favorite cover songs they believe to be better than the originals.  Which 2020 playthroughs made our lists and which ones were left out? Tune in and find out!

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

Episode 81 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19505.0

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Continue reading Episode 81 RF Generation Playcast

Posted on Feb 25th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2021, site, RF Generation

As you many of you know, our site is currently conducting its annual fund drive to help with the server costs for 2021. So far, we have had a good turnout and I am happy to report that with our donors' generous pledges, we are at 74% of our $1,500.00 goal! This is the last week for donations, and we are SO close to reaching our goal!  (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:


Thank you all for your support! 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: $1,110.00

Posted on Feb 23rd 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under wave riding, sports, ps1, playstation

The original Playstation is one of the most important video game consoles in the history of electronics. Many changes to the way video game development was conducted took place during these years. While big budget 3D blockbusters were marketed to the sky and back, some other companies realized they could target lower price points. Before the Playstation, most lower priced games were re-releases of older, successful games, but the cheaper manufacturing and shipping costs of CDs and jewel cases persuaded some companies to just develop and release lower priced games, which would come to be known as a budget title. The PC gaming market had been doing this since its inception, but consoles could finally get in on the small priced release train. Lower the scope of the game, don't add too many features, and focus like a laser on what will be in the game, and these developers and publishers could release a rather competent game for $20. BursTrick Wake Boarding!! is one such game.

Continue reading BursTrick Wake Boarding!!

Posted on Feb 21st 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Sega

Rise From Your Grave in this month's "A Brief Look At"

This month, we check out Altered Beast for Arcade as a companion to Neo's Twitch challenge of playing every Genesis game!

Posted on Feb 19th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under VGM, Scott Pilgrim, cover, rock, metal, music

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game originally came out way back in 2010 but has been unavailable to purchase for several years. It's a shame since it's a fun multiplayer beat 'em up that takes heavy inspiration from the likes of River City Ransom. It also has an excellent soundtrack that was composed by Anamanaguchi. Fortunately, the game was recently re-released for modern consoles so more people can experience it. With the recent re-release, the time seemed right to try my hand at covering my favorite track from the game. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

Posted on Feb 17th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under gaming, review

Have you ever been playing a game and gotten to the point where you know you can approach the final boss and finish the game any time you want to, but are having so much fun that you don't want the game to end? That's where I was with Cat Quest, a light, relaxing RPG developed by Gentlebros and released in 2017. This is a game I picked up on the Playstation 4 based only on the title and cover art. It took me a while to get around to playing it, but the comfort food RPG gameplay and addictive feedback loop were just what the doctor ordered for a relaxing winter playthrough.
I don't think I can give a better elevator pitch for this game than the developers themselves did. From the game's official website: "This is a game heavily inspired by Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy and Skyrim. It aims to provide a streamlined and concise open world experience. Think of it as the overworld of Final Fantasy, the combat and exploration of Zelda, and the open world of Skyrim all in one package!" In the game, you play as a cat trying to rescue his kidnapped sister. All the NPCs are cats and the game is littered with cat puns (see what I did there?).

Continue reading Cat Quest

Posted on Feb 15th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under TV Museum, History

Collectors of retro video games, as collectors of all media, stand against the ravages of time's arrow.  Said arrow only goes in one direction and as it inexorably pushes all forward it simultaneously leaves all behind.  As the the grand philosophers in Spaceballs once posited:

Col. Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now is happening now.
Lord Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Col. Sandurz: We passed it.
Lord Dark Helmet: When?
Col. Sandurz: Just now. We're in now now.
Lord Dark Helmet: Go back to then!
Col. Sandurz: When?
Lord Dark Helmet: Now!
Col. Sandurz: Now?
Lord Dark Helmet: Now!
Col. Sandurz: I can't!
Lord Dark Helmet: Why?
Col. Sandurz: We missed it!
Lord Dark Helmet: When?
Col. Sandurz: Just now!
Lord Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Col. Sandurz: Soon.

Continue reading The Early Television Foundation and Museum

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