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Posted on Jun 15th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under Playstation 2, zone of the enders


I'm starting a sort of sub series to complement Review The PS2. In this sub series I'll be looking at PS2 games that are perfect sequels, games that outdo their previous installments in every possible way. Originally I was going to do Jak 3, but I ended up writing this one first. A second sub series was also going to accompany that video, and they're still in the works, so stay tuned for that.


Continue reading Perfect Sequels: Zone of the Enders l Review The PS2



Posted on Jun 13th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, analysis



With the recent release of God of War, I got to thinking about how many recent mainstream games have had you playing a father figure... and how few games let you play a as a mother. I go over a few examples of playable mothers, then expand the scope out to non-playable mother characters and the categories they tend to fall into in games.

Warning: If you're fussy about character spoilers, I talk about the fates of mothers in about 40 different games in this video. I don't think I've given away anything too shocking or unexpected though.



Posted on Jun 11th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Doom, PS4, Shmup Club, submissions


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you June 2018's edition of RF Generation's Site News! In this issue, we unveil our July 2018 community playthrough title, announce the second game for our new site shoot 'em up club, reveal an addition to our collection database, 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: June 2018 Edition



Posted on Jun 9th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Pit Fighter, Game Boy Guru, Game Boy, Atari Games, Tengen, fighting game, game review


Atari was clearly trying to cash in on the fighting games craze of the early 90's, and Pit-Fighter was a bit late to the party, when it came to the Game Boy. That may have hurt sales, somewhat. What hurt sales even more was that this was not a good conversion. What was a reasonably fun, middling arena brawler in the arcade, had been reduced to a one-dimensional, low tech, mess of a fighting game that had very little going for it. And unfortunately, many kids and parents were probably duped to buy a copy of the game. Sadly, they weren't treated with a fantastic handheld gaming experience. Why do I say this? Watch the video, and learn for yourself all the shortcomings and "pitfalls" of this particular arcade port gone wrong. Enjoy!



Posted on Jun 7th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Dreamcast, HDMI, VGA, Hidden Gems


These days one can find all sorts of new tech for old consoles. With devices ranging from Framemeisters to Optical Drive Emulators, these products help us keep our old consoles working and expand their feature-base beyond anything we could have imagined. When California based Pound Technologies released their Original Xbox to HDMI cables, they were met with high praise for their signal quality and low price. Their recently released Dreamcast to HDMI cable promotes features such a generous 6.6-foot cable length and the best video output the Dreamcast can provide, but can it deliver?


Continue reading It's still thinking: Pound Technologies HD Link Cable for the Dreamcast



Posted on Jun 5th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under Transformers, 80s, 1980s, retro video games, retro toys


In this third installment of Stuck in the 80's, Duke must dig through the recesses of his mind to uncover his memories of Transformers. Can he repair another time fragment?  Watch and find out!



Posted on Jun 3rd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Nostalgia


I've been thinking a lot about nostalgia lately. It kind of came to a head in the wake of watching the Ready Player One movie, but the kernels of my thoughts go back to the last handful of years. It's undeniable how fascinated people are with the concept. Every remake, re-release, prequel, sequel, and reference, we eat it up. Whether it's converting Tron to blu-ray with "never before seen" interviews, making a miniature NES that's effectively a Raspberry Pi with a few ROMs on it, or filling Ready Player One with every 80s pop culture reference Ernest Cline could think of, history has proven that people will buy into the phenomenon, but why is that? More importantly, what does nostalgia mean in a digital age where nearly every piece of media ever is available at our fingertips anytime we want it? Does the way we think of nostalgia need to change?



Continue reading What is Nostalgia in 2018?



Posted on Jun 1st 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Detroit Become Human, David Cage, Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, PS4, Playstation



If you've paid attention to my gaming tastes over the years, it would likely be easy to peg me as a guy who loves old school, action games. I'm super comfortable with platformers, fighters, shmups, run 'n guns, and I've also got a soft spot for JRPGs. I tend to talk about these types of games the most, but there are some extremely modern genres that I enjoy just as much as those I grew up with. In this case, it's a the decision based, cinematic, story driven game Detroit Become Human. I have yet to play Indigo Prophecy, but have drawn a great deal of enjoyment out of Quantic Dreams previous titles, Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls. Based on my past experience with these two titles, as well as the intriguing setting of a near-future, pre-sci-fi world in which Androids have become common place in the homes and work forces around the U.S., I had no hesitation picking this one up day one to dig into.


Continue reading Detroit Become Human: Review



Posted on May 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under game room, Crabmaster2000, setup, collection, photos


Welcome to the ninth edition of our game room series where we take a look at some of our site members gaming spaces!  This month we are featuring longtime member, Collectorcaster, and all around good guy, Crabmaster2000. 

Join us as we explore Crabmaster's gaming space, learn more about how and what he collects, and how he makes his space work for his gaming needs.

**If you are a member and have a game room or gaming area that you would like to share, please send a PM to singlebanana and I will add you to our list.**


Continue reading A Wild Game Room Owner Appears! starring Crabmaster2000 - Episode #9



Posted on May 28th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Action, Rockstar, Film


Some ten or more years ago, a friend of mine and I spied a game on my shelf called The Warriors and decided to give it a shot.  It was a game that we thoroughly enjoyed, with its fun combat, intriguing story, and interesting characters hooking us in until we finally rolled the credits.  We enjoyed it so much that we drove to the local Circuit City (man, this was a long time ago) and picked up a copy of the movie of the same name that the game is based on, and we thoroughly enjoyed that as well.  So fast forward to the present day, my friend and I once again scouring the shelves for a cooperative game to play, and we decided to revisit our old favorite, The Warriors, curious to see if it holds up after all this time.


Continue reading The Warriors



Posted on May 26th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under old hat, media, controversy


This snapshot was taken on 24/05/2018

For years I have found myself moving away from the mainstream gaming press, and even reaching the point of outright ignoring it. I could not mention the last time I went to any of the mainstream gaming press sites just to browse and see what news is coming out. The only time I end up there is seemingly by accident, browsing a forum, board, or group dedicated to an individual game or series that then links to a news release pertaining to the topic. Upon reflection of my own browsing habits and years of history I found that this relative ignorance of what the mainstream gaming press is actually saying pre-dates plenty of the recent major controversies. I was already years deep into this willful ignorance when Gamer Gate started to blow up. The exact reasons I started these habits are long forgotten, but with some time passing and new developments of the day, as well as the effect it had on everybody's browsing habits, then there might be more reasons than ever to justify the abandonment of the mainstream critic.


Continue reading The Gaming Press Is Obsolete



Posted on May 24th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Steam, PC, Sandbox


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

This month, we check out I Am Bread, a game where being toast is an aspiration! Sorry for the crazy crash at the end...more PC parts are ordered and bring installed as soon as they arrive.



Posted on May 22nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under review, wii, nintendo, light gun


As I mentioned in a previous entry, I'm a huge fan of light-gun games and specifically such games on the Nintendo Wii, which carried the torch of light-gun games into the world of modern televisions.

I recently played through the Wii version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and I was absolutely blown away by how much fun I had with it. My expectations were very low going into the game, but the fact that I continued to play the game after completing the campaign demonstrates to me that there is a solid title here, and one that is sadly underrated and largely forgotten by the Wii community.


Continue reading Tom Clancy on the Wii - Part 1 - Ghost Recon



Posted on May 20th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Budget, Street Fighter 2010, Joycard Sansui SSS, SF, earbuds, NES, Nintendo, endcap


During the last episode, I once again suffered a humiliating defeat at the endcap of my enemy, the Budget Game Wall.  You know that thing, right?  No?  Well, this endcap (who is a complete jerk, mind you) used to sit on the end of the video game isle at my local toy store, displaying the unloved and unlovable from the NES, both old and new, at an attractive $20 price point.  But I wasn’t there on that fated day for game shopping, no.  My task was much simpler: get a functioning NES controller, one I ideally wouldn't have to share with my siblings.  And since I still had another six months (at least) before my SNES came out of layaway, I needed something help me play Final Fantasy and the string of rentals and loans that would follow.  But I had no idea how much a controller would cost, having misplaced my most current Toys 'R Us circular, so I brought all $40 of my lawn-mowing money. My mom gave me a knowing look at this act, but said nothing to stop my action.  It was fine, though: This was a utility trip, not an excuse to look at games, okay mom?.  There was no reason I was going to need all that cash, right?


Continue reading Budget Wall Chronicles - Double Play



Posted on May 18th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Conkers, playthrough N64, April, 2018, Rare Replay, XBOX, XBox One


Our fourth game of 2018, was the true definition of a "cult classic." In this month's Playcast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) discuss that notoriously bawdy, foul-mouthed, platforming, red squirrel as they breakdown Conker's Bad Fur Day.  Known more in collector circles for its high price, adult content, potty humor, and movie references, the guys ultimately put its gameplay to the test.  Is this early 3-D platformer satisfying, or does it ignite controller chucking frustrations in the boys?  Which version of the game (N64, Xbox [Live & Reloaded], or Xbox One [Rare Replay Collection]) do the guys recommend most?  And does the price of this game justify picking up a copy or throwing your current copy up for sale while the market is high?  The answer to these questions and may more in this @#$%& episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Don't miss it! 

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