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Posted on Sep 13th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Jaws, Legend of Zelda, playthrough, August, NES, retro, Nintendo, Duke.Togo


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), and special guest, Duke.Togo from the Collectorcast, as we discuss our August NES playthroughs, Jaws and The Legend of Zelda.  In this episode, we discuss whether each of these classic games hold up in the modern generation.  What's different about playing these games now and playing them when they came out?  Were these games good picks for a monthly playthrough, or were they a bit too polarizing for our audience?  You won't want to miss this fun and entertaining episode of the RFG Playcast! 

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games 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 29 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17438.0

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Posted on Sep 9th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, RWX, embedding


Welcome members to another edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we announce October's creepy playthrough, make the final turn toward the upcoming Retro World Expo, and finally, thank all of those members who sent in submissions to our site during the month of August.   

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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Posted on Aug 14th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, RWX, staff promotions, Destiny


Welcome to another edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we reveal September's playthrough game, announce two recent site fixes, talk about what's new with Retro World Expo, extend you an invite to a new, modern gaming group started by one of our prominent members, and as always, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site during the month of July.  But, before we get into these updates, I'd like to announce a few site promotions. 

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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Posted on Aug 8th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Uncharted, playthrough, July, PS3, modern, PS4, Naughty Dog


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach) and Steven (Disposed Hero), as we discuss our July playthrough, Uncharted, a third-person shooter originally released on the PS3.  In this episode, we discuss this early duck and cover, action experience that is mixed with climbing and puzzle elements.  With the most recent release of Uncharted 4, we compare the original to it's sequels and offer a verdict on whether Drake's Fortune offers enough quality gameplay for new players or those considering a revisit. Also, be sure to stick around for an important announcement at the end of the podcast. As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games 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 28 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17295.0

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Posted on Jul 11th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, SNES, Illusion of Gaia, podcast, June, 2016


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach) and Steven (Disposed Hero), as we discuss our June playthrough, Illusion of Gaia, an action RPG originally released for the Super Nintendo.  In this episode, we discuss the distinct battle and puzzle mechanics, the leveling system, some frustrating boss battles, the quirky story, the music, and many other features that make this title stand out. If you played Illusion of Gaia with us last month, or if you are interested in picking up this game, you'll want to give us a listen. As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games 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 27 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17160.0

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Posted on Jul 9th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough


Welcome to another edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we announce August's playthrough games (yes, games!), talk about what's new with Retro World Expo, and of course, we thank those who sent in submissions to our site during the month of June.  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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Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: July 2016 Edition



Posted on Jun 11th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, PYWS contest, RWX, Playthrough


Members and guests, welcome to our site's new, monthly front page feature that houses all of the relevant events and announcements on RF Generation.  For some time now, the front page has included posts such as the monthly Thank Yous, the playthrough announcements, updates on video game-related conventions, contest and fundraiser announcements, and other relevant site event information. In order to bring you more game reviews and gaming articles, we've decided to combine these informational posts into a single post so that our readers can find it all in one place.  So here it is, our inaugural news post. Enjoy, and be sure to come back for more updates each month!

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Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: June 2016 Edition



Posted on Jun 9th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, PS2, Bully, XBox, Scholarship Edition


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and Steven (Disposed Hero), as we discuss our May playthrough of Bully, a Rockstar title original released on the PS2.  In this episode, we discuss some of our favorite features and mechanics in the game, differences we noted between the PS2 and 360 versions, the story, music, and give our takes on how this title compares to Rockstar's other releases. If you played Bully with us last month, or if you are interested in possibly adding this title to your collection, this podcast is a must listen. And who knows, if you happened to post on our discussion thread last month, it's possible that some of your thoughts on the game were mentioned!  As always, we are happy to hear any additional points of emphasis on this game, and any critiques on or accolades for the podcast 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 26 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17001.0

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Posted on May 12th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, retro, Ys, April, Addicted


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Floyd (Fleach), Steven (Disposed Hero), and special guest, long-time member and RF Gen contributor, Addicted, as we discuss our April playthrough of Ys Books I & II.  In this episode, we discuss the various versions of the games we played, the story, music, and the peculiar gameplay "bump" mechanic that makes Ys stand out among its contemporary RPGs. If you played Ys Books I & II with us last month, or are thinking of getting started on this classic series, this podcast will be a welcomed listen. As always, we are always happy to hear your thoughts on these games and our podcast on our discussion page (linked below) and are always happy to respond to and discuss the game more. So, how do these games match up to their contemporaries?  Are the Ys games RPGs or do they take more from the classic action/adventure games of their time?  And, what memory did one host "make" while finishing Book I? You can get the answers to these questions and more by listening to this month's podcast this month! 

We hope you enjoy our show, and please join our discussion on the thread linked below.  Also, be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 25 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16796.0

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Posted on May 6th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, June, 2016, Illusion of Gaia, playcast


For our June Community Playthrough, we will be playing the often overlooked hidden gem for the Super NES, Illusion of Gaia!  This title (known in PAL regions as Illusion of Time) is an action RPG whose gameplay can most likely be compared to such other SNES classics as Secret of Mana and Secret of Evermore, and has also drawn comparisons to the classic Legend of Zelda games.  However, this game features a unique leveling system that eschews experience points in favor of a permanent stat bonus every time you clear an area of enemies.

In Illusion of Gaia, you play as Will, a young boy from a small seaside town.  He accompanies his father on an expedition to uncover the secrets of the Tower of Babel, but the explorers instead met with a mysterious disaster.  Will, the only known survivor of this expedition, manages to make it back to his hometown, although he does not remember how.  Now, a year later, a mysterious being known as Gaia tells him that he must leave his home to save the world from a coming evil.  Perhaps you may also finally discover the truth behind the ill-fated expedition along the way?

Illusion of Gaia will take you on an epic journey across many real-world, historical locations, including ancient Incan ruins and the Great Wall of China.  Armed with only a flute, you will have to defeat many enemies and epic bosses, solve puzzles, and harness the powers that Will gains along the way.   Will you be able to save the world from its impending doom? Join us this June for what will be a playthrough of epic proportions and give it a shot! 
 
Please join us for our playthrough of Illusion of Gaia in June by signing up for our discussion thread here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16769.0
 




Posted on Apr 14th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, modern, Life is Strange, JRock, JRock the Gamerocker


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), Steven (Disposed Hero), and special guest, the bright-eyed and fun-loving, YouTube sensation, JRock the GameRocker, as we discuss our March playthrough of Life is Strange.  In this episode, we discuss the story, gameplay mechanics, and soundtrack, and do a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the game and talk about the decisions we made and how they ultimately impacted our experiences. If you played Life is Strange with us last month, or have played it before, I think this podcast should be a must listen. As always, we are always happy to hear your thoughts on the game and our podcast on our discussion page (linked below) and are always happy to respond and discuss the game more. So, how did all five of us like the game?  Which Blackwell Academy ladies were some of us crushing on?  And, which one of us clearly despises Yoko Ono? You can get the answers to these questions and many more by tuning into our podcast this month! 

We hope you enjoy our show, and please join our discussion on the thread linked below.  Also, be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 24 discussion thread:  http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16670.0

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Posted on Apr 10th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, May, 2016, Bully, playcast


We have seen a nice increase in the number of participants in our monthly playthroughs and the forums have been buzzing with activity lately.  We hope that all of you who participated in March enjoyed Life is Strange and those of you who are joining us now are having a good time with the classic RPGs Ys: Books I & II.  The past year has been a lot of fun for the hosts and we would all like to thank you for your continued support and dedication to the playthroughs.

Next month, we are tackling a title that falls on both sides of the spectrum as it is a multiple award winner and best-seller, but also a game that was controversial for its time.  The publisher Rockstar Games (creators of the Grand Theft Auto series, is no stranger to controversy.  However, with Bully, Rockstar took the fight off of the streets and into the classroom.


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Posted on Mar 12th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, April, 2016, Ys, Ys Books


As playthrough hosts, we like to mix it up every once in a while. Some months we choose a hot title like Life is Strange, others we choose a "hidden gem" that we think others might enjoy (like Folklore), and most months, we to listen to the voice of the people by taking your suggestions into consideration.  This month we do the latter.  After carefully digging through the suggestion thread, we thought it was about time to go back to our roots and tackle a true, ole skool, classic RPG.  This month, we have selected Ys: Books I & II as our playthrough.  Unlike, typical, turn-based RPG's of the time, Ys employs a "bump" system in which the hero attacks enemies by running into them. The stats of your character and those of your enemy determine the damage dealt by each. However, bumping into enemies off-center deals more damage to the enemy than you take, whereas hitting an enemy head-on inflicts more damage to you.

Y's: Books I & II were originally released as two games: Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (1987) & Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter.  Over the years, both games have been re-released on various systems and even combined into a single cart/disc for a few consoles.  The story follows Adol Christin, a young swordsman, who is called out by a fortuneteller and told that a great evil is spreading across the land.  Legend states that the six Books of Ys hold the secret to defeating this evil and it is up to our hero to seek them out.  This is where our young adventurer's (and your) quest begins!

Please join us for our playthrough of Y's: Books I & II in April by signing up for our discussion thread here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16469.0



Posted on Mar 10th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, modern, PS3, Folklore, Cannot Be Tamed


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), Steven (Disposed Hero), and special guest, Pam (a new RF Generation member and host of the YouTube channel Cannot Be Tamed) as we discuss Folklore, a title solely released on the PS3. Folklore was an early title on the PS3 and a game that many consider a "hidden gem" for the console.  So, how did the game stack up with our hosts and guest this month, and would we recommend that you add it to your collection?  Listen to our podcast and find out. 

We hope you enjoy our show, and please join our discussion on the thread linked below.  Also, be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 23 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16467.0

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Posted on Feb 10th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, March, 2016, Life is Strange, PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox One, Steam, PC


Next month, we hope that some of you will join us in playing in the first episodic, adventure game of the RF Generation Community Playthrough. In March, we will tackle Life is Strange, a game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix. Life is Strange features five episodes that chronicle the turbulent teenage years of Max Caulfield who has the mysterious ability to rewind time after witnessing an unexpected tornado. Guide Max through this modern, coming of age story and help her learn how to use her time-shifting powers to prevent this natural disaster from demolishing her town.

Life is Strange has been praised for its fantastic character development and effort to tackle certain subjects considered taboo for video games. It has won several awards including Develop Industry Excellence Awards (New Games IP - PC/console & Use of Narrative), Golden Joystick Award (Performance of the Year [Ashly Burch]), Global Game Awards (Best Adventure & Best Original Game), The Game Awards (Games for Change), Playstation Official Magazine (Best Episodic Adventure & Best Moment), New Statesman's (Best Game of 2015), and received countless other nominations and runner-ups awards. Life is Strange is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam/PC, and PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (both via download). We hope that this pick interests you and that you'll take the time to join us in March!

Join the Life is Strange discussion thread here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16286.0


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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