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Posted on Mar 24th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under Arcade, Retro


Hey everyone! It seems that I'm getting out a bit more often as of late, and what better way to spend time out than playing video games! It just so happens that this past Saturday, Yestercades of Red Bank, NJ was there to feed that craving with a delicious smattering of all things retro to right now.

Yestercades is a pay by the hour/day style arcade featuring a large array of classic arcade cabinets, a decent chunk of modern pinball machines, and a set of gaming stations for console gaming. As of the time of this writing, $25 nets you a full day pass, which allows for full play on any of the aforementioned machines, as well as come-as-you-please access to the arcade (which is super useful to go snag pizza from the amazing place across the street).


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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 Jul 18th 2016 at 06:23:10 AM by (slackur)
Posted under The New Game Market, Collecting, Modern, Retro, Retail


If you're as old as I am, go take a nap.  Are you back yet?  Sorry, I didn't want you falling asleep while reading, as folks our age tend to do.  I may have yet to hit the big four-oh, but it feels like the world is a different place than in my youth, and it sure is spinning faster these days.  Yeah, when you've been into video games this long, you see quite a few things change over time.

For example, it doesn't seem like too long ago that once a game was released, it was as simple as walking into any major retailer to nab a copy.  Sure there have always been obscure titles with small print runs, but preordering felt like an extravagance, online retailers felt like they had unlimited inventory, and unless you were importing or looking for a game more than a few years old, most relatively modern games seemed pretty easy to get.  Although I do remember the challenge of trying to ask for Katamari Damacy at a GameStop during the week of release (or just explaining what the game was.)


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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 Feb 5th 2016 at 12:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, retro, Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), Steven (Disposed Hero), and special guest, Doug (nupoile), as we discuss the ever so popular, and participation-breaking, January playthroughs, Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) and Super Mario World (SNES). You might be surprised at some of our takes on these classics, so you really don't want to miss this episode. Again, 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 22 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16261.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://rfgenplaycast.podbean.com/
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Posted on Jan 6th 2016 at 12:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playcast, playthrough, modern, retro, run n gun, Contra, Rolling Thunder, Metal Slug, Best of 2015


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), and Steven (Disposed Hero) as we discuss December's run n' gun competition games (Contra, Rolling Thunder 2, and Metal Slug 3). Also, be sure to stick around as we also discuss our favorite/least favorite playthrough games of 2015 and even mention a few that surprised us. You really don't want to miss this episode, since it's our favorite to record during the year and a few of us have broken into the "spirits" to celebrate another successful season! Again, we hope you enjoy our show, and please join our discussion on our discussion thread linked below.  Also, be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks again for the listen all!

Episode 21 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16183.0

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Posted on Dec 25th 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Happy Holidays, Episode 0, Zero, Modern, Retro, Parasite Eve, Kingdom Hearts


As some of you may be aware, the first episode that we recorded for our podcast wasn't "Episode #1 - Phantasy Star & The Last of Us," but was instead, a pilot episode for February 2014's playthroughs of Parasite Eve and Kingdom Hearts. After coming up with the idea to do a podcast, we approached the "powers that be" about the idea and were asked to give them a sample of our proposed show. Since then, only the site administrators, a few friends who we got feedback from, and those of you who donated over $20 during the last fundraiser, have gotten to listen to the show.  As a gift to all of our members here and listeners out there, we have decided to release this "Episode Zero" in full, with a new intro recorded by our very own GrayGhost81. I think you'll find it fun to go back and listen to how raw and inexperienced we were, and how much we have improved the show since our beginnings. I think you'll also enjoy the games discussion and maybe even decide to add one or both of them to your collection. Myself, Grayghost81, Fleach, and Disposed Hero would like to wish all of our members here at RF Generation a safe and happy holiday season! Thanks for listening and we hope you'll stick around for what promises to be an exciting 2016 of gaming.

Episode Zero discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16154.0

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Posted on Dec 5th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playcast, playthrough, modern, retro, Secret of Evermore, Gravity Rush, podcast


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), and Steven (Disposed Hero) as we discuss November's retro and modern playthroughs.  On the retro side, Rich, Floyd, and Steven discuss the first Square title actually developed in the U.S. (though it never made it to Japan) Secret of Evermore for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In the modern segment, Shawn and Steven discuss one of the most acclaimed games for the Playstation Vita, the action-packed Gravity Rush. We hope you enjoy our show, and please join our discussion on our discussion thread linked below.  Also, be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. 

Episode 20 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16118.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://rfgenplaycast.podbean.com/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/...ion-playcast/id1038953364
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On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/p...ation-playcast?refid=stpr
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Posted on Nov 9th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, modern, retro, Castlevania, Bloodlines, Resident Evil, podcast


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and Steven (Disposed Hero) as we discuss October's retro and modern playthroughs.  On the retro side, Rich and Steven discuss Sega's only U.S. Castlevania release, Castlevania: Bloodlines for the Sega Genesis. During the modern segment, Shawn and Steven discuss the first installment of the most popular survival horror series of all time, Resident Evil. We hope you enjoy our spooky show and please leave us some feedback on our discussion thread. 

Episode 19 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=16029.0

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Posted on Oct 16th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, retro, modern, November, 2015, Gravity Rush, Secret of Evermore, December


November is the month to give thanks (unless you're one of those weirdos in Canadia Cheesy ), and what better way to show your thanks to RF Generation then to join our monthly playthroughs. We've got some exciting games lined up for you next month, so don't be a turkey and dine with us on a healthy portion of video game goodness. On the retro side, join singlebanana and Disposed Hero in the pet-friendly, SNES RPG, Secret of Evermore. On the modern side, Grayghost81 and Fleach host our playthrough of the action-packed title, Gravity Rush released on the Playstation Vita in 2012.

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Before we get into a brief description of our November playthrough games, we would like to take a moment to announce the games we have selected for our December 2015 Run 'n Gun Competition. These games include:

Contra (NES)
Rolling Thunder 2 (Genesis)
Metal Slug 3 (Neo Geo/XBox/various MS anthologies)

Please be sure to check our sign-up and rules thread, which will be linked on the front page game announcement in mid-November. This year's event will include a trophy hand-crafted by RF Gen's own singlebanana. If you saw the shump wrestling belt from last year, you don't want to miss out on this sweet prize!  We're looking forward to another fun event and hope you'll join in.

Now back to your regularly schedule program already in progress.... 
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Posted on Oct 9th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, modern, retro, Metal Gear Solid, Indigo Prophecy, podcast


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Floyd (Fleach), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and Steven (Disposed Hero) as we discuss September's retro and modern playthroughs.  On the retro side, Shawn and Floyd discuss the tactical maneuvers, stealth, and cunning they used to take down Liquid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid segment of our show. Later, Rich and Steven discuss September's modern game, the strange, QTE-driven, 3rd person "interactive film," Indigo Prophecy. We hope you enjoy the show and please leave us some feedback on our discussion thread. 

Episode 18 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=15970.0

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Posted on Sep 16th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, announcement, games, October, retro, modern, Playcast, Bloodlines, Resident Evil


What October would be complete without horror themed playthroughs on the retro and modern side?  Over the years, we've played some fun and exciting titles including Alan Wake and Fragile Dreams on the modern side and two installments of the Castlevania series on the retro side, Simon's Quest and Symphony of the Night. Next month on the modern playthrough, we delve into another popular franchise with Resident Evil, which for content purposes, the GC/Wii versions will be played by the hosts.  Those wishing to play the original on the PSX are still encouraged to play along, but please note that you may miss out on parts of the discussion and may not be able to abide by the same checkpoints.  On the retro side, we return to the Castlevania series once again with our playthrough of Castlvania: Bloodlines. This game is an oddity in that it was the only Castlevania game produced solely for a Sega console.  Does it hold up to the rest of the series? Let's find out together!


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Posted on Sep 8th 2015 at 07:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, modern, retro, Little Nemo, Spec Ops, podcast, August


Join RFGeneration Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Floyd (Fleach), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and Steven (Disposed Hero) as we discuss August's retro and modern playthroughs.  On the retro side, Rich and Floyd discuss their treacherous jaunt through Slumberland and Nightmare Land during the Little Nemo: The Dream Master segment. They are joined by RF Generation's own crafty gamer and host of the Retro Games Plus Podcast, Mr. Russ Lyman (russlyman). For the modern segment, Shawn and Steven discuss the action-packed and heavily decision-driven 3rd person shooter, Spec Ops: The Line. We hope you enjoy the show and please leave us some feedback on our discussion thread. 

Episode 17 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=15928.0

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Posted on Sep 4th 2015 at 06:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under review, Sega, Genesis, retro, Crack Down


I know that some of you are probably disappointed that this isn't a glowing review of Crackdown on the XBox 360. I'm sure that's a great game, but having never played it, I'd like to talk about another game of the same name released on the Sega Mega Drive & Genesis by Sage's Creation in 1990 & 1991 respectively.  Crack Down is a port of the original 1989 arcade title of the same name that was developed by Sega for their Sega System 24 arcade board. The game was also ported to the Commodore Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum, the Wii Virtual Console (PAL & Japan only), and most recently (2010), the Genesis/Mega Drive version was made available on Steam.


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Posted on Aug 19th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playthrough, retro, modern, 2015, September, October, November, December, playthroughs

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

**Before, we get too far into our game announcement, the RF Generation Playcast has some other exciting news for our loyal listeners. Around the middle of September, we will be moving our hosting services from Podomatic to PodBean. With Podomatic's service, we have always been confined to a specific storage and bandwidth limitation. Once we neared our storage capacity, we had to start deleting old episodes every month, which also removed them from iTunes and Stitcher. For a lower cost, PodBean allows us to house all of our episodes and maintain full download capabilities from their site, as well as our RSS feed affiliates (iTunes & Stitcher). Once we compared our options, the move was kind of no-brainer.  We have already uploaded all of our episodes to PodBean and created a working homepage at http://rfgenplaycast.podbean.com/, so please go ahead and check it out!

If you subscribe to use on Podomatic, iTunes, or Stitcher, please note that our next episode (which will be released at the beginning of September) will be our last episode released on Podomatic. You will need to resubscribe once we change our RSS feed. This will occur toward the middle of September and we will be sure to notify you on the RF Generation forums and homepage. Thanks for listening, and we hope that this move will only enhance your listening experience.**


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With the month of August nearly half over, we continue to struggle through the rugged platforming of Little Nemo: The Dream Master and a few of us are wading through the tumultuous sands of Dubai in Spec Ops: The Line. Get ready to plow through some other great titles this September, and join GrayGhost81 as he moves to the retro side with playthrough veteran, Fleach, to host the Konami PSX classic, Metal Gear Solid (PSX/PSN/PS2/PS3/360/PC). Likewise, retro host singlebanana takes a walk on the wild side with games buster, Disposed Hero, and hosts next month's modern playthrough, Indigo Prophecy (PS2/XBox/Steam).


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