RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.

Posted on Dec 20th 2012 at 07:22:26 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Site News, Milestones, Database, Software, Games, DB, Screenshots

Quick! Look over on the right side of your screen, we have exactly 45,000 screenshots in the Database! For those of you reading this in the future when we have more than 45000 screenshots, sorry, but you missed one of the great milestones of your life, better luck next time.
Seriously though, 45,000 screenshots is a lot of screenshots, and they were all submitted by members just like you. So thanks to all of you who have submitted one or more of those 45000 screenshots, without you, we wouldn't be here.
And a special thanks to member Aeroc, for not only submitting lucky number 45,000 but for also submitting what seems like another 20,000 or so screenshots over the years. Really though, this guy has over 11,000 images credited to him in our DB.

So now that we have 45000 screenshots, its only 5000 until we get to the really incredible 50,000 mark, why not help us reach that a little sooner and start submitting some screenshots? We're not super picky, you can use an emulator (just don't ask us where to find one or the ROMs, we can't tell you that), or use a video capture device on the real hardware, you can even set up a camera and take a photo of your TV screen, as long as its a good quality, we'll be glad to add it to the DB.

I ran out of baked goods, so here's Bob Barker instead.                     

And don't forget about the quest to finish all these milestones by the end of the year. We're half way there, and we have 11 days to finish the other three.
  • 70,000 games
  • 45,000 screenshots
  • 90,000 scans - 1410 to go
  • 3000 Collectors on our site (the number of people who have something listed in their collection) - 108 to go
  • 5000 hardware entries - 44 to go
  • 5000 members (number of people actively registered on the site/forum)

Posted on Dec 15th 2012 at 11:37:33 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Site News, Milestones, Members, 5000

I told you it was coming, and yesterday at 1:42:44 PM EST, it happened.
RFGeneration welcomed its 5000th member, -Goemon43-. Congrats to -Goemon43- for being lucky number 5000, and thank you to the other 4999 people who have registered here at RFGeneration and are currently using the site or have used it in the past.
Now, I challenge all 5000 of you to tell just one friend about RFGeneration. If each of you got just one friend to start using the site, we would be at 10,000 members in no time! Just think of all the new information we could harvest collect from that many more people, not to mention all the new trading opportunities we'd all have.

And don't forget, we've got some other milestones coming up, lets see how many we can cross off before the end of the year!
  • 70,000 games
  • 45,000 screenshots - 151 to go
  • 90,000 scans - 1630 to go
  • 3000 Collectors on our site (the number of people who have something listed in their collection) - 141 to go
  • 5000 hardware entries - 54 to go
  • 5000 members (number of people actively registered on the site/forum)

Posted on Nov 24th 2012 at 04:00:53 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Site News, Milestones, Database, Software, Games, DB

For those of you who don't keep a constant eye on our DB's statistics, we now have over 70,000 games in our little database. I guess it ain't so little any more. Now, if you're like me, you probably want to know what the 70,000th game added to the DB was. Well, I can't tell you. Not because I don't want you to know, but because I wasn't paying close enough attention to the DB stats and let us go 150 games passed 70,000. I'll blame it on you guys though, you're the ones who added 150+ games in the last day, before the stats on the front page could update. So you all better know that I've got my eye on you and your sneaky submitting ways, we're only 78 hardware items away from 5,000 and I'm going to watch it like a hawk, so don't even try and sneak 79 passed me.

Anywho, congratulations to RFGeneration on having 70,000 games. And thank you to every one who has helped to add those 70,000 games.

We're also really close on a few other milestones, let's see how many we can reach by the end of the year!
  • 45,000 screenshots - 151 to go
  • 90,000 scans - 2308 to go
  • 3000 Collectors on our site (the number of people who have something listed in their collection) - 146 to go
  • 5000 members (number of people actively registered on the site/forum) - 49 to go

Posted on Jun 13th 2011 at 05:06:33 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Site News, Milestones, Database, Scans

You may have noticed that swell little section over on the right side of the front page, the one titled Site Statistics, well look at what it says for Total Scans. That's right, over 70,000! That's way more than nine thousand.

Of course, that wouldn't be possible without the thousands of members who have helped by submitting scans of their games. If you've added one of those scans, pat yourself on the back and then thank anyone else who has added a scan. And if you haven't added a scan yet, what are you waiting for? Its very easy to do and your name will be forever immortalized on that game's page here at RF Generation. Everyone who looks at that game page will be looking at your item. If you don't have a scanner, no problem, we also accept photos of items as long as they're high quality.

It looks like the 70,000th scan was for Crusader: No Remorse submitted by y2richie. Congrats y2richie for making history here at RF Generation!

Thanks again to everyone who has made a scan submission.

Posted on Aug 22nd 2009 at 08:32:27 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Site News, Milestones, Scans, Images

Those of you who are a little more observant, may have noticed that little box over there on the right side of the home page that keeps track of the database stats. See it over there? Pretty neat isn't it? Well, you might notice that the total number of scans is just over 50,000. That's right, in a little over 5 years, RFGeneration has accumulated FIFTY THOUSAND scans.

This is obviously a momentous occasion for THE Classic and Modern Video Game Database, but we couldn't have done it without the hundreds of dedicated members who put in hours of their own time to scan these games. I've done my share of scanning, and I know how much work it can be to scan several games at once, so to those of you who have done thousands of scans, my hat goes off to you.

Some of our top image submitters since October 2006 include:

  • Tan
  • ga5ket
  • Fuyukaze
  • Y2richie
  • Pop Culture Portal
  • Rajaat the Warbringer
  • Belgarath
  • Funk_Buddy
  • Madir
  • James
  • Mezmoron
  • sharp
  • Tynstar
  • Lios

These are not the only users that deserve applause, however. There are hundreds of you that have submitted anywhere from one to hundreds of scans, and each and every scan is truly appreciated.

As the newest Site Director, I would like to personally thank each and every one of you that have contributed to the 50,000+ scans the site now has.

Now, let's see how quickly we can get to 100,000 scans!

Posted on Dec 6th 2008 at 05:32:24 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Site News, Milestones

Wow, 2000 members. That's a big number, and it's touching. I don't think any of us expected RFG to be as successful as it has been, and we could not have done it without all 2000 of you, in addition to all you lurkers that visit the site and just browse. It's you guys that make the site what it is, and for that we're truly grateful.

Of course, we want to see us continue to grow, and over the time we hope to do so. I certainly hope that over time you'll see more new things here. Of course, there are new database additions every day, but who knows, maybe you'll see a new feature or two to play around with. Maybe, someday. Of course, those of us that do the programming now have full time jobs, but who's to say we won't work on the site in our free time? See, I am writing this post right now!

What a milestone. Here's to 3000, 4000, the future! To MrMatthews, congrats on being the 2000th member. You get a big imaginary cookie. We could give you a real cookie, but we'd rather spend that money keeping the site running. You know how it is. But YES! Congrats on being the 2000th member! Here's to you, and here's to our future!

Posted on Oct 5th 2008 at 03:11:36 PM by (TraderJake)
Posted under Site News, Milestones

Wow, two years ago the hardware database did not even exist, but some of you persisted and since October of 2006, we've had a hardware database. In the beginning, there were zero entries for this database. Truly it was something that would have to be nurtured into a viable database. Sure, growth of this database seems at time slow, but on the plus side it's still growing. That said, I am pleased as punch to inform the masses that our hardware database now has over 3000 records. For a database created from scratch, that's a huge accomplishment. I'd really like to thank lots of people for this achievement, but for now I'll just thank the three staff members that truly have made the hardware database what it is today - Marriott_guy, Tan, and Apolloboy - thanks. Of course, they are not the only people who have allowed for this occasion to occur, and I am certainly thankful for all the submissions that you, our community, has made for this database to reach this milestone. Thank you all for your help in getting to this point!

So, it took two years to get to 3000 hardware records... how long will it take to reach 6000? Here's looking forward to the continued health of our databases!

Posted on Sep 29th 2008 at 02:05:07 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones

The garages sales were plentiful this weekend, but weren't all that great. Again, the flea market was great as I've now bought nearly everything from my new favorite vendor. He's still got a few more things I want, so I should have a couple more 'Chronicles' this season.
Saturday Garage Sales

The Monster Rancher 4 and Finding Nemo were from one sale for $3 for both. Both in excellent shape (and CIB) for being kid games. Big Game Hunter (CIB) was $0.50 and THPS (CIB) was $0.25 from another sale. They also had an N64 with hookups, 2 controllers, and 2 Football games for $10/make offer. But I didn't bother with it, probably should have picked it up, but I just didn't want to be bothered with re-selling it.

Got this from a sale for $0.50. It was marked $1, but she just wanted to get rid of it. I probably could have gotten it for $0.25.

I didn't get this from a garage sale, but I did pick it up during my saling time, so I'll count it here. I actually got these from FreeCycle. She said they go from 2000 to 2004, but I haven't had time to check them over. There are 40 of them though.
A little rant here: why do people at local sales, tear off the address label. I was at your house, I know where you live, what info could I possibly get from the address labels that you need to tear them off and rip the cover in the process?

This was a strange sale. It appeared to be a guy selling off stuff people left in his storage building. My dad got another set of lawn darts for $1. I got the TRS-80 Color Computer 2 for $2. I almost didn't see it as I just assumed it was another typewriter, but something made me take another look under the translucent dust cover.

Sunday Flea Market

Bought these for $2 each. He had about 30 more and said I could take them all for $30, but I didn't need any of the others, plus they weren't in very good shape.

Traded Super Mario 64 (PC), Mario Kart 64 (PC), LOZ: Majora's Mask, SMB, SMB/DH and Super Mario World plus $5 for all them. The top two rows are CIB, the bottom two rows are missing the manual. All but one are in mint/excellent condition.

Oh yeah, this was in that lot too. Yeah, it's complete and mint.  Anyone know what's it worth? I didn't realize what it was when I bought it, but once I got home I learned it's THE hardest to find SMS game.

All in all, a very good weekend. Although I have no idea what I'm going to do with all these SMS games. Plus the guy has a SMS that I'll probably trade for or buy next week since I haven't found one yet.

Posted on Sep 22nd 2008 at 02:44:47 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones

This garage sale season is definitely winding down. We only went to around 20 sales on Saturday, but luckily, I had an awesome day at the flea market, so it made up for it.

Saturday Garage Sales

This was the from the very first sale. And it was a great sale, everything was priced cheaply plus it was all 50% off the marked price. The N64 was marked $5, PSOne car adaptor was marked $2, the Multi tap wasn't marked so that made it $0.50, and the N64 memory card was $0.50. I got it all for $3.

These were from a small neighborhod flea market. He wanted $3 each, but said I could have them all for $14, then said $12, so I gave him $10. All but Commandos 2 are CIB.

Sunday Flea Market

This table had a stack of 20-ish NES games for $1 each. I was absolutely sure I didn't own either of these so I didn't bother checking my list. Turns out I already had the Sesame Street game.

These were from the guy that I've been buying from a lot lately. I traded him several Nintendo games (Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, NBA Jam, LOZ:LttP, DKC, and DK 64) plus $20 for all the Sega games. I told the guy about the $1 NES games, and we made a deal of I would buy them for him (he couldn't leave his booth) in exchange for the CIB Dudes With Attitude.
Sega CD games:
Sewer Shark CIB
Rise of the Dragon CIB
Surgical Strike CIB
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers CIB
Wheel of Fortune CIB
Bram Stoker's Dracula CIB
Heart of the Alien CIB
Android Assault CIB
Cliffhanger CIB
Double Switch CIB
LoadStar CIB
Chuck Rock II (no game)
Dungeon Master II CIB
Star Wars: Rebel Assault CIB
Racing Aces CIB
Tomcat Alley CIB
Joe Montana's Football (no manual)
Dracula Unleashed CIB

Saturn games:
Pebble Beach Golf Links (no manual)
Slam N Jam 96 (no game)
College Slam (disc only)
Madden 98 (no manual)
Madden 97 CIB
Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball CIB
NHL Powerplay 96 (no manual)

Posted on Sep 14th 2008 at 09:49:03 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones

A fairly disappointing weekend, it rained all day Saturday. And it didn't just rain a little bit, it poured for the good part of the day, I was completely soaked by the time I got home. I tried using an umbrella but it wasn't worth all the trouble of opening and closing it constantly, and the rain was at least warm, so I gave up on the umbrella.

Saturday Garage Sales

The PS2 games were marked $2 each, the PS1 game was $1. I really only wanted the MGS game, so I offered $10 for the whole box. My offer was taken.

This was from a huge moving sale, where nothing is priced, which I hate because you spend a lot of time gathering up stuff only to find they want a fortune for it. Which wasn't true this time. She wanted $2 for it all. But I was really only interested in the SMS controllers and power supply, so I offered $1 for it all. She accepted. The NES is dirty and looks like someone spilled some pop in it (I opened it before bringing it inside to check for cockroaches) I don't have high hopes for it working, especially since it had the wrong power supply with it, which leads me to believe they were using it for the NES. 

I also got an old loudspeaker from one sale $0.50. It's not super loud, but I can plug my iPod into it and get a very respectable sound level out of it. It's great for outdoors or in the truck because I don't need a power source for it.

Sunday Flea Market

It hasn't rained yet today, but it has looked like it will all day and a lot of people were not at the flea market, including the guys I do trading with. This was the only thing I could find worth buying.
One thing I did see which gave me a good laugh was a guy selling dirty, loose NES controllers for $10 each. His N64 controllers were in the $30 range.

Just a heads up regarding future installments: The garage sale/flea market season is winding down, so don't be surprised if this turns into a biweekly feature.

Posted on Sep 8th 2008 at 01:59:38 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones

Wow, has it really been 20 of these things already?

This weekend's treasure hunting got started a little early as I came across a huge yard sale between classes on Thursday. I stopped and found a game, and on the way home I stopped at a Game Stop and new used CD/DVD/game store and got a couple more

Thursday Sales

Magic Darts was $0.50. Sega GT 2002 and Jet Set Radio Future/Sega GT 2002 were $1 each from Gamestop.

Garage sales on Saturday weren't very good, but it was a little rainy and cold, so it was to be expected.

Saturday Garage Sales

When I first saw this box of stuff, it was under a table so I picked up a controller and asked the woman at the sale how much it was, she said $1. I wasn't interested so I started putting it back, so then she said it was $1 for the whole box. I asked to throw in the Destruction Derby box and it was a deal. All the game cases are empty unfortunately. If anyone wants the papers from the cases for the PC games, you can have them for the cost of shipping.

This box of Atari stuff was marked $5, but there was nothing I really wanted, the M Network Tron joystick (anyone know anything about this?) looked interesting, but not $5 interesting, so I offered $2 for it all. My offer was reluctantly taken.

Nothing interesting for this one, he wanted $1 for both, I wanted to pay $1 for both.

Sunday Sales

This sale started on Friday and I can't believe it lasted this long at only $20. I offered $15 for it, but they were solid on the price.

And the best damn deal of the day. Probably my best deal since the TG-16. This is from a guy that I've purchased a couple games off before so he gave me a "special deal", all his Sega CD games were $3 each. He's apparently a former collector so I guess he forgot what this one is worth. Plus he said he would be interested in doing trades, which will be great because the other guy I was trading with has disappeared. I almost didn't buy it because I know nothing of Sega CD games, but this title stuck in my head for some reason, so I took a chance on it. 

Posted on Sep 2nd 2008 at 09:09:47 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones

Well, another week with a late blog post. Our county fair was this past week and I wasn't home from Friday until today, so this was the earliest I could get it written up. Unfortunately, because I was at the fair all weekend, I didn't get to go treasure hunting this weekend. My dad went without me, and he was instructed to call me if he found anything, but he supposedly didn't see anything.

However, I was able to stop at a sale between classes on Thursday. It was a massive "tent sale" but I didn't see much that I wanted. I got a pair of big old truck horns for $1 each, but neither ended up working. Luckily, before I left, the guy says that there is a Nintendo and an Xbox in a trailer outside the tent. So I walk over and find this stuff:

The SNES stuff was marked $25 for it all, the Xbox and hookups were $35 and the Xbox games were $1 each. All very acceptable prices, but I figured I could do better. I offered $50, which they accepted. However, since I wasn't planning on garage saling at that moment, I didn't have $50 on me, so I had them put it aside and told them I'd be back to pay. Which worked out pretty well because she didn't have the power cord, but by the time I came back with the cash, she had it.
So, now I finally have my own Xbox. All I need is a SMS and I'll be satisfied with the consoles I have for a long time now.

There was also three boxes with a boxed 4 switch VCS and a loose 6 switch, plus several boxed games and a couple dozen loose games (all commons, only a couple I don't have) and a few other old electronic stuff for $20. I thought about buying it, but it was just too dirty for me. I knew I would end throwing half of it away and the other half would need to be fumigated for cockroaches, so I left it.

Posted on Aug 26th 2008 at 12:45:59 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones

This should be Treasure Hunt Chronicles #18, but I accidentally erased it, please forgive me. Although I guess it is 3 weeks old at this point, so why are you reading it anyway, go read the new one!

Posted on Aug 17th 2008 at 09:32:29 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collecting, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones, Dissapointments

This weekend turned out to be a very big letdown in terms of the trophies I found. The weather was absolutely perfect, not too hot, not too cold, sunny but not overly sunny. I knew, however that it wouldn't be a spectacular weekend simply because I could only put in half a day of saling on Saturday as we had to go to my uncle's for a cookout at 11:00. Oh well, I may not have gotten a lot of games, but I got drunk on free beer and had a fun night.

So, here are my treasures.

Playstation Games

Paid $5 for all of them.

Yep, that's all the gaming related swag from this weekend. The flea market had a ton of people, but none of them had anything good. Although I did see a loose Maxi 15, but it was $50, way too much for me.

Non-gaming related finds weren't much better.

Non-Gaming Finds

The Def Leppard CD was $1, the blanks CDs were in a trash can at one sale, so I grabbed them. They are all like new.

On the way to the flea market, we stopped at a single garage sale, everything was drastically marked down, things that were marked $2 were now marked $0.25, and they said everything was half what it was marked. These are the sales I LOVE, people just want to get rid of their extra stuff. There wasn't much there I wanted, except a large box of men's clothes, 99% of them are my close enough to my size, so I paid the $0.50 they wanted for the box. Some of the stuff is like new and nothing is in bad shape. But, once I got home, I realized there was some other things in the box. Like a couple old credit card statements (with these people's credit card and social security numbers and other stuff. Luckily for them, I shredded the stuff and then burned it. Same as I would do if it were mine. There were also a couple "personal" photos of them laugh

And some of you more astute readers, will notice that I changed my format quite a bit. Marriot_Guy really helped me out with it and I think it looks great, but I'd like to get an opinion from my readers of how you guys like the new format, so feel free to comment on that since my finds were so pitiful. 

Posted on Aug 10th 2008 at 07:42:03 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collection, Trophies, Treasures, Scores, Deals, Milestones

Once again, another spectacular weekend of bargains. And what I like the best, is I actually got a lot of games instead of a lot of extra consoles like I've been getting lately. So, here are my treasures from this weekend.

Once again, there were a ton of sales on Saturday, more than we could ever possibly get to.

One of the first sales had a box of NES games marked $4 each, I flipped through them and there were a few I needed and most of the others were good titles as well. But I didn't want to spend $4 a game so I counted a total of 24 games. I thought about offering $20 for them all, but I knew she wouldn't take it, so I offered $40 for them all. She thought about it for a little bit and I was expecting here to reject my offer, but she eventually accepted.

Batman Returns
Bionic Commando
TMNT The Arcade Game
Alien Syndrome
Milon's Secret Castle
Pac-Man (licensed)
Castlevania III
Donkey Kong Classics
Krusty's Fun House
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Castlevania II
Dr. Mario
Superspike V'Ball/Nintendo World Cup
Spy Hunter
Dragon Warrior
Legacy of the Wizard
With the exception of Dr. Mario, they're all in excellent condition, so I should be able to replace a few bad labels I already had.

We went by an unadvertised yard sale and it didn't look like they had much, but we stopped anyway. I see a box of toys and start casually looking through it, when I spot a N64 cartridge, so I dug deeper and found 2 more. I asked the price, she said $0.10 each. I gave her $0.25 for all three, not because I wanted to save $0.05, but because she didn't want to make change.

South Park
Destruction Derby 64
1080 Snowboarding
They're in pretty bad shape, but I just couldn't leave them there.

Got these for $1 each:

I paid $0.25 for:

It was actually marked $0.10, but I gave her $0.25 and told her she could just keep the change. I'm not really into collecting for handhelds, but it's still sealed so it has to have some value in 10-20 years.

At one sale, I found this Dreamcast and stuff for $10.

She was asking $15, but once I got home, I realized the box was marked at $50. So I don't know if she said $50 and I heard $15 when I asked for the price or if it was just marked down a lot from the initial asking price. But, as I was paying for this stuff, I noticed a container on the floor with a Genesis game box sticking out. So I moved the stuff that piled on top of it and found a few more boxes. I opened a few and found games/manuals in them, so I asked a price. She said $5 for the box, which also contained a dozen+ VHS tapes. I paid the $5.

Super Baseball 2020
Jerry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl
FIFA International Soccer
Streets of Rage 3
Mario Andretti Racing
WWF Royal Rumble
All CIB, I didn't even look at the VHS tapes when I was there so I was happily surprised when I saw the Doors video in there. The Browns tape is from when they first came back to Cleveland and is new, I'm giving it to my brother-in-law for Christmas or something. There was also a copy of Used Cars but it was MIA for the picture. The other tapes were mostly various sports bloopers videos, I tried selling them at the flea market today, but no one wanted to buy them, but I'll go back next week and try again.

At another sale, there were two across the street from one another, so I went to one while my dad went to the other. As I'm leaving mine to go to the other one, I see him smirking while walking down the driveway. As I get closer I realize he's holding two boxed NES games. I asked him if there was more and he said there was. Unfortunately, there were no more NES games, but I did grab these for $1 each.

The NES games he got were the box for for SMB2, a boxed Dr. Mario and a loose SMB. They're marked $1 on each of the boxes, so I'm thinking he paid $1 for both, but he won't tell me.

Another sale was one that I know I've been to before because everything looked familiar. Everything but these anyway,

They were marked $1 each, I got them all for $10. Would have been nice if there wasn't so many GH though.

I also got a nice Composite selector box for $1.

I don't really need it, but it never hurts to have spare on hand.

In non-gaming finds, I picked these up:

The Jeff Foxworthy book was $0.25, the Southpark CD was $1.

The flea market wasn't all that great. There were a few dark clouds out so I think a lot of vendors stayed away for fear of rain, but it never did rain.
All I bought was this for $1.

It's complete, but the paper insert isn't in the greatest of shape. They had a few more boxed games, but no others CIB and a stack of loose discs, but I passed on the rest.

I also talked to a vendor who has been there with video games nearly all summer. I asked him if he was interested in buying my duplicates. He said he was interested, so I'm emailing him the list so he can decide.

On the way home from the market a small garage sale produced this:

I paid $20 for it. It's more than I would have liked, but I've wanted a Guitar Hero game for along time now. The game disc was in a paper sleeve and the strap is missing, unfortunately.

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