May 18, 2018

Episode 49 - Conker’s Bad Fur Day

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!

Our 50th episode is NEXT and we want our listeners to send us an audio roast! Congrats, well wishes, and cheap shots are all welcome. Audio should be limited to under 2 minutes, so if you're interested, please contact singlebanana to find out how to send in your piece. The submission deadline is June 1st.

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 49 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18664.msg256455#msg256455

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:49
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:04:27
Pickups - 0:47:38
Whatcha Playin' - 00:58:58
Conker's Bad Fur Day Discussion - 1:07:50
Upcoming Titles - 2:10:47
Outro - 2:14:28

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Apr 10, 2018

Episode 48 - Transformers: Devastation

According to the Playcast crew, they've knocked it out of the park with their January and February game picks this year. So, how did their March game fair? In this month's Playcast, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81) and returning guest, Retro Fandango's own, Kevin (BuriedOnMars) discuss the nostalgia driven, hack 'n slash brawler Transformers: Devastation, which appeared on various 7th and 8th generation consoles. Not only do the guys review the game, but they also discuss the impact the Transformers animated series and toy-line had on their adolescence, including a very special segment dedicated to Transformers: The Movie. Is this game worth playing, or is it merely an effort to loose our purse strings with G1 nostalgia? If you're a fan of Transformers, then you definitely will not want to miss this episode of the RF Generation Playcast!

Our 50th episode is only two shows away and we want YOU to send us an audio roast! Congrats, well wishes, and cheap shots are all welcome. Audio should be limited to under 2 minutes, so if you're interested, please contact singlebanana to find out how to send in your piece.

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 48 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18638.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:58
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:03:56
Pickups - 00:52:04
Whatcha Playin' - 1:15:35
Transformers: Devastation & Transformers: The Movie Discussion - 1:35:33
Next Month's Title - 2:37:13
Outro - 2:40:36

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Mar 16, 2018

Episode 47 - Vandal Hearts

Are the Playcast boys two for two in picking great titles this year? Find out by listening to our discussion of our February 2018 playthrough, Vandal Hearts, a tactical RPG on the original Sony Playstation. In this month's Playcast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) spend time discussing the intricate gameplay that makes Vandal Hearts so special. The guys also attempt to hash out the game's complex story, and chew over the game's graphics and sounds. Is this "cult classic" worthy of making its home in your PS1 library? And what the H, E, double hockey sticks is a "waifu?" You won't want to miss this episode of the RF Generation Playcast!

Our 50th episode is on the horizon and we want YOU to send us an audio roast! We'll take some congrats and well wishes, but hilarity and cheap shots are always more than welcome. Audio should be limited to under 2 minutes, so if you're interested, please contact singlebanana about this project.

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 47 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18576.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:55
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:03:03
Pickups - 00:32:01
Whatcha Playin' - 00:54:22
Vandal Hearts Discussion - 01:11:39
Next Month's Title - 02:25:25
Outro - 02:28:27

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

 

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Feb 6, 2018

Episode 46 - Oxenfree

It's a new year and with that comes New Year's resolutions. In January, the Playcast Crew resolved to play Night School Studio's indie darling, Oxenfree. In this month's Playcast join hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) as they discuss the game's story, its mechanics, the music and sound, and get super philosophically deep into the game's overarching question: "If you could go back and change a decision in your life, would you?". In this episode, the guys also discuss their gaming related New Year's resolutions, their thoughts on Nintendo's latest creation, Nintendo Labo, and their current literary consuming endeavors. How does Oxenfree compare to other freedom of choice titles like those developed by TaleTell Games? What's in the game's title? And what "weird" hang-up does Rich have when it comes to playing remakes? The answer to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 46 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18543.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:01:03
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:04:23
Pickups - 0:45:16
Whatcha Playin' - 0:57:23
[I]Oxenfree[/I] Discussion - 1:19:51
Next Month's Title - 2:27:27
Outro - 2:30:20

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Jan 15, 2018

Episode 45 - Punch-Out! Series & Best of 2017

This December we took some chumps to the mat during our annual Site Competition. Last month, we competed for fastest KO/TKO times and title belts in the classic Nintendo titles, Punch-Out! and Super Punch-Out!. Listen to our Playcast this month as hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), are joined once again by special guest, RF Generation playthrough all-star, Doug (douglie007) to discuss both Punch-Out! titles and our Top 5 favorite playthroughs of 2017. In this episode, the guys discuss their earliest memories of the Punch-Out! series, what they believe makes these "sports" titles so beloved by so many gamers, and ponder Shawn's possible abduction by alien lifeforms. Do both Punch-Out!games still hold up today? And which game outside of our playthroughs did the guys enjoy playing the most in 2017? The answer to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 45 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18502.0

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Show Notes:
Intro - 0:01:16
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:03:11
Scores - 0:13:59
Whatcha Playin' - 0:26:33
Punch-Out!/Super Punch-Out! Discussion - 0:39:56
Top 5 Playthroughs - 1:26:55
Least Favorites & Outside Favorite of 2017 - 1:47:43
Upcoming Game Announcement - 2:04:14
Outro - 2:07:34

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Dec 12, 2017

Episode 44 - Final Fantasy Adventure

This November we played through our first ever title on the original Game Boy. Hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), are joined by special guest, RF Generation site member, and gray brick aficionado, MetalFRO (aka. The Game Boy Guru) to discuss the classic, action/adventure RPG, Final Fantasy Adventure. In this episode, the guys discuss the gameplay, the weapons and items, the somewhat convoluted story, and the game's surprisingly complex music. Did this game pass the classic gaming "sniff test" for all of the guys, or is it just another lackluster relic from days of yore? And which game series does it have more in common with, Final Fantasy or the Mana Chronicles? The answer to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 44 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18453.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:50
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:03:21
Scores - 0:40:13
Whatcha Playin' - 1:11:14
Final Fantasy Adventure Discussion - 1:26:54
Upcoming Game Announcement - 2:36:56
Outro - 2:39:46

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Nov 16, 2017

Episode 43 - Until Dawn

This October included some more back-to-back love for the PS4 as hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), once again fired up their newly acquired systems and played through Supermassive Games interactive, survival horror title, Until Dawn. In this episode, the guys discuss the gameplay, the story, the characters, the game's graphics and environments, and whether this game truly offers the player as much freedom of "choice" as it seems to advertise. Which endings did the guys get and were they able to save the characters they liked most? What did they think about the game's ending(s)? Would they recommend this game to others? And what's with their love of snarky women? The answers to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 43 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18389.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:01:36
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:03:51
Scores - 0:28:24
Whatcha Playin' - 0:50:46
Until Dawn Discussion - 1:05:05
Upcoming Game Announcement - 2:25:12
Outro - 2:28:40

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Oct 13, 2017

Episode 42 - The Last Guardian

This month, hosts Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) discuss their first playthrough together on the Playstation 4, Team Ico's heavily anticipated effort, The Last Guardian. In this episode, we discuss the game's funky mechanics, its story, the art style, music, and its AI. What are our host's thoughts on the game's ending? Was Shawn able to set aside his snuggly feels for his pets while creating a relationship with Trico? And is Rich the worst father ever for allowing his kids to watch him play this game? The answers to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 42 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18300.0

Intro - 0:00:38
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:03:02
Scores - 0:38:15
Whatcha Playin' - 0:58:15
The Last Guardian Discussion - 1:14:23
Upcoming Game Announcements - 2:41:58
Outro - 2:45:04

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Sep 13, 2017

Episode 41 - Journey

Last month, we joined our friends from the Cartridge Club in a dual site playthrough of Journey on the PS3 and PS4. In this episode of the RF Generation Playcast, hosts Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), brothers P1 and P2 (Cartridge Club), and Jake from the Polykill podcast as we discuss this short, but deeply moving effort from thatgamecompany. In this episode, we discuss the game's mechanics (or lack therefore), the story, the game's use of color and music, and what effect our individual playthroughs had on us. What peculiar organ did Rich believe he was tracking towards? How did Shawn's second playthrough compare to his original from years ago? Why would Ghandi have loved playing this game? And out of the five of us, who has the biggest scarf? The answers to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 41 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18180.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:39
Journey Discussion - 0:02:38
Outro - 1:39:12

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Aug 25, 2017

Episode 40 - Shining Force II

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), and the prodigal son, Duke.Togo of the Collectorcast, as he returns to discuss Shining Force II for the Sega Genesis. This month's Playcast tackles one of the more well know RPGs of the 16 bit era. In this episode, we discuss the game's mechanics, its colorful characters, the enemies and bosses, and the changes made from the original. How did Shawn fair with this being his first introduction to the series? Has Rich hooked up his PS4 yet? And how many enemies did Duke wreck with his Super Peter? The answers to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game 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 40 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18102.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:47
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:02:53
Whatcha Playin' - 1:12:17
Shining Force II Discussion - 1:38:21
Upcoming Game Announcements - 3:20:23
Outro - 3:26:28

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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