Aug 8, 2016

Episode 28 - Uncharted

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.com/forum/index.php?topic=17295.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:23
Uncharted Discussion - 0:01:57
Conclusion - 2:09:16

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Jul 31, 2016

SideCast Two - Pokemon GO

Last month's SideCast for E3 2016 was a product of our excitement over the event and our first attempt at getting together to discuss something other than our experiences with a game.  Little did we know that something announced at that event would come out of the blue and have such a huge impact on three of our members.  During this SideCast #2, join singlebanana, GrayGhost81, and Fleach, as they discuss the worldly, mobile gaming sensation, Pokemon GO. How have we been progressing through the game in it's first few weeks, what features do we like and which do think need improvement,and what is it that makes some of us (who previously had no love for Pokemon) fans of this AR experience?  So join us as we recount our early efforts to catch 'em all and dissect what it is about this game that has people excited throughout the world.  Is this app merely a fad, or something that could have significant staying power?  Thanks for listening!

Please be sure to subscribe to our feed through one of our media outlets so that you automatically get our new episodes on release. And as always, be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership.  

SideCast #2 (Pokemon GO) discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17199.0

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Jul 10, 2016

Episode 27 - Illusion of Gaia

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 quite the 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.com/forum/index.php?topic=17160.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:23
Illusion of Gaia Discussion - 0:01:45
Conclusion - 2:00:01

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Jul 5, 2016

SideCast One - E3 2016

I'm sorry (not so sorry) to say that what you are about to hear is not the Illuision of Gaia playthrough podcast that you might have been anticipating.  No worries though, that will be available for your listening pleasure in just a few more days.  In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy this special recording that the guys and I did for E3 2016.  After watching the pressers and some of the trailers surrounding this year's event, the guys and I kept going back and forth texting about games and other things that interested us about the event.  Finally, we just decided, why not just set a time, switch on the mics, and talk candidly about our experience and the releases that we are looking forward to?  We sincerely hope that you enjoy our take on the event and items presented over that week, and if feedback is positive, we may consider more sidecasts like this in the future.  Thanks for listening!

Please be sure to subscribe to our feed through one of our media outlets so that you automatically get our new episodes on release. And as always, we sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership.  

Sidecast #1 (E3) discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17153.0
Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:24
Microsoft - 0:05:30
Sony - 0:40:30
Nintendo - 1:38:04
Bethesda - 2:20:31
Ubisoft - 2:28:11
EA - 2:51:11
Misc. - 3:09:06

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Jun 9, 2016

Episode 26 - Bully

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.com/forum/index.php?topic=17001.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:22
Bully Discussion - 0:01:50
Conclusion  - 1:18:31

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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May 12, 2016

Episode 25 - Ys: Books I & II

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.com/forum/index.php?topic=16796.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:27
Ys Books I & II - 0:01:55
Conclusion  - 1:39:00

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Apr 14, 2016

Episode 24 - Life is Strange

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! 

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:28
Life is Strange - 0:02:12
Conclusion  - 2:45:57

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Mar 10, 2016

Episode 23 - Folklore

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 this month 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! 

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:23
Folklore - 0:1:47
Q&A with Pam - 1:39:28
Conclusion  - 2:10:02
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Feb 5, 2016

Episode 22 - 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.

Episode 22 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=16261.0
Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:25
Super Mario Bros. 3 - 0:02:02
Super Mario World - 0:59:24
Conclusion  - 1:51:44

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Jan 6, 2016

Episode 21 - Run n’ Gun Competition & 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 be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us out. 
Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:29
Run n' Gun segment start - 0:01:28
Contra - 0:08:50
Rolling Thunder 2 - 0:27:55
Metal Slug 3 - 0:40:02
Best of 2015 - 0:55:50
Conclusion  - 2:57:27

Music:

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