Mar 25, 2020

Episode 71 - South Park: The Stick of Truth

This month, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) travel to the fictional, snow-capped town of South Park, Colorado for a little LARPing with the kids. The crew discusses the diverse intricacies of this surprisingly well-done RPG, including the gameplay, the graphics, and the music. They also discuss their history with the television series and reveal which of the episodes is their favorite. Which one of the guys has a new found appreciation for the series? And who calls an early shot that this title may be in the their Top 5 at the end of the year? To find out, come on down to the Playcast and have yourself a time!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the games we play on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 71 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19292.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:58
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:48
ConcertCast - 00:11:45
News - 00:19:46
Pickups - 00:30:23
Whatcha Playin' - 00:46:50
Question of the Month - 00:54:33
South Park: Stick of Truth Discussion - 1:16:21
Upcoming Titles - 02:30:01
Outro - 02:35:06

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

Feb 24, 2020

Episode 70 - Star Fox, Star Fox 64 & Star Fox 2

This month, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) discuss three games from Nintendo's popular Star Fox franchise: the original Star Fox on the Super Nintendo, Star Fox 64, and the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. The guys go through the ins and outs of these shooters as they discuss the stories, the gameplay, the graphics, the music, and which of the three titles is their favorite. While Shawn is a fan and veteran of the series, Rich only dabbled in the original game when he was younger and had a less favorable opinion of the game. Will these games hold up for Shawn? And will playing the newer iterations of the Star Fox series change Rich's mind? Tune in to find out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the games we play on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 70 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19276.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:01:00
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:05
ConcertCast - 00:21:30
News - 01:07:51
Pickups - 01:15:30
Whatcha Playin' - 01:32:00
Question of the Month - 01:45:35
Star Fox Games Discussion - 1:53:10
Upcoming Titles - 03:00:28
Outro - 03:07:23

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

Jan 27, 2020

Episode 69 - Wii Light Gun Games & Best of 2019

This month, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) are joined by a pair of prominent playthrough participants (say that 3 times fast), Doug (douglie007) and Kelsy (Crabmaster2000) to discuss the December RF Generation Wii Light Gun Competition and rank their favorite playthroughs of 2019. The Concertcast features a tribute to our favorite albums of 2019 and of the decade, and Shawn's honorable mentions for the best of 2019. Which of the three light gun games we played are worth your time, and what others do the guys recommend? What titles were we most pleasantly surprised by and which ones disappointed us the most? We discuss our favorite NES game of the site challenge, and pick our best game of the decade. What will it be? Tune in to this fun-filled, 69th episode of the RF Generation Playcast to find out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the games we play on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 69 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19261.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:54
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:26
ConcertCast - 00:07:05
News - 00:27:31
Pickups - 00:37:28
Whatcha Playin' - 00:57:27
Question of the Month - 01:21:43
Wii Light Gun Games Discussion - 1:31:44
Best Playthroughs of 2019 - 1:51:13
Favorites and least favorites of the year & decade - 2:13:18
Upcoming Titles - 02:40:32
Outro - 02:47:30

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

Jan 6, 2020

SideCast #3 - Best Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

In this special edition of the ConcertCast (our 3rd SideCast), the guys discuss their Top Albums of the decade (2010-2019). Give it a listen and hopefully you'll discover some new artists you enjoy and want to support.  As always, thanks for listening.

Dec 18, 2019

Episode 68 - Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Last month, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) went to the "dark side" as they played a title that was both very thought-provoking and contraversial in Ninja Theory's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. In this episode, the guys not only discuss the game's features and mode of play, but also dive deeper into the developer's concept and what they hoped to accomplish with this game. Did their efforts meet up to the guys' expectations and standards, or did it fall short of its mark? Get ready for another fun segment of the ConcertCast and hear our listeners' thoughtful and passionate answers to our Question of the Month. So tune in, give the show a listen, and ready yourself for the guys' dissection this beefy title in this month's episode of the RFG Playcast.

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 68 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19239.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:52
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:14
ConcertCast - 00:07:30
News - 00:34:46
Pickups - 00:42:17
Whatcha Playin' - 01:08:23
Question of the Month - 01:39:12
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Discussion - 1:54:40
Upcoming Titles - 03:01:34
Outro - 03:07:45

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

Nov 12, 2019

Episode 67 - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

In honor of October, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) chose to play the modern, 8-bit Castlevania-like, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. This episode, the guys discuss the gameplay, the graphics, the music, and whether this is a title you should add to your collection. Our monthly segment of the ConcertCast returns and includes reviews of some great shows that the guys attended. They also devote a nice portion of the show to discussing all of the horror movies they watched this Halloween season. So tune in, give the show a listen, and just let your soul glow with this episode of the Playcast.

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 67 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19226.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:50
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:15
ConcertCast - 00:38:03
Pickups - 01:00:10
Whatcha Playin' - 01:12:37
Question of the Month - 01:45:42
Bloodstained:Curse of the Moon Discussion - 1:52:41
Upcoming Titles - 02:40:21
Outro - 02:44:57

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

Oct 19, 2019

Episode 66 - Saints Row: The Third

In this episode, the boys let their freak flags fly as Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) are joined by their friend and host of the Retro Fandango podcast, Kevin (BuriedOnMars). It's another month of murderous mayhem as the guys stalk the streets of Steelport to reclaim the city they call home in Volition's wacky, open-world crime shooter, Saints Row: The Third. The guys discuss the their favorite gameplay elements and how they chose to approach this title. This month, there's a tremendous concert cast as the guys discuss their recently fallen rock heroes and their favorite albums of 1995. You will not want to miss this high eclectic selection of albums and you'll certainly want to know which of the boys has never heard of the Wu Tang Clan.....we can't make this up kids. Join us for this hardy and laughter-filled episode of the Playcast.

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on these games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 66 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19207.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:42
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:09
ConcertCast - 00:13:46
Question of the Month - 00:58:20
Best Albums of 1995 - 01:16:12
Pickups - 02:05:33
Whatcha Playin' - 02:14:15
Saints Row: The Third Discussion - 2:27:25
Upcoming Titles - 03:42:23
Outro - 03:47:29

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

Sep 21, 2019

Episode 65 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc & Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

In this episode, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) are joined by their good friend, Crabmaster2000 from the Collectorcast. There's murder in the air, and boys must dust off their detective hats and put their wits to the test to survive Hope's Peak Academy and Jabberwock Island in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc & Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The guys discuss the ins and outs of these "gamey" visual novels and determine whether or not they are worth your time. Which of these two titles was their favorite? Who has never eaten a Twinkie? And who is really creeped out by Orel Hershiser? Instead of chugging Snuggle, be sure to give this episode a try.

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on these games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 65 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19192.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:59
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:20
ConcertCast - 00:14:59
News - 00:41:31
Nintendo Direct - 00:50:39
Pickups - 01:05:08
Whatcha Playin' - 01:22:42
Question of the Month - 1:31:36
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc & Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Discussion - 1:41:44
Upcoming Titles - 03:01:47
Outro - 03:07:51

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

Aug 21, 2019

Episode 64 - Super Mario Land & Super Mario Land 2

In this nostalgic episode of the PlayCast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) discuss the exploits of everyone's favorite 'shroom eating plumber in Super Mario Land and Super Mario Land 2. Originally created for Nintendo's OG, cartridge-swapping handheld as a launch title, the first Super Mario Land and the "gray brick" celebrated their 30th birthdays on July 31st. So what better way to celebrate than to play them!

In this episode we discuss the in and outs of both games, what we liked and didn't like about them, and determine if they are worthy additions to the Mario series. Get ready for another edition of the Concertcast, a quick, better-late-than-never review of the film Ready Player One, and hear our thoughts on which library we would rather be stuck on a desert island with, the original Sony Playstation's or the Sega Saturn's. Our friends and followers on social media also weigh in on our Question of the Month: "If you could eat a mushroom that made you bigger or smaller, which would you choose and what would you do at that size?" Episode #64 of the PlayCast is a fun-filled nostalgia trip that you will not want to miss!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on these games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 64 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19173.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:55
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:14
ConcertCast - 00:13:24
Pickups - 00:52:03
Whatcha Playin' - 00:59:39
Question of the Month - 1:11:40
Super Mario Land & Super Mario Land 2 Discussion - 1:19:15
Upcoming Titles - 02:16:28
Outro - 02:22:35

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

Jul 26, 2019

Episode 63 - Twisted Metal 2 & Twisted Metal Black

In this episode of the PlayCast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) hit the gas and ready the rockets as they discuss two installments of the classic, vehicular combat series, Twisted Metal, with Twisted Metal 2 and Twisted Metal Black. Does the former game still maintain a glisten from its glory days? And does Black for the PS2 take itself a step above its predecessors? Our Question of the Month asks, "If YOU were a competitor, what would your vehicle and special attack be?" Get ready to laugh along with us as we read the comments from our followers on social media and our friends from the forums. For fans of the nostalgic Twisted Metal series, Episode #63 of the PlayCast is one that you will not want to miss!

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. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 63 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19151.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:01:07
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:03:53
ConcertCast - 00:10:05
Pickups - 00:34:06
Whatcha Playin' - 00:57:55
Question of the Month - 1:13:57
Twisted Metal 2 & Twisted Metal Black Discussion - 1:22:42
Upcoming Titles - 02:27:00
Outro - 02:32:19

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

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