Jun 10, 2019

Episode 62 - Detroit: Become Human

In this landmark episode of the PlayCast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) meet for the first time and record face-to-face in the Austin, Texas "Ghost House." The guys discuss the newest title from one of their favorite developers, Quantic Dream, the sci-fi, android-driven adventure, Detroit: Become Human. Prior to their game discussion, the boys get into the ConcertCast and discuss some of the media they've been consuming recently. What follows is a conversation on the concept of "singularity," that you won't want to miss!

Be sure to stick around for the results of the question of the month poll and a discussion of Detroit that covers gameplay, significant moments in the game, and the outcomes of our playthroughs. Since this is the 4th Quantic Dream title that we have played as a group, the guys conclude by rating each game in order of their preference. Episode #62 is a very special edition of the PlayCast 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 62 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19062.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:33
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:03:03
ConcertCast - 00:13:12
Pickups - 00:38:29
Whatcha Playin' - 00:54:18
Question of the Month - 1:17:25
Detroit: Become Human Discussion - 1:33:33
Upcoming Titles - 02:39:50
Outro - 02:44:49

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

May 24, 2019

Episode 61 - Limbo & Inside

In this episode, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) take on two aesthetically sensual titles from Dutch developer Playdead Studios, Limbo and Inside. Both games are very similar in nature, but the guys examine their differences and break down what elements make them unique; a prominent RF Generation member also drops in to give his thoughts on the games.

Prior to their discussion of these titles, the guys are joined by a special guest and friend of the show to discuss Perfect Blue, a classic, once highly-sought after anime that was recently brought to Blu-Ray. Are these games and this anime worth adding to your library, or do a few or all of them miss the mark? Are these game too violent? And what do we make of these games "soundtracks," and maybe to some, lack thereof? The answer to all of these questions and many more in Episode #61 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 61 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19051.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:39
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:03:50
ConcertCast - 00:13:54
Perfect Blue - 00:33:23
News - 00:48:58
Pickups - 01:06:39
Whatcha Playin' - 01:27:46
Question of the Month - 1:45:29
Limbo & Inside Discussion - 1:53:07
Upcoming Titles - 03:04:33
Outro - 03:09:15

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

Apr 26, 2019

Episode 60 - Dragon Warrior

In this very special episode, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) take a trip back in time with one of their childhood favorites the RPG, Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest. Are they looking at the game through rose-colored glasses or will this experience prove their fond memories true? Episode #60 of the Playcast, is dedicated to the memory of Shawn's childhood friend and one of the game's biggest fans, the late Jessie Patterson. Be sure to stick around after the show for a special treat. You will not want to miss it!

The guys discuss the game's story, the ins-and-outs of the gameplay, the graphics, the music, and sounds. Due to the heavy grinding required to complete Dragon Warrior, some reviewers have described it as "unplayable." Shawn and Rich determine whether this term fits and even get a hand from an old friend. In our Concertcast segment, the guys discuss their Top 5 albums that were released in 1986, the same year Dragon Quest came out in Japan. Can you guess what some of their favorite tunes are? And will they come away loving this game as much as they did back in the day? The answers to all of these questions and many more, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

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 60 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19011.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:50
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:32
ConcertCast - 00:10:12
Top 5 Albums of 1986 - 00:13:19
News - 00:49:47
Pickups - 00:55:46
Whatcha Playin' - 01:12:38
Question of the Month - 1:32:19
Dragon Warrior Discussion - 1:47:48
Upcoming Titles - 02:58:06
Outro - 03:02:46

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

Mar 26, 2019

Episode 59 - Bayonetta

In episode #59, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) bring sexy back as they discuss the heavy hitting, hack and slash adventure that is Bayonetta. Speaking of sexy, the hosts are including an audio clip on the topic "sexiness" from one their long time friends and former guest of the show. Who is it? You'll have to stick around and find out! Along with the game, the guys discuss their Top 5 female video game lead characters of all time, with a handful of honorable mentions. Included is another fun installment of the Concertcast, a discussion of Ghost in the Shell, and a check-in on the boys' new years resolutions. What new toys did the guys pick up and play since the last recording? And who loves to have their toes wiggled in the morning? All of this and more, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

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 59 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18994.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:44
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:20
ConcertCast - 00:09:56
Ghost in the Shell Discussion - 00:24:49
News - 00:30:39
Pickups - 00:36:46
Whatcha Playin' - 00:51:55
Question of the Month - 1:28:31
Bayonetta Discussion - 1:49:15
Upcoming Titles - 02:47:26
Outro - 02:53:17

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

Feb 14, 2019

Episode 58 - Lunar Knights

In episode #58, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) are joined by new RF Generation member and long time "friend of the Ghost," Cory (TurnAroundAndRun) to discuss their January playthrough of Lunar Knights. Last year, the boys knocked it out of the park with their January pick, but how will they fare in the new year? What feature of the game do the guys strongly disagree on? And what BIG surprise does Rich have in store for Shawn? All of this and more, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

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 58 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18964.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:42
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:35
ConcertCast - 00:12:04
Akira Discussion - 00:24:07
New Year's Resolutions - 00:35:29
News - 00:47:49
Pickups - 00:55:29
Whatcha Playin' - 01:13:53
Question of the Month - 1:39:13
Lunar Knights Discussion - 1:49:16
Upcoming Titles - 02:51:33
Outro - 02:58:43

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

Jan 17, 2019

Episode 57 - RFGen Golf Tournament & Best of 2018

In this episode, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) are joined for the third year in a row by site playthrough, superstar douglie007 to discuss the site golf tournament and their favorite playthroughs of 2018. How do they rank Neo Geo Turf Masters, Mario Golf: Toadstoal Tour, and Hot Shots Golf Fore against each other? What were Shawn and Rich's favorite jams of 2018? And which playthrough titles surprised and disappointed them the most? All of this, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

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 57 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18944.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:56
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:04
ConcertCast - 00:06:45
News - 00:31:54
Pickups - 00:36:25
Whatcha Playin' - 00:59:07
Question of the Month - 1:12:03
RFGen Golf Tournament Discussion - 1:21:45
Upcoming Titles - 02:26:04
Outro - 02:33:01

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

 

Dec 14, 2018

Episode 56 - Bioshock

In this episode, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) discuss their playthrough of the dystopian, FPS classic, Bioshock. The guys discuss their favorite dystopian environments in various forms of media, and disclose some films that they've never seen that may call the validity of their "geek cards" into question. If you're interested in philosophy, you won't want to miss their discussion of Ayn Rand and her pillars of Objectivism. Will Bioshock hold up for Shawn on a second playthrough? And will a second attempt to wash the poor FPS taste out of Rich's mouth be an additional success? All of this, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

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 56 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18892.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:59
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:05:02
ConcertCast - 00:16:12
News - 00:30:08
Pickups - 00:36:33
Whatcha Playin' - 00:45:59
Question of the Month - 1:06:45

Ayn Rand and Objectivism - 1:18:30
Bioshock Discussion - 1:42:23
Upcoming Titles - 03:02:56
Outro - 03:08:38

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

Nov 8, 2018

Episode 55 - Monster Party

In this spooky episode, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) discuss their playthrough of a bit of a cult classic, Monster Party for the NES. The guys discuss their childhood histories with the game and why it has a special place in their collections. In our news feature, we tell you know to get XM Radio on the cheap and discuss the controversial partnership between Limited Run Games and Best Buy, and why some of you might want to pump the brakes. The hosts also share answers to their social media question, "What was the first scary movie that you ever saw?" and also give you their picks. So how does Monster Party stack up to today's standards? Do the guys still love it, or is it another case of rose-colored glasses? All of this, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

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 55 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18859.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:01:43
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:58
ConcertCast - 00:14:13
News - 00:23:13
Pickups - 00:32:52
Whatcha Playin' - 00:39:41
Question of the Month - 0:55:17
Monster Party Discussion - 1:07:51
Upcoming Titles - 02:05:16
Outro - 02:10:30

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

Oct 23, 2018

Episode 54 - Batman: The TellTale Series

In episode 54, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) are joined by special guest, Collectorcast and RFGen's own, Crabmaster2000 (Kelsy) to discuss TellTale Games, Batman: The TellTale Series. Listen to the guys discuss their favorite memories of the Caped Crusader and do a play-by-play analysis of each major event in the game. The hosts share all the answers to our social media question, "Who is your favorite Batman villain and why?" and also give your their picks. In our news feature, you will definitely not want to miss the guys picks for what would be their essential games that they would include in the recently-announced Playstation Classic. All of this, and of course ConcertCast shows and ticket woes, in the newest episode of the RF Generation Playcast. Check it out!

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 54 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18851.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:53
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:02:52
ConcertCast - 00:07:04
Playstation Classic Picks - 00:51:09
Pickups - 01:13:06
Whatcha Playin' - 01:22:33
Question of the Month - 1:36:22
Batman: The Telltale Series Discussion - 1:51:43
Upcoming Titles - 3:43:03
Outro - 03:48:24

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

Sep 17, 2018

Episode 53 - Die Hard Arcade & Dynamite Cop

In episode 53, Shawn (GrayGhost81) and Rich (singlebanana) discuss Die Hard Arcade and Dynamite Cop, their first playthroughs for the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast. Preceding their in-depth analysis of these games, the guys take a page from their friends at Retro Fandango and breakdown their favorite albums of 1989. In gametalk, the boys discuss the gameplay, mechanics, graphics, and music, and determine if either of these games are worth the price they command. How do these 3-D polygonal beat 'em ups compare to their 2-D predecessors? The answer to this question and may more in this episode of the RF Generation Playcast.

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 53 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=18831.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:38
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:03:50
Best Albums of 1989 - 00:16:47
Pickups - 01:11:12
Whatcha Playin' - 01:23:50
Question of the Month - 1:32:44
Die Hard Arcade & Dynamite Cop Discussion - 1:44:15
Upcoming Titles - 2:41:19
Outro - 02:45:35

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

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