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E3: “Contra: Rogue Corps.” is the Contra game that nobody was asking for

Filed under “W” for “We don’t learn from our mistakes”, Konami is yet again abandoning the 2-D gameplay from their classic Contra series in favor of an overhead, 3-D shooter. The result is Contra: Rogue Corps., a game that resembles the ill-fated Contra: Legacy of War for the SEGA Saturn and original PlayStation than any of the Contra titles that

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“Contra Anniversary Collection” coming this summer to PC, consoles

Konami has announced the full list of titles included in the upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection. Without further ado, here’s the list: • Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super C (NES) + Japanese version w/free update • Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) + Japanese version w/free update •Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis) +

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New interview from Japan contradicts previous Sony statements on PlayStation censorship

Earlier in April, a Sony spokesperson noted that the MeToo movement and video streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube were the reasons behind the company’s decision to start censoring mature-themed content on PlayStation platforms. They also noted that Sony has adopted a new guidelines and an internal regulatory board (based in California, the self-righteous, politically correct capital of the world)

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Streets of Rage 2, Contra Hard Corps, Earthworm Jim & more confirmed for the SEGA Genesis Mini

On Thursday, SEGA revealed ten more titles included with their SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive mini. Here’s a list of the newly-confirmed games. Castle of Illusion World of Illusion Thunder Force III Super Fantasy Zone Shinobi III Streets of Rage 2 Earthworm Jim* Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Contra Hard Corps Landstalker This is in addition to the ten games already announced, so

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Chomp Bites One Off: Mr. Bones (Festival of Dread special, NSFW humor)

Welcome back to our special Halloween event here at The Splintering, the Festival of Dread! Every now and again, we at The Splintering are going to lean on our mascot, Chomp the Termite, to go out into the world of myth and fiction to get the stories that we non-fictional types just can’t get. This edition of Chomp Bites One

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The “Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow” Indiegogo campaign closes over $800k

Over the weekend, the Indiegogo in-demand Store for Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow ended successfully, raising an incredible total of $816,005, the new record for money raised in a single campaign for a crowdfunded comic book. Originally created for Playmates in the mid-90s, Earthworm Jim first appeared in a hit video game developed by Shiny for the SEGA Genesis. The character was

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Review: “Sonic Adventure” (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week Special)

Welcome to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week at The Splintering! I’m now going to attempt a fair review of Sonic Adventure, one of the most divisive games in SEGA’s back-catalogue. While it was received very well upon its original release in 1999, its many flaws have been exhaustively laid out since. How to proceed? Should I once again lay out

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Ascension Dream’s “Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s” comes to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Vita On 28 August

Publisher IndieSelect recently announced that Ascension Dream’s visual novel title Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s is headed to PS4, Playstation Vita and Nintendo Switch on 28 August. Described as a point-and-click adventure with adult themes and a 90s anime aesthetic, Pantsu Hunter is the story of a young man in search of love – or in the very least

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Anime-inspired comic book “Mari Sue” fully funded on Indiegogo

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for George Alexopoulos’ anime-inspired graphic novel Mari Sue achieved its funding goal on Indiegogo. The campaign itself includes the first two issues of the series written and illustrated by Alexopoulos. Mari Sue is described as an action comedy story featuring “exo-suit battles, bizarre creatures, a fine cast of characters to befriend, dastardly enemies to despise, and

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Visual novel “Raspberry Cube” now the 30th PS4 product to be censored by Sony; Switch version remains unaltered

The Japanese website Switchsoku has revealed that iMel’s upcoming visual novel Raspberry Cube is censored on PS4, while the Nintendo Switch version remains intact. According to Raspberry Cube‘s official product listing, the changes are significant enough for the PS4 version to receive a CERO C (15+) age rating while the Switch version has a CERO D (17+). So what was

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More games censored on PS4: “Crystar” and “Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars”

According to Japanese developer Spike Chunsoft’s website, two of the company’s upcoming releases will be censored on PS4, Crystar and Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars. Here are the disclosures from Spike Chunsoft: Crystar We would like to inform the community about a content change in the PlayStation 4 version of the title, the pre-title screen cinematic has had

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“Final Fantasy VII Remake” director confirms censorship by Square Enix’s “ethics department”

In a recent interview with Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that several elements of the long-awaited RPG were being altered from the original. While the physical magazine is not available online, summaries of key points have been translated and provided by Ryokutya2089 and Games Talk. Among these changes, there are two which will stand out for those

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New “Valfaris” trailer released at E3; Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole!

At the E3 2019 PC Gaming press conference, game developer Steel Mantis (Slain: Back From Hell) debuted a new trailer for their upcoming heavy metal-infused 2D action-platformer Valfaris (which oddly looks more like Contra than the new Contra). Here’s the new trailer below followed by a synopsis of the game from Steel Mantis. “After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the

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SEGA reveals the final 12 games included with the Genesis Mini

Before we start, who called Alisia Dragoon being added to the SEGA Genesis Mini? This guy! … Well, we didn’t so much “call it” as we put it on our wishlist. Either way, it’s still great that Alisia Dragoon is even a small part of the current gaming conversation, because it’s excellent. All that gloating aside, SEGA has announced the

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Our wishlist for the last 10 Genesis Mini games (SEGA Week Special)

SEGA has been knocking it out of the park with the games announced for their upcoming Genesis Mini. The first 30 of the 40 pre-installed titles have now been revealed, with the list of confirmed games below: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Castlevania: Bloodlines Comix Zone Contra: Hard Corps

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Reflection: M.U.S.H.A. (SEGA Week Special)

Being SEGA Week and all, I thought it would make sense to highlight one of the most prized games in the Genesis library: M.U.S.H.A. Since The Splintering doesn’t really do “reviews”, I’m winging it with the whole “reflection” thing. Time to give M.U.S.H.A a bit of The Splintering’s trademark TLC … Prepare for bemusement! What is it? M.U.S.H.A. … Who

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All-new “Earthworm Jim” comic now on Indiegogo, raises $100 thousand in one day (updated)

On Monday, comic book creator Doug TenNapel launched an Indiegogo campaign for a book he’s waited over two decades to create: the origin of his most famous creation: Earthworm Jim. Titled Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow, the 160-page graphic novel with finally tell the story of Jim, Psycrow, Princess What’s-Her-Name, and the many unique worlds they inhabit. Oh, and at

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Splatto Comics offers work to creators laid off by Lion Forge/Oni Press merger

The same week that comic book publishers Oni Press and Lion Forge Comics revealed that they are merging, the inevitable announcement of layoffs followed. With dozens now out of work looking for employment in a struggling comic book industry, the prospects of a lifeline may seem bleak. As it turns out, Splatto Comics founder Ya’ boi Zack (aka Richard C.

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Doug TenNapel reveals plans for “Earthworm Jim” comic book

It’s a great month for Earthworm Jim fans. Hot off the heels of the release of his Bigfoot Bill graphic novel, comic book author and Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel has revealed that an Earthworm Jim comic book is in the works. This news comes just days after Intellivision announced that a new Earthworm Jim video game is in development

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There will be no easy mode in “Driven Out”

Action/adventure side-scroller Driven Out was unveiled just days ago by No Pest Productions, and the team behind the game has already spoken out on the possibility of including an “easy mode”. Not going to happen. It’s an odd thing to highlight so early in the game’s marketing cycle, but understandable given the environment created by some gaming journalists who demand

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“Jawbreakers – Lost Souls Remastered” now available on Indiegogo

On Saturday, Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for a remastered edition of Jawbreakers – Lost Souls, his record-breaking graphic novel described as a combination of The Expendables and Guardians of the Galaxy. This “second printing” is not markedly different from the original, though the print file has been tweaked to ensure a slightly higher image quality. The campaign

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“The Abductables” creator tells his horrifying alien abduction story! (Interview)

Earlier in March,  writer Michael Derrick launched an Indiegogo campaign for The Abductables, an all-new 52-page one-shot sci-fi/comedy graphic novel about an alien abduction gone wrong written by Derrick and featuring illustrations by Ibai Canales. We got a chance to ask Derrick several questions about the The Abductables campaign, and he was gracious enough to respond. As always, the answers

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You have a second chance to get Per Berg’s “Earthbound”, this time as a hardcover

Last year, master delicatessen professional comic book writer/artist Per Berg (aka Narwhal) successfully crowdfunded his girthy 148-page graphic novel Earthbound: Between Two Breaths on Earth.* Some who missed the first Earthbound Indiegogo campaign have been kicking themselves in the head for months. Enter Berg of Judea (maybe), who sayeth unto them, “Lo! Earthbound shall rise again, when it assumes its

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“Jawbreakers” creator promises fix after reports of books damaged during fulfillment, shipping

In the latest backer update for Jawbreakers: Lost Souls, project creator Richard C. Meyer has addressed reports of damaged books being received by backers. Meyer indicated that the packaging materials used by the fulfillment company are the biggest culprit, which Meyer claims to resemble a “glorified envelope” made from “recycled cardboard.” The Splintering can confirm that this description is apt,

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Five figures… brah? The Indiegogo campaign for Earthbound comic crosses $10k in final days

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Earthbound: Between Two Breaths on Earth ended successfully, raising 247% of its original funding goal for a total of over $10 thousand. Not to be confused with the Nintendo RPG series with a similar name, Earthbound is a manga-influenced science fiction graphic novel created by Per Berg (aka Narwhal). This graphic novel covers

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Shirrako’s YouTube channel banned, restored after Vice attacks his “Red Dead Redemption 2” video

On Wednesday, prominent gaming YouTuber “Shirrako” had his channel completely shut down after posting a video clip of Red Dead Redemption 2 depicting the protagonist punching, incapacitating and ultimately killing a non-playable background character in the game. These types of gameplay interactions should be no surprise to those familiar with Red Dead Redemption 2 – and most other games by

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New “Earthbound” comic fully funded on Indiegogo

On Monday, the Indiegogo campaign for Earthbound: Between Two Breaths on Earth achieved its funding goal of $4 thousand. Not to be confused with the Nintendo RPG series with a similar name, Earthbound is a certified girthy (140 pages!) science fiction graphic novel created by delicatessen meat slicer extraordinaire, Per Berg (aka Narwhal). Influenced by manga and the Japanese film

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Peter Simeti announces Halloween crowdfunding project during “State of Alterna Address”

This week, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti delivered a very emotional State of Alterna Address in which he addressed a litany of personal attacks made against him, responded to criticism of his company’s consumer-centric social media policies, and adamantly denied that firing a contracted letterer for violating those policies. The news wasn’t all driven by drama, however. Simeti also announced

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Nintendo finally releasing more classic arcade games on Switch; 5 Arcade Archives titles that we want to see

At E3 2018, Nintendo announced their plans to release more classic arcade titles on the Switch eShop as part of its “Arcade Archives” program. Priced at $7.99 a pop, Nintendo added the original Donkey Kong as well as the previously Japan-only Sky Skipper to the list of already available digital games, with the latter arriving on the eShop this week.

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