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Polymega Manufacturer Asks Walmart Customers to Cancel Their Preorders

Despite a few delays along the way, the release of the retro clone console known as the Polymega is nearly upon us. However, the system’s manufacturer Playmaji is asking for Walmart customers to cancel their preorders with the retail giant. Why? Here’s the official statement from Playmaji: “Walmart.com went through a personel change sometime in Q3-Q4 of last year, and

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Hong Kong PlayStation Store leaks “Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection” (updated)

Update: this leak has since been confirmed by Sony. Original story follows. A PS4 listing for Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection has appeared on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store. The title had not been formally announced by Capcom. The collection includes Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4 (originally released for the GameBoy Advance) as well as Mega Man

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Mega Man 11 releases October 2, many new details in latest trailer

The original super fighting robot will return to consoles and PC on October 11. According to Capcom’s newest release, Mega Man 11 will also feature a new gameplay feature dubbed the “Double Gear system,” which enhances Mega Man’s normal capabilities. The Speed Gear briefly slows down time giving Mega Man time to react to more frantic moments. Sounds like the

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Manga-Inspired “The Girl With The Mega Fists” Now on Indiegogo

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Tyler Carpenter launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Girl With The Mega Fists Volume 1 via Indiegogo. The project was already fully funded on a different crowdfunding platform, so this Indiegogo campaign offers a “second chance” of sorts to back the book. Written and illustrated by Carpenter (Demons), The Girl With The Mega Fists

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Fool’s Entertainment Launches New Sci-Fi Manga “Omega Black”

Independent publisher Fool’s Entertainment has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Omega Black, a 135-page, sci-fi manga book. Written by Chris L. Brown and featuring illustrations by Ed Jiménez and lettering by the ever-prolific Eric Weathers, Omega Black tells the story of the Royal Family of the planet Omega, and their connection to a mysterious power known as the Omega Stream. Here’s

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Tyler Carpenter’s “The Girl With The Mega Fists” Volume 3 Fully Funded on Day 1

Those are truly, truly mega… fists. On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Tyler Carpenter launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Girl with the Mega Fists volume 3, a 200+ page (!), black and white graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Carpenter, The Girl with the Mega Fists is an ongoing sci-fi saga with a heavy manga influence. The project is

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Retro Review: “Batman Returns” (SEGA Genesis, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all dancing sugar plums, fairy type or otherwise. In 1992, “Batmania” was in full effect. The success of Tim Burton’s Batman film in 1989 had reignited mainstream interest in the Dark Knight, what followed was a marketing blitz of toys, school supplies, breakfast cereal, and every other piece of cinematic synergy that

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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm” Now Live on Indiegogo

On Sunday, independent comic book creator Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm, a girthy, 140+ page superhero graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised roughly $40 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Jon Malin and featuring pencil illustrations by Tommy Patterson, inks by Jimmy Reyes and letters by the

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The Dino Dudes Live Again in “QUByte Classics – The Humans” Coming Soon to Consoles

QUByte Interactive has announced that the classic puzzle adventure game The Humans is returning this February as QUByte Classics – The Humans for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox. Developed by PIKO Interactive, QUByte Classics – The Humans three games from The Humans series: the SEGA Genesis, Game Boy and PC versions (what- no Atari Jaguar version?!). Here’s the

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Meet the Larger-than-Life Ladies of Billy Nunez’s “DAMEGANG”, Now on Indiegogo

Independent comic book creator Billy Nunez recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for DAMEGANG: Tall Tales, a THICC 80+ page graphic novel that’s intended to be the first of a three-part miniseries. The project is already raking in girthy stacks of cash, crushing its original funding goal. Now all that Nunez has to worry about is maybe coming up with some

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Horrific Hero Comic “Super Dead” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for the horror superhero comic book Super Dead ended successfully, raising more than $15 thousand from 265 backers. Written by Mandy Summers and featuring illustrations by Peter Gilmore, Super Dead is about a former hero who has become an undead shadow of his former self. Has he “lived long enough to become the villain?” Here’s

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Chomp Bites One Off: Gyro Man (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our gaming content celebrating the best of our fine, attack helicopteroid friends! 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

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Superheroes and the Undead Collide in Mandy Summers’ “Super Dead”

On Friday, independent comic book writer and YouTube host Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Super Dead, a genre-bending, 48-page graphic novel what combines elements of both horror and classic superhero storytelling. Written by Summers (Wart the Wizard) and illustrated by Peter Gilmore (Rocket Gal and the Mole Men of Mars), Super Dead is about a former hero who

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Review: “Gunman Clive” (Switch/Wii U/3DS/Steam – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Gunman Clive, a retro-inspired side-scroller with a distinct sepia-tone aesthetic. Created by Swedish game creator Bertil Hörberg, Gunman Clive actually began its life as an Android mobile game. Thankfully, Hörberg ported the game to platforms that don’t require virtual buttons, starting with the Nintendo 3DS in December 2012. Get

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Review: “Batman Returns” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re tackling a rare example of a Christmas-related superhero game… Superhero games have historically been hit or miss, but Batman has managed to have slightly better luck than many other characters. The 16-bit era was particularly kind to the Dark Knight. There are several solid Batman games on the Super

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Cyberpunk noire graphic novel “Necromancer” now crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, Jakob Morris launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new graphic novel Necromancer: Tombstone Blues via Indiegogo. Written by Morris and featuring illustrations by Basque artist Ibai Canales (Iron Sights), Necromancer appears to be a mega-mishmash of gothic, cyberpunk, noire and mystery. Here’s a summary of the Necromancer project taken from the Indiegogo campaign page.   “In this

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The “Gunman Clive HD Collection” is coming to Switch this January

The Gunman Clive HD Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 17 January* for the humble price of $3.99. The HD collection includes both the original Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2, both of which have previously seen releases on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. If you’re a fan of side-scrolling platformers like the Mega Man series and

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Polymega releases several Saturn gameplay videos after launch trailer raises questions

Earlier in September, Polymega released a launch trailer for their upcoming clone console. As part of that reveal, they also announced that the Polymega would support SEGA Saturn software. This produced a lot of smiles but also raised a few eyebrows, as skeptical retro gamers are well aware of how difficult the Saturn’s hardware is to emulate. To add fuel

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Polymega announces SEGA Saturn support; clarifies video footage error (updated)

There’s certainly no shortage of clone consoles out there for retro gaming enthusiasts to choose from. What sets the Polymega apart from other multi-console systems such as the Retron 5 or the Retro Freak is that the base model Polymega is designed to play CD-based games, including those from the SEGA CD, PlayStation 1, Neo Geo CD, and the TurboGrafx-CD.

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Capcom aims to revive dormant IPs, which do you want to see?

On Wednesday, Capcom posted an overview of its strategies and plans for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. As part of that, the company provided insight into growth strategies, and its focus going forward. Capcom first highlighted that, with new titles, it will “regularly release titles for major IP while also utilizing dormant IP and remakes”. A part of the

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“Stealth Hammer” Creator Ryan Drost Talks Tech, Elves, and Nicknames for His Wife (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Ryan Drost recently completed a crowdfunding campaign for the second issue of Stealth Hammer, a sci-fi fantasy superhero book starring a spunky teenage heroine. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Stealth Hammer campaigns, and his plans for the future of the series. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as

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Memories in Green: Playing the NES With a 1990s CRT Screen (Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things chromatically-challenged.  In the early 90s, my parents acquired our family’s first computer. We picked it up second-hand, so it’s fair to say that it was not state-of-the-art, even by the standards of the time. But what is most important for the purpose of this story, is that it came

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Review: “Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition” (Xbox)

Originally created thanks to crowdfunding, Fat Panda Games’ 2D platformer Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition is making the jump from PC to consoles thanks to publisher Ratalaika Games.* The eternal battle between 2D and 3D has come to the peaceful Flat Kingdom. Now a brave warrior named Flat must venture into unfamiliar 3D landscapes to collect six magical jewels, rescue

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“Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition” Coming to Consoles on 1 April

Indie publisher Ratalaika Games recently announced that Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch on Friday, 1 April. Developed by Fat Panda Games, Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition has been available via Steam PC for several years. The game combines 2D action and puzzle solving as your hero fights to prevent a

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Retro Review: “Psycho Dream” (Super Famicom)

Good day, fellow psychos. Today we’re going to take a look at Psycho Dream, a side-scrolling action game developed by Riot and published by Telenet in 1992 for the Nintendo Super Famicom (aka the Super Nintendo in the US). Psycho Dream is set in a sci-fi inspired alternate reality, one where a new form of entertainment known as “D-Movies” have

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Review: “Gynoug” (PS4)

Ratalaika Games has been on a roll with their efforts to introduce old-school shooters to modern audiences. Following October’s release of Gleylancer, Ratalaika is once again tapping the 16-bit archive to bring Gynoug (aka Wings of Wor in the US) back to life.* Originally released in 1991 for SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive, Gynoug is a horizontal shoot ’em up that blends elements

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Ryan and Jami Drost’s Superhero Tale “Stealth Hammer” Returns to Kickstarter for Issue 2 (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

The husband and wife creative team of Ryan and Jami Drost recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Stealth Hammer issue 2 via Kickstarter. This all-ages comic is the follow up to… wait for it… Stealth Hammer issue 1, which was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. Written by Ryan Drost and featuring illustrations by Joel Jackson and colors by Christopher Sotomayor, Stealth

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