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Review: “Splatterhouse 3” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special)

Review spoiler warning! I friggin’ love Splatterhouse 3. It’s the reason why I love the Splatterhouse series so much, and as far as both violent games and 16-bit brawlers go, it definitely top-tier. That being said, it’s not 100% flawless, and fans of the first two games might not appreciate the changes made to the third installment. Voice: Nobody cares,

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Review: “Splatterhouse 2” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special, repost)

Of all the games I’ve owned, sold, repurchased, etc., over the years, I’ve never sold any of my original Splatterhouse games. Why? Because braining demons with blunt objects and watching their unholy essence spray from their freshly-cracked skulls is good ol’ family fun. Wholesome shit, am I right? My personal experience with the Splatterhouse series went like this: Splatterhouse (TG-16 version), Splatterhouse 3, and finally Splatterhouse

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Bandai Namco registers trademarks for “Encore” editions of Splatterhouse, Mr. Driller, Klonoa, and more

On 4 September, Bandai Namco filed new trademarks for several “Encore” titles in Japan. Here’s the full list of these newly trademarked “Encore” titles: Genpei Touma Den Encore Klonoa Encore Mr. Driller Encore Splatterhouse Encore Wagyan Land Encore Bandai Namco recently used the “Encore” subtitle for both Katamari Damacy Encore for Switch and PC (known as Katamari Damacy Reroll outside

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Review – “The Abductables” by Cauldron Comics (Festival of Dread special)

At some point, aliens became a part of Halloween culture. Why did this happen, exactly? Was it the consistent appearance of Kodos and Kang in The Simpsons‘ Treehouse of Horror speicals? The release of Ridley Scott’s Alien film series? Or does it go even further back to Cold War-era sci-fi/horror flicks like Invasion of the Body Snatchers? While it makes

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Face-Off: Is the Dreamcast still worth collecting? (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week Special)

While the release of Shenmue I & II last year was certainly cause for celebration among SEGA fans, its release begs a question of critical, global importance: Is the SEGA Dreamcast still worth collecting for? To address this confounding issue, two top minds from Internet blogging sites have agreed to debate the finer points of the conundrum, and what better

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Chomp Bites One Off: the Model One SEGA Genesis (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special – NSFW)

Welcome back to SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our retro gaming content celebrating the launch of our 16-bit friend! 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

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Review: “Last Battle” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Last Battle! *Note: Did you know that Last Battle is actually a reskin of a Fist of the North Star game? We detailed the changes last year when SEGA’s Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise released, so you can check

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The TurboGrafx-16 Mini releasing in March, full (and confusing) game list revealed

Konami announced their TurboGrafx-16 Mini console back at E3 2019 along with only the first handful of games included with the system. This week, Konami revealed that the TG-16 Mini would be available on 19 March 2020 and also unveiled the full lineup of games, which is a bit confusing. The console will come pre-loaded with 50 total games, including

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Review – “Captain America and the Avengers” (Genesis)

In 1991, Data East released Captain America and The Avengers in arcades. It became a moderate hit, prompting Data East to develop a console version on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. Now, nearly 30 years later, justice is being served as Marvel Entertainment is finally releasing Avengers: Endgame, the movie which is based on Data East’s arcade classic! Okay, so

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Todd Mulrooney and John Dillard tease new horror anthology “Tales from Beyond the Gate”

Earlier this week, comic artist Todd Mulrooney showed off a single page from his upcoming collaboration with Mike Baron for horror anthology Tales from Beyond the Gate (below). ti Clearly part of Mulrooney’s story takes place in modern day, and a note iyat the top of the teaser page reads “Count Rorshok is risen from the grave”, suggesting the involvement

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No, Saudi Arabia didn’t ban 47 games in a single day, and that’s just the start of the false reporting

I like to give Australians a bit of crap over how miserably their government approaches mature-themed video games, but truth be told, Australia has nothing on the over-the-top nonsense that comes out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This week, several Western news outlets reported that the Saudi Arabian government had added 47 games to the list of those banned

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Namco Museum Arcade PAC coming this September for Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco has announced Namco Museum Arcade PAC (…pack. Get it?) for the Nintendo Switch. This is a seemingly cool announcement until you realize that this new release is merely a retail version of both Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, both of which are already on the Switch eShop. Still, if you’re a retro gaming fan and don’t own either

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