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Top Ten Crossover Storylines in Comic Book History

What is a comic book crossover storyline? Well, it’s a comic book story that travels through at least two (but often more) different titles. For example, the classic Avengers/Defenders War took place between the two titles during the 1970s and is still talked about to this day by loyal fans. A crossover could also have one centric title, with several

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Top Ten Halloween-Themed Stages in Retro Games (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering‘s Festival of Dread, our month-long celebration of all things that go bump in the night! Today, we’re going to highlight some of the best Halloween and horror-themed stages in retro games. It’s important to note that this list will not include stages from games that are fully horror inspired like Castlevania or Ghouls N’ Ghosts,

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Top Ten Living Legends: Comic Book Writer/Artist/Creators WHO DO IT ALL

Welcome back to another Top Ten list here at The Splintering. Today, we’re spotlighting the top ten writer/artist/creators – essentially, those creators who “do it all.”  We’re taking everything into account on this one, including the creators’ writing, their artwork and their creations.  Read on and be sure to let us know who we may have left out in the

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Top TEN Helicopter Video Game Bosses (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering. Today were reaching back into the retro gaming vault to discuss the Top Ten best helicopter boss battles. Without further ado, let’s get started! 10. Rambo (NES) Rambo for the Nintendo Entertainment System isn’t a great game. The titular hero seems to spend far more time killing bees and tigers

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Top Ten Living Legends – Comic Book Artists

Lists are fun, aren’t they?  They allow contributors and readers alike to share their experiences and opinions. They are nostalgic, and informative.  Here at The Splintering, we’ve decided to open the doors for some “Top Ten” lists, both to give our contributors a chance to share their voices and to allow our readers to do the same.  So please, review

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Jason Orfalas’ “Octopus Cowboy” has Eight Arms to Kill You (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jason Orfalas recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Octopus Cowboy #1, a 100+ page graphic novel intended to be the first installment of an ongoing series. Written and illustrated by Orfalas, Octopus Cowboy tells the story of an unconventional Wild West adventure featuring an octopedal invertebrate protagonist. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Octopus

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Perform Alchemy with Friends in “Potion Party” Now Available on Nintendo Switch

On Thursday, publisher Top Hat Studios released their multiplayer puzzle game Potion Party for the Nintendo Switch. Featuring a colorful retro aesthetic, Potion Party invites you to maintain your own alchemy shop in either co-op or competitive modes with up to four players. Here’s the full breakdown of Potion Party from the game’s Nintendo Switch eShop page: Step into the

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Core Comics’ “Artifice Re-Animate” – a Dystopian Tale from Down Under (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, Australian comic book house Core Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Artifice Re-Animate, a sci-fi fantasy book written by storytelling team of SMiRKtheALiEN and RaginMantis and featuring illustrations by Vic King and colors by Barbusco, But what is Artifice about? Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Indiegogo campaign page: After a chaotic incident at sea,

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“NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Volume 1” Now Available for Nintendo Switch

SNK recently announced that NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 is now available for the Switch via the Nintendo eShop. The digital collection is priced at $39.99, and includes a total of ten classic NEOGEO Pocket Color games. There is a physical edition planned for us collecting purists, but no release date has been announced at this time. Here’s a

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“Turok 2” Now on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version Receives Massive Multiplayer Update

Earlier this week, Nightdive Studios announced the immediate release of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on PS4. In addition, the Nintendo Switch version of Turok 2 received an update supporting online multiplayer via crossplay (though crossplay between the PS4 and Xbox One versions will be added later). Other updates to the Nintendo Switch version include a re-dubbed German localization, gyro

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Nintendo Quietly Ends Fire Sale Pricing on the eShop

For several years, smaller game developers have tried to get more eyes on their games by offering steep discounts on the Nintendo eShop. Cost-conscious gamers could visit Nintendo’s digital storefront and regularly find several titles marked down to less than a buck, with some games priced below ten cents. But in recent months, these fire sale prices have all but

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Online Puritans be Damned! “Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story” Now Available on Nintendo Switch eShop

Developer Suzaku has officially released Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Successfully crowdfunded in 2018, Suzaku’s Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is inspired by retro horror classics Clock Tower and Fatal Frame, Sense is described as a 2.5D horror RPG that blends cyberpunk elements with Cantonese folklore. Here’s the full breakdown of

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Johnny Phantasm Added to “Hero Potential”; New Trailer Unveiled

The crowdfunding campaign for Hero Potential is already gaining steam for including several high-profile characters indie comics such as Cyberfrog and the Jawbreakers, but the creators of the multiplayer-focused third-person shooter aren’t stopping there. Earlier this week, it was revealed on the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday that both Johnny Phantasm and the Scarlet Heart from Johnny Phantasm: 1985

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Backlog Review: “Claire: Extended Cut” (PS4, Vita, PC, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering‘s Festival of Dread event, our month-long celebration of all things evil and eerie! And hoo-boy, do we have some great evil to discuss today, because we’re going to take a look at Claire: Extended Cut for the PS4 and PS Vita, an atmospheric adventure puzzle game that many might call the most terrifying thing of

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Review: “The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED]” (Nintendo Switch, Steam PC)

Retro revivals are a dime a dozen, so it takes a lot to stand out in the crowd. The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED] might just have an edge on that competition, if you’re willing to forgive a few rough edges.* Originally released in 1987 for MS-DOS, The Eternal Castle (or El Castillo De La Eternidad, if you prefer) is a side-scrolling

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Indiegogo Campaign for Dystopian Sci-Fi Comic “EYVA” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

On Wednesday, the crowdfunding campaign for EYVA ended successfully, raising nearly $7 thousand by the end of the crowdfunding period. Written by Annas Iskander and featuring illustrations by Timothy Green II, EYVA is a 28-page, cyberpunk/sci-fi comic book set in a dystopian future where freedoms are restricted if they fall outside of proscribed norms established by the Mainframe’s protocols. Here’s

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Sony Censors “Aokana” on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version to Remain Uncensored

On Thursday, publisher PQube Asia announced that their upcoming game Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue will be censored when it releases on PS4 in the west. Developed by Sprite and localized by NekoNyan, Aokana is a romance visual novel originally released in 2014, and has since been released uncensored across several platforms. However, due to Sony’s censorship policies put

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“Bleed Complete Bundle” now available on Nintendo Switch at a steep discount

Publisher Digerati has released Bleed Complete Bundle on Nintendo Switch at a special launch price of $4.19 (85% off). The bundle includes both Bleed and Bleed 2, which are action-platformers with a focus on “stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay.” You can check out the launch trailer below, followed by the official announcement from Digerati: All the air-dashing, bullet-dodging,

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“To the Moon” remake arrives 16 January for Nintendo Switch; launch trailer released

Publisher X.D. Network has teamed up with developer Freebird Games to remake 2011’s To the Moon, an adventure RPG scheduled to arrive on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 16 January. According to the game’s director Kan Gao, the core theme of To the Moon is “seeking fantasy from reality.” X.D. Network has also released a new launch trailer for To

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“Axiom Verge 2” coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020

During Tuesday’s Nintendo Indie World showcase, independent video game creator Tom Happ announced that Axiom Verge 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020. Below is the announcement trailer for Axiom Verge 2 followed by the official breakdown of the game: Decades later… or is it centuries earlier? You may have played Axiom Verge, or heard it referenced as a benchmark

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Top Cow to republish classic “Witchblade” comics in new collected edition

On Wednesday, Top Cow announced that they are partnering with Image Comics to bring the classic Witchblade comics back to print, starting with a collected edition titled The Complete Witchblade Volume One. Here’s the summary of the collection taken from Image Comics’ website: This first collection of the bestselling series created by MARC SILVESTRI, DAVID WOHL, BRIAN HABERLIN, and MICHAEL

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2D brawler “Fight’N Rage” coming soon to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4

On Thursday, Seba Games Dev announced that its side-scrolling brawler Fight’N Rage will be coming soon to consoles, starting with the Nintendo Switch on 26 September, Xbox One on 27 September, and PS4 at a later date. (Sony may be taking their time censoring Gal’s animations – pure speculation!) These new console versions of Fight’N Rage were ported by BlitWorks,

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is coming to Nintendo Switch- and it’s still censored

One of the big reveals during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct presentation was an updated port of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Atlus’ mashup of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem originally released for the Wii U in 2015. This time titled Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, the Switch version will include new story segments and an all-new song. However, if the game’s

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E3: SEGA’s “Alien: Isolation” coming for your Nintendo Switch in 2019

“In handheld mode, no one can hear you scream.” During the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation, SEGA revealed that their critically-acclaimed sci-fi horror game Alien: Isolation would be coming to the Nintendo Switch by the end of 2019. Originally developed by Creative Assembly for PlayStation, Xbox & PC platforms, Alien: Isolation follows the terrifying adventures of Amanda Ripley as she

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Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s cancellation of “The Unstoppable Wasp”

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on Marvel’s cancellation of The Unstoppable Wasp, and what major comic book publishers could learn about marketing

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GameStop shares down after losing millions in 2018

Earlier this week, GameStop revealed their 2018 financials which showed a loss of $673 million in the past year. The immediate result was a 13% drop in GameStop’s stock price, yet again calling into question the company’s long-term viability. This is third full-year loss in GameStop history, though it also comes despite the $700 million sale of its Spring Mobile

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