Author Archives: Blake Worrell

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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Have you taken a walk “In Ryo’s Footsteps”? (SEGA Week Special)

Before their dreams came true when Shenmue III was revealed at E3 2015, the loyal Shenmue fan base was still rich with artistic and musical tributes, social media campaigns, and various other fan projects celebrating the dormant SEGA franchise. Among the more ambitious fan projects were a pair of documentary films titled In Ryo’s Footsteps by independent filmmakers Andrew Pine

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The Huffington Post takes victory lap after pressuring game developer into censoring their game (Opinion)

In their relatively short life as an entertainment medium, video games have a rich history of “killing.” Since the advent of the hobby, there have been games in which players are tasked with killing criminals, soldiers, politicians, police officers, lawyers, zookeepers, movie stars, circus acrobats, babies, animals, even sushi chefs. For activists journalists at The Huffington Post, however, only one

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Do crowdfunding campaigns pay comic book websites for coverage?

On Monday, Brett Booth (Bloodshot) indicated on social media that comic book creators pay comic book news sites to cover their crowdfunding projects. This revelation came as Booth engaged with a barrage of questions from comic fans asking him if he would ever consider crowdfunding his own project (it doesn’t look like he’s interested at the moment). As part of

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Yakuza Super-fan takes trip of a lifetime (SEGA Week Special)

Last month, self-proclaimed Yakuza addict Mina Majima embarked on the trip of a lifetime, vacationing in Japan and visiting several locales featured in SEGA’s Yakuza video game series. Fortunately, Mina did not come across any “goons”. Perhaps they’ve already been dispatched? Kind of makes you want to dash over that Sotenbori bridge screaming “Ora, ORA!”, right?   While seeing these

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Announcement! Next week is “SEGA Week” at The Splintering!

We’ve never had a “theme-week” here at The Splintering, but now that we’re a fully-ripe one year old, let’s change that! Starting Monday, 20 May, we’ll be launching SEGA Week! We’ll be posting reflections, features and other SEGA-themed content covering all eras of the gaming giant’s history from Master System to modern era! (It won’t be all Sonic the Hedgehog

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Brian Shearer unveils “Gunship Thunderpunch” (updated)

Comic book artist Brian Shearer has been teasing quite a bit of his upcoming bot-centric project Gunship Thunderpunch. Clearly inspired by his own previous work on The Transformers, Shearer’s Gunship Thunderpunch so far looks like a fun, colorful sci-fi adventure. Gunship Thunderpunch is set to begin crowdfunding on Indiegogo Monday, 27 May,* so set your calendar reminders or sign up

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