Author Archives: The Splintering Staff

Marvel cancels “Squirrel Girl”, the first Marvel comic series starring hero with Down syndrome (humor)

Sigh. Here we go again… Just when it looked like Marvel actually cared about inclusion, off they go and cancel their only series starring a superhero with Down syndrome, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, which will end with issue #50. Marvel’s excuse? They didn’t really give one. Some are trying to tie the book’s cancellation to abysmally low sales, but shouldn’t

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Chomp Bites One Off: “Virtua Fighter’s” Jacky Bryant (SEGA Week Special – NSFW)

If you live in the United States, your SEGA Saturn console is very possibly now 24 years old. (You still have it, don’t you?) The announcement of the Saturn’s surprise US release was in May 1995, and what followed was a very rocky and admittedly short lifespan for the console. However, several great games graced the Saturn during its short

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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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DC Comics removes writer Tom King from “Batman”

I know we joked about DC dropping Brian Michael Bendis from Superman for April Fools, but this time we’re serious. Honest! A new report indicates that Batman writer Tom King has been removed from DC Comics’ flagship series, with Batman #85 being his final issue. King himself did not make the decision. Assuming writing duties for Batman in 2016, King

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Cheeky gaming ads: SEGA in the 90s (SEGA Week Special)

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is The Splintering‘s fourth post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t always take itself so seriously, and sometimes let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. For this fourth installment, we’re keeping

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Reflection: “Fantasy Zone II: the Tears of Opa-Opa” 3DS (SEGA Week Special)

Opa-Opa has once again taken flight in 3D Fantasy Zone II: the Tears of Opa-Opa, which is part of M2’s highly-regarded line of SEGA 3D Classics. 3D Fantasy Zone II was rebuilt from the ground up, including unlockable options, extra modes, and of course, stereoscopic 3D effects courtesy of the 3DS hardware. Opa-Opa looks hot in 3D! I wanna lick

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