Author Archives: The Splintering Staff

Review: “The Adventures of Batman and Robin” (SEGA CD, Batman Day special)

Today is apparently Batman Day, though the date of 21 September isn’t particularly significant in Batman history. DC Comics has arbitrarily selected dates for “Batman Day” for the past few years, but it’s not tied to any release, anniversary, or milestone. But we don’t need an excuse to celebrate the Dark Knight, right? So in an effort to boost website

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Kyle Ritter’s sci-fi comic “Starblades” hits “Six Figures, Bitch!”

On Friday, the crowdfunding campaign for Kyle Ritter’s sci-fi graphic novel Starblades crossed the coveted “Six Figures, bitch!” threshold, raising more than $100 thousand with only hours remaining in the crowdfunding period. This is an incredible total for Ritter, as Starblades is his very first creator-owned project. He’s already made quite a name for himself as a colorist on other

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Review: “Rambo – First Blood Part II” (SEGA Master System)

In 1986, the 8-bit era was in its infancy. Nintendo had a few months to show the world that video games were not dead (Thanks, Atari!), and SEGA had just entered into the North American market hoping to capitalize on some of Nintendo’s success. One of the earliest games for the Master System was a license of one of the

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Australia banned 4 games in August, and you probably didn’t even notice

Australia sure is taking its history as a prison colony seriously, as those in charge simply can’t trust their adult population with video games featuring sex, violence or drug use. Even after introducing an R18+ rating in 2013, Australia has still banned a significant number of video games, and the Aussie ban hammer has been very busy as of late..

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Raiden laments a forgotten ”Mortal Kombat” anniversary

Greetings, mortals! It is I, Raiden, god of thunder and protector of Earthrealm. As many of you are prone to forgetting, mere mortals as you are, I wanted to remind everyone that the 26th anniversary of Mortal Monday is today. Yes, September 13th is the anniversary of the release of the original Mortal Kombat game for home consoles. But did

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“Onechanbara Origin” gameplay shown at Tokyo Game Show 2019

At Tokyo Game Show 2019, Publisher D3 debuted the first live gameplay of Onechanbara Origin, the remake of The Onechanbara and The Onechanbara 2. So far, the trademark risqué outfits from the original games don’t appear to be radically altered, but given Sony’s puritanical turn over the last year, it’s quite possible that the game could be censored before its

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Who is your Shenmue Waifu? (SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! Since Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue is one of the most iconic games on the Dreamcast platform, we had to include it with our Dreamcast-themed celebration. Since the first two Shenmue games are awash in lovely ladies, it occurred to us that there may be one to match up with

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