Author Archives: The Splintering Staff

“Freed: the Fourth Revenge” Now on Indiegogo

Independent comic book creator Carl Burcham recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Freed: the Fourth Revenge, a politically-charged action-thriller intended the first book in an ongoing series. Written by Burcham and featuring illustrations by Ian J. Miller and colors by Fredrik Mattsson, Freed is recommended for fans of V for Vendetta and Watchmen. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from

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“Cotton Reboot!” Official Trailer Released

Game publisher Beep has released the official trailer for Cotton Reboot!, a reimagining of the 2-D shoot-em-up originally released in arcades and later on the TurboGraphx CD and the X68000. For those out of the know, original Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams was the first of a multi-game franchise starring a young witch who flys on her broomstick and blasts monsters

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“Monster Girl Breeder” Now Available on Steam

We don’t cover too many “adult” games here at The Splintering. It’s not because we’re prudes, but honestly, it’s simply more difficult to follow that corner of the gaming market. However, given the low levels of attention that these games get from the mainstream, it seems natural the we highlight some of these titles when the occasion arises. Here’s the

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 20 September Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell, and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed arbitrary “rules” for crowdfunding comics, IDW’s veteran suicide awareness issue of G.I. Joe, Patrick’s upcoming

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Sexy Sci-Fi Adventure Comic “Pirate Queen” Now on Indiegogo

Thar’ she blows!!! What? Bad choice of words? On Friday, independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pirate Queen, a 60-page, sci-fi adventure graphic novel with an unabashedly sexy sheen. Written by Summers (Super Dead) and featuring illustrations by Clint Hilinski (Sea Dog and Codename: Kill Switch), Pirate Queen is the origin story of a busty

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 13 September 2020 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, and The Splintering‘s own George Travlos. This week, we discussed variant covers for Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign, the

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Physical Edition of “Waifu Uncovered” Coming to Switch from Eastasiasoft

On Friday, Eastasiasoft announced that risqué “strip ’em up” Waifu Uncovered will be getting a full physical release on the Nintendo Switch. The game includes an unlockable “fully uncensored mode” and will be packaged with a set of 8 dual-sided art cards. The physical edition is made possible by a partnership with UK-based publisher Funbox Media. Here’s a breakdown of

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Review: “Sonic Adventure” (SEGA Dreamcast)

It’s 9 September, which means it is the anniversary of the SEGA Dreamcast’s U.S. release. I’m now going to attempt a fair review of Sonic Adventure, one of the most divisive games in SEGA’s back-catalogue. While it was received very well upon its original release in 1999, its many flaws have been exhaustively laid out since. How to proceed? Should

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 6 September 2020 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, Red Valkyrie YouTube host Shae the Red, and Graveyard Shift co-creator Jon Malin. This week, we discussed the latest developments

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Guns & Nuns! Action/Horror Comic “Mary Machinegun” Now on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Max DeVill launched a crowdfunding campaign for Mary Machinegun, a 34-page book intended as the first of a three-part arc. Written by DeVill and featuring illustrations by Fern Cord, Mary Machinegun is a supernatural horror book loaded with action and sex appeal. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Mary Machinegun Indiegogo

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Cheeky Gaming Ads: Vintage Japanese Flyers

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 second post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t take itself so seriously and let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. In this go-around, we’re looking exclusively at Japanese game

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“Sit DOWN Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 30 August 2020 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, and The Bobcat creator James Hostler. This week, we discussed the latest developments of Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign,

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Risqué Dungeon-Crawler “Moero Crystal H” Coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Eastasiasoft has announced that Moero Crystal H will be available for import via Play Asia on 17 September. The sequel to Moero Chronicle, Moero Crystal H is a risqué dungeon-crawling RPG featuring violence, “sexual themes,” and a girthy helping of partial nudity. There’s also English language support, so no worries for those who lack Japanese language skills. Here’s the opening

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 23 August 2020 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, and The Splintering’s own George Travlos. This week, we discussed the ongoing success of Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign,

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“Sit-Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 16 August 2020 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed the ongoing success of Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign, DC Comics’ decision to

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Chomp Bites One Off: Gyro Man (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our gaming content celebrating the best of our fine, attack helicopteroid friends! 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 to

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The Splintering Founder Plays “Get in the Gulag” Hosted by CФMMIЭ МДЯK

On Thursday, The Splintering founder and editor-in-chief Blake Worrell competed in a no-holds-barred competition known as Get in the Gulag, hosted by Adventures of Kim Il Sung creator and the UK’s most famous “Gay Space Communist”, CФMMIЭ МДЯK (Commi3 Mark). Joining in the competition were KOZOR co-creator Clayton Barton (representing Australia) and Cash Grab artist Donal DeLay (helping Blake to

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Announcing the Return of “Attack Helicopter Week!”

We’ve done several theme months here at The Splintering (the Festival of Dread, Jolly Jinglings, and Monochrome May), but we’ve also decided to bring back our retro-gaming theme event Attack Helicopter Week! Why? Do we need a reason? It’s a wacky time, so let’s have some equally wacky fun. Attack Helicopter Week will be a celebration of all things helicopters,

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“Sit-Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 9 August 2020 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, the main event was celebrating the successful launch of Johnny Phantasm 1985. We also discussed the

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 02 August 2020 edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed online intimidation in mainstream comics, Dr. Molinari’s next installment of The Shepherd joining Scout

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Who should play Samus in a “Metroid” film?

For some reason, the topic of a Metroid film keeps resurfacing, and with it, speculation as to which actress is best suited to portray intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran from Nintendo’s Metroid series. Perhaps such nonsense is expected when fans are asked to wait so long between game releases- they begin to ask for ever-more ridiculous things to satisfy their

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 26 July 2020 edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed Scout Comics’ Captain Suave, Jae Lee’s encounter with Cancel Culture, Cauldron Comics’ The Abductables

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Yet Another Study Shows that Video Games Don’t Cause Real-World Violence

A Massey University study published this week confirms – yet again – that playing violent video games does not lead to real-world violence. Published in The Royal Society, the Massey University study is a meta-analysis (a study that analyzes the results of multiple previous studies) that looked at 28 different studies over the past 12 years. Their conclusion? “Current research

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 19 July 2020 edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed The Bobcat, the second wave of Allegiance Arts books hitting Walmart shelves, and the

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Noose Spray Item Censored from “Overwatch” in Latest Patch

Blizzard has removed McCree’s “noose spray” in the latest patch for Overwatch. The noose spray has instead been replaced by “bad luck spray”, which is represented by a horseshoe. The patch notes make no specific reference to the change. Once an unlockable cosmetic item found in loot boxes, McCree’s noose spray was almost certainly removed due to its association with

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 12 July 2020 edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. We discussed “whisper networks”, Johnny Phantasm: Halloween 1985, action figures, communism, and Dr. Molinari’s The Shepherd book jumping

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Vive la Liberté! The French Revolution gets a sci-fi spin in “Steelrising” on Steam PC

Game publisher Nacon has been teasing Spiders’ next game for weeks, and earlier this week they finally revealed Steelrising, an all-new action/RPG set in during the French Revolution with a sci-fi spin. You can watch the Steelrising debut trailer below, followed by the brief story synopsis taken from the game’s Steam page: King Louis XVI’s automata army is terrorising the

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Whirlpool’s “Slobbish Dragon Princess” Coming to Western PCs in 2020

Earlier this week, publisher Sekai Project announced that visual novel Slobbish Dragon Princess will be coming to western PCs via Steam. Slobbish Dragon Princess is a romantic comedy developed by Whirlpool (the creators of the Neko-nin exHeart series). You can read Sekai Project’s full story synopsis below: The main character is a sprightly young NEET who lives in a dilapidated dojo.

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 5 July 2020 edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. We discussed the latest drama with Diamond Comic Distributors, Mermaids, Parnell’s future plans for Johnny Phantasm, aliens in

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