Author Archives: The Splintering Staff

“Zombo Buster Rising” Coming to Consoles This Month

Chili Dog Interactive recently announced that Zombo Buster Rising is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch on 21-25 October, depending on your platform. Originally released in 2016 for PC and mobile platforms, Zombo Buster Rising is mishmash of horror/shooting/defense genres. Here’s the official breakdown of Zombo Buster Rising from Chili Dog: Shoot zombies from a terrace like

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Asmodev’s Genre-Bending “Priest Simulator” Coming to Steam PC in 2022

Game publisher Ultimate Games S.A. recently announced that Priest Simulator will be coming in 2022 to Steam PC via Early Access, with console ports to follow at a later date – that’d be PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch, to be precise. Developed by Polish studio Asmodev, Priest Simulator is a genre-blending adventure combining aspects of hack’n’slash, FPS, simulation,

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Crowdfunding Review: “Tales from the Stacks” (Aspirational Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things tricks and treats. Today we’re going to take a look at Michael Critzer’s Tales from the Stacks, a black-and-white horror anthology written by Critzer and featuring artwork by multiple creators. As a “crowdfunding review”, it will cover the following criteria: Book Content and Quality Communication and

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Zing Games’ “Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes” Coming to PC, Switch this Year

On Monday, publisher Daedalic Entertainment announced that Zing Games’ Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes will be coming to both PC and Nintendo Switch sometime this year (that’d be 2021 – I know it’s tough to keep track these days). The game is described as a “mashup of classic pinball, zombie defense with rogue-like elements,” and features a not-scary cast of zombies

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Issue 2 of Laurant Valles Jr.’s “Sacrifice” Now on Kickstarter

On Monday, independent comic book creator and military veteran Laurant Valles Jr. launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of Sacrifice, which Valles describes as a “horror comedy series filled with action.” The project is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised more than half of its initial funding goal in the first 24 hours.

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Mandy Summers’ “Pirate Queen 2” is Ready to Hoist Your Main Sail

Batten down your hatches, fellas, Ava Bloodstone is back to capture more booty! On Friday, independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pirate Queen 2, the 60-page sexy sci-fi adventure follow-up to the first book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $4 thousand at the time

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 10 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Petrifying” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Fashionably Late” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Ghoulish” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, Shane Davis’ Inglorious Rex project, Parnell’s future

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Chomp Bites One Off: Bayonetta (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things wicked and bewitching! 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 get the stories that we non-fictional types just can’t get. To celebrate the festive

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 3 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Pumpkin” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Bloody” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Gory” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, international shipping woes (politics and economics!), Parnell’s future

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Retro Review: “The Addams Family” (SNES, Festival of Dread Special)

*snap* *snap* Hey! That’s fun! *snap* *snap* Did anybody else snap to the theme of the old TV show? *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* Ahhhh! That was satisfying! So, starting up The Addams Family for Super Nintendo (SNES) for the umpteenth time seeing as how there is a new movie for my favorite,

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The Festival of Dread Rises from the Grave!

We may have Attack Helicopter Week, 80s August, Monochrome May, and finally Jolly Jinglings to close out the year, but the theme event that started them all is October’s Festival of Dread! And this year’s Festival of Dread event promises to be even bigger than the last! We have plenty of Halloween-themed pieces coming your way, including multiple features, the

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 26 September 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we were joined by aspiring comic book creator Dionysios. We discussed Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, Marvel’s future X-Men plans, Dionysios’s

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Crowdfunding Campaign for Indie Comics Magazine “ROK!T” Launches on Indiegogo

On Monday, publishing veteran Steve Dye launched a crowdfunding campaign for ROK!T, a new physical magazine that focuses on the biggest names and news on the ComicsGate* side of independent comics. Wait a second… Yeah, we’re doing a write-up on what is technically a competing platform. We’ll be sure to keep this super objective.** Trust me! Dye conceived ROK!T as

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 19 September 2021 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. (Our fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos rightly decided that spending time with family was more important than comics YouTube this week). This week, we were joined by independent

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Will Andy Smith’s 1stMAN Become King of the World? (Interview)

Professional-turned-independent comic book creator Andy Smith recently launched his fourth Indiegogo campaign, this time for 1stMAN 2: Learning Curve, the sequel to the first 1stMAN (derp) book successfully crowdfunded earlier this year. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his 1stMAN 2 campaign, which is available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 29 August 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we were joined by renowned comic book creators Art Thibert and Eric Canete. We discussed Thibert’s Black and White Vol

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Tales of the Toy: Transformers G1 Cosmos (80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since Gutenberg invented the printing press! Today, we’re introducing Tales of the Toy, a new feature where we tell stories about some of our most cherished childhood toys. We’re kicking it off by telling the tale of how we originally acquired Cosmos, the G1 Transformers toy. On

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Mail Call! Unboxing “Mermaids” and “College of the Dead” by Adam Post Media

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Mermaids by Adam Post Media Group. We backed the main book along with both College of the Dead and College of the Dead: Graduation Day. No more talk! Play video! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Most importantly… Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 22 August 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell and Wart the Wizard creator Mandy Summers. This week, we discussed the closing of Parnell’s Ultra Star campaign, the latest

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Mail Call! Unboxing Splatto Comics’ “Impossible Stars” and “Nexus: Triplets”

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Impossible Stars and Nexus: Triplets from Splatto Comics. Written by Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, Iron Sights) and Chuck Dixon (Batman) and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez, Impossible Stars is set approximately two hundred years in the future, and mankind has hit an extra-terrestrial snag in our plans to begin interstellar travel. The bonus

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Retro Review: “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” – Too Many Holes (Atari 2600, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since the founding of psychoanalysis! As reviews for E.T. The Extra Terrestrial have piled up over the years, I’m here to talk about one aspect of the game that could impact your desire to buy a copy, as it has mine. I am a trypophobe, and I

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“Tales of Arise” Reportedly Uncensored on PlayStation, or Is Bandai Namco Lying Again?

Rumors have recently swirled around the Internet that Bandai Namco’s upcoming RPG Tales of Arise would be censored for its PS4 and PS5 release across all territories. The rumors originated from an anonymous poster on 4chan’s /v/ board, and many gamers found the post to be credible given Sony’s recent censorship of Japanese third party games on PlayStation. Here are

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SEGA’s Little-Known “Fist of the North Star” Legacy (80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since chopped liver! While many will recall SEGA’s 2018 release of Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise for PS4, western gamers, particularly the younger ones, might be interested to learn that SEGA has a long history with the Fist of the North Star license. Yes, indeedy.

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Mail Call! Unboxing “War Party” (Rampart Press)

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copies of War Party by Justin Murphy and published by Rampart Press. Without further ado, you can check out the video below. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on social media or bookmarking the site for more independent entertainment news,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 8 August 2021 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 Godlike creator Jon Malin. This week, we discussed the latest news on Malin’s Godlike campaign, the success of Ethan Van Sciver’s CyberFrog action figure line,

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Chomp Bites One Off: Random Kid Playing “After Burner” (80s August Special, NSFW)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since the domestication of poodles. Hey, bitches. It’s me. Chomp the termite. What’s up? Me? Oh, nothing much. Things pretty much suck on my end, but thanks for asking. Why, you ask? Well, lots of reasons, really. This interview being one of them. You see, we here

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Mail Call! Unboxing ALL CAPS Comics’ “CyberFrog: Warts and All”

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo -exclusive hardcover edition of CyberFrog: Warts and All by Ethan Van Sciver and published by ALL CAPS Comics. Without further ado, let’s get straight to the video, shall we? Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on social media or bookmarking

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Next Month Is “80s August” at The Splintering!

We’ve enjoyed many different theme events here at The Splintering (the Festival of Dread, Jolly Jinglings, and Monochrome May and Attack Helicopter Week), but waiting until October for the next one just seems like too long of a wait… That’s why we’re christening this August as the inaugural 80s August! Starting next week, we’ll be posting reviews and features celebrating

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“Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water” Re-Release To Be Censored

Publisher Koei Tecmo recently announced that their horror title Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is scheduled for a digital release on 28 October for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, SeXbox, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC… and it will be censored on all platforms. Maiden of Black Water is an updated version of the Wii U release in 2014. Like other

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