Author Archives: The Splintering Staff

Did Marvel rip off Kyle Ritter’s indie comic project “Starblades”?

As part of their Marvel Future Fight mobile game, Marvel recently announced a new all-Asian superhero team: the Warriors of the Sky. The characters include War Tiger from Thailand, Blue Dragon from Vietnam, Sun Bird from Malaysia. and Shadow Shell from Taiwan, all of whom are identifiable with color-coded designs and animal “totems”. Looks fine, right? Well, as Twitter user

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“Shenmue III” street date broken in Europe; how to avoid spoilers

On Monday, Twitter user Topsu indicated that he found and purchased a copy of Shenmue III at his local market, a full eight days ahead of its scheduled release. Topsu’s Post was confirmed as true by the online Shenmue fan community Shenmue Dojo, which has now put their spoiler policy into effect. This news may be particularly irksome for backers

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“Lady Death: the Collection” now on Indiegogo

On Thursday, Coffin Comics made the jump from Kickstarter to Indiegogo to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Lady Death: the Collection, a set of reprints for out-of-print Lady Death books. Created by Brian Pulido in 1991, Lady Death is a supernatural (and super hot) anti-heroine who battles the forces of evil both in Hell and earth. Pulido made the jump

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Review: “RoboCop Versus The Terminator (SEGA Genesis)

With the release of another Terminator sequel, reboot, reimagining, whatever. 90’s gaming was the historical epicenter of the battle surrounding violence in video games, complete with U.S. Senate hearings, parents forbidding their children from visiting arcades for fear that they may catch a glimpse of a “fatality,” and so on. Yet even amongst all of that controversy, SEGA’s own Videogame

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Dungeon crawler “Mary Skelter 2” banned in Australia

Late last week, game publisher Idea Factory revealed that their upcoming dungeon crawler title Mary Skelter 2 would not be coming to Australia as the game has been refused classification by Australia’s Classification Board, which is effectively a government ban in the land down under. Developed by Compile Heart, Mary Skelter 2 is a dungeon crawler in which players traverse

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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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Review: “Splatterhouse 3” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special)

Review spoiler warning! I friggin’ love Splatterhouse 3. It’s the reason why I love the Splatterhouse series so much, and as far as both violent games and 16-bit brawlers go, it definitely top-tier. That being said, it’s not 100% flawless, and fans of the first two games might not appreciate the changes made to the third installment. Voice: Nobody cares,

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