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SEGA reveals new “Streets of Rage 4” character: Cherry Hunter

Earlier today at Gamescom, SEGA unveiled the third playable character in Lizardcube’s upcoming brawler Streets of Rage 4: Cherry Hunter. You can check out Cherry’s reveal trailer below. Given her yellow top along with some of her fighting moves being similar to Streets of Rage 2‘s Skate (aka Eddie to his close friends), Cherry is almost certainly related to the

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Epic fantasy comic “Wisdom Comes” features a new take on man versus dragons

Late last week, independent comic book creator Cody Martinez launched a crowdfunding campaign for Wisdom Comes: Chapter 1, a 64-page fantasy book written and illustrated by Martinez himself. Here’s a summary of the project taken from the Wisdom Comes Indiegogo campaign page: Witness the rise of Hera’s greatest hero, and learn what set him upon his monumental quest to eradicate

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Billy Tucci’s Shi shares an anniversary variant with Dynamite Comics’ “Vampirella”

Earlier this week, Dynamite Entertainment launched a crowdfunding campaign for a special, double-anniversary variant of Vampirella #1 featuring cover art by renowned comic book creator Billy Tucci (Zombie Sama). These limited edition covers feature Tucci’s own Shi character alongside Vampi herself. Here’s the pitch straight from the Indiegogo campaign page: It’s Vampirella’s 50th anniversary this year, and the newest comic

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Chomp Bites One Off: Zeus (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Welcome back to SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our retro gaming content celebrating the launch of our 16-bit friend! 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

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Review: “Altered Beast” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing the final SEGA Genesis launch title: Altered Beast! Happy birthday SEGA Genesis! I know pretty much everyone interested in classic gaming knows about the original pack-in for one of the greatest consoles of all time… and most people do not have the nicest things to say about

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Throwback FPS “Demon Pit” coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Tired of over-complicated, genre-bending, modern first-person shooters? “Flashlights? Fuck flashlights! Gun is flashlight!” Indie publisher Digerati May have the game for you: Demon Pit. Inspired by FPS games from the 90s, Demon Pit is described as an arcade–style arena shooter featuring numerous weapons, a “soul grapple”, and constantly changing environments. Here’s a breakdown of Demon Pit from Digerati followed by

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Karl O’Rowe’s sci-fi comic “Deathsworn” is an intergalactic tale of freedom and revenge

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Karl O’Rowe launched a crowdfunding campaign for Deathsworn, an all-new 80+ page graphic novel written, illustrated, and lettered by O’Rowe himself, Deathsworn takes quite a bit of its inspiration from the sci-fi action franchises of the 1980s such as Masters of the Universe. Here’s the breakdown of the project taken from Deathsworn Indiegogo

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