Category Archives: Humor

Chomp Bites One Off: Mr. Bones (Festival of Dread special, NSFW humor)

Welcome back to our special Halloween event here at The Splintering, the Festival of Dread! 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. This edition of Chomp Bites One

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A message from Randy Pitchford: Gearbox sued over “Duke Nukem” soundtrack (humor)

Both Gearbox Software and Steam have been haled to court by video game composer Bobby Prince, the man responsible for the music of Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and Duke Nukem 3D. Prince alleges that 16 of his songs were used in 2016’s Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour without his permission, and without him receiving compensation. Prince provided music for

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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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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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Chomp Bites One Off: the SEGA Dreamcast (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week Special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! If you missed last month’s interview celebrating 30 years of the SEGA Genesis, you can brush up on that intense exchange right here. 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

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We asked gay icon Jack McFarland: What exactly is “Ogay”?

Last week, Ion Fury developer Voidpoint apologized after individuals from Reset Era criticized content in the game that they found offensive, including an image of a personal skincare bottle jokingly labeled “Ogay” (an “Olay” pun, in case you needed it spelled out). After the complaints surfaced, Voidpoint announced that they would donate $10,000 to The Trevor Project (an LGBT anti-suicide

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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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