Category Archives: Humor

The Ghetto-Fabulous Swag of the “Tyger Blue” Campaign

Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the swag packed with Tyger Blue – a comic by RGB Comics. Not quite an unboxing, but the amount of tchotchkes on display here warranted a more extensive overview than the written word can provide. On to the video! A full crowdfunding review of Tyger Blue will be posted here at The Splintering

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How I Accidentally Got “TMNT Arcade” Delisted From Xbox Live (80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since the creation of Italian sausage.  It’s a truly great thing that the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: the Cowabunga Collection is now available from Konami, perhaps for me more so than anyone else on earth. It’s like a pang of guilt has been lifted from my shoulders after a decade of

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Tale of the Toy: TMNT Krang (80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since Gutenberg invented the printing press! And welcome back to Tale of the Toy, the feature where we tell stories about some of our most cherished childhood toys and action figures. Today, we’re telling the tale of how we originally acquired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)

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Box Art Bombshells: “Black Belt” (SEGA Master System, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since We’re marking this festive occasion with an all-new installment of Box Art Bombshells, where we reveal the completely fabricated super really-real events that inspired some of the wackiest and weirdest box art from gaming history. This time, we’re revealing the hidden truth behind Black Belt, the martial arts action game released on

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The Nostalgia Nerd Tackles the Max Headroom Highjacking Incident of 1987

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since I found that genie lamp and wished to live forever! We love it when other folks get in the 80s August spirit. Today, we’re going to highlight a splendid video that The Nostalgia Nerd posted covering the mysterious Max Headroom airwave highjacking incident of 1987. Sure,

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Pointless Unboxing – “Thin Blue Line”, “Wraith of God”, and “Jawbreakers: Grand Bizarre”

Today we’re unboxing three Indiegogo-exclusive comics – Thin Blue Line, Wraith of God, and Jawbreakers: Grand Bizarre. No fluff. Time for watching. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. And as always… Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on social media or bookmarking the site for more independent entertainment news, views, and

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Cheeky Gaming Ads: Vintage Arcade Flyers

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. Welcome to Cheeky Gaming Ads, where we highlight 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. For this go-around, let’s look at a

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Pointless Unboxing: “Blood Realm: Wrath of Kings” (Alterna Comics)

Welcome to another Pointless Unboxing, our series of unboxing videos that are so utterly insignificant that they inevitably go unwatched by all. Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copies of Blood Realm: Wrath of Kings and Wirehead by my eternal nemesis… Robert Geronimo!!!. Without further ado, straight to the video! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive,

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Pointless Unboxing: “The Girl with the Mega Fists” (Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things color deficient. Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of The Girl with the Mega Fists by Tyler Carpenter. Without further ado, straight to the video! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! You can check out more of our Monochrome

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Memories in Green: Playing the NES With a 1990s CRT Screen (Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things chromatically-challenged.  In the early 90s, my parents acquired our family’s first computer. We picked it up second-hand, so it’s fair to say that it was not state-of-the-art, even by the standards of the time. But what is most important for the purpose of this story, is that it came

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Dat Ass! 11 of Gaming’s Most Remarkable Rear Ends

The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body, and it’s high time that this sinewy mass gets the respect it deserves. While many are worth celebrating, here are eleven of our picks for the most remarkable posteriors in the world of gaming. Cammy – Street Fighter seriesStreet Fighter‘s Cammy was one of the first video game hotties to

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Mail Call! Unboxing Crusade Comics’ “Shi Omnibus: Volume 1”

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Shi Omnibus: Volume 1 by Crusade Comics. It arrived with a pretty massive hole in the side, but did the book sustain any damage in transit? Watch to find out! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on social

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Mail Call! Unboxing Cauldron Comics’ “The Abductables 2: Reticulous” by Michael Derrick and Ibai Canales

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of The Abductables 2: Reticulous by Michael Derrick (Grayskale) and Ibai Canales (Iron Sights). This video also features the debut of my cat, Thoth Hermes Trismegistus Al Egypti (or Hermes, for short). Without further ado, let’s get straight to the video. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful.

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Mail Call! Unboxing “Ultra Star” by Riot Press Productions

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Ultra Star by Riot Press Productions.* Have a watch, and let us know in the comments if you think that Patrick Thomas Parnell packed this parcel up himself, or if his wife Whitney did it. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. *Disclosure: the author of this

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Double Mail Call! “A Child Is Born” and “Fiendish” Unboxing (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s celebration of all births virgin and immaculate. Today we’re unboxing a couple of comic books that recently arrived at the mailbox of The Splintering HQ (my house): Irene Strychalski’s Fiendish and Billy Tucci’s A Child Is Born. It should also be noted that this is the final performance of my fluffy black cat

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Mega Mail Call! Four Comic Unboxings for the Price of One! (free, that is)

Today we’re unboxing four separate comic books recently received in the mailbox of The Splintering HQ (my house). They are: BeardzzerkerBlack BishopThe Expendables Go to Helland a Graveyard Shift promo book Enough talk! Have at thee with watching! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering on

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The Horror Art of Bruce Timm (Gallery, Festival of Dread Special, NSFW)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things creepy and crawly. Renowned artist and animator Bruce Timm is primarily known for his iconic takes on the DC animated universe, starting with Batman the Animated Series. However, Tim’s trademark style isn’t limited to the world of superheroics. Over the years, he’s crafted a remarkable number

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Box Art Bombshells: “Vampire – Master of Darkness” (SEGA Game Gear, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things devilish and demented! We’re marking the occasion with a new edition of Box Art Bombshells, where we reveal the completely fabricated super really-real events that inspired some of the wackiest and weirdest box art from gaming history. Today, we’re the Castlevania-like 2D action platformer for the

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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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Box Art Bombshells: “Congo Bongo” (Colecovision, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since Istanbul was still Constantinople! We’re marking this festive occasion by introducing an all-new feature here at The Splintering: Box Art Bombshells, where we reveal the completely fabricated super really-real events that inspired some of the wackiest and weirdest box art from gaming history. We’re kicking off

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Who Should Play Samus Aran in a “Metroid” Film? (80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since the discovery of the Pythagorean Theorem! Though certainly not the first female video game character, Samus Aran from 1986’s Metroid is still considered by many to be the First Lady of gaming. It should therefore come as no surprise that the topic of a Metroid film keeps

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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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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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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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Greatest Levels in Gaming: “Alex Kidd in Miracle World” (SEGA Master System, Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Since Alex Kidd is oddly relevant this year, today we’re going back to an Attack Helicopter Week of years past to look at one of the most innovative stages from SEGA’ flagship title for the Master System, Alex Kidd in Miracle World. In the mid to late 80s, the SEGA Master System was the underdog in a sales race with

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Mail Call! “499” by Richard C. Meyer and Per (Narwhal) Berg

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of 499 from Richard C. Meyer and Per Berg (aka Narwhal), which recently landed at The Splintering HQ (my house). My cat was courteous enough to show up immediately upon finishing recording. On to the video…. If you want to check out our review of 499 (which you should), you can do so here.

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