Category Archives: Opinion

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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Review: Tommy Lasorda Baseball (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Tommy Lasorda Baseball! Most retro sports games aren’t particularly sought-after by collector’s these days. Nearly every gaming convention and retro game store has girthy stacks of football and baseball games collecting dust, begging to be purchased and taken home for bargain prices.

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Review: “Thunder Force II” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Thunder Force II! I know what you’re thinking. “If this is Thunder Force II, a sequel, then where the heck can I find the first game?” My answer is to that is two fold. First, don’t think so damn much, you’ll

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Gallery: SEGA launches the Genesis ad campaign (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

In an effort to inundate you with Genesis stuff on the 30th anniversary of its launch, I decided to barf up this click bait retrospective post showing some of the ads SEGA ran as part of their famous “Genesis Does What Nintendon’t” campaign. My personal favorite ad is the Golden Axe one. Sure, you can find all of this stuff

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Review: “Last Battle” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is continuing our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing yet another SEGA Genesis launch title: Last Battle! *Note: Did you know that Last Battle is actually a reskin of a Fist of the North Star game? We detailed the changes last year when SEGA’s Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise released, so you can check

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Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s “Absolute Carnage” and “Future Foundation” Events

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on how Marvel’s editorial practices are evident in two of the company’s current events: Absolute Carnage and

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Review: “Space Harrier II” (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special)

Today, the Splintering is launching our SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week by reviewing the first of several SEGA Genesis launch titles: Space Harrier II! Those who know me personally know that the original Space Harrier holds a special place in my heart. I own and have played thousands of games, and the original Space Harrier arcade game is my absolute favorite

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