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The Internet Celebrates Chun Li Being Added to “Fortnite” (Gallery)

Epic Games recently added two new character skins to the Fortnite lineup: Street Fighter’s Ryu and Chun Li. The resulting social media frenzy has been a joy to watch, even for me- who is not at all a Fortnite player. There are clearly those who are just now discovering why the leggy young lass is video games’ original Waifu, and

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Illinois Lawmaker to Introduce Legislation Banning “Grand Theft Auto”, Other Violent Games

Earlier this week, an Illinois lawmaker announced that he will introduce a ban on violent videogames in response to a rise in carjackings in the Chicago area. State Representative Marcus Evans (Democrat) specifically noted Grand Theft Auto as his primary target, as it features vehicle theft as part of the gameplay. The legislation would ban sales of the game in

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Sexy Sci-Fi RPG “Subverse” Coming to PC in March

Independent video game developer recently announced that their sexy, sci-fi RPG Subverse will release on 26 March 2021 for Steam PC. Successfully crowdfunded in 2019, Subverse blends JRPG elements with a space shooter, and it’s definitely intended for an adult-only audience. (It features fictional characters involved in baby-making, after all) Here’s the full breakdown of Subverse from the game’s Steam

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Tonicmole Goes Fourth in “Saving the World”

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Dusty “Tonicmole” launched a crowdfunding campaign for the latest issue of Saving the World, the fourth in an ongoing series. Written and illustrated by Tonicmole, Saving the World is a superhero book that blends the aesthetics of 90s alternative comics with superheroic action (It also features excellent cover art by Illustrator Monk). Here’s

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Heart in Knotts – 1969’s “The Love God?”

Most are unlikely to equate ‘Sex’ and ‘Don Knotts’ in the same thought or sentence. The comedic actor was known by and large for “G rated” fare throughout his career; The Andy Griffith Show (1960), The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), How To Frame a Figg (1971), The Apple Dumpling Gang (1979), The Private Eyes (1980), just to name a few.

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 21 February 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with Parnell and College of the Dead creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed the latest fallout from Disney’s firing of Gina Carano from The Mandelorian, updates on

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Capcom Censored “Street Fighter II”, One of the Greatest Games of All Time

Last week, Capcom released Capcom Arcade Stadium on the Nintendo Switch, which includes a number of classic games from Capcom’s arcade library. However, it did not take long for gamers to notice that two key alterations had been made to the latest version of Street Fighter II, likely due to modern-day political concerns. Twitter user @pomegd posted screenshots of the

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Aaron Neff and Garrett Gabbey Bring the Robots in “Mavrics: Origins”

Independent comic book creators Aaron Neff and Garrett Gabbey are both hard at work preparing a crowdfunding campaign for Mavrics: Origns Volume 1, an all-new 60-page graphic novel. Set in an alternate future, Mavrics promises to deliver “Such Robots! Many Action! Wow!” Here’s the official pitch taken from the Mavrics pre-launch page, followed by the creators’ recent appearance on Michael

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Jezebel Laments the Lack of Chun Li in “Mortal Kombat” Film… Yes, Really

You can’t make this stuff up. On Thursday, Jezebel posted an opinion piece focused on the upcoming Mortal Kombat film. The odd part is that the author’s primary point was to lament the fact that Chun Li was absent from the film’s latest trailer. *Record Scratch!* Yes. The self-described “astute film critic” wrote an entire piece around the idea that

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Intellivision Announces New Amico Release Date, Unveils “Breakout” Revival Trailer

Earlier this week, Intellivision announced that their multiplayer-focused Amico console is now planned to release in Autumn 2021. Originally scheduled to launch in October 2020, the delays are mostly credited to logistical difficulties resulting from the global Commie Cough Bat Soup Sniffles COVID-19 pandemic. To cushion the blow of the delay, Intellivision also released a new video preview of Breakout,

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Small Packages – Good Things? Meet “Mini-Comic Bundles” (Interview)

In late 2020, independent comic book creators Aaron Guzman and Jason Alexander launched a monthly subscription service for Mini-Comic Bundles, collections of miniaturized comics small enough to put in your pocket. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss this unique project with both creators. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible

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Joe Catapano’s Sci-Fi Comic “Star Circuit” Blends Akira with F-Zero

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Joe Catapano launched a crowdfunding campaign for Star Circuit, a 32-page cyberpunk sci-fi book intended as the first installment of a larger miniseries. Written and illustrated by Catapano and featuring lettering by the ever-prolific Eric Weathers, Star Circuit is inspired by Akira, F-Zero and Bladerunner. Here’s the brief plot synopsis taken from the Star

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ALL CAPS Comics’ CREED Revival Surges Past $30k on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, ALL CAPS Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for CREED: Re-IMAGINARY, a revival of the 90s fantasy comic series by Trent Kaniuga. Written and illustrated by Kaniuga, Re–IMAGINARY reintroduces the characters and world of CREED in an all-new, two-issue story. Here’s the official pitch taken from the CREED Indiegogo campaign page: Mark Farley is a 17 year old

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Review: “Heroineburgh” Issue 2 and Swag Giveaway!

Combining the talents of dozens of actresses and other creators, Heroineburgh started as a web series featuring the exploits of a large cast of super-powered characters. The project has expanded to a bi-weekly comic strip and now a full comic book series, too, bringing the live-action world to the illustrated page. In any case, here’s the overall gist of the

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Premiere! Friday Night Drives – 12 February 2021

Welcome to the premiere of “Friday Night Drives,” where I do a video recap of this week’s news from The Splintering. I’m hoping to make this a weekly trend, so please let me know what you like (or hate). In the meantime, give it a watch and thanks for reading! The Splintering’s Teespring store has items starting at just $4.99!

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“Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed” Headed West this Summer

Publisher XSeed Games has announced that Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be receiving a western release in summer 2021 for Steam PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, following the Japanese launch on 20 May 2021. Hellbound & Debriefed is an HD remake of the 2011 original on PSP. In addition to a standard release, there will also be a special

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Alterna Comics to Publish Bryan Baugh’s Horror Series “Wulf and Batsy”

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti announced that Bryan Baugh’s Wulf and Batsy series will indeed be published by Alterna. Intended for mature audiences, Wulf and Batsy has been available digitally for quite some time, with print-on-demand editions available through IndyPlanet. The move to Alterna will almost certainly mean more exposure for the books, which so far have been

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Dave Swartz’s “Confederate Monster” Raises the Dead on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Dave Swartz launched a crowdfunding campaign for Confederate Monster, a three-part miniseries that injects a bit of sci-fi horror into American history. Written and illustrated by Swartz (Feast or Famine), Confederate Monster is a retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein tale set during the US Civil War. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken

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“King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match” Now Available on PS4

On Tuesday, SNK announced that The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is now available on PS4 for $14.99. While the original KOF 2002 has been available on PS4 for some time as a $7.99 Arcade Archives title, the new Unlimited Match release boasts several new features, which include: Graphical improvements Redesigned character abilities Remastered Soundtrack Rollback Netcode for Online

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Horror/Fantasy Comic “The Tome of Reckoning” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Dionysios launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Tome of Reckoning, a 36-page horror/fantasy comic written and illustrated by Dionysios and featuring illustrations by Jewel Jones. This first issue is titled The First Good Day of the Year, and it represents the beginning of a larger arc expected to be at least five issues

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Mandy Summers’ “Wart the Wizard” Sequel Casts Its Spell on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, YouTube personality and independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Wart the Wizard: the Portal of Echoes, a fantasy/comedy graphic novel intended for all ages. Once again written by Summers (Pirate Queen) and featuring illustrations by Peter Gilmore (Super Dead), Portal of Echoes is the sequel to 2020’s fantasy adventure… wait for it…

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Steve Inman Parodies “Excitebike” in Recent Comedy Videos

Internet comedian Steve Inman has brought many laughs to what would normally be tragic situation. Whether he is voicing over politics, fist fights, or even violent riots, Inman’s sports announcer-type commentary is a great way to achieve cathartic release from otherwise distressing circumstances. While Inman’s comedic takes haven’t typically strayed into topics worth covering here on The Splintering, a couple

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Donkey Madness’ “Shotgun Samurai” Manga Fully Funded on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, Donkey Madness launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shotgun Samurai, a girthy 200+ page manga graphic novel that includes the entire first story arc of the Shotgun Samurai series. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Shotgun Samurai Indiegogo campaign page: Legend has it that a thousand years ago, there was a Dragon that roost atop the

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Happy Birthday Number 40: Remembering & Celebrating Ronald Reagan’s Acting Career

This weekend marks Ronald Reagan’s 110th birthday. Born February 6, 1911, Reagan was Number 40 in the line of American Presidents, his two terms in office opening and closing the decade of the 80s (1981-1989). It’s easy to think of him only in a political sense, but Reagan had a prior career, too. In Film! In fact, in the first

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Update! Richard C. Meyer Relaunches Indiegogo Campaign for “Rock ‘N Roll Ninja” After Feedback

Update: After receiving a less than enthusiastic response to the launch of Rock ‘N Roll Ninja, Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer has abruptly ended the campaign and relaunched it after making several changes. First and foremost, the story will not be be broken into shorter “floppy” comics, and will instead be collected as a 100-page graphic novel for $30.

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Which “Street Fighter II” characters are least likely to survive their injuries?

Street Fighter II originally landed in arcades on 6 February 1991 (Yep, 30 years ago). To mark the occasion, let’s have some fun with one of the finer details of the game. Fans of Street Fighter II and other Japanese games may have noticed that a character’s blood type is often listed in their bio. There are some important cultural

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No, Marvel’s “Squirrel Girl” Comics Were Never a Success

Certainly Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has her fans, and they are quite a vocal bunch. A vocal, special bunch. Despite efforts to claim otherwise, however, the Squirrel Girl character has never really been successful in carrying her own solo book. And yes, that includes trade paperback sales, too. One of the more objective voices commenting on the mainstream comic

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“Mass Effect Legendary Edition” Censored According to Developers

Publisher Electronic Arts finally unveiled the first official trailer for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remastered edition of the original Mass Effect trilogy that undoubtedly hopes to wash away the bad taste left behind by Mass Effect Andromeda and Anthem. In a recent interview with Metro, members of the MELE development team discussed their approach to updating the games for

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