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Chomp Bites One Off: the Model One SEGA Genesis (SEGA Genesis 30th Anniversary Week special – NSFW)

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: “Super Thunder Blade” – SEGA Genesis (Attack Helicopter Week special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering. Before we start with the review, let’s play a little game… One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong. Space Harrier  –  After Burner  –  Hang On  –  Out Run  –  Thunder Blade Can you tell which thing is not like the

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Chomp Bites One Off: Gyro Man (Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering! We certainly hope that you’ve been enjoying some of our gaming content celebrating the best of our fine, attack helicopteroid friends! 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

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“Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome” creator Brenden Swan talks horror, manga, and love with robots (interview)

In June, comic book creater Brenden Swan launched an Indiegogo campaign for Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written and illustrated by Swan himself. We got a chance to have a friendly back and forth with Swan, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Strangelove project.* As always, the answers below

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Intellivision to reveal 22 Amico-exclusive games at E3… behind closed doors

Intellivision has announced that they will debut their Amico console next week at E3… behind closed doors. C’mon, Tommy! Don’t you trust us?! Intellivision will bring playable Amico systems and controllers along with 22 playable games… behind closed doors. Grrrr! Here’s the rationale for a behind-closer-doors reveal according to Intellivision Entertainment CEO/President Tommy Tallarico: “…we are still a year and

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Chomp Bites One Off: “Virtua Fighter’s” Jacky Bryant (SEGA Week Special – NSFW)

If you live in the United States, your SEGA Saturn console is very possibly now 24 years old. (You still have it, don’t you?) The announcement of the Saturn’s surprise US release was in May 1995, and what followed was a very rocky and admittedly short lifespan for the console. However, several great games graced the Saturn during its short

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Reflection: M.U.S.H.A. (SEGA Week Special)

Being SEGA Week and all, I thought it would make sense to highlight one of the most prized games in the Genesis library: M.U.S.H.A. Since The Splintering doesn’t really do “reviews”, I’m winging it with the whole “reflection” thing. Time to give M.U.S.H.A a bit of The Splintering’s trademark TLC … Prepare for bemusement! What is it? M.U.S.H.A. … Who

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Review – “Ecco: the Tides of Time” (SEGA Week Special)

I have a very special treat to kick off SEGA Week here at The Splintering. Yes, with me today, I have the very unique opportunity to interview the one and only, Ecco the Dolphin himself. The Splintering (TS): Hi, Ecco. Thanks so much taking some time out to hang with us here at The Splintering. Ecco: Kee-kee! Kack-kak-kak! TS: That’s

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We go behind the curtain with “Movie Men: Crowded Theater” (interview)

Earlier in April, writer Jeremy Lott launched an Indiegogo campaign for Movie Men: Crowded Theater, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written by Lott and featuring illustrations by Doug Curtis. We got a chance to have a friendly back and forth with Lott, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Movie Men project.* As always, the answers

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Review – “Captain America and the Avengers” (Genesis)

In 1991, Data East released Captain America and The Avengers in arcades. It became a moderate hit, prompting Data East to develop a console version on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. Now, nearly 30 years later, justice is being served as Marvel Entertainment is finally releasing Avengers: Endgame, the movie which is based on Data East’s arcade classic! Okay, so

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Hero or Traitor? Andre Frattino introduces “Tokyo Rose” to a new generation in his graphic novel (Interview)

Earlier in March, writer Andre Frattino launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written by Frattino and featuring illustrations by Kate Kasenow. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Frattino, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Tokyo Rose campaign. As always, the answers

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HD remake of “Custer’s Revenge” featuring fully digitized actors coming in 2019

Did you ever hide video games in your sock drawer as a teenager? Maybe under your mattress? There’s very few games that required that level of concealment, but one of the first was certainly Custer’s Revenge on the Atari 2600. First released in 1982, Custer’s Revenge is an adult-themed game in which the player controls a nude General George Armstrong

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Gilbert Deltrez goes all guns blazing in “Pistolera” (interview)

Earlier in March, Headshot Horror Publishing launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pistolera, an all-new 32-page one-shot comic set in the 1800s written by Gilbert Deltrez and featuring illustrations by Mateo Martinez and colors by J.L. Giles. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Deltrez who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the

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Sporkman creator Chuck Bonetti serves up the details on “Sporkman: Goes to Japan” (interview)

Last year, Chuck Bonetti and the creative team behind Sporkman: Goes to Japan conducted a crowdfunding campaign to fund the book that came laser close to reaching its goal. After a few months to regroup and recalibrate, the Sporkman team is ready to relaunch with a retooled campaign scheduled to hit Indiegogo on 29 March. We reached out to Bonetti

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Chomp bites one off: ToeJam & Earl… well, just Earl, actually (interview, humor)

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. Today, Chomp digs deep with Earl from the classic ToeJam & Earl series, which is finally getting a long-awaited sequel with

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Trixie Cain: Blood Reaper launches March 1 on Indiegogo

Indie comic book writer Nasser Rabadi (Brutas the Badass) is collaborating on a new project with co-writer Joey Turnage (Something Real) and artist Shawn Langley (It Came Out on a Wednesday) titled Trixie Cain: Blood Reaper. For the past few weeks, both Rabadi and Langley have been dropping teaser images for Trixie Cain, which so far appears to be a

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“Cyberfrog” returns to Indiegogo with a variant cover for a limited time; fully funded in 8 minutes (updated)

On Wednesday Cyberfrog creator Ethan Van Sciver created a new crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog: Blood Honey via Indiegogo. Sound familiar? It should. The original Blood Honey campaign broke records in July as the most-funded comic book in crowdfunding history. The major change this time around is the new campaign will fund a copy of the book with variant cover art

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Interview: Comic artist Jon Malin talks “Graveyard Shift”, heroism, and who he most wants to punch in the face!

Last week, the crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift launched via Indiegogo where it became an instant success. At the time of this writing, the Graveyard Shift project has raised more than $30 thousand with a few weeks still to go. Graveyard Shift is a 46-page graphic novel created by comic industry veterans Mark Poulton (writer) and Jon Malin (artist). Graveyard

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No, Saudi Arabia didn’t ban 47 games in a single day, and that’s just the start of the false reporting

I like to give Australians a bit of crap over how miserably their government approaches mature-themed video games, but truth be told, Australia has nothing on the over-the-top nonsense that comes out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This week, several Western news outlets reported that the Saudi Arabian government had added 47 games to the list of those banned

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Kickstarter removes fake “Cyberfrog” fundraising page

Ethan Van Sciver’s Cyberfrog: Blood Honey crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo is already a remarkable success. Having raised over $150 thousand in less than one week, Cyberfrog is on track to being one of the most successful comic book crowdfunding campaigns to date. Perhaps it is that very success which inspired someone to post a fraudulent copy of the Cyberfrog Indiegogo

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Pac-Man logic used to explain “Flat Earth” conspiracy theory

Finally, a reasonablue solution to one of Flat Earth Theory’s biggest logical holes has been discovered. Our world works like Pac-Man. This past weekend, the United Kingdom hosted the nation’s first Flat Earth Convention. Our world works like Pac-Man in Birmingham. Not aware of what Flat Earth Theory is? If you’ll take this non-believers word for it, Flat Earth Theory

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After Infinity War: 4 things to consider when theorizing about the next Avengers (spoilers)

*Massive spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War below! For those who saw Avengers: Infinity War this week, questions linger as to how the next installment will move forward. As you break into heated discussions on the topic, we suggest keeping four points in mind. You may have already considered some or all of these points. If so, you’re ahead of the

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New Humble Bundle features Capcom & SEGA titles on PlayStation

Capcom and SEGA have joined to support a handful of charities by offering a combined Humble Bundle aptly named the The Humble Capcom X SEGA PlayStation Bundle, including games for the PS4, PS Vita and PS3 (…really?). Proceeds can go to support your choice of three charities: Save the Children US, the American Red Cross, and the Rett Syndrome Research

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