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Paint It Black (and White)! The Splintering’s “Monochrome May” Returns!

We love our themed events ‘round here (like our Festival of Dread, 80s August & Jolly Jinglings). But one of our longest running events is Monochrome May, a celebration of black and white games, comics, movies, and all things chiaroscuro. It’s also when some people never stop complaining about how “monochrome” doesn’t technically mean “black and white.” All I have

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 12 December 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed Robert Kirkman’s Skybound possibly picking up the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses, news on Patrick’s upcoming Johnny Phantasm

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2D Point-And-Click Adventure “Watch Over Christmas” Flying to Steam PC on 21 December

On Thursday, indie games publisher Dionous Games announced that their new 2D point-and-click adventure Watch Over Christmas will be released exclusively for Steam PC on 21 December. In Watch Over Christmas, players embark on a quest to save Santa on Christmas Eve, ensuring that children across the world will still wake up to the happiness and cheer of waking up

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Fly Fatty, Fly! Saint Nick Gets Some Serious Air in “Santa’s Slippery Slope”

Developer Hondune Games has prepared a Christmas treat in the form of Santa’s Slippery Slope, a trick-skiing game planned for a 17 December release on Steam PC. In Santa’s Slippery Slope, players take on the role of jolly old St. Nicholas himself, navigating treacherous ski slopes, collecting presents, and performing tricks that put Sonic the Hedgehog to shame. Maybe. Here’s

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 5 December 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the rumors of Dark Horse Comics looking for a buyer, IDW losing the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses,

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The War for Christmas Continues in “Bric-A-Brac 3”

“Fear not, for I bring tidings of great joy! Unto you is launched this day on Indiegogo is a comic that is Christmasy.” – The Gospel of Luke (probably) On Thursday, independent comic book creator Ryan Haack launched a crowdfunding campaign for the third issue of Bric-A-Brac, a 25-page Christmas-themed comic. Written and co-created by Haack, illustrated and co-created by

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 28 November 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the long-term viability of crowdfunding websites, our thoughts on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, CGnow.net, and the latest news & views

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The Festival of Dread Rises from the Grave!

We may have Attack Helicopter Week, 80s August, Monochrome May, and finally Jolly Jinglings to close out the year, but the theme event that started them all is October’s Festival of Dread! And this year’s Festival of Dread event promises to be even bigger than the last! We have plenty of Halloween-themed pieces coming your way, including multiple features, the

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Next Month Is “80s August” at The Splintering!

We’ve enjoyed many different theme events here at The Splintering (the Festival of Dread, Jolly Jinglings, and Monochrome May and Attack Helicopter Week), but waiting until October for the next one just seems like too long of a wait… That’s why we’re christening this August as the inaugural 80s August! Starting next week, we’ll be posting reviews and features celebrating

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Color be Damned! The Splintering’s “Monochrome May” Returns!

Holiday themed events are a dime a dozen (Like The Splintering’s Festival of Dread & Jolly Jinglings, perhaps?). But why wait for another major holiday to have a special themed event? We couldn’t come up with a good reason, either. That’s why 2020 marked the inaugural Monochrome May, a celebration of black and white games, comics, movies, and all things

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The Splintering’s “Festival of Dread” Returns this October!

Be afraid! Be very afraid! Sure, we have Attack Helicopter Week in the Summer, Monochrome May, and Jolly Jinglings to close out the year, but none of these events are as big as October’s Festival of Dread. And this year’s Festival of Dread event promises to be even bigger than the last! We already have several Halloween-themed pieces in the

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Announcing the Return of “Attack Helicopter Week!”

We’ve done several theme months here at The Splintering (the Festival of Dread, Jolly Jinglings, and Monochrome May), but we’ve also decided to bring back our retro-gaming theme event Attack Helicopter Week! Why? Do we need a reason? It’s a wacky time, so let’s have some equally wacky fun. Attack Helicopter Week will be a celebration of all things helicopters,

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Announcing The Splintering’s “Monochrome May” Event!

We’ve done theme months for both the Halloween and Christmas seasons (The Festival of Dread & Jolly Jinglings, respectively), but why wait for another major holiday to have a theme event? We couldn’t come up with a good reason, either. That’s why The Splintering has decided to christen this month as Monochrome May, a celebration of black and white games,

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Konami’s “Orius” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch Via the Arcade Archives

Game publisher Hamster has announced that 2D arcade shoot ‘em up Orius is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Konami in 1991, Orius (aka Xexex in Japan) was later ported to PSP in 2007 as part of the Salamander Portable collection. That makes this new Arcade

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Long-Time Punisher Writer Mike Baron Defends The Character From Recent Critics

On Monday, celebrated comic book creator and one-time Punisher writer Mike Baron responded to the recent changes Marvel Comics has made with their gun-toting vigilante character the Punisher, and vehemently defended the use of the Punisher’s skull logo by military and police officers. According to Baron: “I am proud when the police and military use the Punisher as their symbol.

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Indie Rhythm Shooter “Aaero: Complete Edition” Getting a Physical Release on Nintendo Switch

Indie game developer Mad Fellows recently announced that their rhythm-based rail-shooter Aaero will soon get a physical release on Nintendo Switch. (Can we start calling this genre a “Rez-like”?) Aaero: Complete Edition will be released thanks to Strictly Limited Games, and will include all of the game’s DLC packs. In addition to the Limited Edition package ($33.99, 2,200 copies), there

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Silvio Spotti and Top Secret Press Present “Sword of Justice Vol. 2” Now on Kickstarter

Veteran comic book creator Silvio Spotti recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue one of Sword of Justice: Volume 2, the follow-up to volume 1 which concluded earlier this year. Written and illustrated by Spotti and featuring colors by Veronica Lopez, Sword of Justice Vol. 2 Issue 1 is a 20-page, sci-fi fantasy book which, like its predecessor, is intended

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Undead Vikings Vs. Nazis in Jason Michalski’s “Northern Blood” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jason Michalski recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Northern Blood, an 80-page, black and white graphic novel. At the time of this writing, the project is already fully funded, having raised 230% of its initial funding goal. Written by Michalski and featuring illustrations by Antonio Rojo, Northern Blood is a horror fantasy tale set in an

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“Unsurvival” Puzzler DIEFROSTY Now Available on Steam

On Wednesday, indie game creator Gagonfe released Diefrosty, a unique 2D puzzler where your objective isn’t to survive, but rather to kill your frozen-faced protagonist any and every way you can. Here’s the official breakdown of Diefrosty from the game’s Steam page: Diefrosty is an unsurvival puzzle game, where your one and only goal is to kill your ice-cuby character

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“The Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection” Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022

Publisher ININ Games recently announced that The Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection will coming to the Nintendo Switch in a physical edition. The collection will include both Boulder Dash Deluxe and Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary. Originally created in 1984 by Peter Liepa, Boulder Dash is an action puzzle game that has since seen a number of ports, sequels and reinterpretations across

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Tactical Fantasy RPG “Battle Brothers” Coming to Xbox, PlayStation in January

Ukiyo Publishing recently announced that the turn-based tactical RPG Battle Brothers will release on 13 January, 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox. Developed by Overhype Studios, Battle Brothers boasts deep tactical gameplay and a “gritty low-fantasy world.” Here’s the official breakdown of Battle Brothers from Ukiyo: Battle Brothers is a turn-based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a

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“The Embrace” Creator Teases Trojan War Book – “Promachoi”

Independent comic book creator Michael Oden (The Embrace) recently took to social media to show off a long-gestating project Promachoi, which is set (tentatively) for a 2023 release. Promachoi is intended to be a visual retelling of the events surrounding the Trojan War from a historical – not mythological – perspective. Think the movie Troy, but hopefully a lot better.

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Review: “Clockwork Aquario” (PlayStation 4)

Guess which video game now holds the Guinness Book of World Records title of “longest time between a video game project start and final release?” Okay, that’s an easy one since we’re reviewing the game, but yes, it’s Westone Bit’s Clockwork Aquario, which began development in 1991 as an arcade game, and is now finally being released for the Nintendo

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Pre-Registration Now Open For Action RPG “Undecember”

Publisher LINE Games recently announced that the multiplatform action RPG Undecember is now open for global pre-registration on Steam PC and its official website. Developed by Needs Games, Undecember is a hack and slash fantasy that takes its name from a mythical “thirteenth month”, which brought with it the birth of a dark god named Serpens. According to Needs Games,

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“The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel” Coming To Xbox, Switch this Week; PlayStation Versions Delayed to 2022

Eastasiasoft recently announced that The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel will release for Nintendo Switch, Xbone, and SeXbox on Wednesday, 15 December. The PS4 and PS5 versions are still listed as “in development” and slated to be released in Q1 2022. Why the delay? Maybe SOnY wants to censor it, who knows? (That’s completely speculation, by the way) I feel

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Sci-Fi Adventure “Nova-111” Coming to Nintendo Switch in January

On Thursday, publisher No Gravity Games announced that Funktronic Labs’ sci-fi strategy title Nova-111 will be released for the Nintendo Switch on 13 January 2022. The game has previously been released for Wii U, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PlayStation Vita, PC & Mac. In Nova-111, players use both turn-based and real-time strategy on a mission to repair space-time recover a

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