Tag Archives: Dreamcast

These “Exploded” Console Prints are the Perfect Complement to your Retro Gaming Room

Have you been spending time at home to upgrade your ultimate gaming lair? If you’re a fan of the late 90s & early 2000s era of gaming, then independent artist Angeline N Pear (aka “Angerinet“?) has some killer tapestries for you to adorn your walls. Without any more beating around the bush, have a look for yourself below.   These

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Raiden laments a forgotten ”Mortal Kombat” anniversary

Greetings, mortals! It is I, Raiden, god of thunder and protector of Earthrealm. As many of you are prone to forgetting, mere mortals as you are, I wanted to remind everyone that the 26th anniversary of Mortal Monday is today. Yes, September 13th is the anniversary of the release of the original Mortal Kombat game for home consoles. But did

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Face-Off: Is the Dreamcast still worth collecting? (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week Special)

While the release of Shenmue I & II last year was certainly cause for celebration among SEGA fans, its release begs a question of critical, global importance: Is the SEGA Dreamcast still worth collecting for? To address this confounding issue, two top minds from Internet blogging sites have agreed to debate the finer points of the conundrum, and what better

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Who is your Shenmue Waifu? (SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! Since Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue is one of the most iconic games on the Dreamcast platform, we had to include it with our Dreamcast-themed celebration. Since the first two Shenmue games are awash in lovely ladies, it occurred to us that there may be one to match up with

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Review: “Playing at the Next Level” (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week at The Splintering! Today we’re reviewing Playing at the Next Level in which author Ken Horowitz details the history of SEGA of America with an emphasis on SEGA’s U.S. development teams and some of their more notable games.* Starting with the ill-fated Master System and continuing all the way until SEGA’s swan

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How I tried (and failed) to play every Dreamcast launch game for the console’s 20th anniversary (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week special)

Well, my plans of playing through every single Dreamcast launch title for the 20th birthday of the “little white system that should have” didn’t exactly pan out as I had hoped, but I got the good majority of games booted up and played on 9/9/19! Since I didn’t actually play EVERYTHING this time around, I thought I’d just give a

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Chomp Bites One Off: the SEGA Dreamcast (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week Special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! If you missed last month’s interview celebrating 30 years of the SEGA Genesis, you can brush up on that intense exchange right here. 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

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Next Week is “SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week” at The Splintering

Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. launch of SEGA’s final console, the SEGA Dreamcast. Released on 9 September, 1999 (9-9-99) for $199.99, the SEGA Dreamcast brought along 19 launch games on day 1, including Sonic Adventure, The House of the Dead 2, Power Stone, NFL 2K and Soulcalibur. The Dreamcast hardware would also introduce several innovative features

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Have you taken a walk “In Ryo’s Footsteps”? (SEGA Week Special)

Before their dreams came true when Shenmue III was revealed at E3 2015, the loyal Shenmue fan base was still rich with artistic and musical tributes, social media campaigns, and various other fan projects celebrating the dormant SEGA franchise. Among the more ambitious fan projects were a pair of documentary films titled In Ryo’s Footsteps by independent filmmakers Andrew Pine

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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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Soulcalibur documentary released ahead of “Soulcalibur VI” launch; confirmed character roster so far

On Tuesday, Bandai Namco released a Soulcalibur retrospective documentary on their YouTube channel celebrating the legacy of their classic fighting series. The first in a series, the video features several interviews with expert Soulcalibur players and mostly highlights the competitive fighting game community’s engagement with both Soulcalibur I and II. It’s not currently know how many parts the full documentary

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