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Retro Review – “Captain America and the Avengers” (SEGA 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, 30 years later, justice has finally been served as Marvel Entertainment has released the MCU Avengers movies, all based on Data East’s arcade classic! Okay, so that last

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Retro Review: “RoboCop Versus The Terminator” (SEGA Genesis)

Gaming in the 1990s was the historical epicenter of the battle surrounding violence in video games, complete with U.S. Senate hearings, parents forbidding their children from visiting arcades for fear that they may catch a glimpse of a “fatality,” and so on. Yet even amongst all of that controversy, SEGA’s own Videogame Ratings Council (V.R.C.) still rated RoboCop Versus the

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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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SEGA’s “G-LOC Air Battle” now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan

The dogfighting arcade classic SEGA Ages G-LOC Air Battle has landed on the Nintendo Switch and is available now via the Japanese eShop for ¥999 (about $9). Remember, the Switch is region-free, so even if you’re in a western territory you can create a Japanese account and download the game. You can check out the launch trailer below, which is

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“Panzer Dragoon” Saturn trilogy coming to VR, includes rare “Panzer Dragoon Saga”

To mark the 25th anniversary of Panzer Dragoon‘s Japanese release, SEGA made a surprise announcement for Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record, a virtual reality-enhanced re-release of all three SEGA Saturn titles (Panzer Dragoon, Zwei, and Saga). Hold the phone! Panzer Dragoon Saga?! The highly sought-after RPG title that really doesn’t make much sense to release in VR? That’s what the official

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SEGA’s “Sakura Wars” set to launch in April; new story trailer released

SEGA has released a story trailer for Sakura Wars, a soft reboot of their long-running steampunk/fantasy series. The game is scheduled to release for PS4 in Western territories on 18 April (It’s already available in Japan). You can check out the new story trailer below, which is followed by the official breakdown of the game from SEGA. About From the

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“Streets of Rage 4’s” final playable character unveiled; multiplayer details announced

Streets of Rage 4 finally has a full character roster! Publisher Dotemu has announced that the fifth and final fighter to join the long-awaited brawler is Floyd Iraia, a guy who has more metal arms than he has consonants in his last name. If he reminds you of Jax from Mortal Kombat, you’re not alone (he even yells “Gotcha!” when

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SEGA’s “Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder” finally coming home thanks to Arcade1up

Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Arcade1up announced that a Golden Axe themed arcade unit will be part of their 2020 releases. This machine includes several of SEGA’s “Team Shinobi”-developed arcade classics such as Golden Axe (duh), Shinobi (double-duh), Altered Beast, Wrestle Wars and Golden Axe: Revenge of the Death Adder. **rEcOrD sCrAtCh** You read that last one right.

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How well did SEGA’s “OutRun 2019” predict the actual technology of 2019?

The futurists working in entertainment are always letting us down. Back to the Future part II promised us hoverboards and flying cars, but when 2015 rolled around, they were nowhere to be seen. The original animated Transformers movie promised us hoverboards by 2005, so Hasbro was even more off the mark. As it turns out, video games have been predicting

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Review: Christmas NiGHTS (SEGA Saturn, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re going to celebrate by taking a look at possibly the Christmasiest of all Christmas games! It’s difficult to believe that the classic playground war of “Nintendo vs. SEGA” was officially decided nearly 2 decades ago!  I mean, seriously!  2020 is RIGHT around the corner!  Making me feel old over

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SEGA files trademark for “Persona 5 Strikers”

Earlier this week, SEGA registered a trademark for Persona 5 Strikers, which is likely a sign that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be localized for a western release with an abbreviated title. As Rice Digital points out, other games in the Persona series have had their names shortened for releases outside of Japan. If indeed Persona 5 Strikers

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SEGA confirms “Bayonetta” & “Vanquish” remasters coming to PS4, Xbox One in February

As we reported last week, a remaster of the action/sci-fi game Vanquish was leaked on the Microsoft Store. Earlier today, SEGA has officially confirmed that remasters of both Vanquish and Bayonetta will indeed be coming to Xbox One and PS4 on 18 February 2020. Both games were originally developed by Platinum Games for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and this

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“Vanquish” remaster announcement leaked by Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store has listed a remastered version of Platinum Games’ Vanquish for Xbox One, set to release 18 February 2020. Originally published by SEGA in 2010 (2017 for the PC version), Vanquish is a fast-paced, action sci-fi game directed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. Considering that Vanquish was first launched on both PS3 and Xbox 360, it stands

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“SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone” for Nintendo Switch launches 28 November in Japan

Earlier this week, SEGA announced that SEGA Ages: Fantasy Zone for Nintendo Switch will launch on the Japanese eShop on 28 November (that’s tomorrow) for ¥999 (roughly $9.15, or $1.42 in Bison Dollars). Originally released in arcades in 1985, Fantasy Zone is a side-scrolling shooter in which you can pilot your ship in all four directions at will (similar to

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Kickstarter editions of “Shenmue III” being prepped for shipping; launch trailer released

In a backer update on Wednesday, Ys Net revealed that the Shenmue III launch trailer is officially live. In addition, backers of the Shenmue III Kickstarter have started to receive email notices from the Fangamer fulfillment service that their games are being prepped for shipping. However, these messages specify that only the Kickstarter version of the game and slipcase will

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“Shenmue III” street date broken in Europe; how to avoid spoilers

On Monday, Twitter user Topsu indicated that he found and purchased a copy of Shenmue III at his local market, a full eight days ahead of its scheduled release. Topsu’s Post was confirmed as true by the online Shenmue fan community Shenmue Dojo, which has now put their spoiler policy into effect. This news may be particularly irksome for backers

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“Panzer Dragoon: Remake” to receive a physical release on Switch

On Tuesday, Forever Entertainment announced that their upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake will be getting a physical release. Panzer Dragoon was originally released on SEGA’s ill-fated Saturn console in the mid-90s, and this reimagined take on the fantasy-themed 3D shooter was first revealed earlier this year during Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct presentation. Panzer Dragoon: Remake is currently scheduled to arrive this

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Review: “Splatterhouse 3” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special)

Review spoiler warning! I friggin’ love Splatterhouse 3. It’s the reason why I love the Splatterhouse series so much, and as far as both violent games and 16-bit brawlers go, it definitely top-tier. That being said, it’s not 100% flawless, and fans of the first two games might not appreciate the changes made to the third installment. Voice: Nobody cares,

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Chomp Bites One Off: Mr. Bones (Festival of Dread special, NSFW humor)

Welcome back to our special Halloween event here at The Splintering, the Festival of Dread! 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. This edition of Chomp Bites One

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Review: “Splatterhouse 2” – SEGA Genesis (Festival of Dread special, repost)

Of all the games I’ve owned, sold, repurchased, etc., over the years, I’ve never sold any of my original Splatterhouse games. Why? Because braining demons with blunt objects and watching their unholy essence spray from their freshly-cracked skulls is good ol’ family fun. Wholesome shit, am I right? My personal experience with the Splatterhouse series went like this: Splatterhouse (TG-16 version), Splatterhouse 3, and finally Splatterhouse

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“The House of the Dead 1 & 2” coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020

Forever Entertainment, the Polish development studio behind SEGA’s Panzer Dragoon remake, is reportedly hard at work on HD remakes of The House of the Dead 1 & 2 for Nintendo Switch planned to release sometime in 2020. It should be noted that this HotD collection features the first two games in the series – not 2 & 3 – which

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Review: “The Adventures of Batman and Robin” (SEGA CD, Batman Day special)

Today is apparently Batman Day, though the date of 21 September isn’t particularly significant in Batman history. DC Comics has arbitrarily selected dates for “Batman Day” for the past few years, but it’s not tied to any release, anniversary, or milestone. But we don’t need an excuse to celebrate the Dark Knight, right? So in an effort to boost website

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