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Bullet Hell Dungeon Crawler “Wildcat Gun Machine” Now Available on PC, Consoles

On Wednesday, publisher Daedalic Entertainment released Wildcat Gun Machine for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam, Epic, GOG). Developed by Australian developer Chunkybox Games, Wildcat Gun Machine is described as a “bullet hell dungeon crawler” with a story and enemy designs inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft. It is also my understanding that there are guns, too.

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Fast-Paced Action RPG “Unsouled” Coming to Switch, Xbox and Steam PC on 28 April

On Monday, publisher NEOWIZ announced that Unsouled will be coming to Steam PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox GamePass on 28 April. Developed by the one-man developer at Megusta Game, Unsouled is a 2D action RPG boasting a high level of challenge, fast-paced gameplay, and a stylish pixel art visual aesthetic. Here’s the official breakdown of Unsouled from NEOWIZ followed by

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Review: “Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition” (Xbox)

Originally created thanks to crowdfunding, Fat Panda Games’ 2D platformer Flat Kingdom: Paper’s Cut Edition is making the jump from PC to consoles thanks to publisher Ratalaika Games.* The eternal battle between 2D and 3D has come to the peaceful Flat Kingdom. Now a brave warrior named Flat must venture into unfamiliar 3D landscapes to collect six magical jewels, rescue

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Japanese Folklore-Inspired Horror Game “Ikai” Now on PC, Consoles

Publisher PM Studios has announced that psychological horror game Ikai is now available on Steam PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Endflame, Ikai is inspired by Japanese folklore where players must use magical kanji to solve puzzles and confront “abominable demons.” The game landed a “Teen” rating though, so it can’t be too disturbing… can it? Here’s the

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Retro-Inspired Twin-Stick Shooter “Devastator” Now on PC, Consoles

On Friday, game publisher 2Awesome Studio (2AS) announced that the new twin-stick shooter Devastator is now available on Steam PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Featuring a blend of both retro and modern aesthetics, Devastator is an arcade-style shooter with vector-inspired graphics and a high-energy electronica soundtrack. Here is the official breakdown of Devastator from 2AS: SYSTEM initializing… Multiple virus

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Twin-Stick Tower Defense Game “Slaycation Paradise” Revealed at GDC

At GDC on Tuesday, Merge Games revealed Slaycation Paradise, a tongue-in-cheek genre mishmash that combines elements of twin-stick action and tower defense. Developed by Affordable Acquisition, Slaycation Paradise is currently planned to release sometime in 2022 for Steam PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Smart Delivery, and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official breakdown of Slaycation Paradise followed by the latest trailer: Passport?

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Bizarre Platformer “Will You Snail” Coming to PC, Consoles on 9 March

Publisher No Gravity Games recently announced that the unique action game Will You Snail will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and Steam PC on 9 March. Developed by one-man development team and YouTube personality Jonas Tyroller, Will You Snail is a platforming game where an evil AI can predict your movement, placing traps and obstacles in your way.

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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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Review: “Gleylancer” (Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4)

Retro shoot ’em up aficionados have plenty to celebrate of late, given the increasing number of re-releases and collections of classic shooters recently landing on pc and consoles. The latest of these is Gleylancer (not Gley Lancer, ya’ dummy-dums!), a sci-fi horizontal shooter originally developed by Masaya and released for the SEGA Mega Drive in 1992 exclusively in Japan.* Now,

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90s Space Shooter “Gleylancer” Coming to Consoles on 15 October

On Wednesday, publisher Ratalaika Games announced that the horizontal scrolling, 2D shooter Gleylancer will be available on 15 October for PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s digital storefront. (Sorry, PC master race die-hards) Originally released in 1992 for the SEGA Mega Drive as a Japan-only exclusive, Gleylancer was also re-released via Nintendo’s now defunct Wii Virtual Console in

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Mothmen 1966 to be the First of a “Pixel Pulp” Trilogy

Cryptids sure are fashionable this year! On Tuesday, game publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer LCB Game Studio announced that Mothmen 1966 will be coming to Mac, Linux, PC (via Steam) Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox platforms in early 2032. Developed by a two-person team in Argentina, Mothmen 1966 is described as the first in a trilogy of “Pixel Pulp” visual

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Review: “Within the Blade” (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

Ninja games were all the rage when I was growing up, and I had no shortage of great ones. Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden, SEGA’s Shinobi, Natsume’s The Ninja Warriors, and Konami’s TMNT brawlers were all in my regular gaming rotation as a kid. Of course, this is before the advent of 3D gaming, when titles like Acquire’sTenchu started to up the

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The Black Orcs Are Coming to Cyanide’s Fantasy Strategy Game “Blood Bowl 3”

Game publisher Nacon and developer Cyanide have released a new trailer for Blood Bowl 3, this time featuring the Black Orcs, one of the new teams coming to the fantasy sports strategy game. You can check out the official overview of the new team below, followed by the Black Orcs announcement trailer. Tired of the amateur performance of the other

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Nosebleed Interactive’s Arcade Management Adventure “Arcade Paradise” Coming to PC, Consoles

Game publisher Wired Productions has announced Arcade Paradise, an arcade management game for PC and consoles. Developed by Nosebleed Interactive, Arcade Paradise is scheduled to release sometime in 2021 for Steam PC, Xbox One, SeXbox, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. You can check out the first Arcade Paradise trailer below, followed by a full breakdown of the game from Niche

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Xbox Acquires Exclusive Rights to Multiple SEGA IPs

According to renowned German gaming publication Der Weltspieler, Microsoft has inked an exclusive licensing deal with SEGA for timed distribution rights to several SEGA properties. Without further ado, here’s the list: Altered Beast Shinobi Jet Set Radio Virtual On Billy Hatcher (WTF?) According to Der Weltspieler, the exclusivity period is for a full six years (ending December 31, 2027). At

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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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People are already calling Microsoft’s new Xbox the “SeXBox”; is this another “Xboner” or marketing genius?

At the Video Game Awards on Thursday, Microsoft revealed their next-generation gaming console, the Xbox Series X. The hardware boasts a number of new and exciting features, including: 12TF GPU 4x CPU speed of Xbox One X As quiet or quieter than Xbox One X Dedicated share button on controller Full backwards compatibility across 4 generations of Xbox games The

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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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Publisher responds to We Happy Few being banned in Australia

Note: while this post contains some factual information, it is largely for entertainment purposes. G’day kids. It’s me. The really-real Randy Pitchford.* The Randster. As the CEO and President of Gearbox Software, the publisher of We Happy Few, I wanted to address the Australian government’s decision to ban the sale of our game, so naturally I turned to the most

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Konami do… good? Zone of the Enders: the 2nd Runner M∀RS set for fall release

Konami can’t be troubled to do much with their gaming IPs these days, which makes their upcoming release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS for PC & PS4 all the more baffling. This remastered edition of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS was first announced at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show. Features of the updated

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