Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Batman; Return of the Caped Crusaders: Nothing could have prepared me for this...

Unfortunately, the review of the original TV show is going to have to wait a little bit, that one needs more time.

Up until this point, I haven't had any direct experience with 1966's Batman TV series. I've seen the references, the memes, and all the talk on the show, but I've yet to fully experience it in any capacity. I'm probably not alone in that department, it came out in 1966 after all, I wasn't born until 29 years later. Surfice to say, not even the greatest of memes could have prepared me for what I'd gotten myself into with a movie 50 years later. Well, let's see where this rabbit hole goes.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit: Anyone for some cheese?

Rest in Peace Peter Sallis

I admit I'm almost ashamed this one took so long to do. It shouldn't be a shock to hear that I have a lean towards animation over live action, while a strong part of it was my childhood, where most of the cartoons and animations I watched were really good (in my opinion at the time, time is cruel after all) and a lot of live action things I saw were Tween dramas my sister loved to watch that I still hate to this day, the other part in it is creativity. While it might seem like a bad excuse, I do think animation is truly limitless in its potential for creative ideas, taking away what little restraints there are in live action. To me, its a shame that some animation styles have all but died out, such as traditional/ traditional water colour (take a guess as to why. Here's a hint, they just had a big expo over the weekend) and Stop motion, or to use today's case as an example, Claymation. The only difference between the two being what was used. Stop motion being the overarching style, where instead of filming in seconds, filming is done with pictures to allow for the animators to re-position the objects in each frame when needed. Claymation is the same thing but whereas Stop motion can be with anything, Claymation focuses on the use clay for the main objects, such as people and animals, and in the realm of Claymation, two names stick out, and rightfully so. Wallace and Gromit... or Robot Chicken depending on who you are, but this is kid friendly so Wallace and Gromit!



Sunday, 16 July 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Yes, I own a Switch now

And unlike last time, I'm reviewing this as someone who owns the game and the system.

Ports, many people hate them, many see them as a waste of development time. Me? Well it depends on the state of the port but overall, my stance on the matter is "They're done by backup teams with a small time frame, meant to help fill out a library. I would rather have ports of good games then shovel ware". After having this for close to two weeks, and playing with my fellow volunteers at the Tech Games Fest this year, I think it'll be good to tackle this, and give it an update seeing as when I last reviewed Mario Kart 8, I didn't experience most of the DLC. Also, your eyes don't decieve you, this is a review of a Mario Game on its own, though technically Mario Kart Wii got their first... also reviewed around the same time... should I just do Mario Karts around this time and make it a trend?


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Transformers Marathon II; Rescue Bots: Aww, no love for Defensor

Fun fact, was going to do a Rescue Heroes joke until I saw that one of them was Blades.

Like seriously, all you're missing is a motor cycle and an Ambulance, though I think swapping Groove out for a bulldozer would be a good idea. Combiner Wars swapped him with a Swat truck after all

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Mediaholics Promotional Video



Two months in the making, all for the sake of a promotional video. To look at least a little professional. This also has a few teasers at upcoming plans. Can you spot them all?

Huge thanks to Marcus from Inkblot Creations for the audio visualizer and CJ for the new artwork. You can find Inkblot Creations at https://www.facebook.com/inkblotcreations/ and CJ's work at http://courtenayjane.tumblr.com/

CREDITS
Credits:
Content Creators: Liam “Blaster” Sanders, Marissa “keybug55”
Trailer Editing: Liam “Blaster” Sanders
Audio Visualizer: Marcus Mathews
Site Artwork: Courtenay Jane

XY&Z: Mark de Groot
Originally performed by: Rica Matsumoto
From: Pokémon XYZ
Link to his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBZna0xAhTY

A Brief Winter Trek
Composed by: C-Curt
Original composition by: Arata Iiyoshi, Atsuhiro Ishizuna
From: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team/ Blue Rescue Team
Link to song: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02994

1AM
Composed by: Manaka Tominaga, Shiho Fujii, Kazumi Totaka
From: Animal Crossing: Let’s go to the City

Sun & Moon Artwork Recreations: Kansoku
Link to artwork: http://imgur.com/a/HpLHc

Toa Nuva (Okoto) - Bionicle 2016: PANGOLIN-2
Link to artwork: http://pangolin-2.deviantart.com/art/Toa-Nuva-Okoto-Bionicle-2016-600756155

Footage credits:
Moana    
Walt Disney Pictures

The A Team   
20th Century Fox

Star vs the Forces of Evil 
Disney Television Animation

Tiny Toon Adventures  
Warner Bros. Animation

Night in the Woods  
Infinite Fall

Kirby Triple Deluxe  
HAL Laboratory

Transformers Combiner Wars: Bruticus vs. Sky Reign 
Hasbro

BIONICLE 2016 Toa Okoto Commercial
LEGO

Blackest Night   
DC Comics

Deadpool kills Deadpool 
Marvel Comics

Pokémon Adventures  
Shogakukan, Viz Media

Mediaholics Playlist: Big Blue 
Mediaholics (for editing, song credits in video)

Mediaholics Playlist: Battle for Storm Hill
Mediaholics (for editing, song credits in video)

Mediaholics Podcast Episode 11: PrE3
Mediaholics

The Beginning of Adventure 
Courtney Jane

Welcome to the Mystery Dungeons
Courtney Jane

Mediaholics Cinema: Jem and the Holograms
Mediaholics

Animal Crossing: New Leaf 
Nintendo

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Nintendo

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth 
Media Vision

Super Smash Brothers Brawl 
Sora Ltd

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 
Capcom

Thunderbirds are Go  
ITV Studios

Transformers: The Movie 
Sunbow Productions

Shantae ½ Genie Hero  
WayForward Technologies

Kingdom Hearts 3
Square Enix

Pokémon Sun & Moon: The Series
OLM, Inc

Red vs. Blue   
Rooster Teeth Productions

Digimon Tamers  
Toei Animation

The Lego Movie   
Village Roadshow Pictures

The Dark Knight Returns 
Warner Premiere,

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 
Lucasfilm,

Avatar: The Last Airbender 
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Avatar: The Legend of Korra 
Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Sonic Unleashed  
Sega

Freedom Planet   
GalaxyTrail

Super Mario Galaxy  
Nintendo

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Pokémon Sun & Moon  
Game freak

Combiner Wars   
Hasbro, IDW Publishing

Ghostbusters   
Delphi Films

Fire Emblem Awakening  
Intelligent Systems

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Beyond Darkness, and Time 
Chunsoft

Transformers
di Bonaventura Pictures

Batman: The Killing Joke 
DC Comics

Zootopia   
Walt Disney Pictures

Portal 2    
Valve Corporation

Digimon Adventure tri  
Toei Animation

Animaniacs   
Amblin Entertainment

Big Hero 6   
Walt Disney Pictures

Black Panther   
Marvel Studios

BIONICLE: Ignition  
Lego, DC Comics

Hyrule Warriors   
Omega Force

Sonic Mania
Headcannon, PagodaWest Games

Yu-Gi-Oh: The Dark Side of Dimensions
Studio Gallop

Ducktales
Disney Television Animation

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Level-5, Capcom

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2
TT Games

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo
Pokémon XY: The Series  
OLM, Inc

Gravity Falls   
Disney Television Animation

Freedom Planet 2  
GalaxyTrail

Superman: The Animated Series 
Warner Bros. Animation

Minecraft   
Mojang

LEGO Dimensions  
Traveller’s Tales

The Avengers   
Marvel Studios

Mario Kart 8   
Nintendo

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Game Freak

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Mediaholics Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0UmlA10uAY8JFBgyAE4PJVbaZZbe3dTb
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Transformers Marathon II; Robots in Disguise 2015: They really should stop using that subtitle



Whereas Transformers Prime was a combination of Animated and Bayformers, Robots in Disguise 2015, its direct sequel, was a combination of Prime and Rescue Bots (next week). Doing this one early as I have been keeping up with RID 2015, so unlike Rescue Bots, it’s the perfect thing to review while I’m at the Tech Games Fest during this week. So with that out of the way…

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Hollow Knight Review


                Hollow Knight started as a Kickstarter in 2016. The aspiring indie group Team Cherry promoted a 2D platformer that takes place in a surreal world of insects. The Kickstarter was very successful raising almost $60k AUD (almost 40k USD). Unfortunately I was never there for the Kickstarter itself. I came across the game on Steam, and I also heard of its popularity floating around the internet. I played the game with my boyfriend, us being overachievers and finding ways to clear 100% with our first run of the game.