All posts by David Hunter

Games Review: Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Xbox One X, 2017): Tempted, but not quite giving in to the Dark Side

Star Wars Battlefront II, a game mired in launch window controversy. Is it as terrible as the screaming denizens of the internet would have you believe or is it all being blown out of proportion? For our Battlefront II review, we thought we’d split it into two discrete components — the single player campaign, reviewed by our own David Hunter and the multiplayer, reviewed by our games editor David Smith. Continue reading Games Review: Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Xbox One X, 2017): Tempted, but not quite giving in to the Dark Side

Supanova Interview: Will Friedle on life after Boy Meets World and bringing the animated Star-Lord and Bumblebee to life

Will Friedle has endured and enjoyed the TV & Animated industry for over 20 years now, voicing hundreds of animated characters in a ton of popular shows such as being Star-Lord in the brand-new Disney and Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy animated series and Bumblebee in Transformers Robots in Disguise animated series. The list goes on and on, including Batman Beyond, Spiderman and Deadpool.... Continue Reading

Supanova Interview: Star Wars Puppeteer Brian Herring talks bringing BB-8 to life & The Han Solo Film!

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the verge of release, on the verge of madness and on the verge of probably breaking even more box office records, I got to speak to Brian Herring, famous Puppeteer who helped bring the lovable and adorable BB-8 to life on screen for the first time in Star Wars The Force Awakens.... Continue Reading

Games Review: Life is Strange: Before The Storm Ep 2: A Brave New World (PS4, 2017)

Here we are again, the second chapter in the increasingly amazing  Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Episode 2: A Brave New World opens not long after Rachel Amber decided it would be cool to start a fire in the local forest of Arcadia after losing her shit. As the huge storm slowly approached Arcadia in the original Life is Strange, this fire seems to be using the same approach, lending a looming and mysterious threat to the proceedings. Sure, it was an accident caused by the raw emotion of a teenager losing her grip on everything she held dear, but damn, what a way to end that first episode. Where to from there? Continue reading Games Review: Life is Strange: Before The Storm Ep 2: A Brave New World (PS4, 2017)

Games Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch, 2017) is one of the Switch’s better ports

Another day, another port for Nintendo Switch, but that’s ok, we were all worried we wouldn’t be getting what Nintendo promised us, a more mainstream console with third-party support. We got it, and here’s another solid example of their new ethos — Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2! Continue reading Games Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch, 2017) is one of the Switch’s better ports

Oz Comic-Con Interview: Mass Effect’s Mark Meer talks Improv, epic Cos-Playing skills and Shepherd’s favourite things

There are times in our lives we look back on certain things and reminisce, how much we would love to go back and do it all again, for me, other than visiting the (U.S.A and the U.K) that was the Mass Effect Trilogy and playing as the stubborn, stern, but lovable Commander Shepherd. If you’re like me and chose to play Shepherd as a male and not female (Jennifer Hale), you would have spent a very long time listening to the amazing voice work of Mark Meer!... Continue Reading

Games Review: Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch, 2017) is still great but hardly definitive

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch, now the eighth system the game has been ported to, may still be a great game and one of the best platformers since the original Rayman titles and those other Nintendo titles with the ex-plumber, but it’s far from the Definitive version. Continue reading Games Review: Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch, 2017) is still great but hardly definitive

Film Review: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (USA, 2017) is a family treat for the senses

DreamWorks Animation is back with a new film, and what can we say about this little animation company, soon to celebrate a successful 20-year run? They’ve come an exceedingly long way since their first animated feature, Antz, in 1998, a film that felt so forced to catch up with Pixar (who released A Bug’s Life around the same time amid a feud between the two companies) many wrote them off before they’d barely begun. The Prince of Egypt didn’t do them any favours at the time either, though both were commercial successes (not the same could be said for The Road to El Dorado, however). It wasn’t until their first stop-motion animation, 2000’s Chicken Run, where the tide seemed to turn.... Continue Reading

Interview: Australian artist Nicola Scott on finally doing Wonder Woman justice, Black Magick and Oz Comic-Con

One thing we can say about Australia and its diverse culture of people is that it will never get boring. So many different characters and so much diversity in everything we do, from our bizarre choices in hobbies, to the work we do in our everyday lives. Some of that work may happen to feel like a hobby too, often the case if you’re a paid artist like the ridiculously amazing and talented Nicola Scott.... Continue Reading

Interview: Claudia Pickering takes Hollywood by the balls with her US$5k film Frisky

What’s amazing about Claudia Pickering? For one, Claudia taken a huge risk, travelled overseas and directed a film based on her own personal experiences. It could be that the movie has been a huge success in the States and now it’s finally arrived for us Aussie folk in selected cinema runs as well as a digital release. Or is it that Claudia not only wrote and directed, but also acted in the film? I think we’ll all have to agree that it’s all of the above; Claudia is kicking serious arse.... Continue Reading