Top 10 – Internet Cartoons

GeekOut Top 10s

Media as we know it has changed, for better or for… No, better! The internet has provided us with countless hours of amazing content with flash games and of course our favourite, the animators, who are highly underrated in what they do. Yes, the internet is really, really great – For a lot of things, but this Top 10 isn’t the best things the internet has produced: It’s the best cartoons it’s produced.

So whether you’re sat there spitting out dank memes, or just thinking about how the internet has provided you with some of the most nail-biting, fear-induced sweats you’ve ever had, it’s time to face this week’s list: It’s GeekOut’s Top 10 Internet Cartoons. Continue reading “Top 10 – Internet Cartoons”

Top 10 Boxes

Honestly, you guys pick some of the most random topics for us to talk about. This week, we felt absolutely boxed in by your decision, as we’ve been given the gift of boxes to write a Top 10 about. But let’s be frank here. A box is not just a solid mass that’s in the shape of a cube (Sorry Companion Cube). No, a box must be able to have things inside of it in some capacity. That changes our scope from the get go.

Honestly, you guys pick some of the most random topics for us to talk about. This week, we felt absolutely boxed in by your decision, as we’ve been given the gift of boxes to write a Top 10 about. But let’s be frank here. A box is not just a solid mass that’s in the shape of a cube (Sorry Companion Cube). No, a box must be able to have things inside of it in some capacity. That changes our scope from the get go.

Ah, we can’t contain ourselves any more. This list cannot be held any longer, it’s time for this weeks Top 10!

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YouTube channel – #mashed

On YouTube, there are several kinds of channels. You have some channels which are dedicated to music, some channels are comedy channels, some are educational.

There are also channels which show off some of the unique content on YouTube, by working with some bigger names. The big names help to pull in the crowds and then let the newer content creators get exposure.

Finally, it’s time to see who is the ultimate Soap Fighter! My money is on either Peggy or Phil.

#mashed is one of these channels. It’s quite a brilliant idea to share the content from well known YouTubers as well as new YouTubers alike, #mashed look to bring unique comedy videos to share with everyone from one easy to access channel. I found out about #mashed and decided to speak to the creators of the channel who were kind enough to share their blurb with us and some videos they thought would be good to share!

#mashed combines forces with awesome YouTube talent to create 100% exclusive & original comedy videos about the things our audience loves to read, watch and play online. We work with big established talent like Dan Bull, OliverAge24, Toonocracy & Mr Weebl, as well as exciting new talent like Kr3id, Iamprickle & Ross Butter. Often, they collaborate together (for example Dan Bull & Ross Butter on 40 years of gaming, or OliverAge24 & Kr3id on Rave on the ISS. 

We’ve also had contributions from other talented animators and writers – one of the producers on 2013:mashed (C4) was Paul Cope (co-everythinger of award winning series Future Duck) and theanimator on the show was another award winning and hugely talented individual, Lee Daniels, who also designed the channels new branding. Day to day running of the channel is handled by Tom Jenkins (channel manager) & Christel Dee (Channel Assistant). #mashed has also just been nominated for Broadcast Digital’s “Best Original Web Channel” award.

We’re always looking for exciting new talent and people to come check out our videos – so please come and say hello!”

I’ve been a fan of MrWeebls works for quite some time, so to know they’ve gotten him involved with this awesome channel is quite exciting.

MrWeebl strikes again with another catchy tune and awesome quality video!

Please do go ahead and check #mashed out as they’re lovely people who are looking to share some awesome content with all of us. I can’t wait to see more and wish them the very best of luck!

What did you think of the offerings #mashed brings to the table? With unique content including stuff from well known YouTubers, I am confident they will continue expanding in the right direction.

FUNDED Kickstarter Highlight – The Savlonic Album

Every week, I’m going to scour Kickstarter for cool projects which I think we should all be aware of. Even if we cannot back these projects ourselves, we should at least be aware of them. But before we start this first Kickstarter Highlight, let’s quickly talk about what Kickstarter is and what sort of impact it’s had on us.


Launched April 2009, Kickstarter is a site, or a platform if you want to call it that, which allows crowd-funding in a major way. Crowd-funding has always been around to support great projects, but visibility is key to this. As such, Kickstarter came about to let people know: “All you cool people, fund us so we can make this.”

Here’s a fantastic list taken directly from Wikipedia showing the amounts that was pledged, the project name, creator, etc. As you can see, games are very popular on Kickstarter, however it did help to kickstart the Smartwatch craze!

Rank Total USD Project name Creator Category  % funded Backers Closing date
1 10,266,845 Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android Pebble Technology Design 10,266 68,928 2012-05-18
2 8,596,474 Ouya: A New Kind of Video Game Console Ouya Inc. Video Games 905 63,416 2012-08-09
3 5,702,153 Veronica Mars movie[85] Rob Thomas[86] Film & Video 285 91,585 2013-04-12
4 4,188,927 Torment: Tides of Numenera InXile Entertainment Video Games 465 74,405 2013-04-05
5 3,986,929 Project Eternity Obsidian Entertainment Video Games 362 73,986 2012-10-16
6 3,845,170 Mighty No. 9[87] Comcept and Inti Creates Video Games 450 67,226 2013-10-01
7 3,429,235 Reaper Miniatures Bones: An Evolution Of Gaming Miniatures[88] Reaper Miniatures Board Games 11,430 17,744 2012-08-25
8 3,336,371 Double Fine Adventure Double Fine and 2 Player Productions Video Games 834 87,142 2012-03-13
9 3,169,610 Reaper Miniatures Bones II: The Return Of Mr Bones![89] Reaper Miniatures Board Games 10,560 14,964 2013-10-26
10 3,105,473 Wish I Was Here[90] Zach Braff Narrative Film 155 46,520 2013-05-24

Personally, even though I’ve heard of all of the bad things that happened with response to the release of the Ouya, I believe it’ll be a great console! If nothing else, £99.99 for a console which can act as a media centre, emulator and also to play some casual games with friends – How can you complain? I’m certainly going to be picking one up in the next few months and I’ll be doing some Ouya review! Ooh yah! Stay tuned for that!

Kickstarter Highlight of the Week

Yes, I will be showing off things that I consider great. As such, if you think you know of something that’s going to be worth a watch, let us know in the comments! We can’t know about it unless we can see it!

This weeks Kickstarter Highlight is for the Savlonic album, which is something many a fan of Mr Weebl of Weebl and Bob fame has been looking forward to.

Savlonic is a 3 piece pop band, of which Mr Weebl does the animations for. There’s a lot of speculation that MrWeebl is actually part of the band. There’s no speculation that MrWeebl is part of the band.

From their debut with Electro Gypsy, which discusses a travelling gypsy trying to pedal off his Yamaha’s, Moog’s and Cassio’s, all the way to some of their more recent songs, such as Computer Guy, which might be about big computers… Savlonic are a great electro-pop listen.

“Yaaaaaaaaaaah.” – Savlonic lyrics.

You can find out more about the Savlonic kickstarter campaign here:

Note: It has already met its funding criteria, so if you back it early enough (I.E now) you’ll get the discounted prices as described on there or other perks.

Know of any more great Kickstarter projects? Let us know in the comments!