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Title: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: lazarou on December 31, 2015, 05:56:28 PM
It's coming back (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaRDk_bOetQ&feature=youtu.be).

This'll be good, I reckon.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on December 31, 2015, 06:01:33 PM
Didn't they fall out? In any case, Consolevania is still one of my favourite comedy shows and possibly the best video game's show ever made. Here's hoping this is as wierd and wonderful as it ever was.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Phil_A on December 31, 2015, 06:31:04 PM
They definitely had a falling out, although the details are a bit sketchy. Ryan went off and did his own show, Chuckie Dregs, that was basically Consolevania in all but name. Rab was also planning to revive Consolevania on his own a few years ago but it got put off due to some undisclosed personal stuff.

Glad to see they're both in this. It was a bit weird when Rab started doing Burnistoun with that guy that looks exactly like Ryan, but with hair.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: brat-sampson on December 31, 2015, 06:53:35 PM
I never really watched the original show, but parts of Consolevania are still burned into my brain. Definitely up for this.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Osmium on December 31, 2015, 06:54:03 PM
Here's the exculsive announcement video from earlier:

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BdGYpgQjeMKX

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ3cf_LxVzU

It was really nice to see them back together.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Polish Civics of 1812 on January 01, 2016, 12:00:50 AM
Many years in the making. Have respect for taking your time.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Thursday on January 01, 2016, 12:40:33 AM
I missed videogaiden first time round, but like Chuckie Dregs a lot, although that's become more about the other contributors, so I hope that continues.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Beagle 2 on January 01, 2016, 09:59:28 AM
Aw, nice one! Unexpected and welcome news.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on January 01, 2016, 10:53:39 PM
I missed videogaiden first time round, but like Chuckie Dregs a lot, although that's become more about the other contributors, so I hope that continues.

The ending of the recent Christmas one was a bit weird, as it works as either a daft gag or an actual ending.  Maybe they just don't know if it'll carry on at this point.

This thing here is very unexpected, but is entirely banging news.  Even if it's dreadful, doesn't matter.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on January 01, 2016, 11:08:57 PM
Would have preferred the return of Consolevania to be honest. I doubt you'll get porn episodes on the BBC or footage of bootleg African films[nb]Let alone stuff like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDv-ZkOD8Y4[/nb]. I just hope Rab remembers how to be funny because he's been worringly po faced and "socially aware" the past couple years and even during Videogaiden his wank hat reviews could be bloody boring.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on March 03, 2016, 12:01:34 AM
The first episode is tomorrow apparently, and I'm guessing it'll be an iPlayer exclusive kind of deal, as there's been no mention of where you can watch the bugger.  At least they've kept the level of promotion authentic to the original series.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on March 03, 2016, 12:09:42 AM
It's only a couple of weeks short of a full decade since I first watched Consolevania.

Fucking hell.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on March 03, 2016, 01:06:03 AM
It's been 8 years (or 7 if you want to split hairs) since the final episode.  That can't be at all right, I remember the ever-extended journey towards episode 2.Late like it was a yesterday full of overcast Wednesdays.

Fucking hell indeed.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on March 03, 2016, 02:42:08 AM
Would have preferred the return of Consolevania to be honest.
Me too. VG always felt watered down in comparison. I'm still glad to see it back though and I have a feeling that VG might be more likely to recapture its former glory than CV after the better part of a decade (fucking hell). Plus it warms the cockles to see that they've patched things up.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Osmium on March 03, 2016, 07:43:34 PM
It's out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecVDzKzLrhk

I'm happy to see it's nearly 20 minutes long, I was expecting it to be around 10.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: j_u_d_a_s on March 03, 2016, 08:41:56 PM
Great little article about it here - http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/03/videogaiden-return-video-gaming-tv-rab-florence-ryan-macleod-scotland?CMP=twt_gu
Loved the mention of 4Later as an influence and late night Channel 4 in general as it's something I grew up watching a lot of too.

Liked the first episode a lot. Clearly a lot of time has passed and this reflected that, their two older more cynical selves passing comment from a window. The reviews are still some of the best out there, Rab and Ryan have always been on another level at this. It's even more refreshing now when you've got the choice of excitable youtube pricks or Totalfuckingbiscuit's pompous bellowing.

Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on March 03, 2016, 11:04:02 PM
There's a definite sense of trying to distance itself from the shouty Youtube types, isn't there?  There's a nice calmness to the whole thing.

It's far more of a straight review show than I expected (or hoped for, to be accurate), though.  Very focused, with minimal titting about.  This is neither a good or bad thing, but it's a thing.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: brat-sampson on March 03, 2016, 11:38:37 PM
What's it doing on Youtube though? I'd assumed it'd at least be on the BBC site, albeit the BBC3 spin-off one or some other satellite thing.

Oh well, good to have it either way.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on March 04, 2016, 12:14:12 AM
Not a clue.  If you search for videogaiden on iPlayer it does come up with the rather vibrant new version of the logo and NOT AVAILABLE, which I'm assuming is a placeholder for the TV special at the end of the run.

Again, though, it's totally in keeping with the traditional style.  Once, it was the issue of whether it should be confined to BBC Scotland or made available to all regions, now it's whether the BBC can be arsed to put it on their dedicated online platform or even mention the fucker at all.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bored of Canada on March 07, 2016, 01:54:08 AM
Good Game is a hugely successful weekly show about Video Games that airs on the ABC here. I feel they were ahead of the curve putting their stuff up on YouTube as well as our iPlayer equivalent.

In fact I think it works well enough that they now create daily simple shows just for online on top of the other stuff. As well as offering full episodes as well as stuff cut into chunks.

As a cool g8mr boi I'm too busy going awping short and checking my cps in SC to watch actual television, so I much prefer it being on youTube so I can skip to what I wanna see before going back to my fave mine craft lps
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Osmium on March 11, 2016, 06:25:35 PM
Second episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jKnQAU2YwY

I like that they're trapped, it's a nice little continuation from the later episodes of Consolevania.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on March 13, 2016, 02:50:52 AM
I take back what I said above. This is just as odd as CV ever was. Shame they can't play any '80s jangle pop.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on March 16, 2016, 02:29:21 AM
Now available on iPlayer!  But only the first episode so far.  I really don't get the BBC at times.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bored of Canada on April 03, 2016, 07:38:18 AM
This new series is excellent but they've all only got like 5000 views on YouTube which is the more accessible and simple place to view them worldwide.
This needs some actual promotion, explaining clearly that this is a TV Show currently airing and you can watch it right now on YouTube.

Some big game sites need to feature it properly.

It wouldn't cost much to make in the long run but still I'd like it to be renewed.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Thursday on April 03, 2016, 08:44:35 AM
The views seem to follow a similar pattern to the average Videogamer/RPS/Cool Ghosts video. I guess there's a real limit on the audience of people interested in the genre of "smarter, funnier, more grown-up youtube videos about games"

I know it's the obvious old man thing to say, but it's difficult to understand in a world where twats unboxing things gets a hundred million views. I mean sure there's going to be generational shifts, but it's bizarre.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bored of Canada on April 03, 2016, 11:28:09 AM
To be fair, there's a bit of wit that goes into those unboxing videos compared to your general Videogamer video.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Replies From View on April 03, 2016, 12:40:53 PM
To be fair, there's a bit of wit that goes into those unboxing videos

Being ironic are they:  "I'm not actually unboxing this, despite how it appears."  A Schrödinger unboxing.

There are actually videos out there of people unwrapping and then opening hundreds upon hundreds of Kinder (and other brand) eggs, one after the other, relentlessly.  The toy is held to the camera in bizarrely detailed fashion, then is cast aside forever.  Next egg appears:  wrapper off, egg destroyed, toy out.  Again and again.

It's actual hell.  And people live in it.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bored of Canada on April 04, 2016, 06:34:52 AM
Finished the 5 episodes. The next and last ones a longer special being broadcast on television as far as I'm aware. I loved this series.

It was consistent, aware, brief and made an impact. So much more consistent than the old ones. Not a real dud part. The 4th episode was my favourite. The weirdness of the existential throughline in the purgatory area as well as the discussion of That Dragon, Cancer.

Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on April 04, 2016, 07:50:42 PM
There's one more online one on Thursday, then the TV jobber a week later.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Mango Chimes on April 04, 2016, 10:53:25 PM
This new series is excellent but they've all only got like 5000 views on YouTube which is the more accessible and simple place to view them worldwide.
This needs some actual promotion, explaining clearly that this is a TV Show currently airing and you can watch it right now on YouTube.

Some big game sites need to feature it properly.

It wouldn't cost much to make in the long run but still I'd like it to be renewed.

Aye, Brooker gave it a Twitter push, but getting him or Limmy to make a guest appearance might be a good idea for a series 2 (4?).

That said, it's doing well for BBC Scotland's YouTube channel - Episode 1 is their fourth most viewed video, and the others are all on the first page, against stuff that's been up for a year or more.  And hopefully that drop of numbers is due to folk like me preferring to watch it on iPlayer for whatever reason.  I reckon it's probably doing alright by BBC Scotland's metrics.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Obel on April 05, 2016, 08:02:26 AM
I think this is series 4. I seem to recall it had three prior seasons on BBC Scotland.

I'm comfortable saying this is the best video game review series I've ever seen. It's fantastic, such a great style to it. I love Rab's board game reviews too. I bought Coup on the strength of his review and played it last night for the first time, it's absolutely fantastic.

<3<3<3
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bazooka on April 05, 2016, 09:35:52 AM
I like it but it is far too short to make the reviews worthwhile, whilst cramming it in with the other elements of the programme.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Shay Chaise on April 05, 2016, 01:36:26 PM
I expect I'm their target audience. Thirty something, takes games quite seriously as an artform, passionate about it, craves stimulating discussion, enjoys reasonably subtle humour, penchant for the poetic and philosophical, mixture of high and low register and tone.

I don't know why it leaves me so cold then. Maybe because it feels quite studied, almost ticks the boxes too readily. Ah, here's the wistful bit. Here's the surreal humour. Here's the impassioned defence for gaming. I'd prefer less hyperbole and a bit more discussion between the two instead of a series of artful vignettes.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Neil on April 06, 2016, 06:39:44 PM
Started watching these today as they popped up on the Xbox dashboard, and initially felt the same as Shay.

They definitely laid some eggs; they are way too intense and cringey at times, and the kettle sequence in episode 2 made me want to vomit. However, they had something, and I ended up watching the five available episodes, back to back, and really got into them. I'd heard a lot of positive stuff about VG and Consolevania (mostly from Kelvin), and this has convinced me to go back and check them out.

So yeah, they went up their own arses a bit too ferociously in the first episode, but they definitely won me over as the series progressed. Must dig out that great Rab Florence parody of people like PewDiePie now, loved that.


Oh, should probably mention that I'm predisposed to hate a lot of video game critiques, which I know is weird given how seriously I've taken comedy reviews in the past. I've just always found a lot of video game journalists to be absolute tossers, particularly when they had that fucking movement some years back where they tried to bring some kind of gonzo journalism in and rebrand it "New Games Journalism", or whatever, and they all started crafting these shit narratives around their game-playing, and you just wanted to hear if the actual game was any fucking good or not, and to find Kieron Gillen and punch him in his stupid balls.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: lazarou on April 06, 2016, 06:41:20 PM
You might get a chuckle out of this old bit of theirs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0I4_A8STEo) then.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Neil on April 06, 2016, 06:53:28 PM
THANK YOU. That's fucking beautiful.

I was actually thinking about my boy-hood admiration for Jaz Rignall as I wrote the above.

Definitely going through all their old stuff now, and really looking forward to the last episode of this current series.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on April 06, 2016, 07:06:46 PM
I'd heard a lot of positive stuff about VG and Consolevania (mostly from Kelvin), and this has convinced me to go back and check them out.

I've never been a fan of videogaiden. It's like Consolevania with all the energy sucked out. As you say, though, I was a massive fan of Consolevania; specifically series 2. If you do go back, I'd be tempted to skip series 1, as it was really rough around the edges. It was series 2 where it became something really special; great sketches, memorable reviews, smart commentary. Series 3 was really good, too. 
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: lazarou on April 07, 2016, 06:11:10 PM
Series 1 does have its moments (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi3cUJmJnSY), but yeah, it's very patchy and the production is all over the place. Proabbly best to revisit after the others if you're coming in fresh.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on April 07, 2016, 10:43:56 PM
The best thing about Consolevania was always the daft bits between the reviews. Rabs reviews were always pretty dull and wank hat, which has continued into this new series of Videogaiden. Ryan was a bit better, even his gushing reviews had funny moments. But its the wierd sketches and links that made the show. So when Videogaiden became much more review focused it always felt they were missing the point. Then theres the idea that Rab quit because he didn't want to "batter shit games" anymore and it really felt like they misunderstood why people liked the show.

I will say the Videogaiden Christmas special is probably their single best episode and it does bring back the manicness of the early Consolevania stuff. Just the opening song cracks me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocCVfCCrrs0&nohtml5=False
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Osmium on April 14, 2016, 10:01:22 PM
TV episode on BBC 2 Scotland now, it's good to see the boys on proper telly.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Osmium on April 15, 2016, 03:18:46 AM
Up on the iplayer now:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b077nf00/videogaiden-14042016

Ignore the description, it's wrong.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Obel on January 25, 2017, 03:20:22 PM
Consolevania's back innit

https://youtu.be/wn7LtoX0iYU
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on January 25, 2017, 06:13:18 PM
Hope Kenny makes an appearance or two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9krDYOSMvTU
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on January 27, 2017, 12:56:43 AM
Banging.  I did think the other day that if the BBC were picking up VideoGaiden again we'd have probably heard something by around now, so that'll be a no.  As good as that series turned out, it was tethered a bit to providing reviews and proper 'content' and such, so let's hope that this turns out to be properly peculiar.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on January 27, 2017, 01:21:52 AM
Hope they remember to be funny this time. Or at least cut down Rab's wank hat reviews.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on January 27, 2017, 04:14:33 PM
I like the reviews, wankhat and all. I think I bought more games based on their recommendation than anything else since Digitizer ended.

A thought just occurred. Will they be distributing it on Youtube? If so, they presumably won't be able to use music like they used to. That'd be a shame.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Penfold on January 27, 2017, 04:53:32 PM
Unless i'm reading the Patreon page wrong it'll only be available to backers so not sure how they will distribute it. A few places use unlisted youtube links but that's not very secure so they might use another service.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on January 28, 2017, 02:23:10 AM
It won't just be available to backers, that'd be madness.  Backers appear to get early access to the episodes, through some sort of other channel than the standard one.

I don't think this necessarily will be on Youtube, although that's kind of the default option.  The original series never was until people uploaded it after the fact.  Maybe it'll be traditional, and will be a case of downloading something rather than streaming it.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on January 28, 2017, 03:01:08 AM
I always felt like downloading it added to the anticipation of seeing each new episode. Of course this was back in the murky past, when broadband was rather less broad and videos could take a good few hours to download.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on January 28, 2017, 05:39:13 AM
Hope they return to the longer format, rather than the more segmented approach they took for series 3. It's one of the things that made them stand out from the rest of internet comedy, which is now even more heavily focussed on quick sketches or isolated concepts than it was when the original series were made. Series 2 was particularly impressive, in that it even had a series arc.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Penfold on January 28, 2017, 04:34:08 PM
It won't just be available to backers, that'd be madness.  Backers appear to get early access to the episodes, through some sort of other channel than the standard one.

I don't think this necessarily will be on Youtube, although that's kind of the default option.  The original series never was until people uploaded it after the fact.  Maybe it'll be traditional, and will be a case of downloading something rather than streaming it.

www.patreon.com/consolevania

I don't know, the rewards mention exclusive access rather than early access and there's this part at the end of their plans.

Quote
So - you have a choice! You can choose not to back us, cross your fingers that enough other people do, and wait until the episodes inevitably sneak out onto the internet in some form or other like we're a new HBO series or something.

OR, you can get involved properly! Back us up, become part of the family, get access to the episodes the minute they arrive, see all the behind-the-scenes carry-on, and maybe even get a credit in the show itself! How good would that feel?

So it doesn't sound like they currently plan on releasing it themselves.

Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on February 18, 2017, 11:34:30 PM
Turns out you were right all along, which seems like a plain weird decision.  If it's only available to backers the audience is more likely to shrink than to grow, isn't it?  Doing a more standard 'first look' kind of thing would probably have drawn the same donations, after all.  Maybe they'll do the whole series this way then release them into the wild when it's over.

As for the thing itself...  it's good stuff, but something's a little off.  I think it's mainly that I never really thought of Consolevania as a 'format' as such, more a show that went wherever their whims took them.  This does feel like they're getting back into, if not a format exactly, then a distinct house style that they feel has to be replicated.  Or maybe it just needs to settle a bit, first episode and all that.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Old Nehamkin on February 19, 2017, 10:27:51 AM
Yeah, it seems like a bizarrely counter-productive strategy that's going to make it very difficult to attract any interest from people who weren't already fans. Like you said, I doubt they would have raised any less money if they'd taken the more standard approach of releasing the episodes for free and giving the backers early access and behind the scenes stuff. In fact I imagine that's what most of the backers assumed was going to be the case anyway.

Quote from: Rev
Maybe they'll do the whole series this way then release them into the wild when it's over.

Maybe, but you'd think with a topical review show you'd want the episodes to get as much exposure as possible on the week they come out.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Shay Chaise on February 19, 2017, 10:40:54 AM
Or just do a podcast.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on February 19, 2017, 10:48:18 AM
Or just do a podcast.

Presumably they're still doing sketches and stuff, though. A big part of the appeal of Consolevania series 2 and 3 was the sheer energy and variety of it all. A podcast could never capture that same style. Although I haven't seen the new episode, so it's possible that it's changed so much that's no longer true.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev on February 20, 2017, 12:12:54 AM
Apart from the addition of Gerry as a reviewer it hasn't changed at all, is the thing.  Reviews still have sketches leading into them, there are links with them standing about with (a new) coathanger mic, it's awash with pop hits and blue-eyed soul, and there are cut-ups of games industry promotional bollocks and various stand-alone sketches.  The only difference, I'd say, is that the pace is slower:  the individual bits and pieces tend to stick around for a lot longer than they would have 'back in the day'.

It's a bit of an example of getting what you want and still not being happy.  You'd expect it to have returned in a very different form but they're making a deliberate effort to make it exactly like series 2, which is both welcome and oddly disappointing.  Mind you, this could be a case of lulling us into a false sense of security.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on February 20, 2017, 12:19:03 AM
Well going back to the old days is still better than the self depreciating TV show. Not seen it because I'm a tight bastard who doesn't pay in advance.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: FredNurke on March 04, 2018, 12:26:24 AM
Reviving this to say that they've started to put the 2017 series of Consolevania up on Youtube, as well as old episodes and some other stuff: the channel is here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5dkmeyjJ9kHbDoWGUATVg). Only episode 4.1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPG2GpARQRI) is there at the moment, but more are on their way. Given that the vast majority of the supporters who spoke up were in favour of a shorter gap between limited release and general release, I suspect they might reduce it from the current 12 months to something like 3-6 months.

They also announced in the January episode that they're going to be doing a film about e-sports. I'm just sorry they never did the one about Hovver Bovver they were thinking about.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: brat-sampson on March 04, 2018, 11:50:31 AM
Damn, I'm only a few mins into this first episode and am wondering how long it'll even last on Youtube. The graphic Frozen-porn Switch ad's very funny, but man.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on March 04, 2018, 12:30:41 PM
Can't wait to watch the first ep of series 4. So glad they put them up on youtube.

As for their earlier stuff, I'll definitely be watching series 2 and 3 again when they upload them. Will skip series 1 as it's really not very good in the main. I'm sure they'll all be taken down with copyright strikes, though. They used music throughout everything. 
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on March 04, 2018, 12:34:56 PM
Holy fuck, the Frozen gag is probably the hardest I've laughed at something in months, christ alive.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on March 04, 2018, 12:39:34 PM
Yeah that was properly great. The episode is far better than I expected after that depressing Consolevania videogaiden comeback. If the next episode is as good I might have to shake some moths out of my wallet and start paying them.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Ghost Dad on March 04, 2018, 12:55:07 PM
Series 5 is off to a really good start on Patreon. Well worth the money.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: brat-sampson on March 04, 2018, 01:17:36 PM
This has also only reinforced my view that Consolevania > Videogaiden. Something about the online freeform 'give no fucks' freedom of not being tied to episode lengths or content arbiters that makes these still feel special, so many years down the line.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on March 04, 2018, 01:47:32 PM
Watched the whole of 4.1 now. Wow. Really feels like they never went away. The tone, the style, everything feels exactly like it did before. The use of music is particularly great still. The way it cuts around, drops out, changes volume, it's really, really good. 

A few duds, of course, the worst of which was the End of Level/sub boss sketch, but by and large that was a joy to watch.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on March 04, 2018, 01:59:08 PM
Its fascinating how their, primarily Rabs, comedy is still so unique. The weird editing jokes that no one else seems to do.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Twed on March 04, 2018, 03:04:35 PM
Its fascinating how their, primarily Rabs, comedy is still so unique. The weird editing jokes that no one else seems to do.
Apart from Tim and Eric
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on March 05, 2018, 04:22:07 AM
Can't wait to watch the first ep of series 4. So glad they put them up on youtube.

As for their earlier stuff, I'll definitely be watching series 2 and 3 again when they upload them. Will skip series 1 as it's really not very good in the main. I'm sure they'll all be taken down with copyright strikes, though. They used music throughout everything.

There’s so much music and game footage that they’ll probably get several strikes that cancel each other out.

A video on YouTube copyright deadlocks: https://youtu.be/cK8i6aMG9VM
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: madhair60 on March 05, 2018, 08:34:14 AM
Please someone download them off Youtube before they're taken down :(
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: asids on March 05, 2018, 11:51:05 AM
The full episodes have been on YouTube for years through this channel, I doubt they'll get taken down: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConsolevaniaEpisodes/videos?disable_polymer=1

Additionally, clips from the old episodes here (keep scrolling down): https://www.youtube.com/user/rotallyPumpered/videos?disable_polymer=1

As far as the new CV goes, I did subscribe to the Patreon for 6 episodes or so - it was good but coming in at nearly a fiver per episode with the exchange rate and VAT and all that guff I couldn't really justify it for a half hour show, additionally the seeming reluctance to make the episodes available outside of Patreon pissed me off (which left the ridiculous situation where I couldn't even rewatch the episodes I'd already paid for). I'm glad they've started putting stuff on YT now with the delayed release (although it should be a few months rather than a year).

From what I remember, the second episode was even better than the first (before it did begin to drop off by the 4th or 5th which partly influenced my unsubscribing) so you've got something to look forward to anyway.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on March 14, 2018, 02:15:53 PM
Episode 2 up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCuZ7dycdQI
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on March 15, 2018, 07:12:14 AM
Absolutely loved how silly "Bobby Brown Hair" was.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: brat-sampson on March 15, 2018, 08:43:47 AM
Agreed. I also love how much use they get out of that clang/boink sound effect.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: FredNurke on March 15, 2018, 10:34:27 PM
Series Two now up (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gHbSOmdfb5GPZMQqslG6DtxSPdg7Kc5) - higher quality videos, especially for episode 8 where they still had the original footage. Sadly they've had to change some of the music, so Purple Rain no longer features in that scene in episode 2.5 (you know, the one that made me laugh till I cried).
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: St_Eddie on March 16, 2018, 12:28:16 AM
Series Two now up (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gHbSOmdfb5GPZMQqslG6DtxSPdg7Kc5) - higher quality videos, especially for episode 8 where they still had the original footage. Sadly they've had to change some of the music, so Purple Rain no longer features in that scene in episode 2.5 (you know, the one that made me laugh till I cried).

I'll keep my old versions with the original music, over the newer higher quality videos, I reckon.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on April 03, 2018, 06:24:50 PM
Are these guys trying to get people to unsubscribe to their channel by flooding our feeds with 30+ clips every day?
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: asids on April 03, 2018, 06:52:07 PM
Are these guys trying to get people to unsubscribe to their channel by flooding our feeds with 30+ clips every day?

They're in the process of uploading the old episodes with clips for all the individual reviews, so it will be a batch thing. Then again, I'm not quite sure why considering the episodes as well as clips for the review are all up and quite easily accessible already on YouTube.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on April 03, 2018, 09:04:18 PM
Ad revenue probably. Being able to make money from their videos being on youtube would probably be quite nice.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Osmium on April 03, 2018, 09:17:18 PM
It's always been slightly depressing how little traction the show got on youtube.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: FredNurke on April 09, 2018, 01:07:57 PM
There are a couple of 'new' things in the mix, too, recorded in 2008 for Wave Two and not released till now, for any completists out there. Plus a 'full episode' release for Wave Two, put together from various bits and bobs.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: asids on April 09, 2018, 01:36:51 PM
There are a couple of 'new' things in the mix, too, recorded in 2008 for Wave Two and not released till now, for any completists out there. Plus a 'full episode' release for Wave Two, put together from various bits and bobs.

Cheers, I've always been interested to see the stuff they didn't manage to release before they decided to just stop doing Consolevania back then.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: St_Eddie on April 09, 2018, 03:38:58 PM
There are a couple of 'new' things in the mix, too, recorded in 2008 for Wave Two and not released till now, for any completists out there. Plus a 'full episode' release for Wave Two, put together from various bits and bobs.

Would you be able to list which parts are new?  It would be much appreciated, as I want to keep my old episodes but just download the new parts.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: FredNurke on April 09, 2018, 06:08:52 PM
Sure - the new bits are a further 'Checkin' the Forums' segment (starting here (https://youtu.be/hTmj3R57cmc?t=996)) and Ryan's review of Persona 4 (starting here (https://youtu.be/hTmj3R57cmc?t=1876)), which leads into a Ziggy Springsteen segment (which might be previously unreleased, although I wonder whether it was used on their website back in 2007) and the newly assembled credits. Presumably the Persona 4 review will appear as a separate video soon. The rest of the episode consists of the Wave Two releases from late 2008, the two Independents Day segments released during Wave One, and the spoof Halo 3 advert from 2007.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: St_Eddie on April 09, 2018, 08:27:00 PM
Sure - the new bits are a further 'Checkin' the Forums' segment (starting here (https://youtu.be/hTmj3R57cmc?t=996)) and Ryan's review of Persona 4 (starting here (https://youtu.be/hTmj3R57cmc?t=1876)), which leads into a Ziggy Springsteen segment (which might be previously unreleased, although I wonder whether it was used on their website back in 2007) and the newly assembled credits. Presumably the Persona 4 review will appear as a separate video soon. The rest of the episode consists of the Wave Two releases from late 2008, the two Independents Day segments released during Wave One, and the spoof Halo 3 advert from 2007.

Thank you so much for that.  Somehow I didn't have any version of this episode on my hard drive!  I'm baffled as to how I missed it the first time around.  What with this and the slow freebie release of series 4, I'm in Hell... I mean Heaven, with John Gacy.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: FredNurke on April 09, 2018, 10:02:40 PM
The episode-form release is brand new - I think it only came out last Tuesday. They must be doing some stocktaking. With a bit of luck they'll find the episode they taped to a bin!
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Osmium on April 10, 2018, 02:14:06 AM
which leads into a Ziggy Springsteen segment (which might be previously unreleased, although I wonder whether it was used on their website back in 2007)

It does seem familiar, minus the effects and the pair of tits.

edit: and minus whatever this is -
(https://image.ibb.co/kvdgSH/videoplayback_mp4_snapshot_36_26_2018_04_10_02_19_22.jpg)
?
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on April 14, 2018, 02:02:54 PM
Next episode on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvgueEYfDqc
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: St_Eddie on April 15, 2018, 02:12:35 AM
Next episode on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvgueEYfDqc

Absolutely fandabidozi.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on May 15, 2018, 05:20:27 PM
New episode is up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo7IU1_jaAA

Anyone know what the're referencing /parodying with the racist couple and the Xbox logo? Considering the episode was originally released last year, I'm not sure what was happening at the time.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: St_Eddie on May 15, 2018, 05:38:27 PM
New episode is up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo7IU1_jaAA

Yay!

Anyone know what the're referencing /parodying with the racist couple and the Xbox logo? Considering the episode was originally released last year, I'm not sure what was happening at the time.

Nay!
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: asids on May 15, 2018, 05:46:31 PM
Anyone know what the're referencing /parodying with the racist couple and the Xbox logo? Considering the episode was originally released last year, I'm not sure what was happening at the time.

I think it's taking the piss out of racist American kids on Xbox Live or America generally because of Trump with the use of an American product.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on May 15, 2018, 05:50:50 PM
Ah, yeah, Xbox live probably.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Kelvin on June 15, 2018, 12:52:18 PM
Latest youtube episode is up. First half isn't great, but the Reggie Fils-Aimé and the fake devs sketches towards the end are really funny.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: FredNurke on June 15, 2018, 05:46:48 PM
They uploaded the game developers sketch to an actual porn site for good measure.

This episode and the next one both felt a little bit flat in comparison with the first few, but the run from episode 7 to the end of the series is very good.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Chairman Yang on June 15, 2018, 09:52:05 PM
That Fake Game Devs sketch had my skin crawling, it was fucking amazing.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Malcy on June 18, 2018, 09:06:17 PM
He's doing monthly video game shoes in Glasgow from next month.

https://twitter.com/robertflorence/status/1008620396952936449

https://t.co/iVdT2cL1zC
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on June 18, 2018, 10:06:56 PM
Is that what they're calling it nowadays.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Bhazor on September 14, 2018, 11:17:08 AM
Bunch of episodes popped out. Most recent one being really good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ-S6t2Pkgs&t=625s

Still shockingly low view count. Poor bastards, anti scottish racism no doubt.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: FredNurke on November 21, 2018, 06:39:00 PM
The last episode of the 'main sequence' of series 4 is now up on Youtube, for those who want to see some closure to the ongoing storyline in the original run.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Twed on November 21, 2018, 07:49:40 PM
This is so hard to follow, in terms of releases. When something new appears on YouTube I don't know if it's them reposting something from the archives or something brand new to consume.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Rev+ on January 01, 2019, 09:21:58 PM
I know people were put off the Patreon by the episodes not being downloadable, but starting with the one that popped up yesterday they are.  They're going back and adding links for the old ones.  This should have been the way it was from the start, so hopefully it gets them a few more subscribers.
Title: Re: VideoGaiden, eh?
Post by: Space ghost on March 28, 2019, 02:19:23 PM
New consolevania website, lads

http://www.consolevania.com/