Consolevania Goes To WAR in Series 4

By Kieron Gillen on October 13th, 2008 at 2:01 pm.

'I'll even forgive them for that Nu-skool journalist sketch. Well, mostly forgive.

Another one of our favourite things has sort of come back into life. We’ve only mentioned consolevania in passing before, but the web-TV show (which sprouted TV spin-off Videogaiden) has returned for a series 4. Except rather than their traditional shows, they’re doing a rolling-feature model, with youtube videos added as and when they’re finished. Thankfully, one of the first three is PC-game related, thus justifying a linkage. Rab is embedding himself in Warhammer Online to return in the world’s most long-form review. That he seems to be even more of geek than yours truly bodes well, but… well, surely nothing can go wrong?

Hurrah for PC games!

EDIT:Actually, let’s show some relevant splashes of Consolevania.

Their review of Oblivion…

Their review of Bioshock…

Dreamfall…

The Ship…

And taking the piss out of me…

The basts.

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  1. Confidence Interval says:

    I haven’t watched much consolevania stuff but their “you are overencumbered” review of Oblivion was great (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMIoAAnZt_4). In this one the cameraman’s apparent fixation with Rab’s arsecrack was hilarious.

  2. Kieron Gillen says:

    Inspired by that review, I talked Quinns actually going to chat up girls in the style of Oblivion.

    KG

  3. Bhazor says:

    Their last series of Videogaiden was great and can still be watched on the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/videogaiden/. It’s great despite them not being allowed to use John Gacy and Hitler. Damn the BBC.

  4. Mr Wonderstuff says:

    Nice to see Rab back…where’s Ryan? The Oblivion review was a classic.

  5. Andrew says:

    Ryan’s filming that WAR review, I think.

    Really glad we’ve got CV back. NSJ, yeah?

  6. Kieron Gillen says:

    Shame I couldn’t find the first NSJ film on there, actually.

    KG

  7. Andrew says:

    It’s in one of the first episodes of CV S2, I think. But not on YouTube, weirdly.

  8. ZenArcade says:

    Is the NSJ thing really meant to be taking the piss out of you kieron?
    I never knew that before

  9. Ben Abraham says:

    An appropriate unit of money says no-one watched the videos, barring the last. I think most of us can say we’re just here to see Kieron being made fun of.

  10. Cian says:

    I do love Consolevania, but had missed their review of Dreamfall. Was dreading a good deal of piss being ripped and was a pleasant surprise to find Rab feels the same on TLJ as I do.

  11. Bhazor says:

    Yes it is. You’re just rubbish at Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15535Ur6w0o

  12. Bhazor says:

    Yep I think Kev is heavily based on Kieron. Sorry, but hey not everyone gets to become a fictional character.

  13. Leelad says:

    TEEEEAAAAAMMMM!!

  14. Kieron Gillen says:

    Bhazor : And you’re rubbish at reading RPS posts. That was the last video I linked to, and the second of the NSJ skits.

    It’s me plus Tim Rogers, I think.

    KG

  15. Xagarath says:

    And there were a bunch of people worred consolevania was dead.
    This is welcome news.

  16. Nick says:

    Hey, Elliot Smith plus Kieron baiting in video form. It’s a match made in heaven.

  17. Smurfy says:

    “(which sprouted TV spin-off Videogaiden has returned for a series 4.”

    No closing bracket *shakes fist*

  18. Steelfist says:

    I dont get the background to that last video, when was it made?

  19. Andrew says:

    Neat! It’s back, I thought it was going away. I’ll have to see about getting higher quality clips once a few are out, youtube is absolutely terrible quality for this :(

  20. Matt says:

    Ben Abraham: You are absolutely right. That last video couldn’t wait till later.

    I can believe that Kieron dreams with subtitles though, the poncey git.

  21. Peredoso says:

    haha, loved the last one of Kieron, great fun :D

  22. Akirasfriend says:

    Hang on, where are all the over Consolevaniacs?

    Get in here, ya fat poofs!

    Big love for the shoutout, Keiron. Support your independents!

  23. Iain says:

    I’d not seen that NSJ video before. I was almost in tears when he was watching “indie” films. Classic.

  24. Kieron Gillen says:

    I totally steal that gag all the time.

    KG

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    Bozzley says:

    Wahey! Gotta love CV :)

  26. Kua says:

    Goodness me i need to give oblivion another try!

  27. Thrawny says:

    Bummed in the gob

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    Nero says:

    Gotta love this series. I’m so glad it’s back. One can hope that Kenny will make a return. their review of 7 Sins is hilarious.

  29. nordwindranger says:

    the oblivion review reminded me of why I love British movies, I can understand about 3 words, but the whole thing sounds awesome. I wonder what an American sounds like to a Brit

  30. TooNu says:

    HAHHAHA whit aload o pish
    Thats pure dead brill by the way, quality banter from a couple o neds wi an xbox, whit a laff.
    ahem…sorry….

    So awesome to see a wegie up in RPS, I didn’t know about these guys before, now I do so thanks

  31. nordwindranger says:

    ah Scottish, my bad

  32. terry says:

    these are all very entertaining – i’m a convert!

  33. Katsumoto says:

    @ nordwindranger

    Scottish is a type of British! ;)

    An American sounds pretty awesome to a Brit like me. Cf. Edward James Olmos

  34. Andrew says:

    Oh, Jesus, yes, how could you miss out ‘Bummed in the Gob’, Kieron?

    Surely Consolevania’s finest hour.

  35. Thrawny says:

    bummed in the gob is so awesome, it made it into GTA4.

  36. cheeba says:

    Okay, I dug out my old copies of CV and upped the first NSJ skit on youtube for you lot. Do feel free to link it in the post if you like and all that.

  37. Gap Gen says:

    Here’s a tip for ye: don’t plan anything good for your series, because by episode 20 ye’ll be FOOKIN DEID.

  38. Gap Gen says:

    nordwindranger: The first time I saw the Wire I was so, so confused.

  39. ZenArcade says:

    How is the wire confusing? I’ve seen season one to four and had no problems… also i’m from London