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3 years ago

Classic web series Consolevania returning

Consolevania, the strange and delightful video game webseries which spawned BBC Scotland show VideoGaiden, is returning. Rab Florence (who wrote our Cardboard Children column) and Ryan Macleod have launched a Patreon to crowdfund new episodes and mercy me it looks like they're doing well so far. Consolevania's something I missed at the time, only finding it later and out-of-context, but I still laugh remembering some…

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7 years ago

PCVania: Castlevania Lords Of Shadow In Steam Registry

It is the day after St Patrick's Day. I am so hungover my face feels like it wants to run off down the street. All I want to do is sit here with a cup of coffee and watch Consolevania. What's this you say? The dudes over at DSOGaming have spotted that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is coming to Steam? Oh praise The God of…

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8 years ago

Pre-Cardboard Children: Consolevania

Rab Florence isn't just an increasingly renowned TV comedian/writer who also writes an amazing boardgame column for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, you know. From 2004 to 2009, he also used to co-present his own online telly show about videogames, Consolevania. It's excellent, acerbic, weird and affectionately angry stuff (including to our own Kieron Gillen, aka Kevin Leddins), and it's just been de-archived to arrive in its…

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11 years ago

The Whole Of The Moon: Consolevania Ends

God, this probably says too much about my priorties. When one of the biggest and more credible sites get gutted in a dumb corporate buy-out, it gets mentioned in The Sunday Papers. When a virtually-unknown outside-of-UK internet videogame TV show calls it a day in their final episode though? Front page post. Like, obviously. I dunno. The slow machinations of advance capitalism leaving human tragedy…

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Consolvania’s Installation Problem Fixed!

Clearly the biggest news of the day is the fact Consolevania have managed to get their installation of WAR working after it not doing so last time. Which involved Project Lead Paul Barnett calling up and having a yabber at them, which I suspect is a technical support offer which won't be extended to the rest of WAR's playerbase. The full exchange is immortalised in…

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Consolevania: The Incomplete Kevin Leddins

Following yesterday's Consolevania post there was some in-thread discussion around Kevin Leddins. Which prompted Cheeba to actually put the first part up on Youtube too. which means we can present the Complete Kevin Leddins. Kevin Leddins is... well, it was kind of in response to the fallout around ("Don't mention the War!" - Ed). It's mocking several people, but, mainly - I fear - me.…

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Consolevania Goes To WAR in Series 4

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…

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12 years ago

Sith and Make Up

For those wondering if it's abstractly possible for a developer to be owned by the largest third-party publisher in the world yet still be involved in Indy game development, then we have an answer for your troubled brow: Yes! Abstractly. If they make an Indy game*, anyway. Which they won't. It'll be Star Wars again, and everyone knows it. It seems that Electronic Arts purchasing…

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Fluff Piece: Consolevania Documentary On Scottish Games Industry

Here's a rather excellent thing you probably didn't see yet. We heart Consolevania. And sometimes they even mention PC games, which makes anything they do completely relevant to this blog. Phew, eh? As a part of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, evil PR man Brian Baglow (he's lovely, but it's very important we maintain that everyone in PR is evil) was asked to do "something" about…

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