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anyone ever watched this?

downloading now

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 20 October 2005 17:35 (fourteen years ago) link

spin off show on the BBC

thread may suit UKlxors

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 20 October 2005 17:40 (fourteen years ago) link

haha actually pretty funny

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 20 October 2005 20:22 (fourteen years ago) link

OK just plain great

don't know how well the humour will travel

and maybe too much reliance on swearing

but well reasoned reviews, great direction

and some novel ideas

make this worth watching, at least the two shows that are up from season two on the website

kinda like vids, but less annoying-welsh

with like hints of both (c.morris') jam (!) in places

c7n (Cozen), Friday, 21 October 2005 16:56 (fourteen years ago) link

like both

c7n (Cozen), Friday, 21 October 2005 16:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Ah yes
Come one come all to http://www.consolevania.com
Download the new eps, or ask one of the kind people to send you the cds

"Barry Burtons far and wide..."

odiedodie, Friday, 21 October 2005 17:10 (fourteen years ago) link

there are large bits of this that aren't funny or even plain unfunny

but when it hits the spot it aquaplanes noise board style into hilarity

plus the reviews are nicely turned and it features LOADS of games I've never heard of that look great

c7n (Cozen), Saturday, 22 October 2005 09:15 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Returns for a 4th season! YouTube only now.

http://www.consolevania.com/seriesFour/seriesfour.htm

Problem is, the last season of VG was kind of awful, and this is... not much better. I was a huge fan of the CV/VG until last year or so, when they just seemed to completely go off the deep end with the comedy bits, and having too many of them in place of reviews. And... well, actual video game jokes. Well, at least the music selections are still pretty good. What happened to these guys?

Nhex, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:02 (eleven years ago) link

yeah the comedy bits are v.unfunny

their reviews are great tho; shame they don't seem to do many now

rubbish

STINKING CORPSE (cozwn), Monday, 13 October 2008 14:09 (eleven years ago) link

They've always been really hit or miss with the comedy sketches, but at least they used to have some pretty amusing silliness that was game related (like Manpuncher vs. Boxhead, End of Level Boss, TEAM!) but nowadays it's... standing in the street doing stupid poses?

Nhex, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:20 (eleven years ago) link

I find most of the stuff about computer games good to be honest, didn't really see any of the last season. Quite like the thing about the rubbish Cthulhu point and click mobile game form the new stuff. Team! is the all time classic material.

jim, Monday, 13 October 2008 17:01 (eleven years ago) link

Man, I liked series 3 of CG (even The Black Episode) and series 3 of VG. The Simpsons' review ("have an acceptable Christmas") and all the "It's an FPS" stuff, plus there was a good Peter "One Dart" Manley gag in it as well. I think the comedy elements are a very specific type, nothing really "works" on first review, stuff only really kicks in on a third or fourth run through (which is why my favourite lines from all of CG, "Chooban!" and "Fuck your leg, you were never good" and "Fucking shut up Batman" and "Because... I'm a racist, probably" only got a smirk first time round). It's a very paced style of comedy, anyone who's seen Rab Florence's sitcom work will probably see the direct line run through.

Although, yeah, Legend and Hitler were never funny.

The directors' commentaries they're doing for old episode are v.similar to the humour I was talking about, although maybe people are more used to that pace of comedy in a commentary?

Also:

http://i35.tinypic.com/o7ooj9.gif

^^^new ilx meme in the making

Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Monday, 13 October 2008 21:32 (eleven years ago) link

The new stuff has been no bad!

The Cthulhu one the .gif is from is awesome and I liked the Little Big Planet review too.

what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:27 (eleven years ago) link

Plus MC Nomad used as the theme music to the "Checking the Forums" skit.

Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:32 (eleven years ago) link

Ah, hadnae seen that yet.

what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:45 (eleven years ago) link

also rab has a McNulty frae the Wire desktop. yas

what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:55 (eleven years ago) link

But the fact that he had a The Wire desktop picture was much funnier than dragging that sketch out so ridiculously long...

Nhex, Thursday, 16 October 2008 02:47 (eleven years ago) link

aye that sketch wasn't the best. It's hit and miss, but eough hit for me to keep watching.

what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 14:53 (eleven years ago) link

Couldn't bring myself to sit all the way through "Checking the Forums", but I enjoyed the LBP and Lego Batman reviews.

Nhex, Thursday, 16 October 2008 15:09 (eleven years ago) link

"Based on Foracheck, an original format by Endemol Netherlands"

Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Thursday, 16 October 2008 15:30 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Fiffer.

Peter "One Dart" Manley (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Monday, 1 December 2008 20:34 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJpOfbVKtu0

hopes dashed yet again. this is what tim and eric have done to our world

Nhex, Monday, 3 May 2010 22:57 (ten years ago) link

funny stuff

CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 00:25 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

Damn, forgot we actually had a thread for this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVsF8YzyxAo
Tougher for me these days to watch the show - maybe I'm more lacking in patience, and used to the more standard YT review pace of 12 minutes or less - but still found some stuff to like in here. (And.... the Twitch streaming format isn't necessarily my cup of tea for this, either)
To me the good stuff is Rab's FFVII Remake review which starts around 28:40 - love to see the guy's passion and doing something a bit original here, incorporating his current pandemic life and family into the review. (Note: earlier in the show, he mentioned he had to cancel his own wedding which was going to happen in eight weeks.)

Nhex, Friday, 8 May 2020 21:24 (two months ago) link


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