List of Videogaiden episodes

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This is an episode list for the BBC Scotland computer games show, VideoGaiden.

This list is ordered by the episodes' original airdates.

Series one[edit]

Episode One – 5 November 2005[edit]

Reviews: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, The Suffering: Ties That Bind
Quick Reviews: Resident Evil 4 (PS2)
Sketches: DevCo, Games Pitch: Black and White Minstrel Show 2007, Mr. Pyramid Head: Pizza, Legend: Interview

Episode Two – 12 November 2005[edit]

Reviews: Psychonauts, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006
Quick Reviews: WRC: Rally Evolved (PS2), The Warriors
Sketches: Games Pitch: Firehelmet Bloodarms, DevCo, Agent 765 (Splinter Cell Spoof)

Episode Three – 19 November 2005[edit]

Reviews: City of Villains (PC), GUN
Quick Reviews: Half-Life 2 (Xbox), Star Wars: Battlefront II
Sketches: Legend: Photography, Mr. Pyramid Head: First Kiss, Games Pitch: UK Gurning Championships 2006

Episode Four – 26 November 2005[edit]

Reviews: True Crime: New York City, Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
Quick Reviews: From Russia with Love, Mario Smash Football (GC)
Sketches: Barry Inoki in Japan on the Wii (previously known as "Revolution"), DevCo, Legend: Makeup

Episode Five – 3 December 2005[edit]

Reviews: Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Quick Reviews: Battlefield 2: Special Forces (PC), Genji (PS2)
Sketches: Barry Inoki in Glasgow for Xbox 360 Launch, Legend: Rap Album

Episode Six – 10 December 2005[edit]

Reviews: Kameo (Xbox 360), Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Quick Reviews: Naked War, Call of Duty 2
Sketches: Barry Inoki in America on J Allard, Legend: Back in Milwaukee

Series two[edit]

Episode One – 5 November 2006[edit]

Reviews: Dead Rising (Xbox360), Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2)
Quick Reviews: Armored Core: Last Raven (PS2), Gitaroo Man Lives! (PSP)
Regular Sketches: Gaiden Man: Out the Box, Shenmue 3 Campaign (hijacked by paperboy), Death of a Console: GameCube
One off Sketches: Influences of Animal Crossing
Gaiden Guide to: 'You'
The Eternal Pixel: Xbox Live Vision
Warnings from History: Godai (3DO)
Socrates the Games Criticism Robot Recommends: Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 (N64)

Episode Two – 12 November 2006[edit]

Reviews: NHL 07 vs. NHL 2k7, Just Cause
Quick Reviews: Lumines II (PSP), pathologic
Regular Sketches: Gaiden Man: Space Raiders, Death of a Console: Xbox, Shenmue 3 Campaign (hijacked by Gordon Bennett from Hover Bovver)
One off Sketches: Postman – Bomb of Sausages, Looking back at Brain Training – DVD Commentary with Nigel Buckland
Gaiden Guide to: 'Games Journalism'
The Eternal Pixel: Game-On
Warnings from History: Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO)
Socrates the Games Criticism Robot Recommends: Clock Tower 3 (PS2)

Episode Three – 19 November 2006[edit]

Reviews: Sam & Max (PC), DEFCON (PC)
Quick Reviews: Europa Universalis III (PC), Albatross 18: Season 2 (PC)
Regular Sketches: Gaiden Man: Bath, Death of a Console: PlayStation 2, Shenmue 3 Campaign (hijacked by 'Lara Croft')
One off Sketches: Rab and Ryan make music with Music 3000 (PS2) – reviewed by John McLaughlin
Gaiden Guide to: 'Games Violence'
Warnings from History: Virtual Hydlide (Saturn)
Socrates the Games Criticism Robot Recommends: Culdcept (DC, PS2)

Episode Four – 26 November 2006[edit]

'Reviews: Ōkami (PS2), Rule of Rose (PS2)
Quick Reviews: Desperate Housewives (PC), Canis Canem Edit (PS2)
Regular Sketches: Gaiden Man: Guardian Heroes, Shenmue 3 Campaign (hijacked by a Consolevania fan)
One off Sketches: Real Life Katamari Damacy, Rab vs. The View at Guitar Hero II
Gaiden Guide to: 'Games TV'
Warnings from History: FightBox
Socrates the Games Criticism Robot Recommends: Hover Bovver (C64)

Episode Five – 3 December 2006[edit]

Reviews: Gears of War (Xbox 360), Need for Speed: Carbon
Quick Reviews: Call of Duty 3, PDC World Darts
Regular Sketches: Gaiden Man: First Word, Shenmue 3 Campaign
One off Sketches: Charlie Brooker reviews games made by Rob and Ryan, Rob and Ryan do Cosplay
Gaiden Guide to: 'Collecting Games'
The Eternal Pixel: Wii
Warnings from History: Deep Fear
Socrates the Games Criticism Robot Recommends: Elite (C64)

Episode Six – 10 December 2006[edit]

Reviews: Viva Piñata (Xbox360), God Hand (PS2)
Quick Reviews: World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions (Xbox360), Kudos (PC)
Regular Sketches: Gaiden Man: Goodbyeden, The end of the Shenmue 3 Campaign, The Death of Socrates
One off Sketches: The VideoGaiden awards 2006, Rab and Ryan hijack the Edge awards, Colin Baker inducts games into the VideoGaiden Time Capsule
Warnings from History: Ninja Commando

Series Three[edit]

Episode One, "Complaint" – 1 December 2007[edit]

Reviews: Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360)
Quick Review: F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate (Xbox 360)
Bookending sketches: Rab and Ryan read viewer "compliments".
Regular Sketches: CG Rab and Ryan.
One off Sketches: Zack Eastwood, The Memory Parlour, Tom Rezillo's fear of death, what to expect from VideoGaiden.

Link to view show in question *VideoGaiden s3e1 at BBC Online

Episode Two, "Miscommunication" – 8 December 2007[edit]

Reviews: The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360), Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Xbox 360)
Quick Review: TimeShift (PS3)
Bookending sketches: Rab and Ryan get drunk.
Regular Sketches: CG Rab and Ryan, VideoGaiden Worldwide News.
One off Sketches: Blanche and Clarissa's gif exhibition.

Link to view show in question *VideoGaiden s3e2 at BBC Online

Episode Three, "Holidays" – 15 December 2007[edit]

Reviews: Guitar Hero III (Xbox 360), Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (Xbox 360)
Quick Review: Unreal Tournament 3 (console)
Bookending sketches: Rab and Ryan go on holiday.
Regular Sketches: CG Rab and Ryan, VideoGaiden Worldwide News.
One off Sketches: The Achievement Brothers, happy birthday Commodore 64.

Link to view show in question *VideoGaiden s3e3 at BBC Online

Episode Four, "Comedy" – 22 December 2007[edit]

Reviews: Silent Hill: Origins (PSP), Sight Training (DS)
Quick Review: BlackSite: Area 51 (Xbox 360)
Bookending sketches: Stand up comedy night.
Regular Sketches: CG Rab and Ryan, VideoGaiden Worldwide News (featuring Tim & Eric).
One off Sketches: Pirate computer games in EastEnders, video game school.

Link to view show in question *VideoGaiden s3e4 at BBC Online

Episode Five, "Graphics" – 7 January 2008[edit]

Reviews: Kane and Lynch (Xbox 360/PS3), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
Quick Review: Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (Xbox 360)
Bookending sketches: Rab and Ryan want more graphics.
Regular Sketches: CG Rab and Ryan, VideoGaiden Worldwide News (featuring Tim & Eric).
One off Sketches: Faces people make playing video games, Doctor Who reads Zap magazine in 1986.
Note: Unlike its predecessors, this episode was 16 minutes long.

Episode Six, "Lust" – 14 January 2008[edit]

Reviews: Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360/PS3/Wii), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360/PS3)
Quick Review: EA Playground (Wii)
Bookending sketches: Ryan falls in love.
Regular Sketches: CG Rab and Ryan.
One off Sketches: Zack Eastwood, Mr Damien Murray's Top One.

Specials[edit]

Christmas Special – 23 December 2007[edit]

Reviews: Mass Effect (Xbox 360), Need for Speed: ProStreet (Xbox 360), Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
One off Sketches: Ryan's nightmares, Rab and Ryan's pranks, the Christmas wishlist, Rab and Ryan's first ever show, interview with Dominik Diamond, how to wrap presents, a performance of "Christmas is Really Fantastic" by Frank Sidebottom, the mystery guest, Rab's magic trick, Dracula's gift (guest starring Charles Martinet), a Christmas carol.
Note: Unlike typical episodes, this special was 29 minutes long.

Link to view show in question *VideoGaiden christmas special at BBC Online