South Park Spoofs PS4/Xbox One Console Wars

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South Park Spoofs PS4/Xbox One Console Wars

The latest episode of South Park had Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle splitting up in a conflict of console proportions.

I will admit to being an unabashed fan of South Park. I've been watching the show since before I was old enough to understand many of the jokes and I've loved it ever since. Not surprisingly, I've always been an especial fan of the series' various videogame spoofs. Make Love, Not Warcraft easily ranks among my favorite episodes from the entire show.

That in mind, last night's new episode, Black Friday, added yet another excellent game-centric chapter to the series ever expanding retinue of episodes. Taking aim at both the Black Friday shopping holiday and the ever contentious console wars, it delivered some great moments as the South Park kids divided up to fight one another in a battle to get the best Black Friday deals on their consoles of choice.

What I found really impressive about the episode was just how well the writing captured the arguments and diatribe that often permeates fanboy feuds. "Come on Kyle, "says Cartman at one point. "Let these Sony f***s wallow in their limited voice control functionality." The fact that the episode also managed to parody Game of Thrones was also a clear bonus. Black Friday ended on a cliffhanger, so here's hoping that next week will continue with the fandom-centric humor.

Source: VG247

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Haha, the only thing missing from that was some kid shouting 'PC master race!'. I hope the comments for this article don't turn into a console war :S

Able Seacat:
Haha, the only thing missing from that was some kid shouting 'PC master race!'. I hope the comments for this article don't turn into a console war :S

Missed opportunity for sure, that would of cracked me up. South Park for me has always been very hit and miss, that clip was a hit. Still buzzed from the Stick of Truth trailer honestly, can't wait for that game.

Parody Game of Thrones...? Yeah, I don't see it.

I feel like Stan and Kyle are me and my friend right now. Im still unsure of which system to get and hoping I will learn of something one does that just makes it no contest for me...

Able Seacat:
Haha, the only thing missing from that was some kid shouting 'PC master race!'. I hope the comments for this article don't turn into a console war :S

This is the first part of a two part episode it looks like, there is still a chance for them to make the joke! hell, it will be even beter delivery if

Butters should represent the Wii U crowd :P

Not sure who would represent the PC master race though...

I'm going to assume that there will be a Wii U joke involving Butters somehow...

Oh boy, they finally delivered a great episode this season. Lots of great moments and that ending...

That episode was really funny. I really hope it's a two parter. It made my nerd come out though: In the scene when the Trek kids are won over to Cartman's side because the Xbox has higher frame rates, I actually started to correct them in my head.

I could see the last scene of the next episode being the winning side playing their console, bored out of their minds because the launch games suck.

still try to watch this episode on southparkstudios but for some odd reason after 10min, it just stops there where a add should be. i left it for 5min but nothing happens. it still keeps saying that it will return shortly.

but yes, this part was still in and it was pretty funny how they got it pretty accurate.

Oh I hope this is a two-parter. Hell, I hope it's a three-parter with the third part being nothing but Matt and Trey just saying "console wars are futile, stupid and pointless and you're an idiot for supporting them," for 22 minutes.

The more i watch south park, the more genius i find in it. Damn my british localisation! must i use the internet for everything??

PC master race showing up at the end would be awesome, particularly if its someone like Butters, but he is likely going to stick to his penis storyline. Randy has mentioned getting a new PC, only problem is that the PC master race don't need to line up to get the newest product, they just wait around and crush the enemies with unrelenting force (or graphics and frame rates), they wouldn't bother with black friday.

pretzil:
PC master race showing up at the end would be awesome, particularly if its someone like Butters, but he is likely going to stick to his penis storyline. Randy has mentioned getting a new PC, only problem is that the PC master race don't need to line up to get the newest product, they just wait around and crush the enemies with unrelenting force (or graphics and frame rates), they wouldn't bother with black friday.

Able Seacat:
Haha, the only thing missing from that was some kid shouting 'PC master race!'. I hope the comments for this article don't turn into a console war :S

Out of that episode, I expected the star trek kids to call cartman a retard and say PC gaming master race.

I mean, they are the high tech kids, you'd expect them to at least go on a rant about how PS4 is faster or something.

But nope, they go for xbox.

See, it's episodes like this where South Park is really at its best. A lot of their attempts at political or social commentary can be very hit or miss, and don't often have a lot of consistency from issue to issue. But, the episodes where it's just about the kids being kids, and taking something everyday or mundane to silly extremes, those are always a lot of fun. Those are the episodes I always enjoyed more anyway, things like "The Return of the Lord of the Rings to the Two Towers", or "The Coon Saga" or "Make Love, not Warcraft". Those are just good fun, and honestly, tend to age a good bit better than a lot of the episodes that have a clear commentary or agenda.

Makabriel:
Parody Game of Thrones...? Yeah, I don't see it.

You must have missed the part where the President of Sony was having sex with some woman and then got angry that the XBone might have better sales then PS4 on Black Friday, which resulted in him creating the "PS4 Black Friday Bundle" Which included it, a map of Japan, and a Free Pre-order of Metal Gear Solid 5. Also, Butter's Fixation on GoT's only showing "Wieners" when their is a male gay sex scene, and Kenny's Betrayal of the XBone side over to the PS4 side.

OT: I thought that episode was awesome, and definitely the best episode of the season so far. I'm still expecting there to be a group of kids that are trying to break in for the WiiU (They'd probably be Ninjas, Samurais and Shoguns), because Matt and Trey are Video Gamers at heart, and even though they themselves might not like the WiiU, they certainly wouldn't count Nintendo out of the race.

I love the bit where Cartman and Kenny were in that old guy's garden and he yelled at them telling them he was pissed off about all the kids in costumes always coming into his yard to walk around and plan their backstabbing/treachery.

The video game based episodes are always pretty great, even if it's in passing reference, like the multi part episode where Cartman tried to freeze himself until the Wii came out, or where he made himself into Judas to get a copy of GTA Chinatown Wars, or the recent episode where all the parents had to learn to play Minecraft to unlock their TVs.

While all the Black Friday jokes, Game of Thrones references (gotta love how Butters is obsessed with all the wieners in the show :P), and of course the console war jokes were great, my favorite joke was a one-off joke about pre-orders.

Cartman: "Kyle, pre-ordering a game means you're just paying for something that some asshole in California hasn't even finished yet. When you pre-order a game, all you're getting is a big dick in your mouth."

Mr.Mattress:
"PS4 Black Friday Bundle"

Don't you mean the "Brack Friday Bunduru"?

Fantastic episode and I can't wait for the conclusion to the story. Nice Game of Thrones references as well.

I don't know how this episode (or manyu episodes) ends, but I can make a guess that Kyle, Stan, and most of the kids agree in the end that this console war is stupid and after all "Who gives a shit?", while Cartman still goes on about how the XBox One is a better console and bla bla bla.

The thing is though, with Cartman often making the wrong decisions for the wrong reasons, it makes me wonder if the fact he sides with the XBox One means anything about waht the authors think of both consoles.

Also, yeah, Butters going for a Wii U and a "PC Gaming Master Race" joke would totally be great.

Mr.Mattress:

You must have missed the part where the President of Sony was having sex with some woman and then got angry that the XBone might have better sales then PS4 on Black Friday, which resulted in him creating the "PS4 Black Friday Bundle" Which included it, a map of Japan, and a Free Pre-order of Metal Gear Solid 5. Also, Butter's Fixation on GoT's only showing "Wieners" when their is a male gay sex scene, and Kenny's Betrayal of the XBone side over to the PS4 side.

OT: I thought that episode was awesome, and definitely the best episode of the season so far. I'm still expecting there to be a group of kids that are trying to break in for the WiiU (They'd probably be Ninjas, Samurais and Shoguns), because Matt and Trey are Video Gamers at heart, and even though they themselves might not like the WiiU, they certainly wouldn't count Nintendo out of the race.

Ahhhh the entire episode? Yeah, didn't watch it that's why I don't see it. I thought just from that clip.

Desert Punk:

Able Seacat:
Haha, the only thing missing from that was some kid shouting 'PC master race!'. I hope the comments for this article don't turn into a console war :S

This is the first part of a two part episode it looks like, there is still a chance for them to make the joke! hell, it will be even beter delivery if

I think the best jab at the consoles has already been done by RockPaperShotgun (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/11/13/pc-the-review/)

Although to be fair they were making fun of Polygon's console reviews more than anything else.

"You know what you get from preordering a game? A big dick in your mouth" - Eric Cartman, South Park.

"You know what you get from preordering a game? A big dick in your mouth" - Eric Cartman, South Park.

One of the best South Park episodes ever.

Even if lots of recent episodes aren't as funny, it's all worth it if we got some like this. I just hope part 2 can continue with this quality and I hope to see a Nintendo and maybe PC reference even if negative.

That Bunduru sounds pretty sweet. If only it was actually a thing.

Eric Costa:
"You know what you get from preordering a game? A big dick in your mouth" - Eric Cartman, South Park.

That whole joke was even better given the delays that The Stick of Truth has had, love that they even made a joke at their own expense.

I really enjoyed this episode and look forward to the next part, I haven't laughed that much at South Park in a long time.

Able Seacat:
Haha, the only thing missing from that was some kid shouting 'PC master race!'. I hope the comments for this article don't turn into a console war :S

Just what I'd expect an Xbox person to say. HAVE AT THEE VARLET!!

I have to admit to not usually being a South Park fan, but that was a pretty damn good summation of fanboi stupidity.

Yuuki:
Butters should represent the Wii U crowd :P

Not sure who would represent the PC master race though...

Really? You have to ask?
There is no one else.


He was the greatest.......Until he was killed by 4 children...

:D Can't wait until episode 2!

This episode was fucking gold. I laughed out loud (at work) when the old guy put the scar onto Randy's face. I can't wait to see the next one.

Able Seacat:
Haha, the only thing missing from that was some kid shouting 'PC master race!'. I hope the comments for this article don't turn into a console war :S

I for some reason thought butters was going to be the one to talk about the PC or WiiU. lol

Yuuki:
Butters should represent the Wii U crowd :P

Not sure who would represent the PC master race though...

San Francisco?

That's about as close as it can get to a true "PC Gamer Master Race"

Yuuki:
Butters should represent the Wii U crowd :P

I was waiting for this to happen in the posted clip.

Butters suggests they stop the fighting and buy a Wii U.

Everyone stops in their tracks and just stares blankly at him for 5 seconds.
Cartman simply says, "F&^% you Butters we're talking about NEXT gen consoles" and they go right back to choosing sides.

I love it when South Park does episodes like these. Takes highly sensitive topics that a lot of people argue about and basically portray it as is, showing people exactly how ludicrous and non-nonsensical it is.

That being said, I must admit to being a partial hypocrite, because I do think anyone that's getting an Xbox One doesn't exactly have that much of a firm argument for it beyond Titanfall, since, iirc, PS4 has it beat in almost all of its aspects.

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