After growing tired of their old account, "Bengwin," they began the quest for a better name. One day Ben was playing a game online (Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield), when he came up with the gamer name "BattleSoup". This was based on the simple fact, that Ben was a noob. He wanted a name that meant the same as Cannon Fodder, but more original.
Therefore BattleSoup means, quite literally, the Soup of Battle. And it just sounds cool. So they made it their new production name.
Almost immediately, they referred to Battle Soup as "BattleSoup" for conversations on Bebo or Windows Live.
Tom also left it that way as a homage to Peter Jackson's "WingNut Films".
When people type Battle Soup, they sound like a complete fag, and I'm not cool with being a fag, so I type it BattleSoup Anyone who types out Battle Soup, or worse still, battle suop should come over to The Gay Man's house in Pauanui. - Tom (January 2008)
Since then, BattleSoup have made an average of two videos a month, with ever-growing popularity.
"We did it for the lulz" - Tom Neunzerling
"What the heck is Battle Suop?" - Ben Kearney
In April 2008, for their school's Film Group, BattleSoup decided to get everyone to make a 30 second advertisement of any genre, advertising anything. However the ad had to feature an "office stapler" in some way.
The only entries were from BattleSoup
However, An advert that Ben made was featured on the main page of New Zealand and Australia Youtube.
Sticky Butter skyrocketed to over 6000 views in less than 4 days.
Not long after, Youtube: Do Not Feature This Video, was also featured.
They continue to upload videos, with ever decreasing popularity.
Some highlights have been:
- Fight In Central Park
- The Gay Secret
- Billy Daniels: Blind Cop
- Channel Surfer
- Sticky Butter
- Drud Island
- El Hombre Bueno
- The Gayer Secret
- BattleSoup Safety: Cellphones
- The Butter Effect
- No Deal
- The Fire Alarm Clocks
Some of their videos contain this very sensitive subject matter.
The World of Vloggers
In June 2008, Patrickblog invited Ben to appear weekly on New Zealand Youtube's largest vlogging channel, FiveAwesomeKiwis.
This gave Ben and Tom the chance they needed to further
advertise pimp their Youtube channel.
They got the chance to upload five videos, the only 'vlog' Ben ever uploaded was to announce that he would be leaving the 'vlogging' channel.
The Vlogs Continue
Much to the dismay of Tom, Ben started up another vlogging channel, VulgarberryPie. This new channel features Storycorey, Kitcomedy, Ben (BattleSoup), The Jammiester, and (much to his dismay) Tom (BattleSoup).
Worried that this channel would "water down" the quality of the BattleSoup videos, Tom ran away from home and only returns to civilisation when he is needed to produce a video.
"I can't believe we have 90 subs on our toilet channel. Where we flush our sh*t deemed unfit for BattleSoup" - Ben, 9th November 2008
Fair Go Ad Award
The Secret Political Party Came third in this national film competition.
Funny story actually. We were keen to enter, but put it off until we remembered a few days before it was due. Tom had come up with the general idea of a secret party, so the three of us went to my house for an hour or two in the afternoon and improvised.. a lot. And the only tripod we had at that time was a small digital camera one, which Tom conveniently broke. So that considered, pretty good for 3rd!! - Ben
The main character has since been used in The Mysterious Man. Further episodes are being planned.
BattleSoup like to add various prefixes to words, add different meanings to existing words, or make up their own words entirely.
They add "Battle" as a prefix to refer to anything that has an affiliation with BattleSoup. BattlePage, BattlePenis, BattleCamera, BattleVlog etc.
Ben texted the word "ROFLGASM" (Which he had stolen from his friend, Chris D, and used in the video "Youtube: Do Not Feature This Video). He then texted the word "ROFLBURGER".
Tom replied with: "RoflSauce"
"Maple Syrup" is another In-Joke that shall not ever be mentioned again.
FleetwoodSoup - Rumours
Rumours have spread like wildfire of a naughty Porno made with Levi Beamish
These are completely untrue and should never be mentioned again.