The Video Games Show
The Video Games Show (or VGS for short) is a weekly gaming industry news podcast hosted by Rich Bergin, Matt Gurley, Addy Lai, Jake Friedel & Bob Friedel Combining extensive knowledge and experience in the gaming industry as professionals and major gaming fanboys, VGS will provide a comical look at all things gaming. From retro games, PC, modern console, handhelds, etc., if it is gaming, we'll talk about it.

The extended holiday break has come to an end and the VGS crew has a new home base!  Join Rich, Matt, Bob & Jake on a brand new episode of VGS.  Along with your emails, the guys discuss many things from is there an oversaturation of the "limited" game market, the Super NT and other new gaming tech, Jake's latest YouTube project, Matt being an optimist, and something to do with cardboard.

Please note there is a change in audio towards the one hour, three minute mark where our main recorder went offline and had to use audio from the backup recorder.  Hopefully this was an isolated thing and doesn't happen again.  Apologies & Hugs. -Rich

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After the holiday break, the VGS crew returns for the first episode of 2018.  The crew (Rich, Matt, Bob, Addy & special guest Anthony) discuss Christmas, video game addiction, Switch sales, Jake's collection, and have a live tasting of the new Super Mario Cereal.

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Oh yes, the holiday season is here.  Good news is that we put more of an effort into doing a Christmas show this year.  We start out with some emails, talk about Nintendo Switch sales, the 2017 Game Awards, Mega Man 11, and much more.  Finally, we wrap things up with Christmas wishes.  On behalf of the VGS crew, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  See you all in 2018!

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Yes indeed, all hail Corey, he brought the food.  Truly an unsung hero of the VGS crew.  But enough of that, we have a new show.  Rich, Bob, Jake, Addy & Matt read emails, discuss Thanksgiving/Black Friday, Bob discusses new fatherhood, Matt tries out a Switch, Rich snaps on Capcom, Addy has a new career, and Jake...well...Jake tells a story.  I'll leave it at that.

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We are back, back again.  Yeah, new episode time!  Rich, Matt, Jake and Addy got together and made a new episode.  Woot woot!  Anyway, the crew discusses many topics including Black Friday deals, EA purchasing Respawn, Matt's feelings on the Switch, Addy explains the modern slang to the old men, and so much more.

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Sorry for the 3 weeks between episodes, but schedules suck.  After a bit of a longer gap, the crew (Rich, Jake, Addy, Matt & Bob) are back and have plenty to discuss.  Between emails, talking SNES Classic, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, IGN buying Humble Bundle, Bob not into modern games, what putting ESRB ratings on Limited Run Games could mean for GameStop, and so much more.

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Lots of laughs and a bit of sadness on this week's episode of VGS.  Rich, Bob, Matt, Addy and Jake read emails and discuss a variety of topics including Nintendo says don't buy NES or SNES Classics on eBay, Toys R Us declaring bankruptcy, VS Nintendo games coming to Switch, Limited Run Games getting ESRB ratings, Jake being the most interesting speculator of all, and so much more.

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VGS is famous for going off topic.  Tonight features one of the oddest (and longest) examples of going super off topic in the middle of a story.  Join Rich, Bob, Matt & Addy and see where the ride takes you.  Other items covered include Nintendo producing more NES Classics, Malaysia blocks Steam usage, Nintendo branded Western Digital SD cards coming soon, Sonic Mania on PC must have an Internet connection to play, Matt and Rich talk Destiny 2, and Bob unboxes some packages he got on the way to the show.

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Hard to believe after so many weeks of updates and short rounds of discussion, MO Game Con II is finally happening this weekend (August 12 & 13).  On this episode Rich, Chuck, Jake and Bob sit down and preview everything that will be happening at the con.  For full details and tickets, go to www.mogamecon.com.  Hope to see you all there!  And if you can't make it, not to worry, the episode is still highly entertaining (and Jake's appropriateness continues to be...yeah...not there) and we announce a con related contest you'll definitely want to hear about.

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Chuck, PJ, and Kevin review the opus 1 wind cards from the Final Fantasy trading card game.

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