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.

It is rare that you can pinpoint a moment where someone says something so outlandish that you can actually hear in the silence the collective think "well, this person needs to go."  This happens on this episode, and Addy said the thing.  Join Rich, Addy and Matt as they cover emails and very limited amount of gaming related news.  We resume our movie conversation as well as talk Adult Swim, TV in general, Rich gives thoughts on Wrestlemania, Matt organizes his music, and Addy says the thing that shocks Matt and Rich to total and complete disbelief (if you listen carefully, you can hear their minds crack).

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The whole gang is seated for an all new VGS.  We are back to focusing on the world of video games this week as there was actual gaming related things to discuss.  We cover emails, some new release announcements, the Atari VCS, Game Informer's Top 300 issues, and more.

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We've been threatening it for some time, but it finally happened.  Yes, in a two week period the world of video games gave us nothing, so rather than do no show or a short show, we brought back the tradition of the Bombed Out Radio podcast and instead talked about whatever we wanted.  While movies definitely dominated the episode, we also touch on fast food, TV, our childhoods, and yes, even video games crept into the room.  Join Rich, Matt, Bob and Addy for a bunch of random talk, or as we used to say, "one of those shows."

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So, this is one of those episodes that we have now and again.  We have a plan to talk just video games, yet we kept going onto side roads, off topic rants, local geography, and so on.  These are always fun ones.  Don't worry, there is still plenty of video game talk along with so many odd turns.  Enjoy!

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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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