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.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!  This is a very special meshup episode featuring Shut Up, It's Science Time, The Movies Show and The Video Games Show.  Join Kraft, Keith, Addy, Patrick, Rich and Big Santa for an all new holiday special.

WARNING: While this episode is clean, we do not recommend small children, especially those that still believe in the magic of Santa, listen to this episode as it could contain a major spoiler (you can figure it out).

Direct download: BORN_Christmas_Special.mp3
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A very rare Kraft free episode of VGS this week, but the show must go on.  Rich, Keith, Addie & Patrick go through the news, are subject to a new BT quiz, and wrap up with emails.  Remember, next week is the Bombed Out Radio Network's Christmas Special!

Direct download: VGS_Show_475_-_Miss_You_Kraft.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

Kraft, Rich, Addy & special Guest The U Program Director Mr. Smith get back into the regular swing of things with an all new VGS.  We hit up news, reviews, and Bongo brings back Would You Rather.  Sit in front of a roaring fire with the family and enjoy this quality programming.

Direct download: VGS_Show_474.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:06pm CDT

Kraft, Keith and Rich fly without Addy this week with VGS.  We have a ton of opinions on the news, we have a BT quiz, and wrap things up with emails.  Happpy Thanksgiving to all and see you in two weeks.

Direct download: VGS_Show_473.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Kraft, Keith, Addy and Rich are all back in studio this week for another insane episode of VGS.  First, and going a bit out of order, Rich retro reviews Festor's Quest and Dig Dug II, then we hit up news, BT provides another game score quiz, and we wrap up with emails.  Along the way we try to figure out who has the most annoying laugh, but we couldn't decide, so we leave it up to you.

Direct download: VGS_Show_472.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46am CDT

Kraft and Rich fly solo on this week's action packed episode of VGS.  We had a ton of news, Rich reviewed Anticipation & Pictionary on the NES, BT called in with a Nintendo Power score quiz (spoiler alert: Rich has his Dig Dug moment), and we finish out with emails.  If you miss the old days, this one is for you.

Direct download: VGS_Show_471.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm CDT

Full house tonight as Kraft, Keith, Addy & Rich struggle with a lack of news and direction.  We still manage to hit up the news, Rich retro reviews Tom & Jerry and Xexyz on NES and BT calls in with an audio quiz.  Apologies for the short show, but it is better than no show.  Happy Halloween!

Direct download: VGS_Show_470.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm CDT

Kraft, Keith and Rich are back in studio for a traditional episode of VGS.  We hit up the Hatred trailer headlines, go through the news, Rich reintroduces the weekly Retro Review with Hudson Hawk on NES, BT calls in with a new guess the review score quiz, and we wrap with emails.  Don't worry, no singing on this episode.

Direct download: VGS_Show_469_-_Upset_of_the_Year_10.21.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT

No description, you listen now!  Check out facebook.com/GameTraderII

Direct download: VGS_Show_468.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

After missing Keith last week, we have ourselves a full house with Kraft, Keith, Addy and Rich all together.  We have news, Rich gives some first impressions of Middle Earth - Shadow of Mordor, BT calls in with a new quiz, and we wrap with emails.  Oh, and (SPOILER ALERT)...30 Seconds of Keith goes well.

Direct download: VGS_Show_467.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am CDT

Keith is out sick with Ebola (or a headache, I don't remember the specifics), so Addy from "Shut Up, It's Science Time" joins Kraft and Rich on this week's VGS.  The crew goes through the news, gets emails, calls Keith and gets tortured by Bongo with a brand new quiz.  Join in on the super fun, super cute episode of VGS.

Direct download: VGS_Show_466.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm CDT

Well, the show starts out fantastic and the first half is gold, but then something happened after we came back from break.  Basically, everyone lost their will to stay awake and stay on track.  As a result...well...you need to listen.  Needless to say, it got awkward.

Direct download: VGS_Show_465.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Wow, I'm not sure what happened, but everyone was in a weird mode and no one was safe.  The crew dives head first into Microsoft purchasing Mojang (well, let's be honest, it was Minecraft) and everyone has an opinion (some are just wrong...Josh).  After that we run through the news, followed by a BT audio quiz, and wrap up with Rich's review of Destiny.  Keep your head down, or you could get hit by the verbal bombs being dropped left and right on this week's VGS.

Direct download: VGS_Show_464.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24am CDT

Ever wonder what happens when the VGS crew records out of studio with no Internet and no phones?  Well, here is the answer.  The guys manage to still get through news, emails, and rag on Keith.  Oh, the simple things.

Direct download: VGS_Show_463.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am CDT

Okay, stop looking at leaked photos...or at least just open up your hears...as the VGS crew is back.  Nick, Keith, Rich and Patrick (taking position in the "cage") hit up the news, go over the Console Wars, Keith Vs Nick/Rich in game trivia, and your emails.  Things get odd, not sure if it is good odd or bad odd.  You be the judge.  VGS...Part of the Bombed Out Radio Network!

Direct download: VGS_Show_462.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm CDT

Yes, it's a good old double feature with VGS and TMS on one download!

First, the VGS crew is back in full fashion as a new season of the show begins.  The guys hit up news, announce the winners of the latest round of the Console Wars, discuss Keith's gaming achievements, Kraft discusses his new show "Shut Up! It's Science Time," Rich recaps "Fanboy Fringe," Keith and Rich preview this week's "The Movies Show," we make a big announcement concerning the Bombed Out Radio Network, take calls, and are joined by Bongo for some Would You Rather fun.  It's a new semester at The U, but the boys are up to their old tricks.

Second, Keith and Rich are back with new The Movies Show episodes every week.  The guys cover the latest movie news, box office reports, reviews, discuss why no one went to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and start the new weekly tradition of Netflix Roulette.  What movies did the fellas get?  Tune in next week to hear the revies.  Movies reviewed: Guardians of the Galaxy, Let's Be Cops, and Sin City: A Dame to Die For.

Direct download: VGS_461_-_TMS_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am CDT

Sorry, this another short show, but hey, short show is better than no show.  The guys are back with Program Director Patrick in studio.  We hit up news, talk the new Tuesday night VGS take over, give the results of the latest round of the Console Wars, and round it out with an email.  Listen now or Keith will cry (seriously, please listen).

Direct download: VGS_Show_460.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm CDT

Okay, so in case you don't know what has been going on near us here at VGS, just google search "Ferguson, MO."  Anyway short show due to building closing down early.  Also, RIP Robin Williams.

Direct download: VGS_Show_459.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

The studio is full again this week and the guys are in rare form.  We have news, reviews, emails, audio quiz, a new video game song segment, and Fresh Balls!!!

Direct download: VGS_Show_458.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

Double feature time.  Yes, you get an episode of VGS and the pilot of The Movies Show (TMS) all in one place.  Listen and love it.

Direct download: VGS_Show_457_-_TMS_Pilot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm CDT

So, when I (Rich) started giving our episodes titles, I gave myself the option to literally call one show "I Got Nothing" if I couldn't come up with something in like 60 seconds.  Never happened before tonight.  Well, guess what?  Yeah, it happened.  Besides, it was my birthday a couple of days ago and...well...screw it, I'm feeling lazy (or playing Minecraft).  Anyway, listen to the show already, like you actually read this description stuff.  Just in case, here is a random selection from the masterpiece War and Peace (not that I ever read it, but hey, I tried).

WELL, PRINCE, Genoa and Lucca are now no more than private estates of the Bonaparte family. No, I warn you, that if you do not tell me we are at war, if you again allow yourself to palliate all the infamies and atrocities of this Antichrist (upon my word, I believe he is), I don't know you in future, you are no longer my friend, no longer my faithful slave, as you say. There, how do you do, how do you do? I see I'm scaring you, sit down and talk to me."

Direct download: VGS_Show_456.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT

No, they are not sponsor, but we wish they would be.  Anyway, Kraft, Keith and Rich are back in studio with more VGS madness.  We cover news, the next round of Console Wars, have an audio quiz and wrap up with news and listener calls.  Enjoy the soothing sounds and the Fresh Balls.

Direct download: VGS_Show_455.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56pm CDT

Yes, we have a code name and once you listen to the show, it will make sense.  The guys are back with news, This Week in Gaming History, a BT audio quiz, and that mindless conversation you have come to love.

Direct download: VGS_Show_454.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

VGS returns with another week of news (really weak news), introduces the Console Wars openning round, discusses the Steam sale and the art of pinball machines, Rich nearly snaps reviewing Ampu-Tea (Big Josh gave it to him and he wants to hurt Big Josh for it) and BT returns with an all new audio quiz.  Remember, take small bites...enjoy!

Direct download: VGS_Show_453.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

Kraft, Rich and Keith are back in the saddle again for another VGS.  After some odd shows the last few weeks, it is good to be back to the old routine.  We have news, reviews, Would You Rather questions, and emails.  Listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_452.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm CDT

It's the E3 wrap show!  Kraft regains his faith in E3!  Listen now!

Direct download: VGS_Show_451.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT

Keith felt a bit unloved and unnecessary to the VGS crew, so we proved him wrong.  Anyway, after that lovefest, we hit up news, Bongo reviews Watch_Dogs, Rich talks the Wii U, BT brings an audio quiz, and we wrap with question of the week.  Just a reminder that next week's VGS will be recording live Tuesday, June 10 from 7p-9p CST instead of on Monday so we can cover all the E3 press conferences.

Direct download: VGS_Show_450.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT

The crew is back in studio with a new format.  Tell us what you think at vgsmailbox@gmail.com.  Also, make sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/thevideogamesshow to keep up with news and get interactive with the show.

Direct download: VGS_Show_449.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

Why Parking the Minivan?  Oh, that is too good to spoil.  Listen now..right now!

Direct download: VGS_Show_448.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

The guys celebrate Cinco de Mayo the only way they know how...by attempting to speak spanish a bit during a VGS episode.  WARNING: If you happen to be a Call of Duty fan, you may want to fast forward about five minutes once the news segment starts.  Otherwise, tune in for new, BT audio quiz, and your emails.

Direct download: VGS_Show_447.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm CDT

Kraft and Rich fly solo on the first normal show in a couple of weeks.  We hit up news, have an audio quiz, Rich reviews Octodad, and we wrap with emails.  It's business as usual in the VGS studios.

Direct download: VGS_Show_446.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

Well, we just finished Tortured For Tots and our 10th Anniversary Special, so that means it is a blow-off episode.  No description, just listen.  This episode features Kraft, Rich, Keith, Pat & Chelsea!

Direct download: VGS_Show_445.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm CDT

In a very special episode of VGS, Big Josh Dick and Ron Bongo Brock host the 10th Anniversary Special!  Joining them tonight will be BT Kevin Krinn, VGS Manager Keith Robinson, the one and only Nick Kraftor and some guy named Rich.  Join them for all the awesome of looking back on the 10 year history of VGS.  Also, thanks to everyone for making Tortured For Tots such a success.

Direct download: VGS_Show_444.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm CDT

Okay, yes, I'm advertising the charity event...again.  Sorry, but it is right around the corner and we want to raise as much as possible.  Don't worry, this is the last time since the event is this Sunday.  Anyway, Kraft and Rich fly solo in studio as we cover the news, we have an easy (lies) audio quiz, and Rich & Bongo tag team a review of Goat Simulator.  All that being said, go to http://www.videogamesshow.com to make your donation for Tortured for Tots.  There, I'm done.  Listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_443.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

The boys are back after a week off and they are in full effect.  We got news, we got audio quiz fun, we got emails, we got This Week in Gaming History, and we got plugs-o-plenty for Tortured For Tots (go to www.videogamesshow.com now to donate).

Direct download: VGS_Show_442.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

Kraft, Keith and Rich return for some standard VGS fun this week.  Big thanks to everyone that has pledged to our Tortured for Tots campaign.  If you haven't yet, hit us up at http://www.videogamesshow.com for details.  Oh yeah, and we're sorry.

Direct download: VGS_Show_441.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm CDT

Oh man, what a show.  I can't even describe the first hour except is it pure gold.  We also have Keith's Week in Gaming History, Bongo & Rich review South Park: The Stick of Truth, BT hits us with another audio quiz, and we wrap with emails.  Remember to get your pledges in for Tortured for Tots.  For details and pledge link, hit us up at http://www.videogamesshow.com

Direct download: VGS_Show_440.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

Rich and Kraft are back in studio for this week's VGS.  In addition to news, the guys are joined by Bongo, Big Josh, Big Josh's Brother-in-Law Dave, and BT for an all new, super difficult audio quiz.  Be sure to visit http://www.videogamesshow.com to get your pledge in for the Tortured for Tots event coming up April 13.

Direct download: VGS_Show_439.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

The VGS crew honors the late, great Harold Ramis as well as all the usual VGS business.  Listen to this episode and then go watch a Harold Ramis film.

Direct download: VGS_Show_438.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm CDT

Rich and Kraft settle in alone for an old school, two man VGS.  We hit up the news and emails per usual, BT returns with an all new audio quiz, Kraft updates us on the upcoming Tortured For Tots charity event, and Rich brags about his new gaming rig PC.  So stop playing Fapping Birds for just awhile and take a listen.

Direct download: VGS_Show_437.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18am CDT

Rich and Kraft are joined this week in studio by Graphite Labs' Matt Raithel & John Mikula to talk about their new game Hive Jump which you can check out on Kickstarter now.  We also cover news, emails and bring back Would You Rather.  All this and more on this week's VGS.

Direct download: VGS_Show_436.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

Kraft, Rich and Bongo take the wheel on this week's VGS.  Kraft has another go at wrapping up the Game Jam, we hit up news, Bongo reviews the new CD from The String Arcade, BT comes on for another audio quiz, and we wrap it all up with emails.

Please note that the recorder we use on the show died midway through causing about 10 minutes of the show to be lost, including News Bits and This Week in Gaming History.  Sucks that it happened, but happy that we found out early and saved the rest of the episode.

Direct download: VGS_Show_435_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm CDT

Big show tonight.  The one and only ScottD joins the VGS crew, we hit up news, BT has another audio quiz, Email Question of the Week, and Keith's This Week in Gaming History!  Join in, lots of laugh.

Direct download: VGS_Show_434.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm CDT

We're back folks!  Yes, Kraft, Rich & Keith return to the VGS studio and do their thing.  Tons of fun with news, emails and a new quiz, thanks to BTTWS (aka Kevin) and Anivasion (aka Misty).  Come join us for the fun, as always.  NOTE: There will be no new show the week of 1/20/14 due to the studio being closed.  We will be back to weekly shows starting on 1/27/14.

Direct download: VGS_Show_433.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm CDT