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.

Rich and Matt sit down for a shortened episode of VGS in order to review the top stories of 2015 and discuss their game of the year picks as well.  We are currently trying some new recording options, so the audio on this episode is not as good as we had hoped, but we still wanted to release a show.  Happy New Year everyone and see you in 2016.

Direct download: VGS_2015_Review_Final.mp3
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WARNING: This episode of VGS is uncensored and has some very harsh language not suitable for kids.  You have been warned.

DISCLAIMER: We had some major tech issues trying to record this episode and as a result, the audio has some distortion and issues at times.  I'm not happy to release a show like this, but I figure a tech issue episode is better than no episode.  We are working to get this corrected before the next episode.

It's Christmas time once again and VGS does it the only way they know how...Bombed Out style.  Rich is joined by Game Trader 2's Matt Gurley and Chuck Shaw as we play Real/Fake animated Christmas specials, we go over another series of questions from Rich, we have a special guest send in Christmas wishes, and we read emails.  Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the VGS crew.

Direct download: VGS_Presents_a_Very_Bombed_Out_Christmas_2015.mp3
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Rich, Matt & new guy Anthony get all warm and fuzzy once again inside of Game Trader II for another episode of the VGS.  The boys really only had one topic this week that ended up becoming a one hour rant session.  What started as discussing all the games that have come out for the holiday season morphed into...well...can't really describe it.  Anyway, sit back in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy this new episode of VGS.

Direct download: VGS_Show_495.mp3
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From the Bombed Out studios comes another episode of VGS.  Rich and special guest host Matt Gurley waste no time in getting right into Fallout 4 talk, which is about half the show.  They also report on other news and announce the next winner of the Retron 1 contest.  Let's face it.  You're playing Fallout 4, I'm playing Fallout 4, you probably won't listen to this episode until after the time vampire that is Fallout 4 stops sucking away at your life.

Direct download: VGS_Show_494.mp3
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Kraft, Rich & a returning Keith gather at the the table of Game Trader II one last time on this episode of VGS.  Things stay upbeat and a bit distracted as the boys talk before Kraft moves from the STL to the PHX.  Keith is made to play multiple games and the crew goes through random news stories and stories about the show.  Be sure to listen to the blockbuster announcement for an event in 2017 (never say never again).  The latest Retron 1 winner is announced and the next one is set to be given away.  Happy Halloween!  Stay Safe! Game On!

Farewell Mr. Nick Kraftor.  Safe travels for you, Sarah, and the kids!!!

Direct download: VGS_Show_493_Final.mp3
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Kraft, Rich and special guest Ben Cook, from local game company Well Bred Rhino ( discuss all matter of things on this new episode of VGS.  Kraft drops a major bombshell, Ben catches us all up on his life, Chuck still won't get on mic, and Rich has way too much faith in State Farm bailing him out.  We also cover news, announce the next chance to win a Retron 1, and play another game of Would Rich Buy It?  Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook at

Direct download: VGS_Show_492.mp3
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Well, we promised everyone a show and we are going to keep that promise.  Sadly, this is not what we hoped for, so it is to go down in the records as an infamous .5 episode.  You'll learn very quick that this was intended to be show 492, but things went wrong (stupid recorder).  Also, we were working with a brand new sound board on this episode and not all the bugs have been worked out.  So apologies up front, we will do better next time.  That being said, Kraft, Rich and special guest Matt Gurley (Game Trader 2, Retro Gaming Expert) pull it together.  Matt will be on again soon to make up for this (sorry Matt).  Anyway, sit back and enjoy this "halfsies" episode of VGS.

Direct download: VGS_Show_491.5.mp3
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Did you miss us?  We missed you.  Yes, Kraft and Rich are back with a new episode of VGS for your listening pleasure.  The guys talk about the latest news, go into way too much detail about all the upcoming video game releases between now and Christmas, introduce a new segment, announce a contest, and run through some emails.  Oh, did I mention they got to record at Game Trader 2 (2 Hawks Nest Plaza, St. Charles, MO)?  Be sure to stay tuned to the VGS Facebook page for show announcements and other fun stuff.

Direct download: VGS_Show_491_Final_Cut.mp3
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After a long break, Mr. Kraftor and Mr. Bergin on back to help ease the withdraws from a missing VGS.  The guys update everyone on what has been going on, where the show is going, talk a bit of raffling, and hit up all the emails.  Please stay tuned to the Facebook page ( for all show updates.

Direct download: VGS_Show_490_-_Old_School_Reunion_8.18.15.mp3
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Rich, Patrick & Keith are back in studio for an all new VGS.  After discussing the news of the week, including Batman: Arkham Knight's PC release issues, the Humble Borderlands Bundle, and Final Fantasy VII Remake, the crew revisits E3 from the previous episode.  Last time was all about reporting on the happenings, this time is all about the opinion.  Warning: Rich goes on a bit of a rant and it may upset some folks, but hey, it wouldn't be VGS if it was all about popular opinion.  Be sure to email and responses, questions and comments to

Direct download: VGS_Show_489.mp3
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