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.

(Recorded 12.13.16) I think the intention was for this to be a Christmas special episode, but it did not pan out that way.  In fact, there is 95% less Christmas in this Christmas episode than any other VGS Christmas episode.  That being said, it is still a darn good episode.  Join Rich, Chuck and Bob as they discuss news, the return of a certain awards show, 30 Seconds of Bob, and so much more.

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Post Thanksgiving and hot on the heels of Christmas, the crew returns for a new VGS.  Rich, Chuck, Jake & Bob sit around the table and discuss all kinds of crazy things, from child birth, Jake's obsession with Limited Run Games, Sony's keynote, one crazy Metroid code that can have killer consequences, why we all might go to Build-A-Bear, and so much more.

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On the eve of International Party Day USA, the crew of VGS sits for one last time...before stuffing themselves with turkey and all kinds of Thanksgiving goodness.  This week Rich, Chuck, Jake, Bob and special guest/World Record holder P.J. Walsh sit down and discuss the limited news of the week, Rich apologizes and rips into Nintendo for making him apologize, P.J. discusses breaking world records, Black Friday days, what we are thankful for, your emails, a contest announcement, and more.  So sit back and let the sounds of VGS guide you to your post turkey coma nap.

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Bongo, BT, Keith and Josh takeover VGS OC (since Rich had to be pulled away to adult things) and talk about a Space Jam reboot, stuff showing up for Black Friday and even got a little bit political, (dont worry, its short lived....) and randomly talk about things happening on the skype call.  Dont get some of the jokes in this episode or the title name?  

Be sure to tune in live next time at twitch.tv/vgs_live so you can see what we are talking about next time or visit the YouTube page http://tinyurl.com/VGSYouTube

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On Election Night 2016 Rich, Matt and Jake get together and talk no politics whatsoever in the proud tradition of VGS.  Instead the guys discuss upcoming game releases, the launch of the NES Mini Classic, Nintendo offering a 3DS on Black Friday for $99.99, Steam ordering legit screenshots, PS4 Pro, plus your emails and so much more.

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Seriously, I can't stop watching that turkey...just moving...bobbing...never mind.  Anyway, Ron, Rich, Kevin, Keith and Josh saddle up for a better late than never episode of Overclocked.  In addition to what the guys have been up to, topics on tap include the World Series, Uwe Boll's retirement, thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, movies we can't believe are being remade, webcams, kitty cats, Josh's chest, and so much more.

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A packet house for this episode of VGS where redemption is on the minds of so many felt wronged by the show.  Matt, Jake, Bob, Kurt and Rich take out their frustrations on not just each other, but also hit up emails, the Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, video game voice actors strike, Halloween content, PS VR motion sickness, what drives us retro, and so much more.

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Well, it started out like any other show and completely went off the rails, as these things tend to do.  Ron, Kevin, Addy, Keith, Matt (DumpsterMonkey) & Rich go through so much, it is impossible to list.  Some highlights include video game release weirdness, VR, shows/movies we aren't watching, movies that make us cry, what is Keith doing now, Rich watches random things during the podcast, Halloween viewing, and much more.

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Rich, Matt and Chuck are back for an all new VGS.  This episode packs quite a bunch into a short amount of time, including emails, news, Would You Rather, all new Marry/Screw/Kill, and much more.  Oh yeah, and we were right.  Woot!  Also, thoughts and wishes to Jake.  Hope you get that nap you need.

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Rich, Matt & Jake return to the table ready for another VGS.  In a news heavy episodes, the guys discuss the remaining video game releases for 2016, how a political view could mean trouble for Oculus Rift, some sweet game deals, Super Mario Maker 3DS only running in 2D, the final stop in the Curt Schilling/38 Studios journey, Digital Homicide committing virtual suicide, and much more.  We also have some emails to discuss as well.

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Overclocked crew is back for another non-focused ramble session.  Ron, Kevin, Josh, Keith and Rich discuss many things including, but not limited to, the Fall TV season, Comic book movie universes and schedules, planning conventions, not believing everything you see on the Internet, and much more.  Be sure to like the MO Game Con Facebook page for all the latest details, including a location and date set for MO Game Con II: The Wrath of Con.

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So a number of press events happened since the last VGS and the crew discusses all of it.  Rich, Matt, Jake and (occasionally) Chuck dig into the PS4 Pro, the iPhone 7, the Nintendo direct, new special edition Sonic Mania being not so special, a rumor that will make some fans' blood boil, plus much more.

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Ron, Kevin, Keith, Rich, and special appearances by Nick Kraftor and Big Josh (and a super brief appearance by Addy, who was having technical issues) rant and rave their way through a new episode of Overclocked.  Topics discussed include the Apple press conference, cell phone technology in general, PS4 Pro, movies, PHX Fan Fest update, bidets, the amish, some 'Would You Rather..." and much more.

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The VGS crew is back and ready to entertain.  Please wish Matt Gurley a happy birthday and hope he gets well soon (which explains his quieter self on this week's episode).  Rich, Matt & Jake (with Chuck in the background) discuss No Man's Sky (both the game and exceptions made to refund policies), the latest Humble Bundle, the upcoming Sony new PS4 announcement, Nintendo practices, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 being the creepiest game ever, plus much more.

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Now that MO Game Con has occurred and some days have past, it is time to reflect on all the awesomeness.  Join four of the five members of the con planning crew (Chad Hager, Chuck Shaw, Jake Friedel & Rich Bergin) along with Matt Gurley as the guys discuss everything about the con, from the planning phase, hanging out with Adam Koralik, the con itself, what they saw, what they got, all the con wonder, and how they took a grand total of eight hours off before starting to plan next year's MO Game Con II: The Wrath of Con!

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WARNING: Podcast contains explicit language.

VGS Show 500 is finally here and was recorded live from the MO Game Con.  Join Rich, Addy, Ron, Kevin & Matt R from VGS Overclocked, as well as appearances by Matt G, Jake, Kurt and Chuck from the new VGS cast as we breakdown the MO Game Con.  The show is broken into three segments, pre-show, live con update, and post con report.  Also joining them is a special appearance by YouTuber Adam Koralik, Keith Robinson (via phone) and others.  You've heard us talk about the MO Game Con for months, now join us at the con.  Also be sure to watch the videos posted on the VGS Facebook page (facebook.com/thevideogamesshow) for live footage from the con.

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WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!!!

With MO Game Con less than five days way (August 13, www.mogamecon.com), the team of Rich, Matt, Jake, Bob & Chuck are a bit over excited/over stressed and this episode is a reflection of their mental states.  Besides talking the con, the guys talk about Pokemon GO changes and getting banned in Iran, Nintendo dropping the price of the New 3DS and including some additional goodies, Matt discusses betting Uncharted 4 and looking ahead to No Man Sky, and then we discuss some stuff later that gets kinda blurry.  Again, please forgive us and our lack of focus.  This ends up becoming an OVERCLOCKED episode towards the end.

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WARNING: EXPLICIT!!! After a break in episodes, the crew of Overclocked return.  We talk a bunch about MO Game Con, including who will be there, the show that will be recorded, and what we will be doing.  We mock those trying to take RottenTomatoes.com offline, we find a buried recording, talk about crappy movies, and round everything out with some good ole fashion "Would You Rather" questions.

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Welcome to the Mo Game Con special episode of VGS.  Don't worry, that isn't all that is discussed.  Besides the con Rich confides in his co-hosts a costly pledge on Kickstarter, Jake talks about the insides of the SNES Playstation, Nintendo releases true numbers behind Pokemon Go profits, Mini NES vs. Mini Genesis, Xbox One S bundles, and Matt forgets his $2 to give to special guest Bob Friedel for his 2 cents.

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Yes, the wait is finally over and the crew of VGS Overclocked is back.  Normally I would write about what was discussed, but there is so much free flow to this episode, it is hard to point out specifics.  Well, we do get an update from Josh on Phoenix Comic Con, Rich rants about Mighty No. 9, Addy wants to tend bar everywhere, Keith is employee of the month, we hold the first publc meeting of the VGS Corp LLC Board of Directors live on the show, and we all ponder about getting a degree in gun repair while working as...well...you need to listen for that bit.  Big thanks to the Mo Game Con (www.mogamecon.com) and The State for this episode.

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Really no description needed besides the fact that Rich, Matt and Jake discuss all the news to come out of E3 2016.  Oh, and Matt & Jake forced Rich to name the episode what it is...you'll understand later.

We want to hear from you!!!  What news are you most/least excited about out of E3 2106?  Email your answers to vgsmailbox@gmail.com

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Matt & Rich fly solo this week on an all new VGS.  The guys discuss Microsoft supporting cross-platform play, speculate on the new version of the Xbox One, PvP being introduced into Minecraft, a Dragon Quest game that is like Minecraft coming to North America, further Nintendo complaints, the greatest game is now free on Xbox Live for Xbox One, fanboys needing to calm the heck down, and why both Matt & Rich did things they said they wouldn't do.  Oh, and of course mogamecon.com

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Hey gang!  VGS returns once again with another episode.  Join Matt, Jake & a returning Rich as they discuss many things, bouncing from topic to topic without a care in the world.  Well, that was mainly due to no one having anything prepared before the record button was hit.  Nonetheless, the guys still manage to pull it together and discuss many things, including Nintendo Wii U overall review, the Nintendo NX rumors, the return of some awesome games from the past, an eBay scammer tries to pull one over on Jake, plus much more. 

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Matt, Chuck and special guest host Jake Friedel go all full tilt boogie on this new episode of VGS.  Matt has himself another rant meltdown, this time directed at Activision for holding a much wanted HD remake of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare hostage behind it's new CoD: Marines in Space game, and he is well justified.  Also, the guys discuss a wide variety of topics including Wii U owners getting screwed once again, Xbox 360 production stopped, VR porn, Carmageddon remake heading for consoles, and Limited Run Games making us all want what they have to offer.  All this and more on an action packed new VGS.

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While Rich is away, Matt, Chuck & special guest host Kurt Bowers take control of an all new episode of VGS.  The guys return to a former VGS tradition with an interview with J Patrick Allen, award winning author (http://www.amazon.com/Dead-West-Pale-Patrick-Allen-ebook/dp/B01DQ8IAWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461444080&sr=8-1&keywords=j+patrick+allen), host of Rocket Punch Radio podcast, former blue lion, gentleman and scholar.  Also on the episode Matt rants on after playing the Final Fantasy XV demo, Playstation 4.5 being a console that can be upgraded (like a PC), Dark Souls board game, an interesting hack of the 3DS, and Dead Wizards.

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Wow, I have no idea where to start here.  First, our heroes discuss tons of things, including Netflix, WWE, Tortured for Tots 2 year anniversary, Tortured for Tots 2, and so, so much more.  Also, a very special member of the VGS crew returns.  You'll have to listen to the entire episode or else you will miss something big.

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The boys are back again for another week of ranting and raving on this week's VGS.  Topics discussed include Chuck's trip to Super Bitcon, the last breaths of the Sony PlayStation 2, Legend of Zelda played in 3D, Sega purchases Atlus, April Fools and the Internet, a sidebar conversation about Wrestlemania weekend, and more.  Sit back and enjoy.

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Chuck, Matt & Rich are back in the shop to sling some games and drop some wisdom on this week's VGS.  In addition to responding to listener emails, we also discuss the possibility that Nintendo is stopping production of the Wii U later this year and what that means for the NX, folks upset that Quantum Break will only get to 720p, Resident Evil turning 20, Rich's new addiction with a game that involves catching them all, Matt's unhealthy obsession with hobos singing in the back of trains, and Chuck's looks of shame at his co-hosts.

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Yes, as the title might make you thinks, someone slams Empire Strikes Back (hint, it was Rich).  This Overclocked, featuring Ron, Kevin, Keith, Josh & Rich, the guys cover the Sausage Party trailer, the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer, the announcement that Cannonball Run is getting remade, the price and release date of the Playstation VR, and so much more.  Please send emails (include Rich hate mail) to vgsmailbox@gmail.com.

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What the...where is show 500?!?!?!?!  Don't worry, we talk about that.  We also talk about the latest Chameleon news, Matt is disgusted with Nintendo over SNES VC games only being on the "New" 3DS, The Division plagued with issues thanks to odd physics decisions, Missouri Game Convention talk, and much, much more on this week's VGS.

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Okay, so we officially talk Deadpool spoilers this episode, but the good news it isn't until the very, very end and there is plenty of warning before it starts.  Anyway, the guys also talk the latest on Coleco Chameleon implosion, the Oscars, how much to lay in a bed for 70 days, Fuller House, more Ghostbusters, and so much more.  Oh, and Michael Rapaport is amazing.

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After a short rest, the crew is back for another VGS.  Rich, Chuck, Matt & guest James Lee discuss the price of the HTC Vive, Legend of Zelda turning 30, Street Fighter V's lack of content, some new crowd funding game campaigns, Chuck's rage over the delay of a package, some amazing prizes being up for grabs at the Missouri Game Con, and much more.

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So Hollywood done lost their minds again and the crew of VGS OVERCLOCKED (Ron, Rich, Josh, Keith, Kevin & Nick) are here to call them out on it.  Subjects covered include new TMNT 2 trailer, Ghostbusters villain toy being shown off, new developments for Guardians of the Galaxy, Ron & Keith talk Deadpool (no spoilers), Street Fighter V: The Half Game, and much, much more.

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Rich, Matt & Chuck return to make up for the missing show last week.  In case you did not hear, we did record last week, but a major issue with the audio prevented it from being released, so this is the do over show.  The guys discuss Chuck getting screwed over by eBay, Nintendo screwing over scalpers of Wii U games, Destiny 2 announcement, Game Trailers closing down, Matt's giant man hands and much more.

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So Overclocked managed not to be canceled, so they dropped a second episode on your ear.  Join this week's panel of Rich, Ron, Josh, Kevin, Keith and a special appearance by Mr. Kraft (who also brings a super, secret special guest) on this episode of VGS Overclocked.

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Rich and Matt return to the Game Trader 2 studio for another episode of VGS.  This week the guys discuss the upcoming Press Start for Paws charity event at Game Trader 2 (see the VGS or GT2 Facebook pages for details), announce the Missouri Game Con (www.mogamecon.com) in August, discuss the delay of Mighty No. 9, Xbox 360 disc scratch case going to the Supreme Court, discuss replacing damaged game labels, and end on another rant about modern games with extreme values.  All this and more on this week's VGS.

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TACO FACT #18 - TACOS ARE HEALTHIER THAN CRYSTAL METH & TREE CHICKEN!

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First VGS of 2016 and the guys are back on full swing.  Rich, Matt & Chuck get sidetracked a bunch, but manage to discuss the Phantom Squad Christmas hack attacks, Steam giving out wrong customer data, the release date/pricing of the Oculus Rift, Bayonetta 2 for Wii U being discontinued, plus more.  We also announced Game Trader 2's next charity tournament day on January 30 from 1p-7p CST called "Press Start for Paws."  Visit facebook.com/gametraderII for more details.  And, of course, tree chicken.

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