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, Chuck Shaw, 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.

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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_541.mp3
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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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_540.mp3
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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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_539.mp3
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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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_537_Con_Preview_Special.mp3
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Chuck, PJ, and Kevin review the opus 1 wind cards from the Final Fantasy trading card game.

Direct download: Uncle_Cid_III.mp3
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Chuck, PJ & Kevin are back to discuss more Final Fantasy TCG.  This time around the guys focus on PJ's favorite card time, Ice.  Remember that there will be Final Fantasy TCG tournaments happening both days of MO Game Con (August 12 & 13, mogamecon.com).  Come out and play this awesome game and meet the guys from Uncle Cid's Story Time Podcast live!

Direct download: Uncle_Cid_Show_2.mp3
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Welcome to the new podcast from the world of VGS.  Uncle Cid's Story Time Podcast, hosted by Chuck, PJ & Kevin, takes listeners into the world of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.  This first episode discusses the Fire cards of the Opus 1 set.  If you're an experienced player or new to the game, let the guys provide both advice and entertainment on the next big TCG.

Direct download: Uncle_Cid_Show_1.mp3
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The crew is back in full affect this week for a new VGS.  With MO Game Con II hot on their heels (August 12-13, mogamecom.com) the guys discuss con updates, the Atari Box & Retron 77, SNES Mini pre-order nightmare (looking at you Walmart) and what Nintendo says it is going to do to make things better, a sealed, hang tab copy of Super Mario Bros sells for $30K on eBay, Limited Run Games big upcoming releases, Destiny 2 beta, Matt reports back from the Nickelback show, and a major announcement from Bob this week.

Direct download: VGS_Show_536.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:41am CDT

Major thanks goes to the listeners, as always, but especially this episode for making the episode possible.  Yes, apparently the game industry got lazy on us and there was like no news to report.  Thankfully your emails kept Rich, Chuck, Jake & Bob afloat this week.  In addition to that, hear the latest about MO Game Con II, GameStop insane trade credit offer (now over), and other random topics that pop-up along the way.

Direct download: VGS_Show_535.mp3
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What can I say here...really, what can I say?  We almost didn't have a show this week due to lack of news, but then the SNES Classic got announced and we were all like "yeah, we can do this."  Then things got a bit out-of-hand, some inappropriate things were said (Jake), we heard about someone's creepy uncle (Jake), animals were touched inappropriately (Jake) and, well, yeah...Happy 4th of July!!!

Direct download: VGS_Show_534.mp3
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