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.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chuck, PJ, and Kevin review the opus 1 wind cards from the Final Fantasy trading card game.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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This is a special episode.  How special?  Super special.  First, it is our annual E3 special wrap up show, and second, we are recording from a hotel suite because we be fancy.  Join Rich, Chuck, Matt and Bob as we break down all the E3 press conferences and discuss what we liked, disliked, and are super psyched for in the coming year(s).

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Less than a week before the E3 press conferences start, the crew is back for another exciting episode (no donkeys were harmed in the making of this episode).  In addition to what everyone would like to see happen at E3, the crew discusses new hardware, Friday the 13th the game, Nintendo oddness, Sony's new gold slim PS4, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, and so much more.

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Sorry for the confusion last episode with the wrong episode number.  My bad, all apologies.  Back in the saddle this week, the team of Rich, Jake, Bob & Matt discuss all matters including Game Informers Top 100 RPGs of All Time, Switch games with physical packaging but no physical game, the next Far Cry being in the Old West, Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed, MO Game Con news, and so much more.

WARNING: Unless you want to hear a graphic story about a donkey and Jake (not what you are thinking, no one saw this coming), stop listening after all the goodbyes.  The minutes afterwards are nothing but a horror show.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

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After being off an additional week due to illness, schedule conflicts and flooding, the crew of Rich, Bob, Jake, Chuck and Matt return.  Despite being faced with a slow news week (we had one story...that's it...one), thankfully we were able to still have a full episode.  In addition to the one news story, we covered emails, we finally (sorry we ignored you) hit up Twitter questions, discuss the latest MO Game Con news (hint, tickets on sale now, VIP tickets going fast, go to www.mogamecon.com for a link to buy your tickets now), and so much more.

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So, just to clarify a couple of things.  First, all apologies for the audio interference that occurs throughout the show.  We had a short in a cable that was not discovered until after the show was recorded.  We did our best to post edit, but it is still in the background a bit.  The cable has been replaced and it should not happen again.

Second, before recording, we had an amazing chicken dinner.  How amazing was it?  Well, let's put it this way.  You know people get kinda nutty if they eat a bunch of sweets?  Sort of like that, but instead we got hyped on chicken.  It made for an interesting show to say the least.  I'm just going to leave it there.  You'll have to listen to find out.

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Our little Jake found his way home to Game Trader 2 and we have a full house for this news filled episode of VGS.  Much is discussed including GameStop closing stores, Mad Catz going out of business, Humble Bundle awesomeness, Destiny 2, and so much more.

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Jake no showed again due to baby goats.  Questions about that?  Be sure to ask Jake directly by commenting on one of his YouTube videos.  He responds to call questions.  Anyway, the show goes on.  Rich, Matt, Bob & Chuck are still in recovery from the latest Game Trader 2 event and the game industry is not providing much material.  Still, the boys pull it together and put on a show for your listening pleasure.

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Well, what can we say, this is our Nintendo Switch episode.  Yes, I know if t feels like we have talked about the Switch a ton, but now that the thing has been released, we need to discuss that.  Tune in as Rich, Chuck, Bob and Matt discuss the launch of the Switch, the games on the Switch, reported Switch issues and more.  Rich also discusses his time playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Wii U, we go through listener email, we promote an awesome even coming up at Game Trader 2 on March 18 (go to facebook.com/gametraderii for all the details), 30 seconds of Bob and more!

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After a three week absence (thanks Valentines), Rich, Chuck, Bob and Jake return for an all new VGS episode.  The buys finally award the Golden Bang Howdies, but before getting to that, there is heavy discussion about the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo as a whole, weirdest things Bob and Jake ate growing up, and some other side topics.  Hey, this is what happens when the guys don't get to record for three straight weeks.

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Finally after some delays and whatnot, the Golden Bang Howdy Awards are upon us.  In addition to emails and news, the crew of Rich, Jake, Chuck, Matt & Bob sit down, comb through email votes, Facebook votes, and each of their personal opinions and come up a list of nominees.  Be sure to keep an eye on the FB page for your chance to vote on each of the awards.  Also, we pretty much lose our damn minds twice during this.

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Well, there was a game plan for this episode, mostly featuring discussing Golden Bang Howdy Award nominees, but that fell apart.  Why?  Because Nintendo took over all the minds of the gaming industry and we just had to discuss it ourselves.  Join Rich, Bob, Jake & a returning Matt as we discuss all things Nintendo Switch.  We also discuss other things as well, some stuff about video games and some stuff we just got totally off topic.  Anyway, if you want more Nintendo Switch talk, or just hear four bitter guys' opinions, this is the episode for you!

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Bongo, BT, Keith, Addy  and Special Guest, Kyle talk tonight about Cheerios, some toy shop in Columbus and just a bunch of other random stuff, as we typically talk and rant about.  Also, we watch Keith and Addy play games during the podcast.  Video archives are available to watch at https://www.twitch.tv/vgs_live/v/113490841

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The VGS crew welcomes in 2017 in a big, bad way with the first episode of the year.  First off, the one and only Mr. Nick Kraftor joins Rich, Chuck and Bob in all the excitement.  The best way to describe this episode is a cross between VGS and Bombed Out Radio.  We go on some very odd rants on this one.  Best just take a deep breath and dive in headfirst.  Also, listen and and check out the VGS Facebook page for a chance to win a 1 Year PlayStation Plus card!!!

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