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.

While the VGS crew is still on their extended break, Rich takes us back 7 years ago to a classic VGS episode (VGS Show 369).  This one goes back to the UMSL radio days and features Nick Kraftor and Rich declaring war on Coca-Cola and Big Josh with a new entry in the Red Shirt Diaries.  Enjoy this walk down memory lane.

Direct download: VGS_Replay_1.mp3
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So MO Game Con 2019 has come and gone and we are all a bit tired.  On top of all that, Matt is about to transform into the legendary Hella Dad!  Before that, Rich, Matt and special guest Andy sit down for one more VGS before our extended break.  We review MO Game Con, talk Genesis Mini, upcoming holiday game releases, get into some emails, and more.  Stay tuned to the Facebook page for updates on when we'll be recording again.

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Yes, MO Game Con has come and gone, and frankly, it was a bit of a blur.  Thankfully there is evidence of it happening in the form of the VGS episode recorded at the live panel.  Join the crew of Rich, Addy, Kurt, Matt, Bob and other special guests as we discuss the Rooster Teeth First price hike, hold a video game town hall, get down with some ASMR, have the biggest cluster f*** grab bag, and much more.  Thank you to all those that attended MO Game Con and the VGS panel.

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A mini, a lite and old men flying jets are on tap for this episode of VGS.  Join Rich, Matt, Kurt, Bob and special Guest Ben as we discuss many things including the Turbografx-16 Mini, the Switch Lite, LRG's latest odd venture, Top Gun sequel and other movie trailers, and so much more.

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VGS crew, featuring VGS, is back for an all new VGS, starring VGS!!!  Anyway...Rich, Kurt, Matt & Bob are back and manage to pull off this episode only having a handful of emails, two news stories, and promoting Mo Game Con 2019 (get your tickets now at mogamecon.com) August 3 featuring VGS and so much more!!!

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Ah yes, E3 2019 is here.  Also, we have our huge email contest as well.  It is pretty packed show.  Find out what we like, disliked, meh'd, and despised about E3 2019.  Listen to the entries into the Worst Video Game Experience email contests, and just listen to the general conversation with Rich, Addy, Kurt, Matt, Bob and some other guy.

Direct download: VGS_Show_577_6.11.19.mp3
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Matt and Rich are left on their own and with virtually no gaming news, yet they manage to pull off a new episode of VGS.  We discuss Mo Game Con 2019, your emails, the next ten games announced for the Sega Genesis Mini and what games we'd like to see added, Summer game releases, AEW's Double or Nothing, some movies we've seen, and so much more.  Also, we make a contest announcement with some big prizes, including 2 VIP tickets to Mo Game Con, for the next episode.  Tune in to find out how to win.

Direct download: VGS_Show_576_5.28.19.mp3
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Oh yeah, we get downright philosophical on this episode...not really.  Anyway, Rich, Bob, Matt & Addy announce there will be a VGS panel at MO Game Con 4 with a live episode, we discuss emails, can you separate the art and the artist, Addy has a story for us, and so much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_575_5.14.19.mp3
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Don't worry, we don't spoil or really even mention Avengers End Game or Game of Thrones.  We do however spoil some of the Halloween sequels from the '80s, so be warned there.  The crew, including Rich, Addy, Matt & Bob, are back for another VGS.  We continue the stream thing (follow us at twitch.tv/vgslivestream) and talk to folks in the chat, hit up your emails, and discuss the topics of gaming.  Sonic trailer, games 11-20 added to Genesis Mini, a so-called games preservationist selling undumped ROMs has no idea what the word "defamation" means, more MO Game Con 2019 announcements, a game about panties, and so much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_574_4.30.19.mp3
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In April 2004, a project called Video Games Show (VGS for short), was first posted on the web to see if people would find and listen to some regular folks talk video games.  Fifteen years later and we're still talking.  Join the crew of Rich, Kurt, Addy, Matt & Bob as we talk about fifteen years of VGS.  We hit emails hard, we talk some news, but mostly we walk down memory road and the wild ride it has been.  Also, we launch the official show Twitch channel and now you'll be able to listen in and chat with us live as we record every other Tuesday night.  Come follow us at twitch.tv/vgslivestream

Direct download: VGS_Show_573_4.16.19.mp3
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Well, it has been a bit quiet news wise since the last episode, but Rich, Matt & Addy will still keep you entertained.  We got emails again, discuss multiple upcoming consoles (including one we are super excited about), hitting the game release lull time of year, how Twitch works, odd movie pairings, and more.

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Few things put panic into the heart of Rich as a wire pulling, claw digging feline.  But that is neither here nor there.  A lighter crew this episode as Rich, Matt & Bob talk away about all things.  This week's topics include Google's newly announced "console," how are wallets and accounts are taking a pounding from all the limited print releases dropping right now, a new Wii U game coming next week, comic book movies, Tarantino, and much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_571_3.19.19.mp3
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Well, you know what happens when the crew doesn't record for any extended length of time.  Yep, one of those shows.  Nonetheless, the crew gets it together enough to read emails, talk Anthem taking it one step further than Fallout 76, Apex Legends making trouble for Fortnite, Panasonic no longer making blu-ray players, random Dick Tracy facts, and so much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_570_3.5.19.mp3
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Picking up where we left off two weeks ago (it really feels like it since we left that night watching Troll 2 and started out tonight watching Troll 2 again), the crew of Rich, Kurt, Matt & Bob continue to wax poetically the subject of video games and whatever pops up in their heads.  Is the latest mistake from LRG the biggest?  Can Microsoft and Nintendo game hand-in-hand?  Where's Baby the best $2.99 you can spend on Steam right now?  Who leaves with the worst stuff at the end of the episode?  These questions and so many others will be answered on this episode of VGS

Direct download: VGS_Show_569_2.5.19.mp3
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It's 2019 and break time is over.  Yes, VGS is back!  Rich, Bob, Matt & Kurt return after a long vacation and get right back to work talking games and getting sidetracked.  We hit up emails, discuss the news of gaming and pop culture, upcoming game releases, random acts of public dancing, Home Shopping Club, marking to 40-somethings, and so much more.

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