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.

Thanksgiving 2019 has come and gone and thankfully the VGS crew didn't eat themselves to death.  Rich, Addy, Kurt and Matt run down your emails, talk the latest news, what they want for Christmas, celebrity encounters, and a special appearance from Matt's wife Sam.  All this and more on this new episode.

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Yes, finally, the VGS crew is back with an all new episode.  Get caught up with Rich, Addy, Kurt and Matt as we talk about what we've been doing, read emails, get caught up on the news since we've been away, is $1,000,000 to much for the WATA Super Mario Bros for the Pawn Stars to invest in, and so much more.  Great to be back and Happy Thanksgiving!

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We return for one final replay before new episodes start coming out on November 13.  Halloween has always been a favorite holiday for the VGS crew.  For this trip down memory lane we go back to just last year for our Halloween episode from Casa de Gurley.  Enjoy the episode, Happy Halloween and talk to you all again fresh and new on November 13.

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Good news everyone!  We will be back to our regular recording schedule starting November 12.  In the meantime, here is another VGS classic episode.  We go back to one of the biggest events in VGS history, the ten year anniversary episode.  Old school fans will love this trip down memory lane and new fans will get an overview of the first 10 years of VGS.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Oh yes, Christmas is upon us.  The entire crew (minus Jake...yea) gathers for another VGS Christmas celebration.  Gifts are given, emails are read, some game news is covered, some great Christmas memories are covered, just a full dose of cheer and merriment with a dash of VGS brand humor.

Happy Holidays everyone!!!  We shall return in 2019!!!

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Back to the normal format this week.  Join Rich, Matt & Addy as we catch up on what happened since last we met, including Black Friday/Cyber Monday purchases, Matt discusses the PlayStation Classic, we ponder what Peter McCallister does for a living, the last of the new game releases for 2018, toys aimed to hit the nostalgia button, emails, and so much more!!!

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Oh yes, for one last time, the Bombed Out Radio Network crew invades The U.  Join Rich, Keith and Addy in studio, along with Nick Kraftor, Big Josh, Ron and Kevin via Discord, for one last show at UMSL Radio The U.  Memories of the UMSL era will be discussed, along with what everyone has been up to.  We also go on a strange adventure in the world of Twitch, Ron has some Would You Rather questions for us, we take calls, and so much more.

Bonus: Due to the comedy of errors that occurred, the previously only streamed pre-show has been included in this episode.  Enjoy.

Please note the audio is a bit rough at times and the volume can jump now and again.  This was due to recording in a brand new set up that we had less than a few minutes to figure out.  We apologize.  

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Wow, this was so not planned.  In fact, coming off of Rich and Matt's two-man show last time, we weren't even sure a show was going to happen Thanksgiving week.  Well, not only did a show happen, but everyone came home.  Yes, the entire crew of Rich, Addy, Kurt, Matt, Bob and even Jake are full of holiday cheer and put on a little show.  We discuss Black Friday deals, Fallout 76 release, Spyro Remastered's disc being pretty worthless, kidney stones, a grown man throwing a temper tantrum at GameStop, and so much more.  We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and if you need an escape from the family, you are always welcome at the VGS Thanksgiving table.

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Yep, it is that time of year when schedules and people's lives just get crazy.  Not to worry, we still have a new episode of VGS.  Rich and Matt take this one on their own, a throwback to the early days of recording out of Game Trader II back in the day.  The guys talk emails, Red Dead Redemption II, Sony PlayStation Classic full game reveal, IGN misreporting P.T. downloads disappearing,  AT Games dropping the ball big time, and so much more.

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Happy Halloween everyone!  Rich, Matt, Bob and Kurt report in for their annual Halloween episode of VGS.  Not to worry, we do discuss what is going on in the world if video games, including wondering if we'll ever get more games announced for the PlayStation Classic, some money saving tips, Red Dead Redemption II release and much more.  Then we get into the spirit of things and read emails, Kurt reports on his Blair Witch hunt, Rich talks about seeing Halloween (2018), we get attacked by cave crickets, and even more.  It is packed episode, so it back, pack in some Halloween treats and enjoy.

Movies on TVs: Evil Dead 2, Insidious, The Exorcist, In the Mouth of Madness, From Dusk Til Dawn, Jacob's Ladder.

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The chopped crew of Rich, Matt & Bob are back, left to their own devices on an all new episode.  Of course we get to emails and discuss many topics from Red Dead Redemption 2 & Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's upcoming releases and massive installs/patches, the flood of new games in the coming months, what we would do if we reopened Toys R Us, how to find time to game with families, outdated tech issues the young will never have to deal with, collecting and other hobbies, and so much more.

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Once again we have a full house this week, where so many things will be discussed, impressions will be made, minds will be shattered, and tables will be pounded upon.  For the crew of Rich, Bob, Kurt, Matt and Addy, nothing is sacred, nothing is off limits, nothing will be not somehow mixed with a Cosby impression.  Oh yeah, it is a show that should have probably been only 50 minutes long, but we ended up with an hour more.  How do we do it, come on in and find out.

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While we are in full swing of the Fall/Winter game release flood, video game news has all but disappeared.  No worries, we still have a show for ya.  Rich, Bob and Matt read submissions and announce a winner of the email giveaway, discuss upcoming game releases, recent movies we watched, the great era of video stores, and so much more.

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What happens when the gaming world gives Rich, Matt & Bob very little to talk about?  Well, you get a show like this.  While we did discuss some gaming, we also discussed movies we've never seen, Kevin Bacon, Saturday Night Live, procedural TV shows, and so much more!!!

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Yes, as in Garfield the cat.  Anyway, welcome to an all new episode of VGS!!!  Rich, Kurt, Matt & Addy discuss Garfield, go through emails, announce an email giveaway, recap MO Game Con 2018, discuss Twitch player Ninja swearing off girls, EA is at it again, and a game company we love doing something insane and why GameStop should be getting real nervous.  All this and so much more on this week's episode!!!

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We have reached the week of Mo Game Con 2018 (www.mogamecon.com) and the crew is super excited.  Rich, Bob, Addy, Matt & Kurt discuss all things Mo Game Con 2018.  Also emails are read, Kurt's plugging discussed, GameStop ending the Elite Rewards program, retail store difficulties, toy companies having issues, and so much more.  Remember, you can meet all VGS crew members on August 4 at Mo Game Con 2018!!!

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Seriously, Kurt was full of the plugs this week.  Heck, I forgot halfway through what show I was listening to.  Join Rich, Bob, Matt, Kurt and Addy for an all new VGS.  We, as always, spend time reading your emails, talk Mo Game Con 2018 and general convention advice, the release of Sonic Mania Plus, Matt discovers Captain Toad on the 3DS, Rich spends his last show in his 30s, and so much more.

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Alright, I'll be honest, things got crazy on this episode of VGS.  We had a full cast of Rich, Matt, Bob, Addy, Kurt and the return of Jake.  Not only was that crazy, but with the next day being Independence Day, some folks were drinking and others were just in a slapstick mood.  It is one of those super fun shows.  In addition to emails, Addy reports back from NYC, Kurt talks Chicago and an amazing arcade, the release dates of Shenmue ! & II, Atari VCS Indiegogo campaign concluding, the re-release of the NES Classic, and so much more!

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Yes, it is that time of year again.  E3 has come and gone.  Did you miss out?  No worries.  The crack reporting team of Rich, Matt & Bob will break it down for you.  We also read emails, discuss unpopular opinions about gaming, drift away into non-gaming conversations much to Matt's disgust, promote Mo Game Con 2018, as well as an upcoming Addy appearance, and so much more!

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A tiny crew by comparison to recent episode, but profound nonetheless.  Join Rich, Matt & Bob as the read emails, talk Mo Game Con 2018, discuss Rich's disbelief in the Atari VCS presales, predictions/hopes for E3 2018, and finally get to discuss music.  Have any comments or questions, please email vgsmailbox@gmail.com, we love getting emails!

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After a bit of a break, the VGS crew is ready to tantalize your ear holes with a brand new episode.  Once again Jake is absent, but in his place we have a blast from the past guest Kurt in his place, and he brought beer, and Addy brought Oreo cookies, and things get goofy.  In addition to emails, the crew discusses Mo Game Con 2018, Capcom's bad decisions, CoD Black Ops IIII (yeah, that is how they are displaying that) online only, just how much money Fortnite makes, 1999, and so much more.

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Addy, Bob, Matt and Rich are back for another episode.  It started out about video games.  Talking new release announcements, Far Cry 5, God of War, reviewing games without playing them, game recommendations...it was going like clockwork.  Then somehow it went off the rails and we talk movies, syndicated TV shows, cats almost ruining the show, and more.

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It is rare that you can pinpoint a moment where someone says something so outlandish that you can actually hear in the silence the collective think "well, this person needs to go."  This happens on this episode, and Addy said the thing.  Join Rich, Addy and Matt as they cover emails and very limited amount of gaming related news.  We resume our movie conversation as well as talk Adult Swim, TV in general, Rich gives thoughts on Wrestlemania, Matt organizes his music, and Addy says the thing that shocks Matt and Rich to total and complete disbelief (if you listen carefully, you can hear their minds crack).

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The whole gang is seated for an all new VGS.  We are back to focusing on the world of video games this week as there was actual gaming related things to discuss.  We cover emails, some new release announcements, the Atari VCS, Game Informer's Top 300 issues, and more.

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We've been threatening it for some time, but it finally happened.  Yes, in a two week period the world of video games gave us nothing, so rather than do no show or a short show, we brought back the tradition of the Bombed Out Radio podcast and instead talked about whatever we wanted.  While movies definitely dominated the episode, we also touch on fast food, TV, our childhoods, and yes, even video games crept into the room.  Join Rich, Matt, Bob and Addy for a bunch of random talk, or as we used to say, "one of those shows."

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So, this is one of those episodes that we have now and again.  We have a plan to talk just video games, yet we kept going onto side roads, off topic rants, local geography, and so on.  These are always fun ones.  Don't worry, there is still plenty of video game talk along with so many odd turns.  Enjoy!

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The extended holiday break has come to an end and the VGS crew has a new home base!  Join Rich, Matt, Bob & Jake on a brand new episode of VGS.  Along with your emails, the guys discuss many things from is there an oversaturation of the "limited" game market, the Super NT and other new gaming tech, Jake's latest YouTube project, Matt being an optimist, and something to do with cardboard.

Please note there is a change in audio towards the one hour, three minute mark where our main recorder went offline and had to use audio from the backup recorder.  Hopefully this was an isolated thing and doesn't happen again.  Apologies & Hugs. -Rich

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After the holiday break, the VGS crew returns for the first episode of 2018.  The crew (Rich, Matt, Bob, Addy & special guest Anthony) discuss Christmas, video game addiction, Switch sales, Jake's collection, and have a live tasting of the new Super Mario Cereal.

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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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_530.mp3
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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!

Direct download: VGS_Show_526.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:55am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 9:43am CST

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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_524.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:44am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:02am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:47am CST

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!!!

Direct download: VGS_Show_522.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:24am CST

(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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Category: -- posted at: 9:43am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:07am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:06am CST

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

Direct download: VGSOC13.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:53am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:05am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:43pm CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:11am CST

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.

Direct download: VGSOCXI.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:47pm CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 9:59am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:54pm CST

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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_514.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:09am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 8:04am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:55am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:35am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 3:59pm CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:19am CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

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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Category: -- posted at: 8:08am CST

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

Direct download: VGS_Show_508.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:19am CST

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

Direct download: VGS_Show_507.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:16am CST

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. 

Direct download: VGS_Show_506.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:58am CST

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.

Direct download: VGS_505.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:56pm CST

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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_504.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:44pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm CST

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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_503.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:09pm CST

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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_502.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:08pm CST

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.

Direct download: VGSOCV.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:12pm CST