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.

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of new games in the coming months, what we would do if we reopened Toys R Us, how to find time to game with families, outdated tech issues the young will never have to deal with, collecting and other hobbies, and so much more.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.

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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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(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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_500_Final.mp3
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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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Category: -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

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 CDT

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

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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Category: -- posted at: 10:16am CDT

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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Category: -- posted at: 8:56pm CDT

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.

Direct download: VGS_Show_501.mp3
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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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Rich and Matt sit down for a shortened episode of VGS in order to review the top stories of 2015 and discuss their game of the year picks as well.  We are currently trying some new recording options, so the audio on this episode is not as good as we had hoped, but we still wanted to release a show.  Happy New Year everyone and see you in 2016.

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WARNING: This episode of VGS is uncensored and has some very harsh language not suitable for kids.  You have been warned.

DISCLAIMER: We had some major tech issues trying to record this episode and as a result, the audio has some distortion and issues at times.  I'm not happy to release a show like this, but I figure a tech issue episode is better than no episode.  We are working to get this corrected before the next episode.

It's Christmas time once again and VGS does it the only way they know how...Bombed Out style.  Rich is joined by Game Trader 2's Matt Gurley and Chuck Shaw as we play Real/Fake animated Christmas specials, we go over another series of questions from Rich, we have a special guest send in Christmas wishes, and we read emails.  Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the VGS crew.

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Rich, Matt & new guy Anthony get all warm and fuzzy once again inside of Game Trader II for another episode of the VGS.  The boys really only had one topic this week that ended up becoming a one hour rant session.  What started as discussing all the games that have come out for the holiday season morphed into...well...can't really describe it.  Anyway, sit back in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy this new episode of VGS.

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From the Bombed Out studios comes another episode of VGS.  Rich and special guest host Matt Gurley waste no time in getting right into Fallout 4 talk, which is about half the show.  They also report on other news and announce the next winner of the Retron 1 contest.  Let's face it.  You're playing Fallout 4, I'm playing Fallout 4, you probably won't listen to this episode until after the time vampire that is Fallout 4 stops sucking away at your life.

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Kraft, Rich & a returning Keith gather at the the table of Game Trader II one last time on this episode of VGS.  Things stay upbeat and a bit distracted as the boys talk before Kraft moves from the STL to the PHX.  Keith is made to play multiple games and the crew goes through random news stories and stories about the show.  Be sure to listen to the blockbuster announcement for an event in 2017 (never say never again).  The latest Retron 1 winner is announced and the next one is set to be given away.  Happy Halloween!  Stay Safe! Game On!

Farewell Mr. Nick Kraftor.  Safe travels for you, Sarah, and the kids!!!

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Kraft, Rich and special guest Ben Cook, from local game company Well Bred Rhino (wellbredrhino.com) discuss all matter of things on this new episode of VGS.  Kraft drops a major bombshell, Ben catches us all up on his life, Chuck still won't get on mic, and Rich has way too much faith in State Farm bailing him out.  We also cover news, announce the next chance to win a Retron 1, and play another game of Would Rich Buy It?  Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thevideogamesshow

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Well, we promised everyone a show and we are going to keep that promise.  Sadly, this is not what we hoped for, so it is to go down in the records as an infamous .5 episode.  You'll learn very quick that this was intended to be show 492, but things went wrong (stupid recorder).  Also, we were working with a brand new sound board on this episode and not all the bugs have been worked out.  So apologies up front, we will do better next time.  That being said, Kraft, Rich and special guest Matt Gurley (Game Trader 2, Retro Gaming Expert) pull it together.  Matt will be on again soon to make up for this (sorry Matt).  Anyway, sit back and enjoy this "halfsies" episode of VGS.

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Did you miss us?  We missed you.  Yes, Kraft and Rich are back with a new episode of VGS for your listening pleasure.  The guys talk about the latest news, go into way too much detail about all the upcoming video game releases between now and Christmas, introduce a new segment, announce a contest, and run through some emails.  Oh, did I mention they got to record at Game Trader 2 (2 Hawks Nest Plaza, St. Charles, MO)?  Be sure to stay tuned to the VGS Facebook page for show announcements and other fun stuff.

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After a long break, Mr. Kraftor and Mr. Bergin on back to help ease the withdraws from a missing VGS.  The guys update everyone on what has been going on, where the show is going, talk a bit of raffling, and hit up all the emails.  Please stay tuned to the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thevideogamesshow) for all show updates.

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Rich, Patrick & Keith are back in studio for an all new VGS.  After discussing the news of the week, including Batman: Arkham Knight's PC release issues, the Humble Borderlands Bundle, and Final Fantasy VII Remake, the crew revisits E3 from the previous episode.  Last time was all about reporting on the happenings, this time is all about the opinion.  Warning: Rich goes on a bit of a rant and it may upset some folks, but hey, it wouldn't be VGS if it was all about popular opinion.  Be sure to email and responses, questions and comments to vgsmailbox@gmail.com.

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Well, after a week off, the VGS crew is back with a double sized episode of VGS.  Join Rich, Keith & Patrick in studio, along with Addy over the phone as we dive into everything E3.  We cover the Nintendo World Championships, Bethesda, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, Square Enix, PC Gaming press conferences, as well as the Nintendo Direct.  We even have time to talk about the Steam Summer Sale and Pizza Hut's odd hot dog pizza.  We also want to hear from you with your E3 opinions on next week's VGS.  Be sure to email vgsmailbox@gmail.com.

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Well, after a much needed break, the VGS crew is back for the summer.  Rich, Keith & Patrick discuss all the news of gaming, including a recent wave of Nintendo new release dates, Bethesda counting down to a new game (Fallout 4?), Think Geek being bought by GameStop, upcoming E3 information and predictions, and so much more.  There were also a number of callers, including favorites Big Josh, Kitty Cat Addy, Jose, Chris & Chase.  Be sure to join us on our summer schedule every Tuesday night 7p-9p CST (except during E3 week, please watch the Facebook page for details).

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It's the final episode of VGS for the semester at UMSL.  Join Rich, Addy, Cassie & Keith as we have an off topic episode of VGS.  To recount everything talked about is impossible.  Things you need to know, we are now going to have a uStream video feed live on recording nights, we are moving to 7p-9p CST on Tuesdays starting June 2, there are no shows for the next two weeks (sorry), and we love you all!!!

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Another packed house for this week's VGS.  Rich, Keith, Addy, Cassie & Patrick discuss many topics, including the first year Video Game Hall of Fame contenders, Valve allowing developers to ban players off their games on Steam, PC getting its own E3 press conference, Super rare SNES games you might own, and many other things.  We also hit up some emails as well and remind everyone why they should like the Facebook page and listen to the live stream (keyword: prizes).  

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Too many...things...just too many.

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Long story short, I wrote a nice description and then the site refreshed and it is all gone.  That being said, here is the short version so I can go to bed.  Rich, Keith, Cassie & Pat talk the news and laugh a bunch, and then we included a bonus post show since the regular show was a bit short. 

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