The Video Games Show (general)
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.

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 CDT

Sorry about not having a show last week, but Rich, Pat & Addy are back in studio for a shorter, but unclean version of VGS.  First off, this is not a clean show.  I have no idea how it got this out of control, but it did, and it is NSFW.  Anyway, we hit up emails and news in this small episode.  We promise to get back to normal next week.  Anyway, sit back, and enjoy. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm CDT

Kraft, Keith and Rich fly without Addy this week with VGS.  We have a ton of opinions on the news, we have a BT quiz, and wrap things up with emails.  Happpy Thanksgiving to all and see you in two weeks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Kraft, Keith, Addy and Rich are all back in studio this week for another insane episode of VGS.  First, and going a bit out of order, Rich retro reviews Festor's Quest and Dig Dug II, then we hit up news, BT provides another game score quiz, and we wrap up with emails.  Along the way we try to figure out who has the most annoying laugh, but we couldn't decide, so we leave it up to you.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46am CDT

Kraft and Rich fly solo on this week's action packed episode of VGS.  We had a ton of news, Rich reviewed Anticipation & Pictionary on the NES, BT called in with a Nintendo Power score quiz (spoiler alert: Rich has his Dig Dug moment), and we finish out with emails.  If you miss the old days, this one is for you.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm CDT

Full house tonight as Kraft, Keith, Addy & Rich struggle with a lack of news and direction.  We still manage to hit up the news, Rich retro reviews Tom & Jerry and Xexyz on NES and BT calls in with an audio quiz.  Apologies for the short show, but it is better than no show.  Happy Halloween!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm CDT

Kraft, Keith and Rich are back in studio for a traditional episode of VGS.  We hit up the Hatred trailer headlines, go through the news, Rich reintroduces the weekly Retro Review with Hudson Hawk on NES, BT calls in with a new guess the review score quiz, and we wrap with emails.  Don't worry, no singing on this episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT

No description, you listen now!  Check out facebook.com/GameTraderII

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

After missing Keith last week, we have ourselves a full house with Kraft, Keith, Addy and Rich all together.  We have news, Rich gives some first impressions of Middle Earth - Shadow of Mordor, BT calls in with a new quiz, and we wrap with emails.  Oh, and (SPOILER ALERT)...30 Seconds of Keith goes well.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am CDT

Keith is out sick with Ebola (or a headache, I don't remember the specifics), so Addy from "Shut Up, It's Science Time" joins Kraft and Rich on this week's VGS.  The crew goes through the news, gets emails, calls Keith and gets tortured by Bongo with a brand new quiz.  Join in on the super fun, super cute episode of VGS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm CDT

Well, the show starts out fantastic and the first half is gold, but then something happened after we came back from break.  Basically, everyone lost their will to stay awake and stay on track.  As a result...well...you need to listen.  Needless to say, it got awkward.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Wow, I'm not sure what happened, but everyone was in a weird mode and no one was safe.  The crew dives head first into Microsoft purchasing Mojang (well, let's be honest, it was Minecraft) and everyone has an opinion (some are just wrong...Josh).  After that we run through the news, followed by a BT audio quiz, and wrap up with Rich's review of Destiny.  Keep your head down, or you could get hit by the verbal bombs being dropped left and right on this week's VGS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:24am CDT

Ever wonder what happens when the VGS crew records out of studio with no Internet and no phones?  Well, here is the answer.  The guys manage to still get through news, emails, and rag on Keith.  Oh, the simple things.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am CDT

Okay, stop looking at leaked photos...or at least just open up your hears...as the VGS crew is back.  Nick, Keith, Rich and Patrick (taking position in the "cage") hit up the news, go over the Console Wars, Keith Vs Nick/Rich in game trivia, and your emails.  Things get odd, not sure if it is good odd or bad odd.  You be the judge.  VGS...Part of the Bombed Out Radio Network!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm CDT

Yes, it's a good old double feature with VGS and TMS on one download!

First, the VGS crew is back in full fashion as a new season of the show begins.  The guys hit up news, announce the winners of the latest round of the Console Wars, discuss Keith's gaming achievements, Kraft discusses his new show "Shut Up! It's Science Time," Rich recaps "Fanboy Fringe," Keith and Rich preview this week's "The Movies Show," we make a big announcement concerning the Bombed Out Radio Network, take calls, and are joined by Bongo for some Would You Rather fun.  It's a new semester at The U, but the boys are up to their old tricks.

Second, Keith and Rich are back with new The Movies Show episodes every week.  The guys cover the latest movie news, box office reports, reviews, discuss why no one went to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and start the new weekly tradition of Netflix Roulette.  What movies did the fellas get?  Tune in next week to hear the revies.  Movies reviewed: Guardians of the Galaxy, Let's Be Cops, and Sin City: A Dame to Die For.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am CDT

Sorry, this another short show, but hey, short show is better than no show.  The guys are back with Program Director Patrick in studio.  We hit up news, talk the new Tuesday night VGS take over, give the results of the latest round of the Console Wars, and round it out with an email.  Listen now or Keith will cry (seriously, please listen).

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm CDT

Okay, so in case you don't know what has been going on near us here at VGS, just google search "Ferguson, MO."  Anyway short show due to building closing down early.  Also, RIP Robin Williams.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

The studio is full again this week and the guys are in rare form.  We have news, reviews, emails, audio quiz, a new video game song segment, and Fresh Balls!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

Double feature time.  Yes, you get an episode of VGS and the pilot of The Movies Show (TMS) all in one place.  Listen and love it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm CDT

So, when I (Rich) started giving our episodes titles, I gave myself the option to literally call one show "I Got Nothing" if I couldn't come up with something in like 60 seconds.  Never happened before tonight.  Well, guess what?  Yeah, it happened.  Besides, it was my birthday a couple of days ago and...well...screw it, I'm feeling lazy (or playing Minecraft).  Anyway, listen to the show already, like you actually read this description stuff.  Just in case, here is a random selection from the masterpiece War and Peace (not that I ever read it, but hey, I tried).

WELL, PRINCE, Genoa and Lucca are now no more than private estates of the Bonaparte family. No, I warn you, that if you do not tell me we are at war, if you again allow yourself to palliate all the infamies and atrocities of this Antichrist (upon my word, I believe he is), I don't know you in future, you are no longer my friend, no longer my faithful slave, as you say. There, how do you do, how do you do? I see I'm scaring you, sit down and talk to me."

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT

No, they are not sponsor, but we wish they would be.  Anyway, Kraft, Keith and Rich are back in studio with more VGS madness.  We cover news, the next round of Console Wars, have an audio quiz and wrap up with news and listener calls.  Enjoy the soothing sounds and the Fresh Balls.

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

Yes, we have a code name and once you listen to the show, it will make sense.  The guys are back with news, This Week in Gaming History, a BT audio quiz, and that mindless conversation you have come to love.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

VGS returns with another week of news (really weak news), introduces the Console Wars openning round, discusses the Steam sale and the art of pinball machines, Rich nearly snaps reviewing Ampu-Tea (Big Josh gave it to him and he wants to hurt Big Josh for it) and BT returns with an all new audio quiz.  Remember, take small bites...enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

Kraft, Rich and Keith are back in the saddle again for another VGS.  After some odd shows the last few weeks, it is good to be back to the old routine.  We have news, reviews, Would You Rather questions, and emails.  Listen now, repent later.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm CDT

It's the E3 wrap show!  Kraft regains his faith in E3!  Listen now!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT

Keith felt a bit unloved and unnecessary to the VGS crew, so we proved him wrong.  Anyway, after that lovefest, we hit up news, Bongo reviews Watch_Dogs, Rich talks the Wii U, BT brings an audio quiz, and we wrap with question of the week.  Just a reminder that next week's VGS will be recording live Tuesday, June 10 from 7p-9p CST instead of on Monday so we can cover all the E3 press conferences.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT

The crew is back in studio with a new format.  Tell us what you think at vgsmailbox@gmail.com.  Also, make sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/thevideogamesshow to keep up with news and get interactive with the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

Why Parking the Minivan?  Oh, that is too good to spoil.  Listen now..right now!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

The guys celebrate Cinco de Mayo the only way they know how...by attempting to speak spanish a bit during a VGS episode.  WARNING: If you happen to be a Call of Duty fan, you may want to fast forward about five minutes once the news segment starts.  Otherwise, tune in for new, BT audio quiz, and your emails.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm CDT

Kraft and Rich fly solo on the first normal show in a couple of weeks.  We hit up news, have an audio quiz, Rich reviews Octodad, and we wrap with emails.  It's business as usual in the VGS studios.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

Well, we just finished Tortured For Tots and our 10th Anniversary Special, so that means it is a blow-off episode.  No description, just listen.  This episode features Kraft, Rich, Keith, Pat & Chelsea!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm CDT

In a very special episode of VGS, Big Josh Dick and Ron Bongo Brock host the 10th Anniversary Special!  Joining them tonight will be BT Kevin Krinn, VGS Manager Keith Robinson, the one and only Nick Kraftor and some guy named Rich.  Join them for all the awesome of looking back on the 10 year history of VGS.  Also, thanks to everyone for making Tortured For Tots such a success.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm CDT

Okay, yes, I'm advertising the charity event...again.  Sorry, but it is right around the corner and we want to raise as much as possible.  Don't worry, this is the last time since the event is this Sunday.  Anyway, Kraft and Rich fly solo in studio as we cover the news, we have an easy (lies) audio quiz, and Rich & Bongo tag team a review of Goat Simulator.  All that being said, go to http://www.videogamesshow.com to make your donation for Tortured for Tots.  There, I'm done.  Listen now, repent later.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

The boys are back after a week off and they are in full effect.  We got news, we got audio quiz fun, we got emails, we got This Week in Gaming History, and we got plugs-o-plenty for Tortured For Tots (go to www.videogamesshow.com now to donate).

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

Kraft, Keith and Rich return for some standard VGS fun this week.  Big thanks to everyone that has pledged to our Tortured for Tots campaign.  If you haven't yet, hit us up at http://www.videogamesshow.com for details.  Oh yeah, and we're sorry.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm CDT

Oh man, what a show.  I can't even describe the first hour except is it pure gold.  We also have Keith's Week in Gaming History, Bongo & Rich review South Park: The Stick of Truth, BT hits us with another audio quiz, and we wrap with emails.  Remember to get your pledges in for Tortured for Tots.  For details and pledge link, hit us up at http://www.videogamesshow.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

Rich and Kraft are back in studio for this week's VGS.  In addition to news, the guys are joined by Bongo, Big Josh, Big Josh's Brother-in-Law Dave, and BT for an all new, super difficult audio quiz.  Be sure to visit http://www.videogamesshow.com to get your pledge in for the Tortured for Tots event coming up April 13.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Rich and Kraft are joined this week in studio by Graphite Labs' Matt Raithel & John Mikula to talk about their new game Hive Jump which you can check out on Kickstarter now.  We also cover news, emails and bring back Would You Rather.  All this and more on this week's VGS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

Kraft, Rich and Bongo take the wheel on this week's VGS.  Kraft has another go at wrapping up the Game Jam, we hit up news, Bongo reviews the new CD from The String Arcade, BT comes on for another audio quiz, and we wrap it all up with emails.

Please note that the recorder we use on the show died midway through causing about 10 minutes of the show to be lost, including News Bits and This Week in Gaming History.  Sucks that it happened, but happy that we found out early and saved the rest of the episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm CDT

Big show tonight.  The one and only ScottD joins the VGS crew, we hit up news, BT has another audio quiz, Email Question of the Week, and Keith's This Week in Gaming History!  Join in, lots of laugh.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm CDT

We're back folks!  Yes, Kraft, Rich & Keith return to the VGS studio and do their thing.  Tons of fun with news, emails and a new quiz, thanks to BTTWS (aka Kevin) and Anivasion (aka Misty).  Come join us for the fun, as always.  NOTE: There will be no new show the week of 1/20/14 due to the studio being closed.  We will be back to weekly shows starting on 1/27/14.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm CDT

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and received loads of gaming goodies.  Kraft and Rich gather at the old home studio (aka Kraft's place) for a shortened episode of VGS.  The boys talk the holidays, get to news and have some good times.  I'm sure you are wondering what was going on with this episode if you didn't read the description before hand.  Basically, this is VGS Unplugged, which basically means we didn't have time to do post production work due to very hectic schedules this week.  So the options were either do what we did and get a show out at the usual time, or risk not having a show out until the end of the week, if not later.  I think you will agree we made the right call.  For now, have a fantastic New Year's and we'll see you back in the studio next week.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm CDT

ATTENTION!!!  PLEASE READ BEFORE LISTENING!!!  Okay, in case you didn't listen to last year's special, you need to go back and listen to that one first.  Second, and more importantly, this episode is a Bombed Out episode, which means it is uncensored and unedited, so it is very not appropriate for children that shouldn't be hearing profanity and that may still believe in Santa Claus.  You've been warned.  Now listen and enjoy.  Merry Christmas and Happy Bang Holidays from the crew at VGS!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CDT

MURDER!!!  Wanna know more?  You need to listened the whole way down.  So, the first 15 minutes are a cluster F of audio issues that are eventually fixed.  Then Kraft, Rich, Keith and Ben from Well Bred Rhino play a bunch of mulitplayer games while riffing them as well as random talk about games.  Rich then has a retro movie review that not only makes Kraft extremely happy, but sets off a powder keg in studio.  You just need to hear this to believe it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm CDT

Kraft and Keith are absent, Rich, Bongo and Big Josh are in as the VGS crew got...well...Lohan'd.  What does that mean?  You have to listen to find out.  In addition to news and emails, we are introduced to the new Random Fact of the Week segment, Rich reviews The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Bongo reviews Call of Duty: Ghosts, and we even get time for a bit of Would You Rather.  We apologize for the odd hum in in the background, which we will blame on poor studio wiring, but stick with it as this show gets a bit crazy in a good way.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:10am CDT

First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Please excuse the audio on this podcast as it was recorded on the Tascam in a moving car, so please don't freak out.  Also, big thanks to Vomitron for providing the new return and closing music for this and our future shows.  Now, onto the show itself.  Kraft and Keith pile into Rich's car as we the crew sets out looking for game gems while hitting up all three V-Stock locations in the STL.  Along the way they talk next (or now current) gen systems, retro gaming, Bongo interviews the folks at Asthree Studios, and we read out answers to the question of the week.  Yes, it is a bit shorter than usual, but at least we got a show up.  Again, Happy Thanksgiving and we will be back in studio next week.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Who is Shirley?  Heck if I know.  Anyway, Kraft, Rich & Keith are back in studio for another big time fun show.  We hit up news, reviews, emails, Would You Rather, and everything in between.  Not much else to say, just listen.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm CDT

Kraft, Rich & Keith are joined this week by the folks at Simutronics to talk about their new Kickstarter campaign for Dragons of Elanthia.  Be sure to go check out the page, which is linked at http://www.videogamesshow.com.  We also do news, a couple of games, and emails.  Be sure to check out the show and then check out Dragons of Elanthia on Kickstarter.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm CDT

What can we say?  It's another remote episode where we do news, Keith plays a game, Keith does his first review, emails, and Would You Rather.  Oh yeah, and we had another amazing incident involving a moran that doesn't understand the concept of WE ARE RECORDING A F*ING SHOW YOU DOUCHE!!!  Seriously, this is why we are not doing anymore remotes for a while.  Anyway, listen and just keep saying "They're back in studio next week.  They're back in studio next week.  They're back in studio next week."

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am CDT

I know this is a place for a description of the pod you're about to hear, but screw it, I'm using it for something else.  To the three idiots that kept trying to ask us questions and make song requests while we were recording a show...WTF are you doing.  It is painfully obvious we are doing a radio show and you should know enough not to bother people who are talking in a microphone.  The best was the drunk a-hole that actually jumped onto my laptop and started looking through songs.  If this happens next week, I'm gonna lay the Smackdown!  Oh yeah, WWE 2K14 came out, along with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am CDT

Wow, so there were five of us on the show, we had news, while we started the first ever Keith Plays Games bit.  How far did Keith get in Punch-Out and Cyber Stadium Base Wars?  You'll laugh and cry.  He clearly ate lightning and crapped himself.  We also had our question of the week segment and Would you Rather.  All those and we find the origin of Glass Joe's 1 victory by KO on this week's VGS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm CDT

Rich & Kraft are back for another week of VGS.  After discovering that someone literally screwed with the soundboard and Kraft yelled at Rich for playing Cookie Clicker during the show, we got around to doing news, emails and Would You Rather with Bongo.  Join us for another week with less whores and twerks than last week, but just as much fun.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm CDT

It is just like old times and Rich, Kraft, and Keith return to the studio for good times.  Kraft and Rich keep screwing around with each others' news copies, we hit up emails, Would You Rather, and mock Keith.  And yes, Bongo appears on the show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

The theme is being alone as Rich tries something new...he hosts solo.  Even though he nearly cries at one point, he manages to get through the news, Side Bar, emails and Would You Rather.  Email topic of the week returns and is a major success.  All this and more on this lonely man episode of VGS

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm CDT

No time for a deep description here.  Rich, Bongo & Big Josh do news, reviews, a new audio game, Would You Rather, and all kinds of fun.  Plus Kraft supplies audio from the Game Jam.  Listen now...right now!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

Another VGS live remote from GameStop has come and gone, mercifully no was left behind.  Literally, everyone in the STL crew was there, including Rich, Kraft, Keith, Matt, and a special appearance by TSFSS' own Tiffany Axton.  Join us as we countdown to the midnight hour and the launch of Grand Theft Auto V.  Enjoy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

Rants, reviews, special guests, insane news...words can do no justice.  Just listen now.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CDT

Rich is joined by Matt, The Nintendo Junkie, for a week of VGS craziness.  We have a ton of news to cover thanks to Gamescom, we review 3 movies during the Side Bar, Rich has mutiple angry man rants (from a lack of mustard/ketchup to stupid practices of a business once praised, now damned), and Nick Kraftor (via the Chatroom) proclaims his super hero persona.  Enjoy all the VGS goodness.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:28am CDT

Yeah, it was a rough night.  I won't get into too many details except the sound board we used for the GameStop midnight launch had mulitple issues.  That being said, a new board will be purchased before the next remote for the GTAV launch.  I apologize for the audio quality as it is not up to par, but I felt it wouldn't be right to scrap the show, both for you the listeners and for special guest host Matt Rosen.  Here it is...I'm sorry.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33am CDT

Rich is joined by the one and only Big Josh Dick for another week of VGS greatness.  Microsoft keeps flip-flopping, Sony brags, the ducks come home early, Rich & Josh fancy the same New Girl, and we wax poetically on the missing Kraft.  All this, plus an extended Side Bar on this week's VGS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm CDT

After a short break, VGS host Rich Bergin returns to the VGS studio for another episode of VGS.  Joining Rich this week is guest host Bongo (Ron Brock) for all the madness.  Listen in for what has to be the oddest story concerning Australia Ratings Board, along with all the major gaming headlines, a special review from Bongo, the intruction of the VGS Side Bar segment, emails, and Would You Rather.  Sit down, listen, enjoy some rice.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm CDT

Last in studio episode before Kraft goes off to Austin.  It's a great episode, just listen to it!  

Special thanks to Mr. Kraftor for everything.  I know this isn't the last time he'll be on VGS, but it is still really hard to realize the man that has caused so much comedy inspiration and joy in my life won't be around in person anymore.  Thank you for everything and best of luck in Austin. - Rich

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm CDT

Back in full form tonight as Kraft and Rich rip through the news, take phone calls o-plenty, and still have time for emails and Would You Rather.  BTW, we drop a potential bombshell on this week's episode.  No hints, you'll have to listen.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

Shortened show this week due to a lack of news, lack of calls, lack of energy, and...oh yeah...It's National Play a Video Game Day today, so we cut out early.  We'll be back for a full show next week.  For now, enjoy this tiny episode of VGS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm CDT

Wow, a VGS recorded on Canada Day and the chatroom was all a buzz about pro wrestling...hence the title.  We had it all tonight, from news, emails, Would You Rather, listener calls, games, and a cross-over with The Geeked Out Podcast.  Big shout out to Matt Roussin (Dumpstermonkey) for telling us all about SGC 2013 and Dave L for his listener review!  Enjoy some back bacon, hosers!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm CDT

It's VGS Fight Night 2!!!  Yes, the great debate between Team VGS vs. Team Geeked Out Podcast on the next-gen systems is on!!!  Listen now...right now!!!

Direct download: VGS_Show_408.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

Okay, so we took some heat for not properly covering E3, so this week we make up for that.  Listen to our full E3 coverage, VGS style.  Listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_407.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

What can we say, we compain a whole lot on this episode.  Microsoft continues to upset us with the Xbox One and their E3 press conference didn't make up for it.  We talk a bit about E3 with our callers and review the OUYA.  All this and the usual biz on this week's VGS.  Note: This is part one of our E3 coverage, part two to follow next week.

Direct download: VGS_Show_405.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

We're back at The U this week, which is great becauase we've had bad luck lately.  Anyway, we hit you all up with news, Ask Big Josh, Would You Rather, and all the usual fun.  Plus, we get heavy into Plants Vs. Zombies 2.  Spoiler alert: It isn't what you expect.

Direct download: VGS_Show_404.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm CDT

WARNING: This episode of VGS is UNCENSORED, do not play it around kids and those sensitive to profanity.  You've been warned.

You read it right, it is another On the Road episode of VGS, as well as a Bombed Out episode of VGS wrapped up in one.  Since The U is closed for Memorial Day, Kraft & Rich hit the road and visit all three STL area V-Stocks because there is a sale and you know how much the VGS crew loves V-Stock.  As we travel to each of the three stores, Kraft & Rich dive into all the news relating to the Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U as they try to figure out if any of the three are worth caring about.  Enjoy.

Direct download: VGS_Show_403_-_On_the_Bombed_Out_Road.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm CDT

Short episode this week due to Kraft being sick and having finals this week, but an episode nonetheless.  Listen in for News, Emails, Would You Rather, and how Rich renders Kraft speechless.  All this and more on this week's VGS.  Listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_402.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm CDT

Fill in the blank:  This week's VGS can only be described as __________.  We talked about latest pile of _____ Microsoft had to offer, as well as EA's latest _____ Sims game and other ________.  We had reviews, Would You Rather, Emails and creamy ________.  All this and more ______ on this week's VGS.  Listen now ________, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_401.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

Well, after leaving it all on the ice with VGS 400, Rich, Kraft and Doc Brown throw a good ole fashion after party that has nothing to do with games.  Seriously, the Would You Rather is the only regular segment on this show.  Oh yeah, the gong died.  Listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_After_Party_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm CDT

It's freakin' VGS 400!!!  No description needed, just listen!!!

Direct download: VGS_Show_400.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CDT

What better way to spend the last show before 400 than our favorite home away from home, a GameStop midnight launch.  Join in the fun with Rich and Kraft as we help count down to the midnight release of Injustice:Gods Among Us.  In addition to answering the random questions of people that didn't seem to understand we were recording a radio show, Kraft yells at douche-baggery, watching two different people get arrested in the parking lot across from our location, Rich drinks himself smarter, and all the other randomness that comes from doing a live show, we still manage to get in news, a review, and a live round of Would You Rather.  Enjoy as we count down to the epic 400th episode.  Listen now, repent later.  Sponsored by Nawgan Alertness Beverage (www.nawgan.com).

Direct download: VGS_Show_399.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13am CDT

Well, show 398 got a bit rowdy at times, but it was the good kinda rowdy, not the bad kind where you end up in a country bar brawl.  In addition to all the usual business, there was lots of interaction with the chatroom tonight (another reason to be there when we record live Monday nights), we talked about show 400 a bit, and even discussed some favorite moments from the past.  All this, plus Darklight13 (Happy Birthday Elizabeth) chimes in with some reviews and Peter Rothchild stops by the studio.  Listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_398.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am CDT

Just another crazy week in teh VGS world.  Our show almost gets taken over...almost.  As we brave through the usual show bits, we find out what really makes VGS GM Keith Robinson upset, Kraft exploits this information, and Rich works on his dream of being a strip club DJ.  What else can we say that hasn't been written on the restroom walls?  Stop playing Bioshock Infinite for like two hours and listen in.

Direct download: VGS_Show_397.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

Even though we were unable to record in our usual studio and we were unable to record on the usual day, we did manage to get a show together this week.  What seemed like would be a straight forward VGS episode (and it is for the most part) hit a speed bump in the middle of the episode in the form of Rich & Kraft vs Doc Brown in an unexpected debate/fight/battle royale.  Even Rich had to do some bleeping when it was all said and done.  Anyway, listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_396_3.26.13_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

Just when you thought we had said everything that could possibly be said about SimCity, we find even more ways to rag on it.  Come join us for all kinds of fun, including the normal news, listener reviews, emails, and Would You Rather.  All this and we drop some details about show 400.  Listen now, repent later.

Direct download: VGS_Show_395.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

Sim-ageddon 2013: Kraft vs. Big Josh serves as the main event of what was dubbed VGS Fight Night.  In addition to that, we have a hate fueled rant by Rich concerning a certain company that sells audio products and an early edition of Would You Rather.  Find out who is the VGS Master Debater on this week's VGS.

Direct download: VGS_394_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21am CDT

Dragons...and more on this week's VGS.  We start out with an interview with Jeremiah Lee from Stupid Awesome Games, makers of Zombie House Blitz, then move into news, Ask Big Josh, emails, and close out with Would You Rather!  Bow Chicka Boom Boom!

Direct download: VGS_393.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm CDT

Well, I hope you wanted to hear about the PS4 because that is about half the show.  The other half is filled with other news, reviews, emails, the return of Ask Big Josh, and the ever popular Would Your Rather... game.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy a big helping of VGS.

Direct download: VGS_392.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

After four years of Kraft writing the show description, someone else (Rich) is finally doing it.  Makes sense since he was late getting here.  Anyway, once he arrived we did our usual bit of news, had many reviews and wrapped with our new favorite sagment, Would You Rather.  All this and more on this week's VGS.

Direct download: VGS_391.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

PS4?  Xbox 720?  Who's going to be the winner?  Maybe both?  Probably neither.  Join us as we sift through the rumors and realize that we actually agree with Gamestop on some issues... (I know, right?)  Stick around as we get to emails and Rich reviews the new Devil May Cry game.  All this and more on this week's rant-laiden Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_390.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CDT

Back in the studio with a working digital recorder means a show gets posted!

Direct download: VGS_389.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm CDT

Hey hey!  The holiday season is over and things are getting back on track!  Come join us for news, user supplied reviews (courtesy of Darklight13) and more!  Don't forget about the contest!  More info in this all new Video Games Show!!1!eleven

Direct download: VGS_388.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05am CDT

First note: this is NOT a VGS episode and includes things such as endless banter, lots of coarse language, and more.  Please note that this is an explicit podcast and don't play it with children or other sensitive people around.  That said, we hope everyone has had a great holiday season and we look forward to yet another year with all of you!

Direct download: Bombed_Out_Radio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm CDT

With the radio station down for repairs we retreat to Kraft's astronomy lab where we are joined by Doc Brown!  Not that Doc Brown, but a cool Doc Brown none-the-less.  We cover the last bit of christmas news including a new milestone for Assassin's Creed, a shakeup of video game companies on the NASDAQ, and some game company CEO was named worst CEO of the year!  Tune in to this week's all new Video Games Show to find out more!

Direct download: VGS_387.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am CDT

Had you tuned in live you would have missed an epic call-in karaoke show.  Even though you didn't we still have news, emails, reviews and more for you on this week's all new Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_386.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13am CDT

Well, it's not quite an entire show but we were able to salvage part of episode 385.  We hope you enjoy.

Direct download: VGS_385.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03am CDT

We're finally back in the studio and apparently we brought the ridiculous with us!  Join us for news about the Wii U launch, Black Ops 2 sales figures, and more!  We also talk about Wreck It Ralph and get a phone call from the big man in red!  It's a much warmer episode of the world famous Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_384.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm CDT

Throwing a curveball here:  In lieu of doing a full Thanksgiving episode we have decided to bring back one of our old ones to help us reminisce and reflect on the VGS of yore.  Come join Rich, Hoss, and Nickel for this fun-filled flashback holiday episode of The Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_Thanksgiving_Show_2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15am CDT

Finally we are done with our last midnight launch broadcast!  It is a good thing too because Rich's hair froze off and Kraft can't feel his left butt cheek anymore.  The only thing more impressive than our news of Halo sales is just how many people showed up for a midnight release of the new CoD game.  Oh, and Kraft actually preordered a game tonight!  Come check it out on this (literally) chill episode of the Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_383.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm CDT

VGS is on location for the 2nd of 3 midnight releases at Gamestop!  This week we welcome our official Halo Correspondant Brett who talks with us about both Halo and Major League Gaming as well as reps VGS in a Halo 3 tournament.  Join us for news and more on this fun-filled week of The Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_382.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm CDT

We start our first night of a stretch of midnight released at Gamestop for the dropping of Assassin's Creed 3, Need for Speed, WWE 13, and most importantly:  Thundercats on the DS!  Come join us as we revel in the season of mad game releases as we talk about Halo 4, Wii U, and more!  That's what you get from the world-famous Video Games Show.

Direct download: VGS_381.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am CDT

We try to deliver the hot news even though Big Josh attempts to sabotage our audio feed!  DIABOLICAL!  We also tackle some reviews of Doom 3: BFG Edition as well as the new 007 game.  All this and much, much more on this week's Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_380.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am CDT

We did a show.  It had news and stuff.  We still hate Coke.

Direct download: VGS_379.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm CDT

WE DECLARE WAR ON COCA-COLA!  Oh, and we read some news, welcome Big Josh back for the red shirt diary segment, read some emails and much, much more!  Come join us for this very ridiculous episode of The Video Games Show!

Direct download: VGS_378.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56am CDT

Well it's time for another live remote as we head down to our local Gamestop for both NBA 2K13 and Resident Evil: Giraffe Fellatio.  We make some friends, have some laughs, do some news.  Just another VGS-arific live event with Rich and Kraft!

Direct download: VGS_377.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51am CDT

It is a short show, but a fun one none the less.  We tackles some interesting news on the WiiU front that actually has Kraft excited, marvel at Rich Bergin's on-drugs-antics, and discover that our own Playtex Keith has had an Xbox 360 for years without us knowing about it!  Don't forget next week will be a remote broadcast from the Maplewood Gamestop!

Direct download: VGS_376.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT