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.

How to describe this show?  Kinda of difficult to put into words.  Here it goes.  It has Rich, Matt, Bob and Kurt in it.  They start off discussing what they've been playing/watching lately.  After that they go deep into the Adult Swim rabbit hole.  Then I seem to remember a bunch of cross searches with imdb.com and Wikipedia.  It just got weird after that.  A strange, but fun journey.  Enjoy.

Direct download: VGS_Show_596_8.8.20.mp3
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Wow, a bunch of people are this week's VGS.  Join Rich, Matt, Kurt, Bob, Jake and special guest James Lee as they rant and rave on.  Topics include the "Mario" NWC cart for sale (and we have owner James tell us all about it), emails, Xbox Games Showcase, Nintendo Mini Direct, retro games being a seller's market, Sphere (1998), and so much more.

Also, if you are interested in more information or to make an offer on the "Mario" NWC cart, please look up James Lee on Facebook and contact him direct for details.

Direct download: VGS_Show_595_7.25.20.mp3
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Yep, we got ourselves a birthday.  Rich celebrates turning 42 with Bob, Kurt, Matt and special guest Martin on this bonus episode of VGS.  The crew talks retro game prices on the rise, consoles and new games being hard to find, movies and more on this totally random bonus episode.

Direct download: VGS_Show_594.5_Bonus_Episode_Birthday_Special_7.18.20.mp3
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The crew of Rich, Bob, Matt and (briefly) Kurt are back with another VGS.  On this episode we discuss the digital directs of the week (Limited Run Games, Devolver Digital & Ubisoft), Dustin Hoffman, movie talk, the price of retro games being insane, consoles hard to find, Sphere, and so much more.  

Direct download: VGS_Show_594_7.12.20.mp3
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Long title, we know, and you'll have to listen to get the reference.  Rich, Bob and Matt return with a new VGS to discuss the PS5 conference, some new awesome game announcements, further gaming news, movie news including movie theaters reopening and the resurgence of drive-ins, and so much more.

Apologies for the popping sound during the podcast.  We did not notice until after recording and couldn't edit it out.  We will fix before next episode.

Direct download: VGS_Show_593_6.28.20.mp3
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After a bit of an unplanned absence, the boys are back.  Rich, Matt, Kurt and Bob gather again (via Skype) to talk gaming.  They hit up your emails, discuss what has been going on in our lives, the state of gaming in the midst of 2020, games coming soon in 2020, are the PS5/Series X necessary for 2020, what we're playing, and more. 

Direct download: VGS_Show_592_6.9.20.mp3
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At home shows continue on this week's VGS.  Rich, Matt, Kurt and Bob hang out virtually and talk all sorts of things.  We discuss what we (and some of you) have been playing/watching, the announcement of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remake, several sources releasing physical editions of Streets of Rage 4, catching up on game backlog, long lost Taco Bell items, the abandoned Disney island, and much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_591_5.12.20.mp3
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Despite a massive storm rolling through the STL, that won't stop the crew from recording a new episode.  Join Rich, Kurt, Matt and Bob as we provide personal updates, talk the latest gaming news (what there is to discuss), WWE lay offs, new movies in the new world, Rich's new toy obsession, Disney/theme parks, and Joey.

Also, didn't realize as we were recording, but pretty incredible to be posting up show 590 thinking back to the days of recording out of KFNS, 590 The Fan and how far we have come since those early days in 2004.  Oh memories...oh how I got old. -Rich 

Direct download: VGS_Show_590_4.28.20.mp3
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Yes, finally VGS is back with a new episode.  VGS turns 16 and to celebrate we have Rich, Kurt, Matt, Bob and a wild Jake appears.  The crew talks all things gaming while being stuck at home and sidetracks (of course) onto various topics.  Oh, just like old times.  Regular recording schedule has resumed, plus, the announcement of another return.  Stay tuned and enjoy.

Please excuse any audio issues that may occur as we are still getting used to the new remote set up system and doing this over Skype instead of all together in the same room.

Direct download: VGS_Show_589_4.14.20.mp3
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Hey everyone!  With this installment Rich and VGS presents the return of long time favorite, The Geeked Out Podcast.  Previously featured on Bombed Out Radio's Takeover Tuesdays on The U, Josh and Chris return after nearly five years to record a new episode and they were kind enough to let us present it to you.  Also included is an introduction by Rich, who in addition to introducing GOP 133, also gives an update on VGS and what is to come.  Enjoy.

Direct download: VGS_Presents_GOP_133_3.31.20.mp3
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While the outbreak may be delaying mini consoles, delaying games, closing down conventions, and being a movie with Dustin Hoffman, that doesn't stop Rich and Matt from gathering to talk the talk and... well... talk the talk some more.  We hit up your emails, talk gaming news, video game music, upcoming releases and so much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_588_3.10.20.mp3
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Rich and Matt might be alone, but there is still plenty of talk on this episode.  The boys discuss Xbox Series X specs, Limited Run Games, upcoming releases, new retro toys, the good ole days, a special surprise call, and so much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_587_2.25.20.mp3
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After being delayed a week due to a winter weather advisory (nothing ended up happening), the crew is back and ready to record again.  Join Rich, Kurt and Matt as we talk emails, report back from Mo Game Con Junior, have a very long discussion about Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony's next gen plans/rumors, and so much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_586_2.11.20.mp3
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The crew is back and we bid a fond farewell and good luck to Addy as she moves onto the next phase of life.  Join Rich, Addy, Bob, Kurt and Matt as they discuss fond Addy moments, the long list of gaming delays, burger spots, small mouths, and a bunch of unexpected movie talk.

Direct download: VGS_Show_585_1.21.20.mp3
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After the holiday break, the crew of Rich, Addy, Kurt and Matt are ready to storm the world of video games once again!  This episode we discuss our top 10 games of the decade, which generates a number of "oh yeah, that was in the last 10 years..." moments.

Apologies that the audio is slightly off compared to the norm.  Our main recorder failed during recording and we had to use the secondary recorder to still have a show this week.  Thank you, and enjoy.

Direct download: VGS_Show_584_1.7.20.mp3
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