The Video Games Show
The Video Games Show (or VGS for short) is a weekly gaming and pop culture podcast hosted by Rich Bergin, Matt Gurley, Bob Friedel and Kurt Bowers Combining extensive knowledge and experience in gaming, movies, music, comics and pop culture, VGS will provide a comical look at all things and go off topic many, many times.

New episode and new location!  The crew of Rich, Matt and Ben record from Ben's store, Filthy Games Room.  While being surrounded by so, so many video games, the boys manage to keep it together and rocord the latest installment of VGS.  Topics covered include the release of the PlayStation Portal, release of the Super Pocket, Modern Warfare III, Black Friday deals and so much more.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Direct download: VGS_Show_648.mp3
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Rich, Matt and Tom return for what was supposed to be the Halloween episode of VGS but we never got to Halloween... so... yeah.  Anyway, the crew discusses Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard is finalized, Sony introduces the slim PS5 models, Best Buy to discontinue DVD, Blu-ray, 4K physical releases both in-store and online by early 2024.  We also begin a new series on our top 25 video games. In part one, Rich and Tom reveal their top 25 and discuss the reasons behind their choices. 

We also want to take a moment to thank Tom so much for being a part of the podcast.  Tom is leaving for Vietnam for a significant period (possibly permanently).  We wish him all the best and the seat will be open upon his return.

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We're back! After Rich having a long bout of Covid, the crew is back once again.  Join Rich, Matt, Kurt and Tom as the guys catch up since MO Game Con.  Topics include Unity fee scandal, video game voice actors going on strike(?), Starfield release, Rich and Matt get PS5s, the Nintendo Direct and Sony State of Play.

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The crew of Rich, Matt and Ben are back.  The guys talk about Mo Game Con (July 29 - for details), Ben's FB group ( and upcoming store, some highlights from the previous Nintendo Direct, sidetracked with movie talk (go watch Michael Mann's Heat) and much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_645_7.9.23.mp3
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Yes, we managed to get together to record over the holiday weekend.  Join Rich, Matt and Ben as the guys discuss all matter of things in gaming and not in gaming.  Topics covered include Sony State of Play, Alan Wake 2 not getting a phyiscal release (update since recording, maybe not), Nintendo blocks Dolphin's Steam release, Mo Game Con 2023, Filthy Games Room, AEW wrestling, Hauser vs. Quaid vs. Kuato triple threat match, the real Super Mario Bros. movie, and so much more.

Direct download: VGS_Show_644_5.27.23.mp3
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Yes, it is Legend of Zelda day again and the crew celebrates the release of Tears of the Kingdom.  While we have a split crew with Rich and Kurt having not played Tears of the Kingdom yet, Matt and Ben have and have thoughts.  While this episode covers one topic, we go off topic and back again several times and at the end of the day you have to as yourself, is the great debate of Sphere vs. Event Horizon vs. Jason X a debate you want to hear?

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Yes, the VGS crew is still on this planet and we managed to get into the same room and record again.  Join Rich, Matt and Tom as the guys have their video game therapy session.  The guys discuss many things on this episode including the approaching MoGameCon 7 (July 29, 2023), a Trunk-N-Trade event Rich, Matt and Ben attended, Tears of the Kingdom upcoming release, the price of both retro and current video games craziness, Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, Grandpa Joe is a heel, and so much more.

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Who knew The Last of Us show would be so polarizing to one VGS crew member.  Join Rich, Kurt, Matt and Ben as the crew catches up on their lives and all the news in the gaming world.  Topics include E3 loses the Big 3 (Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony), PSVR 2 launch concerns, games leaving Xbox 360 Market Place forever, Goldeneye woes, a Nintendo Direct happening this week, RetroBit reveals the Big6 and so much more!

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After an extended holiday break, the crew of Rich, Matt and Kurt are back for the first episode of 2023.  The boys catch up on what they've been up to and discuss some recent news, including Sony says the PS5 shortage is over, Nintendo cancels Switch Pro to focus on Switch successor, upcoming releases for first half of 2023, a repro Castlevania Rondo of Blood graded but not identfied as a repro in the grading, the release of the Evil Dead Rise trailer, and more. 

Please note we are working with some new audio editing software and are still getting the hang of things, so the audio may sound different than previous epsidoes.  We will continue to work to provide the best possible audio.  Thank you for your patience. 

Also, happy birthday to Kurt!  Sorry the Initial D gear shifter didn't work.

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