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VGO has been churning out stupidity and gaming since 2005 without the typical 'woke gamer' bull! YouTuber “John’s Arcade” Jacobson, and author Michelle Madison, explore all things gaming from console to PC, with random insanity in between. Live every Tuesday, VGO is also home to a unique adult gamer community. NOTE: For older episodes and extra weekly bonus content, please download our free VGO mobile app or visit videogameoutsiders.com
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Oct 10, 2017

John is sick, but that doesn't stop him from doing the John Show. Find out what he watched on Netflix, what games he played, and fake gaming news? Plus his old arcade e-mail archives.

Oct 6, 2017

What happened to GREAT games? We also head over to the e-mail box and read about what you guys have been loving and hating this week. Plus John in the UK?

Oct 4, 2017

We go over the Half Life 1/2 lore (and even a little Portal). Who is "The G-Man"? Will we ever see Half Life 3? And more!

Oct 4, 2017

Cuphead review war, SNES Classic issues, Planet Coaster: Spooky Pack, Lawbreakers revisted, Fortnite: Battle Royale flip-flop, OJ is Free song, Paragon, and YouTuber Austin Evans joins us to talk about "building the ultimate ps4" and more gaming news! Nintendo did what?

Oct 3, 2017

John and his buddy Matt talk about skateboarding, Tom Petty, games, and other random stuff from the week.

Sep 28, 2017

What does AI love and hate about video games? Michelle talks to her Google Assistant about everything from Call of Duty, to the Nintendo Switch, to John's secret film making career? Note: Have no fear, there are no phone/home prompts!

Sep 27, 2017

Do game companies own genres? BlueHole vs. Epic games, Fortnite Battle Royale makes PUBg cry, John and Michelle are mad at a games "journalist", and game dev calls gamers toxic (again).

Sep 27, 2017

Double round-table reviews of Fortnite: Battle Royale and SteamWorld Dig 2! We're also giving away a game, talking tons of gaming news, and opening up an actual video game MAGAZINE!?! Atari box details, Nintendo take-downs, and RAW ALMONDS?!?

Sep 24, 2017

Another ALL COMMUNITY show featuring everything you loved and hated from the week: PlayStation Network, Titanfall 2 revisit, Divinity Original Sin 2 Trailer, bad voicemails, 8k VR headsets, forcing your co-workers to listen to VGO, PC builds, good gaming shelves, guest hosts, MAGs PS3, and iJustine. If you want to be a part of a community show, Tweet us @vgopodcast / @coastalmichelle, e-mail us contact@videogameoutsiders, or call us 520-FEEL-VGO

Sep 20, 2017

Should gaming companies babysit the community and players? Blizzard vs. Valve. Overwatch players need to take a... deep look inward? Plus a voicemail and e-mail from you guys about last week. Heated discussions abound! Stop using the word TOXIC!

Sep 20, 2017

Metroid: Samus Returns 3DS, Knack 2 PS4, Forza Motorsport 7 Demo, Mario's nipples, Divinity Original Sin 2 PC, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Overwatch: Junkertown and Mercy update, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Fog, and The Hole's Rob Sprance on RiotCast.com joins us to talk about 4k TVs vs 1080p Proectors, Naughty Dog games, wireless headset woes, and a gaming chair on roller-blade wheels?!? Visit MackWeldon.com and use promo-code "vgo" for 20 percent off your first order!

Sep 19, 2017

A new theme song. John talks about his buddy Matt's visit (t-bone steaks and beer). Toys R US woes. And games?

Sep 15, 2017

In defense of game stores! GameStop's website. A heat-changing cult mug for FarCry? Zelda plushies? Destiny 2, Cuphead, and keeping your expectations in check. Assassin's Creed trailer, game sales,  PlayStation 5 wishes, and unique console experiences! Plus some love/hate feedback from you guys, a few upcoming VGO teases, what's on Michelle's desk, and a call for comments about gaming safe spaces!

Sep 13, 2017

NOTE: There is a reason we made this optional extra content, as we understand some of the material discussed may offend or annoy people. Please listen at your own discretion. We wanted to discuss it because of our concerns with how this might impact game streamers, or people who watch game streams! Thank you. Also Michelle says "cunt".

Sep 13, 2017

Everybody's Golf, Destiny 2, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, Mario & Rabbids, Hong Kong gaming accounts, Chinese NES classic knockoffs, World of Tanks, details on our WoW FigurePrint giveaway, the "Game Journalists have to be good at games" debate, and we chat with PSVR Frank.

Sep 12, 2017

John talks games, b-jobs, traveling with the Switch, answers an e-mail, and plays a voicemail!

Sep 7, 2017

What to love and hate about so many playable characters. Rainbow Six Siege news, COD and realism, Dota 2, balance, quantity vs quality, Overwatch vs Lawbreakers, and Michelle has a Chinese knock off NES classic? Plus an angry e-mail!

Sep 6, 2017

We read some gaming sub-reddit comment threads with our own special flair. Lookie here now! Ps4 golfing game gives "the feels" and renting video games make people cry.

Sep 6, 2017

Call of Duty World War II Beta, Swa-stickers, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Overwatch DeathMatch mode, Destiny 2 debate, World of Warcraft: 7.3 Shadows of Argus, Halo Forge, and more insanity with comedian Deepu and his close friend Mike from the Let's Make a Cult podcast.

Aug 31, 2017

All community episode: What you guys been loving and hating! Featuring Destiny 2 feedback, a World of Warcraft question, No Man's Sky comments, VR support, Matto drama, COD on PS4, 4k TVs, and more of your Twitter and e-mail comments! Plus a new work in progress song!

Aug 30, 2017

We go over the pasta dish entries (and pick a winner), share our favorite Labor Day grilling tips, and more stuff sure to make you hungry. Have a good Holiday everyone!

Aug 30, 2017

Absolver PS4, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Switch, John tries to convince Michelle she hated Destiny 2 on PC, Sonic Mania on Steam, COD Beta woes, Fire Pro Wrestling giveaway, Xbox One X talk, and what happened to Nintendo's Miiverse?

Aug 23, 2017

The return of No Man's Sky, a voicemail about Xbox being too far ahead of the game, and what you guys were loving and hating on Twitter this week.

Aug 23, 2017

Our favorite fighting game, John bets on Conor Mcgregor vs Floyd Mayweather, plus a retro wrestling game is making waves on steam.

Aug 23, 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Round Table with Matt Bradford. Sonic Mania, Persona5, Hearthstone, Xbox One X Surprise, South Park Phone Destroyer, SNES Classic debate, Friday the 13th, Contradiction: Spot the Liar, Debris, bad voice acting, premium contest, and more gaming news!

Aug 22, 2017

John gets ditched. He is alone. So alone. He goes Call of Duty crazy, then reads some arcade e-mail.

Aug 18, 2017

GamesCom 2017 Preview, Xbox One X talk, how kids choose games, and your love/hate mail from the week!

Aug 16, 2017

101 games to play before you grow up? F that! Plus the best co-op games for college kids, and adults alike! We also do some internet comment voice-acting!

Aug 16, 2017

Agents of Mayhem, Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne, Phillips Hue bulbs, Razer's new Mercury set, Call of Duty, Hellblade, World of Warcraft, and we act out some gaming bot conversations with Nixxiom!

Aug 15, 2017

Cuba Libre on Netflix. Where does John play video games? Plus he picked up some rare "Grail" arcade stuff, and chats about his Gretsch 6120 guitar!

Aug 11, 2017

Michelle's 450 dollar impulse buy has her loving and hating HERSELF! Plus gaming art, special edition consoles, PS4 apps, and some listener e-mail.

Aug 9, 2017

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Lawbreaker bros, Tacoma, Xbox Pro Controller Review, WNBA game, Injustice 2, Persona 5, Call of Duty Depression, The Dota 2 International, Fictorum, new Valve game, New XBOX dash, and more gaming news!

Aug 8, 2017

Arcade Update, Coke Zero Sugar, Guess John's Grail Contest, Viewer Mail. OJ is not free, still.

Aug 2, 2017

John and Michelle share their thoughts on the drama, plus Xbox controllers in PUBG and more patch notes!

Aug 2, 2017

Pyre, Citadel: Forged with Fire, Black Desert Online, The Universim, Google Pixel and Daydream’s: Wands, Day of Infamy, Overwatch: Doomfist, Splatoon in hotel rooms, and PUBG. Plus Luke Lafreniere joins us to talk about .5 consoles, Project Floatplane, and answers some of your questions! 

Jul 28, 2017

Interview with a "secret" video game developer. The real story about what goes on in the gaming company culture, "nerds with power", and more stuff that could get them fired. Plus your voicemail and some thoughts from Michelle.

Jul 26, 2017

We talk tech in gaming, fashion, and more. New google glass 2.0, snapchat spectacles, Atari hat, and John shares his fears about the Amazon social network.

Jul 26, 2017

Fortnite, Fable Fortune Card Game, Splatoon 2, Tower of Time, Skyrim mods, ChromaGun review and giveaway, Retro News and Ready Player One, John breaks out in song for OJ, Sony PS5, plus is the gaming media is bias? We also tell you how you can win our signed cards in a contest!

Jul 25, 2017

John and his guest Daniel Copeland talk Stranger Things, and more gaming! Plus inside info about the arcade games used in the trailer.

Jul 22, 2017

What to love and hate about San Diego Comic Con 2017, new Spawn movie, Bright goes SciFi on Netflix, Gears of War comic, Star Trek talk, Ready Player One movie, Supernatural and super hero overload. Plus The Defenders, and The Avengers, and The Justice League, oh my!

Jul 19, 2017

We go over some community topics from our VGO Reddit, Discord server, and website comments! Plus .5 consoles, and more!

Jul 19, 2017

Destiny 2 Beta, Yonder The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Friday The 13th, Splatoon 2 Splatfest, Game of Thrones, your voicemail, the Atari Box, and tons of gaming news!

Jul 13, 2017

Premium content preview! Enjoy moments from Blank Outsiders, The John Show with John,  Love it/Hate it with Michelle, and Midnight Caller. If you want more, you can listen to the full back catalog of VGO and all bonus content via our free iOS and Google Play apps, or archive via the VGO website. For more info visit videogameoutsiders.com Thanks!

Jul 13, 2017

Michelle's sister Jill, a single player gamer, joins in to talk about her love / hate relationship with multiplayer games!

Jul 13, 2017

Crash Bandicoot N.sane Trilogy, Until Dawn and PS4 Plus, Doomfist Overwatch, masculinity, Castlevania Netflix tease, Liquid Sky cloud gaming, Amazon + Twitch + Curse, Ghost Recon Wildlands, DOG POOLS, and more video games with Ashley and Joe!

Jul 6, 2017

Michelle is tired. Michelle can't speak. Michelle has to travel. Michelle will play mindless games! Plus your love/hate mail from the week! Rayman, Friday the 13th, emulation, and more!

Jul 5, 2017

We find out why bitcoin is impacting gamers and changing the price of graphics cards, plus John dips his toes into investing!

Jul 5, 2017

Happy 4th! Zelda DLC woes, World of Warcraft vs other MMOs, Planet Coaster Summer update, and John's lover joins us to talk about the future of gaming!

Jun 28, 2017

What movies and tv... sorry, what videos, we've been watching. Year Million, Life, The Mist, TJ Miller comedy special, Silicon Valley, Music Docs, and more!

Jun 28, 2017

SNES Mini debate, Diablo 3 Necromancer, Nex Machina, The Metronomicon giveaway, Master X Master, Dungeon Defenders 2, cuphead, and a free year of VGO PREMIUM contest! Plus John has a meltdown!

Jun 23, 2017

What to love about the Steam Summer Sale! Plus a voicemail wondering about the Windows Store hate, and your PC related e-mail this week.

Jun 21, 2017

We go over the big Summer release list, and talk about what we're most looking forward to. Get hyped!

Jun 21, 2017

Nintendo's Arms, new Overwatch Map and Twitch prime loot, NieR: Automata PS4, The Culling, Shadow Tactics, Destiny 2. Plus John revisits Zelda: BOTW, Matt is back and talking E3, and Michelle goes over some of the shooters she has been playing recently! 

Jun 14, 2017

We recap E3 2017, and talk about Dirt 4, Islands of Nyne Battle Royale Alpha, and more! Plus Microsoft's Xbox One X, Sony Exclusives, and what's coming for Nintendo!

Jun 7, 2017

We go over just what exactly people are actually doing on Xbox live, Steam, and PlayStation online. Plus exclusives talk.

Jun 7, 2017

Tekken 7, Fifa 17, Argo, SuperHot VR, Nintendo news, Cosplay porn, Wonder Woman, Ball Kicking, GTA Online, PUBg, and Unknown blue liquids. 

Jun 2, 2017

Rime developers issue a challenge to pirates. Denuvo, grey markets, the 'always online' conundrum, plus your emails!

May 31, 2017

Friday the 13th, Rime, ARMs, Xbox Pass, Forza Hot Wheels, PUBg, Rising Storm 2, and we're live in video on youtube.com/vgocast!

May 30, 2017

John is a man. A man who likes arcade stuff, video games, guitar, and beer. Plus your arcade e-mail archives!

May 27, 2017

Google's 2017 Developer Conference highlights (and lowlights)! AI, smart homes, VR stuff, Google Lens, and more e-mail from you guys about RGB lighting and tech! Plus a VGO announcement: Join us on youtube.com/vgo cast this Tuesday from 9-11e for a live episode!

May 24, 2017

Elder Scrolls Morrowind, Portal Knights, Overwatch Anniversary, new Far Cry, Abzu, Reservoir Dogs, Destiny 2, Injustice 2, GTA 5, Steam, PUBg, CSGO, and WALLPAPER!

May 17, 2017

What to love and hate about the new Netflix Witcher series announcement, plus your tweets about fidget spinners, video games, and other community chat.

May 17, 2017

Best loot spots, bugs, news, new maps, drops, and everything you need to know about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds!

May 17, 2017

Injustice 2, Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical on Nintendo Switch, Quake Champions, Michelle's DX Racer chair review, free Phantom Dust, PUBg, Prey, Not Hotdog Silicon Valley app, John's new 1080ti, Matt's voice acting gig, plus KENO numbers and LOCAL NEWS!

May 13, 2017

What you guys loved and hated this week. Digital games, bad internet, Ben Heck has you split, taking a break from games, and more community feedback.

May 10, 2017

We act out some gaming Fan Fiction from Mario Brothers, Overwatch, Donkey Kong, and Counter Strike.

May 10, 2017

Birthdays the beginning, Prey, NBA Playgrounds, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Porno Studio Tycoon, John is a bad pilot, PUBg, and Ben Heck of The Ben Heck Show joins us to talk about the Nintendo Playstation, the Xbox Scorpio, and more!

May 9, 2017

Funspot Tournament, Southern Fried Gameroom Expo, Computer Space Ball, Ice Cold Beer on the Switch, and Viewer Mail

May 6, 2017

The Psychology of Prey from GameSpot, PUBG, and Citybuilding games. What to love and hate about the range of emotions. Could you handle being hunted? Plus 10 Cloverfield Lane, doomsday prepping gamer-style, and Bethesda goes after indie devs.

May 3, 2017

Warning: This episode contains a video game song that has been known to cause ILLNESS (and laughter)!

May 3, 2017

Prey beta, What Remains of Edith Finch, Mario Kart, Syberia 3, and we get a live psychic reading, on air! JOHN HAS ESSENCE IN HIS BASEMENT! MICHELLE HAS A BROOKLYN HORSE FARM?

Apr 21, 2017

The new Prey, Red Dead Redemption, and Shadow of War LOTR games! What to love and hate about looking forward to upcoming releases. Plus the Rick & Morty game, the new Mario game, Blizzard expansions, and Michelle's secret project.

Apr 19, 2017

Early access gaming, Windows 10, XBOX Scorpio, PC parts, news, and more PC gaming goodness! Plus your tweets and voicemail (and even more PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds).

Apr 19, 2017

Aaero Rhythm Game, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Diablo 3 Necromancer Beta, Michelle is working on a surprise, Mr. Shifty Woes, Star Wars Battlefront 2,  Grim Dawn, Code Sites, Speed runs, Hunting Hitler on History, and more gaming news.

Apr 12, 2017

Yooka-laylee, Overwatch Uprising, Euro Fishing, MS Xbox Project Scorpio battle, gaming news, your voice-mail and more!

Apr 6, 2017

This week Michelle talks about her love/hate relationship hunting for a "gaming" chair, the best DXRacer alternative, and a special song for John.

Apr 5, 2017

MLB The Show PS4, Thimbleweed Park, John camps in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Ballistic Overkill, Snake Pass, Hearthstone drama, and breakout Bollywood singer, Deepu Gill.

Mar 31, 2017

What to do when your favorite game genres are dying OR influencing other games!?! This week Michelle talks about adventure games, MMOs, MOBAs, and RPGS - Destiny 2, Thimbleweed Park, and World of Warcraft.

Mar 29, 2017

Fanboy podcasts, Sean says fanboys ruin everything, what we fan out over, Plus a serious look inside the mind of a fanboy.

Mar 29, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda roundtable review with Matt, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Everything, Elder Scrolls Legends, Splatoon 2 testfire, Frontier Days, Horizon Zero Dawn, Clash Royale PLUS SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT!

Mar 22, 2017

This week Michelle talks PODCASTS! Gaming podcasts suck? What podcasts she loves and hates, plus VGO putting podcasts on youtube!

Mar 22, 2017

Rob Sprance of The Hole on RiotCast joins us to talk about Styx - Shards of Darkness, Orisa in Overwatch, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mass Effect, Zelda/The Switch, and the glorious world of 8-bit dicks.

Mar 14, 2017

CHEATERS! What to love and hate about playing God in games both online, and in offline play. Plus the fine line between cheating and game exploits, and more on that little Zelda amiibo trick.

Mar 14, 2017

John fights with a mod on the Nintendo Switch Reddit, we set up a reddit for VGO, and do some funny voices when reading comments and posts that are not to be missed!

Mar 14, 2017

Michelle gets a Switch, John is in China and has to whisper. Zelda Breath of the Wild impressions, the amiibo annoyance, Bomberman, VOEZ, Just Dance, Blaster Master Zero, Sony games on PC, and more gaming news!

Mar 10, 2017

Shopping for games online, physical media, VGO community updates, a voicemail from Henry, and an e-mail from Erick!

Mar 8, 2017

It's another Lore Outsiders bonus episode, this time, ZELDA! Who is the old man? Are Zelda and Link banging? and more!

Mar 8, 2017

We break down he new Nintendo Switch, pro controller, Zelda Breath of the Wild, and everything in between. Plus Michelle's GAMESTOP troubles, John in New York City, and we share our plans to do a new youtube or podcast channel where we feature the Nintendo Switch! Horizon Zero Dawn, Jose's free VR show soon on app, your voicemail, and more!

Mar 2, 2017

GDC Recap! Michelle goes over all the high and low points from the Game Developer's Conference: VR, Switch stuff, new Nvidia GTX 1080ti card, Mobile games, Political games, HDR gaming and tips, your tweets and more!

Mar 1, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 PRO, Sniper Elite 4 PC, Ghost Recon: Wildlands XBOX, Nintendo Switch News, and we celebrate 500 episodes of VGO!

Feb 22, 2017

Mobile gaming goes prime time, John has a phone problem, and Bethesda is making a new game?

Feb 22, 2017

For Honor, Elder Scrolls: Homestead, Until Dawn, Nioh, Splunker, Pixel Junk Shooter, Gravity Rush, Mafia 3, Pro vs Scorpio vs Switch vs YOUR MOM! Plus your e-mail and voicemail!

Feb 15, 2017

This week Michelle covers the double-edged sword that is gaming culture right now, it's popular but at what cost? Keep SJWs out of our hobby says British listener Sean. Plus Nintendo and Sony talk!

Feb 15, 2017

Nioh Roundtable Review, Conan Exiles, Ben Heck tears down the Nintendo Switch, John gets a ps4 and a flight stick, Rachet and Clank, Uncharted, We Were Here, Little Big Planet 3, and more! All that and more on our VGO Valentine's Day special. Be sure to check Ben out on youtube over on TheBenHeckShow! There is still time to visit ilovevgo.com to grab one of our Episode 500 t-shirts too!

Feb 14, 2017

John is back with some more arcade talk, retro love, and your unread e-mails! Plus his new PS4 and HOTAS Flight Stick.

Feb 9, 2017

Gaming Expos, E3 being open to the public, Xbox Scorpio high hopes, and more community news to love and hate along with Michelle.

Feb 8, 2017

(Sorry about the first MINUTE sound quality, we will try to fix and reupload) We try to stay on track, but the road leads to dick. 3ddickprints.com See bonus image attached for more fun!

Feb 8, 2017

Ghost Recon Wildlands, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Fire Emblem, John loves Ryan Gosling, gaming news, your voice-mail, and more!

Feb 3, 2017

Alphas, Betas, Early Access, and Technical Tests, Oh My! Have these so called game DEMOS gotten out of hand? Plus your tweets and some Ghost Recon Wildlands / Resident Evil talk this week.

Feb 1, 2017

Each bonus episode, a new topic, this week: TV OUTSIDERS! The Young Pope, Jude Law's hairline, John's new Hulu obsession, and more randomness.

Feb 1, 2017

Resident Evil Round Table, New Call Of Duty, More Nintendo Switch Fighting, and ENDOWMENT SLIDERS! Plus your voicemail and gaming news!

Jan 27, 2017

This week Michelle talks Resident Evil, reads an e-mail, and talks about what to love and hate about gaming WITH someone.

Jan 25, 2017

Trader Joes, foods we eat while gaming, what models drink, gas stations, video game triggers, John's sexuality, and more stupidity.

Jan 25, 2017

Resident Evil, Elite Dangerous, Gamester81, Overwatch adds capture the flag, Trackmania, and more!

Jan 19, 2017

PC Outsiders theme this week, because some of you love (and hate) PC coverage on VGO! An e-mail, some exciting news from Valve, and a song.

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