Video Game Outsiders

Reviews For Video Game Outsiders

And they constantly talk over each other and spoil games. Unbearable.


They sure have been churning out stupidity.
John, one of the main hosts, is the single most annoying human I’ve ever heard on a podcast. I’m not sure if he thinks he’s clever or funny or witty it what but when he speaks I want to drive my car into a tree. Having said that, the other hosts on the show are great and have a cool insight and take on the games we all love to play. Don’t know if I’ll keep listening due to the aforementioned host issue, but if I get desperate for a podcast I’ll probably suffer through another episode
Michelle is the best. John is annoying af. Matt is Canadian
John IS the podcast.
John is unbearable. Just started listening to this Pod and I love it. If there were an option to remove his nonsense from the Pod I would easily rate this a 5. Very informative and entertaining!
I don’t usually write reviews but after listening to about 8 episodes I decided this one needs it because it’s close to being top tier. Matt and John are fun to listen to. They have great chemistry but very different personalities that bring variety to the show. Michelle is the outlier holding the show back. She has an aggressive, opinionated personality that is quite uncomfortable to listen to. Honestly, I felt bad for a lot of the people on the show because of the things she has said to them. If she dialed it back a little and allowed people have their own opinions, the show would be much more enjoyable.
I have listened on and off forever. Show can be amazing or horrid depending on topic or moods of hosts. Really inconsistent, but seems better lately. Explain what happened to Kyle sometime on show please. Love when they talk about Jason S. The weasel joker on the show.
Hey Guys, New listener love the content even the arguments and someone whose entire life has been brought into question due to Halo 3 convo. Just to settle the flight simulator argument from earlier. With having the standard edition downloaded even through game pass you can pay for and download the add-ons individually or just purchase the ultimate edition for all the add-ons plus game. It’s a way to still support the developer but without the total cost of ultimate edition. Hope this helps solve the dispute.
What a great show! I've been listening for maybe three or four years and I still feel like a newcomer as this is one of the longest running video game podcasts in existence. John, Michelle and Matt have a wonderful chemistry. Funny, informative and entertaining.
The greatest podcast in the history of podcasts. 7 stars is not enough. Gaming and current affairs intertwined with wonderful musical ensembles. And Matt.
These people are okay and kinda funny but they honestly come across a little racist and ignorant. I listened to the cinco de Mayo episode and the first half was basically them ( a bunch of white people from America) talking about “hard working Mexicans” and they barley even talked about the games that were “from” Mexico. Then later one of the male Host does the absolute worst impression of a Japanese accent. It wasn’t even funny and didn’t sound a thing like a Japanese person trying to speak English. It was just racist and not funny. It wasn’t the worst podcast I listened to but definitely was a bad one. I wouldn’t say don’t listen to them just be prepared to some really dumb, ignorant and racist stuff.
Great podcast, been really enjoying it. Thanks!
Half the episode I listened to was about politics. I got tired of hearing about governor cuomo and trump. It was terrible. Stick to video games or label yourself a political podcast
One of my favorite podcasts regardless of genre. General video game talk with other pop culture entertainment mixed in.
Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes. -Tabby from Your New Best Friends podcast
New to this and only listened to one episode so far and these guys won’t stop cutting her off and talking amongst themselves while she’s speaking.
Reminds me a lot of the old G4 show X play. Production is quality, but it’s not corporate like a lot of the other big gaming podcasts. They’ve been doing it so long they for sure know how to make a fun entertaining show. Love the podcast.
John’s voice gave me a migraine. There was very little actual video game talk. Pretty bad
I’ve been listening off and on for over a decade now. John is hilariously manic...dude, have you ever thought of seeking help? Michelle...I like to hear her opinions, because what she hates I am sure to love. The Canadian loser...I usually like what he likes. Overall, I hate this podcast. Still giving it 5 incredibly fictional 5 stars though.
seem like an interesting podcast but I have different tastes than the two main podcasters except Matt. Ill come around to hear their opinions on games not really rpg focused.
Fairly new listener but I enjoy listening to VGO. It’s fairly light hearted but the back and forth banter makes for good entertainment and helps me get through my work on the night shift. They also talk about a-lot of video games I wouldn’t usually play which is nice cause it keeps me in the loop of gaming in general. I wish the podcasts were longer!
Made it to 2 episodes and couldn’t take John interruptions. Love Michelle’s attitude but couldn’t stick it out.
Went to listen to episode 623, first time listening to this podcast and trying to find something new for work and all I got to hear was some dude screaming and yelling while this lady was trying to calm him down. Just gonna keep looking.
Yeah... I listen to this on 1.5 speed because it’s a little annoying. I’m not crazy about. Listen to it if your bored. Rather go and play the games or do the research BY MY SELF.
So incredibly fun. The dynamic between these three is addictive. Don’t take themselves too seriously and have fun. I look forward every week to the next episode.
Love the amazon shows on blank outsiders and your main podcast is also amazing keep it up from a premium subscriber!
Fun podcast that isnt a chore to listen to.
You are awesome.
This show is great!
This show rules!!! A lot of fun to listen to every week. Michelle is awesome and balances out Johns craziness. Take a listen.
Good lighthearted fun. Matt is great!!!
Been a long time listener but had to stop listening because John is just awful. Michelle and Matt are delights in a rather droll podcast. Always loud, obnoxious, hateful, belligerent, and uninformed about the topics, John brings the show down to a low level and makes it unbearable.
As a long time listener of the show (almost a decade's worth of content) it pains me to write this review. What was once a fun, lighthearted and entertaining look at the video game hobby has degenerated into a frequently combative and negative listening experience. I get the feeling these hosts really do not like one another and the show lives under this constant threat of jovial conversations quickly devolving into adversarial and mean-spiritied insult ridden fights. Frequent tampter tantrums, never-ending arguements, mood swings and drunken rage take over to the point where it becomes uncomfortable to listen to. I will miss all that fantastic content that I used to love listening to. Times where id almost fall out of my chair laughing from one of John's stories. But alas, it's not worth enduring the palpable tension and anger that permiates many episodes. I really hope they take this to heart and try to focus on making VGO a consistently fun show to listen to. I despise conflict and I certainly dont need to listen to it weekly when talking about a hobby I love.
Show has potential if they ged rid of one annoying jerk. I wanted to hear this podcast so I can get insight on the new RE 2 remake but while the girl in the show was fantastic this guy, I think his name is John was a nuisance while she was talking. He might be interesting if I was 10 yrs old. He acts like an excitable virgin. It's really a waste of talent having her work with this brat. I will try hearing the show later in the year hoping that the rest of the crew realizes this guy has nothing to offer like what I have heard in what they call a round table discussion and get rid of this cancer.


These people love amazon a little too much had to stop listening.. amazon is an evil company
The way these folks discuss video games is something I don’t think resonates with most. This podcast is good for news, discussion but do not use these individuals opinions to gauge your interest on a game: downright irresponsible, misinformation on many topics.
To start, I listened to about 12 episodes before writing this so there’s definitely something here. The issue is they come across ignorant a lot, which is completely fine. But the ignorance often digs its heels in and gets loud for too long. Eventually any argument leads in circles and no matter what side you are on you just want the convo to change direction. Still though, I’ll keep them in rotation so I guess that says something.


By mregg
John rules Michelle drolls :))) enough said.
Michelle, you are annoying. John, you are awesome. Enough said.
I love Michelle and John, wouldn’t miss an episode!
PC Master Race show. Michelle complains about anything that’s not PC.
They don’t know what they are talking about. The info they give is flat out wrong and misleading. Please go find a better podcast with correct info.
If you want real folks talking about their experiences enjoying games, if you want to feel like there's a sense of community and wonder that still exists in the game industry, then you've got to give these guys a try.
The title may seem a little much but i like alliteration and it will make sense. Listening to John and Michelle give their honest opinion about video games is refreshing. They get angry, especially when publishers do something obnoxious, but they also get excited when a game they like is making them happy. They bring on guests who are just average gamers and have valid things to say. I am more likely to listen to their opinions than a show that constantly features people in the industry because those opinions are often biased as to not offend their guests or sponsors. John and Michelle don’t care about hurting feelings or anything, they have honest opinions about video games. But just take the guitar away from John. It’s horrifying. This most recent episode was excruciating and I eventually turned it off (may have been made worse by his drunkenness, but still the singing just ruins the flow of video game discussion) “Job’s done” made me laugh out loud at work though.
John and Michelle are awesome podcasters, game journalists, and games in general. There isn't a better VG duo podcasting right now.
They use bad language when it's not needed. It shows their limited vocabulary. John talked crap about chick-fil-a because they're a Christian company and they're closed on Sunday's. Typical left, talking crap about people they don't agree with. I bet they support radical Islam though.
Thought I'd give it another try... Michelle still talking out of her rear. Don't bother