Video Game Outsiders

Reviews For Video Game Outsiders

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!
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. on the show even thought I like his podcast also.
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!
John and Michelle are the most consistent video game podcasters in the 'business'. This is the best video game podcast on thei internet. It's also one of the few left that is fun, politically incorrect, and genuinely entertaining.
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
I'm not looking for the Pulitzer here but at least don't sound like a bunch of kids on Xbox live.
Updating my review for your new website, it looks great. Thank you Michelle for the selfless hard work you do for the community. I still love this show years later, the host chemistry is as strong as ever, and these two are hilarious together. This is a different type of video game podcast. You will not find a more entertaining show with two better people. This is a rare gem in the genre. They are real, and the random topics keep it fresh year after year. John I love your game streams too. You make me smile.
I've been listening to VGO on and off for about 10 years but I'm done. Michelle has turned into some angry, screaming mad person and it is NOT fun to listen to. Maybe having so many podcasts together has made their relationship worse.
I feel like the male host does a lot of shtick and it's hard to tell when he's serious and when he's playing a bit. This has been especially difficult with the last few Switch Episodes because it's hard to tell if he's actually being critical because it's like he's playing a Fanboy character. I dig his co-host, she comes across as more objective and tries her best to keep the show on schedule. His laugh is seriously grating. HOO HOO HOO, HEE HEE HEE
I've been listening to Michelle and John for ten years, and I can tell you there are none better. The show is a great mix of video games, pop culture, music, and listening to an old married couple argue. Just a bit of advice for the hosts... no more Canadians!
I can't wait for this reboot 2017! Goodbye Matt, he was background noise and honestly sucked. Major ego issues and super conniving too. Best gaming show around people, funny, off topic, on topic, it's everything someone could want and more!!
Would be better if John stopped talking over Michelle ;)
New listener, loving the podcast; it really is just two people having fun talking about games. The priblem, however, is that John continuously talks over, interrupts, and disregards his co-host to the point that she's fighting to finish her sentences. It's 2016, man, we know that sort of crap is disrespectful. It sort of spoils the entire podcast for me.
These people are disgusting racists. In podcast 473 one of the hosts (John) goads a host named Michelle into making fun of Native Americans. He gave her some awful fake "Indian" name. He tried to make her say "how" and asked her if she was drunk on "fire water". I don't know what's more disappointing, John bullying her into making fun of native Americans or Michelle following his lead like some ditzy airhead. And no I'm not a Native American, but it's just so sad to be reminded that there are still people this ignorant among us. Won't be listening again.


By Xxxbdh
I've been a subscriber to this podcast for a couple of years and I'm done. Michele is a stuck up b**ch and I feel sorry for Matt. The bias towards PC gaming is silly, why not mention how much more expensive the hardware is, and dealing with virus, errors and all the Windows BS. I do tend to agree with a lot of the points and views from all 3 hosts but I can't take the abuse towards Matt anymore. For awhile I thought it was part of the charm but now I just wish he'd get his own podcast.
I was never really into podcasts much. But video games have always been a part of my life. So I decided to turn to the podcast world since music gets lame and repetitive. I'm also a mailman and walk a lot and it's quiet so I rather try to find some exquisite entertainment. And voila: I found your awesome podcast. It always keeps me entertained at work and in the loop. I like your diversity in games and different views. And you all have comedic moments which comes in so fluently. Overall you guys are awesome. Keep it up! I will gladly listen each time I can. Thanks guys!
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Easily my favorite podcast. Started listening over a year ago hoping for videogame news, then quickly abandoned that idea and continued to enjoy the interplay between the two hosts and their weekly co-host. Cannot recommend enough! Unless your Irish.