Video Game Outsiders

Reviews For Video Game Outsiders

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.
Not sure where to start…I mean, I still listen in, BUT as a total cringe cast. I even gave them the $2 for week’s extra WEAK 30 mins or so of whining/trying too hard/negative as all get out. This is the reality television of gaming podcasts. Listen for the Dwight-like lols, do not take these people seriously.
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!
The hosts encourage listeners to leave reviews, but they lash out at any that are not favorable. If you leave a critical review, the hosts will ban you from their community and berate you on social networks. They will also report your review to Apple to have it removed. This should tell you a lot about the type of people that host this show.
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.
This podcast is LIVE and its so refreshing that you can chat with the hosts in realtime via Riotcast. John and Michelle are great and they provide a charity of sorts by having a disabled person as a part time cohost. His name is Matt and he should be commended on his Rainman knowledge of mobile games, free to play games, free demos, crossword puzzles and those mazes on the back of cereal boxes. He is rarely a detriment to an otherwise fantastic Live podcast.
This show is hilarious. Warning though. The show uses explicit language. If that's not for you move on, but if you don't mind it and want to laugh while listening to your videogame news, this is your show.


By A.Moten
Hey guys just wanted to say I love the show, but it always bothers me that whenever Matt starts his 10 sec, he always gets talked over by John. Yes I know that this is a theme of the show that Matt will forever be a guest host on the show, but come on seriously,give the guy one night just for him to talk about what he's played.
Long time listener and this is one of the best entertainment podcasts out there that also talks about video games. Keep it up VGO.
My job allows me to listen to stuff while I'm working. I subscribe to a bunch of podcasts, but there are only a couple that I look forward to each week. This one is right at the top. If you're only looking for straight videogame talk, this isn't the podcast for you. But if you like a good laugh with gaming talk mixed in, you can't go wrong with VGO!
This is a great podcast. John, the main host is a delight to listen to. He knows what he's talking about and always has great information about games and life. Michelle, another host is every mans fantasy, a no nonsense woman who will tell you exactly what she's thinking. Matt the co-host (just kidding) brings great questions to the topics of the show. At its heart, VGO is about video games, but it's much more than that. It's about people, and their lives. It has and always will be my favorite podcast.
Have never really been into podcasts but since I started listening to VGO my whole work day is nothing but these three making me laugh and giving me great ideas on games to play have also sold me on building on my own PC thanks! Just need some help on websites and best things to buy for it
Horrible podcast! I tuned in for game info, tips, strategic discussion, etc. I listened for the first 15 mins and all I heard was gratuitous cussing and a topic that didn't involve games and was not the least bit entertaining.
I suffered through about 1/2 a podcast. These two are the poster children for the annoying dumb argumentative people who don't shut up about their closed minded opinions who make themselves feel like they're right by speaking over you drowning out anything you could say with sheer volume. IM RIGHT CUS I CANT HEAR YOU!!!
I've been listening for years & will continue.
If you are sick of all the boring neck beard hipsters on the mainstream podcasts look no further. Video Game Outsider's hosts John, Michelle, and Matt have a great Chemistry that makes each episode unique, informative, and most of all truly hilarious. John is the driving force behind the comedy, who seems overly enthusiastic about children's games and old arcade games and who often seems somewhat to totally drunk, but he will make you laugh until you cry. Michelle is truly beautiful, and strikingly clever. She spends most of the show explaining how the world and technology actually work to John. Matt is the new guy from Canada who completes the trio by balancing everything out while occasionally being bashed by John even though Matt is rarely wrong. All I can say is give this show a chance, and unless you are worthless human scum, you will love it! Ghostgoat