Normally the latest show is posted on Wednesday of the same week.
According to recent numbers provided by Podtrac, there are currently 1,500 or more individual listeners to VGN Radio.
Contributors to the podcast are known as Power Users. Power Users are able to enter weekly contests to win prizes, are not subject to advertising on the VideoGameNews.com website, and can participate in other general events that take place through-out the year.
Kevin has had many blue-collar jobs, including working as a barback at Christie's Cabaret, Grocery Store Bagger, Dishwasher, and spent 6 years cooking food for various restaurants. A self-taught computer programmer, Kevin founded Video Game News in 1995 and has hosted VGNRadio since July 2004. He owns a console collection (160+ systems in total, including the Gizmondo) and is comfortable talking about all platform and all genres. Kevin generally plays the role of facilitator, as Don and Brian sometimes don't have extensive knowledge of specific games or issues related to the games industry. Not having any kids (unlike Brian and Larry), he generally has more time and money to spend on video games. Kevin also has several preexisting relationships with video game publishers and developers and will often get free games/merchandise that is usually given away as part of a contest.
Brian is Kevin's older brother. Formerly in the Navy, he's an interstate truck driver for a hardware store. Father of three daughters, he has tattoos, piercings, and bad haircuts. Brian provides commentary and movie/music/game reviews for a devoted crowd. Brian is an avid lover of zombies and horror movies in general. He and Kevin grew up in a catholic home, and possibly because of that, Brian began to like the ominous things he wasn't supposed to like as a child. If there's an insult or comment to be made on VGN, he's the first to say it. Brian is an avid player of World of Warcraft.
Larry Mac has been friends with the VGN hosts for years. He has a strong connection to the Cleveland music scene and has provided the podcast with much of its background music. A sports fan who talks quietly, gets disconnected, and is frequently absent, Larry's contribution to the show is similar to Don's. November 26, 2006 marked his first appearance as a regular host of VGN. He was supposed to make VGN a 4-man show, but with Don's departure the 4 hosts have only recorded one show all together.
Don is a general laborer and has worked as a brick layer and steel worker. Don spends more time repairing his house than he does on entertainment. He is former guitarist for heavy metal bands, comedian, bartender, and pizza deliveryman. He has stories about everything and everyone. Now married with two daughters, Don lives in a very rural area of Ohio. Don is easily the quietest of the three (some callers ironically address the show trio as "Don and Crew"), sometimes not saying anything for long periods of time. In earlier episodes his phone connection would constantly cut out causing him to miss segments of the show, or need to delay the show to be reconnected. On January 7, 2007, Kevin announced that Don would no longer be a regular host, though he's still welcome to return as a guest.
Jedi Hillis), Karate Dog, Donn Suesse, and Akuma have guest hosted the show multiple times and are often fill-ins for Brian and Larry.
You must drink if...
1. Someone complains about the "Undead From Cleveland" opening slogan.
2. Someone complains about the background music.
3. Someone complains about the use of foul language
4. You must finish-off whatever you are drinking if someone writes in and complains about the hosts stereotyping their entire culture, race, region, etc.
5. Whenever Brian mentions Zombies you should drink.
6. If Brian belches, or goes to the bathroom during the show, you should drink.
7. If anyone mentions the band, "Disturbed" you must drink.
8. If anyone mentions mini-games you must drink.
9. Whenever Kevin mentions that the show is going long, you should drink.
10. Anytime Kevin asks, "Who is typing?" you should drink.
11. You should finish off whatever you are drinking whenever anyone mentions, "Breeder's Cup."
12. Anyone mentioning anything about Jedi Hillis being Christian, you should drink.
13. Everytime Kevin is interrupted while trying to explain how to enter the contest, you should drink.
14. You should finish off your entire beverage whenever Kevin yells at Brian for not paying attention.
15. You should drink whenever Larry mentions anything about his computer being slow.
16. If anyone gets disconnected by accident during the show, you should drink.
17. Anytime Don Anderson says he has to leave the show early, finish what you're drinking.
18. Lastly, whenever Kevin says "Gaming is over" you should polish off whatever you're drinking.
"I feel, ultimately, that the name of our show betrays us. Because we're not 100% gaming, and those that might be interested in what we talk about skip the show in the listings because, well, they don't care that much about video games (And have no idea we cover other topics), and those that do like video games skip us, because we don't cover ONLY gaming. So I've decided to change the name of the show. VGNR will now be known as Medispective. And yes, I've already registered Medispective.com Medi is short for Media, and Spective is short for Perspective. So basically, our perspective on various media. Nothing about the show will change really. Officially, the show is still VGNR, because it is Video Game News's radio show. (Since that is the owning company.) But a slow transition will be made to start calling it Medispective. But, if you want to keep calling it VGNR, you are more than welcome to. Medispective is just more indicative of what we're talking about, so that's why the name change."
In January 2008, the VGN store was added to the VideoGameNews.com website. It includes new and used games, books, toys, computer parts, and various other items. Power users who enter the contest can pick any item from the store $20 or less for their prize. Kevin has stated that in some contests you will not be able to pick a prize, and those contests will operate in the same way that contests from the past have.