The Bobby Blackwolf Show


The Bobby Blackwolf Show is a weekly internet radio show and podcast discussing the latest news in gaming as well as sometimes reminiscing about gaming's history. It records LIVE on Sundays at 8PM Eastern/5PM Pacific on the VOG (Voice of Geeks) Network Twitch Channel while taking live calls via Discord and including chat room interaction. The show began in October of 2004 as an internet radio only show, taking a hiatus in December of that year. It relaunched on July 24, 2005 and has been broadcasting new content every weekend ever since. On December 18, 2018, it moved from radio to video on Twitch.

While the show focuses on recent news and events in the gaming industry, frequently it delves into the independent or barely mentioned gaming scene, as well as discussing gaming's history with classic games.

The show has covered six E3's, two GDC's and Independent Games Festivals, four Penny Arcade Expos and multiple Dragon Cons, as well as other gaming events in the southeast, like SIEGE and the Southern Fried Gaming Expo.

Some guests of the show during its long run have been: Video Games Live, Homestar Runner, Atari Flashback 2, Beggar Prince, MechCorps, The Silver Lining, PlayStation Home, Gearbox Software, Devolver Digital, Telltale Games, and the IGDA. Bobby has also interviewed voice actors AJ LoCascio (Back To The Future), Jessie Seely (Double Dragon Neon), Ellen McClain (GLaDOS), John Patrick Lowrie (Team Fortress 2 Sniper), and Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect FemShep), as well as musicians Tommy Tallarico (Everything), Ken Allen (Sierra On-Line), Jake "Virt" Kaufman (Shovel Knight and DuckTales Remastered), and GRAMMY award winner Christopher Tin.

The show does not work without YOUR live interaction, and each chatter is thanked personally at the conclusion of each episode. Come join us on Sundays at 8PM Eastern/5PM Pacific at the VOG (Voice of Geeks) Network Twitch Channel!

We recap Dragon Con 2019 with what panels I did, and talking about the growing video game scene at the show on the other side of the country from PAX. Nintendo finally released SNES games on the Nintendo Switch Online service, but then announced that they were discontinuing regular updates, which means we'll get less new games less often. They also teased a new experience with a "ring" controller that we'll talk about more on the next episode. Death Stranding is going to have a Bobby Blackwolf Mode, or rather a "Very Easy Mode" so people who like movies can experience the story. Then we talk about what DLC character we would love to see added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and more about Dragon Con and how Rob and I saved a panel titled "Battle Royale 101" despite not being true experts on the genre.

Podcast by - 9/13/2019 10:52 PM Comments (1)

Dragon Con is next weekend, so there will be no live show. See me on any of my seven panels, several of which streaming on the Digital Media Track's Twitch channel! I tried No Man's Sky VR with both the Move controllers and the Valve Index Knuckles controllers (rather than a Dualshock) and the flight mechanics kill the experience for me. At Gamescom, the new trailer for the Intellivision Amico was released, touting a family friendly system for non-hardcore gamers. Are Microsoft contractors REALLY listening to all of your conversations? (No.) Then we take calls about what PC VR system to get (and what games to get) and NBA 2K20's demo limitations.

Podcast by - 8/27/2019 10:53 PM Comments (0)

I was on the YouTube show VR365 this week, talking about a bunch of things VR! I'll be at Dragon Con, hosting and moderating on seven panels! I played No Man's Sky BEYOND on the PlayStation 4 with PSVR - and it is still a great redemption story. Forza Motorsport 6 is being delisted, but it's currently free on Xbox Live Gold and the ultimate DLC collection is only $5. DARQ developer Unfold Games turned down an Epic Game Store exclusivity offer, and then Epic denied them for listing on their store because of the curated nature of the store. Then we take calls about what we expect from Gamescom, No Man's Sky BEYOND, and how Dragon Con stuff starts on Wednesday now.

Podcast by - 8/23/2019 6:40 PM Comments (2)

I went to my first Gen Con, which is billed as The Best Four Days in Gaming, and I gotta say...They're not exactly wrong, as long as you're into board, card, and tabletop games. I'm going to be on or moderating seven different panels at Dragon Con, including a big one with some voiceover artists you've definitely heard. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have all stated that they will soon require disclosures of odds on all Loot Boxes coming to their consoles. A survey of VR developers has found that there are more projects in development for the Oculus Rift than for the HTC Vive for the first time. Then we talk to OLR about Dragon Con and the Sheraton hotel closure.

Podcast by - 8/16/2019 2:52 PM Comments (1)

I'm going to be going to my first Gen Con next weekend! I'll be there to play some board games and hopefully steer clear of any high score drama. A Bethesda.net login is NOT required to listen to this podcast, but it IS required to play some classic Doom remasters on the Nintendo Switch. Many memes were made, including one from yours truly. Nintendo has instructed its repair center to fix drifting Joy Cons free of charge to hopefully get rid of a class action lawsuit. Then we take calls about board games and conventions.

Podcast by - 7/31/2019 6:16 PM Comments (0)

A viewer comment discusses possibly using the Valve Index controllers to teach American Sign Language, but it might not actually be the best idea YET. The PlayStation Classic finally dropped to $20, so now I have one. I also ordered the Turbografx-16 Mini for five times the price. Tetris Effect is launching on PC this week, but exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Plot twist: you still need Steam to run it in VR. A Reddit AMA revealed that Google Stadia is NOT intended to be a Netflix for Games, but rather following the Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus model. Then we take calls about Real VR Fishing, Bigscreen Beta, and the Intellivision Amico.

Podcast by - 7/27/2019 9:42 AM Comments (0)

I attended the Southern Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta, and played a whole lot of pinball - including a privately-created one-of-a-kind Spaceballs table! I also spoke on several panels. Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, and there's a very specific audience it's intended for. Does this mean that developers will stop supporting features not in the Lite version? Then we talk to OLR about where to start in collecting Pinball tables.

Podcast by - 7/18/2019 3:27 PM Comments (0)

I will be at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo this weekend and appearing on three panels on Saturday! I created some Super Mario Maker 2 levels for you to check out: Flappin Mario (R0T-V21-R5G) and Relaxing Long Jumps (1WD-J94-GLG) The Epic Games Store will be covering refunds for crowdfunded projects that used to promise Steam rewards. I got my Valve Index VR headset with the new Knuckles Controllers, and I explain why it's now my go to headset for VR. Then we talk to OLR about Super Mario Maker 2 and Weird Al.

Podcast by - 7/9/2019 12:51 AM Comments (2)

There is no live show on June 30th, so stay safe until July 7th! VOG is sponsoring the Southern Fried Gaming Expo on July 12-14th in Atlanta. Come play some pinball and arcade! Tesla cars got a racing game that uses the touchsccreen - Beach Buggy Racing 2 - but it could possibly damage your tires and brakes if you play it with the actual steering wheel and brake pedal. Kids game development platform Roblox has been accused of stealing it's meme-filled "Oof" dying sound from a Tommy Tallarico game from 2000. Then we take calls about audio licensing, Virtual Desktop on Oculus Quest, and a special podcast birthday.

Podcast by - 6/28/2019 9:52 AM Comments (1)

There was a lot of news that came out of E3, but I really screwed up trying to get Ultimate and now have three years worth of Xbox Live Gold codes I can't use. Beat Saber got a DLC pack full of Imagine Dragons songs. Konami announced the TurboGrafx-16! Final Fantasy VIII is finally being remastered! Banjo-Kazooie is in Smash! Animal Crossing was delayed to 2020, and Nintendo's new President Doug Bowser says it was to preserve work-life balance for the development team. Shenmue 3 was announced to be an Epic Games Store exclusive for one year, and they aren't refunding Kickstarter backers who wanted a Steam version. The Star Control lawsuit between Stardock and the original creators is now over, and all parties seem happy. Gamestop is shutting down ThinkGeek and will roll their products into the Gamestop stores. Amazon quietly laid off many people in it's Amazon Game Studios division, having them seek other opportunities within Amazon or take a severance package. Then we take calls about Beat Saber licensing, Elite: Dangerous in VR, and if E3 is dead or not.

Podcast by - 6/23/2019 10:41 PM Comments (2)