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!

This is the last live show until December 25th, so we will be off the air for the next two weeks. Enjoy December! I WILL be a host at Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online in January, but I don't yet know what I'm hosting. I give some tips on how to get your donation read on air whether I'm hosting or not. The Game Awards will be significantly shorter this year, with less game premieres than past years. This is due to audience feedback. Callisto Protocol has a very interesting Rules of Conduct for a single player offline game, but I feel like it's just an oversight based on the main game that is published by that company. Then we talk to Rob about Fuser being delisted and why the current corporate "metaverse" is not grabbing people's attention, and what Fortnite is actually doing right in that area.

Podcast by - 12/7/2022 11:47 PM Comments (0)

Sorry this episode is a little late. There was a show recorded on December 4th that will be on the feed on December 7th. Then, we will be back with live shows on December 25th. We start the show by discussing the criteria for Game Awards nomination, based on a caller we had the previous week. The Federal Government is "likely" to block the Microsoft and Activision merger, but nothing is guaranteed. Some amusing anecdotes have been revealed in statements to European regulators by Sony and Microsoft. First up, Sony is worried that Microsoft will behave like Sony and start raising prices of games and consoles. Then, Microsoft claims that they suck compared to Sony and Nintendo. Then we talk about Rhythm Quest, an indie game releasing in 2023 that has a demo out now on Steam.

Podcast by - 12/4/2022 11:11 PM Comments (0)

We start off talking about social media - how the landscape will and won't change, as well as a quick primer on how Mastodon actually works, if you choose to go there. I went to DreamHack Atlanta - an "esports convention" (really, a LAN party but very geared towards competitive gaming) and spoke on a panel about Safety and Security in Online Spaces. I got the SEGA Genesis Mini 2 and played a bunch of the old and new games that are on the system. We spent so much time on those topics, that I didn't actually cover any of the news, but we did take a call about eligibility criteria for The Game Awards.

Podcast by - 11/27/2022 4:02 PM Comments (0)

I will not be on the air next weekend, but I am tentatively scheduled to moderate a panel at Dreamhack Atlanta on November 19th and I have been once again selected as a host for Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online in January! The PlayStation VR 2 is releasing for $549.99 on February 22, 2023, and preorders will begin on November 15th. Apple is preparing their AR/VR push by hiring two of the three cofounders of mixed reality development studio Playdeo. Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida has stated that the cast of the game will not be diverse because, apparently, there were no diverse people in medieval Europe. Then we talk to Rob about pinball (yes, there's a reason) as well as his thoughts on Yoshi-P's statements.

Podcast by - 11/11/2022 3:26 PM Comments (0)

We start off the show by remembering Rieko Kodama, one of the creative leads on the Phantasy Star series, as well as working on Skies of Arcadia. There was a major Esports event in Atlanta - League of Legends Worlds 2022 Semifinals - but you wouldn't have known it looking around town. Atlanta showed up, though, so maybe more events can happen in the Southeastern US. Physical copies of games are now just empty discs - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has just an installer that downloads the 150GB game over the internet. Another game developer wishes they had done the same. Then we talk to Rob about physical games and also taking a break from everything for a weekend.

Podcast by - 11/6/2022 1:05 PM Comments (0)

We finally delve into the Bayonetta 3 voice actor controversy, now that more information has been brought out from both sides. It's sad that there is a real conversation to be had regarding voice actors and their pay in the industry, but we wound up speaking about anything but that. A new company wants to become the Netflix of games - Netflix. Then we take calls about Bayonetta 3, because of course that's what people want to talk about this week.

Podcast by - 10/30/2022 2:38 PM Comments (0)

We start off with some breaking news - G4 has closed up shop again. Mismanagement looks to be the root cause. Nvidia is "unlaunching" the RTX 4080 12GB because it is actually a different card than the RTX 4080 16GB and not just a memory upgrade. The Meta Quest Pro will be $1500 and is aimed at businesses and power users, not for everyday gamers. Microsoft's version of the HoloLens failed tests and soldiers don't want to actually use it yet. Then we take calls about G4's demise, Bayonetta 3 drama, and a little bit about Twitchcon.

Podcast by - 10/22/2022 1:45 PM Comments (0)

We start with a little talk about TwitchCon as well as a dangerous situation that occurred there that we might be hearing about for a while. The best trailer I saw this week was not a movie, and it's very unexpected. Overwatch 2 requires a phone number to play - and it has to be a real one, not a pre-paid or VOIP number. This leaves many lower-income players out of the "free to play" game. The PlayStation VR2 is in "full production" and Sony is expecting to have 2 million units out at launch. No Man's Sky is launching on the Nintendo Switch and is adding fully customizable accessibility modes in it's 21st update after its launch six years ago. Then we talk about the Mario movie and hear a report from TwitchCon from OLR's Rob Roberts.

Podcast by - 10/14/2022 4:49 PM Comments (0)

Google Stadia is shutting down in January of 2023. When it was announced, there was a curious display at GDC that foretold this end. That display was auctioned for charity. Ubisoft will transfer purchases of Stadia content to PC. Other developers reported that they were not told about the shutdown - even the day before. Then we talk to Rob about E3 2023 and TwitchCon next week - where I am not going but he is.

Podcast by - 10/9/2022 12:39 AM Comments (0)

We start off with a viewer comment talking about why the PSVR2 won't be able to natively play PSVR1 titles, and questioning the idea that the tracking change is the reason. Streamer Bait Trombone Champ came out, and it is a really well made meme game that is probably more fun to watch than it is to play. Nvidia says that "Moore's Law Is Dead", which is why new GPU prices will be even higher than before. Then we talk to Rob about new graphics cards and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, which is now on Xbox Game Pass.

Podcast by - 10/1/2022 9:14 PM Comments (1)