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!

Reminder - I'm doing two hosting shifts at Summer Games Done Quick 2021 from July 4-11! Lots of games came out this week, and I give my thoughts on three of them - Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade Episode INTERmission, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart (super early), and Game Builder Garage. E3 only approved 100 content creators to costream their event out of over 1000 applicants - and warned those who were not selected to NOT create content that includes E3 broadcasts. Luckily, not everything was run by E3, so we talk about the Summer Games Fest Kickoff, the Xbox Showcase, and the Square Enix Showcase.

Podcast by - 6/15/2021 5:45 PM Comments (2)

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 hosting assignments have come out, and I've got an (extremely) early morning block but I also will be hosting THE EVENT FINALE. Sierra On-Line cofounders Ken and Roberta Williams are returning to gaming...kind of, and probably not for long. Sony has announced that Horizon Forbidden West is not a PS5 exclusive, but will also be on PS4, albeit with some graphical downgrades. Also announced is that Gran Turismo 7 and the next God of War will ALSO release on the PS4. There was a report that a bug video montage was made at CD Projekt Red at the end of Cyberpunk 2077's development. It's really not a big deal, because everyone does it. Then we talk to OLR about Arcade1up leaks coming true and the No Man's Sky Prism update.

Podcast by - 6/8/2021 11:28 PM Comments (0)

The Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online schedule is now out - but not host shifts yet. A viewer comments that you can find local pinball machines in your area for both public and private individuals over at Pinside. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will lock a huge quality of life improvement behind a $25 Amiibo that is already out of stock and in the hands of scalpers. The Summer Games Fest will have a consolidated kick off event around the time of E3, as feedback came back from fans that having things spread out all over the summer was not appreciated. Then we talk to OLR about the Arcade1up E3 leak that we hope (or fear) is true, as well as No Man's Sky getting Mass Effect's Normandy as a fleet ship.

Podcast by - 5/28/2021 11:58 PM Comments (3)

I have been selected as a host for Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online! Stay tuned in the next few weeks to find out when during the event I will be working. Starfield has been reported to be exclusive to Xbox and PC, making PlayStation owners sad, because allegedly it was intended to be a PlayStation exclusive. In the wake of the Epic Games v. Apple trial, Roblox has changed all of its wording and no longer refers to creations as "games" but rather "experiences" - probably to heed off being kicked off of the Apple App Store. Stern Pinball announced The Mandalorian. It arrives in late July. Then we talk to OLR about Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and why this might not be the best time to buy it.

Podcast by - 5/21/2021 11:32 PM Comments (1)

We're doing a second VHS Gaming Tape Stream on Wednesday, May 19th, at 9PM ET/6PM PT at the VOGNetwork Twitch channel, featuring home movies from E3 2000 and 2001! We got a viewer comment about how we used to be able to know if we'd like a game because of game reviews, but now that no longer seems to be the case. Humble Bundle announced that they are reversing their previous decision and have restored the sliders to their bundles - but now take a larger cut for themselves by default. Epic Games v. Apple started this week with testimony from Epic and Microsoft, and lots of time was spent defining what a "game" was and if Fortnite fit that definition. Oh, and a lot of other industry secrets were revealed... Then we talk to OLR about the new Stern Pinball table that was about to be announced, as well as the upcoming Switch game maker Game Builder Garage.

Podcast by - 5/15/2021 1:04 PM Comments (0)

Epic Games v. Apple began the day after the recording of this episode, so we talk about what we hope for and, spoiler alert for the next episode, we got a WHOLE LOT more than we had imagined... We did learn before the trial started that Microsoft was going to lower their percentage for Xbox games, but have since backed away from that proposal. Activision has reassigned most of its studios to work on Call of Duty: Warzone rather than the IP's that made them famous. Then we take a call about New Pokemon Snap as well as previewing the Epic Games v. Apple legal fight.

Podcast by - 5/8/2021 2:24 PM Comments (3)

We take some viewer comments on previous episodes and talk about when movies have been "patched" after going to theaters (it doesn't happen as often, though...) as well as discuss why Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 4 for Oculus Quest 2 rather than making a new spinoff game in the franchise. Jeff Kaplan, creative director for Overwatch, is leaving Blizzard after 19 years. However, this is a trend that is going on across the entire tech industry in early 2021 and is not necessarily specifically related to just Blizzard. Sony has announced that the PS3 and Vita stores are NOT going offline after all. Humble Bundle, the digital game storefront that allowed you to donate lots of money to charity, is now no longer allowing you to donate lots of money to charity and keeping more of your money for itself, making it not so humble anymore. Then we talk to Rob about his thoughts on job changes in the tech industry.

Podcast by - 5/1/2021 2:03 PM Comments (1)

We start off with a viewer comment about E3 going digital and reiterating the importance of networking when in the technology industry, and how a digital E3 eliminates one of the main avenues that the industry used for networking. Oculus has announced Oculus Air Link, a new way for the Oculus Quest 2 to play PC VR titles wirelessly - as long as you have a great wifi connection to a wired PC. The Creative Designer of Days Gone blamed consumers for the lack of a Days Gone sequel, stating that many of them didn't buy the game at full price and waited for it to go on sale or show up on PlayStation Plus, and that's why there's no sequel. Then we talk to OLR about consumer trust of AAA developers and publishers and why that can affect week one sales.

Podcast by - 4/24/2021 2:11 PM Comments (1)

We talk a little bit more about Niantic's AR Headset tease from last week, and why it may or may not have the same fate as Google Glass. Atari is restructuring into two divisions - Atari Gaming and Atari Blockchain, complete with NFT's. E3 is returning as an all-virtual event this year, and some people are wondering why they will ever bother going back to a physical event. Then we talk to OLR about the No Man's Sky Expedition Update.

Podcast by - 4/16/2021 9:03 PM Comments (1)

This was the podcast of me getting corrected, as I was corrected on VR companies, HDMI vs DisplayPort, and USB2 vs USB3. Please accept my humble apologies and Price is Right fail horns. We do get some interesting insider info about the software architecture of PlayStations vs. Xbox. Summer Games Done Quick 2021 will once again, and hopefully for the last time, be a virtual event the week of July 4th. Here's hoping I'll make the cut to host again! Microsoft has announced that the Sony developed (but MLB published) MLB The Show 21 will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one of its release - but it does not mean any other PlayStation exclusives are following suit. Niantic has teased an AR headset - does this mean that they might have figured out how to make AR headsets viable outside of the industrial or medical sector? Then we talk to OLR about No Man's Sky's Expeditions Update.

Podcast by - 4/8/2021 11:27 PM Comments (2)