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!

VRChat has pushed a security update that adds the Easy Anti-Cheat tool and bans all mods, many of which were used by people to make VRChat more accessible to them. Meta has raised the price of the Quest 2 by $100. A N*T seller was suspended from the Gamestop marketplace because he stole open source games and sold them for thousands of dollars without licensing them. Arcade1up has announced a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 cabinet at EVO. Then we talk a little bit about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Wave 2 courses and Arcade1up cabinets. At the end, there is a very personal message. Thank you for being part of this for me. Love you, Mom.

Podcast by - 8/13/2022 10:21 AM Comments (0)

It's literally the 17th Anniversary of this podcast - Episode 1 aired live on July 24, 2005 using Shoutcast Internet Radio and an IRC chat room, and has evolved into a Twitch video show 816 episodes later. Thank you for being a part of it! One of the two panels I hosted at the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is now on YouTube - Explaining Speedrunning With Silent Hill 4: The Room Featuring AnEternalEnigma! There were three games that came out this week that I wanted to talk about: The Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels expansion came out, and it's as fun as you'd expect - even more fun than the actual Hot Wheels game! Indie darling Stray is out, and while it had the makings of a personal GOTY, it fell a little bit short for me. And then Live A Live, the 2D-HD remake of a 1994 SNES classic that never made it out of Japan, is actually a really good time. LEGO is releasing an Atari 2600 next month, and I might need it. Then we talk to OLR about yet another No Man's Sky update.

Podcast by - 7/28/2022 12:02 AM Comments (0)

I spent the weekend at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo playing arcades and pinball games! I also hosted two panels, one of which about speedrunning will be hitting YouTube soon. Unity has merged with ironSource, a known adware provider. They are doing this because they need to be able to generate revenue so their investors will stop suing them. Then we have open discussion about E3 being taken over by ReedPOP, and the current state of the G4 TV network compared to when I was involved with it. PROGRAMMING NOTE: DURING THIS EPISODE I REFER TO TAKING A WEEK OFF. PLANS HAVE CHANGED. Due to medical conditions and quarantine, we have opted to move our trip to the following weekend, so there WILL be a live show on July 24th on the 17th anniversary of this podcast, and there will NOT be a live show on July 31st.

Podcast by - 7/21/2022 3:09 PM Comments (0)

I'm going to be at Southern Fried Gaming Expo next weekend and I am hosting two panels/events on Saturday evening! A runner faked a portion of their remote speedrun on SGDQ last week, and I'm not surprised at who did it. It looked like the trademark for the Intellivision Amico was abandoned, but it turns out it wasn't - doesn't give us any hope for a release, though. Meta announced that Facebook will not be required to use a Quest VR headset starting next month. Then we talk to Rob a little bit about my past in music writing (which will be elaborated on in a future episode) as well as thoughts on E3 2023 being run by ReedPOP.

Podcast by - 7/14/2022 5:28 PM Comments (0)

I attended my first in person speedrunning marathon - Summer Games Done Quick 2022 - where over $3 million was raised for Doctors Without Borders. I talk about what it's like to attend the week long event, more than what you see on the stream. I go through my four runs that I hosted, and what worked well with them. Then we talk to Rob about other runs at GDQ as well as what news we might have missed while out.

Podcast by - 7/9/2022 10:29 PM Comments (0)

I'm hosting at Summer Games Done Quick NEXT WEEK - no show on June 26th, but I should be back on July 3rd, airlines willing. Diablo Immortal sales numbers are in, and they went as predictably as expected. Nintendo is allegedly phoning YouTube cover artists telling them to remove their music covers of popular Nintendo tracks. Then we take calls about Tunic, old school gaming manuals, and Orange Lounge Radio's 20th anniversary next week while I'm at SGDQ.

Podcast by - 6/23/2022 10:24 PM Comments (0)

I'm hosting at Summer Games Done Quick 2022 in two weeks - hear me on Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon! Even though there was no big industry trade show, Geoff Keighley put on Summer Games Fest and showed off a bunch of new game trailers - with lots of horror games. Geoff revealed at the end that the 2023 event will include an in-person component, and there's a very interesting reason as to why. Devolver Digital did what Devolver Digital does - but they probably had the best game I had seen all weekend in between Suda51 as a mech destroying the world. (Every word of that sentence is 100% true.) At the Xbox Bethesda Showcase, games releasing in the next 12 months were shown - many of which coming to Xbox Game Pass. The big blockbuster announcement is the partnership with Riot Games - League of Legends and Valorant will be coming with all champions unlocked to Game Pass. But Bobby's favorite announcement was that all of the good Persona games were coming to Windows and Xbox Game Pass - but was saddened to hear it includes Persona 3 Portable and not Persona 3 FES. Then we talk to Rob about the showcases as well as Hideo Kojima announcing he was working with Microsoft to specifically use their cloud technology.

Podcast by - 6/17/2022 8:26 PM Comments (0)

Sega has announced the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Japan, which contains Sega CD games as well as more Genesis games. This is not a Dreamcast Mini because of the high cost of components - whereas the Mega Drive Mini 2 has many of the same components as the existing Mega Drive Mini. Diablo Immortal will not launch in Belgium or The Netherlands due to those countries' laws about lootboxes. Earlier this year, however, a court in The Netherlands overturned a fine against EA over the FIFA Ultimate Team lootboxes. There is now a concerted effort among 18 EU countries asking for regulation on lootboxes from the EU as a whole. Then we talk to Rob about if we'd name our kid after a video game. (No, really...)

Podcast by - 6/11/2022 2:31 PM Comments (0)

Our hearts are with Uvalde, Texas - there is currently an itch.io bundle of NES homebrew games benefiting the families affected. I went to MomoCon this past weekend, and spent quite some time in the arcade area, courtesy of Save Point in Maryland. The ROM for the prototype arcade game Marble Madness II has been leaked, and is now playable by the masses for the first time. Embracer Group is now getting into the video game preservation space with the Embracer Games Archive. Then we talk to Rob about the No Man's Sky expedition introducing roguelike mechanics to the formerly chill space exploration game.

Podcast by - 6/2/2022 10:12 PM Comments (0)

We start off by wishing Pac-Man a very happy 42nd birthday, as the first arcade cabinet hit Japan on May 22, 1980. I talk about some of the memories and merchandise from the time period, and about how the Atari 2600 version is actually a technical masterpiece despite not being very true to the original arcade game. I will be at MomoCon in Atlanta on Saturday, May 27th, just hanging out. Will I see you there? I am hosting four games early on at Summer Games Done Quick 2022! EA is looking to sell, and already had one attempt by NBCUniversal. The Saudi Arabian Crown Prince has taken a 5.01% stake in Nintendo - after already investing in Capcom, Nexon, and SNK. We take a call from a new Xbox Series X owner asking which games he should play in 4K for the first time. Then we talk to Rob about other great games that are on Game Pass, especially for those new to 4K gaming.

Podcast by - 5/25/2022 11:48 PM Comments (0)