The Bobby Blackwolf Show


The Bobby Blackwolf Show is a weekly internet radio show and podcast discussing the latest news in video games as told by the gamers themselves. It records LIVE on Sundays at 8PM Eastern/5PM Pacific on the VOG (Voice of Geeks) Network while taking live calls via Skype or a toll free number 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.

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.

Bobby has covered six E3's, two GDC's and Independent Games Festivals, four Penny Arcade Expos and five Dragon*Cons, as well as other gaming events in the southeast, like SIEGE.

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!

The Nintendo Switch has now been out a week and there's already more games for it - and I was able to get a Pro Controller. I did accidentally break my kickstand, but was able to pop it back in before my stream of Fast RMX. I checked out VOEZ, the mobile rhythm game that only works on the Switch touchscreen. Sony released the 4.5 update and allows for external hard drives! Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass, a Netflix-like service of downloadable games. Oculus has dropped the price of the Rift and Touch, is it time for you to get it? Then we take calls about PSVR getting 3D, Danganronpa Class Trial VR and the Nintendo Switch.

Podcast by - 3/17/2017 4:29 PM Comments (0)

The Nintendo Switch is now out! Unless you ordered on Amazon, then you might have gotten screwed. I try to tell a sob story about missing out on a Pro Controller, but then again, I at least have a console... We talk about the hardware of the Switch and how the cartridges smell bad. I totally didn't play much of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. 1-2 Switch has many wonderful audiogames and helps open up gaming to a specific audience. Snipperclips and Fast RMX are also good $20 games. Then we take calls about accessibility in games, and then more about Zelda and the Switch.

Podcast by - 3/10/2017 8:34 PM Comments (0)

We begin by talking about a comment about security with online gaming systems, the Nintendo Switch, and LEGO Dimensions. The PAL SNES games feared stolen were found by the USPS! ZeniMax has filed an injunction against Oculus that would halt the sale of all hardware and software (including games using the Oculus drivers) that they claim violates their copyrights. Sony can't keep the PlayStation VR in stock, as it has sold almost a million units. We then take calls about how great PSVR is and that the VR revolution might be almost here, and that the Nintendo Switch is also almost here.

Podcast by - 3/3/2017 6:12 PM Comments (2)

E3 totally did not sell out in 10 minutes...more like a few days. Surprising. The Humble Freedom Bundle was a thing that was glorious. A NeoGAF user reported getting a Nintendo Switch early, posted some videos of the UI, then Nintendo claimed it was stolen and he sent it back. (He also did some shady stuff on Reddit before posting the video, allegedly...) A bunch of PAL SNES games were lost in transit being shipped from Europe to a ROM dumper in the US. (Spoiler alert: there was actually a happy ending to this story, to be told on the next episode.) Nobody called, so I talked about my classic MS-DOS gaming rig with a Roland MT-32 and Gravis Ultrasound again.

Podcast by - 2/24/2017 9:26 PM Comments (2)

E3 is opening their doors to the consumers for the first time ever, but is it really something that people would want to go to? The Oculus and Zenimax lawsuit has finished its first round in court, and Zenimax is walking away with a good chunk of cash...But they're not done yet. Then we take calls about E3, Xbox One, and Forza Horizon 3.

Podcast by - 2/17/2017 6:38 PM Comments (1)

The Moogle Chocobo Festival in Final Fantasy XV is now live, and it's a neat little free update that feels like a seasonal event in an MMO. Rock Band 4 Rivals has been updated to bring Online Quickplay - with friends only. Nintendo has clarified some things about their upcoming Switch console, but then had nothing to announce at this time for others...For a console that releases in a month. HASHTAG RISE UP

Podcast by - 2/3/2017 7:37 PM Comments (0)

Congrats to the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon for raising $2.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation! The Nintendo Switch has been almost fully revealed, with tech specs and games that will come out on March 3rd. Yeah, that's pretty much what we talked about...No live show on January 22nd due to sportsball obligations.

Podcast by - 1/20/2017 6:20 PM Comments (0)

This past week, MAGFest, the Consumer Electronics Show, and the Hi-Rez Expo all took place. Hadn't heard of that last one? It had the Smite World Championships and the first major tournament for a free-to-play alternative to Overwatch called Paladins, now available on Steam. Over the new year, I played the Jackbox Party Pack 3 with a bunch of my friends, and they've really gotten the party game aspect down. The Awesome Games Done Quick 2017 marathon is going on right now, which is why I've been saying "That's bad RNG" all week. The Nintendo Switch reveal is this week, which means all those rumors can go away...Just hope we can preorder them! HTC announced several Vive accessories at CES - one of which brings parity with the Oculus Rift by having an integrated audio solution. The other device they announced was the Vive Tracker, a tracking unit you can place on any object and have it be tracked in VR. Then we take calls about MAGFest, 2016 games of the year, and what we're looking forward to in 2017.

Podcast by - 1/11/2017 10:38 PM Comments (0)

On the last show of 2016, we try (key word: try) to take a positive look back at the good things that happened in gaming in 2016. Turns out, it's real easy to be negative. I bemoan the fact that a lot of controllers are now going with non-removable batteries, which is why it was a breath of fresh air when the Oculus Touch controllers used AA batteries that could be swapped out instantly, rather than having to plug them in and recharge them after a few hours of use. Super Mario Run is out, and did so well on the App Store, that investors sold their stock in Nintendo. Then we take calls about sales, about when Nintendo fell out of favor with gamers, Super Mario Run, and Forza Horizon 3. NOTE: There is NO LIVE SHOW on New Years Night, January 1st. See you in 2017!

Podcast by - 12/31/2016 12:13 PM Comments (0)

Sorry about getting this show up late - there was no show on December 18th, but we WILL be back December 25th. The Oculus Touch controllers have arrived, and are wonderful - once you get them set up. I also talk about the differences between the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, now that both of them offer a full VR experience. The Last Guardian is out, but apparently you really don't want to play it unless you have a PS4 Pro. Then we take calls about Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian.

Podcast by - 12/22/2016 7:44 PM Comments (0)