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 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)

The best selling console game in the world - EA Sports FIFA - is getting rebranded to EA Sports FC in 2023. FIFA says that the only reason the game is good is because of their name on the box, and not the software inside. A composer for Street Fighter 5 gave some insight on the future of a character, but now says that he was giving a hypothetical opinion on a livestream he promoted as "ask me about my work on Street Fighter" and, even though he said he had sources, he actually didn't have any sources. Then we talk to Rob about how the video game industry is actually quite small and networking is key.

Podcast by - 5/20/2022 1:06 PM Comments (0)

I've been once again selected as a host for Summer Games Done Quick - this time IN PERSON! Square Enix has sold Eidos, Crystal Dynamics, and Square Enix Montreal to Embracer Group for only $300 million. Embracer Group is the Sweidsh version of Tencent - they have made a ton of purchases in the last few months. Square Enix claims they sold these studios so they could concentrate on other moneymaking technologies. Nvidia has been fined by the SEC for misleading investors over how many of their gaming GPUs were being sold to non-gamers. We talk about a viewer comment about Nintendo not doing a good enough job preserving third party Nintendo titles. Then we talk to Rob about Square Enix's sale and their reasoning.

Podcast by - 5/14/2022 9:27 PM Comments (0)

There's a real expensive Final Fantasy VI statue of Terra riding Magitek Armor for sale, and even the series creator thinks its a bit too much. Sony is temporarily disabling the redemption of pre-paid PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now cards to prevent stacking. Twitch reportedly is seeking to change the terms of their Partnership agreement which will negatively affect the incomes of many streamers. Then we talk to Rob about the collectibles market.

Podcast by - 5/7/2022 12:38 PM Comments (0)

Happy Anniversary to us at the Voice of Geeks Network! We soft launched as an internet radio station in April of 2012. In response to Microsoft, Sony has started looking into creating an ad delivery service for free-to-play titles. Right now, it's not as nefarious as it might wind up being. Apple has informed iOS developers that they will remove their games from the App Store if they don't update their finished games once every two years. We talk about old podcasts and the old Friday Night Gaming video podcast I did for two years, where the audio archives are still available. Then we talk to Rob about PAX East and other events finally returning.

Podcast by - 5/1/2022 2:47 PM Comments (1)

The issue reported last week about the PSOne Classics expiring on PS3 and Vita have been fixed, but you won't find any gaming news outlets reporting on it. Microsoft is investigating launching an in-game ad service that developers can use for free-to-play titles. No Man's Sky has launched a new update - the Outlaws Update - which overhauls ship combat and makes their mellow exploration game more dangerous. It has made me - and many others - not want to play anymore because of the new danger. Then we talk to Rob about No Man's Sky and Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch.

Podcast by - 4/22/2022 10:08 PM Comments (0)

PlayStation Plus is being rebranded this summer with an essential merging of the existing Plus service with PlayStation Now. This is being done as an answer (but not necessarily a competitor) to Xbox Game Pass. PSOne titles were being expired on PS3 and Vita coincidentally with the launch of Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, but we hypothesized that it was a mistake and not "random" as some people have claimed. A random tangent on that story was around how UNIX handles time and what's going to happen in January of 2038. Gamestop has cancelled all preorders of the Intellivision Amico, which is sadly another nail in the coffin of the troubled console. Then we talk about the Kingdom Hearts 4 trailer and the Chrono Cross remaster.

Podcast by - 4/17/2022 3:21 PM Comments (0)

The 8-Bit Big Band won the GRAMMY award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella, with their cover of Meta Knight's Revenge from Kirby Super Star! E3 2022 has been completely cancelled - including any digital show - for 2022. There is a difference between a fan convention like a PAX and an industry-only trade show like older E3's - and there's still a place for those in the industry, even if consumers don't directly benefit from it. Other industries - even other entertainment industries - have industry-only trade shows that don't involve the public, but for some reason video games aren't allowed to have the same thing.

Podcast by - 4/8/2022 11:35 PM Comments (0)

800 episodes!? Where has the time gone?? Polyphony Digital has apologized for the recent changes and downtime with Gran Turismo 7, and promises to do better. Nintendo is shutting down Dragalia Lost, their only original title for mobile, later this year. They are also discontinuing a subscription service for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Then we take a call about Chocobo GP and talk about if Nintendo is possibly exiting the mobile market.

Podcast by - 4/3/2022 3:14 PM Comments (1)

Summer Games Done Quick 2022 will be in person this June! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe got its first wave of new courses, and I liked them but a lot of other people haven't. Gran Turismo 7 had a recent patch that changed the payouts for races that made some cars out of reach - unless you wanted to pay almost the entire cost of the game for a single car. The way they did that was with a patch that took the servers offline for 30 hours - making the singleplayer game unplayable. Then we talk about Final Fantasy Origins: Stranger in Paradise, Arcade1up leaks, and a Video Game Quiz card game that I quiz Rob on.

Podcast by - 3/27/2022 4:34 PM Comments (0)