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 coming weekend, I will be at SIEGE at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta, for the Southeastern US's version of the Game Developer Conference. Lawyers in Canada are attempting to file a class action lawsuit against Fortnite for being so addictive, parents can't control their kids' screen time. A patch is out for Super Mario Maker 2 that finally gives you the ability to play online with friends, but it also has LAN Play? Intellivision released their 10 Commandments of Game Design for Amico games, which has some people cheering and some people booing. Then we take calls about Star Wars Galaxies and the Intellivision Amico.

Podcast by - 10/9/2019 10:16 PM Comments (0)

Mario Kart Tour is now out on mobile - and it is definitely a lootbox and microtransaction game, complete with very low odds. The Untitled Goose Game is great - I played it on Twitch and had a honkin good time. A new Kickstarter has launched that has real promise in the Augmented Reality space - Tilt Five - and it's aimed at board games. At Oculus Connect 6, we didn't hear much about the Rift line, except to say that the Oculus Quest will soon be able to play all Rift games. Is this the end of Oculus's investment in the Rift line? Then we take calls about the Sony State of Play and why Sony would cover Call of Duty so much.

Podcast by - 10/4/2019 6:34 PM Comments (1)

If you recently got a Nintendo Switch Lite to augment your existing Nintendo Switch, there's something you'll need to do to allow your Lite to play your digital games while not connected to the internet. The SEGA Genesis Mini is out - and it's a really well made trip down memory lane! A leaked presentation has shown that the ESA intends to change E3 2020 from an industry trade show to an influencer-infused festival. Then we take calls about The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and it's framerate issues.

Podcast by - 9/25/2019 11:05 PM Comments (1)

At Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix showed that Final Fantasy VII Remake will have a "Classic Mode" that makes the game totally turn based once again, giving an option to those who don't necessarily want the new action elements to the combat. Death Stranding was also shown, and it is a showcase of what Hideo Kojima will do when there's nobody to tell him "no." Nintendo's new experience is Ring Fit Adventure, a game where Wii Fit meets Final Fantasy - a fitness game with a story. The Discord Nitro subscription service is removing their game rental service because nobody actually used it. A UK House of Commons committee has recommended banning video game lootboxes because they are gambling - and not everyone in our chat room agrees. Then we take calls about if the industry needs to regulate lootboxes before the government does.

Podcast by - 9/21/2019 1:15 AM Comments (4)

We recap Dragon Con 2019 with what panels I did, and talking about the growing video game scene at the show on the other side of the country from PAX. Nintendo finally released SNES games on the Nintendo Switch Online service, but then announced that they were discontinuing regular updates, which means we'll get less new games less often. They also teased a new experience with a "ring" controller that we'll talk about more on the next episode. Death Stranding is going to have a Bobby Blackwolf Mode, or rather a "Very Easy Mode" so people who like movies can experience the story. Then we talk about what DLC character we would love to see added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and more about Dragon Con and how Rob and I saved a panel titled "Battle Royale 101" despite not being true experts on the genre.

Podcast by - 9/13/2019 10:52 PM Comments (1)

Dragon Con is next weekend, so there will be no live show. See me on any of my seven panels, several of which streaming on the Digital Media Track's Twitch channel! I tried No Man's Sky VR with both the Move controllers and the Valve Index Knuckles controllers (rather than a Dualshock) and the flight mechanics kill the experience for me. At Gamescom, the new trailer for the Intellivision Amico was released, touting a family friendly system for non-hardcore gamers. Are Microsoft contractors REALLY listening to all of your conversations? (No.) Then we take calls about what PC VR system to get (and what games to get) and NBA 2K20's demo limitations.

Podcast by - 8/27/2019 10:53 PM Comments (0)

I was on the YouTube show VR365 this week, talking about a bunch of things VR! I'll be at Dragon Con, hosting and moderating on seven panels! I played No Man's Sky BEYOND on the PlayStation 4 with PSVR - and it is still a great redemption story. Forza Motorsport 6 is being delisted, but it's currently free on Xbox Live Gold and the ultimate DLC collection is only $5. DARQ developer Unfold Games turned down an Epic Game Store exclusivity offer, and then Epic denied them for listing on their store because of the curated nature of the store. Then we take calls about what we expect from Gamescom, No Man's Sky BEYOND, and how Dragon Con stuff starts on Wednesday now.

Podcast by - 8/23/2019 6:40 PM Comments (2)

I went to my first Gen Con, which is billed as The Best Four Days in Gaming, and I gotta say...They're not exactly wrong, as long as you're into board, card, and tabletop games. I'm going to be on or moderating seven different panels at Dragon Con, including a big one with some voiceover artists you've definitely heard. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have all stated that they will soon require disclosures of odds on all Loot Boxes coming to their consoles. A survey of VR developers has found that there are more projects in development for the Oculus Rift than for the HTC Vive for the first time. Then we talk to OLR about Dragon Con and the Sheraton hotel closure.

Podcast by - 8/16/2019 2:52 PM Comments (1)

I'm going to be going to my first Gen Con next weekend! I'll be there to play some board games and hopefully steer clear of any high score drama. A Bethesda.net login is NOT required to listen to this podcast, but it IS required to play some classic Doom remasters on the Nintendo Switch. Many memes were made, including one from yours truly. Nintendo has instructed its repair center to fix drifting Joy Cons free of charge to hopefully get rid of a class action lawsuit. Then we take calls about board games and conventions.

Podcast by - 7/31/2019 6:16 PM Comments (0)

A viewer comment discusses possibly using the Valve Index controllers to teach American Sign Language, but it might not actually be the best idea YET. The PlayStation Classic finally dropped to $20, so now I have one. I also ordered the Turbografx-16 Mini for five times the price. Tetris Effect is launching on PC this week, but exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Plot twist: you still need Steam to run it in VR. A Reddit AMA revealed that Google Stadia is NOT intended to be a Netflix for Games, but rather following the Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus model. Then we take calls about Real VR Fishing, Bigscreen Beta, and the Intellivision Amico.

Podcast by - 7/27/2019 9:42 AM Comments (0)