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 is the start of the summer convention series that won't be, with many conventions going online, like MomoCon. The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo shirts are available until May 29th, and they look amazing. I figured out my jittery graphics problem with The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and it wasn't what I thought it was. The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is now here, and I talk about my thoughts after two hours with it. The Georgia developed game where you play as a shark terrorizing fish and people is out! I've got some early impressions of Maneater. Then we talk to OLR about watch parties and seeking more podcasts for the Voice of Geeks Network.

Podcast by - 5/28/2020 7:19 PM Comments (1)

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo has been canceled for 2020 voluntarily, which means there is no Force Majeure to protect them financially. Consider buying some merch to help them afford 2021. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is out on Nintendo Switch and I'm having some funkiness with the graphics. The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is finally coming to North America two months after it was advertised as "now available." The Unreal Engine is now royalty free to developers for the first $1 million in gross revenue. This led to discussions about the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo shown this week, who the audience was supposed to be (and who saw it instead), then to The Elder Scrolls: Blades and Twitch Watch Parties.

Podcast by - 5/23/2020 1:13 PM Comments (0)

We open with some viewer comments on the leaks of The Last Of Us Part 2 and on EVO possibly doing online fighting tournaments. I've gotten burned out on Animal Crossing: New Horizons as the daily grind is now just a grind. The City of Atlanta has passed an ordinance to continue denying event permits within the city which cancels the Dragon Con parade, but it is not "Force Majeure" enough to cancel the entire convention. Microsoft's Inside Xbox touted "gameplay reveals" of third party Xbox Series X titles, but had very little human-controlled gameplay. Then we talk to OLR about how I finished Final Fantasy VII Remake and we're now ready to do a spoiler cast.

Podcast by - 5/13/2020 4:39 PM Comments (1)

We start off by following up on previous conversations regarding September events and the linearity of Final Fantasy games. The NCAA will soon allow student athletes to profit off of their Name, Image, and Likeness, but that doesn't mean that the NCAA Football video games are immediately coming back. The Last of Us Part II was leaked heavily but it didn't come from Naughty Dog or Sony. Then we take calls about EVO going online and the beauty of Xbox Game Pass.

Podcast by - 5/9/2020 11:12 AM Comments (2)

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is "now available" in the US, however you can't actually order one, and those who already did won't see theirs shipped until 2021...Unless you order from Japan. Dragon Con and PAX both announced that their events on Labor Day weekend are proceeding as planned. I explain why that's their only option right now due to how event insurance and venue contracts are structured with respect to pandemics, as well as when and how they can safely cancel. 160,000 Nintendo Network ID's have been leaked, causing Nintendo to shut off the old login service and force everyone to a Nintendo Account, which now has two-factor authentication. Then we take calls about Final Fantasy VII Remake along with a spoiler-free tip on a part of the game that crashes and how it is very linear and corridor-heavy like Final Fantasy XIII.

Podcast by - 4/30/2020 10:18 PM Comments (1)

I was on the VR365 show talking about the beginning of consumer VR in 2016 on this four year anniversary of that event. Corona Relief Done Quick, an online-only speedrunning marathon, was this weekend raising money for Direct Relief. Viewer comments from previous episodes include VR talk as well as esports on TV talk. I've played both Persona 5 Royal and Final Fantasy VII Remake, two reimaginings of great JRPG's. Microsoft and Nvidia have put super duper graphics in Minecraft With RTX, now in beta for Nvidia RTX cards. The Nintendo Switch shortage is due to resellers using bots to buy all the stock so they can flip it on eBay. Then we take calls about PC racing wheels and if Animal Crossing: New Horizons is dumb and for babies.

Podcast by - 4/25/2020 1:07 AM Comments (1)

This week we have Andrew Greenberg, co-creator of the upcoming Tabletop RPG Fading Suns: Pax Alexius, to talk all about the art of creating Tabletop RPG's, how they differ from creating video games, and how we can still play our tabletop games in the current era of social distancing. I talk a little bit about my time with Final Fantasy VII Remake, and that I find the easy mode just right for what I wanted to experience for my money. In the call with OLR, we also talked about how the remake has affected us and also talked about how we're coping with the current times.

Podcast by - 4/16/2020 10:37 PM Comments (0)

Tommy Tallarico, President of Intellivision Entertainment and creator of Video Games Live, joins us LIVE on Twitch to talk about the upcoming Intellivision Amico console! This episode is posted in its entirety on the Voice of Geeks Network YouTube channel, as there are more nods to what's showing on the video than is typical for the audio podcast.

Podcast by - 4/6/2020 5:32 PM Comments (1)

We have some followup conversations regarding Animal Crossing: New Horizons and doing curbside pickup at Best Buy. The sports world is turning to esports, with the eNascar iRacing Pro Invitational pulling in 900,000 viewers in the US. Summer Games Done Quick has been postponed from June to August. Half-Life: Alyx is now out for VR devices, and it's the AAA-quality VR game you've been looking for - even if I won't play it much. Epic Games has announced that they're getting into the game publishing business with really good terms for developers. Then we talk to Rob from OLR about Animal Crossing.

Podcast by - 4/2/2020 6:08 PM Comments (0)

The Georgia Livestreaming Network has launched as a promotional network for Georgia based streamers and podcasters, of which this show is one of them. Because of everything going on, esports aired on cable TV and nobody complained - congrats to iRacing and the eNASCAR sprint cup on FS1! Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now out on Switch, and I am a cheating cheater who cheats. Gamestop fought the law, and the law won in the end, as Gamestop was forced to close its doors as it is not an "essential business." A new trailer for the Intellivision Amico was released with three minutes of gameplay. This would have been the week of Game Developers Conference, so more details on the Xbox Series X were released. Also, Sony did a deep dive on the PlayStation 5 architecture that was great for developers but not so much for consumers. Then we talk to OLR about Animal Crossing with some advice on what happens in the future.

Podcast by - 3/27/2020 9:06 PM Comments (1)