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!

I will be at Dragon Con speaking on five panels! One of which will be streamed on Twitch at the DCDigitalMedia channel. Check out my schedule on social media! I made a TikTok! The first one shows my arcade. You can view it without being a TikTok subscriber, but if you are, follow me at BobbyBlackwolf. Apple has loosened some of their requirements for app store developers in regards to other methods of payment as a proposed settlement to a 2019 class action lawsuit. The indie game developer of Summer of '58 announced that his next game is on hiatus due to the amount of alleged refund abuse on Steam - his game can be completed in 90 minutes so many people are able to get their money back after completion. Then we talk to chat about Gamescom reveals, as well as to Rob about Dragon Con - until the connection craps out. We will be back in two weeks!

Podcast by - 9/1/2021 11:30 AM Comments (1)

The Southern-Fried Gaming expo was this past weekend - and it was my first in-person convention in two years. My feet are tired, but it was an enjoyable time. There's a lot of video in this segment, which you can see by subscribing to our Twitch channel and watching the VOD - but I try to describe everything. Before SFGE, I had played through Boyfriend Dungeon - which is a rogue-lite and dating sim. There's a controversy over the villain being portrayed too on the nose and for people who want to play the game without him, but that's like asking to play Final Fantasy VII without Sephiroth... Then we talk to Rob about Dragon Con in two weeks!

Podcast by - 8/29/2021 4:04 PM Comments (0)

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is August 20-22 in Atlanta, and will be masks required with an additional ballroom allocated for vaccinated people only which is masks optional. Games Done Quick is currently hosting Flame Fatales, an all woman-presenting speedrunning marathon benefiting The Malala Fund. I won a Newegg Product Shuffle! It's only an RTX 3060 Ti and not an RTX 3080 like I wanted, but I'll take it for now. The Intellivision Amico was delayed but all preorders were offered a gift...that many of us might have already had. A bipartisan bill in the US Senate would force mobile phone makers to allow for competing app stores and sideloading, pleasing Epic Games and Spotify. Then we talk about Dragon Con as well as me being a master at repairing pinball.

Podcast by - 8/20/2021 12:12 AM Comments (0)

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is August 20-22 in Atlanta, and has published their Health & Safety Guidelines. Forza Motorsport 7 will be delisted in September - well before Forza Motorsport 8 is released. Activision Blizzard President J. Allen Brack has stepped down following the lawsuit brought on by the state of California. The Intellivision Amico has been delayed again - as announced in an email at Midnight on a Friday night. Blind gamer Stirlock calls in to talk about a new mod that allows blind people to play Hearthstone. Then we talk to Rob about Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Podcast by - 8/15/2021 1:32 AM Comments (0)

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is just outside of Atlanta on August 20-22, and VOG is a sponsor and will be moderating a few panels! If you feel safe attending, come by and say hi! Dragon Con is IN Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend, and have updated Health & Safety guidelines as mandated by the City. I got my first real pinball machine - The Mandalorian (Premium), just off of the production line. I also had to make my first pinball repair! I'm a real owner now... Then we talk to OLR about Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X.

Podcast by - 8/8/2021 9:55 AM Comments (0)

I was on the Dragon Con Digital Media Track Creator Spotlight last week! You can check it out now on YouTube. I got the Elgato Facecam and, while there are some hiccups with it being the first run of a technology product, it does the job it advertises well. The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony used video game music for the Parade of Nations - but why were some prominent games not used? The State of California has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for gender discrimination among other terrible things. Then we talk to OLR about Dragon Con and doing panels at conventions in 2021.

Podcast by - 8/1/2021 11:06 AM Comments (0)

I will be moderating two panels at the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta on August 20-22 as well as four panels at Dragon Con on Labor Day Weekend! Google announced that they are starting a Pay For Engagement model for games on Stadia Pro that pays developers based on how many days consumers open their games. Some game developers are worried about the long-term impacts on game design of this compensation model. Valve has announced the Steam Deck, a handheld PC that plays most of your Steam library. Then we talk to OLR about the Steam Deck and more Yakuza: Like A Dragon.

Podcast by - 7/24/2021 9:27 AM Comments (0)

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online is in the books raising over $2.9 million for Doctor's Without Borders. I was backstage for the event and working as a host/donation reader, so I'll talk about what that was like and highlight both speedruns I was on the air for as well as others you should check out. Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) and while it has a better screen in handheld mode, it wasn't the 4K Switch Pro that people wanted in their heads. Then we talk to OLR about SGDQ and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Podcast by - 7/17/2021 10:34 AM Comments (1)

Reminder - I'm doing two hosting shifts at Summer Games Done Quick 2021 from July 4-11! (There will be no live show on July 4th - see you on the 11th!) I rolled credits on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and talk about how it's the best showcase of a next gen console so far. PAX West has been announced to be in person Labor Day weekend, however it is not requiring vaccinations - enraging many on the internet. Harsh reality check in this story... Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 and it proves that they are seeing Xbox as an ecosystem and not merely a game console as we've known it. Then we talk to OLR about in-person events making a return after a year and a half of being virtual.

Podcast by - 7/4/2021 12:44 AM Comments (1)

Reminder - I'm doing two hosting shifts at Summer Games Done Quick 2021 from July 4-11! We take some viewer comments, and the first one is correcting me that nobody uses Pascal as a programming language anymore... We talk a little bit about Game Builder Garage, and answer if it's going to scare kids away from game development because it can get tedious. We then go into a discussion about E3 and it's relevance and if it fulfilled anyone's needs - and about what E3 used to be versus how it's viewed by the general public today. Nintendo announced new hardware during their Nintendo Direct, but it wasn't what people were hoping for. Arcade1up DIDN'T announce what had been leaked, and in fact rescinded an announcement - with no word as to why. They still announced four new cabinets. Then we talked to OLR about E3 and expectations.

Podcast by - 6/24/2021 3:56 PM Comments (0)