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!

I'm going to be at Atlanta Comic Con this weekend with Charles McFall and Roberto Blake talking about podcasting and social media communities! Amazon Prime has removed their 20% new release discount from games they deem to be "remakes or remasters" - possibly in response to Best Buy eliminating their discount. More information about the upcoming Intellivision reboot has come out, including about the controller. Then we take calls about H-Hour: World's Elite, SOCOM, and current state of the VR industry.

Podcast by - 7/12/2018 7:10 PM Comments (0)

Summer Games Done Quick just concluded, raising over $2mil for charity. I want to learn TASBot now. Toys'r'Us may be gone, but the NES Classic is back in stock! PUBG Corp has dropped its lawsuit against Epic Games, makers of Fortnite. Microsoft quietly announced a Stream To Win initiative with Forza Horizon 4, giving in-game rewards for streaming or watching Forza streams on Mixer. Then we take calls about the SNES Classic and Lumines Remastered.

Podcast by - 7/7/2018 10:45 PM Comments (0)

Summer Games Done Quick has started, benefiting Doctors Without Borders. The Billy Mitchell panel from Southern Fried Gaming Expo has been posted to YouTube...The comments aren't too bad about my "performance." Microsoft and Nintendo have started promoting crossplay between consoles with their new Minecraft partnership. The new people in charge of the Atari name got mad at UK website The Register for writing a negative article about the VCS, and The Register decided to post the audio of the meeting. Then we take calls about High Fidelity and Pokemon Go's new Friend system.

Podcast by - 6/30/2018 12:42 AM Comments (0)

Before we talk about E3, I respond a little bit to the recent Variety article regarding the Billy Mitchell panel I moderated. Hopefully it is the last time we'll be talking about it for a while. E3 was this week! Lots of cinematic experiences from Sony, and games coming in 2019 from everyone else. Fortnite has been released on the Switch, and now people are learning that if they ever linked their Epic account with their PS4, they can not access that account (or their purchases) on the Switch. (Or the Xbox One, but nobody really noticed that.) Then we take calls about the E3 PC Gaming Show that nobody watched, and cross play between PS4 and everyone else.

Podcast by - 6/22/2018 9:57 PM Comments (0)

The Southern Fried Gaming Expo was this weekend, and I hosted a newsworthy panel with the former King of Kong, Billy Mitchell. It was later written about in Variety, but the first time I talked about how my moderating time went was on this show from the night after it happened. Microsoft's press conference had already happened when we recorded, so I talked about what they showed, but mostly what they revealed afterwards about Forza Horizon 4.

Podcast by - 6/14/2018 5:35 PM Comments (0)

The Southern Fried Gaming Expo is THIS WEEKEND and I'm hosting the "Road To Redemption" panel with Billy Mitchell and Walter Day, and kind of freaking out over what to ask. Just Shapes & Beats has finally come out on Steam and the Nintendo Switch, and it's a really fun frustrating game you can dance to. I tried the Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner PSVR demo for a listener, and I can't really say I recommend it as a VR experience. Video Games Live founder Tommy Tallarico has taken over Intellivision, and will be launching a new console aimed at families (rather than hardcore gamers) sometime in the next few years. At the end of the show, I'm getting more advice about my showdown with the former King of Kong.

Podcast by - 6/7/2018 3:59 PM Comments (1)

VOG is sponsoring the Southern Fried Gaming Expo on June 8-10, and I will be moderating a panel with Billy Mitchell and Walter Day! Mike Fahey from Kotaku has been in the hospital for several months. He should be returning to us soon, though. Valve has released a Steam Link app for smartphones, which allow you to play games from your PC on your Android phone. Apple, unfortunately, has rejected the iPhone app due to "business conflicts with app guidelines." Then we take calls about getting into VR.

Podcast by - 6/3/2018 3:25 PM Comments (0)

The Southern Fried Gaming Expo is June 8-10 in Atlanta, and I've been asked to moderate the most explosive panel at the event, and they aren't limiting me to questions about hot sauce. Microsoft has announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a fully customizable controller designed for the disabled. Sony has announced that physical cartridges for the Vita will cease production. Then we take calls about the Vintage Computer Festival East, and my home theater.

Podcast by - 5/23/2018 8:27 AM Comments (0)

Thanks for coming back after the two week hiatus! While I was on my honeymoon, I got to play Mario Kart Arcade DX, which has a very interesting Namco character as a playable racer. When I got back, I played the viral sensation Beat Saber on the HTC Vive, and...it's really good. I wound up streaming it on Twitch later that night. Nintendo announced Nintendo Online for a very low price, and also included a subscription service to play NES games online instead of paying for them individually. This is what we asked for in 2006, but now suddenly people would rather pay $5 for Balloon Fight again... FarSight Studios has lost the license to sell Bally and Williams pinball tables in The Pinball Arcade. This means that 61 of the 99 tables available on the platform are going away on June 30th, and they will NOT be on sale before that date. Then we take calls about Pinball Arcade and the SNES Classic.

Podcast by - 5/14/2018 6:45 PM Comments (0)

I exhibited at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 6.0 this weekend, and got to see the upcoming Computer Museum of America while there. Nintendo CEO Howard Lincoln once told Congress that Night Trap would never appear on a Nintendo console... The FTC has warned several companies - including console manufacturers - that you can't void the warranty just because a consumer uses their own devices on it. Then we talk a little bit more about my home theater and how Mr. Awesome might have been right all along.

Podcast by - 4/25/2018 12:00 AM Comments (0)