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!

We got a comment on a previous episode about the MAGFest lanyards, and we should have sent some VOG lanyards... Awesome Games Done Quick raised $2.4mil for Prevent Cancer Foundation! We got a comment on Discord that we didn't cover more of the history behind Star Control and Stardock's legal woes, so we went back in time. In another legal battle in gaming, the Unity game engine changed their Terms of Service and banned Improbable's SpatialOS and seemingly also caused several games already released to be in violation. (But not really.) Then we talked to OLR about AGDQ.

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MAGFest was this past weekend, and while I didn't go this year, I've gone in the past and really enjoyed it. Keep listening for a special music performance from the Jam Session featuring Yours Truly. The original creators of Star Control have used the DMCA to stop the current owners of the Star Control franchise from selling their game on certain digital storefronts. They may not have a case. Skype calls failed again for whatever reason, but we were able to talk to OLR about their hopes and dreams for 2019.

Podcast by - 1/12/2019 12:30 AM Comments (1)

We open up with a story about a Christmas gift gone "wrong" and how it could be more of an issue in the future. Netflix has released a new Black Mirror episode that plays more like a Telltale game than a movie. Virtual Console never had anything on SEGA AGES: Phantasy Star in how to present older games to a new audience. The Video Game History Foundation got their hands on a prototype of the NES version of SimCity and have made it available to everyone. Then we take (some technical difficulty) calls about MAGFest, Amazon, and Katamari Damacy Reroll.

Podcast by - 1/4/2019 6:07 PM Comments (2)

Spiderman on PS4 adds new Spidey suits as DLC, and one has been requested very loudly by the community. It was finally delivered, but was it released due to public pressure or because it was being planned that way all along? The PlayStation VR had a quietly awesome year, and I talk about some of the games you need to try if you got a PSVR under the tree this year. Then we take calls about Games of the Year, Pokemon Go trainer battles, and Minecraft finally acknowledging the Wii U isn't a thing anymore.

Podcast by - 12/28/2018 8:46 PM Comments (0)

It's our first night on Twitch, and you'll have to excuse us while we get our bearings - unfortunately, the second half of the show did not go as well as the first, comparatively. The first expansion for Forza Horizon 4 came out - Fortune Island - and it doesn't add as much as we thought it would. Oculus and ZeniMax have settled their lawsuit over trade secrets being used to develop the Rift. Discord has upped the ante with game developers by offering 90% of game revenue directly to them, instead of the 75% or 88% of their competitors. Then we (try to) take calls about what games we've been playing, Oculus Go as a video watching device, and the move to Twitch. A LOT was cut out of this segment because it's just not good for a podcast audience to listen to. We'll get it right next week.

Podcast by - 12/19/2018 3:41 PM Comments (0)

This could quite possibly be the last episode broadcast live on internet radio, as we could be moving to Twitch as soon as next weekend. On December 7th, the Switch got a wonderful title - Katamari Damacy Reroll! It also got something about smashing... Epic Games turned its Fortnite Launcher into the Epic Games Store, much like how Valve took the Half-Life 2 Launcher and turned it into Steam so long ago. Then we take calls about the Game Awards.

Podcast by - 12/12/2018 5:43 PM Comments (0)

A new retro-inspired arcade game Falling+ was released on Steam this week, and I have a free code to give out to someone on our Discord server! Al Lowe, creator of the Leisure Suit Larry series, is selling his backed up source code of the LSL series on eBay. Just in time for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Nintendo Creators Club is going away and they are going to more relaxed sharing guidelines like their console competitors. Then we talk with OLR for a little bit about the move to Twitch happening tentatively on December 16th.

Podcast by - 12/7/2018 4:11 PM Comments (0)

Congrats to Billy Mitchell on reaching his previously debated high score in Donkey Kong live on Twitch for anybody to see. The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is missing subtitles, and the developer claims it's because they had to make decisions on what to spend their time on, and subtitles just weren't important enough. Blockchain is coming to consoles...but why? Then we take calls about Pokemon and our upcoming move to Twitch on December 16th. (The podcast won't change, but the live show will.)

Podcast by - 12/2/2018 9:53 AM Comments (0)

This podcast is now on Spotify! I attended an open house of the Computer Museum of America, an upcoming museum opening Summer of 2019 north of Atlanta. I also attended Dreamhack Atlanta - a huge esports event - and got a taste of the side of gaming I never have really been exposed to. Sony has acknowledged that they will be skipping E3 2019 next year, being the first major console manufacturer to pull out of the event. Then we take calls about Pokemon Let's Go and their control issues, as well as Final Fantasy Fanfest.

Podcast by - 11/24/2018 3:51 PM Comments (0)

We first take a look as to why people who get VR stop using it pretty quickly, and what factors make it sit on a shelf instead of on people's faces. One thing that might help is compelling content - such as Tetris Effect, which is the VR title nobody knew VR needed. I also picked up the US release of the Commodore 64 Mini, which includes 64 games but allows you to import - and program - your own. Then we take calls about Tetris Effect, Diablo 3, and PSVR drifting issues.

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