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 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.

Podcast by - 11/18/2018 4:22 PM Comments (0)

I played the Tetris Effect demo, and it's exactly what you're looking for if you wanted Lumines and Rez meeting Tetris. If it's not, it might not be worth your $40. I also got Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum n Fun on the Switch, and played it on Twitch after the show. (Look for the VOD!) Mario Segale, the Seattle real estate developer whom Nintendo used as the namesake for Super Mario, passed away at the age of 84. The Oculus Rift successor was, in fact, cancelled by Facebook, to be replaced by a modest hardware upgrade tentatively called the Rift S. Then we take calls about Taiko no Tatsujin, Tetris Effect, and the upcoming move of the live shows to Twitch.

Podcast by - 11/9/2018 4:35 PM Comments (0)

The Intellivision Amico trailer has come out, and answered some questions that were asked during last week's broadcast as well as announced a pretty impressive team. I finally got a chance to try Jackbox Party Pack 5, and had a lot of fun with the new You Don't Know Jack. Brendan Iribe, former CEO of Oculus, is leaving the company amid rumors that the high-end Rift successor has been cancelled. Then we take a call about Jackbox Party Pack 5's accessibility for blind players, along with a possible solution.

Podcast by - 11/4/2018 4:05 PM Comments (0)

The Intellivision Amico was announced this weekend, and we have the early details on the upcoming 2D console that will launch in 2020. Rockstar Games got some social media heat this week for bragging about working 100 hours a week for Red Dead Redemption 2, and launched a conversation about overtime and crunch time in the industry. Then we take calls about The World Ends With You: Final Remix, Super Mario Party, and Intellivision.

Podcast by - 10/26/2018 8:45 PM Comments (0)

I played The World Ends With You: Final Remix on the Nintendo Switch, and it's unfortunately not a good replacement for the original Nintendo DS version. The internet is claiming that there is a nasty "hack" regarding sending a text message over the PlayStation Network, which is rendering PS4's inoperable. The good news about PSN is that you'll soon be able to change your name! With caveats, of course. Then we take calls about friends changing their online names, The World Ends With You, and Dragalia Lost.

Podcast by - 10/21/2018 4:21 PM Comments (0)

I was at SIEGE in Atlanta this weekend, and played some great indie games that may or may not come out anytime soon. We got some great responses regarding the licensing scheme for Nintendo Switch digital downloads after the latest update, as well as a good primer on what the Low Latency mode of the NES games on the Switch is doing. Frame prediction 101! Skybound Games, founded by the original creator of The Walking Dead, will be finishing the Telltale series by hiring many of the original developers. Then we take calls about Doctor Who, Android Netrunner, Astro Bot, and Forza Horizon 4.

Podcast by - 10/14/2018 2:46 PM Comments (0)

The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo is this weekend in Atlanta - I'll be attending Thursday and Friday evenings. I got into Forza Horizon 4 with the Ultimate Edition people, so I give my impressions in THIS episode rather than after it comes out. Sony has allowed crossplay between PS4 and other consoles in Fortnite, and may evaluate allowing other games to join in the fun as well. Oculus announced the new Oculus Quest this week at Oculus Connect 5 - a new, untethered, six degrees of freedom VR headset that is somewhere in between GearVR and the high end Rift. Then we take calls about Dragon Quest XI, Fire Pro Wrestling, and Bowsette.

Podcast by - 10/4/2018 11:14 AM Comments (1)

I checked out Old School Musical on stream and really enjoyed the four button rhythm game that evokes gaming nostalgia. The Nintendo Switch Online service launched and it's basically what they said it was. At Tokyo Games Show, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic, to continue the trend of selling mini consoles of retro titles. Telltale Games has started a majority studio closure and laid off all but 25 of their employees - with no severance or warning. Then we talk to OLR about classic systems and other things at Tokyo Game Show.

Podcast by - 9/30/2018 3:48 PM Comments (1)

The Nintendo Switch Online Direct finally came out, and a lot of big game announcements were made, but it turns out that the actual online service isn't any more than what was already released. There's also a little talk of the Forza Horizon 4 demo sprinkled in, regarding the Xbox One X features (4k vs 60fps) and if you really need to spend 27GB of your bandwidth cap for it. Then we take calls about the Asmodee board games coming to Switch.

Podcast by - 9/19/2018 10:02 PM Comments (0)

It's Dreamcast Day! Where were you on 9/9/99? Dragon Con is now over, and it was really good for VOG Network's visibility around the various tracks. During Dragon Con, we announced a major change for the Voice of Geeks Network - we are leaving internet radio and moving our live programming to Twitch by the end of 2018. A portion of this episode is dedicated to discussing the reasoning behind the move. Bally and Williams pinball tables may be gone from The Pinball Arcade, but they are going to have a new home in Pinball FX3. Then we take calls about Pokemon Go, Doctor Who, Beat Saber, and Ready Player One.

Podcast by - 9/9/2018 10:13 PM Comments (0)