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!

We start off with some viewer comments from previous episodes on the new company Meta, as well as Far Cry 6's email and tracking. There's more talk about Forza Horizon 5 about how it is an ecological disaster (in-game, obviously) but also look at one of it's accessibility options and how it makes the game accessible without necessarily changing any of the physics or other difficulty options. Discord's CEO put out a tweet showing integrations with a cryptocurrency wallet before walking it back after backlash. Konami has pulled Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 from digital storefronts due to the expired licenses of some historical footage - because they probably felt a 20 year license would be more than enough time. A new thrash metal band decided to name themselves Doomscroll, but Doom developer iD Software isn't gonna let them get away with it. Then we take a call from our friend in Mexico to discuss his impressions of Forza Horizon 5.

Podcast by - 11/19/2021 7:10 PM Comments (0)

I attended the Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo's Indie Game Showcase this weekend to see lots of games made in the Southeast that may or may not come out soon - and I give a high level overview of them. Forza Horizon 5 was out to those who bought the Ultimate Edition, and it was worth every penny. EA says that NFT's are the future of gaming, but doesn't exactly explain how. Intel's new Alder Lake CPU's are designed in such a way that Denuvo DRM software believes that they are two separate computers. Then we talk to rob about Final Fantasy XIV's expansion delay.

Podcast by - 11/13/2021 11:27 AM Comments (0)

PAX South has been cancelled by ReedPOP due to the convention not growing as well as hardships from the pandemic. Meta, the new parent company of Facebook, Oculus, Instagram, and WhatsApp, have announced that they will no longer tie your Oculus account with Facebook. They're also removing the Oculus name. If you don't play Far Cry 6 after a bit, a marketing email from the main antagonist of the game will mock you and send you your in-game stats. Then we talk about the Awesome Games Done Quick game list, and to Rob about Disneyland.

Podcast by - 11/9/2021 4:02 PM Comments (2)

I have been selected to be a host/donation reader at Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 in January! Intel has stated that there will be a CPU/GPU shortage until 2023. CD Projekt Red stated that there will be a Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen shortage until 2022. God of War is heading to PC, signaling the start of PlayStation Studios titles getting bigger audiences. During the open talk segment after the break, we talk about Orange Lounge Radio host LOKI's NES game Pixel Poops: Number Two, and some thoughts on the new movie Dune.

Podcast by - 10/31/2021 3:08 PM Comments (0)

Valve has decided that certain currency technologies will not be permitted on the Steam store. Some decry this will be the end of Steam. The Epic Games Store has welcomed those same currency technologies...kind of. Nintendo released the price of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack and...vote with your wallet. HTC announced the HTC Vive Flow, a new standalone headset that looks like aviator glasses and has the best lens technology that all other VR headsets should steal. Sora was announced as the final DLC character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. A little bit of a longer episode due to a temporary power outage at OLR studios! Thank you all for the kind words during my one week "hiatus".

Podcast by - 10/22/2021 11:51 PM Comments (0)

We start off with some viewer advice regarding utilizing the Authy Authenticator app instead of Google Authenticator for your Nintendo Online account. We also have a followup regarding the peer-to-peer networking discussion from the previous episode, along with a list of AAA titles utilizing that method of online gaming. I finally built the gaming PC I started buying parts for a year ago! And it all worked on first boot! But, building a PC has changed a lot since I last did it in 2012. Twitch gets itself another music deal with Warner Music Group - but it's only a benefit to Twitch and WMG artists, not for game streamers who want to play WMG music in the background. Phil Spencer says that Xbox shortages will continue until 2022 thanks to a perfect storm of bad events. I continue talking about my pinball journey with the new code release for The Mandalorian, and how it showed me that a portion of my machine is not working. Then we talk to OLR about New World and the massive queues that streamers are seeing. This is going to be the last episode for an undetermined amount of time. I go into surgery on October 4th that will affect my ability to perform to my satisfaction. Best case scenario is that the show will be back on the air on October 17th - however that is all dependent on the recovery and rehab after the procedure. Keep checking the VOG Network Discord as well as my Twitter account @BobbyBlackwolf for updates. We'll see you when we see you.

Podcast by - 10/3/2021 10:13 PM Comments (2)

During the Nintendo Direct this week, the cast of the Super Mario Bros movie was announced, and Charles Martinet isn't playing Mario. People asked why they would not use the original voice of Mario, when he's not the original voice...You'd be surprised to hear who is! They also announced the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, which adds Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games to the service. Xbox 360 Gamerpics are returning to the Xbox One and Xbox Series hardware! If you still have the old Bobby Blackwolf gamerpic, now you can bring it back to your Xbox profile. Twitch signed a deal with a music publishing agency that still doesn't let you stream music. Then we take a call about Nintendo's online system not improving, yet they want to charge more money for roms.

Podcast by - 10/2/2021 1:06 AM Comments (1)

Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 will be online only again in January. The Georgia Indies Bundle on Itch.io celebrates many great indie games made in Georgia for $10. Sony has announced that the PS3 and Vita servers for LittleBigPlanet will not be returning after being shut down several months ago due to a DDoS attack. We pay respects to Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor of the ZX Spectrum. Then we talk to Rob about No Man's Sky and the ZX Spectrum.

Podcast by - 9/24/2021 11:22 AM Comments (2)

Dragon Con has taken place, and we talk all about how it was weird, but good. We do spend a lot of time talking about the pandemic and how it did - and didn't - affect Dragon Con, and you might be surprised about some of what is said...Especially if you read a lot of social media. I showed off some LED masks during the segment - there is a Twitch Clip of this available without subscribing, but they are by a company called Neon Culture, and are Arduino LED boards that are fit into masks and other apparel like hats and backpacks. The CEO of Tripwire Interactive has stepped down from that position after making a tweet on behalf of his company about politics - and I talk about why this entire event was worrisome for prospective new game developers in Georgia. The judge in the Epic v. Apple trial has rendered judgment - and if you wanted both sides to lose, well, you got your wish. Then we talk to Rob about Dragon Con, No Man's Sky's new expedition, and that tweet he made while visiting my house.

Podcast by - 9/19/2021 1:37 PM Comments (0)

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)