The Bobby Blackwolf Show

712 - 06/07/20 Bobby Blackwolf Show - Visiting An Arcade During A Pandemic, Video Game History IS Black History

  • We took last week off because our voices were not the ones that needed listening to. That being said, I do reflect on my own views on the systemic biases that are prevalent in society today, and how I am attempting to fix how I was raised.
  • On that note, I discuss a pair of black video game pioneers that weren't in history books until recently. (Not kidding - I actually look for them in my gaming history books from 2001 and they're not mentioned at all.)
  • Jerry Lawson was the inventor of the game cartridge for the Fairchild Channel F. He came up with the solution to allow for ROM chips to be swapped out without electrocuting the user. His design paved the way for Atari, Nintendo, and Sega to take gaming to new heights.
  • Ed Smith was the lead engineer and salesman for the MP1000 console and its accompanying Imagination Machine. While the console didn't do well in the marketplace, it was a technical achievement and personal triumph. His autobiography was published in January and I've got a copy coming.
  • Like it or not, Georgia is further along in opening than many places. So, I visited Portal Pinball Arcade in Kennesaw, GA, to see what playing pinball was like during a pandemic.
  • Then we talk to OLR about what's going on in the world, what we missed last week, and Clubhouse Games.

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Podcast by - 6/9/2020 12:03 AM68 views


6/11/2020 9:17 PM

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On PS5- The Future of Gaming Show

Good series of trailers with gameplay. Excellent first party lineup

Expected at least 1 gameplay walkthrough (surprised no COD reveal). At least they did 18min gameplay walkthrough of ghost of tsushima a few weeks back.

No CEO/president making a speech before console reveal just a trailer which is a real bummer

2 skews for console is nice. Personally aiming for disc version since I use gamefly. Hope we don't get into situation where one console is sold out and not the other near launch

Console design is okay. Odd bump for disc version messing up the symmetry of the system. Personally like the Xbox series X design better. PS5 has too much going on first impression: looks tacky yet futuristic
6/14/2020 12:12 AM

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*Additional comment on multiple version at launch: Remember having a hard time getting the Wii U Deluxe (Black) edition near launch over the White regular edition
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