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 was able to get a SNES Classic - some scalpers in my line were worried about the seemingly overwhelming supply at my location. Golf Story on the Switch is surprisingly good, but I've only played it for an hour or so. The Metronomicon, a game I covered on the VOG Network YouTube channel, had a Steam Sale and I picked it up. Pinball FX3 is out, but not all tables from previous versions were carried over - unfortunately Pinball FX2 was delisted on Steam at the same time, so you can no longer get that version. Nintendo is closing the Wii Shop Channel, and you have until March 25, 2018 to buy points that you can use to make purchases until 2019. Then we take calls about SNES Classic vs. RetroPie, and why people have such a strong reaction to things that are in VR vs. not in VR.

Podcast by - 10/8/2017 11:02 PM Comments (0)

Flappy Bird is gone, but is Flappy VOG still playable? Turns out, mostly...no. I've played more of Miitopia on the 3DS and it really is a decent RPG-Lite. Don't expect anything too deep but still fun to play while trying to get to sleep. Steam has added graphs to user reviews to show when something is being review bombed, giving the consumer more accurate information about a title. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is objecting to Epic Games' similar title Fortnite: Battle Royale, but not for the gameplay itself. Then we take calls about Zone of the Enders 2.

Podcast by - 10/2/2017 8:54 PM Comments (0)

While I don't really talk about the Nintendo Direct, I do talk a little bit about the Project Octopath Traveler demo on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo may be shutting down their social network, but a former listener is hoping to archive all of Miiverse before it goes away. Nintendo also claims to be putting out more units of the SNES Classic as well as bringing back the NES Classic in 2018. Then we take calls about the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta, Rigs, and Fantasy Strike.

Podcast by - 9/18/2017 11:23 PM Comments (0)

I'm back from Dragon Con and I'm inspired and looking forward to the year ahead. We have a followup from a previous call about if Nintendo has any competition this holiday season, and a commenter says that Sony is a worthy challenger. At Dragon Con, I sat in on a panel by Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry, and he talked about his time at Sierra On-Line before the company was stolen from Ken Williams. I discuss that I might want to do more Twitch streaming and be more of a positive influence, but that leads into how Dean Takahashi, someone who has been covering the video game industry for 25 years and is respected by many (including myself), was drug through the mud for uploading a humorous video of him not doing too well at a difficult indie game. Then we take calls about video game soundtracks and reviews.

Podcast by - 9/11/2017 1:15 AM Comments (1)

I'm going to be at Dragon Con all week, come say hi, or just follow along on the VOG Network Discord! HTC might be looking to sell its Vive division, because it's the only part of their business worth anything right now. The developers of Darkwood, a game recently out of Early Access, put their game up on The Pirate Bay rather than give free keys to people who would just sell them on key-reselling sites. Then we take calls and chat comments about Pokken Tournament DX and what Nintendo can do to stop the angst over the SNES Classic preorders.

Podcast by - 8/29/2017 11:45 PM Comments (0)

The Total Solar Eclipse was the day after the recording of this episode, so there was several minutes of excitement. I'll be on SIX panels at Dragon Con (only five at the time of recording) so come say hi! The Xbox One X preorders went on sale, and sold out like they were classic Nintendo systems. The PlayStation Network Social Media accounts were hacked, but it doesn't necessarily mean the actual gaming network was. AltspaceVR is back! They never really shut down... A one-handed JoyCon adapter was created to allow handicapped gamers to play Zelda with only one hand. Then we take calls about GoG, if Nintendo has any competition this holiday season, Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition, an upcoming Fallout Board Game, and Dragon Con.

Podcast by - 8/25/2017 2:57 PM Comments (2)

I'm speaking on four panels at Dragon Con in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend - come say hi! Microsoft has launched the Creators Collection, an unfiltered and uncurated section of indie games reminiscent of Xbox Live Indie Games. Crowdfunding platform Fig, which allows you to invest rather than just donated, just had its first success with Kingdoms and Castles. Random tangents from chat include lightning striking your house, Artemis Bridge Simulator vs. Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Spooky Pinball releasing their first original table.

Podcast by - 8/15/2017 9:10 PM Comments (0)

I've moved! Take some advice - don't be a packrat. Sombrero Mario is missing from the cover of Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo claims that preorders for the SNES Classic will be available later this month. Rock Band Blitz is being delisted from digital stores later this month. We talk a little bit about the Ready Player One teaser from a few weeks ago. Then we take calls about monitors, the Splatoon 2 Splatfest that went right, and Sombrero Mario's reaction within Mexican culture.

Podcast by - 8/6/2017 9:49 PM Comments (1)

Sorry for missing the show last week - I was playing Real Life Splatoon at my new office/studio. Walmart put up preorders for the SNES Classic and then cancelled all of them because of a "technical glitch." I was able to get a NES Classic thanks to the Amazon Treasure Truck, though! AltspaceVR is suddenly shutting down due to lack of funding. Is it possible that a patent troll is to blame as well? Then we take calls about gaming memorabilia, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Disney XD covering eSports, and the G4 TV Network.

Podcast by - 7/31/2017 12:40 AM Comments (0)

Sorry about not getting the podcasts up - I just closed on a new house! And there might be some relevant buildouts happening in the basement... I picked up Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age anyway, and love it. The Oculus Rift's price has been permanently dropped, which either means that the cost of production has gone down or they're scared about their third place status in sales. Then we take calls about Forza, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, PlayStation VR modding, and the upcoming Tron ride at Disney World.

Podcast by - 7/24/2017 6:44 AM Comments (1)