The Bobby Blackwolf ShowAuthor: Bobby Blackwolf Studios
27 Sep 2020

The Bobby Blackwolf Show

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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.

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    726 - 09/20/20 Bobby Blackwolf Show - Twitch Mid-Roll Ads, PS5 and RTX 3080 Preorder Fiascoes

    We first read some viewer comments from previous episodes about Microsoft Flight Simulator and Apple's game streaming policy for iOS. We launched a new initiative at VOG - VOG Roundtables - where we bring on a panel of content creators to discuss a single news event in gaming. Twitch tested mid-roll ads to be played randomly during live streams, muting the audio and shutting people out of exciting moments. The test concluded after three days, and we have some suggestions on middle ground that could be done. The PlayStation 5 Reveal event was this week, and preorders went live immediately, and left many people not getting one. The next morning, Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 3080 video card went on sale, and sold out before you could buy it, thanks to bots buying all the stock and putting them up on eBay for thousands of dollars. Nvidia says they will make more available soon. Xbox Series X and S preorders will go live on Tuesday morning. The bots are ready to snag all of those as well. Then we talk to OLR about preorders and about the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds finally ending their production run.

  • Posted on 22 Sep 2020

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    725 - 09/13/20 Bobby Blackwolf Show - Xbox Series S/X Announced, Atari Historian Passes Away

    Atari Historian Curt Vendel passed away unexpectedly last week - he was the first phone interview I ever did on my podcast way back on Episodes 12 and 13 in 2005 to talk about the Atari Flashback 2, which did not emulate an Atari 2600 but was an actual Atari 2600 on one chip. There is a GoFundMe for his family. Dragon Con Went Virtual and it was great! There are a lot of panels on the Digital Media Track YouTube channel that feature myself and Rob Roberts. I was on the British Invaders podcast about the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Infocom game. I was on the Almost Daily Discourse podcast talking about random topics. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will be virtual like SGDQ was, and volunteer applications open on September 24th. MAGFest cancelled its January convention without Force Majeure, and held a telethon on Twitch to raise $100k to pay all the penalties. Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X and S early due to a leak, and also announced that EA Play was coming to Game Pass. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is coming back, and this time it will be on PC so preservation will be easier once the license expires again. Apple is now allowing game streaming services to operate on iOS - as long as each individual game has its own app on the App Store. NVIDIA announced its intentions to buy CPU maker ARM. Then we talk to OLR about conventions and what we're doing with Twitch Channel Points at VOG.

  • Posted on 15 Sep 2020

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    724 - 08/30/20 Bobby Blackwolf Show - The MADE Closing, Apple Closes Epic's Developer Account

    Dragon Con Goes Virtual this coming weekend, and I am on three panels for the Digital Media Track! Check them out on the DCDigitalMedia Twitch channel. There was an addition to the stack of NES consoles on my desk - a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament of the original NES. There are also other Nintendo themed ornaments for 2020! The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, California has had to close down and move their collection into storage. They hope to return in two years. Apple has made good on their promise and turned off Epic Games' developer accounts on Friday, but a judge ruled they had to keep the account related to Unreal Engine active. I talk a little bit about Flight Simulator 2020 and what it was like to fly into an extremely calm hurricane. Then we talk to OLR about The MADE and the upcoming Dragon Con.

  • Posted on 03 Sep 2020

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    723 - 08/23/20 Bobby Blackwolf Show - #SGDQ2020 Hosting Recap, Millionaires vs. Billionaires Fight Continues

    I was a host at Summer Games Done Quick 2020! I hosted the amazing Devil May Cry 4 run by Mekarazium. I give some insights from behind the curtain on how the virtual event was done and my hopes to do it again in 2021. I will be a part of Dragon Con Goes Virtual over Labor Day weekend, being on three panels with the Digital Media Track as well as possibly in a segment on DragonConTV. Facebook has stated that a Facebook account will be required for Oculus headsets starting in October, unless you already have an Oculus account, in which it will work until 2023. Millionaires and Billionaires (some say Trillionaires) are still fighting, as Epic and Apple are still having their spat over revenues. Apple entered some emails into the lawsuit as evidence that shows what negotiations did (or didn't) take place. Then we talk to OLR about SGDQ and Microsoft getting involved with the Epic/Apple lawsuit.

  • Posted on 29 Aug 2020

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    722 - 08/16/20 Bobby Blackwolf Show - Fortnite vs. App Stores, COD vs. Your Hard Drive

    Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online had just started when this episode was recorded, and I hosted the Devil May Cry 4 run! More information on the next episode! There was a 66GB patch for the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone due to the file structure of the game on Xbox consoles. Other platforms only had about 1GB. Epic started its legal feud with Apple by adding their own payment options to Fortnite, which caused Apple to remove it from the app store. Epic decided to also take on Google at the same time because the Google Play store also takes a 30% cut of all purchases. Then we talk to OLR about Fortnite and SGDQ.

  • Posted on 23 Aug 2020

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