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The Bobby Blackwolf Show

Game Awards To Be Shorter, Callisto Protocol's Interesting Rules

The Bobby Blackwolf Show - December 4, 2022

This is the last live show until December 25th, so we will be off the air for the next two weeks. Enjoy December! I WILL be a host at Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online in January, but I don't yet know what I'm hosting. I give some tips on how to get your donation read on air whether I'm hosting or not. The Game Awards will be significantly shorter this year, with less game premieres than past years. This is due to audience feedback. Callisto Protocol has a very interesting Rules of Conduct for a single player offline game, but I feel like it's just an oversight based on the main game that is published by that company. Then we talk to Rob about Fuser being delisted and why the current corporate "metaverse" is not grabbing people's attention, and what Fortnite is actually doing right in that area.

 
 
The Bobby Blackwolf Show

Feds Likely To Block MS/ATVI Deal, Entertaining Statements to Regulators

The Bobby Blackwolf Show - November 27, 2022

Sorry this episode is a little late. There was a show recorded on December 4th that will be on the feed on December 7th. Then, we will be back with live shows on December 25th. We start the show by discussing the criteria for Game Awards nomination, based on a caller we had the previous week. The Federal Government is "likely" to block the Microsoft and Activision merger, but nothing is guaranteed. Some amusing anecdotes have been revealed in statements to European regulators by Sony and Microsoft. First up, Sony is worried that Microsoft will behave like Sony and start raising prices of games and consoles. Then, Microsoft claims that they suck compared to Sony and Nintendo. Then we talk about Rhythm Quest, an indie game releasing in 2023 that has a demo out now on Steam.

 
 
The Bobby Blackwolf Show

DreamHack Atlanta Recap, SEGA Genesis Mini 2 Impressions

The Bobby Blackwolf Show - November 20, 2022

We start off talking about social media - how the landscape will and won't change, as well as a quick primer on how Mastodon actually works, if you choose to go there. I went to DreamHack Atlanta - an "esports convention" (really, a LAN party but very geared towards competitive gaming) and spoke on a panel about Safety and Security in Online Spaces. I got the SEGA Genesis Mini 2 and played a bunch of the old and new games that are on the system. We spent so much time on those topics, that I didn't actually cover any of the news, but we did take a call about eligibility criteria for The Game Awards.

 
 
The Bobby Blackwolf Show

PSVR2 Release Date and Price, Final Fantasy XVI's European Claim

The Bobby Blackwolf Show - November 6, 2022

I will not be on the air next weekend, but I am tentatively scheduled to moderate a panel at Dreamhack Atlanta on November 19th and I have been once again selected as a host for Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online in January! The PlayStation VR 2 is releasing for $549.99 on February 22, 2023, and preorders will begin on November 15th. Apple is preparing their AR/VR push by hiring two of the three cofounders of mixed reality development studio Playdeo. Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida has stated that the cast of the game will not be diverse because, apparently, there were no diverse people in medieval Europe. Then we talk to Rob about pinball (yes, there's a reason) as well as his thoughts on Yoshi-P's statements.

 
 
The Bobby Blackwolf Show

Physical Discs Now Download Links, Major Esports Event in Atlanta

The Bobby Blackwolf Show - October 30, 2022

We start off the show by remembering Rieko Kodama, one of the creative leads on the Phantasy Star series, as well as working on Skies of Arcadia. There was a major Esports event in Atlanta - League of Legends Worlds 2022 Semifinals - but you wouldn't have known it looking around town. Atlanta showed up, though, so maybe more events can happen in the Southeastern US. Physical copies of games are now just empty discs - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has just an installer that downloads the 150GB game over the internet. Another game developer wishes they had done the same. Then we talk to Rob about physical games and also taking a break from everything for a weekend.

 
 

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