The Bobby Blackwolf Show Episode 726: September 20, 2020


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.

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