07.27.22 Previously on YouTube: “That Atari Show #1 – The Doomsday Project,” “No Filter HD #7 – Pedra! on the Atari VCS,” & “BCB #57 – Atari Jaguar – Gameplay & Overview – Part 1 of 2” (Plus Atari Newsline specials)

Previously on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel, "That Atari Show #1" premiered with "The Doomsday Project," chock full of #Atari goodness. Go check it out. Also: "No Filter HD #7" featuring "Pedra!" on the #AtariVCS, an inexpensive puzzler. In "BCB #58 - Atari Jaguar - Gameplay & Overview (Part 1)," I showcase my Atari #Jaguar collection... Continue Reading →

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07.19.22 Last week on YouTube: “BCB #56 – Board Game Bonanza! Feat. 8-Bit Bubba,” “Unbox’d #23 – Nanny’s Ceramic Kitty Cavalcade!” & “No Filter HD #5 – BPM Boy on the Atari VCS!”

Last week on my #vintagegaming #youtube channel, I posted 3 new videos. These include: "BCB #56 - Board Game Bonanza! Feat. 8-Bit Bubba," "Unbox'd #23 - Nanny's Ceramic Kitty Cavalcade!," & "No Filter HD #5 - BPM Boy on the Atari VCS!" It was a very 'extra' week that saw me unbox my Grandma Nanny's cats, play some BPM Boy, a wonderful game, and go over my board game & classic card game collections!

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07.12.22 Last week on YouTube: “BCB #55 – Video Games Monthly – Unboxing for July 2022 (feat. 8-Bit Bubba!), Unbox’d #22 – Communication & No Filter HD #4 – “Cruis’n Blast” on Nintendo Switch OLED

This past week on my #vintagegaming #youtube page, 3 videos were released. These are: "BCB #55 - Video Games Monthly - Unboxing for July 2022 (feat. 8-bit Bubba!), Unbox'd #22 - Communication (my speech impediment, more R-Zone goodness & the ARRL ham radio club) & No Filter HD #4 - Cruis'n Blast" on #Nintendo #Switch OLED. Come along for the ride! Click below, get your java & have some fun!

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07.05.22 “Atari Newsline. All Atari. All the time!” (YouTube update)

Over the Fourth of July weekend, I began a new feature for my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel, #Atari Newsline! Atari Newsline is a new weekly news feature for Atari news, Atari books and magazines, information about content creators, the new #AtariVCS, new Atari focused YouTube content, new Atari games, new Atari homebrew games, books and podcasts featuring Atari, and much, much more! I'm also changing my entire YouTube channel over into creating just content that (mostly) features Atari! Read on to find out why and watch my first introductory episode of Atari Newsline!

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07.02.22 “I’ve Been Nominated… For YouTuber of the Month?!” (YouTube Channel Update)

Yes, you heard that right! My good #YouTube friend, 'Back In The Day Gaming,' messaged me to let me know there would be a 'surprise' coming my way later that day. I was so excited to find out exactly what it was... and when I got sent the link to 'Generation Pixel's page, I was astounded to find out I had been nominated (along with a few other worthy content creators) to be YouTuber of the Month for July 2022!! I'm still in shock, to be honest 😉 Click below to VOTE, watch my Nomination Video, and much more! #YTOTM2022 (I also apologize if you've seen this already on my Twitter, I just wanted to make sure I spread the news. Thx!) #Vintagegaming #atari #retrogaming

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06.30.22 Atari Memories, Frozen Perfectly in Place. (Poetry)

To honor Atari's amazing 50th Anniversary this week, I decided to write a new poem. This one's inspired by #Atari and a lifetime of fun, amusement & great times. These were all produced by Atari's amazing home gaming consoles, 8-bit computer lines & arcade games which are dotted throughout our lives and memories. This poem was written on 6/30/22, in honor of Atari's wonderful, glorious 50 years of entertainment this week. Thanks, Atari! And here's to the next 50!

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06.29.22 This week on YouTube: BCB #52 – 8 Bit Summer! (Great NES Games for the Summer) w/ 8-Bit Bubba, BCB #53 – Atari’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! & Unbox’d #21 – A Fistful of Monty Python & Other Amazing British Comedies!

This week on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel, I posted 3 new videos, including: "BCB #52 - 8 Bit Summer! (Great NES Games) feat. 8-bit Bubba," "BCB #53 - Atari's 50th Anniversary Celebration!," & "Unbox'd #21 - A Fistful of Monty Python & Other British Comedies." Click the gifs below to access, and comment, like & subscribe. I appreciate your support!

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06.26.22 Last week on YouTube: BCB #51 – atGames Legends Pinball (18 month review), Unbox’d #20 – Squashed Shadow of the Beast & RTFM #5 – Clone Wars (Intellivsion w/ ‘Astrosmash’ & ‘Space Armada’)

Last week on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel, I published 3 new videos. These include: BCB #51 ' "atGames Legends Pinball (18 month review),' 'Unbox'd #20 - Squashed Shadow of the Beast,' & RTFM #5 - Clone Wars (Intellivision w/ 'Astrosmash' & 'Space Armada.' See below for thumbnails & click through to like, comment & subscribe. Click below for more...

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06.16.22 This week on YouTube: Unbox’d #19 – 1,000 Songs in Your Pocket! , No Filter HD #3 – Donut Dodo on Atari VCS & BCB Storytime #10 – Frost(ing) & Death.

This week, I released 3 new videos on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel! These are: UNBOX'D #19 - 1,000 Songs in your Pocket! (An Ode to the Apple iPod), No Filter HD #3 - Donut Dodo on the Atari VCS & BCB Storytime #10 - Frost(ing) & Death. Click below and take a look! Subscribe, Like & Comment! As always, I appreciate your support! xx

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06.10.22 This weekend on YouTube: BCB #50 – Fifty Episodes of 8-Bit Love! & Unbox’d #18 – Open Sesame! (What I won on Ferg’s #Atari 2600 Podcast!)

This weekend, I posted two new videos to my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel. Both are pretty exciting, imho! In BCB #50, I celebrate 50 episodes in the 9 months I've had my channel, and I've had some wonderful times. I detail some of those and discuss future updates, as well as show some clips & read some 'mail.' Last, but not least, in UNBOX'D #18 - "Open Sesame!," I open what I won from Ferg's Atari 2600 Game by Game podcast, and it's pretty awesome! Tune in, subscribe, comment, like & as always, I appreciate your time & I hope you enjoy my passion for 8-64 bit gaming. Love ya! -BB

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06.09.22 Last week on YouTube: BCB #48 – Ballistik’s Coffeecade – Home Arcade Tour, No Filter HD #2 – Atari VCS: ‘Recharged’ Revisited & BCB #49 – Video Games Monthly – Unboxing for June 2022

Last week, I published 3 new videos on my #vintagegaming #YouTube page. These include: BCB #48 - Ballistik's Coffeecade - Home Arcade Tour, No Filter HD #2 - Atari VCS: 'Recharged' Revisited & BCB #49 - Video Games Monthly - Unboxing for June 2022. Screenshots are included below. Feel free to click, visit, like, comment & subscribe. As always, I appreciate the support.

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06.03.22 This week on YouTube: Unbox’d #17 – Atari 800XL & ST Unboxing Extravaganza, No Filter HD #1 – Nintendo Switch OLED w/ Zelda: Skyward Sword HD & BCB Storytime #9 – Useless, TX

The past week on #YouTube, I published 3 new videos to my #vintagegaming page, as of 6/2/22. This includes: Unbox'd #17 - Atari 800XL & ST Unboxing Extravaganza, No Filter HD #1 - Nintendo Switch OLED w/ Zelda: Skyward Sword HD & BCB Storytime #9 - Useless, TX. Click below to visit each video and like, subscribe & comment if you like my content. No Filter HD is a brand-new series where I kick up the production quality a notch & show you some amazing gameplay. Enjoy!

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05.30.22 There Will Be No Revolution Tonight. (Poetry)

Another week, another school shooting massacre. We've all become "used to it," and we never truly should. This poem came to me while walking my dogs on Memorial Day, 2022, in the aftermath of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 elementary school students were massacred by an 18-year-old, as well as 2 adults, while 19 cops stood nearby and did nothing for over an hour. Feel angry? You should. And you should make your voice count at the polls this year. Here's how I also deal with mine. Read on...

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05.27.22 This week on YouTube: BCB #47 – The Future of Gaming (with my nephew Damian), No Filter #34 – Nintendo Switch OLED w/ Namco Museum: Arcade Pac & Unbox’d #16 – Homecoming

The past week, I've uploaded 3 new videos on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel. BCB #47 - The Future of Gaming (with my nephew Damian), No Filter #34 - Nintendo Switch OLED w/ Namco Museum: Arcade Pac & Unbox'd #16 - Homecoming! See screenshots below... watch, like & subscribe! Thank you

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05.26.22 Last week on YouTube: No Filter #33 – Atari 800XL Random Floppy Showcase!, Unbox’d #15 – Bleepity Bleep! (Bloopers, Failed Skits & More) & BCB #46 – Free Play Retro Arcade Crawl

Last week on YouTube, I published 3 new videos to my #vintagegaming #youtube page... "No Filter #33 - Atari 800XL Random Floppy Showcase," "Unbox'd #15 - Bleepity Bleep! (Bloopers, Failed Skits & More) & "BCB #46 - Free Play Retro Arcade Crawl! Check out the screenshots below and click through to watch. Please like, subscribe & comment if you enjoy my content. Thank you!

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05.14.22 BCB #45 – Video Games Monthly – Unboxing for May 2022 (Birthday Edition!), RTFM #4 – Zork I by Infocom, No Filter SE #4 – ‘Gravitar: Recharged’ & Unbox’d #14 – Amiga Power Stik Gaming Sesh!

Over the past week, I've published 4 new videos to my #vintagegaming #youtube channel! In RTFM #4, I read the manuals & show some gameplay for Zork I by Infocom, I feature the Amiga Power Stik on a gaming sesh of Donkey Kong in Unbox'd #14, in No Filter SE #4, I showcase "Gravitar:Recharged" on launch day on the Atari VCS and, finally, I unbox some #videogamesmonthly magic on this month's box in BCB #45. Check it out! And please subscribe, like & comment if you enjoy my content. Thanks!

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05.13.22 BCB #44 – Atari Touch Tablet, RTFM #3 – Run to the Sun! 2 Vectrex Classics & Unbox’d #13 – Swatch Watches!

Hey gang! Just got back from vacationing... catching up here once again. Within the past 2 weeks, I've published a few more videos to my YouTube page... From the #Atari Touch Tablet to a look at 2 great #Vectrex classics & Unbox'd #13, where I show off part of my #Swatch #Watch collection - it's all chock full of #vintage #8bit & #retro goodness. Click below to explore, subscribe, like & more!

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05.01.22 “BCB #43-Coffee & A Chat w/ Adam (“Bally Alley”)”, “No Filter #32-Atari 7800 Showcase 2” & “Unbox’d #12-Mavis Beacon Strikes Back!,” now up on my YouTube page!

This past week, I've published 3 new videos to my #vintagegaming & #atari #YouTube page! For starters, in BCB #43, I continue on with my 'Console Review & Interview' in part 2, where I interview my local gaming buddy Adam T, who is also the mastermind behind the 'Bally Alley' webpage & Astrocast! In No Filter #32, I feature some more great Atari 7800 games & on Unbox'd #12 - Mavis Beacon Strikes Back!, I explain why I love typing programs so much & open up some great boxes of #gaming heaven.

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04.28.22 Reach the Beach. (Journal)

Hey guys! Long time no hear. Just returned back home from our annual 'family trip' to see my big Sis Nick and her fam out in SoCal near L.A. It was such an amazing time! Not only did my baby sis Kris get us a super swank nice 'honeymoon suite' room right off the beach (which was fabulous, old-world beach condo), but we took our Mama to Catalina Island for her 69th birthday on April 22nd.

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04.25.22 Unbox’d #10 Promo, No Filter #30 – Atari 7800 Showcase, Unbox’d #10 – Falling into the R-Zone & BCB #41 – Atari’s ‘Joyboard’ now up on my YouTube page!

I'm baaaack! Sorry about the wait. I was on a family vacation last week and a little social media break before that. Since then, I've published a few things to my #vintagegaming #YouTube page... Here's part 1! In UNBOX'D #10, I 'fall into the R-Zone' and unbox some other goodies! I also published my final... Continue Reading →

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04.23.22 Under the Waves (Poetry)

On April 21, I visited my big Sis in Socal along with my TX family. We met up and took Mom (for her 69th birthday) to Catalina Island on the Catalina Flyer ship. The waves got pretty brutal going over on Friday, 4/22, and it made me re-evaluate my life & my new choices, and how I can now stand in my own power. This poem was written in 'real time' on 4/23/22 @ 9:49 AM PST

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04.09.22 “No Filter #29 – Atari Jaguar Showcase,” “Unbox’d #9 – I Crashed Your Monster Party!,” BCB #40 – Video Games Monthly – Unboxing for April 2022 – 100th Subscriber Special!” & “No Filter SE #3 – Kombinera” now up on my YouTube page…

This past week, I uploaded 4 new videos to my #vintagegaming #youtube page! In No Filter #29, I showcase the Atari Jaguar, at last, with 3 games that I love to play, including Club Drive, Raiden & Iron Soldier. In Unbox'd #9 - "I Crashed your Monster Party!," I come across a unique & original NES game. In BCB #40 - "Video Games Monthly - Unboxing for April 2022 - 100th Subscriber Special!," I unbox the latest goodness from VGM & celebrate a channel milestone. And, finally, in No Filter SE #3 - "Kombinera - Launch Day Exclusive & First Look!" I look at Atari's newest IP in over 7 years, a unique puzzler that I adore.

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04.03.22 National Pac-Man Day Special – “RTFM #2 – Pac-Man Take the Wheel!” (3 games that define a generation)

Today, on National #PacMan Day, I posted RTFM* (*Read the Freaking Manual) #2 - "Pac-Man Take the Wheel!," where I play 3 classic #Atari2600 games that defined my generation. These games include: Pac-Man, Enduro & Q-Bert, timeless classics! I read the manuals, share some memories, oogle over box art & show some gameplay. Come take a trip down memory lane & relive these classics along with me.

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04.02.22 “RFTM #2 Promo: Pac-Man Take the Wheel! (National Pac-Man Day Special),” “BCB #39 – atGames Legends Ultimate Arcade” & “Promo for Unbox’d #9 – I Crashed Your Monster Party!” now up on my YouTube page…

Busy week! Check out my recent uploads to my #vintagegaming #youtube page, including a promo for #pacman takes the wheel, a special episode of RTFM for #nationalpacmanday on 4/3/22! Also, Unbox'd #9 Promo & BCB #39 - atGames Legends Ultimate Arcade.

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03.27.22 “RTFM #1 – Kangaroo Court (Super Breakout & Kangaroo for Atari 5200),” “BCB #38 – My Nintendo 3DS & DS Game Library,” “No Filter SE #2 – Tempest 4000 (VCS Launch Day Exclusive” & “Unbox’d Episode 8 Promo” now up on my YouTube page!

This past week, 4 new uploads have appeared on my #YouTube #vintagegaming page! RTFM #1 - Kangaroo Court, BCB #38 - My #Nintendo 3DS & DS Game Library, No Filter SE #2 - Atari VCS w/ Tempest 4000 (launch day exclusive) & Unbox'd Episode 8 Promo. Come check it out!

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03.21.22 “BCB #37 – Mini-LCD Handheld Game Party 2022!,” “RFTM Episode 1 Promo,” “No Filter #28 – “Fast Food 64” & “Unbox’d Episode 8 Promo” now up on YouTube!

The past week, I've published 4 uploads on my #vintagegaming #youtube channel... In "BCB #37," I go over my mini-LCD handheld collection & rock out to Simon tunes. In "RFTM Episode 1 Promo," I show a glimpse of a new series about reading the freaking manual. In "No Filter #27, I play "Fast Food 64" on the Atari Jaguar & in "Unbox'd Episode 8 Promo," I show off "An Odyssey of Riches!" which will air this coming Wednesday at 11 am cst! Join me.

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03.16.22 “Unbox’d #7 – ‘The Doctor is IN!’ – My Dr. Who Collection” & “No Filter #26 – Atari 2600 Showcase 3,” now up on YouTube!

Two new episodes have been posted to my #vintagegaming #YouTube page! In "Unbox'd #7 - 'The Doctor is IN!' - My #DrWho Collection," and "No Filter #26 - #Atari 2600 Showcase 3!" Click below to check 'em out, and subscribe, like & comment! Thank you, and stay tuned next week for a brand-new series I'll be airing from time to time on Wednesdays, #RTFM, all about #retrogaming box art, manuals & a bit of gameplay.

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03.13.22 “BCB #36 – The Atari Generation” & “Unbox’d Episode 7 Promo for ‘The Doctor is IN!’ – My Dr. Who Collection” now up on YouTube!

Since my last update, I've published two new videos to my #vintagegaming & #unboxing #YouTube page! First up is BCB #36 - "The Atari Generation," where I take a look at one of my favorite new podcasts, 'Into the Vertical Blank,' & I take a look at how my generation was affected by the video game crash of 1983 & 'growing up Atari.' In "Unbox'd Episode 7 Promo for 'The Doctor is IN! - My #DrWho Collection," I take you on a trip of my cool Who collection. Come take a look! #doctorwho #atari

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03.10.22 “Unbox’d #6 – Q-Tipping The Dreadnaught Factor,” “Unbox’d #6 Promo,” & “No Filter #25 – Atari 5200 w/ 4 Totally Rad Games!,” now up on my YouTube page!

Earlier this week, I published 3 new vidoes on my #vintagegaming #youtube channel! In "Unbox'd #6 - Q-Tipping The Dreadnaught Factor," I find a boxed copy of one of my favorite #Atari 5200 games, and it needs a good cleaning. In "No Filter #25 - Atari 5200," I showcase 4 rad games. Come check out which ones I chose to play! Finally, I published a promo for Unbox'd #6 just for fun. Enjoy! And please subscribe.

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02.12.22 “Unbox’d #3 – My Dad’s Cool Antique Lighter Collection (or what’s left of it),” “No Filter #21 – Nintendo Wii U w/ Donkey Kong Country,” & “BCB #31 – ‘Evercade VS’ Review,” now up on my YouTube page!

This past week, 3 new videos have been published to my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel. UNBOX'D #3 - "My Dad's Cool Antique Lighter Collection (or what's left of it), NO FILTER #21 - Donkey Kong Country on the Wii U, & BCB #31, I give my 1 month review of the "Evercade VS," and it's a must see & a must buy for retro gamers! Click below to read more...

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01.28.22 “BCB #28 – Bishop Cidercade Tour,” “No Filter #19 – Vectrex Showcase – 5 Great Games!,” & “UNBOX’D – Episode 2 Promo” now up on YouTube!

This week, there have been three new uploads on my #vintagegaming #YouTube page! Including "BCB #28 - Bishop Cidercade Tour - Arcade & Bar - Dallas," in which a holiday visit back home results in a fantastic trip to my favorite 'barcade!' Check it out. Earlier this week, I also published "NO FILTER #19 - Vectrex Showcase - 5 Great Games!," as well as a short promo video for "UNBOX'D #2 - A Plushie & an Intellivision Walk into a Bar!"

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01.26.22 “UNBOX’D,” a new series about unboxing vintage games, collectibles, antiques & toys, debuts today on my YouTube page!

Yep. You heard that right. Due to me having issues with my voice, I decided to put "BCB Storytime" on hiatus and instead, I am bringing you another new series, but this one's all about unboxings. What exactly am I unboxing, you ask? Well, vintage games, collectibles, toys, antiques, and mail calls, as well as random items that made me smile. #vintagegaming #youtube

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01.20.22 This week – Two “No Filter” episodes posted on my YouTube page, featuring the Atari 2600 & Mattel Intellivision

Earlier this week, I published two episodes of "no filter' on my #youtube page. In episode #17 on Monday, I brought you the #Atari2600 Showcase Vol. 1, featuring 8 great games for the system. Come check out which ones... I also posted episode #18 on Wednesday, which features the Mattel #Intellivision Showcase Vol. 1, featuring 4 great games. You know the drill....

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01.16.22 Gamers need Colonoscopies, too. (Journal/PSA)

Yes, you read that right. "Gamers need colonoscopies, too!" And as my dad used to often say: "I'm serious as a heart attack!" Well, I had my first colonoscopy two days ago on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:45 am. And I'm so glad I did! Read on to find out why this is so important!

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01.13.22 Jabberwocky Blues (Poetry)

A new #poem for you... about being 46, single and feeling a little blue. As one does. "Jabberwocky blues" was written on January 13, 2022 in my poetry book for Jan-Mar 2022, 'New Season.' -BB

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