In Case You Missed It! ...On the first volume of #AtariNewsline Dev Spotlight, I peel back the layers on #JeffMinter, founder of #Llamasoft & developer of many groundbreaking #games throughout #videogame history. From #Deflex to #Tempest2K to #MooseLife & beyond! I also discuss the freshly announced #AkkaArrh reimagining due out soon. Jeff Minter has been an influencial force in #videogames for over 40 years! Come along with me as I discover this amazing game developer & his awesome creations. #AtariVCS
In Case You Missed It! ...It's official! I woke up today to this amazing news! As reported earlier, #CavernsofMars Recharged WILL BE the new #Atari #Recharged game! Coming on March 9 to the #AtariVCS & all major platforms! I share the #trailer with you and discuss over my morning coffee. Also: #MeganMcDuffee's 2nd #Atari #Soundtrack is up for preorder today on #BandCamp! Links below!
In Case You Missed It! This episode, I begin my 3 part interview with Kazdan with KRAZ Productions on #YouTube (you won't wanna miss this!) I also take a look at a fantastic #book, "Electronic Plastic," discuss some updates in #Atari Newsline, feature Podan/"I Love" from YouTube in Creator Space & feature an amazing episode from #KRAZ Productions regarding the #AtariVCS. I also share some of the latest info on the #MyArcade & Atari devices. Join us!
In case you missed it! ...I don't have #Atari 50 on my VCS (I own it for the #Switch) but I've wanted to do this episode for awhile. Here are my top 10 (er, 13) #AtariVCS games. Everything from #YarsRecharged to #AtariMania' are here, including #BPMBoy, #Aery, #Kombinera, #MissileCommandRecharged & #SirLovelot! Plus many more. Which are your favorites? I also throw in the odd trailer or two. Grab your pajamas and lets play some #VCS!
In case you missed it... ! On this episode of #NoFilter, welcome to Season 3! Today, I'm playing a few classic #8bit #Atari games on my 130XE home #computer! These are: E.T. Phone Home, #Defender, #DigDug & #Gyruss. And get this! Original sofware on original hardware! Which one will I like best? #gaming #vintagegaming #retrogaming #atari8bitcomputer #games #ballistikcoffeeboy #youtube
The picture of me on this new Journal entry is from 2015, way before Covid, way before I suffered some family & personal losses, way before I sat in lock down for literally two years... but I'm still here! And I'm continuing to grow & nurture my soul. In 2023, I hope to grow & achieve even more! (Journal entry attached) -BB
This week on #ThatAtariShow, Carl Forhan joins us! He's the head of Songbird Productions, who sell some wonderful #homebrews & previously unreleased games for the #Jaguar & #Lynx! We talk homebrews, walk down memory lane & ask him some #Atari-centric questions! Also: a new Creator Space featuring #GoGameGo & #KRAZ Productions., Podcast Blast! featuring Ferg's 2600 Podcast & Atari ST Show, Newsline with some tidbits on the #MyArcade & Atari partnership products & more!
In the past week, three new episodes have been uploaded to my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel, #BallistikCoffeeBoy! In Unbox'd #31, 8-Bit Bubba is here to co-host, and he's got a VGM replacement, the 8-Bit Bubba Box! We also talk about our first #Dreamcast & #Famicom #games! In BCB 89, I take a look at the Big Buck World home arcade cab by #Arcade1Up! Finally, in the promo for BCB #91, I'm taking a look at my Atari Force #comics, as well as go on a few #Simon Optix Challenges! Episodes below are listed in order of air date. Thanks !
From January 7-10, three new episodes were posted to #BCB. On #ThatAtariShow #24, I interview #Atari blogger & content creator, Dad is a Joke. I also take a look at the latest news and also on Atari Newsline: #CavernsofMars... Recharged? Finally, on episode 88 of BCB, I discuss some schedule changes, #VideoGamesMonthly coming to an end & what's new in Season 3! Episodes posted below in order of appearance.
In case you missed it! ...On this update, there have been some video & images leaked from #CES 2023 that show the packaging for the #MyArcade & #Atari #MicroPlayer, #GamestationPlus & #PocketPlayer! These have been retweeted & shown on #YouTube here & there tonight. Come take a look & let me know what you think!... Continue Reading →
During the days leading up to #CES 2023, #Atari & #MyArcade have been 'teasing' #retrogaming fans with pictures & media regarding new 'devices' or 'consoles' they've been working on together. There are at least 2 or 3 products the companies have been collaboring on, which I have duly reported on within my #YouTube show, #Atari Newsline Newsflash & #ThatAtariShow. I posted FOUR videos/news pieces thus far on Newline about these devices, with the big announcement coming Thursday, January 5, 2023 at CES around 10:30 am PST...
In Case You Missed It! ...On this new years' episode of That Atari Show, Bally Alley and I discuss a handful of Atari books, newsletters & such that we hope you find useful! Plus: a review of "Club Drive" for the Atari Jaguar! I play the game & discuss the manual & other information, plus some Atari news! Has Atari addressed the downloading issues with 'Atari 50'? What's all this about the collab between My Arcade & Atari? Stay tuned here to Atari Newsline Newsflash and Happy New Year! Subscribe, Like & Comment if you enjoy this content...
As 2022 draws to a close, I reflect back upon the ways in which I have closed yet another chapter of my life with writing about the past and have moved on. I hope everyone had a happy, healthy & joyous holiday with those you love the most, while opening your heart to new friends & giving back to your communities. Here's to an amazing new year! Here's to the future! There's a big new road ahead of us all. -BB #poetry #writing
In case you missed it! On this end-of-the-year #ThatAtariShow #holiday special, Megan McDuffee joins me for a very cool convo & look into her wonderful #music that has captivated us #Atari fans with it's recent 'Recharged' series. "Your music is half of the joy for me when I play a 'Recharged' game," I said. Amazing interviews. Don't miss it! Also: #Podcast Blast! looks at 'Into The Vertical Blank," some news & more... #gaming #digitaleclipse #Atari50 #atarirecharged
In case you missed it! I continue on my #Atari50 journey with BCB 83 & 85! It's my complete #Talkthrough & #gameplay for Atari 50 by #DigitalEclipse! On BCB 34, I feature 'Birth of the Console' Part 2 & 'Highs & Lows' Part 1, and continue on with Highs & Lows, Part 2 for BCB 85. Check it all out below...
In case you missed it! It's the "No Filter HD" #Holiday Special! This time, I play 3 games on the #AtariVCS purchased during the 2022 Holiday game sale! These include: #Guntech2, #SirLovelot & #HeroesofLoot on the #Atari #VCS! Each #game is so different, but I found them so enjoyable. Here, I play the game without interruptions, then speak before and after the game on my initial first impressions. Which game do you think I'll like most? Tune in to find out! #HappyHolidays!
On this extra extra extra special BCB-sized holiday special, 8-Bit Bubba co-hosts a unique look at chinese knockoff consoles & handhelds by #MyArcade. You know the ones... the ones about $20 with #games that aren't really REAL games. Ok, mostly. This includes the #DataEast Gamer Pro V, a faulty Gamer V Portable, Go Gamer Retro (16-Bit), the new Go Gamer Classic, SNES Retro Wireless Controllers, the Data East Gamestation Wireless (what a piece of junk) & one truly unique thing... the My Arcade #RetroChamp. Which will climb to the top? Also, 8-Bit Bubba reads us his first ever Mailbag spot! Check it out here on BCB #84. And have a happy happy #holiday!
In Case You Missed It! This episode, Tim Lapetino, author of "Art of Atari" joins us! We discuss the amazing artistry behind some of Atari's greatest hits! Are you a fan of 'atari art'? Then you'll love this interview! Also: I feature 'Mean Santa' by Tim Duarte in this episode's "Homebrewz" segment & some cool #Atari news on Newsline! Watch, behold the amazing Atari art & subscribe, like & comment if you enjoy this content!
In case you missed it!... on this episode of BCB, I continue on with my '#Atari50: The Anniversary Celebration' complete talkthrough & gameplay! This is part 6, featuring 'Birth of the Console,' part 2 & 'Highs & Lows,' Part 1! This time, we take a look at the #Atari2600, #Atari7800 & #Atari5200, and discuss the growing pains #Atari endured going from one console to the next, thus, beginning the idea of generations of consoles. There were some troubles, to be sure, but some great #games were produced, such as "Star Raiders" and "Super Breakout" on the 5200. What lies ahead? You'll have to tune in to find out!
In case you missed it! "On this awesome episode of #ThatAtariShow, the legendary #YouTube man himself, #JohnHancock, is here to discuss all things #Atari, collecting, being a content creator with an amazing huge following, what his favorite #Atari #games & systems are... and more! Also: I'm trying out my new blue #Atarispekaerhat as my mic this episode! Let me know what you think 😉 I also delve into #podcastblast! & some #newsline. Join us!"
In case you missed it! On this surprise episode of #BCB, I show you more of the #AtariFlashback Gold, 50th Anniversary Edition HD! This time, I play more classics, including two prototypes (#Saboteur & #Tempest for the 2600), a homebrew from 2005 (#Asteroids Deluxe), and favorites from my childhood, including #Activision's #Enduro, H.E.R.O., Spider Fighter, #KeystoneCapers and #Frostbite! I play 13 games in this second look at the amazing new Flashback from atGames! The #Atari Flashback Gold 50th Anniversary Edition HD! is available from Microless.com for $100 plus shipping. (This version not yet available in the U.S., but you can order it online from Europe.) The original part 1 of this unboxing & deep dive aired last week and is located here: https://studio.youtube.com/video/roGL... BCB
On this jam-packed episode of #ThatAtariShow, Andrew from #YorkiesTV on #YouTube joins us! We dicuss everything from making witty YouTube content, the #AtariVCS, favorite #games, where we draw inspiration from & much more! Also: the new #AtariFlashback Gold 50th Anniversary Edition HD is out! I play "Sequest" on this amazing little marvel. It's a must buy! Plus: In the tradition of this episode's 'quirky' theme, I review "Platter-Mania!," a somewhat sub-par party game for the Atari #8bitcomputer line. Join us! #Atari #Gaming #VintageGaming #Retrogaming #Atari50
"The Dripping Down" was written on November 30, 2022, from 8:30 p.m. to 8:38 p.m. This poem is from my personal poetry book for Oct-Dec 2022, "The Darkest Mile." This is how i used to write. Just sit down, time myself, and go to town. No editing. Anyhow, here's the latest ramblings from a very busy boy...
In case you missed it! On this episode of "That Atari Show," #BallyAlley joins me as we embark upon a mini deep dive of the infamous #Atari5200. It's a system that is misunderstood, as large as a small fiat, but that has some amazing #software titles. We discuss our favorite games (including some not so favorites) and our memories of the system as young kids in the 80's. I also discuss some cool #Atari-centric #podcasts that have updates! #gamimg #vintagegaming #ThatAtariShow #BallistikCoffeeBoy
Since last week, I've published two #Atari #Newsline Newsflashes about Atari #BlackFriday & #CyberWeek #Sales & #Specials. Cyber week runs November 28-end of the week. Click below to find out more details! #Speakerhats are now 70% off at $39.99 & #Atari50 #tshirts are down to just $15.00! Also: #AtariVCS bundles & deals! #vintagegaming #retrogaming #gaming
On this episode, I discuss #Atari50 by #DigitalEclipse in all it's glory! I discuss the latest news, delve into a game review for #Turmoil for the #Atari2600 & 800 #8bit Computer line), show you some amazing #YouTube content #creators I adore, and one specifically who covers #Atari, share two cool 8 bit #programming #books & much, much more! Click the link/pic below to view!
This epsiode, I begin a massive undertaking... I'm going to be playing #Atari50: The Anniversary Celebration' by #DigitalEclipse, released on 11/11/22. I'll begin with Chapter 1 in the 'documentary'-focused collection, #Arcade Origins, and work my way through the entire #game, playing all 103 #games and reading all the ephemera, snippets & showing you all the photos & tidbits in this amazing collection. Enjoy!
On November 9th, I sat down with my good #YouTube buddy Total Level (aka Joey) and we talked about being content creators, #Atari50 & #Atari in general, why we created our channels, the importance of #gaming #buddies, #TheLegendofZelda franchise and our memories of the #games, #mentalhealth and much more! It was a highly enjoyable interview and I was honored to be on his show. Total Level features RPG's, vintage gaming on a variety of systems, "Positive Pete" reviews & more! Click before for details...
Shortly after I moved here to Albuquerque to 'start over' after a string of long term failed relationships (and a dead end career) in Dallas, TX, where I lived on and off for 35 years, I settled in to a room in a local church that was $300 per month, all bills paid... (Read more) #poetry #writing #moving #life #travel #movingon #introspection #friendship #nm
On this episode of UNBOX'D, before the series goes on a month break, I #unbox some of the last things I've saved for you all, including bits of #Switch, #Evercade, #Gameboy and #Intellivision. And... #Lucy. 😉 What's in the next box? Tune in to find out! (Click the video below) #gaming #vintagegaming #retrogaming #unboxings #ballistikcoffeeboy #youtube
"Pull the Plow" was written on August 20, 1999, at the moment I decided to get 'clean.' I've been clean now for 23 years and 3 months. #writing #poetry #journal #gettingclean #clean #addiction
When Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration was anounced by Atari on June 29, 2022, I was doubtful that the game would be anything substantial. This isn't because I felt Digital Eclipse could not deliver, but, rather, I didn't know Digital Eclipse's reputation for pumping out some amazing games...
On launch day, I did an 'exclusive first look' of #Atari50: The Anniversary Celebration," by #DigitalEclipse. It's touted as one of the most complete collections to date of #Atari ephemera, #videogames & the history of the company, all in one single package. I played my #NintendoSwitch 'Steelbook' special edition copy for the first time and gave my immediate input and comments on NO FILTER HD, my series where I play games on launch day & give feedback. Click for more!
On today's THAT ATARI SHOW, I interview Stephen Frost, head of production at Digital Eclipse, the team behind the upcoming 'Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration,' which is out this Friday on 11/11. Join me as we discuss some lesser known details, the amazing memories of Sonic the Hedgehog & his years with Sega, the attention... Continue Reading →
Since we last left off with "UNBOX'D," I've published 4 new episodes to my #YouTube #VintageGaming & Retro #Unboxing channel! From a super mega huge hour and a half Summer finale episode featuring Rayman for the Atari Jaguar, to Summer unboxings I'd saved, to $13 NES Rom tiny handhelds from overaseas, to the Atari 2600 Lego Set! Lots of goodness to unbox for sure! See below for details, and remember... every box was made to be opened 😉 Enjoy! BB
Over the past few days, I published 3 cool videos about #AtariMania from #Atari & #Illogika, which is now available on the #AtariVCS! (I published a handful of others leading up to the launch, which I'll also post below.) Some users have also mentioned that they are having glitches when trrying to buy the game,... Continue Reading →
Sorry for the delay in posts. There's just not enough time in the day, so I'm not posting as frequently, but I'm still posting! Read on...
"The Monster Ran Afowl" appears in my poetry book for October 2022, 'The Wasted Angsty Monster Diaries, Volume One.' It's about Halloween, and grizzly, terrible relationships from long ago. Enjoy the #poem!-BB
In the past two months, five new episodes of "That Atari Show" have been posted on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel! Episodes 5-9 feature the #AtariLynx, #Atari7800, #AtariVCS, *AtariPortfolio & an interview with the Brutally Honest Gamer, host of the "Atari Weekly Podcast." Check them all out below, and subscribe, like & comment!
Earlier this week, I posted a 'Launch Day Exclusive & First Look' for #YarsRecharged on the #AtariVCS! It's an amazing shooter with slight nods to the original 1982 underground #Atari favorite! Watch my first game & comment, like & subscribe if you also love this game as much as I do!
In the past month, I've uploaded 4 episodes of "No Filter HD" on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel! These are: #Atari7800 Classics on the #AtariVCS, PLUS #Imagic, #Spectravision & #Activision Classics on the #Atari2600. Details below! No Filter HD is on hiatus until late Fall. Check out the latest 4 episodes now & catch up before the series returns in October! Subscribe, Like & Comment!
Recently on my #YouTube #vintagegaming #Atari channel, I aired 3 new episodes of "That Atari Show," detailed below. I'm catching up after not posting to my site for awhile, just been busy with grad school & work. Click below & enjoy! In the past 3 weeks, I've uploaded 3 new "That Atari Show" episodes on... Continue Reading →
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 →
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!