12.01.22 “The Dripping Down” (Poetry, 2022)

"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...

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11.30.22 That Atari Show #18: “Bally Alley, Ballistik & Atari 5200) (YouTube)

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

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11.28.22 Atari Black Friday & Cyber Week Sales 2022 (Atari Newsline Roundup)

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

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11.21.22 “That Atari Show” #17: “Atari 50 Deep Dive! Plus: Favorite Content Creators, “Turmoil” game review, podcasts, news & more!”

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!

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11.18.22 ‘Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration’ Complete Talkthrough & Gameplay! Chapter 1 Begins…

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!

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11.17.22 Interview with Total Level: “Talking Games w/ Friends ft. Ballistik Coffee Boy” (YouTube)

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...

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11.16.22 “Manzano” (Poetry, 2012)

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

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11.11.22 No Filter HD: Special Edition! “Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration” (Launch Day Exclusive & First Look!)

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!

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11.07.22 ‘Atari 50 Eve Party!,’ with Stephen Frost w/ Digital Eclipse; ‘Atari Mania’ review & Twitter polls. (YouTube update)

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 →

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10.23.22 [YouTube Update] Unbox’d Round Up! Episodes #24-27: “The Last Stand,” “Filling in the Blanks,” “Why Did The Chicken Boi Cross The Road?” & “Lego My Eggo, Atari 2600 Style”

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

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10.09.22 The Monster Ran Afowl. (Poetry)

"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

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09.19.22 That Atari Show, Episodes 5-9: Atari Lynx, Atari 7800 (w/ Bally Alley), Atari VCS: A Fresh Look, Atari Portfolio & Brutally Honest Gamer (‘BHG Media Group’ from YouTube!)

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!

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08.22.22 Catching Up on YouTube: “No Filter HD” Episodes 8-11: 3 Atari 7800 Classics on the VCS, Imagic, Spectravision & Activision Classics on the Atari 2600!

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!

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08.14.22 Catching Up on YouTube: “That Atari Show” Episodes 2-4: “That Imagic Moment,” “The Bally Alley Invasion” & “Atari 8-Bit Home Computers!”

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 →

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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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