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...
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
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
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.
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!
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...
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
The past week, I've posted 3 new videos to my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel, #BallistikCoffeeBoy 😉 No Filter #31 - #Easter special! #Atari2600 games, BCB #42 - #C64Mini #Unboxing w/ Adam (from #BallyAlley) & Unbox'd #11 - The Blazer Invasion! Click below for more details! xx
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 →
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
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.
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.
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.
Come check out this week's uploads! "Unbox'd #8 - An Odyssey of Riches!," "No Filter #28 - #AtariVCS #Recharged Showcase!" & "BCB Storytime #8 - The Change." #Vintagegaming and much more! Stop on by...
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
The remainder of this past week, I posted UNBOX'D #5 - "Owl City" & "BCB #35 - Video Games Monthly - Unboxing for March 2022" on my #vintagegaming #youtube page! Read on for more details!
In the last week, 4 new uploads appeared on my #vintagegaming #youtube channel! I go over the Magnavox #Odyssey2, unbox some retro gaming goodness & play some Atari #XEGS games. Come take a look!
Sorry, I just had to 😉 Happy 2/22/22! (Nothing special about today, just make it a great one.) Hope ya'll are doing well. -BB
Two new episodes uploaded to my #vintagegaming #youtube page! No Filter #23 - Atari VCS (2020) w/ 3 Great games, features #asteroidsrecharged as well as some others. Also, a promo for UNBOX'D - "Pumped Up Qix" was released for episode 4. Come check it out !
This week, I've released 4 new episodes to my #vintagegaming #youtube page, #BallistikCoffeeBoy! BCB Storytime #7 - Trashing Tracy, No Filter #22 - Atari XEGS, BCB #32 - PSA #2 & BCB #33 - What I've Learned, Part II. Come check em out today!
Late last week, I released "No Filter Special Edition #1. What's so special about it, you ask? Well, I played Atari's "Breakout:Recharged" on launch day on 02.10.14 on the new Atari VCS. Check it out here!
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...
This past week, 3 new episodes were published on Ballistik Coffee Boy on #YouTube... my #vintagegaming channel! "Unboxd #2," "No Filter #20" & "BCB #29 - Video Games Monthly - I Won a Wii U Party Pack!" Come read all about it! 🙂
So, what have I been up to lately? Quite a bit, and not quite. Read on... 🙂 #journal #life #singlelife #gaming
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!"
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
In BCB #27, I delve into the new 2020 Atari VCS gaming system! I go over pros & cons, what lies ahead, final thoughts & even share some sample gameplay and go over the menus within the system. #atari #atarivcs #vintagegaming #retrogaming #gaming #videogames #youtube
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....
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!
This past week, I've uploaded 3 new videos to my #vintagegaming #youtube page, including BCB Storytime #6, No Filter #16 - Atari Karts & BCB #26 - #VideoGamesMonthly - Unboxing for Jan 2022. Read below for more details...!
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
One of the things I love most about Winter are the dark, gray afternoons that tend to go on forever. I've been cherishing them this year especially. This poem, aptly titled, "Dark Endless Gray Winter Afternoons," appeared in my poetry book for Jan-Mar 2022, 'New Season.' Snuggle up with your java & enjoy! -BB "Dark... Continue Reading →
Sorry, I was off by an episode in my listings of my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel because of the extra bonus holiday episode I aired previously. Catching you up to date, here is BCB #25 - 'New Season! + Bit Lounge Tour & a Shoutout' which was published yesterday on Friday. In this kickoff to Season... Continue Reading →
This past week, I've released three new episodes to my #vintagegaming #youtube channel! "BCB #24" was a #newyearseve special released where I talk about my favorite 5 or 6 vintage gaming consoles & purchases of 2021. In "No Filter #15," I play 'Yoshi's Woolly World' on the Wii U. It's an underrated classic in my... Continue Reading →
Wishing you all a fantastic New Year and I hope you and your loved ones enjoy health and happiness! I'm taking a little break from here until Friday, but I wanted to send everyone wishes! I've been spending the weekend watching Twilight Zone marathons (as I do each year), cooking, playing some Atari, Wii U... Continue Reading →
This past week, I've released three new episodes on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel! They are: "BCB #24 - Holiday Storytime! (Bonus Dec 25th Episode!)" which is a break from gaming to discuss two holiday stories from my youth, "No Filter #14 - Evercade w/ Psycho Pinball," where I play this Codemasters Vol. 1 title on... Continue Reading →
Remember when 2021 held such promise? After an extremely bleak 2020 filled with deaths of loved ones and mass confusion the world over, 2021 seemed like a shining diamond on the parched horizons. Did 2021 live up to my expectations? No. Nothing does. With the global pandemic still burning, it's been yet another rough year... Continue Reading →
It's that time of the year again. Since 2004, I've written this poem annually to do a check on the state of affairs of myself during the holiday season. Here's this year's version. It's "Wintertide XVII" from my poetry book for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' Have a wonderful holiday! -BB... Continue Reading →