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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01.07.22 “BCB #24 – Best of 2021 – NYE Special,” “No Filter #15 – Nintendo Wii U w/ Yoshi’s Woolly World,” & “BCB Storytime #5 – Sweet Pea Ch. 5” now up on YouTube!

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 →

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01.01.22 Happy New Year!

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 →

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12.31.21 “BCB #23 – Holiday Storytime!,” “No Filter #14 – Evercade w/ Psycho Pinball,” & “BCB Storytime #4 – Sweet Pea Ch. 4 – The Glorious Blurry TV Years” now up on YouTube!

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 →

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12.30.21 The Blinking Twilights (Poetry, 2020)

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 →

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12.29.21 Wintertide XVII (Poetry)

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 →

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12.27.21 “BCB 22 – Xmas Game Bonanza!,” “No Filter #13 – Atari Jaguar w/ Trevor McFur” & “BCB Storytime #3 – Sweet Pea Ch. 3 – The Birds & The Memaw Beas” now up on YouTube!

The past week on my YouTube #vintagegaming channel has seen the release of many new episodes, including "BCB #22 - Xmas Game Bonanza! Christmas Themed Games" for the holidays, "No Filter #13 - Atari Jaguar w/ Trevor McFur In The Crescent Galaxy," where I play a much-beleaguered Atari Jaguar launch title & "BCB Storytime #3... Continue Reading →

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12.25.21 My Christmas Wish

My Christmas Wish this year is for the world to continually strive to be a better place. My wish is for people to get along, regardless of their political or religious beliefs (or otherwise). My wish is for everything to stop being so political, life's too short. My wish is for everyone to get their... Continue Reading →

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12.20.21 Reach for Fire (Poetry, 2015)

Is falling in love again worth the risk? Is putting your heart on the line worth it when you're in your 40's and have seen and lived every trick in the book? Sometimes, it's like rolling dice, or reaching for fire. This poem was written six years ago on Dec 21, 2015 and was contained in my poetry book, 'Look for the Silver Linings.' Enjoy! -BB

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12.18.21 The Edge of December (Journal)

So here we are! On the edge of December... on the verge of yet another new year. Can you believe it? In this month's journal, I talk about the fast pace of life I've become accustomed to lately. Enjoy!

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