Boom Stick Brigade

All about gaming, mostly about Halo 3

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February 1, 2008 Posted by | about us, Boom Stick Brigade | Leave a comment

Blog Banter: I love you Intellivision!

Blog Banter is a group of bloggers passionate about video games. We enjoy getting together once a month to write about the same subject. You will be amazed at the different viewpoints so many people can have on the same exact topic. If you are interested in participating, contact bs angel for more information. Enjoy our stories!

gamertag belpers

You remember your first kiss? Not the peck on the cheek you got in kindergarten from the crush who was happy you were the fastest speller at your turn on the chalkboard… the other one… the first really wet one. Yes! That one! So do I… and thank you Lilly Uhler, one of the hottest most sexy human beings to walk this earth… I’ll never forget you as long as I live. You hold that special place in my heart right next to Intellivision!

What?! Yep, remember Intellivision? If I think back to my most memorable gaming experience, nothing stands out more than my life with Intellivision! I think I got my first system when I was 8 years old, and I thought my dad brought some new space age technology home to me. I fell in love!


While some of my friends were getting their Atari systems and bragging about their pac man, asteroids, centipede, blah blah blah… I was the sole gamer playing my state-of-the-art graphics system Intellivision! And that’s where many of my boy-to-manhood lessons happened. My love for sports, my lust for sci-fi, my affair with space, my thrill for speed and drifting, my skills with a poker face, and my raw passion for challenges in the pixelated realms of my boob tube. Mmmmmm this was surely the purpose of life. I get a rush thinking about it! For what seemed like an eternity I dazzled my grade-school friends with my disc & numeric pad wielding Intellivision gamer skills.


Eventually came real sports, girls, college, marriage, kids, jobs, mortgages, etc… and like so many memories from the past, my Intellivision was left behind to collect dust. And like my game systems, my time for and love of video gaming was gone, but not forgotten.

Then one day… many years later, out of nowhere, like the soft wet lips of one beautiful Lilly Uhler so many years before, I met Goldeneye on the N64… coincidently, it was even today’s very own boffman22 and his group of high school buddies that introduced me to and kept me up late so many nights in the back room at Blockbuster Video store where we’d play quad split screen matches for hours on end on a 19″ tv… and i thought that was heaven!


Today, I roll solo (that’s right… no split screens allowed!) with my 42 inches of hd lcd spartan 117… my modern day heaven! And you know what I wonder..? How friggin’ cool is it going to be when I look back and laugh at the old school way we’re playing today!

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game on bish!

BSB belpers

Other Blog Banter Articles :
Boffman22’s Memorable Gaming Moments (Boom Stick Brigade)
Just how much fun LAN can be! (Cat’s Blog)
Memoirs of a Young Gamer (Gaming with Baby)
Memorable Gaming Moments (Hawty McBloggy)
To Memory Lane and Back (Play Your Station)
Hit the Reset Button (Thoughts and Rants)
Memorable Gaming Moments (Zath Games Tech)
Becoming an Ace and Dealing With Minsc (Delayed Responsibility)
Old School, Middle School, New School (

December 1, 2007 Posted by | Blog Banter | 6 Comments


gamertag belpers

Welcome from the Boom Stick Brigade! You’ve found the official site for the Halo 3 clan, the Boom Stick Brigade.

This is it! This is where it all starts… this is the beginning documentation of the rants and raves of gamertag’s belpers and boffman22. Yep… a virtual look inside our dorky, twisted, Halo 3 absorbed minds. It’s also a home base for gamers who play with a sense of fun, honor, integrity, blah, blah, and blah. So, we hope you find something worth your entertainment here, visit often, and maybe even meet other fun people you’ll enjoy gaming with too.

Before we start with our first blog we thought we’d give you a little background on how all this came about… belpers and boffman22 were born in ’72 & ’81 respectively… now fast forward to a month ago when I stumbled across the blog of WordPress user bs angel, on her blog. This is where I found a lot of cool info about Halo 3, as well as a link to the clan TTL Gunslingers. After a little research I made a request to join their clan, but the ranks were full and I still found myself clanless, however a few gamer friends richer. What vibed with me about this group of gamers was these weren’t just any gamers… definitely not the typical mindless punks who seem to play with the goal of irritating other players, proving they only use 1% of their brain, or showing how ignorant humans can be… no these gamers were nothing like that. These guys played for fun, played with integrity, and played with respect to everyone having a great experience win or lose. I appreciate them for their code of ethics and style of gameplay. They did however recognize me as an ally to their clan, and that’s when it hit me. Why should I be an ally representing myself… why not an entirely new clan with similar values. I mean hey, I’m an entrepreneur, and my best gaming buddy is also my business partner, so it was only natural, it only made the most sense, that we start our own clan.

So I called my best gaming buddy, boffman22, and we decided we’d start our own clan of like-minded gamers. What about a name? That’s a big deal you know! Well boffman22 is a big fan of the gravity hammer, which we always refer to as the boom stick cuz of that cool BOOOOOM! sound it makes every time you swing it. Well, that seemed to hit us right over the head <see what I did there with the pun> and a clan name was born.

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So thanks to Anne Haynes, BS Angel, TTL Gunslingers, WordPress, and belpers’ & boffman22’s wives for helping us have the courage to do something like this. Note: Anne Haynes really started this all by directing us to WordPress in the first place for our business… so thanks Anne, and a big shout out to you Big Guy Little Guy Promotions!

And most of all, thanks to you for stopping by and checking out our community!

Game on, bish!

BSB belpers

November 30, 2007 Posted by | Boom Stick Brigade | , , , , | Leave a comment