Welcome to the Video Gaming Portal

The pull down menus at the top of the page link to a variety of gaming resources.

Hello and welcome to the site where you will find a wealth of video gaming information and resources that are just clicks away. What this website represents is my knowledge and experience I’ve gained from more than 35 years of gaming. From the old school arcades and the Atari 2600 to the PC and the Nintendo Switch I play on today, I have enjoyed gaming ever since I first experienced it in the early 1980s. This love continues to endure to this day. Continue Reading

Taking a Break for the Rest of the Year

Hey everybody. I hope that you all have had an outstanding week and I’m thankful you are taking the time to rest this post. I’ve decided to take some time away from the site and the YouTube channel for the remainder of 2021. So this will be the final post of the year. Thanks to all of you who have regularly visited throughout the year and I hope you discovered some content that you found to be enjoyable. I’ve enjoyed using this platform to dive deeper into who I am as a video gamer while also challenging myself to find different gaming topics to write about. It’s been a great deal of fun and worthwhile. Continue Reading

Top Five Things I’m Thankful for in Gaming

Being that this is Thanksgiving Week in the United States, I wanted to take some time and express my gratitude and appreciation for all that I’ve been able to enjoy in gaming throughout the year. For many people around the world, this has been a very rough year. I’m sure for some gamers, the opportunity to escape reality even for just a temporary amount of time helped to provide much-needed relief to keep pressing forward. Gaming is a form of entertainment that I’m thankful we have in 2021. So as we approach Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to use this opportunity to point out five things I’m thankful for when it comes to gaming. Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS: Halo Infinite Gets it Right

A surprise release of the Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta earlier this week was a gift from 343 Industries.

As frustrated as I was with the Battlefield 2042 trial and the game’s shortcomings, there was a silver lining earlier this week as the multiplayer portion of Halo Infinite launched early for free on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will stay free-to-play throughout its duration with in-game purchases available as well as a Battle Pass. It is the upcoming campaign that is slated for an early December release that will bear the $59.99 price tag. This is a gamble for the folks at 343 Industries with the free-to-play multiplayer model and one that I’m hoping pays off. Continue Reading

How to Best Shop for Video Games This Holiday Season

We are fast approaching the holiday season, which means that there will be plenty of sales and lots of gaming-related shopping. It took quite a while as a gamer before I learned to truly shop according to my preferences and not according to what was popular with other people or what was splashed all over television. And because I know what it is like to go through the disappointment of purchasing a game only to find out that it was nothing like what you had hoped for, I can empathize with gamers that have experienced the same. There is a certain way to go about video game shopping that will ultimately lead to satisfaction. The points that I share in this post can be beneficial with any type of shopping in general. The key is to make sure that you’re shopping in such a way that you are not only purchasing what you truly desire but also are giving yourself the best chance to be fulfilled by your purchase. So I’ve come up with some tips that you can use next time you are ready to buy. Continue Reading

Online-Only Games Should Not Be Full Price

Battlefield 2042’s online-only option has prevented me from purchasing the game.

I get it. The online component of a game is many times its biggest moneymaker. Online play brings people from all across the globe together. This type of social interaction opens the door for some major spending by gamers through microtransactions. Online gaming is a winner for gaming companies. If you look at the top companies in the industry, what they all have in common are games and products that have significant online participation. In this post, it may come across as if I’m against online gaming, but I’m not. I’m not even against online-only games. But I do not believe that an online-only game should ever cost as much as a game that can be played offline. Continue Reading