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

IN THE NEWS: The Constant Anti-Cheat Battle

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Weeding out cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone continues to be a challenge for Activision.

It can be said that Call of Duty: Warzone is currently Activision’s hottest commodity right now. While the Call of Duty brand has long been a lucrative franchise, it was the focus on the free-to-play, player versus player (PvP) battle royale that helped Call of Duty ascend to unprecedented success. At this point, Warzone has become the main force driving Activision’s current success. But then there are the cheaters. Continue Reading

WHAT I’M PLAYING: World War Z

The zombies will come and keep coming in World War Z.

Why are not more people talking about World War Z? Not the movie starring Brad Pitt, but the video game that bears the same name. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of zombie games, but I’m also not against them either as long as I’m having fun. Shooters are one of my favorite genres in general so I’m up for a zombie gun-happy game from time to time. I’ve been putting some time in with World War Z recently and the game is wildly fun. My thoughts on the game after playing the first two missions will be from the perspective of a single player with three A.I. controlled teammates. Continue Reading

Exercise Caution When Downloading Mods

Amazing mods such as the RECBZ mod for Battlefield 2 should be downloaded with caution.

Mods are absolutely terrific. I can not imagine gaming without them. Ever since I first got into computer gaming in the early 2000s, I’ve been fascinated by ways that people have been able to modify assets within video games to create totally new experiences for the player. I can honestly say that I benefit from the modding community on a weekly basis and I’m thankful for their tireless work. But if you’re going to get into the modding scene, whether as a modder or as one who plays mods, you should definitely be careful of what you download. Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS: Mobile Platform Dominating Gaming Industry

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Newly released Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! has received more than 27 million downloads since its release.

I don’t spend much time discussing mobile gaming because I don’t have enough experience with the platform to provide informed opinions on it. But I am aware of its humongous presence in the gaming industry. There are many gamers today that have never touched a gaming console, a PC, or a MAC. Yet those same gamers have a multitude of games downloaded into their phones or mobile devices that they play regularly. And, according to the statistics, they spend just as much money as console and PC gamers combined. Continue Reading

Will I Finish Fire Emblem: Three Houses This Year?

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses is outstanding, but I haven’t gotten around to completing it yet.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is one of the best games of the past few years and, for me, one of the greatest that I’ve ever played. I’ve accumulated more than 60 hours so far and I don’t even think I’ve reached the halfway point. The fact that I haven’t completed it doesn’t take anything away from the fantastic spectacle that Fire Emblem is. Nintendo is truly fortunate to have such a brand exclusive to its consoles. But recently, I started to wonder when I would actually get around to finishing the game. Could it be this year? Continue Reading