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: Resident Evil Village Has Arrived

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The highly anticipated Resident Evil Village launched earlier this week.

Right off the bat, I must admit that I’ve never had a significant interest in the Resident Evil series. It’s not because I never tried out the games or didn’t see any of the films. It just hasn’t been a brand that has drawn me in. Yet, I am quick to give the series its props as it has captivated its audience since its debut in the 1990s. In video gaming, “survival horror” and Resident Evil seem to go hand-in-hand like frosting on a cake. The latest iteration, Resident Evil Village was released just a few days ago and it has the potential to be the series’ most popular entry ever. Continue Reading

My Thoughts on Cheating in Gaming

The cheat code you entered on the Contra main menu screen granted you 30 lives.

Cheating is not always wrong when it comes to video games. Indeed it is an ongoing problem when it comes to online multiplayer competition, but video game history will show you that there is a clear distinction between cheating that is endorsed in gaming and cheating that is prohibited. As a result, it is important as a gamer to know the difference. Continue Reading

I Got a Cool Achievement in CrossCode

Before April 15th, I had never had a combo last more than 20 minutes.

Today’s post will be a shorter one but the topic is kind of a humorous one. On April 15th, I filed my taxes online. Going into it, I thought that I was going to have it all done within 30 minutes and then move on with the rest of my day. Yes, the deadline had been extended into May, but I’m just used to the April 15th deadline so I filed that evening. The whole process took more than two hours and after I was done, I was mentally exhausted and done for the day. Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS: The True Gem of the Golden Week Sale

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Steam’s Golden Week Sale has some fantastic deals on normally more expensive games.

The Golden Week Sale is here and if you are a PC, PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox gamer, there are some nice deals currently available. An occasion to celebrate the games made in Japan during a week that contains four different Japanese holidays, Golden Week is one of the few times during the year that you can score a great deal on games that would typically be more expensive. While publishers such as Bandai Namco, Capcom, SEGA, and Nihon Falcom would normally have individual sales throughout the year, it isn’t often that you see sales from all of these gaming publishers at the same time. So depending on which platform you game on, you might want to check it out. Continue Reading

Sticking Up for My Fellow Gamers

Video gaming can be excellent exercise for your brain and also enhance skills in different areas.

There are many instances that I come across where gamers and video games in general get a bad rap. Much of it can be attributed to stereotypes, misconceptions, and ignorance about what video games are about and the interactive entertainment that they provide. I use the word “interactive” because gaming isn’t a form of entertainment where the consumer passively sits and watches something. It is a highly engaging and participatory activity that has a lot more going on than many people think. Psychologists have been studying the effects of gaming for years and through their research have brought forward the notion that there is a wide range of benefits to gaming. It’s just that some people only wish to focus on negative and extreme cases involving gaming and are quick to jump to highly unfavorable conclusions. Continue Reading