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

A Post of Gratitude

Being able to play amazing games like Street Fighter II over the years has been a privilege I don’t take for granted.

Recently, I’ve come to realize that, as gamers, we can spend so much time critiquing and criticizing games, systems, and products within the gaming industry that we lose sight of the things that we do like about it. I do believe that we all have a right to our opinions and perspectives, but I feel that we can forget all of the work, time, money, and sacrifices that are made for us to enjoy the products that we do. Everything that occurs in the gaming industry is the result of work that people have put their life forces into. And as a result, I want to use this platform as my way of saying, “Thank you.” Continue Reading

Open World Experiences Are What You Make of It

Depending on what you’re looking for, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be a game you find exciting or boring.

Open world video games can be difficult to review. The reason being that one of the key characteristics of the genre is giving the player the “keys to the car” so to speak to explore and engage in countless activities within vast game worlds. That means there isn’t a streamlined experience from player to player. Gamers who play open world games all seem to be expecting something different based on their personal preferences. So how do you really rate an open world game? Continue Reading

WHAT I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion is upon us and I’m having a great time with it so far.

It’s been a few weeks now since Watch Dogs Legion has been released and having the chance to get some time in on the game on PC, I feel comfortable enough to share some impressions about how my experiences with the game so far. Watch Dogs Legion was one of the two games that I was looking forward to this fall. The other game was LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but that game has been delayed to at least Spring 2021. So, has Watch Dogs Legion delivered on being a game that people should play? Continue Reading

Wait a Minute…This is not my Destiny

Planets that were once full of content such as Titan, Io, and Mercury are gone after the latest Destiny 2 update.

Last year, I decided to try out Destiny 2 for the first time. I had dabbled a bit in the original Destiny on the Xbox One years ago, but quickly lost interest in the live service looter shooter. My conclusion was that those types of games were not for me. Yet when I played the free version of Destiny 2 with an open mind and took time to explore what the shooter had to offer, I became enthralled with the game. So much so that in January of this year, I purchased the Upgrade Edition on Steam that included the Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansions. Fifty dollars well spent…or so I thought. Continue Reading