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

Don’t Let The Title “3 Out of 10” Fool You

3 out of 10 is a quirky free video game series that reminds me of 90s adventure games.

I’m always on the hunt for free games. They are in abundance these days. I remain in a state of shock at how the gaming industry has transformed since I was a child. During my formative years, being a consumer was simple. You bought a game and then you played it. There were no such things as free games or the ability to download extra content within a game. So the idea that we currently live in a time where free games are abundant always blows me away. Continue Reading

Can Gamers Become Too Entitled?

The internet has been a blessing and a curse when it comes to our human existence. From one perspective, it has allowed people to connecting a way that wasn’t previously possible. But the other side can counter with the viewpoint that it has allowed the ugliness of humanity to have an even greater reach as people can hide behind avatars and usernames while displaying the vilest of behaviors. No doubt that these issues also affect the gaming community. And with the internet allowing gamers to have a bigger public voice than ever before, has that led to more entitlement? Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS: Assassin’s Creed is Going Live Service

Capture Credit: Ubisoft
The next installment of Assassin’s Creed will use a live service format like Fortnite and Destiny 2.

There is no doubt that live service games are making astronomical amounts of money. Games like Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto Online, Destiny 2, Call of Duty: Warzone, Dota 2, and Rainbow Six Siege are just a handful of the live service games that have created an enormous source of revenue for their respective developers and publishers. As gaming itself continues to delve deeper into becoming predominately online, it should be no surprise that more developers/publishers are looking to cash in on the live service boom. Ubisoft is planning to do this with the Assassin’s Creed franchise in the future. Continue Reading

Why I’m Not Into Review Scores

Agents of Mayhem has mediocre reviews and gets hardly any attention, but it is a blast to play.

I have a bone to pick with review scores. Yes, I get that it is a staple within video gaming media that is used universally to assign a numerical value to games as an evaluation of whether they are worth one’s attention or not. And the gimmick helps to get clicks on gaming websites and gaming magazine subscriptions. I understand what it is and why it is used. But what irks me is when so much emphasis is placed on a number to the point that gamers could be missing out on games that they would actually love to play. Continue Reading

This Super Smash Bros. Fan Game is Spectacular

Super Smash Bros. Crusade is one of the best fan games I’ve come across.

It’s safe to say that the Super Smash Bros. series is a great fighting game franchise. While it isn’t anywhere near my favorite fighting game franchise, there is still much to like about Nintendo’s flagship fighting series. So much so that I own Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. It’s a great environment to see characters such as Mario, Princess Peach, and Donkey Kong battle it out with other characters such Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, Ryu from Street Fighter, and Snake from Metal Gear Solid. It’s the only officially made fighting game that brings video game characters from a variety of franchises into one game. Continue Reading