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

The Game That Makes Me Glad to Own a PS5

Credit: Insomniac Games

Had it not been for receiving a PlayStation 5 as a gift for my birthday this year, I may have still been without the system even up to this point. Big thanks to my older brother for bestowing such a great present to me back in May. Since then, my PlayStation experience is now home to the PS5. The process of transferring my PS4 games and saves was very easy. It’s great to see the PS4 games load faster and look better in some cases without any upgrades. I’m extremely thrilled with the PS5. Recently, I finished the game that almost made me purchase a PS5 in the first place: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Continue Reading

Two Years and Counting: TVGA Blog Update

It has been an interesting year so far. But with much of the health issues from earlier this year behind me, I’m looking forward to getting back into the thick of things again on the blog. Yet it will be in a different way. As I was recovering, I enjoyed gaming without content creation being in the back of my mind. I have to admit that it has been nice. At the same time, I’ve missed posting here and on the TVGA YouTube Channel. So after much thought, I came to a compromise where instead of adhering to a certain schedule and number of posts I’m trying to achieve each month, I would post when I feel led to as I’m easing my way back into this. Continue Reading

What a Month for PlayStation Plus

Credit: PlayStation

This coming Tuesday will feature one of the best game offerings of the year for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2, along with Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Little Nightmares are slated to be the August giveaways for the subscription service. And what a lineup it is. All of these games are some of the best you can play on your PlayStation system. While Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and the popular Yakuza title will be available on both PlayStation 4 & 5, keep in mind that the Little Nightmares download is the PS4 version. But what an amazing time to be a PS Plus subscriber. Continue Reading

NFL 2K23 IS HERE!

Hey everyone. I know it has been a while, but the release of the new NFL 2K23 mod warranted a new post. Healthwise, I have been doing well. I still have follow-up appointments with my doctors next month as they want to ensure that I stay well after what I went through this past spring. If things go well with those appointments, then I can move on to the next thing to address: hip replacement surgery. While I’ve been away, I have been gaming like crazy, doing a lot of reading, and just taking it as easy as I can. Continue Reading

Can’t Believe June is Already Here

Credit: Sony

The summer is almost upon us. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. In my last post, I detailed some of my health issues that led to an extended hospital stay, and started me on a road to recovery. The good news is that I’m doing much better than I was earlier in the year. My doctor discontinued one of the antibiotics I was taking and my lab results are much better than they were a month ago. I’ve been focusing on really taking it easy in the meantime. That is why I have not been updating the blog regularly. I’m definitely still gaming in the meantime. The generosity of others for my recent birthday allowed me to check out some of this year’s releases to date such as LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker SagaElden RingSifuRogue Legacy 2Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and Vampire Survivors. If you have a Steam account, Vampire Survivors is worth checking out. It is an engaging survival-type game with a Castlevania-like feel with cool abilities and a solid progression system.  Vampire Survivors is also the best deal that you will find on Steam with a low price of $2.99. Continue Reading