Hello, thanks for stopping by.
I’m assuming you’re here because you want to know a bit more about me. My name is Keith Mitchell, and I’m what you call a video game and technology journalist.
But before I was any of that, I've been a gamer and a lover of technology. Thanks to my father (R.I.P) I started my descent into the rabbit hole when I was 7 years old. I'll never forget the day he came home from work with what we used to call an IBM-PC Clone; Delta Gold Elite. That was my first, then the Atari 2600, the Atari 5200, Commodore 64, Intellivision, and eventually a Nintendo Entertainment System. Since then I've experienced nearly every form of gaming, with the exception of the Nintendo Virtual Boy and that was by choice. Other than that, you name it, I've played it or owned it; Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Panasonic 3DO, Sega CDX, Gamecube, Nintendo 64, DREAMCAST, and so forth. You get the idea.
Now at 44 years young, I'm still gaming and keeping up with the best of them. I don't play on slowing down either.
Ok, that's enough about the past.
For the past 12 years, I’ve taught myself how to cover both video games, technology, and TV/Film and entertainment via news, previews, and reviews.
I have used this to launch my own gaming and geek culture website called The Outerhaven. An independent website allows me and my team to write about topics that interest us and cover items that may get lost in the shuffle. Thanks to this, I have been fortunate enough to be invited to several gaming and technology events, including PAX East (6x), E3 (x3), CES (2x), New York Comic-Con (5x), San Diego Comic-Con (2x), IndieCade (x3). You can find coverage of these events over at The Outerhaven's website. Once COVID-19 is over, I can't wait to get back to attending and covering these sorts of events again.
In addition to this, I’ve hosted/co-hosted several podcasts, including the current running Spectator Mode Podcast; A podcast devoted to covering all things video games. I've also made guest appearances on the Item 9 Gaming Show and the Last Word On Gaming Podcast. I'd love to make an appearance on your show if you'll have me. I love a good gaming or technology conversation at any time.
I enjoy writing about video games and technology, as those fields have made me what I am today. I love playing video games, just as much as I enjoy covering them or talking about them. The same goes for technology; if I’m not building a PC, trying to figure out how to squeeze more performance out of something, running CAT6 cable throughout my house, or working on something new, I’m writing or talking about it.
I'm a sucker for technology and love getting my hands dirty, even though my wife isn't always a fan of the projects I do around the house—something about putting more holes in her drywall. I'm also a big geek if you haven't gathered that yet. I love my anime, especially mecha-based shows, Toys (Transformers for life), and all sorts of music (except country).
Most importantly, I'm a father of two high blood pressure-inducing children who I love dearly, and a husband who's been graced with an amazing woman who always has my back. I'm an Information Technology Professional of 25+ years and possess a number of IT certificates, including my VMware DataCenter 5.x, 6.x and currently working on my 7.x certification.
If you are interested in my work and style and would like to know more or speak to me regarding any opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always willing to entertain both permanent and freelancing opportunities.