When Xbox Live launched in 2002 my video game persona became Daytona24. Since then I’m mostly known as Daytona when playing online with friends. It’s a persona I use for most of my gaming related social media.
I’ve been gaming since the beginning. Although I never owned an Atari I was there before Nintendo became a household name gaming on my Colecovision. Colecovision was the “better” version of the Atari of course and that attitude would continue when I purchased the Sega Master System which was the “better” console over the NES. The NES would of course become the biggest console ever but that choice cemented me as both a Sega and Nintendo fan as the years went on.
Now that I am older I still game, these days I’m gaming mostly on Xbox and PC but I’ve also been getting back into Playstation gaming on my PS4 and PS3. I enjoy playing indie games on the PC and playing casual fun games with the kids on the XboxOne and WiiU, perhaps even the Switch later this year. I still long for the days of classic gaming and although I still own all my classic games it’s been the emulator world that allows me to play those classic games on the computer and my home arcade machine.
What I’m Currently Playing:
I decided this year I am going to take a long hard look at the backlog and start to finish some games! Time will tell if I’m able to complete my goal but you can read up on my plans for 12 games in 12 months if you’d like. Thus far January through September has been a success as I have finished Gears of War 4, Yoshi’s Wolly World, Uncharted, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Uncharted 2, Far Cry 3, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, Epic Mickey Power of Illusion and South Park: Stick of Truth!
World of Warcraft Legion
World of Warcraft Legion was released on August 31, 2016 and I finally went on a break. As of August 1st I decided to put my account on hold and focus on other things for awhile. I’m certain I will return. There is a lot going on in the game. At this point I’m hoping to return in November to play a bit more, just in time for the hype of BlizzCon to get me going again!
October Game of the Month: Batman Arkham Knight
With 9 games down in my 12 months 12 games goal I’m having a blast playing. I’ve been playing a few other games in between including Titanfall 2 and Doom for Xbox One and have recently got back into playing the Master Chief Collection online with some friends. I just picked up Cuphead after waiting forever for it to be released, it’s tough as nails but quite a bit of fun. I spent October playing through South Park: Stick of Truth. I haven’t watched South Park in ages but I enjoyed the game so much, it was so bad in all the right ways. Now with October here I’ll be playing through Arkham Knight, the last of the Batman games to play through. I just read that there may be a new Batman game on the horizon and it’s also time to get excited for Justice League, here’s to a fun month!