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 July 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 and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls!
World of Warcraft Legion
World of Warcraft Legion was released on August 31, 2016 and it’s still taking up a lot of my gaming time.
With patch 7.3 sending us to Argus soon and given so much more to an already packed expansion I am trying to find time to play occasionally. I began raiding the Tomb of Sargaras but real life took me away from it, hopefully I will be able to LFR is soon. I am continuing to work on my Windwalker Monk doing odds and ends I’ve missed along the way questing and continuing to build up my Artifact Power, now that I can fly that’s made things much easier. I’m still having a blast playing my Panda Windwalker Monk this expansion, I worked on my 110 Demon Hunter all the way to getting his class mount and now I plan to level my Paladin to 110 now as well.
August Game of the Month: Epic Mickey – The Power of Illusion
With 7 games down in my 12 months 12 games goal I’m having a blast playing. I took somewhat of a break playing Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls in July because time was not on my side. Because I got through that relatively quick it freed me up to try some other games I’ve bought, check out the games on Xbox Game Pass and play a little Nintendo Switch, which I’ve had on loan from my brother in law. In August I chose to finish a 3DS game because at some point we will be going on vacation and who wants to lose a week of gaming. This way I’ll be able to take it with me. Maybe even scam the Switch for the trip as well. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion takes me back to how much fun it was to play Castle of Illusion both on the Genesis as well as the most recent remake of the game on Xbox and PC. Should be a fun and enjoyable gaming experience!