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 One and PC but I’ve also been getting back into Playstation gaming on my PS4.  I enjoy playing indie games on the PC and playing casual fun games with the kids on the XboxOne and WiiU, we also recently added the Switch to our collection.  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.

I decided in 2017 that I was going to take a long hard look at the backlog and start to finish some games!  Hence 12 games in 12 months was born. I am very happy to say that in 2017 I 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, South Park: Stick of Truth, Batman Arkham Knight, Crysis 3 and Uncharted 3!  What an amazing year!  I look forward to challenging myself again in 2018 by doing the same exact thing, there are a lot of great games still to finish!

What I’m Currently Playing:

My Warcraft account is on hold until Battle for Azeroth comes out this year or at least patch 8.0.  Right now I’m still playing Overwatch on Xbox One as well as Call of Duty WWII as my gaming group is playing them. I will also likely end up playing through the WWII campaign as I normally do.  I’m not a big fan of the COD multiplayer but I’m enjoying playing with the guys.  Still enjoying the Switch playing games like MarioKart 8, ARMS, Kirby Star Allies and Hyrule Warriors.  I am also still slowly working through Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4, OMG so good!  I am also inching through games like Witcher 3, Skyrim Ultimate Edition and even Breath of the Wild, very slowly.


June 2018 Game of the Month: Arkham Origins Blackgate

After finishing up Kirby: Star Allies last month on the Switch I decided to head back to the PC and find a game on Steam to play.  I have played and finished all of the Batman Arkham games except for Blackgate so I choose that one.  Blackgate is also a bit of a smaller game and for the busy summer months it fit right into my schedule.  I have also been reading a lot of comic lately, especially Batman comics.  This one is a bit odd with the side scrolling 3D animation and certainly a break from the traditional Arkham games and I look forward to playing through it.

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