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 March has been a success as I have finished Gears of War 4, Yoshi’s Wolly World and Uncharted!
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. There is just so much to do in the game. From raiding with my guild to grinding old raids and content for mounts like Invincible from Icecrown Citadel and world quests and alts the game just offers more thank possible to do.
With patch 7.2 now giving us the Broken Isles to explore and quest in I have taken a break from raiding The Nighthold. 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 and I have now started working again on my 110 Demon Hunter and plan to level my Paladin to 110 now as well.
May Game of the Month: Uncharted 2 – Among Thieves
So my original game for May was going to be Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for the WiiU. While it is an absolutely beautiful game and while the first Donkey Kong Country SNES game remains one of my favorite games of all time, the absolute brutal difficulty of the WiiU game has pushed me past the relaxation time I spend playing video games. So for the sake of not wanting to smash my WiiU into many many pieces I’ve decided to keep with the adventure gaming theme I’ve been playing the last two months and continue the Uncharted story with Uncharted 2. I am looking forward to playing through another fun adventure with a cool story and now that I’m finally playing through these games I am really thankful that I never watched the YouTube videos that pieced them together as movies!