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 was a success as I have finished Gears of War 4!
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 still looming in the future my guild is currently raiding The Nighthold and 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 . I’m still having a blast playing my Panda Windwalker Monk this expansion and hope in the future to at least level up my Paladin main to 110. One thing I am realizing is that Legion is not really the most alt friendly expansion.
February Game of the Month: Yoshi’s Wolly World
February’s game is Yoshi’s Wolly World. What an amazing game. I ended up purchasing this game basically by impulse when I got the amiibo itch recently. I just couldn’t pass up owning a knit version of Yoshi as an amiibo and the game was only $35 so I figured it would be a great co-op game to play with my son and daughter. I did play it a little with them but I admit I’ve been picking it up at least once a night to play a level or two. It’s got a great “casual” mode that just makes it fun for me to experience and enjoy and it has a very relaxing tone in that way. The variety of level types and fun new experiences as you progress through the levels keeps the game fun and fresh throughout.