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:
World of Warcraft Legion was released on August 31, 2016 and I’ve been playing it on and off since. I finally finished up the campaign more or less and I am currently on World of Warcraft break. Waiting patiently till Battle for Azeroth comes out this year. I’m back into Overwatch, this time on Xbox One as my gaming group all picked it up over the holidays. I will most likely be playing Call of Duty WWII as my gaming group also picked that up, so I will likely be playing through another COD campaign as I normally do. I’m not a big fan of the COD multiplayer but I’m sure I’ll enjoy playing with the guys. I mentioned we just got a Switch so I am playing Mario Odyssey and checking out a few other games like Splatoon 2, MarioKart 8, ARMS, Kirby Star Allies and Snipper Clips. The game I am slowly working through and absolutely loving is 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, slowly.
April 2018 Game of the Month: Titanfall 2
Back to the Xbox One this month with Titanfall 2. The original Titanfall was an interesting game for me. It was one of the first online only no single player campaign games. I also got Titanfall for free, but it was a disc version, so I returned it for credit and bought the digital version. I didn’t play the original that much so I was hesitant to pick up Titanfall 2. Yet this game got really great reviews so I ended up picking it up on sale at some point. As I began playing it this month I realized why it got such great reviews. Titanfall 2 is a lot of fun, the in and out of the mech game play and the communication with your mech is great. I love the action in this game as well and look forward to playing through it this month. I may not play it online much once again but hey at least this time there is more to the game than just online.