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 ended up finishing another 10 games in 2018 but decided as my scheduling is getting busier to take some time (and pressure) off after October.

What I’m Currently Playing:

Although it was time to put a halt on finishing a game a month there are still a few games I’m enjoying playing when I get a chance.  I’m not hardcore into World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth but I’m very much enjoying playing it as I always do.  There is just something about the world and the music and the experience of playing that keeps me coming back.  Destiny 2 was recently a Playstation Plus game and after finishing the main campaign I am looking forward to continuing playing through the expansions and more of the game, its got that perfect Halo feel I’ve been missing.  Since I have a year of Xbox Game Pass and Forza Horizon 4 was a Game Pass game I am playing a bit of that these days.  I have enjoyed all the Forza games but I am enjoying this one more than I have any other for some reason, maybe it’s the seasons!  Super Mario Party finally came out for the Switch and it’s a blast of course, however we need to invest in another set of joy cons to play all together.  Finally it’s time to get back into Horizon Zero Dawn and eventually add that to the finished game list!


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