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’m a Blizzard guy, I love all there games, even the ones I’m terrible at.  I’m back into Overwatch, this time on Xbox One as my gaming group all picked it up over the holidays. I look forward to getting back into Hearthstone for the new expansion but have yet dove back in.  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 some of Mario Odyssey and checking out a few other games like Splatoon 2, MarioKart 8 and Snipper Clips.  Right now there is a lot of games I want to get back into, but first and foremost is the game of the month, I’ll kick off the 2018 challenge with Doom.


January 2018 Game of the Month: Doom

I have such fond memories of Doom.  Doom was the first game I ever got for my very first PC.  The original Shareware version of Doom to be exact.  Since that time I have actually played through Doom and Doom 2.  I played but never finished Doom 3: BFG Edition though it does reside on my Steam game list.  I picked up the new Bethesda “Reboot” of Doom last year and to get things rolling in 2018 I am going to pick up where I left off and guns blazing blast through to the end of this one.  I have enjoyed playing it thus far, the fast paced action is very reminiscent of the classic Doom games after Doom 3’s horror themed game play.  You can’t go wrong with Doom!

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