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 October has been a success as I have 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 and Batman Arkham Knight!
World of Warcraft Legion
World of Warcraft Legion was released on August 31, 2016 and I finally went on a break and returned. November rolled around and Blizzcon came and went and my interest in both Warcraft and all Blizzard games once again went through the roof! I even got my feet back into Overwatch during the weekend and ended up with one of my best runs which was capped off by the game below. Overwatch is great fun and I look forward to getting back into Hearthstone for the new expansion and checking out the new changes for Heroes of the Storm and that game Starcraft is something I’ve been constantly looking to get into.
December Game of the Month: Uncharted 3 – Drake’s Deception
With 11 games down in my 12 months 12 games goal I’m ready to finish year one. Although I’ve been playing a few other games in between including Titanfall 2 and Doom for Xbox One and have recently got back into playing the Halo Reach of all things online with some friends I’m ready to play one more game this year. After cheating a bit finishing up Crysis 3 I am really excited for the final game this year.
For December I’, finishing up the original PlayStation 3 trilogy for Uncharted. The first two games in the trilogy have become two of my favorite games played not just over the past year but ever! There are also still some other games I’m playing as well. As I mentioned last month I’m back into Warcraft, but also games like Slime Rancher, Fortnite, Stardew Valley, Planet Coaster and The Escapists are a few games I’d like to try out for awhile. I’m excited about finishing up this year and I’m already planning next year!