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:

I’m back on World of Warcraft now the Battle for Azeroth is out!  I’m still playing Overwatch on Xbox One as well as Call of Duty WWII as my gaming group is playing them.  We have also recently added Rainbow Six Siege but haven’t played that much yet. I am now playing through the WWII campaign as I normally do.  I’m not a big fan of the COD multiplayer but I’m enjoying playing with the guys.  Still enjoying the Switch playing games like MarioKart 8, ARMS, Kirby Star Allies and Hyrule Warriors.  I am also still slowly working through 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, very slowly.


September 2018 Game of the Month: Call of Duty WW2

Daytona24Historically I really do not like the multiplayer aspect of the Call of Duty series.  I know, I’m the only one.  However I do enjoy the story campaigns of the Call of Duty series, I know, I’m the only one.  Last month I made it through the base story of Captain Toad for the Nintendo Switch, this month, another short game.  The summer months were busy for me and early fall isn’t much different, plus Battle for Azeroth has arrived!  As I work through leveling my paladin in Battle for Azeroth I plan to use the couple days off of work this month to also finish the story of WW2.  Finishing a game a month has been a challenge lately, but I’m still holding on!

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