Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

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Livin’ a quarter mile at a time…

Good Saturday, my darlings, and welcome to Whatcha Been Playing. You find The Industry’s Chris Moyse at the end of a pretty exhausting week, packed out with behind-the-scenes dealings at Destructoid, mired in three games for review, and suffering from a severe lack of sleep. Reasons unknown. In addition, we just had The Geoff Awards 2022, and we’re prepping Destructoid’s own GOTY antics.

It’s been a pretty hectic and tiresome seven days for me, and, in its own way, I’m sure it has for you. But all that matters is that, right now, it’s Saturday morning, and we’ve gotten together for this weekly sewing circle of the great and good of gaming. I hope we can enjoy some great chatter, some shared experiences, and plenty of smiles this week, and I hope that your weekend is a very happy one.

Too soon, Junior…

As noted above, I’m currently bashing through three completely different video games right now, all with the aim of rolling out some thoughts within the coming fortnight. First on the agenda is EA’s rad racer Need for Speed Unbound, a fine return to form for fans of the Fast, the Furious, and the poorly written dialogue. Next up is Dimps’ cult fighter The Rumble Fish 2, which has made its grand return following two decades of hiding deep in the realm of emulation. Last, but by no means least, are the pint-sized pugilists of River City Girls 2, once again taking names and breaking brains in WayForward’s delayed brawler-adventure.

You’ll be hearing much more from me about all three of these titles soon, so keep ’em peeled.

I don’t have friends, I got family…

And so, before I get myself back behind the wheel and back among the Fellow Kids, why don’t hit the ol’ gas pedal down into the comments section and fill us all in on Whatcha Been Playing? We’re now in December, and GOTY season is a-flowin’. So if there are any games that you wanna cram but 2022 shuffles out of the door, now is the time to do so. But whether you’ve been hitting some of the year’s finest, some of last year’s finest, or 1988’s finest, (Splatterhouse?), let your fellow community members hear the good word on your current gaming obsessions. Thanks a ton for showing out.

Have a wonderful weekend, from all of us at Destructoid.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse