Happy New Year!
Oh my god it’s 2023 and it’s time for Whatcha Been Playing! I’d like to wish all of you a very, very happy new year, and I hope that this fresh turn on the merry-go-round of life opens up a world of excitement, happiness, and possibility for you all. Even if it actually ends up being a little more low-key than usual, then I still want you to receive all of the simple pleasures and small joys that you deserve.
It must be said that we’ve all really been up against it in the early years of the new decade, with a lot of challenges that, frankly, nobody saw coming. But I think you’ve handled it marvelously. You’ve figured it out and made it work — as you always have — And I’m hoping that 2023 responds kindly by offering you good health, good opportunity, and good company.
And, seeing as you are here with us this fine morning, you already have the latter nailed.
I’m a tad under the weather in brain and body this week. As such, I haven’t been up to a whole lot of gaming. I have been jamming my way through the 1990s joy of Breakers Collection, and you can expect a full review of that particular title to kick off the coming week. I also dived back into Skullgirls for the first time in a year, eagerly awaiting the coming of the deadly Black Dahlia!
Oh, and I also sat and stared at a basketful of games on PSN… Do I really need those games? Haven’t I got enough games? Equally, have I even got enough time for them? I mean, there’s work to do, AGDQ to watch, movies to catch up on, and an already extensive backlog of missed gems…
Ack. New Year, Same Old Problems!
Let’s Get Started!
And with that, I’m already letting all y’all run free into this first weekend of 2023. I hope that you all make it a good one and that the weekend kicks your years off in a pleasing manner. Oh, but before you jog on, please jump into the comments below and let us all know Whatcha Been Playing? I’d really like to see the first edition of this year hit a home run in the comment count, so please take the time to share your current gaming obsessions with us, and maybe converse with your fellow community members. And I hope, sincerely, that this year will bring you joy, comfort, good health, and success.
Have a wonderful weekend, from all of us at Destructoid.
Senior Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse