Greetings, Shacknews! Like the great Tony Kornheiser, I'm back for more cash! Of course, I don't get paid extra for doing Evening Reading, but I'm here anyway to help bring you into your weekend in style!
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Rockstar Games interview: Read Dead Online continues to evolve with Blood Money
- Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection gets February 2022 release date
- Tencent & NetEase among 213 Chinese companies pledging to adhere to strict new gaming laws
- Easy Anti-Cheat is coming to Linux and Steam Deck
- Elon Musk says chip shortage could be shorter as new semiconductor factories come online
- People's Bank of China bans all cryptocurrency transactions
- Question: Who would you cast as Mario in a Super Mario Bros movie besides Chris Pratt?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Sept. 24: PlayStation's Big in Japan sale
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Sept. 24: Phantom Abyss Invasion update
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
Look what you did
I never asked to be blamed for guessing WHAT KNEW WOULD HAPPEN! I DID NOT ASK FOR MARIO PRATT! I NEVER MEANT FOR MARTINET TO BE SENT TO THIS FATE! https://t.co/7dfasG1xIL— StheGeneral (@general_sthe) September 24, 2021
Hollywood once again not knowing why people like the videogames they adapt or even what they are, frankly— Lizstar (@_Lizstar_) February 14, 2021
I can't wait to hear Chris Pratt as Mario. https://t.co/fwaRtYo7wS
I NEVER MEANT TO USE MY POWERS FOR EVIL— Lizstar (@_Lizstar_) September 23, 2021
Let this be a lesson to all of you! Psychic powers are not a toy!
Ok, but how's the REST of the Mario casting going?
(Warning: NSFW for language)
Ah, from the Super Mario Odyssey Director's Cut.
The real Game Awards
See you at the Oscars. https://t.co/Lz6cSMw7rK— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) September 24, 2021
All we need at this point is a sequel to the Ratchet & Clank movie and we can have a three-way dance.
Here come the fireworks!
Just found out you can stick grenades to fireworks pic.twitter.com/QSP7MuNZ4v— Griff Griffin (@GameGriffin) September 24, 2021
As if we needed more reasons to put Deathloop on our GOTY shortlist.
Sorry to keep everyone waiting
you know that bayo's return deserved a meme pic.twitter.com/DpkmdhaEe9— ✨Elsie Lovelock✨ (@ElsieLovelock) September 24, 2021
We'll see you in 2022, Bayo.
Say 'Halo' to my fists
So in the current flight test build, if you swap weapons while doing a melee attack you cancel the animation, meaning you can do stuff like this pic.twitter.com/Su9rQXJnVJ— Super Slitherin’ Serpent Style!!! (@Sprucelass) September 24, 2021
Sam Chandler is taking notes.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is so damn adorable, all
You can pet the forest spirit in Kena: Bridge of Spirits pic.twitter.com/7BxfCJCuBq— Can You Pet the Dog? (@CanYouPetTheDog) September 24, 2021
Plus, how many Photo Modes actually let you pose and say "Cheese!" for the camera?
I'm actually still running through this for review at the time of this writing, but don't wait for me to tell you get this, because it's awesome.
In movies or in video games?
Gun scenes in movies. pic.twitter.com/p2oXHRLeSL— OceanCity (@CalebCity) September 24, 2021
Somebody unlocked the "Infinite Ammo" cheat.
Happy Birthday to the late, great Jim Henson
On Jim Henson’s birthday, here he is creating magic on a talk show in 1975. pic.twitter.com/6qp5SZVNQY— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) September 24, 2021
I'm sure the Muppets Haunted Mansion will be fun, but there's nothing like the classics.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
FB pointed out I made this a while ago in case you were wanting a reminder of what 2016 was like. pic.twitter.com/7hWKeqSj1q— forever tired (@Maffewgregg) September 24, 2021
I miss the old NXT.
Plus, AEW Rampage is just about to wrap up as this feature goes up, so let's revisit one of the cooler moments from Dynamite. (Non-Omega/Danielson division)
And, lastly, if you missed the trailer earlier this week, here's a trailer for the bizarre (but oddly fun-looking) Netflix interactive movie coming in a few weeks, starring The Undertaker and your boys, the NEW DAY~!
Also, does Undertaker turn into a f***ing Resident Evil demon at the end of this trailer?
Tonight in video game music
Because if you've played Deltarune Chapter 2, you might have seen the Game Over screen once or twice.
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