Hello to the Shacknews universe! No gimmicks this weekend: No Halloween, no Daylight Savings Time, and our military's veterans celebrated their big day yesterday. So, it's just a regular weekend. Let's send you off with some Evening Reading.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda review: Hero of time
- NTense Quest Gaming Desk review: Sleek and modern
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons update Ver. 2.0.1 patch notes
- Far Cry producer Dan Hay leaves Ubisoft after 10 years
- Warframe: The New War expansion launching in December 2021
- Pokemon Unite confirms Decidueye coming to the roster next week
- Battlefield 2042 won't have voice chat at launch, could come in December
- Rockstar Games Launcher has been down nearly 24 hours following GTA Trilogy release
- Forza Horizon 5 PC mod offers in-game ray tracing
- Among Us is latest property to cross over with Riot's Arcane
- Pikmin Bloom crosses 2 million downloads
- Boba Fett comes to Fortnite this December
- Shack Chat: What does 'retro' mean to you?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Nov. 12: Xbox Big Bundles Sale
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Nov. 12: Among Us gets a new update
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
New Starfield concept art!
You can also watch the London Symphony Orchestra perform the 'Starfield Suite'. https://t.co/OZOf5yOy1z— PC Gamer (@pcgamer) November 12, 2021
Courtesy of our friends at PC Gamer, the Skyrim 10th Anniversary Concert concluded with Todd Howard unveiling some new concept art for the upcoming Starfield. It's going to be a long time before we find out whether this game can live up to the billing of "Skyrim in space," but this should help make the wait slightly less excruciating.
Today in "How are those GTA remasters going?"
I've changed my mind, the GTA remasters are perfect.— Megan Fox (🛹🐦 OUT NOW) (@glassbottommeg) November 12, 2021
(this is looking backwards while in first person, on the quadbike) pic.twitter.com/JEB0SC7y3V
EXTREME CLOSE-UP! WAAAAAH! WAAAAAH! WAAAAH!
Also, much love to this person with the BoJack Horseman remix.
Some said an open-world experience this immersive wasn’t possible. But it’s already here. And you don’t even need silly VR headsets.— Inspired by Iceland (@iceland) November 11, 2021
Introducing, ✨Icelandverse✨#icelandverse pic.twitter.com/b1cf1REKl9
Natural beauty, minus all the Zuckerberg weirdness.
"NOT NOW, COLIN ROBINSON!"
Friday treat. Here is Colin Robertson from What We Do in the Shadows pretending to be a yoyo master in order to trick morning shows in to letting him on. https://t.co/6W5HEb9WCr— Kim MacAskill (@kimmacaskill1) November 12, 2021
If you told me this is how Mark Proksch landed that role, I'd totally believe you.
November 12, 2021
Adopt a fur baby today.
Has Aaron Rodgers seen this?
I am blown away by this COVID vaccine video, one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time pic.twitter.com/yREIETqtWh— Sam (@SamIAm2021MD) November 12, 2021
An interesting and informative video.
Or you could listen to Dr. Joe Rogan. Whatever. You do you, just stay away from me.
Earlier today, you might have seen Disney+ roll out a massive Twitter thread of what's coming to their service. So here are The Boys with their own version.
Happy Vought+ Day! Here's a look at what's coming up from America's favorite streaming platform. Sign up now before the subscription increase next week. pic.twitter.com/7kyTF9YuMF— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) November 12, 2021
When Power Rangers was at its greatest
So the official Power Rangers channel started posting full episodes of Power Rangers Zeo and that made me want to say... this was the greatest, man. The absolute peak of the series. I could (and probably will when it turns 25 next year) go on and on about what made this show so awesome, but I'll just mark down a few bulletpoints:
- The evolution of what it meant to be a Power Ranger, as everyone had to learn a new power set.
- A galactic threat that, at least at the beginning, put Lord Zedd to shame... and their gradual downfall into galactic joke.
- Tommy's ascension from "ace-in-the-hole sixth Ranger" to now becoming the one true leader.
- Jason now switching roles with Tommy and becoming the "ace-in-the-hole sixth Ranger" himself.
- Billy going from an active Ranger to being the real heart of the team in a support role... a role that lasted a whopping TEN EPISODES, because of very unfortunate circumstances. I'll let you guys dive into that particular rabbit hole.
- The absolute kickass theme song that remains a permanent earworm for me to this day.
And then there's the continued evolution of Bulk & Skull into real characters, none illustrated better than this episode where Skull reveals he's a piano prodigy.
Zeo rules, man. It's just too bad that it only lasted 50 episodes (very likely because they ran out of Sentai footage) before the series shifted into Turbo... and nearly got cancelled because it was the total opposite of this. (Turbo sucked, is what I'm saying.)
Just... don't bring up the "Dear John" letter. That's all that I ask.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
If you missed it, let's check in on "Platinum" Max Caster with his TMZ Sports rap.
AEW Full Gear is this Saturday!
RUN, EDDIE, RUN!
Tonight in video game music
We're checking out the latest from ToxicEternity, who I'll be checking out live in Hollywood tonight with Family Jules and the Super Guitar Bros. as part of The Video Game Metal Shredventure tour. Tickets available now!
🤘🎸 Hear your favorite video game anthems, shredded. @superguitarbros, @FamilyJules7x, & @ToxicxEternity are shredventuring through CA, OR, NV & WA.— Real Good Touring (@RealGoodTouring) November 11, 2021
🎟 Get your tickets ➡️ https://t.co/Ewav8nJbgJ #RGT #RealGoodTouring pic.twitter.com/DXUs86uHNU
There's your Evening Reading to send you into this second weekend of November. What are your plans for this weekend, readers? Join the conversation and let us know in the Shacknews Chatty comment thread below.
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