Happy Friday to everyone at Shacknews! It's time to wrap up another long week with news, memes, and fun. Let's jump into this Friday edition of Evening Reading.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Have a Nice Death devs talk underworld office life heading into Early Access
- Organizations you can donate to in support of Ukraine
- GTA5 and GTA Online progress transfer to PS5 & Xbox Series X/S available now
- Microsoft suspends new sales & business in Russia in support of Ukraine
- Sony Pulls Gran Turismo 7 from the Russian PlayStation Store
- Biden signs Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 into law
- Denuvo's effects on Total War: Warhammer 3 are being 'extensively tested'
- DONTNOD donates 30,000 Euros to the Red Cross in Ukraine
- Activision Blizzard (ATVI) blames failure to meet board diversity requirement on Microsoft deal
- EA halts sales of games and Origin services in Russia and Belarus
- Tesla's German Gigafactory gets conditional approval to start commercial production
- 11 bit studios fundraiser ends with $850,000 donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross
- Apple shareholders vote for civil rights audit, against company's recommendation
- Unboxing & review: Lord of the Rings action figures
- The House of the Dead: Remake Nintendo Switch release date set for April 2022
- Activision Blizzard's Bobby Kotick leaving Coca-Cola board of directors
- Activision Blizzard sued for wrongful death after employee suicide
- Shack Chat: What is your racing game dream car?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Mar. 4: PlayStation Essential Picks
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Mar. 4: Steam Remote Play Together Sale
Around the gaming horn
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is about to dive head-first into Ragnarok with Odin's story. Prepare for the Dawn of Ragnarok expansion, which is coming out next week, with this video. (Beware of spoilers!) And if you want to learn more, check out our recent preview.
Weird West is coming out at the end of the month, so start prepping for it by checking out this developer playthrough.
Final Fantasy XIV begins a new era with Patch 6.1. If you want an idea of what's coming, set aside a few hours and check out this latest Letter from the Producer stream.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
Checking in with Frost Fatales
We're hearing lots of hidden lore about Captain Toad on this run. Tune in to hear much more! #FleetFataleshttps://t.co/umiMSaefOZ pic.twitter.com/HzvkTD2eKr— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) March 4, 2022
Captain Toad is secretly nefarious? His happy little face makes it so hard to suspect him of anything!
Also, this is a good time to note that right about... the time of this post, Frost Fatales will have hopefully hit the incentive for Games Done Quick's first official Metroid Dread run! Tune in to the Games Done Quick Twitch channel for that!
March 4, 2022
Download Shackpets today!
Guess the ad!
Thai ads hit different pic.twitter.com/iJnDi31ZLG— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) March 3, 2022
You'll be pleasantly surprised.
I am the man who knocks!
The average Elden Ring experience pic.twitter.com/qaimkb2pFC— Dolan Dark (@DolanDark) March 4, 2022
And speaking of Elden Ring...
Elden Ring: Week 2
Let's see some more of Elden Ring!
Elden Ring was made for me specifically nobody else. pic.twitter.com/daqDklXnBw— the empath gamer (@Papapishu) March 4, 2022
It's a long fall to the bottom.
Elden Ring is rated M for Mature but I am the opposite of that LMFAOOOOOOO help pic.twitter.com/L9JnQ4wSc9— Stella (@ParallaxStella) March 4, 2022
Just give her another slap on the bottom!
officially found the coolest build in elden ring pic.twitter.com/KkaBnvgvfA— DJB Unchained (@cringebusted) March 4, 2022
Are you a fan of knives?
I uninstalled Elden ring again..cause no pic.twitter.com/GxawFhoBkl— prodiscius (@Prodiscius) March 4, 2022
I mean, what do you expect to happen when you go through strange portals? Has GLaDOS not taught anybody anything?
having some real "who even killed me there" moments tonight #ELDENRING pic.twitter.com/ur8ENaJQe2— Andrea Chen (@AndreaZChen) March 4, 2022
Watch that first step!
Speaking of which, how's Max's Elden Ring journey going?
fly high @maximilian_ pic.twitter.com/XfgJ5qkNFG— Jorge Constantini (@itotweets_) March 5, 2022
Once again, feel free to upload your own Elden Ring clips in the comments or go ahead and peruse the Chatty. Elden Ring threads are happening on a daily basis now.
This week in Shaqnews
"How many years have we been having this thing?" 😭@SHAQ is STILL arguing about gas tank math. pic.twitter.com/7D7Hi4zjou— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 4, 2022
Some solid Shaq-anomics at work there.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
A lot has happened in the world of wrestling this week, but for tonight, we focus on a very rare candid interview with Vince McMahon himself.
What an INSANE day with @VinceMcMahon on the @PatMcAfeeShow— Gump Cathcart (@bubbagumpino) March 4, 2022
Full convo:https://t.co/BkUWHnz4tk pic.twitter.com/LuCSLZUJ0h
If you missed some of the NXT Takeovers from the last few years, Pat McAfee is a deceptively great pro wrestler. Watching him work Wrestlemania will be a treat.
Also, AEW Revolution is this weekend! Here's CM Punk from tonight's Rampage, illustrating why he's the best in the business.
" On March 6th [#AEWRevolution], I will become a monster to fight the monsters of the world... Because I am @cmpunk... And I'm better than you."— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 5, 2022
Tune in NOW to #AEWRampage on TNT! pic.twitter.com/DBhwTRL5yY
Tonight in video game music
ToxicEternity is here to bring his metal spin on Gang-Plank Galleon from Donkey Kong Country.
That's your Evening Reading to send you into this first weekend of March. Keep the spirit of the classic Evening Reading alive by jumping into the comments about whatever you see here or whatever randomness you'd like to discuss. Join the conversation and dive into the Shacknews Chatty comment thread below. I'll see you all next week!
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Evening Reading - March 4, 2022
Follow-up to the Frost Fatales post: The Metroid Dread run is about to begin.
Also, they are past $100K for Malala Fund!