Evening Reading - April 11, 2022

It's nighttime in America, which means it is time for another edition of Shacknews Evening Reading.


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Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets Firefight update

Firefight is one of the best modes added to the Halo franchise. It has been sorely missed from previous games, so it's exciting to see 343 Industries give it the attention it deserves. Coming to the MCC is Floodfight. This new mode adds the horrific zombie-like Flood forms to Firefight, updates the enemy's moves to allow them to use vehicles, and even introduces new forms such as the infected civilian, ODST, and Elite.

Beyond Floodfight, there are also improvements coming to many of the titles, including updates to Halo 3 medals, Forge and Mod tools, campaign crossplay with Halo 3 and ODST. 343i also addresses the improvements coming in the future, including Steam Workshop, any remaining customizations, and campaign collectibles.

There are so many improvements coming with this update, so make sure you read about it over on Halo Waypoint.

Your daily dose of sudoku

Simon is back to tackle yet another Phistomefel puzzle. How does this setter manage to create so many challenging puzzles?

What's Datto crafting?

Let's take a look at what Datto is working on with his own Vow of the Disciple raid weapons.

Scamming the scammers

The YouTube algorithm has delivered this to me. A little blessing for your Monday night.

Could this be the best Nintendo Switch?

The design is perfect!

Dunkey checks out Kirby

Have you had a chance to play the best Kirby game ever?

Making it to space

A billionaire's race.

Check out this sick trick

So many flips and twists! Also, that drone work is on point.

Could FromSoft do a side-scrolling game next?

Would love to see them make something like Hollow Knight.

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From The Chatty
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    April 11, 2022 8:55 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Evening Reading - April 11, 2022

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      April 11, 2022 10:21 PM

      Mr Chandler if you like snowboarding tricks please check out a wonderful documentary called The art of Flight if you haven't yet

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh29_SERH0Y (Trailer, 3 minutes)

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        April 12, 2022 12:52 AM

        Man, the intense tricks freak me out. I love them, but they all just look so dangerous.

        Gives me the same feelings of watching Free Solo.

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      April 12, 2022 7:22 AM

      That sidescrolling Elden Ring image reminds me of a fun thought experiment I like: what modern gaming design elements would work well as an NES game?

      Like, could you somehow translate the area-management and gunplay of Doom Eternal to a top-down NES game? Or the PvP strategy of a MOBA? Or indeed the gitgud encounter of a From Software game on a Nintendo cart?

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