Evening Reading - May 13, 2022

Path of Exile's new update, Twisted Metal casting, Shaq goes Vegan, classic Mario speedrunning, and much more. It's the Friday edition of Evening Reading.


No Star Wars Day, no Doctor Strange opening, but it's still an exciting week here at Shacknews. Let's close things out with another round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading.

In case you missed it at Shacknews:

And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!

Around the gaming horn

Path of Exile players, your time is here. It's Sentinel Launch Day on PC! (Console players, it's out next week!)

Hail to the king, baby! Evil Dead: The Game is out today. If you're on PC, I refer you to the Weekend PC Download Deals post, where you can find a launch day discount on the Deluxe Edition.

Here's the latest peek at The Quarry, which will come to you from 2K Games and Supermassive Games a month from now.

Lastly, we're getting new characters in Nick All-Star Brawl. DLC day is a very good day.

And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!

Rosa Diaz gets it Twisted

Beatriz will play Quiet, a ferocious, bad-ass car thief who acts purely on instinct. Coming from a community that oppressed her into silence, Quiet wishes to find her place in this dark, chaotic world. But when she becomes clouded by her need for revenge, Quiet forms an unlikely, antagonistic bond with John Doe (Mackie).

I don't know how this show will ultimately play out, but Peacock stuff is typically a mixed bag. Well, it can't be any worse than what's happening with Halo. (Oof.)

Getting Lucky

I take fun animated movies where I can get them and this was one that caught my eye during the last Apple Special Event. Simon Pegg as a black cat is something you never knew you needed, was it?


Finally, someone explains it in terms I can understand.

Revenge of the Pottery

In this world, pots break Link.

Chargers are anime now

Never would have pictured the Chargers as weebs, but here we are.

Team South (of the border) Town

Villains like Geese shouldn't be this sexy, dammit.

Nothing but the Hotfix

For this week's Games Done Quick Hotfix spotlight, we look at classic Mario platformers in categories that you might not see everyday! Check out these old-school Mario runs. (The SMB2 run, in particular, features tech I didn't even know existed.)

Remember to catch GDQ's Hotfix shows every week at the Games Done Quick Twitch account.

This week in Shaqnews

Just look at Shaq's face throughout this segment. That's a dude who knows what he likes and it ain't this.


In case you can't tell, I'm squarely on Team Hangman for this one.

Tonight in video game music

We're getting into some lofi beats on this Friday with this deluxe remaster of Jokabi's Chilltendo album. Check out 20 remastered tracks and 4 new songs and enjoy the serene vibes.

That's your Evening Reading to send you into this second weekend of May. 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!

Senior Editor

Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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