It's been a busy day today, hasn't it, Shacknews? Nothing left to do, except close out this week with a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. Get out your lightsabers!
This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Announcing Shacknews E6 2022 and the Summer of Doing Our Jobs
- Kao the Kangaroo review: Hopping with hiccups
- Soundfall review: Loot 'n groove
- PlayStation State of Play announced for June
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor sequel to Fallen Order announced for 2023
- Mario Strikers: Battle League First Kick demo lets players try multiplayer next week
- Sega Japan 'urgent' livestream announced for June
- Destiny 2 Duality Dungeon launches players into the dark depths of Calus' mind
- The Callisto Protocol is no longer set in the PUBG universe
- FromSoftware is finally in the process of restoring Dark Souls multiplayer servers
- Twitter director Egon Durban won't leave the board, despite being voted out
- LEGO BD-1 coming in August, pre-orders now available
- Shack Chat: What game are you bringing to the Memorial Day get-together?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for May 27: PlayStation Days of Play
- Weekend PC Download Deals for May 27: Steam Racing Fest
Around the gaming horn
Meet the last of the three houses that will be featured in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Pick your path and get ready to go to battle on June 24.
Pac-Man Museum+ is out today! Xbox owners, remember that it's on Game Pass!
Pokemon Unite is about to get its wildest addition to date. A new Catch 'Em Battles mode will let you go in with your selected Pokemon, but you can also catch wild Pokemon in mid-game and swap back and forth. We'll find out how this all works in practice when Catch 'Em Battles hit Pokemon Unite this Monday, May 30.
Lastly, if you've been enjoying Rifftrax: The Game, go ahead and log in again! It got a new update this week, so you'll have even more clips to play along with.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
Once again, the Loop Daddy process
GOTTA HOLD ON pic.twitter.com/gWCGXJ29Z3— MARC REBILLET (@marcrebillet) May 27, 2022
Find somebody who's living their best life like Marc Rebillet.
Scenes from Star Wars Celebration
Nobody can resist Baby Yoda, not even Moff Gideon.
Are these the droids you're looking for?
An endless escalator loop of Willrow Hoods chanting “Ice cream! Ice cream!”, including a Jawa Willrow with a mudhorn egg, is an absolute joy.#StarWarsCelebration #StarWars #starwarscelebration2022 pic.twitter.com/5KPfyoNPnr— Phil Szostak @ SWCA (@PhilSzostak) May 27, 2022
Get these people some ice cream!
SAY THE LINE, DARTH!
Scenes from Momocon
heading to momocon like.. pic.twitter.com/RHtwNN6ZU9— Kiera Please (@Kieraplease) May 27, 2022
Starting with a quick tour.
outside MomoCon 20 min ago— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) May 27, 2022
backpack guy: yo are you hungrybox?
me: hey there
backpack guy: I need to show you something
*lifts up sleeve* pic.twitter.com/IQks7cwQlV
Always meet your heroes.
Into the Spider-Verse.
Track down Zeldathon and take a picture if you're at the show. If you're not, check them out on the Zeldathon Twitch channel and donate towards St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Celebrating Star Wars with... ohhhh no...
Justin Wong has chosen poorly.
Scenes from Combo Breaker
Man, there is a lot happening this weekend, isn't there?
Look, @ComboBreaker just started but @PNDKetchup and @PNDMustard are already grinding sets of Bloody Roar. I couldn't stop laughing at this moment between them.— Esteban Martinez (@TheBesteban) May 27, 2022
Brotherly rivalry at its finest. pic.twitter.com/gZt5aODFap
A celebration of all fighting games, even the ones you might not know about.
That includes fan games, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles X Justice League Turbo, which is also on display this weekend.
We got the Combo Breaker staple, as well. It's the Mystery Game tournament!
bruh they actually running marvel mods @ combo breaker. pic.twitter.com/sk2oHBSIxI— MarlinPie @ CB2022 (@MarlinPie) May 27, 2022
Oh man, Google the Ultimate Marvel 3 mods when you get a chance. You'll get a kick out of it.
Strap in for Good Ass Tekken™ this weekend.
Thanks for the info, boss.
These FGC handshakes get more complex every year.
Nothing but the Hotfix
For this week's Games Done Quick Hotfix spotlight, we look at the developing Metroid Dread scene. It's been less than nine months, but we're starting to see runners hit their stride with this game. Check out this episode of Victory Lap to see.
Remember to catch GDQ's Hotfix shows every week at the Games Done Quick Twitch account.
This week in Shaqnews
A fun year, as always, fellas. See you all next season!
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
Between these guys and Edge on the other show, this has been a very good 12 months for... Brood nostalgia... of all things.
Tonight in video game music
OCRemix spotlights a new mixer named Akidna, who comes in with this EDM mix from Street Fighter II.
That's your Evening Reading to send you into this Memorial Day weekend. 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!