Happy Pride Month, my friends. Welcome to another round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading!
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- What to expect from the Apple WWDC 2022 keynote
- Microsoft (MSFT) issues a pledge to work with employee unions
- Devolver Digital announces Direct for next week with absurd trailer
- Street Fighter 6 roster leak suggests a sizeable Day One playable cast
- Nintendo bows out of Gamescom 2022 appearance early
- Tesla (TSLA) stock dips on Elon Musk email to cut 10% of workforce
- Dave Clark resigns as Amazon (AMZN) consumer CEO
- Diablo Immortal quickly goes #1 on App Store following launch
- Shack Chat: What was your favorite announcement at Sony's State of Play?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for June 3: Final week of Days of Play
- Weekend PC Download Deals for June 1: Happy Pride
Around the gaming horn
If I'm Pete Davidson, I seriously start wondering how I end up on another one of these teams after last time.
Saints Row is wingsuiting now! Why? Just Cause.
If you missed the news earlier this week, Destroy All Humans is back this August!
Lastly, IGN gets a first look at the combat in Sonic Frontiers.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
It's National Donut Day across this great land of ours!
Depending on where you live, you might have to wait a while, so plan accordingly.
If you're walking your dogs and they happen to lead you to a donut shop, well, there's just nothing you can do, is there?
Just don't take his donut, otherwise he might come to life and nothing good ever comes of that.
"That's not us, we swear!"
Message from the Belfry: the #GothamKnights game and the upcoming TV show of the same name are separate projects with no connection to one another. We can't wait for you to experience the action of our Gotham Knights soon.— Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights) June 3, 2022
Now why would they feel the need to clarify...?
Hey, let's check in on Pop! Goes the Culture!
Catch Pop! Goes the Culture every Thursday on the Shacknews Twitch channel!
Beauty into old age
If we've learned anything from original Chun-Li actress Ming-Na Wen, it's that Chun-Li being beautiful into old age is totally believable. I mean, it's not really possible to make this character ugly in any...
Right... that did happen, didn't it?
What could have been
OH .... the stories I can tell you about how we tried to make this happen. 🙏— Ed Boon (@noobde) June 3, 2022
Perhaps for another day. MKvSF https://t.co/zvvmA0KwI7
Well, don't leave us hanging, Ed.
The incredible, edible egg
It's been a minute since we've checked in on Maximilian.
This is the kind of thing Homer Simpson has been warning us about.
Nothing but the Hotfix
For this week's Games Done Quick Hotfix spotlight, we take our second straight look at the developing Metroid Dread scene. Runners have begun discovering more and more glitches and we see a few of them broken down in heavy detail with the latest episode of That's Never Happened Before.
Remember to catch GDQ's Hotfix shows every week at the Games Done Quick Twitch account.
This week in Shaqnews
I asked Shaq if esports players are athletes— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) May 25, 2022
His answer was frikin beautiful pic.twitter.com/R5O0176nII
Shaq is esports.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
A big part of this might be because it's Adam Cole doing a Randy Savage impression, but this felt like vintage G4.
Tonight in video game music
Close out the week with these lofi beats from Super Lofi 64 based on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
That's your Evening Reading to send you into this first weekend of June. 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!