Welcome to the month of July, friends. After a week away, I'm back to bring you another round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading!
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
Shacknews took Friday off in observance of Canada Day, but we still posted a few items for you to read.
- Summer Games Done Quick 2022: Watch Day 6 here
- 7 beat 'em up classics we want Dotemu to revive
- Voyager crypto platform suspends trading, deposits, and withdrawals
- Shack Chat: What's your favorite video game DLC of all time?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for July 1: Nintendo Big Ol' Super Sale
- Weekend PC Download Deals for July 1: Steam Summer Sale continues
Around the gaming horn
New DLC is coming to Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. If you own it on Steam, you can actually get it right now!
If you're curious about new Locations that will debut with Hearthstone's upcoming Murder At Castle Nathria expansion, you can learn more about them with this stream. We'll have an interview with the dev team up early next week right here at Shacknews!
It's time, once again, to celebrate Rocket League's anniversary! This year, you can check out a brand new limited time event! Learn more on the Rocket League website!
Lastly, this one's for you Trackmania players. The 2022 Summer Campaign is out right now.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
The battle of the ages! Sir Bork pic.twitter.com/FMHvC2MEDh— Friggan (@CaptFriggan) June 30, 2022
You can't fool me! I know a genuine Zacian when I see it!
Blending in with your prey
Puppy thinks he’s a bunny.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/7sIs2zGfWq— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) June 30, 2022
To catch the runny babbit, you must be the runny babbit.
WHAT ARE YOU STANDING UP FOR???
"Surprise! Forgetting about the boss aint wise!" pic.twitter.com/yY30L4dePJ— Majin 「O」bama @ Fighting Monday I guess (@2dJazz) July 1, 2022
Cuphead's new DLC means we're right back to moments like these, where this game just crushes your soul.
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man!
Sorry, Mattress Firm, but you’re losing the battle of the wavy tube men to the cannabis shop next door today! pic.twitter.com/v6PX9eTycF— Carolyn Petit (@carolynmichelle) July 1, 2022
Rumors that Al Harrington was spotted in the area have not been confirmed.
Only one scene from Anime Expo
In related news, we are still in a pandemic.
Nothing but the Hotfix Scenes from Summer Games Done Quick 2022
No GDQ Hotfix this week, because of Summer Games Done Quick happening all week! It's even happening as this post is going up! Let's look at a few highlights from the week.
This will be on the test.— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) July 1, 2022
Thank you @Corvimae for the lesson on how experience works in generation 8! Will the slides be available for us to review at home after @eddaket's run ends? #SGDQ2022 https://t.co/EkinCsiNtf pic.twitter.com/F0dXR8Aii8
Make sure you're writing all this down somewhere.
IT'S REALLY QUITE SIMPLE!
Cranky Kong doing his best Scrooge McDuck impression.
Not mentioned: The donation that came "Link Falling" that just said "HYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!"
The beauty of movement in DOOM Eternal.
The TASBot Ocarina of Time run has to be seen to be believed.
Epic finale video incoming this weekend!
$1.5 MILLION Y'ALL!!! #SGDQ2022— Mr. Game and Shout (#PrizeHydra) (@MrGameAndShout) July 2, 2022
Remember that when main GDQ events aren't happening, you can watch GDQ's Hotfix shows every week at the Games Done Quick Twitch account.
This week in Shaqnews
I’m almost running out of side quests— SHAQ.SOL (@SHAQ) June 30, 2022
Shaq is just waiting for DLC now.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
I loved The Pixies for Orange Cassidy, but Jefferson Starship works, too, I guess.
Oh, and I guess it's time to post about Blood and Guts!
A round of applause to all involved. Also, I can't stand this theme for Claudio. I know it's not good. Yet, I can't get it out of my head. It's been running through my head for six days.
Tonight in video game music
We end with melancholic violin from TeraCMusic, who covered the Loneliness track from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
That's your Evening Reading to send you into this first weekend of July. 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 - July 1, 2022
Summer Games Done Quick 2022🌞🎮⌛⏩ has raised $1,716,817 for Doctors Without Borders! It is the 6th day and runs until the 3rd.
SGDQ is a video game speedrunning marathon that raises funds for Doctors Without Borders! Speedrunnners will play through over 125 games in seven days, streaming over on Twitch.tv. Classic games like Super Mario World and Altered Beast, modern games like Half-Life: Alyx and Elden Ring, and even some silly games like Gourmet Warriors and DEEEER Simulator will be played through, so there is something for everyone!
Site: http://gamesdonequick.com https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick
Merch (with a % going to Doctors Without Borders): https://theyetee.com/collections/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87WXGSecBMfTFFx1Veeeolyj (about 24 hours later)
VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/vlb4ff/sgdq_vod_thread_2022/ https://gdqvods.com/event/sgdq-2022/
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick (live stream of games)
Now: Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando - Wrench Only - PS2
Next: Left 4 Dead 2 - PC
Then: Final Fantasy X
Soon: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Now: Left 4 Dead 2 - Main Campaigns Co-op - PC
Next: Final Fantasy X - PC
Then: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Soon: Super Meat Boy
Is it that waifu dude???!?
I would kiss a goat for a Youtube link to the L4D2 one thanks
It's not up yet, but they're getting uploaded pretty quickly.
Last one I see currently is Doom Eternal which was run 24 hours ago, so give it a day I guess?
ok thank you so much
Not Youtube, but this is the sticky'd thread for SGDQ 2022 VODs on Twitch. Not sure why it wasn't loading for me before.
This specifically is the L4D2 run link
omg I love you
Now: Final Fantasy X - Any% Cutscene Remover - PC
Next: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - PC
Then: Super Meat Boy
Soon: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
I just realized that my program was replying to the Evening Reading post because the text mentions Games Done Quick, rather than making it's own post for overnight
New thread for day 7 / final day is here: