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Evening Reading - August 23, 2022

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


Welcome to your Tuesday night, Shackers. It was certainly a hectic day between Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live and a hefty Destiny 2 showcase, but we’ve arrived at the end of it. Or near the end, more accurately. There’s still another fine edition of Evening Reading to address! Join us in winding down another packed day of posting, won’t you?

In case you missed it at Shacknews…

And now… More stuff from The Internet!

If I can lay on it, I can sleep on it

Oh to be a cat that finds even the most slightly comfortable spot, even between two bamboo support beams.

Say it ain’t so, Sakurai!

End of an era. Sakurai’s Super Smash Bros. posts have brought me joy for years. Still, I’m very curious to see what he does next.

The perfect portable schlub meal doesn’t exi-

This guy’s got it figured out, this thing called life.

The H stands for hubris

It’s a tragedy how much Discovery has gutted HBO Max over these last couple weeks.

Matt Damon aging.gif

Boy howdy does time fly. Wolfenstein still had the bigger impact, though. Fight me.

It’s Witch Time up in here

Can’t believe Bayo 3 is so close after all these years.

Big same, actually

Sometimes, I just want to be a scalie creature hugging my favorite other scalie creature on a gentle beach.

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And that’s a wrap! Have a good evening, Shackers. What are you up to? Any good games, TV, or reading? Let us know in the Chatty section below!

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

From The Chatty
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    August 23, 2022 8:30 PM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Evening Reading - August 23, 2022

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      August 24, 2022 5:13 AM

      Wolfenstein’s impact lasted approximately 19 months until Doom came along and made it look like Pong. People are still marveling at BioShock’s art direction, fusion of gameplay and narrative, and plot twists.

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        August 24, 2022 9:10 AM

        This is a discussion that deserves more than a Chatty conversation, but I think Wolfenstein is a blueprint where BioShock is a end-goal masterpiece. Both are extremely important in different ways, but IMO, Wolfenstein opened the door for everything, Doom popularized it, and BioShock is conversely a very, very good example of the genre pushed to an extremely high level of competence.

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