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Evening Reading - September 16, 2022

Catching up with TGS, entertainment news, and watching Blanka engage in gorilla warfare in this Friday edition of Evening Reading.

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Hello, ladies, gentlemen, and non-binary friends! It's Friday night and you know what that means. We're jumping into an exciting fresh 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

Let's catch up with a few reveals from Tokyo Game Show and beyond that we might have missed!

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is coming to current-gen consoles and will (thankfully) run better.

Phantom Fury is the spiritual successor to Ion Fury and is coming soon from 3D Realms.

World of Warcraft reminds us why there must always be a Lich King.

Remember, Persona 5 Royal is coming to new platforms on October 21!

Lastly, in news outside of TGS, Rise of the Triad is coming back!


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

Orlando Vroom

Still not sure how we're getting a movie out of this, but it's certainly not the worst thing Orlando Bloom's been tied to.


YOU'RE breathtaking!

Here is a resurrection of a DC character worth getting excited over. Warner Bros will develop another installment of the 2005 supernatural thriller Constantine, and the studio is re-teaming star Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence, who made his helming debut on the original.

Akiva Goldsman will write the screenplay and produce the project through his Weed Road Pictures, alongside Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella.

When it opened 17 years ago the Reeves- starring pic based on the intricate DC character, Constantine grossed over $200m in 2005 box office dollars worldwide. It opened a world of potential, and fans have long been hot on a sequel. Reeves will reprise as supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine who in the original is dying but stays around to save his soul by keeping demons from hell from breaching earth. He also gets between a battle between the archangel Gabriel and Lucifer.

A Keanu Reeves sequel to a movie from almost 20 years ago? What could possibly go wrong?

Personally, I've grown so attached to Matt Ryan's depiction of the character that I could have done without this, but then again, who knows what the hell WB Discovery is doing these days.


Bear necessities

Simpsons did it!


Choose Wendy's!

I'm too lazy to hunt down the Cartman gif where he's yelling at his cat to stop begging for his food.


Gorilla warfare!

I like that we're saying this as if Tekken isn't know to have giant fighting animals on its rosters.


Nothing but the Hotfix

We're used to seeing relay races from various Nintendo titles, but here's a less common relay race from the PlayStation world. It's the sixth annual Ratchet & Clank relay! This is a long video, so be sure to carve out some time for it.

GDQ's Hotfix shows air every week and you can catch them all at the Games Done Quick Twitch account.


Under the learning tree with Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai started a YouTube channel! Let's learn from his decades of experience together by looking at one of his latest videos. Tonight, it's presentation speedruns, any%!


This week in Shaqnews

I mean, when you're hungry for education, you do what you gotta do, right?


IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!

WE! ARE! NXT!

Good! RIP to that awful Nickelodeon color pattern that Vince McMahon cursed us with a year ago.


Tonight in video game music

It's been a minute since I posted anything from ToxicxEternity and, look at this, I totally missed that he covered one of my favorite video game tracks of all-time. Let's look at this metal cover of "Stickerbrush Symphony" from Donkey Kong Country 2.


That's your Evening Reading to send you into this third weekend of September! 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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