Hello, my friends! I'm back after spending last weekend at TwitchCon. Let's jump into a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading!
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed review: Yes, have some!
- Dead Space 2023 is feeling scarier than ever while staying true to the original
- 7 Tower Thoughts: Lord of Xur
- Twitter (TWTR) seeks documents related to SEC investigation of Elon Musk
- Overwatch 2's heroes aren't getting buffed or nerfed anytime soon
- NVIDIA removes its Lite Hash Rate crypto limiter from RTX 30-series GPUs
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will include SMS protection, but only for PC
- Valve files 'Neon Prime' trademark for new video game software
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie features a Toad song improvised by Keegan-Michael Key
- SpaceX says it can no longer afford to provide free Starlink service in Ukraine
- Shack Chat: What's your favorite moment from the Fallout franchise?
It's Halloween! Brush up on the latest Halloween events happening this holiday season!
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Oct. 14: Nintendo Try Before You Buy Sale
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Oct. 14: Fallout celebrates 25 years
Around the gaming horn
The Warhammer 40K: Darktide closed beta is underway. Check your emails!
Triangle Strategy is out today on PC! If you haven't played it, I reviewed it on Switch back in March, so go read that!
Even Pokemon gym leaders are influencers these days. Meet Iono and her trusted Pokemon, Bellibolt.
Don't be late for your tee time with PGA Tour 2K23!
And get ready for Marvel Snap, because it's out on mobile devices (and PC in beta) next week! I've been playing it this past week (thank you to Second Dinner for getting me in) and it delivers. I'll definitely have more to say about it soon.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend!
It's Friday night! If at first you don't succeed... uh... (Part 12)🦇🔊 pic.twitter.com/AXoaE4H4wL— Simon S. Andersen (@snakepixel) October 14, 2022
Enjoy your Friday, everyone!
Remember to take care of your mental health
To celebrate our 10th anniversary in November, we’re launching an update of a number of our most important resources.— Take This (@TakeThisOrg) October 14, 2022
Learn more here: https://t.co/wEeRs3hQBA
We're excited to see that our friends at Take This are about to celebrate 10 years. We're happier to see that they've refreshed their resources to help people find the help they need.
That one Community gif as a Twitch stream
Life is Strange voice actress Katy Bentz is having a hell of a time with the Crowd Control software.
Crowd Control was fun to visit at TwitchCon! You can learn more about what they do on the Crowd Control website. If you're a streamer, consider using it!
Always start them young
Being a gamer parent is hard pic.twitter.com/g3boJEgVxn— Justin Wong (@JWonggg) October 14, 2022
Justin Wong learning that the comical gore of Mortal Kombat 4 may not be suitable for children.
Follow the bouncing ball
Blind playthroughs of classic games are always fun to watch, especially when it's someone like Maximilian trying out Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Nothing but the Hotfix
It's Halloween season, so GDQ Hotfix's Time Capsule is heading back to the 90s to look at some popular Halloween figures.
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, Sakurai looks at the art of audio and how to properly implement tempo into your game.
This week in Shaqnews
Shaq is already prepping for the new season of Inside the NBA.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
There's really only one story to run with this week.
Tonight in video game music
If you're reading this on Friday night, I'll be at the Bit Brigade concert in Los Angeles. With that said, let's post their performance from MAGFest from earlier this year.
That's your Evening Reading to send you into the third week of October! Be sure to 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!