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Evening Reading - December 2, 2022

More Smash fallout, Star Fox easter eggs, Shaq on a unicycle, and more on this Friday edition of Evening Reading.

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Hello, everyone! It's almost the end of the year and we're marching to the holidays here at Shacknews. Let's dive into a 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

We have some new animals that are joining the fun in Planet Zoo.

Disney has already attempted to take on Animal Crossing. In 2023, they'll look to take on Mario Kart.

If you missed the announcement yesterday, Lost Ark is about to cross over with The Witcher.

Finally, Season 3 for NBA 2K23 has begun.


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

Smash fallout continues

The story between Nintendo, Panda Global, and the Smash community isn't going away anytime soon and only promises to get uglier in the weeks ahead.


SANTA.EXE

Why break the news to your kids yourself when you can have an AI do it for you?


MORTA-- NOPE!

At this point, Ed Boon should just say, "It'll be ready when it's ready."


ONE HIT me, baby, one more time!

I like to visit Todd in the Shadows for his year-end stuff, but before we get there, here's an analysis of a track I couldn't escape back in the 90s.


Do a barrel roll!

I always appreciate it when Star Fox turns up anywhere these days.


Nothing but the Hotfix

MOAR RANDOMIZERS! I've seen plenty of Legend of Zelda randomizers, but this is the first time I'm seeing one for Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. This isn't something you see everyda, so enjoy.

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. This week, we're taking a break from the heavier stuff as Sakurai looks at the way things were done back in the day versus the way things are done now.


This week in Shaqnews

I wanted to use a clip from the Shaq series on HBO Max. Then Shaq had to go around riding bicycles and nearly eating s**t on a unicycle. How can I not use that this week?


IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!

Welcome back, Hangman!


Tonight in video game music

We really do need more Star Fox. Let's listen to some Star Fox.


That's your Evening Reading to send you into the first weekend of December! 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!

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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