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Evening Reading - December 13, 2022

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


Welcome, Shackers. It’s not just any old Tuesday night. It’s our last working Tuesday nights of 2022 here at Shacknews. We’re headlong into our Game of the Year Extra Life charity streams, tidying up some new inductees into the Shacknews Hall of Fame for 2022, and wrapping up our Shacknews Awards and coverage. There’s not much left to do, but we still have ourselves an Evening Reading to enjoy, so stay awhile and unwind with us, won’t you?

In case you missed it at Shacknews…

And now… More stuff from The Internet!!!

Stand up and speak out

It takes good people to stand in the face of injustice and inequality. DeMaurice Smith didn’t have to go that hard for Starbucks employees and yet he did.

Too much TikTok

Feels like it’s everywhere sometimes.

The Axis Unseen gets an Epic MegaGrant

Big congrats to Nate Purkeypile on scoring an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. The Axis Unseen is huge on our list of anticipated games and we can’t wait to see what Purkeypile accomplishes with this. Be sure to check out and wishlist the game!

An excellent Xmas tree

Perfect craftsmanship. That’s a tree I’d never want to throw away. It could also double as a weapon in case of unwanted Sephiroth infestations.

Guilty Gear Strive adjustments!

Guilty Gear Strive December 15 Bridget Patch Notes
Bridget got a whole page of buffs in Guilty Gear Strive's latest patch.
Source: Arc System Works

Look at all the stuff they did for Bridget! I’ve been playing the character a lot despite her weaknesses and I can’t wait to see how she performs with the buffs. Be sure to check out the full patch notes.

A curious quandry

What… were they trying to accomplish? What was the goal?

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer

Looks so good. There is so much to love here. See if you can spot the Insomniac Games Spider-Man in there!

And that’s your Evening Reading for this fine December 13, my last one of this year. We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage, and if you have, maybe consider helping out this week as we continue our Game of the Year Charity livestreams. We’ll be keeping it going strong tomorrow as we aim to raise money for Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Every little bit helps, so tune in and help us make the lives of kids a little bit better this holiday.

A mini-Aussie Shepherd laying in her bed.
Flaff has been my office mate while we prepped our Game of the Year coverage. We hope you enjoy what we've got in store for you.

Thanks for reading, Shackers. See you in the new year with my next edition of the Evening Reading. Be good and stay cool.

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.

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