Welcome to 2023 and the latest big year for Shacknews, friendos. We’re back and firing on all cylinders today. The news is flowing, the content machine is spinning, and we’ve got a dynamite year of games and fun ahead of us. That said, our first day back is in the bag. We’re coming to the end of this fine Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another round of Evening Reading. Join us and enjoy, won’t you?
In case you missed it at Shacknews…
- Marvel Snap January season update adds friend battles
- Twitter sued for nonpayment of rent on San Francisco office
- Epic Games to pay $520 million settlement to FTC over alleged privacy violations & unwanted charges
- New CA & WA pay transparency laws show Blizzard pays QA way less than Riot & Bungie
- System Shock remake gets March 2023 release window
- ZeniMax Media QA employees vote to become largest game studio union in US
- New LG OLED TV lineup revealed ahead of CES 2023
- NVIDIA unveils new RTX 4070 Ti, available January 5
- Hitman 3 becomes Hitman World of Assassination & adds first two games for free
- Pocket Card Jockey rides again on Apple Arcade in January
- Marvel's Midnight Suns' best feature leaves me wary of a sequel
And now… More stuff from The Internet!
Training… and bowling!
January 3, 2023
As is usually the case, Goro Daimon is correct. Thank you for the wisdom, SNK’s best Judo dad.
Gonna clean up this 1990 SUPER MARIO BROS 3 Happy Meal counter display today. One of the best sets of toys McDonald’s ever made. pic.twitter.com/qM2D8vrSjO— Consumer Time Capsule (@consumertc) January 2, 2023
McDonald’s had some pretty great Happy Meal displays back in the day. Wish I’d seen this one when it came out.
Forbidden sea appliances
Melibe viridis is a carnivorous sea slug with a gelatinous vacuum cleaner for a head. 😮 pic.twitter.com/STJbC1e2c4— H0W_THlNGS_W0RK (@HowThingsWork_) January 2, 2023
This thing would be right at home in a Metroid game. What a wild set of features. Especially the ballooning vacuum head.
Force of habit
https://t.co/a4NU9tCHHx pic.twitter.com/fvRxt7jnCj— James W 🏳️🌈 (@OmgMoreJames) January 3, 2023
It would be less concerning if groups like Square Enix and Electronic Arts were interested in NFTs and it didn’t seem entirely like a scummy way to make money.
More Evil Dead!!!
Let’s start the new year off right - here’s a little something special for you…#EvilDeadRise pic.twitter.com/QWMdPH9rN4— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) January 3, 2023
Of course, it got the Bruce Campbell seal of approval. Scariest of the franchise? Hmm… Still, Evil Dead Rise looks good.
The game TV show to end all game TV shows
January 3, 2023
Seriously, I know it’s their job to rep the series, but it also just kind of feels like the Last of Us showrunner hasn’t played a game in decades. Fine and all, but the bravado is a weird choice.
boar family, france, 14th century pic.twitter.com/DqQIjY4Y9A— weird medieval guys (@WeirdMedieval) January 3, 2023
Not gonna lie, I’d happily drape the piggle family tapestry on my wall or over my favorite chair.
And there you have it, Shackers. That’s your Evening Reading for this opening act of January 3. We’re happy to be back and can’t wait to show you what we have in store. In the meantime, you can support the Shacknews website for as little as a dollar a month through Mercury. It really helps us out a lot. Don’t have a dollar? All you need is a phone to take part in Shackpets! It’s the ultimate battle for pet cuteness for free on iOS and Android. We’re updating frequently and you can find and vote on lovely critters like my sweet little Silo, AKA Flaff.
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TJ Denzer posted a new article, Evening Reading - January 3, 2023