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Evening Reading - January 27, 2023

Don't Nod's next project, Warframe's future, bone-crunching Hi-Fi Rush action, and peanut butter in your Shaqnews. All this and more in the Friday edition of Evening Reading.


Greetings, travelers. I am back, once again, to send you off into the blissful weekend. That means it's time for a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment! It's 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

Ubisoft has entered the dodge ball game with Oddballers. It's out today on PC and consoles.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is getting ready to celebrate the Festival of Friendship! Hope it goes better than this Festival of Friendship.

Take a look at one of the early tutorials for the upcoming Kerbal Space Program 2. It'll be out on Steam Early Access on February 24.

Warframe held its first Devstream of the new year and outlined what's next. For more on the Duviri Paradox, the Citrine's Last Wish update, and more, check out the Warframe website.

Lastly, Don't Nod appears to be working on its next narrative adventure and has offered a tease. Thanks for the lead, dognose!

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

Beast Mode

This production team should be ready for the combine before Valentine's Day.

Genesis does...

If you missed out on Genesis 9, Coney's got your highlights... and a few other things to laugh about from his own co-stream of the event.

Plague Knight + Mona

Under the radar, one of my favorite couples in gaming.

Full Zangief

Capcom has a new bar to aim for with Zangief. He needs to totally contort his opponents like this.

Hi-Fi Rush is out now on PC and Xbox Series X|S.

Nothing but the Hotfix

Let's look at a different corner of the Pokemon world by checking out this Pokemon FireRed Kaizo IronMON run, featuring SpikeVegeta.

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, Sakurai talks about surviving the arduous challenges of creating an artistic work and enjoying the fruits of your labor, which will endure. (Unless you put something on HBO Max.)

This week in Shaqnews

This seems like a waste of perfectly good peanut butter, I don't know about you all.


We're double dipping on wrestling clips this week. First, it's that time of year again! It's time for the Royal Rumble! Here's the annual By the Numbers video to get you hyped up.

I'm a little cash-strapped this year, Chatty, but I'll do my best to have something to offer tomorrow. Stay tuned!

From that, we go to a rare and emotional scene in wrestling, as AEW hosts a special tribute main event for the departed Jay Briscoe. His brother, Mark, works against long-time friend Jay Lethal to pay tribute to Jay, who died in a tragic car accident last week.

Tonight in video game music

Over the next few weeks, I'll look to revisit some of the more fun sets from this year's MAGFest. Let's start with this performance from The OneUps.

That's it for the last Friday Evening Reading for the month of January! 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!

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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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