Top o' the… evening, Shacknews! As St. Patrick's Day comes to a close, we have some green beer and finish up with a new round of news, memes, and entertainment. Let's dive into the Friday edition of Evening Reading.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Resident Evil 4 review: I'll buy it at a high price
- The Exoprimal beta delivers dino-mite action
- 7 Tower Thoughts: Nerfs, costs & systems
- YouTube unbans Donald Trump's account
- Bloober Team shows off new Layers of Fear gameplay
- Meta launches its paid verification program in the US today
- Shacknews Jam Spring 2023 announces RETRO game theme
- Splash Damage partners with Shroud for open-world survival game
- Starfield won't include any sex, but drugs and rock 'n roll are still on the table
- Legendary actor Lance Reddick, voice of Commander Zavala in Destiny 2, has passed away
- Marvel Snap outlines Conquest Mode and Token Shop revamp in 2023 roadmap update
- Musk says Twitter will make tweet recommendation algorithm code open source on March 31
- Tekken Pro Chikurin discusses Tekken 8 and reflects on the Tekken World Tour
- Shack Chat: What's your favorite video game chainsaw?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Mar. 17: Crisis Core, Forspoken, Dead Space, and more
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Mar. 17: Steam Deck and the Steam Spring Sale
Around the gaming horn
We got a lot of reveals, inside looks, first trailers, and much more during Friday's MIX Showcase. Check out the full event, in case you missed it.
There's some new DLC in Shovel Knight Dig and it's absolutely free!
Yes, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is still getting updates! Check out this look at the Tower of Treachery.
Meat Boy has hit the gimmick portion of his life cycle, as we now march towards Dr. Fetus' Mean Meat Machine.
Finally, it's still real to King! Check out his Tekken 8 trailer!
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
Paying tribute to Lance Reddick
Just went into Destiny 2, and, yeah, players are gathered around Commander Zavala, paying tribute to his actor, the late Lance Reddick— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) March 17, 2023
RIP https://t.co/uan1MEaoaY pic.twitter.com/qdvd3d7gBa
I often think about this story Lance Reddick told about working with Keanu on the newest Wick movie pic.twitter.com/tN3WoWsKUP— Andrew Woods 🥈 (@JimJarmuschHair) March 17, 2023
RIP Lance Reddick pic.twitter.com/t2bjFDvcXg— adult swim (@adultswim) March 17, 2023
"Sylens, where will you go?"— Alanna Smith ➡️ accepting clients! 📌 (@AlannaMode) March 17, 2023
"Elsewhere, and everywhere. There's so much more to discover before the world ends..."
R.I.P. Lance Reddick 🏾😔 pic.twitter.com/5fyt0svwJM
And we leave you with his final Twitter post.
This one hurts.
Feel the Madness
Northern Kentucky’s band director is an animal. pic.twitter.com/MUeMjbk7EV— Pablo Escobarner (blue check) (@PabloEscoburner) March 17, 2023
Is your bracket busted yet?
The Dan Patrick Show gets into some wordplay.
Gotta go FAST!
Ketchup takes us through a fascinating competitive history of Kabal.
Nothing but the Hotfix
The Hotfix is starting to get back to a normal schedule. Let's take a look at The First Step, where JHobz and Keizaron attempt to do their first speedrun of Hi-Fi Rush.
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 to us about tutorials and the key to making effective ones that engage the player.
This week in Chucknews
Charles Barkley had an, uh, interesting way of washing his jersey back in the day. 😂 pic.twitter.com/AbmQSydRPs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 17, 2023
Shaq is taking it easy this week, so we check in on Kenny and Chuck, who are helping cover the opening weekend of the NCAA Men's Tournament. Charles Barkley has... quite an anecdote to share.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
Tonight in video game music
As Pizza Tower continues to take the PC gaming world by storm, let's check out this metal cover from String Player Gamer.
That's it for the third Friday Evening Reading for the month of March! 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!