Evening Reading - April 14, 2023

Tears of the Kingdom anticipation, GrandPOOBear's streak, betting against Chuck, and more for this Friday edition of Evening Reading.


Greetings, everyone at Shacknews! It's time for a new round of news, memes, and entertainment. It's time for 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

Capcom has learned a lot from the Exoprimal beta and is offering players an update on what's coming.

We now turn to… What the Golf? Huh… been a minute since we've heard from that game. But, yes, the Apple Arcade version of the game is getting a special crossover with Among Us. If you're looking for something for the PC and Nintendo Switch versions, the Among Us update is coming a little later.

Coming off a successful beta, Blizzard is outlining some of the changes coming to Diablo 4 as a result of player feedback.

Finally, the time to step into the Burning Shores is almost here. Check out the launch trailer for the big Horizon Forbidden West DLC.

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

Tears of the Speedrun

I can't possibly imagine anybody finishing this game that quickly, but I said the same thing about Breath of the Wild, so who ever knows?

He keeps going, and going, and going…

Licking toads

Today's a good day to go back in the old Conan archives and visit this animal segment featuring a toad, a cockatoo, and more.

Gotta get down on Friday

Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend!

Nothing but the Hotfix

This is one of the oddest randomizers I've come across. This is a run of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, but the game switches every time Sonic hits a ring. It's total whiplash, as you might imagine, and a lot of fun to watch.

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 the importance of praising the player for their in-game accomplishments.

This week in Shaqnews (and Chucknews)

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Charles Barkley isn't very good at gambling.


I'm sure somebody thinks Jeff Hardy getting his 50th chance is a good idea.

Also, props to Lee Moriarty for buying that outfit from Carlton Banks' yard sale.

Tonight in video game music

I really like covers of Stickerbrush Symphony from Donkey Kong Country 2. That's one of the greatest video game tracks ever made. I never knew I needed a 7-minute trance cover, but here we are and it rules.

That's it for the second Friday Evening Reading for the month of April! 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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