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:
- Minecraft Legends review: War for the Overworld
- Pixel Ripped 1978 is a VR game full of retro charm
- 7 Tower Thoughts: Sam doesn't like bow metas
- Cliff Bleszinski claims news for the currently defunct LawBreakers is coming
- Splatoon 3 celebrates Tears of the Kingdom with a Triforce Splatfest
- Ghostwire: Tokyo gets Denuvo DRM in latest update & Redfall will have it too
- MLB The Show 23 Update 3 patch notes address online crashes
- Twitter Blue users can now tweet 10,000-character posts
- Super Mario Bros. Movie becomes highest grossing video game adaptation at $500 million
- Sega reportedly nearing $1 billion deal to acquire Angry Birds dev Rovio Entertainment
- Shack Chat: What game franchise would you like to see get a Resident Evil Mercenaries-style mode?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Apr. 14: PlayStation Spring Sale Part 2
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Apr. 14: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 kicks off Season 3
Around the gaming horn
Prized Test Subjects!— Exoprimal (@exoprimal) April 14, 2023
The #Exoprimal development team has an exciting new update about content coming in the full game, including:
🦖Missions without direct PvP
🦖10-player co-op missions
🦖Exosuit variants & ability customization
Full info: https://t.co/JFG2ItwtXF pic.twitter.com/XdzpmwjvCH
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…
I have officially been live on Twitch for 2 straight weeks.— GrandPooBear (@GrandPOOBear) April 14, 2023
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
It's April 14, 2023... pic.twitter.com/hi5qFpdaqI— David Lynch Saying It's A Friday Once Again (@DLEveryFriday) April 14, 2023
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.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
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!
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Evening Reading - April 14, 2023
Whoa Exoprimal no pvp, and bigger co-op, hell yeah!