Hello, once again, friends at Shacknews! If you're reading this, then you're expecting a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. It's time for the Friday edition of Evening Reading.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Turgle is my Glup Shitto
- Gun Jam review: Too much gun, not enough jam
- PlayStation 5 sold a Q4 record of 6.3 million units for Sony
- Sony acquisition budget to increase by 20% in fiscal year 2023
- Cygames establishes America and Europe overseas branches
- LEGO Super Mario is getting 4 Donkey Kong sets in August 2023
- Vampire Survivors is getting an animated series
- Honkai: Star Rail was reportedly downloaded 20 million times on its release day
- Respawn Entertainment issues apology for Jedi: Survivor PC issues
- Marvel Snap kicks off Guardians of the Galaxy season next week
- Rogue Legacy 2's last major patch has arrived, appropriately called 'The Swan Song Update'
- Shack Chat: Which video game character would you draft number one overall?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Apr. 28: Golden Week 2023
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Apr. 28: Star Wars Day starts early
Around the gaming horn
Kleavor has made it into Pokemon GO.
In honor of the launch of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, players can receive JR-4, a new mini-pet inspired by Cal Kestis’ companion, BD-1. https://t.co/WvO8haC02c pic.twitter.com/vYPZs4xJXM— The Old Republic (@SWTOR) April 28, 2023
Star Wars: The Old Republic is offering a new mini-pet to celebrate the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Mario Kart Tour has kicked off the Bowser Tour.
🩸 MALZENO 🩸#Sunbreak's flagship monster is the embodiment of darkness. Regal and elegant in appearance, it drains the life force of others with a creature called the Qurio and attacks with intense aggression.— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) April 28, 2023
It's Malzeno time on Xbox, Windows, and PlayStation...today! pic.twitter.com/lwf3j1ZDx6
Finally, Sunbreak has reached Monster Hunter Rise on PlayStation, Xbox, and Windows.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
Here's your first look at the Twisted Metal series coming to Peacock, featuring Anthony Mackie and also offers a first glimpse of Samoa Joe as the body of Sweet Tooth. (Will Arnett will provide the voice.)
The Overwatch League is back!
this is a game of focus, determination, and willpower#ForceOfNature | #TitansTime | #OWL2023 pic.twitter.com/H3JJG5QOOg— Vancouver Titans (@VancouverTitans) April 28, 2023
We've missed @MER1T_ow's Sojourn 🤩#LETHEMCOOK | #OWL2023 pic.twitter.com/4wYV7VoeoE— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) April 28, 2023
DON'T BLINK - @speedilyOW IS ON A TEAR 🤯— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) April 27, 2023
Expect more great plays as we head to Oasis!#RiseTogether | #OWL2023 pic.twitter.com/JAwhG2dvrq
Chef's Kiss 🧑🍳 https://t.co/CGfbOZIvhn pic.twitter.com/kf9Gwqjg9h— Houston Outlaws (@Outlaws) April 28, 2023
Another exciting Overwatch League season is underway, the first full season with Overwatch 2, so it should be an interesting one.
Gambling like Charles Barkley
+50— Brunty (@brunty023) April 27, 2023
ft. @maximilian_ pic.twitter.com/tXWoySCoAp
Maximilian has never played the original Legend of Zelda, so he's exploring and finding some of its more... enjoyable moments.
The Angry Video Game Nerd takes a look at the Earthworm Jim series. Spoiler: A lot of it hasn't aged well.
Nothing but the Hotfix
As tempted as I was to feature the latest randomizer run for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, I love that JHobz and Keizaron opted to run an Endless race for Super Mario Maker 2. Let's reward these efforts by spotlighting the latest episode of The First Step.
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 celebrates 100 videos with some development stories about the first Kirby game.
This week in Shaqnews (and Chucknews)
Look out! Shaq has fallen through a tear in the fabric of time and space!
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
As WWE prepares for its draft that'll take place through Monday, Roderick Strong's contract expired out of nowhere and he showed up on Dynamite to reunite with Adam Cole (BAYBAY!).
Tonight in video game music
OC ReMix is closing out this Mario month of April with a new mix for Super Mario World from BeanJammin.
That's it for the last 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 28, 2023
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