Evening Reading - June 16, 2023

Back from Summer Game Fest! Let's jump into the Friday edition of Evening Reading.


Greetings, Shacknews! After spending last weekend at Summer Game Fest: Play Days, I have returned with 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:

And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!

Around the gaming horn

Build your own dream park with Park Beyond! It's out right now!

Boldly go with Star Trek: Infinite from Paradox Interactive! It's coming soon to PC!

If you need more Lara Croft in your life, The Lara Croft Collection will package Guardian of Light and The Temple of Osiris into a single bundle. It's out on June 29!

And finally, Moving Out 2 has a release date, marking the monumental return of the Furniture Arrangement Relocation Technicians!

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


There's a new Disney and Pixar Shorts Collection available now on Disney+. Take a look at one of them right now!

I'm Batman...'s composer

The legendary Danny Elfman recounts the many projects he's worked on with Tim Burton.

French tickler

I mean, Ken knows why he's there.

Nothing but the Hotfix

Hotfix archives aren't quite on YouTube just yet, but they'll be going back to normal in the next few days. In the meantime, here's Bubsy in Sonic and some birdcams. Like you do. 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 how to approach designing map screens.

This week in Shaqnews

I know when I think of anime, I think of Shaq!


For the second time in the last five years, all eyes in the wrestling world are about to be on CM Punk.

Tonight in video game music

It's been a minute since we've had a good Super Metroid cover. Let's go, OC Remix!

That's it for the third Friday Evening Reading for the month of June! 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!

Senior Editor

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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