Evening Reading - July 28, 2023

It's been a busy Friday, so let's settle down with some Evening Reading.


Greetings from the site of Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival 2023! Even offsite, I'm here to bring you a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. It's 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

Blizzard hosted a Diablo 4 Campfire Chat. Has anything been happening with that game lately?

Broforce is getting an update! No, seriously!

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged isn't out yet, but it's already getting Fast & Furious cars, including the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody on day one.

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

What's Good?

If you'll all indulge me a self plug, I was this week's guest on What's Good Games with long-time friend from the Weekend Confirmed days Andrea Rene and Riana Manuel-Peña. We talked about Armored Core 6, Disney Illusion Island, Comic Con, and more!

On the call

EVO comes to you from Las Vegas next weekend!

Taco Fantasy

Everyone's first, middle, and final fantasy should involve tacos.

Crawling at a spider's pace

Strike or no strike, that third movie wasn't going to hit on March 29. Who were they kidding?

The sweet science

Conan O'Brien would like to learn to box. I mean, 60's not too old to start learning, right?

Nothing but the Hotfix

Remember when BioWare made a Sonic RPG? No? Well, it happened. Check out this run of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. 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 takes another look back at Super Smash Bros. Brawl and may have generated a whole new discussion about the future of the series.

This week in Shaqnews

Coach Ty Lue remembers the dominance of Kobe and Shaq.


Name a woman in wrestling with a hotter hand right now than Rhea Ripley. You can't.

Tonight in video game music

We continue to appreciate awesome covers of Final Fantasy 16 tracks. This week, we're checking in with Lacey Johnson.

That's it for the final Friday Evening Reading for the month of July! 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?

Filed Under
From The Chatty
Hello, Meet Lola