Evening Reading - September 1, 2023

Happy Starfield launch day to those who celebrate.


Greetings, Shacknews! As noted last week, I have come to PAX West and I am wildly busy this week. Apologies for those who were looking forward to the usual "Scenes from PAX" section, because I'm going to have to make it up to you all later. Come back next week as we dive into the internet's first full week with Starfield. Until then, it's an abbreviated round of news, memes, and entertainment. It's the Friday edition of Evening Reading.

In case you missed it at Shacknews:

  • I am writing this on a Thursday night, so hit the front page and catch up with Friday's stories. Also, go read Donovan's Starfield review.

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

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

Due to time constraints, we're skipping straight ahead to the regular weekly features!

Nothing but the Hotfix

It takes something fun to get Shoujo back into Super Mario Maker 2. Watch as she gets bombarded with trivia while going through some surprisingly tough stages.

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 analyzes damage indicators and their design.

This week in Shaqnews

Remembering the total destructive power of Shaq.


Check out highlights from AEW's All In over the weekend, where the talent put on their biggest show over despite nearly getting overshadowed by yet another bout of backstage drama.

Tonight in video game music

Let's spotlight the 8-Bit Big Band as they take us through OutRun.

That's it for the first Friday Evening Reading for the month of September! 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. If you want to go new school and find different ways to leave your feedback or talk about whatever, join us in the Official Shacknews Community Discord. 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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