Evening Reading - February 2, 2024

Say goodbye to this long week with Shacknews.


Greetings, Shacknews. It's already February? Let's usher it in with a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is 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

Here's some rapid-fire news to wrap up your week.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone have kicked off their next season. Take a look at the new map, Fortune's Keep.

Feel like picking up a drill and trying out Pepper Grinder? A new demo is out now! Try it out and then go back and read our hands-on preview from last summer.

Want to know what you've been missing with Final Fantasy 14 Online? Come try it out for four days.

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

Today in Bubbletron

Be sure to play Bubbletron today!

Remembering Carl Weathers

Hear it from his Predator co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Dress for the fight you're looking for

NERDS Clothing is a fabulous line and their shirts don't miss. I'm excited for these Street Fighter 6 designs.

But if you're more of a wrestling fan like me...

...then this is what you're looking for.

This is not over! Bears!

The teddy bears have their picnic with Maximilian and Justin Wong.

Nothing but the Hotfix

Awesome Games Done Quick 2024 is in the books. With that event behind us, it's time for the Hotfix to resume its regular schedule.

New games means new speedrunning strategies. Check out some top runners try their hand at Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

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 what it means to stay true to your vision, which I don't want to name any names (*cough*SUICIDE SQUAD*cough*), but this is a fun coincidence to have that topic drop on this particular day.

This week in Shaqnews (and Chucknews)

Dunking on Chuck's golf swing will never get old.


Last Saturday's Royal Rumble was an epic event. Relive some of its best moments.

After a full year, it looks like it's time for Cody Rhodes to finally finish his story at WrestleM--

You gotta be kidding me.

Tonight in video game music

MAGFest 2024 VODs are starting to go up. Let's check out this performance from Lacey Johnson.

That's it for the first Friday Evening Readings for February! 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!

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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