Evening Reading - May 17, 2024

Kitties, bananas, mascots, and Shaq doing it well... done. It's the Friday edition of Evening Reading.


Hello, everyone at Shacknews. We're back for another 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.

A big milestone for Little Kitty, Big City! This isn't even including Xbox Game Pass downloads.

MultiVersus is going bananas with the addition of... Adventure Time's Banana Guard?

Hit the desert with the latest Trackmania update.

XDefiant is actually seeing the light of day? Well, they kept us waiting. Here's everything you need to know.

And EA College Football 25 is almost here, bringing the series' hiatus to an end.

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

Today in Bubbletron

Be sure to play Bubbletron today!

As long as we're doing throwbacks

The name's Akuma, Disney and Marvel. Remember it.

Hideo Kojima's Movie Night

His ticket to the Garfield movie was lost in the mail.

Getting Dragged

PSA: Drag Her! was a drag-themed fighting game that was filled (surprisingly) with some great fundamentals and also some great fun. It sadly didn't make it to the finish line, but the developers have put what they have on Steam so that the public can enjoy the game in its most recent state for absolutely free.

Nothing but the Hotfix

Oh, how we love randomizers! Let's enjoy this one for Metroid: Samus Returns on the 3DS.

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 some handy dev tools that make the design of 2D fighters a little easier.

This week in Shaqnews

It's about Shaq, visiting the House of the Dragon set, some BBQ chicken, and... wait... is Ernie's Neat-O Stat of the Night sponsored? Well, David Zaslav's about to lose the NBA for TNT, so might as well get that bag.


Cody Rhodes shows Logan Paul what he thinks of his YouTuber entourage.

Tonight in video game music

Fresh off Hades 2 jumping into early access, Lacey Johnson already have a cover out for Coral Crown.

That's it for the third Friday Evening Reading for May! 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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