Evening Reading - July 2, 2024

It's nighttime in America, which means it's time for another edition of Evening Reading.


Welcome, Shackers! Welcome to July! It’s a bit of a short week for us, as we’ve got ourselves a holiday in the middle of the week, and it will keep us out for the rest of the weekend. We’ll still have some delightful content for you and we hope you’ve enjoyed the Shacknews E4 Remake showcase we brought you last week. That was a lot of hard work and some awesome interviews came of it! Please check it out if you haven’t already. In the meantime, we have a wonderful Evening Reading to close down this day of posting. Enjoy!

In case you missed it at Shacknews

And now… More stuff from The Internet!!!

Super Monkey Ball is bananas!

Banana Rumble was really good, and I can’t wait to see what speedrunners do with all of these lovely levels.

More Shaolin Monks-style MK?

Seems more than a little promising when Ed Boon throws a “when?” in anything game-related.

Those Tarnished voices in your head

Don’t do it. No matter how convincing the voice is, don’t swing in the middle of the boss’s combo, especially in Shadow of the Erdtree.

Is there really a difference?

The difference is Ranni is a cute little witch with a giant wolf knight whose friendship I cherish. Miquella can kick dust.

Alan Wake 2 hijinks at SGDQ!!!

They did the whole heckin’ dance. I loved it.

Little Wizard nooooooo!!!

They finally got him. I knew it’d be someone, but I never expected it to be the Cyberdemon from Doom. It just be like that.

And now, for the most relaxing and talented bartender

This bartender is truly amazing. I would love to visit and just watch him make drinks for customers (including myself, I’ll pay!) for hours.

And there you have it. That’s your Evening Reading for this July 2. If you’d like to support what Shacknews is doing, then remember Mercury! For as little as a dollar a month, you can support the site and everything we do. Don’t have a dollar? Don’t need one to enjoy Bubbletron. We just rolled out a massive new update for it and now there are leaderboards! Can you come up with a trillion dollar startup from the daily-changing randomized list of prompts? If you earn the day’s highest or lowest valuation, you can post to the leaderboards for both! Try to do it in the fewest number of tries and see where you stack up.

Bubbletron valuing a startup for Anti-Depressant Sugar Grizzly Bears at $22,589,928,000
Anti-Depressant Sugar Grizzly Bears aren't the highest or lowest value for the day, but honestly, I was just pitching Sugar Bear from the Golden Crisp cereal to see how much he was worth.
Source: Bubbletron

That covers this Evening Reading. Have a great holiday week and be safe out there!

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at tj.denzer@shacknews.com and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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