Evening Reading – October 14, 2022

Hello, my friends! I’m back after spending last weekend at TwitchCon. Let’s jump into a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading!

Mickey Mouse nightmare fuel
Source: Disney

In case you missed it at Shacknews:

It’s Halloween! Brush up on the latest Halloween events happening this holiday season!

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


Around the gaming horn

The Warhammer 40K: Darktide closed beta is underway. Check your emails!

Triangle Strategy is out today on PC! If you haven’t played it, I reviewed it on Switch back in March, so go read that!

Even Pokemon gym leaders are influencers these days. Meet Iono and her trusted Pokemon, Bellibolt.

Don’t be late for your tee time with PGA Tour 2K23!

And get ready for Marvel Snap, because it’s out on mobile devices (and PC in beta) next week! I’ve been playing it this past week (thank you to Second Dinner for getting me in) and it delivers. I’ll definitely have more to say about it soon.


And now… Other Stuff From The Internet!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, the weekend!


Enjoy your Friday, everyone!


Remember to take care of your mental health


We’re excited to see that our friends at Take This are about to celebrate 10 years. We’re happier to see that they’ve refreshed their resources to help people find the help they need.


That one Community gif as a Twitch stream


Life is Strange voice actress Katy Bentz is having a hell of a time with the Crowd Control software.

Crowd Control was fun to visit at TwitchCon! You can learn more about what they do on the Crowd Control website. If you’re a streamer, consider using it!


Always start them young


Justin Wong learning that the comical gore of Mortal Kombat 4 may not be suitable for children.


Follow the bouncing ball

Blind playthroughs of classic games are always fun to watch, especially when it’s someone like Maximilian trying out Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.


Nothing but the Hotfix

It’s Halloween season, so GDQ Hotfix’s Time Capsule is heading back to the 90s to look at some popular Halloween figures.

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. Tonight, Sakurai looks at the art of audio and how to properly implement tempo into your game.


This week in Shaqnews


Shaq is already prepping for the new season of Inside the NBA.


IT’S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!

There’s really only one story to run with this week.

He’s back!


Tonight in video game music

If you’re reading this on Friday night, I’ll be at the Bit Brigade concert in Los Angeles. With that said, let’s post their performance from MAGFest from earlier this year.


That’s your Evening Reading to send you into the third week of October! 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?

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