Greetings, Shacknews. Are we ready for the game on Sunday? Until then, let's kill some time with a fresh round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
- Shack Together 001 - Apple Vision Pro, Yakuza Remorse, Disney & Epic Unite
- Airhead review: Don't hold your breath
- Dead Cells Update 35 will be its last as Evil Empire prioritizes new projects
- Helldivers 2 devs are in 'crisis mode' fixing matchmaking & crashing issues
- Subnautica 2 devs address 'games-as-a-service' & multiplayer concerns
- Assassin's Creed Nexus VR sales disappointed & Ubisoft is shying from VR as a result
- Shack Chat: What is Death Stranding 2's story?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Feb. 9: Foamstars launches for free with PS Plus
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Feb. 9: Epic Games Lunar New Year Sale
Around the Gaming Horn
Here's some rapid-fire news to wrap up your week.
Killer Instinct now has ranked cross-platform play across PC and Xbox.
Welcome the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into Fortnite.
Mr. Krabs is on his way to Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2!
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
Today in Bubbletron
Be sure to play Bubbletron today!
Remember the best Super Bowl commercials
Enjoy our look at the 20 greatest Super Bowl commercials ever. ?https://t.co/JGjQzwY44T— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 9, 2024
Awful Announcing ranks the best Super Bowl ads and it's a solid list.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em
Playing RE4 and I'll never not imagine this every time I heal. pic.twitter.com/4KF9Ar1BtX— Mark Diaz (@Tenacious_Diaz) February 9, 2024
I mean, what else would you use it for?
I Prey'd for this and it happened
Deadline is hearing Dan Trachtenberg is returning to write and direct ‘Badlands,’ a new standalone pic in the ‘Predator’ franchise that is expected to shoot later this year https://t.co/InfcIjqIzD pic.twitter.com/Vwd1N0mhGz— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 9, 2024
Let Dan Trachtenberg keep on cooking when it comes to Predator.
Nothing but the Hotfix
We're doing all the things with the three Kirby's Dream Land games. Check out these three 100% runs for the original trilogy.
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 the times when RNG can add a little spice to a game.
This week in Shaqnews (and Chucknews)
We've actually got quite a bit with Shaq this week.
Shaq talks with the Inside the NBA Tuesday team about the legacy of Kobe Bryant as Kobe gets his statue in front of Staples Center.
Shaq and Chuck have a friendly card game.
"This sound familiar, Ernie?" pic.twitter.com/pqv35WZYan— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 9, 2024
And Shaq really needs to take his mic off in the bathroom. Be more sanitary.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
I don't even know what the main event is anymore.
Tonight in video game music
Re-live the incredible Legend of Zelda Orchestra Concert from this morning.
That's it for the second 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!