Welcome to the month of July, friends. After a week away, I’m back to bring you another round of news, memes, and entertainment. This is the Friday edition of Evening Reading!
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
Shacknews took Friday off in observance of Canada Day, but we still posted a few items for you to read.
- Summer Games Done Quick 2022: Watch Day 6 here
- 7 beat ’em up classics we want Dotemu to revive
- Voyager crypto platform suspends trading, deposits, and withdrawals
- Shack Chat: What’s your favorite video game DLC of all time?
And, because it’s the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for July 1: Nintendo Big Ol’ Super Sale
- Weekend PC Download Deals for July 1: Steam Summer Sale continues
Around the gaming horn
New DLC is coming to Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. If you own it on Steam, you can actually get it right now!
If you’re curious about new Locations that will debut with Hearthstone’s upcoming Murder At Castle Nathria expansion, you can learn more about them with this stream. We’ll have an interview with the dev team up early next week right here at Shacknews!
It’s time, once again, to celebrate Rocket League’s anniversary! This year, you can check out a brand new limited time event! Learn more on the Rocket League website!
Lastly, this one’s for you Trackmania players. The 2022 Summer Campaign is out right now.
And now… Other Stuff From The Internet!!!
The battle of the ages! Sir Bork pic.twitter.com/FMHvC2MEDh
— Friggan (@CaptFriggan)
You can’t fool me! I know a genuine Zacian when I see it!
Blending in with your prey
Puppy thinks he’s a bunny.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/7sIs2zGfWq
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden)
To catch the runny babbit, you must be the runny babbit.
WHAT ARE YOU STANDING UP FOR???
“Surprise! Forgetting about the boss aint wise!” pic.twitter.com/yY30L4dePJ
— Majin 「O」bama @ Fighting Monday I guess (@2dJazz)
Cuphead’s new DLC means we’re right back to moments like these, where this game just crushes your soul.
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man!
Sorry, Mattress Firm, but you’re losing the battle of the wavy tube men to the cannabis shop next door today! pic.twitter.com/v6PX9eTycF
— Carolyn Petit (@carolynmichelle)
Rumors that Al Harrington was spotted in the area have not been confirmed.
Only one scene from Anime Expo
— Anime News Network (@Anime)
In related news, we are still in a pandemic.
Nothing but the Hotfix Scenes from Summer Games Done Quick 2022
No GDQ Hotfix this week, because of Summer Games Done Quick happening all week! It’s even happening as this post is going up! Let’s look at a few highlights from the week.
This will be on the test.
Thank you @Corvimae for the lesson on how experience works in generation 8! Will the slides be available for us to review at home after @eddaket‘s run ends? #SGDQ2022 https://t.co/EkinCsiNtf pic.twitter.com/F0dXR8Aii8
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick)
Make sure you’re writing all this down somewhere.
IT’S REALLY QUITE SIMPLE!
why speed run when you can speed pogo?@spikevegeta full pogo full pogo full pogo and WIN
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick)
Cranky Kong doing his best Scrooge McDuck impression.
Not mentioned: The donation that came “Link Falling” that just said “HYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!”
The beauty of movement in DOOM Eternal.
— Forever Classic Games LLC (@ForeverXClassic)
The TASBot Ocarina of Time run has to be seen to be believed.
— Esteban Martinez (@TheBesteban)
Epic finale video incoming this weekend!
$1.5 MILLION Y’ALL!!! #SGDQ2022
— Mr. Game and Shout (#PrizeHydra) (@MrGameAndShout)
Remember that when main GDQ events aren’t happening, you can watch GDQ’s Hotfix shows every week at the Games Done Quick Twitch account.
This week in Shaqnews
I’m almost running out of side quests
— SHAQ.SOL (@SHAQ)
Shaq is just waiting for DLC now.
IT’S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
I loved The Pixies for Orange Cassidy, but Jefferson Starship works, too, I guess.
Oh, and I guess it’s time to post about Blood and Guts!
A round of applause to all involved. Also, I can’t stand this theme for Claudio. I know it’s not good. Yet, I can’t get it out of my head. It’s been running through my head for six days.
Tonight in video game music
We end with melancholic violin from TeraCMusic, who covered the Loneliness track from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
That’s your Evening Reading to send you into this first weekend of July. 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!