It’s time once again on this lovely Wednesday evening for everyone’s favorite daily wrap-up… Evening Reading! For those who might be new to our nightly Evening Reading features, they’re a way for you to quickly recap all the news and top shelf Shacknews content posted during the day. Additionally, they contain a number of fun finds from the net as a spicy little bonus. With that out of the way, it’s time now to pull up a chair, get comfy, and join us for tonight’s Evening Reading!

In case you missed it at Shacknews:

  • Watch the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Nintendo Direct here
  • Valorant update 5.0 patch notes add Pearl map and Ascendant rank
  • PlayStation bows out of Gamescom 2022
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass detailed during Nintendo Direct
  • Call of the Wild: The Angler is an upcoming open world fishing game
  • How crossplay works – TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Activision Blizzard (ATVI) shareholders re-elect Kotick to board of directors
  • Twitter Notes will let you blog on the platform
  • SEGA’s HYENAS is a new multiplayer shooter from Creative Assembly
  • DICE is so committed to fixing Battlefield 2042, it’s not starting any new projects
  • ShackStream: The Stevetendo show! Episode 206

And now, other stuff from the internet!

Scenery To Soak Up

What I wouldn’t give to soak up some of that scenery right now, honestly.


What this place needs is more baby elephant.

The world could use some more baby elephant cuteness.

Radioactive Spider Farm

Spider farm, spider farm, radioactive spider farm… 🎶

Summer Solstice

A day late here, but happy Summer solstice! 

Gotta Catch The Dot

Keeping little Sprigatito entertained.

I’d 100% Play That

Seriously, I would love a wrestling game comprised of video game villains. Someone should make one.


What is oatmeal, why is oatmeal… where… is oatmeal?

And now, a quick haiku

Well dang, now I want a snack.

More Music Stuff

Because I can never resist sharing music here in Evening Reading… here are some nostalgic tracks that bring me back to being an awkward little goth metalhead weirdo back in high school, starting with Cradle of Filth. 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God tracks are always a blast to play on guitar. 


Can’t forget classic Slipknot goodness and lyrics like… “I push my fingers into my eyes.”

Yes, I Like(d) Creed

Say what you will about Creed, but the group had some bangers back in the day. Also, given the recent release of The Quarry which includes the likes of actor David Arquette, you may find it interesting (or weird) that you can also see him in this Creed music video. 

And that brings the Evening Reading for Wednesday, June 22, to a close. Before we turn things over to Chatty, we want to quickly remind you that if you love what we do here at Shacknews and you want to support us, you can by subscribing to Shacknews Mercury for as little as $1 per month.

Deku says if you haven’t downloaded the Shackpets app you should, it’s free and full of cute pet pics, his included!

Alright, let’s turn it over to Chatty now. Have you found anything fun or interesting on the net you’d like to share with us? How are you doing in general, are you getting enough sleep and drinking enough water? Comment and let us know!