Happy Friday to everyone at Shacknews! It's time to wrap up another long week with news, memes, and fun. Let's jump into this Friday edition of Evening Reading.
- Have a Nice Death devs talk underworld office life heading into Early Access
- Organizations you can donate to in support of Ukraine
- GTA5 and GTA Online progress transfer to PS5 & Xbox Series X/S available now
- Microsoft suspends new sales & business in Russia in support of Ukraine
- Sony Pulls Gran Turismo 7 from the Russian PlayStation Store
- Biden signs Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 into law
- Denuvo's effects on Total War: Warhammer 3 are being 'extensively tested'
- DONTNOD donates 30,000 Euros to the Red Cross in Ukraine
- Activision Blizzard (ATVI) blames failure to meet board diversity requirement on Microsoft deal
- EA halts sales of games and Origin services in Russia and Belarus
- Tesla's German Gigafactory gets conditional approval to start commercial production
- 11 bit studios fundraiser ends with $850,000 donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross
- Apple shareholders vote for civil rights audit, against company's recommendation
- Unboxing & review: Lord of the Rings action figures
- The House of the Dead: Remake Nintendo Switch release date set for April 2022
- Activision Blizzard's Bobby Kotick leaving Coca-Cola board of directors
- Activision Blizzard sued for wrongful death after employee suicide
- Shack Chat: What is your racing game dream car?
And, because it's the weekend, go find yourself something to play!
- Weekend Console Download Deals for Mar. 4: PlayStation Essential Picks
- Weekend PC Download Deals for Mar. 4: Steam Remote Play Together Sale
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is about to dive head-first into Ragnarok with Odin's story. Prepare for the Dawn of Ragnarok expansion, which is coming out next week, with this video. (Beware of spoilers!) And if you want to learn more, check out our recent preview.
Weird West is coming out at the end of the month, so start prepping for it by checking out this developer playthrough.
Final Fantasy XIV begins a new era with Patch 6.1. If you want an idea of what's coming, set aside a few hours and check out this latest Letter from the Producer stream.
Checking in with Frost Fatales
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick)
Captain Toad is secretly nefarious? His happy little face makes it so hard to suspect him of anything!
Also, this is a good time to note that right about... the time of this post, Frost Fatales will have hopefully hit the incentive for Games Done Quick's first official Metroid Dread run! Tune in to the Games Done Quick Twitch channel for that!
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k)
Download Shackpets today!
Guess the ad!
Thai ads hit different pic.twitter.com/iJnDi31ZLG
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX)
You'll be pleasantly surprised.
I am the man who knocks!
The average Elden Ring experience pic.twitter.com/qaimkb2pFC
— Dolan Dark (@DolanDark)
And speaking of Elden Ring...
Elden Ring: Week 2
Let's see some more of Elden Ring!
Elden Ring was made for me specifically nobody else. pic.twitter.com/daqDklXnBw
— the empath gamer (@Papapishu)
It's a long fall to the bottom.
Elden Ring is rated M for Mature but I am the opposite of that LMFAOOOOOOO help pic.twitter.com/L9JnQ4wSc9
— Stella (@ParallaxStella)
Just give her another slap on the bottom!
officially found the coolest build in elden ring pic.twitter.com/KkaBnvgvfA
— DJB Unchained (@cringebusted)
Are you a fan of knives?
I uninstalled Elden ring again..cause no pic.twitter.com/GxawFhoBkl
— prodiscius (@Prodiscius)
I mean, what do you expect to happen when you go through strange portals? Has GLaDOS not taught anybody anything?
— Andrea Chen (@AndreaZChen)
Watch that first step!
Speaking of which, how's Max's Elden Ring journey going?
— Jorge Constantini (@itotweets_)
Once again, feel free to upload your own Elden Ring clips in the comments or go ahead and peruse the Chatty. Elden Ring threads are happening on a daily basis now.
This week in Shaqnews
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT)
Some solid Shaq-anomics at work there.
IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!
A lot has happened in the world of wrestling this week, but for tonight, we focus on a very rare candid interview with Vince McMahon himself.
— Gump Cathcart (@bubbagumpino)
If you missed some of the NXT Takeovers from the last few years, Pat McAfee is a deceptively great pro wrestler. Watching him work Wrestlemania will be a treat.
Also, AEW Revolution is this weekend! Here's CM Punk from tonight's Rampage, illustrating why he's the best in the business.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW)
Tonight in video game music
ToxicEternity is here to bring his metal spin on Gang-Plank Galleon from Donkey Kong Country.
That's your Evening Reading to send you into this first weekend of March. 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!