Boo, it’s spooky month y’all! October is here and we’ve got a grab bag of candied news to unload on another episode of the Shacknews Dump!
On this October 2 edition of the Shacknews Dump, promises were broken. Despite claiming it would not resort to crunch and delaying Cyberpunk 2077 several times to avoid the issue, it would appear that CD Projekt RED is choosing to crunch out the last weeks to the game’s release after all. And they pretty much have to now because Keanu Reeves said Cyberpunk 2077 was coming soon in the NBA Finals, right? Meanwhile, over in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scene, did the game just get it’s most high-profile crossover yet? 150 million players can’t be wrong as Minecraft makes its blocky way into Smash Bros with Steve joining the roster. Also, we take a small moment to talk about WB Games, Hogwarts Legacy, and the problematic and arguably anti-trans sentiments of J.K. Rowling.
Join us as we talk about these hot news items and more on the Shacknews Dump, going live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 1:15 p.m. PT / 4:15 p.m. ET. You can also catch the show live below.
Here’s what’s coming on today’s Shacknews Dump agenda:
- Ubisoft CEO reveals roughly 25% of employees witnessed or experienced misconduct
- Cyberpunk 2077 devs to undergo crunch time, despite statement they would not
- CD Projekt RED head of studio releases statement on crunch time
- Minecraft's Steve is the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter
- Opinion: WB Games' PR dance around J.K. Rowling isn't helping Hogwarts Legacy
- United States voter registration dates and deadlines for 2020 election
- Senate subpoenas Google, Facebook, & Twitter CEOs to testify over liability law concerns
- Star Wars: Squadrons review - It's not a trap
- Hades review: Godlike roguelike
- Going Under review: Stonks rising
- World of Warcraft: Shadowlands delayed to later this year
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The Shacknews Dump is going to get crunchy and crossover-y and all sorts of mixed up, so get ready for an assorted blast of gaming news goodness as we go live shortly!
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