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Shacknews Dump - April 23, 2021

It's another action-packed weekend stream of gaming news coming at you in the Shacknews Dump as Discord ditches Microsoft at the altar and more!


It’s another fine weekend on the interwebs and in the world of video game and technology news, and we’re bringing it together as we always do in one dense and delightful stream. Are you ready for another Shacknews Dump? We are!

On this April 23 edition of the Shacknews Dump, Discord decided it wasn’t ready for commitment and remains free from acquisition for a bit longer after rumors of talks with Microsoft. That’s not all, PlayStation may be upping its game with the testing of a new video service that utilizes the Sony Pictures empire and will be rolled into PS Plus subscriptions. Also, the hand and face of Overwatch itself, Jeff Kaplan, has left Blizzard. What does it mean for the franchise?

Tune in as we discuss these topics and more as we go live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET with the Shacknews Dump! You can also watch just below.

Here’s the rundown of topics coming up on the Shacknews Dump today:

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Discord may have dropped Microsoft like a bad habit, but we won’t ever let you down. So tune into the Shacknews Dump and check it out as we talk about this and other hot news gaming topics shortly.

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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