Shacknews Dump - June 25, 2021

We are cleared of E3 2021 and the duties that come with it. We're back to normal duties like the Shacknews Dump... and normal Dump duties.


The dust has settled, big summer game reveals have come and gone. There was an E3 2021 and there was quite a fantastic Shacknews E5 that followed. But now it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled fun, and that means a typical Shacknews Dump full of the week’s most interesting gaming news.

On This June 25 edition of the Shacknews Dump, we got a peak at the havoc that Microsoft intends to wreak on our PCs when it launches the Windows 11 OS this coming holiday. It doesn’t sound all bad, but open beta access is also coming. Enter if you dare. Meanwhile, Sonic the Hedgehog turned 30 this week and there was a bunch of fantastic Sonic news including a full orchestral concert celebrating the series and its iconic music.

You can find these and other news stories discussed today on the Shacknews Dump, which will go live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 1:40 p.m. PT / 4:40 p.m. ET. You can also watch the show just below at that time.

Here’s the rundown of topics that will be discussed on today’s Shacknews Dump:

As always, we’d like to thank everyone who tunes into the Shacknews Dump and other ShackStream productions. Your involvement and interaction makes these livestreams all the more worthwhile. If you’d like to help support our streams, don’t forget to follow and subscribe to the Shacknews Twitch channel. It helps us keep the lights on and if you link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account, you can even do it for free each month. Make Bezos spend his Bezos bucks instead of spending your own.

The Dump has Sonic and Windows out the wazoo this week, so tune in as we get ready to go live and close out the week with the hottest gaming topics.

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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