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Shacknews Dump - August 27, 2021

Join us on the Shacknews Dump as we discuss Gamescom, Opening Night Live, and plenty of more gaming news from the week.


Another news week has come and gone, and this one was thick as heck. The digital Gamescom 2021 took place this week, and with it, Opening Night Live, an Xbox showcase, and plenty more. It wasn’t the only thing either. Join us as we talk about all the biggest news from the week on the latest Shacknews Dump.

On this August 27 edition of the Shacknews Dump, we’re of course hitting some of the highlights of the Gamescom news cycle, including Halo release dates, April O’Neil as a playable character in several video games, and plenty more. Activision Blizzard’s legal hole may be deepening after allegations that it may have been destroying documents relevant to the lawsuit. Also, Fortnite launched a Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit. Is that the right place for an MLK exhibit?

Join us as we chat about these topics and more on the Shacknews Dump, going live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. You can also watch just below.

Here’s the rundown of topics on today’s Shacknews Dump.

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Gamescom, Opening Night Live, and the latest mess out of Acti-Blizz await on today’s Shacknews Dump. Catch these topics and more as we go live 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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