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Shacknews Dump - March 4, 2022

On this week's Shacknews Dump, Epic Games acquires... Bandcamp? Sure enough, we talk about this and other hot news stories.


What a wild year it has been for acquisitions. Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard, PlayStation is acquiring Bungie, and now Epic Games acquires Bandcamp. You’re going to want to acquire a seat and tune in as we talk about that last one and more on this week’s Shacknews Dump.

On this March 4 edition of the Shacknews Dump, we dig into the strange and curious acquisition of music platform and market Bandcamp by Epic Games. What does it mean? Why would they do it? Moreover, is it good, bad, or a little of both? In other news, we look at the latest on Activision Blizzard. Apparently, it’s the Microsoft deal’s fault they can’t put a woman on their board even though they’ve had more than two years to do so. Moreover, we look at the outpouring of support for Ukraine throughout the gaming industry.

Join us as we talk about these and further news stories on today’s Shacknews Dump, going live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET. You can also watch it below.

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

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Acquisition bingo is getting buck wild in 2022. Tune into the Shacknews Dump as we talk about Epic Games getting its mitts on Bandcamp and more. We’ll be going 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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