Shacknews Dump - April 8, 2022

It's the kind of week where the incredibly rich are buying their way into companies that make them mad. We'll unpack it all on the Dump!


It has been an absolutely wild week in video game and technology news. Twitter is 9.2 percent more Elon-involved, Remedy is remaking two third-person shooter masterpieces, and Activision Blizzard…? It’s still Activision Blizzard. Tune in as we unpack this week’s hottest news on the Shacknews Dump!

On this April 8 edition of the Shacknews Dump, we take a look at the two-faced practice of Activision Blizzard finally treating its QA better… unless of course, they unionized. Elsewhere, Elon Musk bought 9.2 percent of a stake in Twitter and is joining its board. Coincidentally, Twitter finally announced it’s working on an Edit button. Also, Remedy has teamed up with Rockstar to officially begin remaking the first two Max Payne games. Can the innovators of Bullet Time bring new life to Payne?

Check out these and further hot news topics as we go live with the Shacknews Dump at 1:45 p.m. PT / 4:45 p.m. ET on the Shacknews Twitch channel. You can also watch it just below.

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

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We can’t just buy our way out of an annoying situation, but we can discuss them at length on the Shacknews Dump! Tune in as we go live to talk about all the hottest news topics from this week 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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