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Shacknews Dump - April 22, 2022

It's another weekend, which means it's time to digest all of the hottest news stories of the week on another packed Shacknews Dump!


It was a packed week of good gaming news, not the least of which was the reveal of a collection of new Meta Quest 2 games and a special PAX East 2022 presentation from the folks at Gearbox Publishing. As usual, we’re going to unpack the hottest stories with a hearty discussion on the Shacknews Dump!

On this April 22 episode of the Shacknews Dump, we get briefly into the latest goings on with Activision Blizzard, including the revelation that Microsoft apparently hasn’t discussed the situation of Bobby Kotick’s employment after the deal closes. There’s plenty more though. Portal writer Erik Wolpaw wants to get started on Portal 3 before everyone gets too old to do it. We’re also going to be diving into the Gearbox Publishing PAX East 2022 presentation that shared a number of cool reveals.

Tune in as we discuss these and further hot news stories from the week on the Shacknews Dump, going live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET. You can also watch below.

Here’s the rundown of stories on today’s Shacknews Dump:

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The gears are spinning on this week’s Shacknews Dump as we break down the goods from the Gearbox presentation, talk wistfully about Portal sequels, and more. Catch it all 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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