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Shacknews E6 2022: Best Games of the Midyear

The Shacknews staff goes through their picks for the best games to release in the first half of 2022.


If there’s one thing we love to do at Shacknews, it’s get together and gush over our favorite video games. We do this every year with the Shacknews Year of the Games, but this year we decided to start earlier with our Best Games of the Midyear panel for E6. Our entire staff met to discuss the standout games for in the first half of 2022, and you can watch the entire panel using the YouTube embed below.

It will come as no surprise to anyone that Elden Ring was mentioned more than once, but so too were games like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Horizon Forbidden West, Tunic, and many more. If you’re an avid gamer that’s enjoyed what 2022 has offered so far, grab a drink, and fire this panel up, then jump into the Chatty comments and let us know what you agree with, or what games made your personal list of bangers in the first half of this year.

There are plenty more panels, interviews, and content for you to dig into at Shacknews right now. We’d love for you to check out more of our E6 2022 content, including our livestream schedule. We’re talking to developers and covering your favorite games all week long.

Managing Editor

Bill, who is also known as Rumpo, is a lifelong gamer and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He made his mark early in his career through guide writing and a deep understanding of editorial SEO. He enjoys putting in the work to create a great content, be it a wild feature or grinding out an in-depth collectible guide. Tweet him @RumpoPlays if you have a question or comment about one of his articles.

From The Chatty
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    June 14, 2022 4:00 PM

    Bill Lavoy posted a new article, Shacknews E6 2022: Best Games of the Midyear

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      June 14, 2022 4:05 PM

      What other games have even been released in 2022, other than Elden Ring?

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      October 13, 2022 11:00 AM

      Very cool top! I would buy all the games at once, but I was fired a month ago and I live on welfare (
      Perhaps someone knows a good resource with game torrents? Yes, piracy is certainly not cool, but I promise, as soon as I have money, I will immediately buy everything!

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