Shacknews Dump - August 19, 2022

We're sorry to keep you waiting, but the hearty news discussion is back on the menu with the return of the Shacknews Dump!


It’s been a little bit since TJ and Blake have gotten together to host a proper Shacknews Dump. We’ve been busy! But no matter, we are back, and the Dump is back with us. Tune in as we talk about all sorts of the week’s hottest news, including the sweaty embrace of Embracer Group’s myriad of acquisitions.

On this August 19 edition of the Shacknews Dump, we discuss the Embracer Group acquisitions that took place earlier this week and what they could mean. Embracer got the IP rights to Lord of the Rings movies and games. Are Daedalic and Private Division’s LOTR games safe? Moreover, we talk about allegations that hit Nintendo this week and Doug Bowser’s response to the matter. Finally, Arcade1UP had a huge announcement with the return of NFL Blitz. Will this new cab satisfy our ‘member berries'?

Tune in as we talk about these and other hot news topics 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 below.

Here’s the rundown of topics coming at you on today’s Shacknews Dump:

As always, we’d like to thank everyone who tunes into the Shacknews Dump and other ShackStream productions like it. Your viewership and engagement mean a lot to us. If you’d like to support our livestream endeavors further, then consider following and subscribing to the Shacknews Twitch channel. You can even do it for free if you have an Amazon Prime account. Just link it up to your Twitch account via Prime Gaming to get yourself a free Twitch subscription to use as you please each month. If you’d like to throw that free subscription our way, we would be happy to have it.

We’re not going to embrace you over it, but Embracer might if you make a cool game or IP. Tune in as we talk about this and other hot news topics on the Shacknews Dump 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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