Shacknews Dump - February 3, 2023

All the live-service games are headed to a farm upstate! We discuss this and more of the hottest gaming news on today's Shacknews Dump.


It’s never a cool thing to see games, especially good ones, shut down, but this week has been full of discontinued live-service titles. Meanwhile, does Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo bowing out of E3 spell disaster for the event? We talk about these and other hot news topics on today’s Shacknews Dump!

On this February 3 edition of the Shacknews Dump, Google has a protest on its hands for the mass layoffs it just carried out. Was it really about the economy? Union workers within the company don’t think so. In other news, Back 4 Blood is shutting down because Turtle Rock Studios is working on something new and doesn’t have the bandwidth to continue to create new things for the game. Was Back 4 Blood too short-lived?

Join us as we discuss these and further hot news topics from the week on this episode of 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 today’s topics on the Shacknews Dump:

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The Dump isn’t beholden to selling battle passes and seasons, so we’re still around. Tune as we go live with the week’s hottest gaming and tech news topics 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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