It’s the end of the week and the stories have come and gone, but some stay with us more than others. Microsoft had some interesting things to share about Game Pass games, and Sega was full of good news for fans and its employees. We’ll be discussing these topics and more on today’s episode of the Shacknews Dump.
On this February 17 edition of the Dump, we’ll also be dipping into the dirty details of Firaxis leadership shake-ups. XCOM and Midnight Suns director Jake Solomon is out, but a new Civilization game is in the works? Sounds good and bad. Moreover, amazing musician and apparent good guy Mick Gordon made the soundtrack for Atomic Heart, but the money he would have been paid is going towards Ukraine crisis relief. Sounds like a winner in our book.
Tune in as we discuss 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 catch the show below.
Here’s the rundown of topics coming at you on the Shacknews Dump today:
- Sega says Sonic Frontiers sales exceeded expectations
- Sega raises annual employee salaries in Japan by 15%
- Microsoft confirms that Xbox Game Pass hurts game sales
- Mick Gordon donates his Atomic Heart soundtrack fee to aid Ukraine
- Firaxis Games confirms next Civilization game in development as studio leads depart
- Wild Hearts review: Beauty and elegance of the hunt
- Wanted: Dead review: Fatal errors
- The Super Mario Bros Super Show theme returned in an ad for the Mario Bros. Movie
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The Shacknews Dump will be coming at you with this week’s Sega, Microsoft, and further gaming news, so tune in as we go live shortly!