Shacknews Dump - February 17, 2023

Sega posted wins while Microsoft posted woes this week. Tune in as we talk about these and more hot news topics on the Dump!


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:

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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!

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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