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Mace & Crown | July 20, 2017

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Gaming Archives * Mace & Crown

A History of Home and Handheld Consoles

June 10, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have been big names in the video game industry. All three have released consoles for gamers to play the latest games on over the years. Nintendo and Sony have even launched portable … Read More

‘Prey’ Review: Popular Shooter Returns to Xbox One, PS4 and PC

June 9, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

“Prey” was released by Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios on May 26, 2017 on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. This open world game is a first person survival shooter. It was made as a reboot … Read More

DevCon Teaches the Ins and Outs of Making Games

April 8, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Contributing Writer

In its second year, Pixelfest, Norfolk’s own gaming festival centered around the art of gaming and all its concepts, was held at the Slover Library from April 7-9. Fans and video gamers from around the area … Read More

PixelFest Attracts Vendors, Hosts Game Jam

April 8, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

PixelFest, the rapidly growing, local video game convention held at Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk this weekend featured a family-friendly atmosphere welcoming guests to multiple floors of interactive workshops and games. It not only provided locals … Read More

Six Floors of Fun and Games at PixelFest!

April 8, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Assistant Technology Editor

Gamers and vendors united under one roof this weekend at the Slover Library in Norfolk. PixelFest 2017 was a free event going into its second year featuring game developers, a developer’s conference, music and game … Read More

PAX East Brings Gamers the Latest in the Industry

March 22, 2017 |

Brooke Nicole | Contributing Writer

One of gaming’s biggest and innovative technology conventions in the nation was recently held in Boston over the weekend of March 10-12. The convention, which is an east coast offshoot of the Seattle-based convention PAX West, … Read More

PixelFest 2017 Expectations From a 2016 Attendee

February 23, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

PixelFest made its debut last year in the City of Norfolk with over 4,000 attendees. The convention is a free, three-day, family-friendly event held in the Slover Library. There are six floors of video game inspired activities … Read More

‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ Serves up Major Changes Following Year 2

February 22, 2017 |

Deck: How continued support can make-up for a rough start

Brooke Nicholson Contributing Writer

“Rainbow Six”, the highly tactical, modern video game franchise following the fictional international counter-terrorist unit, Rainbow, has successfully pumped out 18 games after the initial release of Tom … Read More

Valve to Replace ‘Steam Greenlight’ with ‘Steam Direct’

February 16, 2017 |

Nathan Laplante Contributing Writer

Valve Corporation, the company behind the popular online game marketplace “Steam,” has recently revealed that they fully intend to replace their controversial Greenlight program with a new service called “Steam Direct.” The Steam Greenlight Program was launched … Read More

‘Nioh’ Review: A New Take on the Souls Games

February 16, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

Team Ninja, the creators of the “Ninja Gaiden” series, have developed their own take on the “Souls-like” RPG with “Nioh.” Set in the warring states period of Japan, the story revolves around a stone called the Amrita … Read More

‘For Honor’ For Sure

February 9, 2017 | 1

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The world of Ubisoft’s upcoming medieval multiplayer hack-and-slash-em-up “For Honor” is one where knights, Vikings and samurai wage war forever in a clash swords, shields and axes. The beta for “For Honor” was opened to the public … Read More

Should You Make the ‘Switch?’

February 3, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

Nintendo seems to be attempting to keep pace with competitors Sony and Microsoft as they promote their upcoming console, Nintendo Switch. While this platform is more like a modern console than its predecessor, Nintendo is taking risks … Read More

PixelFest 2017 Preview

February 2, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

Norfolk’s first gaming festival is returning for its second year, and if you’re a gamer, interested in gaming or interested in local game development,  PixelFest may be the place for you.

PixelFest is a three day event … Read More

‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ Review: Back to Basics

January 27, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The Resident Evil video game series is one with a storied and troubled history. It began as one of the greats of the survival horror genre in 1996, then peaked with “Resident Evil 4” in 2005. After … Read More

Nintendo: Next Console Detailed at Presentation

January 19, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

Staying up late on Jan. 12 made the wait worthwhile as Nintendo held its presentation on the Nintendo Switch. The presentation detailed the latest console, which was revealed in October. The 11 p.m. EST presentation provided … Read More

The Game Awards 2016: Premiers and Announcements

December 2, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

Produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards are the answer to more corporate-centric video game award shows and presentations like its predecessor the Spike Video Game Awards. Beginning in 2014, The Game Awards have annually … Read More