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Gaming Archives * Mace & Crown

A new challenger arises: The resurgence of competitive gaming

March 24, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

Competitive video games are experiencing a kind renaissance at the moment. Competitive, team-based games such as “Overwatch,” “League of Legends” (LoL), “Rainbow Six: Siege,” “Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG), “Fortnite” and games of the like have … Read More

“The Evil Within 2” Brings More Scares

March 17, 2018 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor

This article may contain spoilers of “The Evil Within” franchise.

 

The first “The Evil Within,” developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda, brought players a new experience in the horror survival genre back in October … Read More

Judging a game by its color: Persons of color in historical shooters

January 31, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

 

The dust has finally settled, following the release of the hit shooters “Battlefield 1” and “Call of Duty World War 2.” Both games were the subject of controversy among more political and historical-minded gamers, who … Read More

Make friends with animals and humans in ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’

December 16, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

 

“Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” came to mobile devices on Nov. 21. Fans of the “Animal Crossing” series could finally play the game on the go and with their friends.

 

For the most part, the game is more … Read More

The Game Awards 2017 recap

December 16, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

 

The 2017 Game Awards were held on Dec. 7 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but they were streamed around the world. This year was a year of firsts for The Game Awards, which were … Read More

‘Pokemon Ultra Sun’ and ‘Pokemon Ultra Moon’ bring new features to last year’s games

December 10, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

 

Another Pokemon game hit shelves on Nov. 17 with the launch of “Pokemon Ultra Sun” and “Pokemon Ultra Moon.” The 3DS games bring new features and Pokemon to the Alola region introduced in last year’s “Pokemon … Read More

PC games to play with your friends

November 19, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

 

You’ve got your friends, and you’re ready to play a game together. The problem is you’ve already played all of the games you own together, and you’re looking for something new. Here are some games that … Read More

Golden Joystick Awards 2017 Recap

November 18, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

 

The 35th Golden Joystick Awards were held on Nov. 17 in London’s Bloomsbury Big Top. The show was hosted by Danny Wallace with a pre-show hosted by Keza MacDonald and Ellie Gibson. Three million votes were cast to … Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ returns to its roots

November 18, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor

 

Since its initial release in 2007, “Assassin’s Creed” is the one game players know they will get a new game to add to the ever-growing collection every year. “Assassin’s Creed” quickly became one of the … Read More

‘Animal Crossing’ for mobile devices announced

October 29, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

 

“Animal Crossing” fans have a new game to look forward to. Nintendo had an Animal Crossing Mobile Direct at 11 p.m. EST on October 24. The Direct was only about 14 minutes long, but it was … Read More

‘Destiny 2:’ The gang’s all here

October 4, 2017 |

James Finney | Contributing Writer

On Sept. 6, 2017, Bungie invited gamers all around the world to a second serving of their latest IP, “Destiny 2.” Bungie enticed the “Destiny” community to return with the promise of a new helping of … Read More

Get lost in ‘Hearthstone’

October 4, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

“Hearthstone” is the game to play with friends in your free time. Esports is gaining popularity in both the media and on ODU’s campus. It is competitive online gaming that is played either in teams or … Read More

The truth about the Webb’s Gamer Den

October 4, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

The gamer is one of the many diverse personas that make up Old Dominion University. Have you ever walked into the Webb and passed through the center where an active group of gamers preside? It is … Read More

‘Madden’ Brings New Features to a Classic Title

October 4, 2017 |

Kevin Washington | Contributing Writer

 

Coming around with the same frequency as your birthday, this year’s iteration of “Madden” is finally out. This year’s iteration finally rebranded itself with a brand new “Frostbite” engine. The game is significantly better and all … Read More

Bethesda brings you more ‘Fallout’ with Game of the Year Edition and VR

October 1, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor

The highly anticipated sequel to “Fallout: New Vegas” had fans crowded in GameStops at midnight on Nov. 10, 2015. “Fallout 4” brought back the apocalypse that fans of the successful series knew and loved better … Read More

Nintendo Direct Showcases Upcoming Titles

September 16, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

A Nintendo Direct, aired on Sept. 13, released new information about upcoming games for the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch. Much of the 45-minute stream focused on briefly going over upcoming games.

More information was given … Read More