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New Assassin’s Creed game announced after troubled release of Unity

December 9, 2014 | 2

Fans of the “Assassin’s Creed” series should hold onto their seatbelts, because next year Ubisoft is bringing nineteenth century London to life in their new game, “Assassin’s Creed: Victory” for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. After years of fan requests for this setting, Ubisoft will finally feature it in their next flagship title this […]Read More

Nintendo patents emulators: Prepare for nostalgia

December 9, 2014 |

There’s highly unlikely chance that Nintendo may be preparing to launch some of its titles on the mobile gaming market. This idea stems from the patent that the gaming company filed for emulation software compatible with smartphones and seat back screens on airplanes and trains. The patent is mostly a renewal on an older patent […]Read More

The Alienware Alpha: The next generation console

December 9, 2014 | 1

For those who want the ease of a computer but the enjoyment of a console, there is now a product that combines both: the Alienware Alpha. The newly released Alienware Alpha is both a PC and a console in one. The Alpha is controlled by the Xbox 360 gamepad, and doesn’t even require a keyboard […]Read More

Get smart about textbooks with CampusWise

November 23, 2014 |

A new way to buy and sell text books has become available for ODU students in the form of CampusWise.com. The brain child of sophomore Marketing and Physic majors, Max Hall and Austin Jones, CampusWise brings buyers and sellers together in a convenient hub that allows users to search for books without having to navigate […]Read More

Snapchat makes a bold move; implements direct mobile payment system

November 23, 2014 |

In this day and age, just about everyone with ties to social media has a Snapchat account. The popular app, which started out as a messaging system in which sent photos to each other, (photos that would expire after a set amount of seconds) has blossomed into much more. The most recent update titled “Snapcash”, which […]Read More

The Gaming Hub: “An interdisciplinary initiative for social change”

November 21, 2014 |

Gaming in the classroom is coming this spring semester with Old Dominion University’s newest interdisciplinary program, the Gaming Hub.  Students will learn how to construct, design, and market contracted games to discover how games can improve our lives and have real world significance.  The Hub consists of coordinated classes where students work with faculty to design and […]Read More

Forget Big Brother, Your Neighbor Might Be Watching

November 19, 2014 |

The peculiar site Insecam.com has over 73,000 security camera feeds and not a single one belongs to the website itself. That’s because all those camera feeds belong to people and businesses around the world who still use default passwords such as “admin” or “admin1234.” Many of the cameras that Insecam have hosted on their site […]Read More

Parkupine takes the sting out of parking in Norfolk

November 19, 2014 |

Searching for parking has been a thorn in the average commuter’s side for years. Few things are more infuriating on a Monday morning than weaving through all five levels of the North Constant parking garage in search of a parking space, only to find them all taken. Now, thanks to the new app, Parkupine, it […]Read More

Hottest video game bundles for the holiday season


November 19, 2014 |

Looking for a gift for someone who loves video games this holiday season, or trying to find good deals on video games just for yourself? With Cyber Monday and Black Friday coming up, there are multiple bundle sales going on at many stores such as Target, Best Buy, and on online stores. Some of the […]Read More

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 doubles down on the scares

November 15, 2014 |

The sudden release of “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2″ on Thursday caught the indie gaming scene by surprise. The game was scheduled for release at the end of the year, but its creator decided there was no point in waiting around for an already finished product, and released the game early on Steam. Like the original, […]Read More

Get from D.C. to New York in an hour by Maglev

November 12, 2014 |

Image Credit: Yosemite | http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode Imagine zooming along in a train suspended just above the tracks by incredibly strong magnets exceeding speeds of just over 300 mph. The D.C.-based company The Northeast Maglev is looking to make just such science fiction a reality in the United States. TNEM’s ultimate goal is to have these futuristic trains […]Read More

Seagate Kinetic Drive drops middle men out of the storage game

November 12, 2014 |

Storage servers have met their match. Hard drive manufacturer Seagate Technology released the new, innovative Kinetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and the open-source Kinetic platform on Nov. 3. The innovation behind the Kinetic HDD and platform lies in the multi-faceted approach to server integration. With the Kinetic platform and storage drives, storage servers have now […]Read More

Joystiq introduces charity-based “Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle”

November 12, 2014 |

The popularity of indie games and studios like Mojang, Twisted Pixel and Thatgamecompany has not gone unnoticed by Joystiq, who in late October introduced the “Name Your Own Price Game Design” bundle on their website. Anyone who purchases this bundle can choose between three charities to which to donate their money and earn a total […]Read More