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Gaming Archives * Mace and Crown

World War 2 setting confirmed for ‘Battlefield V’

May 22, 2018 |

James Finney | Technology Editor

On May 21, Dice released a 20-second teaser video via their social media profiles of “Battlefield V” gameplay, confirming that the game takes place in WW2.

The short video begins in black, with the sound of man … Read More

Trevor Noah to host ‘Battlefield V’ event

May 17, 2018 |

James Finney | Technology Editor

On May 23, 2018, Trevor Noah will host the “Battlefield V” reveal event alongside members of the Dice development team.

The event will be streamed on the “Battlefield” YouTube channel as well as on the “Battlefield” official … Read More

‘God of War’ review: It’s not the ‘God of War’ you remember

April 29, 2018 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

(This review does not contain spoilers)

Kratos returns in the PS4 exclusive, “God of War,” as a wise father still fighting his past with the addition of Norse gods. Highly anticipated since the gameplay sneak-peak at E3 … Read More

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