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‘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

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