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Mace & Crown | March 25, 2017

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Gaming Archives * Page 2 of 3 * Mace & Crown

Unconventional Horror Games for Halloween

October 14, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart, technology editor

The world of AAA horror games has been in a slump in recent years. The trend can mostly be attributed to the need to appeal to a wider audience, some of whom might be more inclined to … Read More

“Paladins” Game Review: Slick Fun with Rough Edges

September 28, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

A colorful cast of cartoonish characters face-off against one another in a hero-based first person shooter with MOBA-like elements. No, I’m not talking about Blizzard’s “Overwatch.” I’m talking about “Paladins” by Hi-Rez Studios, a game that is … Read More

A Bevy of Trailers and News from TGS 2016

September 22, 2016 |

Robert Williams Contributing Writer

It’s that time of year again, and the Tokyo Game Show is back. TGS is a major gaming convention usually filled with an assortment of Japanese news, trailers, exclusives and big announcements. Unfortunately nothing too surprising happened … Read More

Comparing the Next Half-Generation of Game Consoles

September 14, 2016 |

Robert Williams

Contributing Writer

With only three years having passed since the PlayStation 4 was first released, a new system has been announced; The PS4 Pro, slated for release on Nov. 10. Even though the PS4 Pro has been hyped to help solidify … Read More

Games of Fall 2016: Editor’s Choice

September 9, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart

The fall semester has gone into full swing at Old Dominion University, and that means many students are beginning their new journey into the wider world of intellectual and cultural discovery. But between classes, clubs and jobs, students might … Read More

‘Pokémon Go’ Pro Tips from the Mace & Crown

July 22, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Staff Writer

“Pokémon Go” has taken over the world since the worldwide launch was delayed due to server issues that plagued the game. Nevertheless, the augmented reality has made players get up, go out and try to catch them all! … Read More

Pokémon GO Catches Success

July 13, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

“Pokémon GO,” the mobile game app released in beta on July 6, in less than a week has taken the world by storm. Developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, “Pokémon GO” is a mobile game … Read More

The Indie Games of Pixelfest 2016

April 21, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

“Swapfire” by Midnight Status

What began as the result of a seven day game jam, “Swapfire” is a new take on the first person shooter by developer Midnight Status. Like Valve’s dimension-bending hit “Portal,”“Swapfire” introduces a simple puzzle … Read More

Video Game Design Club to Participate in PixelFest

March 29, 2016 |

Corbin Pangilinan Contributing Writer

Game development in Norfolk is about to receive a big boost. An indie game development team known as Midnight Status has been planning an event to draw together the dev community in Norfolk– PixelFest. Taking place April … Read More

Virtual Reality News, Game Developer Panels and Awards at GDC 2016

March 22, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Staff Writer

The Game Developers Conferences (GDC) ran from March 14 to 18 this year, and there were quite a few interesting stories and insights to come out of the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers. Like … Read More

Review: Final Fantasy Explorers

March 17, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Contributing Writer

If you were to put “Final Fantasy” and “Monster Hunter” together, you would get “Final Fantasy Explorers.” This game sets the player, a customizable explorer, in the world of Libertas. From there, the explorer sets out on … Read More

ODU Gamer Profile: Robert Younger

February 17, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

In ODU Gamer Profiles, we get to know a student on campus and what makes them a gamer. In this first profile, we get to know Robert Younger.

Younger is a communication major at ODU with a concentration … Read More

XCOM 2 Review: Good to See you Back, Commander

February 10, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

As the sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2012 game “XCOM: Enemy Unknown,” “XCOM 2” succeeds in all the ways needed to top its predecessor. Just like all the best sequels, “XCOM 2” fixes what didn’t work the first … Read More

Review: The Witness, So Many Puzzles

January 30, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Staff Writer

“The Witness” is the newest game developed by Jonathan Blow, creator of the critically-acclaimed, independent game, “Braid.” The player awakes alone on a mysterious and beautiful island with no information or memory to speak of. The only … Read More

Video Game Review: Undertale

January 15, 2016 |

By Audra Reigle Contributing Writer

As a human in a world of monsters who want your soul, the “Undertale” player has two choices: befriend the monsters or fight them. That’s about all that can be said about the game as saying … Read More

Five Games to Watch in 2016

January 15, 2016 |

By Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

With 2015 in the books, we look forward to what the new year will hold for the gaming community.

Looking back, last year turned out to be a year of upsets and minor problems. Although major … Read More