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Mace & Crown | October 17, 2017

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Gaming Archives * Page 2 of 4 * Mace & Crown

Should You Make the ‘Switch?’

February 3, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

Nintendo seems to be attempting to keep pace with competitors Sony and Microsoft as they promote their upcoming console, Nintendo Switch. While this platform is more like a modern console than its predecessor, Nintendo is taking risks … Read More

PixelFest 2017 Preview

February 2, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

Norfolk’s first gaming festival is returning for its second year, and if you’re a gamer, interested in gaming or interested in local game development,  PixelFest may be the place for you.

PixelFest is a three day event … Read More

‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ Review: Back to Basics

January 27, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The Resident Evil video game series is one with a storied and troubled history. It began as one of the greats of the survival horror genre in 1996, then peaked with “Resident Evil 4” in 2005. After … Read More

Nintendo: Next Console Detailed at Presentation

January 19, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

Staying up late on Jan. 12 made the wait worthwhile as Nintendo held its presentation on the Nintendo Switch. The presentation detailed the latest console, which was revealed in October. The 11 p.m. EST presentation provided … Read More

The Game Awards 2016: Premiers and Announcements

December 2, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

Produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards are the answer to more corporate-centric video game award shows and presentations like its predecessor the Spike Video Game Awards. Beginning in 2014, The Game Awards have annually … Read More

“Pokémon Sun and Moon:” An Actual Evolution of the Franchise

November 30, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

Seven generations and 20 years later, the Pokémon franchise continues to show no sign of slowing down. While previous generation of Pokémon have gradually added to and iterated on the tried and true “gotta catch’em all” formula, “Pokémon … Read More

Experience Nintendo Nostalgia with the New NES

November 28, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Staff Writer

Nintendo is throwing us back to the past with the recent re-release of one of their earliest systems. The original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released in 1985. Back then, you needed a cartridge to play their … Read More

‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:’ Great Campaign, Failing Multiplayer

November 11, 2016 |

Morgan Engelhardt News Editor

On Nov. 4, Activision released its newest installment in the “Call of Duty” series: Infinite Warfare. The game was released in three different versions: Standard Edition, Legacy and Legacy Pro. Standard contained just Infinite Warfare, while Legacy and … Read More

“Paper Mario: Color Splash” Is A Step in the Right Direction

October 28, 2016 |

Robert Younger Contributing Writer

Mario is widely considered by many to be the quintessential video game character. Whether it’s in his traditional platformers or the myriad of spin-offs under his belt, Mario’s games have been played and loved by … Read More

“Civilization VI” Review: Standing the Test of Time

October 21, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The Civilization franchise is widely considered to the benchmark against which all over 4X (explore, expand, exploit and exterminate) strategy games have been measured against. The series continues to hold that lofty position with the release of … Read More

The Rise of E-Sports

October 14, 2016 |

<h5>Audra Reigle

Staff Writer</h5>

There has been a recent rise in popularity in e-sports in the United States. E-sports are defined as competitive video games that are being treated as a sport. Many modern games have competitive aspects to them to allow … Read More

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