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Mace & Crown | October 18, 2017

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Gaming Archives * Page 3 of 4 * Mace & Crown

‘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

Fallout 4 Review: Same Wasteland, New Tricks

November 15, 2015 |

David Thornton Copy Editor

The long-awaited return to the post-nuclear wasteland of the Fallout series with Fallout 4, strikes an admirable balance between delivering an experience familiar enough to please hardcore fans, and new … Read More

“The Beginner’s Guide” Review: Getting to Know Someone

October 1, 2015 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

When “The Stanley Parable” was released in July of 2011, it was met with critical acclaim. The game’s excellent use of narration and subversion of players’ expectations turned a mere … Read More

Sony announces New Games at Tokyo Game Show

September 17, 2015 |

Robert Williams Contributing Writer

Tokyo Game Show 2015 is here to bring all of the big gaming news coming out of Japan. Below are some of the top stories from TGS.

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Figurines Come to Life in Games

September 11, 2015 |

By Audra Reigle Contributing Writer

Anyone who has taken a walk through the video game section of a Walmart or Target recently has probably noticed the sections dedicated to these colorful plastic figurines. These … Read More

“Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain” First Impressions

September 10, 2015 |

By Robert Williams Contributing Writer

Spoiler Free.

Imagine infiltrating an outpost with the works: guards, snipers and spotlights fanning across the area looking for anyone who dares to … Read More