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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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ Serves up Major Changes Following Year 2

February 22, 2017 |

Deck: How continued support can make-up for a rough start

Brooke Nicholson Contributing Writer

“Rainbow Six”, the highly tactical, modern video game franchise following the fictional international counter-terrorist unit, Rainbow, has successfully pumped out 18 games after the initial release of Tom … Read More

‘Nioh’ Review: A New Take on the Souls Games

February 16, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

Team Ninja, the creators of the “Ninja Gaiden” series, have developed their own take on the “Souls-like” RPG with “Nioh.” Set in the warring states period of Japan, the story revolves around a stone called the Amrita … 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

‘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

“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

Deterring Campus Violence with the ROBOCOPP Sound Grenade

April 19, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The widespread problem of campus sexual assaults and campus violence is one with no single solution and requires a change in the foundational perception of campus violence. In the meantime, a myriad of personal safety devices have … Read More

“Breaking in” to Escape Room Virginia Beach

April 11, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

When ODU senior Shannon Moore met David Blackstock, she had no idea the friendship would lead to becoming a game master at Escape Room Virginia Beach. As it turned out, designing devious puzzles for teams to solve … Read More