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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

PixelFest 2017 Expectations From a 2016 Attendee

February 23, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

PixelFest made its debut last year in the City of Norfolk with over 4,000 attendees. The convention is a free, three-day, family-friendly event held in the Slover Library. There are six floors of video game inspired activities … Read More

‘For Honor’ For Sure

February 9, 2017 | 1

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The world of Ubisoft’s upcoming medieval multiplayer hack-and-slash-em-up “For Honor” is one where knights, Vikings and samurai wage war forever in a clash swords, shields and axes. The beta for “For Honor” was opened to the public … Read More

Players Reach News Depths and Heights with ‘Bioshock: The Collection’

September 24, 2016 |

<h5>Brooke Nicholson

Contributing Writer</h5>

“Bioshock: The Collection” lets newcomers travel back to the infamous cities of Rapture and Columbia with the newest, remastered edition of all three games in the series. After receiving positive reviews  for each game upon their original release, … Read More

‘World of Warcraft’ Attempts Successful Game to Film Crossover

May 6, 2016 | 2

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The “World of Warcraft” movie, “Warcraft,” is set to premiere this June, and by all accounts, the film looks promising as the fabled “good” video game movie. Despite looking like another CGI monstrosity, more than its contemporaries, the … 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

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

Chuck Ragan: Changing the Sound of Soundtracks

February 16, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Contributing Writer

Singer-songwriter Chuck Ragan released music for his debut soundtrack recording, “The Flame in the Flood,” on Feb. 4. The soundtrack was written for the wilderness survival video game, “The Flame in the Flood,” which is set in … Read More

Student Organization Spotlight: Video Game Design & Development Club

January 24, 2016 |

Corbin Pangilinan Contributing Writer

Two years ago, an arcade cabinet showed up in the Webb Center. It has become a fixture ever since, alongside the statue of Big Blue. Its presence has roots in one of ODU’s recently formed clubs on … 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

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