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  • 'Need For Speed: Payback' -- Wrong way

    'Need For Speed: Payback' -- Wrong way

    Shacknews.com Racing simulators are thriving within the genre these days, but arcade racers offer a brief respite from the tighter sim experiences and will always have a home with casual gamers. "Need For Speed" is a long-running series that has taken on many forms throughout its history, with...

  • 'Doom' on Nintendo Switch: What a time to be alive

    'Doom' on Nintendo Switch: What a time to be alive

    Shacknews.com Nintendo Switch continues its amazing launch year with a great parade of amazing third-party titles. Later this month, we will see "Rocket League" release on the convergence device. One company that appears to be jumping into the Switch ecosystem with both feet is Bethesda, with "Doom,"...

  • Headline here 'Spintires: MudRunner' review: A light in the darkness

    Shacknews.com First released in the summer of 2014, the original "Spintires" arrived on Steam with little fanfare as a log-transporting simulator featuring a lineup of Russian trucks. Using its novel mud physics, "Spintires" became a cult hit with PC gamers and has sold more than a million copies....

  • 'Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus' delivers an experience you won't soon forget

    Shacknews.com I went into "Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus" high on the idea of Nazi-killing. From a combat and stealth perspective, I had a good idea of what to expect, and I looked forward to dismembering Nazis, using the game as an outlet for all the rage I avoid sharing about this topic over...

  • 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' is visually stunning despite some of its quirks

    'Assassin's Creed: Origins' is visually stunning despite some of its quirks

    Shacknews.com There are a few things in life you can count on; summer will lead into fall, one of your friends will keep insisting that "Babylon 5" is actually worth watching, and Ubisoft will spend a billion dollars making sure you are doing generic open world missions, no matter how much you...

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  • Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Dave and Danny Brookman moved to the Peninsula from Narrows, VA to start working at the Newport News Shipyard. After 43-1/2 years, they will retire together at the end of 2016.

  • Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    HAMPTON — Hampton's Planning Commission has given the thumbs up to a series of new zoning types and rezoning measures to dictate how land can be used at Fort Monroe — but not without dissent over uses for the controversial Wherry Quarter. The provisions would create four special zoning districts...

  • Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    For more than 150 years after the celebrated Civil War ironclad USS Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., the landmark engines and pumps that drove history's first mechanized warship have been silent. Recovered from the Atlantic in 2001, the Victorian-era machines weighing more than 20 tons have...

  • Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    NEWPORT NEWS — Two different scenes played out in the city Friday on the same street corner. A mother wept on the sidewalk after hearing that the Newport News commonwealth's attorney's office had ruled that the police officer who killed her son was legally justified in the shooting. An hour later,...

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