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  • Soldier on through 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

    Soldier on through 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

    Shacknews.com While exploring an ancient facility known as a Vault on the planet Eos in "Mass Effect: Andromeda," I was asked by my AI assistant SAM to follow the coolant lines routed beyond a closed door. The lines wrapped around a corner and continued on through the door to the next area. It...

  • Take on 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' with your squad

    Take on 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' with your squad

    Shacknews.com "Ghost Recon: Wildlands" feels like a servant of two masters. The Tom Clancy name brings a sense of self-seriousness and geopolitical intrigue that's checkered throughout the premise, presentation, and attention to military detail. The other, an emphasis on co-op play and open-world...

  • Team up to solve puzzles in 'Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!'

    Team up to solve puzzles in 'Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!'

    Shacknews.com Have you ever taken a piece of construction paper and snipped away at it endlessly until you were left with some ornate design? That's probably a staple of most people's childhoods. Cutting away at colorful paper is just fun to do, because you either never know what you're going to...

  • 'Fast RMX' fulfills the need for speed

    'Fast RMX' fulfills the need for speed

    Shacknews.com The Nintendo Switch is upon us, and to many an "F-Zero" fan's chagrin, there isn't a new iteration of the game on the console yet. Will there ever be? It's not a sure thing. But that's why we have "Fast RMX," developer Shin'en's love letter to the frenetic racing series. Combining...

  • 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Review: The legend lives on

    'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Review: The legend lives on

    Shacknews.com "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is one of the best games I've ever played. It adds the expansive feeling of "The Elder Scrolls" series with that Nintendo magic to make an entirely engrossing experience. "Breath of the Wild" is the first significant move forward for the "Zelda"...

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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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