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  • A frank assessment: 'Dead Rising 4' is a bloody good time

    A frank assessment: 'Dead Rising 4' is a bloody good time

    Shacknews.com "Dead Rising" has always been a better playground than storyteller. The zombie series began as a blatant homage to "Dawn of the Dead," and that afforded it a certain camp value that made mowing down countless undead feel right at home. After two departures, one even more cartoonish...

  • The seven best Oculus Touch games

    The seven best Oculus Touch games

    Shacknews.com Facebook's Oculus Touch controllers are out now for Oculus Rift. Are you still figuring out which games to pick up? These are seven VR games you have to experience. "The Unspoken" Magic is real. Its practitioners lurk in backrooms across the city. Duels play out in concealed urban...

  • How to buy, change clothes in 'Pokemon Sun' and 'Pokemon Moon'

    How to buy, change clothes in 'Pokemon Sun' and 'Pokemon Moon'

    Shacknews.com "Pokemon Sun" and "Pokemon Moon" offer players a chance to have multiple customization options for their trainer's look, thanks to clothing stores and options spread across the islands of Alola. It can be tricky to figure out how this works, so allow us to give you some tips for buying...

  • 'Final Fantasy XV' review: Final Fantasy of my fantasies

    'Final Fantasy XV' review: Final Fantasy of my fantasies

    Shacknews.com The "Final Fantasy" series has one of the finest pedigrees in gaming. However, Square Enix's iconic franchise has been under intense scrutiny since the divisive "Final Fantasy XIII" series came out. Not only is "Final Fantasy XV" (FFXV) under the gun because of unhappiness with previous...

  • 'Watch Dogs 2' review: A sequel worth playing

    'Watch Dogs 2' review: A sequel worth playing

    Shacknews.com I was bored of the original "Watch Dogs" from the moment it started. The uninspired protagonist, cliched revenge story and typical gameplay did nothing to hold my attention. The only thing it had going for it was the hacking mechanic, which felt more limited than it should have, and...

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  • 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,...

  • Newport News plans to hire W.M. Jordan to move school bus facility

    Newport News plans to hire W.M. Jordan to move school bus facility

    The city plans to hire W.M. Jordan Co. to relocate a 33-acre school bus facility to make way for the firm's Tech Center Research Park. City staff will soon begin negotiating a contract with the firm under the Public-Private Educational Facilities Infrastructure Act, City Manager Jim Bourey said....

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