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  • 'Arms' is every bit as simple to pick up and learn as it looks

    'Arms' is every bit as simple to pick up and learn as it looks

    Shacknews.com When Nintendo first revealed the Switch, the publisher brought out a lot of its first-party big guns. But in-between the Marios and the Zeldas, there was an intriguing new IP that caught some eyeballs. It involved crazy extend-o limbs in a third-party fighting game, something new...

  • 'Tekken 7' makes the jump to the next generation of consoles capably

    'Tekken 7' makes the jump to the next generation of consoles capably

    Shacknews.com Bandai Namco built up "Tekken 7" as the end of an era, teasing the end of the series as players knew it. In a sense, that proves to be true. However, there's still much for the series to explore going forward. That's for the best, because the "Tekken" formula shows itself to be as...

  • 'Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers' misses the mark

    Shacknews.com While the Nintendo Switch represents Nintendo's console future, its early lineup features a jump into the fighting game genre's past. Fighting games don't get more classic than "Street Fighter II," which is why "Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers" looks like such an enticing...

  • 'RiME' sends mixed messages but finishes strong

    Shacknews.com Let me preface this review by stating that "RiME" isn't for everyone. It's a slow, solemn puzzle platformer that requires a lot of patience. If you aren't a fan of the genre, you won't be able to extract the full experience that "RiME" has to offer. Additionally, among the top questions...

  • 'Destiny 2' preview: Rebuilding on a firm foundation

    'Destiny 2' preview: Rebuilding on a firm foundation

    Shacknews.com Activision's official promotion for "Destiny 2" started with one simple premise: You'd be starting anew. A mad villain had destroyed the Last City, and in the process, taken all of your player progress and hard-earned gear. The message was unmistakable: This was to be a fresh beginning...

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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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