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  • Nintendo Switch launch games revealed

    Shacknews.com Nintendo's Switch console/portable hybrid will debut March 3 for $300 and support online Wi-Fi multiplayer gaming. That said, Nintendo will introduce a new online subscription service that will begin with a free trial at launch. The service includes a smart-device application, available...

  • Radio silence: Nine games that have gone dark

    Shacknews.com It's hard to keep up to date with all of the announcements and goings on of the games industry. New video games are released or teased every day, controversies arise and hype moves at a bullet-fast pace. Unfortunately, there are games that get swallowed up in the grind, enjoying five...

  • Overlooked games of 2016

    Shacknews.com We think 2016 was a solid year for entertainment. Television, movies and video games all had a great deal of wonderfully made works showcasing a wide swath of styles, genres and themes, while also introducing new installments in classic franchises and completely new IPs that will...

  • The Force is strong with 'Star Wars' this year

    Shacknews.com Now that Disney's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has broken box office records, there are plenty of ways to relive or even expand that theatrical experience across games, toys and even LEGOs. The first stand-alone film to explore the original "Star Wars" Trilogy timeline introduced...

  • Two thumbs up for the Oculus Touch controller

    Shacknews.com I first tried out the Oculus Touch controller prototypes at E3 2015 at a behind closed door meeting with a few Oculus executives. Shacknews has covered Oculus since the Development Kit 1 was on Kickstarter, and a constant question that I have asked over that time is, "What is the...

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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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