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  • 'Earth Defense Force 5' review: Proper pest control

    'Earth Defense Force 5' review: Proper pest control

    Shacknews.com The "Earth Defense Force" series of games has been around for some time now and has made quite the cult following for itself. Its straightforward arcade style of shoot-'em-up action has made it popular among gamers looking for a visceral experience that they can play in brief bursts...

  • 'Fallout 76' review: Tough times in Appalachia

    'Fallout 76' review: Tough times in Appalachia

    Shacknews.com "Fallout 76" has given me a few memorable moments with friends and random players. Whether watching a nuclear bomb explode from just outside the blast radius or dumping all my unwanted legendary gear on a lower-ranked player who could use it, being able to show others what makes "Fallout"...

  • 'Darksiders 3' review: Hell hath fury

    'Darksiders 3' review: Hell hath fury

    Shacknews.com Gunfire Games, a team composed mainly of ex-Vigil Games developers who worked on the first two "Darksiders" games, have resurrected the franchise to bring us the long-awaited third installment in the series, "Darksiders 3." It's been nearly six years since "Darksiders 2," and now...

  • 'Battlefield 5' review: Breathtaking, disappointing and encouraging

    'Battlefield 5' review: Breathtaking, disappointing and encouraging

    Shacknews.com If you haven't been keeping a detailed scorecard at home, you may not have realized that EA and DICE have been releasing big-budget shooters at a breakneck pace for years now. Since the holiday season of 2013, DICE has pumped out "Battlefield 4," "Battlefield: Hardline," "Star Wars:...

  • 'GRIP: Combat Racing' review: An unforgiving future

    'GRIP: Combat Racing' review: An unforgiving future

    Shacknews.com Any dedicated PC gamer that was around in the '90s is likely familiar with the assortment of futuristic racing games that were popular at the time. Titles like "WipeOut," "POD" and "Rollcage" carved out a niche that focused on raw speed and bleak aesthetics. As with anything that...

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  • Police: Women injured in shooting's crossfire in Newport News

    Police: Women injured in shooting's crossfire in Newport News

    Two women suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening after getting caught in a shooting’s crossfire in Newport News Thursday night, police said. The incident occurred shortly before 8:40 p.m. in the area of 9th Street and Ivy Avenue. Officers were called to the area for a report of...

  • VDOT: Disabled vehicle cleared on James River Bridge

    VDOT: Disabled vehicle cleared on James River Bridge

    A disabled vehicle has been cleared from a northbound lane on US-17 at the James River Bridge (Rte 17) in Newport News, VDOT reported via tweet. One lane of travel was closed and VDOT anticipated potential traffic delays.

  • Judges deny Shelly Simonds’ request to reverse tie in 94th District race

    Judges deny Shelly Simonds’ request to reverse tie in 94th District race

    The three judges who declared a tie in the 94th District House of Delegates race denied a request from Democrat Shelly Simonds Wednesday to reconsider their decision and name her the winner. They asserted that they followed all the rules and properly ruled a ballot as a vote for Republican incumbent...

  • 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.

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