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By Kevin Washington and Kevin Washington,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
In so many ways, we've seen C-12: Final Resistance before. Its post-apocalyptic urban settings where cars and buildings have been bombed out. Its alien invaders who think people are the other white meat. And the men-turned-into-cyborg soldiers that creep out the survivors of the apocalypse. Despite the familiar sights and themes, there's much to praise about C-12, one of the better games developed recently for the aging Sony PlayStation, as more visually appealing games are developed for the PlayStation 2. In C-12 ($30)
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | December 23, 2013
Despite their hefty price tags, the PlayStation 4 and XBox One video game consoles just might be the most sought after gifts of the holiday season. And last minute shoppers beware. The consoles are most likely sold out in the Baltimore area and even online. Best Buy reports that the PlayStation 4 -- which sells for about $400 in its most basic form -- is not available on its website or its stores. All local Target stores are fresh out and its not being sold its website. Wal-Mart boasts a "gamer guarantee" to have the Playstation 4 for customers -- by January 10th, a just few days shy of Christmas Day. Things are slightly better for the more expensive XBox One -- which sells for about $500 to $550.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | March 30, 2012
News Roundup •••• According to Kotaku, the next PlayStation is codenamed "Orbis," it will be out next year and will not be friendly to used games or PlayStation 3 games. No word on if it blocks the door to your house and collects a toll every time you try and leave. [ Kotaku ] •••• "SimCity" will require a live internet connection to start playing, and will be an "internet-dependent" gaming experience. The emphasis on multiplayer seems like a convenient excuse to employ serious digital rights management, no?
EXPLORE
October 15, 2012
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Wyndcrest Avenue, unit block, Oct. 14, between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sony Playstation 2, purse and cash stolen from house. Thief dropped Playstation in driveway as resident chased him. North Prospect Avenue, unit block, between Oct. 11, 10 p.m., and Oct. 12, 10:45 a.m. Weedeater stolen from property.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2007
Downloaded singles 1.Makes Me Wonder, Maroon 5 2.Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'), T-Pain featuring Yung Joc 3.Home, Daughtry 4.Never Again, Kelly Clarkson 5.I'll Stand by You, Carrie Underwood [ITUNES (MAY 14)] Downloaded albums 1.Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park 2.Strength & Loyalty (bonus track version), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 3.It Won't Be Soon Before Long (preorder), Maroon 5 4.Call Me Irresponsible, Michael Buble 5.Back to Black, Amy Winehouse [ITUNES (MAY 14)] Downloaded TV episodes 1.Beach Games, The Office 2.The Man Behind the Curtain, Lost 3.Testing 1-2-3, Grey's Anatomy 4.Women's Appreciation, The Office 5.The Hard Part, Heroes [ITUNES (MAY 14)
SPORTS
January 4, 2001
While most of us are literally chilling out these days, a handful of Chesapeake Bay sailors are pushing themselves and their boats to the limits. They are the professionals who follow the sun. They are engaged in a series of major race campaigns, which will dominate this and next year's racing calendars. First off the mark, on New Year's Eve, was what is simply called The Race, a rules-free, record-chasing circumnavigation for a new generation of super-catamarans. Six of the cats, all 100 feet long or more, left Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, and for the next 65 days or so of nonstop sailing, their only goal will be to sail round the world faster than any boats have sailed.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joseph Gelmis and Joseph Gelmis,NEWSDAY | February 1, 1999
When you consider that video games, for better or worse, are as popular with their constituency - children to adults in their 40s - as movies and television, the prospect of a next-generation gaming machine can be an exciting and worrisome thing. PlayStation and Nintendo 64 game systems are plugged into TVs in more than 20 million U.S. homes and the number is expected to double next year. How will Sega's Dreamcast, due here in the fall, change things? PlayStation and N64 blew rival Sega Saturn away last year, dividing the U.S. market 60 (Sony)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2001
New PSOne adds portable features to PlayStation power The PlayStation is getting mobile, thanks to Interact Accessories and Sony's latest incarnation of the smash-hit game system. It's been squashed-down and made portable. Called the PSOne, it's not as easy to carry around as a Game Boy. But it's still pretty compact and offers a few distinct advantages over handheld systems. For one thing, it runs CDs, which means it plays better-looking games. For another, it has an option for a backlit screen, something lacking in the Game Boy system.
NEWS
By MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE | April 14, 2009
For PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Windows PC. Alternate version for Nintendo DS. Rated 10-plus *** 1/2 (3 1/2 STARS) Every spring, a wave of kids' movie tie-in games, ranging from bland to terrible, invades stores and preys on unsuspecting parents. This year almost certainly will be no different. But before that wave crashes down, we have Monsters vs. Aliens, a game that not only is terrifically fun for kids, but legitimately good enough for their older siblings and parents to enjoy.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | August 14, 2012
This year has already been a watershed event for games in many respects, but for the most part we have now settled into the post-E3 dog days. For many gamers, this is a great time to reboot and actually get outside for a change, because as far as the release calendar goes, we are in the eye before the storm. Even with titles like "BioShock: Infinite" and "Grand Theft Auto V" shelved until 2013, there are still quite a few gems yet to be released in 2012. "Borderlands 2" Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | August 14, 2012
This year has already been a watershed event for games in many respects, but for the most part we have now settled into the post-E3 dog days. For many gamers, this is a great time to reboot and actually get outside for a change, because as far as the release calendar goes, we are in the eye before the storm. Even with titles like "BioShock: Infinite" and "Grand Theft Auto V" shelved until 2013, there are still quite a few gems yet to be released in 2012. "Borderlands 2" Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | March 30, 2012
News Roundup •••• According to Kotaku, the next PlayStation is codenamed "Orbis," it will be out next year and will not be friendly to used games or PlayStation 3 games. No word on if it blocks the door to your house and collects a toll every time you try and leave. [ Kotaku ] •••• "SimCity" will require a live internet connection to start playing, and will be an "internet-dependent" gaming experience. The emphasis on multiplayer seems like a convenient excuse to employ serious digital rights management, no?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | February 23, 2012
Throughout the 1980s and '90s, there was a gold standard brand-name in consumer electronics: Sony. If you had disposable income and were interested in entertaining yourself, you were looking at Sony products first, and then working your way down. In the early part of this century, that mantle was captured by Steve Jobs' reincarnated Apple. Through its dominance in high-end mobile devices and consolidation of major functions, Apple pulled the dedicated portable gaming system out of the mainstream consumer's hand and replaced it with a sleek, pricey, all-in-one device.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | May 2, 2011
Gamers: how do you feel about Sony's offer of free stuff after hackers accessed the PlayStation network , compromising information including credit card numbers and birthdates? According to Reuters, "Sony said on Sunday it would offer some free content, including 30 days of free membership to a premium service to existing users and in some regions pay credit card-renewal fees. Compensation would only be paid if users suffered damage, it added, without providing details. " One user in the story mentioned never trusting the network with his information again --- only using prepaid cards to access the system in the future.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
Baltimore County police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred near Towson University early Tuesday morning. The male victim told police that six to seven white men — one brandishing a handgun, the rest with knives — kicked in the victim's door of his residence on East Burke Avenue near campus, at about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, said police Lt. Robert McCullough. He said the victim reported three laptops and a PlayStation were taken, but the victim was not injured.
NEWS
By MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE | April 14, 2009
For PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Windows PC. Alternate version for Nintendo DS. Rated 10-plus *** 1/2 (3 1/2 STARS) Every spring, a wave of kids' movie tie-in games, ranging from bland to terrible, invades stores and preys on unsuspecting parents. This year almost certainly will be no different. But before that wave crashes down, we have Monsters vs. Aliens, a game that not only is terrifically fun for kids, but legitimately good enough for their older siblings and parents to enjoy.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Paula Felps and Paula Felps,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 16, 2001
Part disco but purely digital, the dance revolution has arrived. Marrying the flashing lights of a dance floor with the challenges of an arcade game, Dance Dance Revolution is laying down a new groove on its way to becoming the next big craze. Like karaoke before it, Dance Dance Revolution, or DDR, is a Japanese import that relies on the same basic premise: The willingness of participants to get up in public and either impress or embarrass their friends and themselves. The game takes players through a series of dance moves, rating their performances as they go. Part of the "beat game" genre, DDR has gained a cult following in the United States, thanks to its presence in arcades.
NEWS
By BRENT JONES and BRENT JONES,SUN REPORTER | May 27, 2006
The night before he was to speak at his friend's funeral, Officer Freddie Degraffinried sat down to scribble a few notes he felt would be appropriate for the occasion. He wrote 10 pages. Words came easily while remembering Baltimore police Officer Anthony A. Byrd, who was killed last week in a car crash and celebrated by family members, friends and fellow officers yesterday at Zion Baptist Church in East Baltimore. Officer Degraffinried had to be cut short as he spoke during the near three-hour service.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2007
Downloaded singles 1.Makes Me Wonder, Maroon 5 2.Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'), T-Pain featuring Yung Joc 3.Home, Daughtry 4.Never Again, Kelly Clarkson 5.I'll Stand by You, Carrie Underwood [ITUNES (MAY 14)] Downloaded albums 1.Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park 2.Strength & Loyalty (bonus track version), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 3.It Won't Be Soon Before Long (preorder), Maroon 5 4.Call Me Irresponsible, Michael Buble 5.Back to Black, Amy Winehouse [ITUNES (MAY 14)] Downloaded TV episodes 1.Beach Games, The Office 2.The Man Behind the Curtain, Lost 3.Testing 1-2-3, Grey's Anatomy 4.Women's Appreciation, The Office 5.The Hard Part, Heroes [ITUNES (MAY 14)
NEWS
November 19, 2006
Somebody - OK, I'll do it - needs to say a few choice words to the thousands of 20- something guys who waited in long lines so they could spend a week's take-home pay for a PlayStation 3 game. So here goes: Grow up! Get a life! Volunteer to be a big brother somewhere. Coach a basketball team. Spend some quality time with your grandparents before they die. If you want to "experience the most realistic combat ever," sign up for the Marines and go to Fallujah! I'm not talking about the flippers - the guys who waited in line to buy PlayStation 3 so they could turn around and sell it for several times its already inflated retail cost.
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