Suspect sought after stealing televisions

...Sheriff's Office is searching for an unidentified suspect accused of stealing three flat-screen televisions and a PlayStation 2 on Thursday from an Augusta home.Approximately 10:25 a.m., deputies responded to the 2700 block of Deen Avenue...

Cruel and unusual -- and that's the prisoner, not the punishment

...set the mood:? The chair in his suite is "painful." He requests either a sofa or an armchair.? His Sony PlayStation 2 console simply won't do. He requests a PlayStation 3, with a broader choice of more "adult" games he can play...

Holiday spending tops past two years

...better," said Hope Jackson, who was at Maryland's Mall in Columbia on Friday morning. Jackson bought laptops and PlayStation 2 games for her three daughters earlier in the season but was at the mall on Christmas Eve to grab $50 shirts marked...

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Stolen goods from Operation Smoke Screen sting operation being returned to owners

...her laptop, desktop computer and a DVD player from a September burglary. The only item that wasn't returned was a Playstation 2."It's a relief," she said. "I didn't even have the serial numbers."Investigators recommend that everyone...

'Killzone 2' lives up to hype, gives 'Halo' run for its money

...most juvenile, annoying characters ever to strap on a machine gun. When the original Killzone was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2004, it was hyped as the game that would take down Microsoft's landmark Halo . It fell far short of that goal...

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TV, movies, board games inspire titles

...slow-paced, repetitive and just not much fun. HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT (ELECTRONIC ARTS, FOR THE WII, $39.95; PLAYSTATION 2, $29.95): Hard to believe, but there was once a time when people played games that weren't connected to a...

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'Persona 4' mixes psychodrama with role-playing

...earned the devotion of one of the most dedicated fan bases in gaming. SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: PERSONA 4 (ATLUS, FOR THE PLAYSTATION 2, $39.99): The latest edition of this saga begins in a small Japanese town where teenagers are abuzz about the...

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Classic pinball tables given makeovers for digital age

...an arcade-size collection. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (Crave Entertainment, for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP, $29.99) brings nine pinball tables back from the 1970s, '80s and '90s and faithfully re-creates...

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Sales of games increase

...The Xbox 360 sold 254,600 units even amid supply constraints. Going strong since its launch in 2000, Sony's PlayStation 2 continued to outpace its successor. The PS2 sold 351,800 units compared with 280,800 for the PS3.

Gaming notes

...Rock and continuing sales of 2006's Guitar Hero II . Between the different GH releases on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStations 2 and 3, and the stopgap release Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s , the series sold "over $820 million at U.S...

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