Standard-Speaker from Hazleton, Pennsylvania on November 3, 1995 · Page 11
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Standard-Speaker from Hazleton, Pennsylvania · Page 11

Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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Friday, November 3, 1995
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Race is on for By ROBERT J. HAWKINS Copley News Service The next-generation game consoles being even and they are just about that the tiebreaker will be the software. There's nothing new here. The software has made and broken home systems since the beginn- Hospitals HAZLETON-ST. JOSEPH Visiting Hours: General: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Maternity: Fathers: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Siblings and Grandparents: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Others: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Intensive Care Unit: 30 minutes, 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Immediate family only. - Admissions John Stitchalk, R.R. 2, Box 730, Sugarloaf. Joseph Lapchak, R.R. 1, Box 962, Freeland. Kimberly Wood, 418 Allegheny St., White Haven. Christine Argento, R.R 2, Box 249, Hometown. Discharges Ashley Hoffman, R.R. 2, Box 99B, Weatherly. Christine Hartung, 118 Market St., Tamaqua. Ammon Derr, 110 Towandal St., White Haven. HAZLETON GENERAL Visiting Hours: 1 to 8 p.m. Admissions Rita Kuzma, 1018 Schwabe St., Freeland. Lisa Klemas, Rear 146 E. Grant St., McAdoo. Robert Sube, 412 E. Kiefer Ave., Hazleton. Discharges Adelaide Yablonski, Freeland. Emma Horvath, 714 W. Diamond Ave., Hazleton. Births HAZLETON-ST. JOSEPH A daughter to Charlotte Loper, 114 Hudsondale St., Weatherly. The mother is the former Charlotte Tebbe. OUT OF TOWN A son, Jeffrey Matthew, born Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Payne, Tresckow. The mother is the former Patricia Kessler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kessler, Kelayres. A daughter, Kristin Elizabeth, born Tuesday at Central DuPage Hospital, Illinois, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Acciavatti, 1932 Cheshire Lane, Wheaton, 111. 60187. The mother is the former Ann Ranick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ranick, Hazleton. The father is formerly of Ardsley, Pa. The couple has two other children, Lauren and Ryan. A son, born Wednesday to Lt. and Mrs. Brian Lisko, 3007 Longbrooke Way, Clearwater, Fla., 34620. The mother is the former Lois Poltrock. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Poltrock, Drums. Paternal grandparents are Lt. Col. (U.S.A.F. Ret.) and Mrs. James Lisko, Homestead, Fla. Lt. Lisko is a C-130 pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard. The couple has another son, Christian John, 3. A daughter, Julia Elaine, born Oct. 26 in York to Joseph and Katherine (Gossweiler) Prebula, 8 Shetland Drive, Shrewsbury, Pa., 17361. The father a former Hazleton resident, is the son of the late Margaret Williams. The couple has two other children, Matthew Charles, 9, and Margaret Corinne, 8. COLLECTORS BOOKLET STATE COLLEGE (AP) - The American Philatelic Society has published a new booklet, 'Tips for Promoting Youth Philately," designed to encourage youngsters to collect stamps. The 24-page booklet has 67 collecting tips, each of them a specific activity or resource idea suitable for use by a youth club or any other gathering of young collectors. The booklet is available by mail. To order, send your name and complete address and a check or money order for $5 to: American Philatelic Society, Tips Booklet, Box 8000-N, State College, Pa. 16803. The cost to APS members is $4. Pennsylvania residents add 6 percent sales tax. CANFIELDFORD ASHLAND'S ONLY FRANCHISE FORD DEALER 874417 ing. Atari started the whole video-game business in 1972 and was the video-game industry during the '70s with Pong. But Atari went belly up in the early '80s when owners of its perfectly good game system were presented with one putrid game after another. Somewhere in America more than 6 million Atari cartridges for "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" are buried in a landfill. Good games can create a winner, too. Nintendo introduced "Super Mario Bros." to 8-bit gaming in the early 1980s when the whole home video-game business was in the toilet. Mario and brother Luigi crystallized Nintendo's success, 1 I 11 III I I 1 'rr"""""'" 1 I J J Ll I -Z 11111 , .ML MORE GREAT REASONS You Paid What? Boys' 4 fashion Your choice Polyestercotton knit tops in an assortment of screen prints. Wide selection of pants including twills, corduroy and denim. i ESS COTSI VISA" (MasterjCardj 1 rjjrjl 6Q L HAZLETON 25th A Church Sta. PH: 454-2865 super video-game software and Nintendo has sold 120 million copies of Mario games since. Sega copied Nintendo's formula with the second-generation game consoles, but the 16-bit Genesis struggled until Sonic, the little blue hedgehog with an attitude, made his debut. What now? There is no such third-generation standard bearer, yet. But consider that both Sega and Nintendo alienated plenty of game developers with their sometimes debilitating licensing fees. Those developers now have a friend and alternative in Sony, which traditionally is weak in software development. Most notably, Electronic Arts, the biggest name in video sports gaming and a strong Sega ally in C7(X H I'l'liH'HiH'LVI 1 MflilWiH'LVi 0 - 7 famous maker knit tons or Dants l PLUE ClTTl If Til SAVE PrLJ LJ 1 70-80 I 111 v7 I I w I SEUNSGROVE Rt IB North PH: 374155 the past, is in a serious alliance with Sony. This fall, EA anticipates releasing 10 titles exclusively to the PlayStation (among them "Wing Commander III," "PGA Tour Golf '96," "John Madden Football '96") and only two for the Saturn. There are Sony-friendly agreements with other developers. Notably, Midway Manufacturers has given Sony exclusive rights to the hugely popular "Mortal Kombat 3" through April 1996. Another advantage for Sony is the PlayStation's set of software tools for developers. They are reportedly far more user-friend- ly- "That may have a long-term effect," says Chicago-area Ju 4. 'M mzji.t II I ML. 'Compare at $29. 99-$69. MkmW Compare at S6.99 I TP I 757177! w-m w-m m Compare at $13.00-$17.OO TO SHOP VALUE CITY DEPT. 1 1 J as I "2 rnvrni X'V,A Men's assorted outerwear Tremendous assortment of down filled or polyester filled parkas and bomber style outerwear in 100 cotton and polyestercotton fabrics. Variety of colors and sizes. ' ' Eu ?ad What? 3. - I I I I I I I I I lUlrOl GPx rack witn remote 3-CD changer, dual cassette, 3 -band EQ and turntable. 32-track programmable and more. Model no. R8000HM. urtrLnn llDOHP-WFi MUNCY-WILUAMSPORT Lycoming Mall PH; 5464351 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Friday, November 3, 1 995 1 1 1 game-store owner Bernie Bar-rile. "It just may be more desirable for programmers to work on the PlayStation. If it is more desirable, it is probably more fun and they get more ex- cited about it. Logically that would produce a better title." It certainly seems to have given PlayStation the edge, according to the early game reviews. Sony claims it has alliances with 200-plus independent game developers. Sega claims more than 100, plus its own formidable in-house staff. Sony expects to have about 50 titles on shelves in time for Christmas; Sega expects 60 to 70. Prices will range from $40 to $70 per title. 99) You Paid What? 99. g9l ttpert.sw Ladies' and women's name brand fleece tops and bottoms mm mm Polyestercotton fleece. Ladies' crew neck tops I M M ana pull-on pants. Sizes S-M-L-XL. Women's mj mjf sweatshirts and pants. All in mix and match ll) I Women's co,ors- Sizes 1-2x-3x. I l't...:..iU .O 00-1 OO Cotton Knit tops and U www CD system r ViTil save LJ LJ 55-75 POTTSVILLE Route 61 PH: 429-1796 Some of the titles due exclusively for Sony PlayStation this fall include "Battle Arena 1 Toshinden," "Destruction Derby," "Mortal Kombat 3," "Namco Ridge Racer," "Tekken," "Rayman," "ESPN's Extreme Games," "NBA Jam Tournament Edition," "Raiden Project" and "Street Fighter: The Movie." Sega Saturn will offer these: "Daytona USA," "Sega Rally," "Virtua Fighter Remix," "World Series Baseball," "Bug!,"' "Clockwork Knight," "Myst," , "Panzer Dragoon" and "Pebble ' Beach Links." Not all games are exclusive. Both platforms will share some titles, including: "Earthworm Jim," "Primal Rage," "GEX," "FIFA Soccer '96" and "Loaded." REGISTER TO WIN! FRIDAY & SATURDAY You must be present to win. Associates and relatives of associates are NOT eligible to register. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Limit one turkey per family. STORES! VP" MM HANES HER WAY" FRUIT OF THE LOOM9 --wwpants I I I SAVE lend OnQ SB?1 r VlTll SAVE LJ U 60-65 I J LJ I I

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