Tuesday, February 12, 2013
William B. Gooden, who lives in North St. Louis County, had been on probation for felony stealing, and is now serving a five-year sentence for his previous offense. In January, police say he tried to steal video games from Kmart by putting them in his pan
A man tried to hide 19 video games in the front of his pants in a theft attempt from a Bridgeton Kmart, police said. William B. Gooden, 34, of the 10000 block of Chambers Hill Road in North St. Louis County, was charged Jan. 31 with felony stealing. Bridgeton Police said Kmart security saw Gooden conceal 19 video games in the front of his pants and left the store without paying. He was caught outside the Kmart store at 11978 Paul Mayer Drive, police said. Value of the games is $520. Gooden had been on probation after pleading guilty April 23 to a felony stealing charge. His probation was revoked Jan. 23 and he was sentenced to five years in prison. He currently is being held at the Missouri Department of Corrections' Fulton Reception and …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Need to find something for the gamer in your life? Check out our handy holiday shopping guide.
If you’re unfamiliar with the world of video games, stepping into the games section of a Best Buy or entering a Gamestop can be a bewildering experience. Perhaps you're a parent wanting something fun and wholesome for your kid, a girlfriend wondering what her refuses-to-grow-up boyfriend might like or a grandparent trying to impress a grandchild with your grasp of technology. Have no fear, for Patch has complied a list of some the holiday’s best and biggest games, along with some recommendations for who might enjoy them. Adults (Teens 17+) "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" $59.99, Mature (Xbox 360, Playstion 3, PC, Nintendo Wii U) – For some seasoned parents of video game-obsessed kids, this name may sound familiar, and it should. The “Call of …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Game is available at a library branch just outside Maryland Heights.
In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, the Dark Knight returns for adventure, this time on the Nintendo Wii. Once again, super villains put Batman to the test to save the day. Along the way, Batman gets help from other DC Universe heroes to capture the baddies on earth and in space. Although his sidekick Robin remains the obvious ally choice, Batman increases his buddy list to include Aquaman, Hawkman, Blue Beetle and Guy Gardner to fight beside him. We snagged this copy of the game from the Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library. The library’s disc has a lot of scratches, but should still play in most Wii game consoles without a problem. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is rated “E” and rightfully so. The game's heroes use very mild …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A new series will give the skinny on available video game at your nearest library.
We here at Maryland Heights Patch may not have a belt with a Nintendo Controller like Captain N: The Game Master, but we appreciate a good video game. Fortunately, locals can check out video games from an area library. The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library has video games availible for the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. The wide variety of video games, from Reader Rabbit 1st Grade to Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, can keep all ages interested while checking out a book along the way. Many gamers cannot afford every new game that released. We hope this column will provide budget gamers a sense of relief—they can check out a video game at their local library. Our goal for this series is to keep you aware of each game availible, the …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Thornhill Library provides teens with an age-appropriate setting to relax with their peers.
The third Thursday of every month, people walking into the Thornhill Branch Library are greeted by the sounds of teens cheering one another on to Super Smash Brother’s Brawl. The lobby meeting room is taken over by the Gamer’s Guild, run by Nick O’Neal, library assistant and leader of the Teen Advisory Group. Twenty kids aged 12-17 gather in groups of three to four around multiple Wii's, Xbox 360’s and Playstation 2’s. Some kids strap on a guitar as part of their virtual rock band while others prepare to duke it out with the best of Nintendo characters. The wide selection of games rated T and younger are all multiplayer, so there’s nonstop friendly chatter between kids as they play together. “The Gamer’s Guild creates a real sense of …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
We asked 10 kids in Maryland Heights to confidentially tell us what they hoped Santa brings down the chimney this year.
While kids waited in line to speak with Santa, we asked what they hoped he'd bring this year. Baby dolls for little girls and Nintendo DSi's for bigger kids were the most popular answers. Check out the video to see Maryland Heights kids tell us what they hope to find under the tree.