Retailers striving to remain relevant are experimenting with new concepts at malls across the Baltimore region and elsewhere this holiday selling season. Specialty retailers are opening even more specialized stores, targeting specific segments of shoppers.
Today's young adults have never known a world without computers. By age four, they could re-program an Atari game system to deploy nuclear water balloons over the back fence and into the neighbors' barbecue. (At least, my four-year-old could; we moved soon after that.)
The opening of the Microsoft pop-up store, which is located in the mall's center court, coincides with the release of Microsoft's newest product Surface, a tablet computer that comes with a portable keyboard.
Today is one of the biggest days in the history of Firaxis Games. The Sparks-based studio has had a team of more than 40 people working for more than four years on project that was kept secret until earlier this year. It's a richly detailed and immersive video game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown.