March 21, 2015 |
Online streaming is not just movies, TV reruns, or original dramas anymore. Wednesday's launch in this market of Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Vue brings streaming of live local sports through Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and local TV with the exception of 6ABC, a Sony official said Thursday. Included in the service are 40 or more other networks, at a cost of $49.99 and $69.99 a month, based on the package. The Sony service - which is being offered first nationally in New York and Chicago in addition to Philadelphia - is the latest in a crowded field of Internet-based streaming entrants that target young adults, or millennials, with "skinny channel bundles" of popular networks.
March 11, 2015 |
It isn't likely to rewrite the rules of the comic book genre, much less give Fox's Gotham much competition critically. But Powers , an uneven and at times puerile adaptation of the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, will usher in a new revolution when it hits the small screen Tuesday. The first original TV show developed by gaming and streaming video content provider PlayStation Network, Powers stars South African thesp Sharlto Copley ( District 9 )
October 18, 2014 |
The crime was shocking in its brutality: 19-year-old Daquan Crump was found dead at a Northeast Philadelphia construction site - shot 11 times in the head. Why he was killed, it turned out, was petty and senseless. Malik Anderson, a childhood friend, was angry that Crump had kept $60 he owed Anderson from the sale of a stolen PlayStation 3 console. A Common Pleas Court jury on Wednesday found Anderson, 19, guilty of first-degree murder, and Judge Steven R. Geroff sentenced him to life without parole.
October 17, 2014 |
MALIK ANDERSON will have a long time to ponder what led him to shoot his childhood friend nearly a dozen times in the head in August 2013. A Philadelphia jury Wednesday found him guilty of first-degree murder and related counts for the slaying of Daquan Crump, 19. Crump was targeted after he left Anderson out of proceeds from the sale of a stolen PlayStation 3 video game system, according to trial testimony. Common Pleas Judge Steven Geroff sentenced Anderson, 19, to life in state prison without parole.
October 10, 2014 |
The prosecutor said Malik Anderson put himself on trial for murder, confessing to detectives that he shot his best friend 11 times in the head over $60 owed from the sale of a stolen video-game system. Anderson's attorney said the evidence will tell a much darker tale: a ninth-grade dropout of limited intelligence who confessed after 30 hours of interrogation without food or sleep, and was framed by three friends. Which version of the Aug. 19, 2013, slaying of 19-year-old Daquan Crump proves true will be up to the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury that began hearing the evidence Wednesday.
November 15, 2013 |
MICROSOFT HAS been advertising the heck out of the new Xbox One game system, but Sony's beating them to market by a week with the PlayStation 4, on sale today. Is the latter worth a $400 investment? (The new Xbox will fetch $500.) Gizmo Guy's found a lot to like, and stuff that needs tweaking. The new Sony system starts up stylishly, with bigger, bolder on-screen graphics to run the show from across the room. The other core point of the PS4 introduction - the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller - has been significantly upgraded in ergonomics and features.
August 30, 2013 |
Daquan Crump, the 19-year-old who was shot 10 times in the head and face and then left in a Northeast Philadelphia construction site nearly two weeks ago, was killed by a childhood friend over $60, the proceeds of a stolen PlayStation 3 video-game system, police said Wednesday. "In their mind, this is worth a human life," Homicide Capt. James Clark said at a news conference announcing the arrest of 18-year-old Malik Anderson. "Because I didn't get a cut of a $60 profit from a used PlayStation game, I'm going to stand over top and shoot a kid that I've been friends with since I was 10, 11 years old," Clark said.
August 30, 2013 |
AFTER MALIK Anderson shot his childhood friend execution-style Aug. 19 over a PlayStation 3, police sources say, he knew just where to hide the gun - an Eggo waffles box in the freezer. The 19-year-old's alleged crime caught up with him before breakfast yesterday when homicide detectives and a SWAT team burst into his family's Northeast Philly house, on Tomlinson Road near Clark Street, about 5 a.m., and arrested him in the slaying of Daquan Crump, also 19. Investigators said the pair had been friends since middle school.
May 31, 2013
1TRINITRON TV (1968) Older TV-picture tubes used three separate color "guns. " Sony put 'em all together, sharpening and brightening the image - a pinnacle of TV performance that held firm for decades. 2BETAMAX (1975) The first commercially successful home-video recording system introduced the concept of "time-shifted viewing. " Scared the hell out of Hollywood, until it made them billions. 3WALKMAN (1979) The earliest high-fidelity headphone stereo portable used a medium - the compact cassette - that inventor Philips had imagined was strictly for dictation.
May 2, 2012 |
Police are looking for a thief who stole a PlayStation 3 and $250 in cash at gunpoint from a North Philadelphia video game store. The man walked into the Game Stop at 2900 N. Broad St., about 1 p.m. Monday and wandered around the store for about 20 minutes until one of the two clerks on duty went on break, police said. The man then went to the counter armed with a handgun and demanded money and a PlayStation 3, police said. The clerk put the cash register and a PlayStation on the counter, police said.