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October 27, 2000 | By Elmer Smith
Phase II of this year's holiday scarcity scam went off without a hitch. Pilgrims clutching credit cards to their bosoms slumbered on cold concrete. They awoke in fog-shrouded parking lots, brushed the crumbs of fast-food meals from their wrinkled clothes and lined themselves up at the still-shuttered doors of their favorite stores. It's a sign of the season, a ritual repeated every year since the fever pitch generated by the Cabbage Patch Kids. At least I think that was the first time thousands of seemingly sane people descended in droves on toy stores for an opportunity to be overcharged.
NEWS
May 2, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
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.
NEWS
October 18, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 30, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
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.
NEWS
March 7, 2003 | By Melanie Burney INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Students at Camden County College may soon be able to get a degree in one of their favorite pastimes: video games. For more than a decade, the college - which has campuses in Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill - has offered a computer graphics degree. But although students could take video-game classes, they could not pursue a major in their favorite pastime. But starting in September, the college plans to become one of the few two-year colleges in the country to offer a degree in the growing field of video-game design.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1998 | By Dennis McCauley, FOR THE INQUIRER
Sure, games are fun, but they're big business, too. And, because there's a natural attraction between big money and big names, is it any wonder that a celebrity arrived on the gaming scene in recent weeks? Links fans will appreciate the gaming debut of Tiger Woods. The golfing superstar made news earlier this year when he inked a $10 million endorsement deal with EA Sports. The first computer game to result from the deal, Tiger Woods 99, is now on store shelves. Be warned, TW99 demands a system almost as powerful as its namesake's drive.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2001 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At the huge Consumer Electronics Show, Mike Rourke, 15, gaped at three large TV screens showing scenes from games designed for Microsoft Corp.'s promised Xbox video-game console. Rourke, who already has Nintendo and PlayStation consoles at home, liked what he saw. "I'm thinking it's going to be better than PlayStation 2, and the graphics are looking pretty good," said Rourke, of Cary, Ill., a Chicago suburb. The Xbox, which Microsoft hopes will challenge Sony's powerhouse, the network-capable PlayStation 2 console, made the biggest splash at the annual show.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2008 | By Dennis McCauley FOR THE INQUIRER
So you want to be a video-game journalist? Trust me - the life of a video-game reviewer is not an easy one. Each week, there are more new games than there is time to play them. Even worse, the need to keep on top of the new titles often means there is precious little time for old standbys. OK, I'm kidding. Getting paid to write about video games is a blast. But it's a tough field to break into, at least on a professional level. My advice to young, would-be game journalists is this: hone your writing skills.
NEWS
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.
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BUSINESS
March 21, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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 )
NEWS
October 18, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
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.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | JONATHAN TAKIFF, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER, TAKIFFJ@PHILLYNEWS.COM, 215-854-5960
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.
NEWS
August 30, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Robert Moran, and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
August 30, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 2, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
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.
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