Man Fatally Shot Wife In Front Of Their Children At Indoor Play CenterMan Beat 4-Month-Old Daughter To Death Because She Was CryingMan Used Kik Messaging App To Share Child Porn Of His 1-Year-Old StepdaughterWoman Smothered Daughter For Talking Back, Tossed Body In DumpsterBoy Fatally Stabbed Himself As His Mother Beat Him With Extension CordParents Charged After Their Dead Baby Found Rotting In Baby SwingMan Accused Of Severely Beating Toddler Because She Interrupted Video GameTexas Woman Arrested After Fatally Shooting Her Two DaughtersTeen Girl Killed Newborn By Shoving Rock Down Baby's ThroatMan Murdered Woman Then Ate Her Brains With A Glass Of Her Blood

Monthly Archives: June 2007

Gaming Sales Surpassing Music Sales

June 28, 2007 at 4:01 pm by  

 

Not a real surprise for any of us gamers who have been active in the gaming scene for the last 10 years, but still, it is great news.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is predicting that video game sales will continue to grow, with global games spending set to exceed music spending this year. In the U.S., the size of the games market will top the music sector next year, it projects.

PwC’s global managing partner, entertainment and media practice, Marcel Fenez, said, “Video gaming is one of the most exciting stories in terms of pure growth numbers.” According to the preliminary data, worldwide game spending jumped 14.3% to $31.6 billion in 2006 and should rise 18.5% to $37.5 billion this year. Key growth engines will include online and wireless games, new-generation consoles, as well as the burgeoning in-game advertising business.

Stats and stuff | Ongoing Discussion

Christopher Vaughn Threatened by Inmates

June 28, 2007 at 2:57 pm by  

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) – Christopher Vaughn, accused of killing his wife and three children, is now in a single-person cell in Missouri while he fights extradition to Illinois. He was moved their after Defense attorney David Waltrip got word that Vaughn may have been threatened by other inmates at the jail in St. Charles County, Missouri.

Ongoing discussion

Amber Hess

Two 16-year-old boys, identified as Todd Hoke and Nicholas Castillo, have been arrested in the killing of Amber Hess. Amber was reported missing by her parents when the returned from a trip to find the girl and her car gone, and blood in the house. Her body was later found in the desert and revealed that she had been beaten, stabbed, strangled and the burned. Both boys were students at Coolidge High School, where Amber Hess recently graduated, authorities said. They lived within blocks of her home and the mother of Amber described Todd Hoke as a “brother” to Amber.

Investigators were alerted to the two boys after several anonymous tips were received. One tipster told of the teens coming to borrow cleaning supplies. Although the two boys were acquaintances of the girl, they are not sure if she let them in the house or if they forced their way in. In any event the attack was brutal and the girl fought for her life. Pinal County Sheriff Chris Vasquez stated that:

“From what I’m told this girl fought for her life in that home, and she didn’t die easy — it was very brutal
They went to her home and through a combination of beating, stabbing and choking, killed her…She just didn’t die quick enough for them.

 

This is the first part of a two-part series on the decline of the record industry. Today we’re including Brian Hiatt and Evan Serpick’s report on where the music business went wrong, from the current issue of Rolling Stone, as well as an interactive graphic illustrating the industry’s slide. Tomorrow, check back with RollingStone.com for interviews with industry leaders on the future of the music business.

Rollingstone.com has a pretty good article reporting on the decline of record sales and how it all went wrong. If you guessed the record companies are the ones responsible for the position they are in, you get a cookie. But in all seriousness, just about anyone could have told you that. The article is pretty good, follow the link for the first part of a two part story.

 RollingStone.com | Ongoing Discussion

Manhunt 2 Hands On Previews

June 27, 2007 at 10:23 am by  

Manhunt 2 Hands On Previews

Even if you are not a gamer, you have probably heard the news that Manhunt 2, the sequel to Take-Two’s Manhunt, has been banned in the UK and rated Adults only here in the US. The Adult Only rating ensures that it will not be on store shelves. The violence is supposedly too much for anyone to possibly handle. But hands-on previews have been posted on the web as of late, and while none of the previewers are saying that the game is not extremely violent, they all state that it is tame compared to the levels of violence in the latest R rated horror films currently showing on the big screen.

“The game’s violence and gore, which have become the mother of all lightning rods for the title, are in full effect. But, while they’ve been ramped up from the original game, they’re not exactly going to wreck Western civilization any more than, say, the Saw and Hostel movies–or just about any other of the slasher flicks that come in and out of vogue.

Wisconsin House of Horrors

June 27, 2007 at 10:09 am by  

UPDATE 11/11/08 – Candace Clark, now 24, pleaded no contest to being a party to second-degree reckless homicide on Monday.  She also pled guilty to multiple charges including child abuse related to the murder of Tammie Garlin and the torture of Garlin’s eleven year old son. Clark will serve about 47 years in prison and then will face up to 45 years of continued supervision.

Pictured – Michael Sisk, Candace Clark, Michaela Clerc, Felicia Garlin
House of Horrors

(June 27, 2007) – No one in the Portage, Wisconsin neighborhood could have possibly imagined the horrible events that had transpired in one of the rental properties right next door to them. The family living inside were a group of identity thieves who traveled across the US. The group consisted of Candace Clark, 23, Tammie Garlin, 36, Tammie’s 11-year-old son, her daughter Felicia Garlin, 15, and Michaela Clerc, 20. The group was allegedly led by Michael Sisk, 25. …

World’s Most Dangerous Man

June 26, 2007 at 4:24 pm by  

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Bail Revoked for Christopher Vaughn

June 26, 2007 at 1:14 pm by  

Christopher Vaughn, 32, said nothing during the hearing as a judge revoked a $1 million bail that had been set earlier. No plea was entered.  No motives in the killing of his family have been revealed yet, if ever, but I am sure whatever the reason, it will involve money or another woman or both.

Discussion in progress 

Second Arrest in Jessie Davis Murder

June 25, 2007 at 8:24 am by  

Myisha Ferrell Arrested in connection with Jessie Davis MurderWell, like the saying goes “A good friend helps you move but a real good friend will help you move a body“, Myisha Ferrell must be a real good friend of Bobby Cutts Jr as she is being charged with helping Bobby move Jessie Davis body to the location it was later found. From the evidence police gathered from her apartment, she may also be the person who had possession of, or was supposed to dispose of, the missing linens from Jessie’s home. My guess she will make a deal to ensure that Bobby gets sentence. She had stated that they dated before, and they have known each other since high school, but this girl just doesn’t seem Bobby’s type.

Comparison of Bobby’s known girlfriends:

Anyone have a pic of his estranged wife?

Direct link to ongoing forum discussion

Fanboy Songs!

June 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm by  

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I hope this guy buys Singstar for his PS3 so he can get a little more on-key.  I wonder if Morbid is on his 3rd 360 already but is too embarrassed by his fanboyism to admit it.…

Indiana Jones

June 22, 2007 at 10:28 am by  

Here is the first pic of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in almost 20 years. I think he is looking pretty damn good.…

Girl’s Feet Severed On Ride At Six Flags

June 22, 2007 at 10:27 am by  

Louisville, Kentucky — A 16-year-old girl had her feet severed after a ride she was on malfunctioned. The Superman Tower of Power, a ride in which passengers are lifted to 177 feet, suspended momentarily and then dropped 154 feet at 54 mph, stopping just 20 feet above the pavement. Witnesses describe hearing a cable snap and then strike passengers.

“The cable went under the car — and I seen it pull up and hit a lot of people — and I seen them bring their legs up,”

An anonymous witness stated “The people on the ride just came and hit the ground. When I got up there, the lady she was just sitting there, and she didn’t have no legs. … And she was just there, calm, probably in shock from everything.

The incident took place shortly before 5 p.m. ET, according to Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg. The park remained open, but the ride was shut down until a full investigation is complete, Goldberg said.

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Starship Troopers 3

June 21, 2007 at 8:52 am by  

Casper Van Dien is reprising his role as Johnny Rico in the third installment of the Starship Trooper franchise. The direct-to-video release is currently titled Starship Troopers: Marauder. Screenwriter Ed Neumeier ( Robocop, Starship Troopers) will make his directorial debut.

Dark Horizons is reporting that South African model Tanya van Graan has recently joined the cast as well. Personally, I love the series to varying degrees, but I am looking forward to this.

Could I possibly get any more links in those few sentences?

 

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TV Show Linked to Vaughn Family Murder

June 21, 2007 at 8:36 am by  

 

Well, not many updates on this story, as investigators are keeping quiet. But some new details are coming out.

Confusion on exactly what the family was doing out that weekend. Everyone close to the family are reporting that there was someone coming to the house to watch the kids while Christopher and Anne went on a second honeymoon Christopher is stating that the entire family was on the way to a water park.

If that is the case, and Christopher is telling the truth,

  • Why would they leave the house at 4:30 am for a two-hour drive?
  • Why would any father run from someone shooting his kids, when all he had was a leg wound?
  • Why did they pull so far off of the highway to secure luggage?

Also, investigators have removed several items from the family home, including a Tivo box and VCR. Sources indicated that investigators want to know if an episode of Law and Order was watched on May 8th. In the episode, the wife and children of a man leading a double life are found dead, while the man survived a minor gunshot wound.…

Angry Crowd Kills Man After Car Hits Child

June 21, 2007 at 8:17 am by  

AUSTIN, Texas — David Rivas Morales, 40, died after being beaten by an angry mob in an apartment complex parking lot. Morales was a passenger in a car being driven by a man known as Victor. Both men painted for a living and Victor was dropping Morales off at Morales sister’s apartment when he accidentally struck a child, Michael Hosea Jr., when he turned in to the parking lot.

It was at this point that Victor got out to check on the child and was confronted by several men who proceeded to attack him. Morales got out of the car and attempted to protect Victor when the crowd turned on him instead. As the driver ran away, possibly up to 20 people beat Morales to death, punching, kicking and smashing his head into the pavement. Police are having problems identifying the attackers as the parking lot and surrounding area were flooded with participants of Juneteenth celebration, a city-sponsored festival which commemorates Texas slaves getting the word that they had been freed.…

Naked Couple Fall Off Roof and Die

June 21, 2007 at 7:55 am by  

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A taxi cab driver found the bodies of a naked man and woman in one of the lanes of the 900 block of Laurel around 5:30 a.m. in Columbia City. Police state that they fell 50 to 60 feet from the Palmetto Armory Building building. Investigators found clothes on the roof of the building.

The couple, both in their early 20s, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and died a short time later.

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Anne Frasier’s Pale Immortal Giveaway

June 19, 2007 at 10:52 am by  

Pale Immortal Giveaway

Anne Frasier has been gracious enough to give away a signed copy of her book, Pale Immortal, to one of the participants in the Play Dead Forum discussions. On July 31st, a random member who has contributed to the Play Dead book discussions will be picked and announced. That member will then be shipped a signed copy of Pale Immortal.

That gives all of you more than enough time to pick up Play Dead and join in the discussions.

So good luck to all of you and thanks to Anne for taking the time to not only post in the forums, but to give away one of her books as well.

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