Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Games and consoles are currency, objects of dispute, sometimes even weapons themselves. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime.
The Most Gears Apology, Ever
GLASGOW, Scotland—The teenager accused of slashing the throat of a friend he met playing Gears of War—the victim's neck was sawn down to the windpipe—will spend the next three years and nine months in prison, following his sentencing last week in High Court in Glasgow. The accused (unnamed per U.K. law) sent two voice messages to his victim. One said "Honestly you don't know how upset I am. I'm sitting here on the x-box just to say I'm sorry, bro." [BBC]