Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, sometimes tragic. Kotaku's Police Blotter is here to round up the latest in games crime. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
I don't blame police in Tempe, Arizona for calling in the bomb squad to examine this "suspicious package" they found on the street today, as reported by news network KTVK. And, yeah, I guess it's for the best that they sent in a robot to try to detonate it. After the events in Boston this week, it's better to be safe…
Protip: Aluminum foil is only useful for protecting you from the mind-controlling radio signals sent out by the CIA. If you're using it to shoplift games, all it does is attract the attention of the store manager.
Allegedly enraged over her five-year-old son's playing of a video game he received as a Christmas gift, Jutrina Tillman of Phoenix, Arizona, dragged the young boy into his bedroom and began to strangle him before threatening to kill him and his 13-year-old sister with a butcher knife.
The FBI on Wednesday asked for communications logs from Earth Empires, the massively multiplayer online game played by Jared Loughner, accused of the shooting Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. that left six dead and 14 wounded, including a member of Congress.
Outrage over Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law figures to have a comprehensive effect on all business there, video games included. One indie developer says he must move operations to California because the actors he needs won't travel to the state.
Jim Ward, former president of LucasArts, is running as a Republican to represent Arizona's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in next year's election, according to Ward's official election site.