Daniel John Zeitz, a former pro gamer also known as Phobos, has been shot and killed in a bungled attempt to steal his PS4 console, according to police in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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.
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.
Filming begins in Macon, Ga. on the Need for Speed movie, which this local TV reporter says is "a great moment for Macon, for Fountain Car Wash, and for all of the community."
From Georgia, uh, comes the most pernicious piece of anti-used games propaganda I've ever seen. A mother of two small children says she will from now on buy new games because she found a hand-drawn pornographic picture inserted in the case of a used one bought at GameStop. The kicker? This all went down
on in a town…
Capcom has completed testing its Fight Club events in the western and northern U.S. and is ready to bring Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 to where the real fighters live - Atlanta, Georgia.
Billboard for Southern Polytechnic State University of Marietta, Ga., as seen by reader Ant just outside that city. The school, however, is not one of the top 50 game design programs recently ranked by the Princeton Review.
Electronic Arts is taking a serious look at the land of grits and fatback for a development center that could employ up to 300 people. Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., are in the running, along with Louisiana.
Georgia City Councilman John Dowdy thought it would be a good idea to send an email round the office recommending a racist flash game. John Dowdy is no longer a Georgia City Councilman.
The Massachusetts Legislature is considering extending film industry-style tax breaks to game developers to boost the industry there, the Boston Globe reports.
It's no secret that Georgia wants game developers and it wants them bad. While the state is already home to a large handful of smaller game studios, they are seeking to make Georgia an entertainment mecca. To that effect Governor Sonny Purdue signed into law the 2008 Entertainment Industry Investment Act this past…