OLATHE, Kansas—A man fled his burning home early Friday morning but re-entered it to rescue his games console, according to a local news report. The Xbox, whose identity (original, 360, or Xbox One) could not be confirmed, was apparently unharmed.
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.
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