Teen's School Shooting Plan Included Call of Duty's 'No Russian' Theme

The teenager accused of plotting a bombing attack on his school in Albany, Ore., wanted his car stereo to blare the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 soundtrack—specifically, the song from the infamous "No Russian" mission—as he carried out his assault, according to his handwritten plans, police there said. » 5/29/13 10:00am 5/29/13 10:00am

Call of Duty Rep Stole from Activision to Pay for Engagement Party

An Activision PR manager who stole nearly $30,000 from the launch budget for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's UK release and used it to finance her engagement party avoided active jail time in a sentencing hearing today, reports The Daily Mail. » 4/22/13 3:28pm 4/22/13 3:28pm

The Norway Killer Who Used Call of Duty to Train Won’t Be Able to Use…

Anders Behring Breivik—the man who confessed to killing 77 people last year in the worst mass murder Norway has ever seen—has been found to be legally sane by court-appointed psychiatrists, according to the Associated Press. » 4/10/12 9:00am 4/10/12 9:00am

The Week in Unbelievably Gorgeous Screenshots

A couple weeks back I ran an enjoyable feature on Duncan Harris, the video game photographer behind the website DeadEndThrills. Harris takes some of the most evocative, beautiful video game screenshots I've ever seen, and we've been sharing some of his work each week here. » 12/23/11 10:00pm 12/23/11 10:00pm

Norway Mass Killer May Be Declared Legally Insane

Confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was legally insane when he killed nearly 80 people, many children, during a bombing and shooting rampage in Norway in July, according to a psychiatric evaluation ordered by the court, the Associated Press reports. » 11/29/11 10:00am 11/29/11 10:00am

Norwegian Retailers Pull Warcraft, Call of Duty Titles in Light of…

One week after 77 died in two attacks carried out by a militant extremist in Norway, two retailers have temporarily pulled copies of World of Warcraft and several Call of Duty games from shelves, citing their ties to the accused killer's manifesto. » 7/29/11 8:30pm 7/29/11 8:30pm

Teen Who Tore Modern Warfare Mom a New One is Embarrassed and Sorry…

[Updated] Last night, the fury took over. The first time in three weeks he fired up the Xbox 360, and some little shit was griefing him in Modern Warfare 2. Hell, he normally plays Battlefield. As the two yelled at each other across Xbox Live, Cody, 17, heard the voice of his antagonist's mother coming over the mike. » 6/29/11 10:00pm 6/29/11 10:00pm