Swimming Pools Open Up Terrifying New Ways To Kill In The Sims 4

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the BREAKING EXPERIMENT, where all the all the Sims are harmed in the making of this video!" Oh boy. » 11/10/14 8:30pm 11/10/14 8:30pm

Neighbors of Xbox Burglary Victim Suffer Shirtless Scare

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. » 9/09/13 4:30pm 9/09/13 4:30pm

Spiked Bat Inspired by Dead Rising 2 Used in Gruesome Slaying

The heir to a €50 million fortune has confessed to killing his father with a spiked bat he said was inspired by the weapon in Dead Rising 2. Other ties to video gaming, to say nothing of the wealth involved, have helped in riveting Spain's attention to the June 30 slaying of Andreu Bennasar Coll. » 7/15/13 11:00am 7/15/13 11:00am

Police Blotter: Someone Stole an Xbox 360 from the U.S. Open

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. » 6/23/13 2:00pm 6/23/13 2:00pm

Police Blotter: Knock-Knock. Who's There? Bang.

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. » 6/09/13 3:00pm 6/09/13 3:00pm

Police Blotter: Sorry I Slashed Your Throat, Bro

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. » 6/02/13 3:00pm 6/02/13 3:00pm

Police Blotter: Man Avoids Prison, but Is All Out of Bubblegum

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, but potentially 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. » 5/14/13 4:00pm 5/14/13 4:00pm

Borderlands, Assassin's Creed and Tons More Coming to Minecraft's Next…

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition is pouring on the fan service with this week's release of Skin Pack 4—providing delightfully low-res interpretations of Claptrap from Borderlands, Klei's Mark of the Ninja and The Behemoth's Castle Crashers, plus a whole lot more. » 3/11/13 2:42pm 3/11/13 2:42pm

We've Hit a New Low In the 'Angry Gaming Parent Kills Baby' Story

Looking through our lamentable catalogue of stories in which a baby is killed when a parent or other caregiver has flown into a game-induced rage, most of them involve shaking. Two involved a strike to the body. In one, an infant was dropped on her head. » 12/07/12 6:00pm 12/07/12 6:00pm

Indian Teen Murders Elderly Neighbor to Buy a Video Game Console

A 14-year-old Indian boy staying with his aunt and uncle in the Tamil Nadu village of Ekkadu couldn't afford the 8,000 rupees (roughly $150) to purchase a video game system, so he strangled a 69-year-old neighbor. » 6/13/12 9:30am 6/13/12 9:30am

Unlikely Fan Fiction Crossover Battle: It's Why Tails is Fighting the…

Sometimes it's not the battle that really matters, but rather the events leading up to the battle. For instance, in 1monkeyfromhell's "The Winter of Tails", Sonic's sidekick is on the run because everyone he knows has been murdered in horrible ways.

Ouch. » 4/23/12 5:00pm 4/23/12 5:00pm

I Can't Read Stories About Gaming Parents Shaking Their Children to…

Chicago. Arizona. Tennesee. New Zealand. England. Now a man in Polk County, Florida is accused of murdering his three-month-old son after admittedly shaking the infant for interrupting his Xbox session. I can't read this crap anymore. » 4/09/12 9:30am 4/09/12 9:30am

Manila Counter-Strike Match Ends in Murder

A round of Counter-Strike at an internet cafe in the Philippines capital of Manila turned deadly on Monday, when a member of the losing team was murdered after an argument over the payment of approximately seven dollars in winnings. » 3/21/12 9:30am 3/21/12 9:30am

Man and Niece Killed for a PS3 and a Tattoo, Prosecutors Say

The brutal murders of a 7-year-old girl and her uncle were apparently spurred by a tattoo-loving gunman and a plot to pay off his next bit of ink with game consoles, according to Indianapolis prosecutors. » 12/22/11 1:00pm 12/22/11 1:00pm

Man Deploys 'Madden Defense' to Beat Murder Rap

A man on trial in North Carolina for killing his pregnant fiancée says he could not have been the killer, and is using a screen capture from a game of Madden NFL as his alibi. » 7/06/11 7:30pm 7/06/11 7:30pm

Look Out Naughty Bear, Here Comes Chucky

A2M's Naughty Bear, a video game about a deranged child's toy with murder in its heart, wasn't the blockbuster success I hoped it would be. Perhaps the concept just needed to be powered by a familiar face. After that it's all Child's Play. » 5/19/11 2:00pm 5/19/11 2:00pm

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing His Cousin Over Scarface: The World Is…

22-year-old Alejandro Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas, will spend the next 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2007 shooting death of his younger cousin over whose turn it was to play Scarface: The World is Yours. » 4/06/11 12:20pm 4/06/11 12:20pm

Stolen PS3 Leads Cops to Double Murder Suspect

A man suspected of a double homicide eluded police for two months, until a PlayStation 3 stolen from the victims' home turned up and led authorities to an arrest. » 3/17/11 11:00pm 3/17/11 11:00pm

A Look at L.A. Noire's Investigations and Interrogations

L.A. Noire will have you picking through the misery and gore of unsettling murders. Then you confront suspects and witnesses with your findings. » 3/09/11 12:20pm 3/09/11 12:20pm