New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions. » 3/29/15 1:37pm Sunday 1:37pm

Trucker Drives Off With 144 Xboxes, Gets Caught Trying to Flee Country

NORTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP, Pa.—Whether he was taking advantage of a loading dock mistake or had someone helping on the inside, police here say a trucker from New Jersey drove away with 144 Xbox 360s and then sold them off. He was extradited this week after he was arrested trying to flee the country. » 1/28/14 11:09am 1/28/14 11:09am

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

Police Blotter: His Face Fought the Law and the Law Won

Crime is a constant feature of video games writing. Somewhere, someone is doing something illicit with them—sometimes comically stupid, but also 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… » 5/19/13 2:00pm 5/19/13 2:00pm

New Jersey's state senate voted unanimously for a program that will print up a bunch of pamphlets about the dangers of scary, scary video games and send them home with schoolchildren. The bill, sponsored by Democrats, now moves to the state Assembly. » 5/18/13 4:30pm 5/18/13 4:30pm

Concerned Lawmaker Proposes Banning Video Games That Do Not Exist

Following Massachusetts' successful crackdown on Time Crisis and Lethal Enforcers, a New Jersey lawmaker is also looking to make the state's beautiful and historic Turnpike safe from light-gun games no one plays anymore. Except the language of the law she has in mind has a teeny tiny problem that renders it entirely… » 4/14/13 2:00pm 4/14/13 2:00pm

Anti-Censorship Group Shushes New Jersey Library for Banning Games From…

I wasn't aware people play video games like Call of Duty in public libraries, but evidently in Paterson, N.J., they do. Or did, anyway. The library board there specifically banned first-person shooters from being played on library computers last month. » 2/05/13 10:00am 2/05/13 10:00am

Store Sells Assassin's Creed III Early to Beat Hurricane

Assassin's Creed III isn't supposed to be out until tomorrow, but you know what? There are more important things in life than honouring street dates when your town is about to be swallowed up by water. » 10/29/12 6:40pm 10/29/12 6:40pm

Pipe Bomb Attack Blamed on a "Video Game Community"

An alarming attack on a home in New Jersey, in which several pipe bombs were thrown through windows, has ended with the targeted family blaming the incident on involvement in a "video game community". » 7/16/12 10:00pm 7/16/12 10:00pm

Fatal Stabbing In Game Boy Dispute Nets a 5-Year Sentence

An argument over a stolen gaming handheld last May led to a fatal stabbing, a guilty plea, and a sentence to 5 1/2 years in state prison today in New Jersey. The victim's mother is outraged. » 2/03/11 8:30pm 2/03/11 8:30pm

How To Teach Math Using A Nintendo Wii

Teacher Robert Drewnowski had only $300 in grant money to help him develop a more effective way of teaching math to fourth graders. He used it to buy a Wii. » 1/20/11 11:40am 1/20/11 11:40am

School Play Confronts Video Game Addiction [Updated]

If you're near East Brunswick, N.J., a high school play being staged this weekend certainly has a modern and timely subject - video games addiction, and relationships falling apart because of it. » 4/16/10 9:30pm 4/16/10 9:30pm