Kids' 'Call of Duty Bomb' Gets Their Neighbors Evacuated at 3 a.m.

Some kids in Pennsylvania made a prop bomb they were using when they played a real-life game of Call of Duty out in the yard. This is why you don't leave your toys laying around outside, boys. A neighbor found it, didn't know what the hell it was, and a very real bomb squad evacuated several people. » 3/05/14 12:00pm 3/05/14 12:00pm

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

​The Perfect Place for a Horror Game? Pennsylvania, Says Google

We live on the internet nowadays. And there's some thinking that suggests you can get a peek into the psyche of large groups of people by parsing what people search Google for. A new map based on this idea shows that a lot of people want to know why Philadelphia is so haunted. Sounds like the next super-scary video… » 1/27/14 9:00pm 1/27/14 9:00pm

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

He Woulda Gotten Away With It If It Wasn't for His Meddling Grandma

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. » 7/16/13 4:30pm 7/16/13 4:30pm

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

Guy Who Casket-Robbed a Game Boy is Headed to Jail

Jody Bennett of Mentcle, Pa., whose coffin-burgling of a Game Boy back in December managed to get the gaming handheld described - for purposes of criminal charges and possibly the first time ever - as a "venerated object," got two months of probation for his ugly deed. He's still going to jail, but on unrelated… » 4/09/11 1:00pm 4/09/11 1:00pm