Philadelphia GameStops Start Fingerprinting People Who Trade In Games

Some GameStop stores in the city of Philadelphia have begun to require customers to provide fingerprint scans if they wish to trade-in their used games. The new requirement is intended to serve as a anti-theft measure that can help local authorities track criminals who use GameStop stores as pawn shops. » 8/01/14 1:00pm 8/01/14 1:00pm

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

Morrowind Theme Helps Harpist Fund Her Next Album

This is Gillian Grassie, a Philadelphia-area harpist. That's not the sort of instrument that gets a record deal; harpists typically fund their recordings by playing weddings, dining rooms and the like. To raise money for her next album, Grassie took requests, and found that video game patrons are very willing to… » 5/12/11 10:00pm 5/12/11 10:00pm