Changed PS4 Settings Are Not A Good Reason To Call The Police

A resident of Alexandria, Minnesota contacted the police earlier this month to report that someone entered his house and changed the settings on his PlayStation 4. Of course they did. » 12/17/14 11:30am 12/17/14 11:30am

Motorcycle Murdered By Raging, Xbox-Deprived Stepson

A 19-year-old man from St. George, Utah, faces felony domestic abuse criminal mischief charges after allegedly beating the living hell out a custom Harley-Davidson after his stepfather turned the Xbox off. » 3/22/14 2:00pm 3/22/14 2:00pm

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

Be kind, rewind: The woman who was looking at jail time—a month behind bars—for failing to return an overdue movie rental has seen charges against her dropped. Good thing, too; the law she broke, like VHS, disappeared years ago. » 2/24/14 11:00am 2/24/14 11:00am

Judge to Decide if Dark Link's Shield Almost Severed Someone's Nose

Someone at a Halloween party in Saskatchewan nearly lost his nose. That's not in dispute. But a judge must determine if it was nearly severed by a broken beer bottle or by a very sharp shield carried by someone dressed up as Dark Link from The Legend of Zelda. » 2/08/14 12:04pm 2/08/14 12:04pm

Boy Admits Raping Sister After He Watched Porn on Xbox

A 13-year-old in the U.K. admitted to raping his 8-year-old sister, telling police he had been watching porn on his Xbox 360 when he "decided to try it out." The gut-wrenching case adds fuel to the controversy there over whether and how access to online pornography should be controlled. » 2/05/14 1:03pm 2/05/14 1:03pm

Cops: Man Cut His Way Into a Pawn Shop to Get His Xbox Back

A 19-year-old Nampan (that's the demonym for Nampa, Idaho) is in the slammer after police there say they caught him cutting through the roof of a pawn shop and making off with an Xbox he had pawned. » 2/01/14 2:30pm 2/01/14 2:30pm

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

Man Dashes Into Burning Home to Rescue ... an Xbox

OLATHE, Kansas—A man fled his burning home early Friday morning but re-entered it to rescue his games console, according to a local news report. The Xbox, whose identity (original, 360, or Xbox One) could not be confirmed, was apparently unharmed. » 1/25/14 3:53pm 1/25/14 3:53pm

Founder of Ultra-Arcade Cabinet Company Gets Two-Year Prison Term

The founder of the Ultracade, a MAME-type arcade cabinet that once was a status item among video game connoisseurs, will spend the next two years in a federal prison for secretly copying and selling video games and code whose rights he had sold to another company. » 1/22/14 11:30am 1/22/14 11:30am

Armed Robber Demands Just Dance 2014

Armed robbery is a violent crime; with priors, you're looking at a really long stretch in the state pen if you get caught. So it's prudent to call ahead and make sure the game store you're robbing has the title you want. In Tennessee, one robber wanted to be sure his local GameStop had Just Dance 2014. » 1/18/14 3:00pm 1/18/14 3:00pm

Chicago Cops: 13-Year-Old Killed Cousin After Xbox Argument

Cops in Chicago say a 13-year-old boy killed his 16-year-old cousin on Sunday morning, following a day in which the two had argued "about an Xbox" according to a police report. » 1/06/14 11:50am 1/06/14 11:50am

Indianapolis: Home of Next-Generation Console Heists, Apparently

A month after bandits stole nine PlayStation 4s from an Indianapolis GameStop, armed robbers stormed another store in the same city, making off with 15 Xbox Ones in a pre-Christmas heist that left employees and customers tied up in a store room. » 12/28/13 1:28pm 12/28/13 1:28pm

Cops Say Man Broke Baby's Leg When Diaper Change Interrupted His Game

A Florida man is in jail without bond after authorities say he broke a one-month-old child's leg when he was interrupted from a video game to change the infant's diaper. » 12/22/13 3:33pm 12/22/13 3:33pm

Woman Tortured as Kidnappers Demand a PSP for Her Release

A Las Vegas woman was tied to a chair for six hours, had her head shaved and was forced to take pills and drink alcoholic drinks while her captors demanded a PSP as ransom, according to local news reports yesterday. Both suspects are still at large. » 12/21/13 3:50pm 12/21/13 3:50pm

Sheriff Offers Xbox One as Reward to Catch BB Gun Vandals

A shrewd lawman in a town outside of New Orleans has a novel approach to putting a stop to a recent wave of pellet-gun vandalism: Offer an Xbox One as a reward. Maybe that'll get someone to fink on these twerps. » 12/07/13 12:00pm 12/07/13 12:00pm

Robbers Settle for PS4 When GameStop is All Out of the Xbox One

In the new console generation, the PlayStation 4 appears to be the second best choice—for robbers in Indianapolis that is. » 11/30/13 6:10pm 11/30/13 6:10pm

He Thought He Was Buying a PS4; He Got a Box of Towels Instead

A man in Colorado Springs got (sunglasses) fleeced when he met a dude to buy a PlayStation 4 and ended up with a box of towels. That said, they do dry you off a lot better than the Xbox One. » 11/30/13 1:00pm 11/30/13 1:00pm

Spider-Man Foiled in Attempt to Rob Xbox One on Launch Night

Parker! Parker! Get out there and get me some pictures of that menace! He tried to steal an Xbox One! Maybe that's news? What do I pay you people for?! » 11/23/13 12:23pm 11/23/13 12:23pm

Heist Nabs 58 Xbox Ones More Than a Week Before Launch

The PlayStation 4 had two day-one robberies in the same city, but the clear winner in next-generation crime has to be the Xbox One. Fifty-eight of the consoles were stolen—and stolen a week ago—in Memphis, Tenn., where one unlucky customer has just been arrested. » 11/19/13 12:04pm 11/19/13 12:04pm