Afraid of his Mom, Chinese Kid Hides at Net Cafe

A ten year-old boy hid himself in an internet cafe in Changsha, Hunan province, for four days after receiving bad marks on his end-term exams. The boy, called Rui Rui, didn't go to the net cafe to ease his pain—Voice of China reports that instead, he was hiding there to avoid punishment from his parents. » 2/04/13 6:00am 2/04/13 6:00am

Best Mom Ever Steals Over 500 Video Games for Her Children

When authorities searched the home of Rebecca Margaret Johnson following her attempted theft of nearly $2,500 AUD from a Big W department store in Queensland, Australia, they discovered a treasure trove of stolen video games. Over the course of a year the 32-year-old single mother of three had swiped more than 515… » 6/28/12 10:30pm 6/28/12 10:30pm

You Can Be Temporarily Banned from Modern Warfare 3 For 5000 Days

People are getting hit with 5000-day bands in Modern Warfare 3, and the people behind the game say it's intentional. » 12/13/11 5:00pm 12/13/11 5:00pm

Today's Punishment: Thirty Minutes of Pointless Death in Dark Souls

Alright, you sinners. Last week's confessional was ... adequate. I still feel that you are holding back, and you cannot purify your gaming soul unless you make a full accounting of all your trespasses. So we're going to have another round of punishment today, starring Dark Souls. » 9/17/11 2:00pm 9/17/11 2:00pm

Today's Punishment: Camping Mama's Sing-Along Trailer

Punishment was a concept I tried out in 2009 and it didn't last long, because there weren't enough mortifying, teeth-grating, or sickeningly sweet videos to publish one per week. But I thought of it when I saw this Camping Mama trailer. And you guys have gone a long time without saying your hail marios. » 9/10/11 2:00pm 9/10/11 2:00pm

Today's Punishment: Pick Your Poison

We realize that one gamer's pain is another's pleasure, so in an effort to diversify the punishment around here, today's session will give you several choices. » 8/09/09 6:00pm 8/09/09 6:00pm

Today's Punishment: The Nintendo Cereal System

Even though it's only 30 seconds, and you'll probably make it all the way through, today's punishment is having that obnoxious goddamn "NIN-TEN-DO!!!!" stuck in your head for the rest of the day. » 8/08/09 6:00pm 8/08/09 6:00pm

Today's Punishment: 3 Minutes of ColecoVision Smurf Gameplay

Even for its era, this was one of the all-time, mind-numbingly boringest video games ever developed. How boring? Walking into a fence could kill you. » 8/02/09 6:00pm 8/02/09 6:00pm

Today's Punishment: Daisy Fuentes Pilates

I'll take it easy on you today. Some might not find this video very punishing. Then again, we are talking about Pilates, which is about as boring as watching flies screwing on a windowsill. » 8/01/09 6:00pm 8/01/09 6:00pm

Today's Punishment: We Cheer, in Japanese

This has a run-up of about 30 seconds, but immediately after that, you'll be running for the nearest bottle of Texas Pete. To pour it on your eyeballs. » 7/26/09 6:00pm 7/26/09 6:00pm

Today's Punishment: Jack Thompson's "I'm OK" Reviewed by Guy with Rain…

Not sure what's worse - the subject matter, its narration, or the fact that it is five whopping minutes of nonstop punishment. This is going to hurt you more than it hurts me. » 7/25/09 6:00pm 7/25/09 6:00pm

Today's Punishment: The Warriors, Set to 'Beat It'

You've all been very naughty readers, so the late Michael Jackson is here to spank you. Here's a Gametrailers user's video setting the 2005 Rockstar brawler to 1983's rock homage to West Side Story.

This went up early in the morning and then someone at GT promoted it to the front page. How much of this can you… » 7/19/09 6:00pm 7/19/09 6:00pm

Today's Punishment: Soldier Performing Britney Spears on SingStar

If, to feel safe and secure, you depend upon the image of the U.S. fighting man as 200 pounds of rompin' stompin' shitkickin' dynamite, this might not be the video for you to watch. » 7/18/09 6:00pm 7/18/09 6:00pm

Forgive Dad, He Knows Not What He Does

So do the proud consoles die ... crucified, not on a cross of gold, » 8/16/08 1:00pm 8/16/08 1:00pm but on a humble backyard poplar in Mechanicsville, Va. Reader Daniel S. sent us this is from iReport - the "citizen journalism" site CNN launched. Citizen Journalist Mom said Citizen Journalist Dad "repeatedly warned" Citizen Journalists Jr., III, and…

Shut Up and Pedal Your Bike, Timmy!

From the "Kids are Good for Work" file. Reader Brian C. (OK, the bossman) pointed out this WTF paragraph in a story about uber-green home design. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is exhibiting just such a home » 8/03/08 4:00pm 8/03/08 4:00pm, which features "a bicycle in the children's bedroom [that] must be pedaled for 30 minutes to…