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 1:00pm8/01/14 1:00pm

Kid Saving for PS4 is Robbed at His Lemonade Stand—by a BB Gun

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. »8/26/13 4:30pm8/26/13 4:30pm

A black Samsonite backpack belonging to Rami Ismail, co-founder of Ridiculous Fishing and Super Crat

A black Samsonite backpack belonging to Rami Ismail, co-founder of Ridiculous Fishing and Super Crate Box developer Vlambeer, disappeared during Sony's E3 mixer at the Figueroa hotel last night. According to Joystiq the bag contains an Asus laptop, two Vitas, the iPads, power adapters — Ismail says it's "pretty much… »6/13/13 4:21pm6/13/13 4:21pm

Nintendo Lawyers Leave Yoshi's Rip-Off Android Game Feeling Blue

In February I speculated that perhaps a sex and name change would be enough to throw Nintendo's legal team off the scent of Era's Adventures, an Android game starring a female dinosaur that bore a striking resemblance to — okay, it was Yoshi. I was being silly. Nothing throws off Nintendo's legal team, and so Era… »4/24/13 3:45pm4/24/13 3:45pm

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 10:30pm6/28/12 10:30pm