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

Shovelware Maker Going to Jail for Not Paying Workers

The owner of a Utah game studio is going to jail for not paying his employees. Criminal prosecution for nonpayment of wages is rare. Incarceration is even more rare, but it is deserved for a guy like Dave Rushton, considering the lives he upended four years ago at Sensory Sweep Studios in suburban Salt Lake City. » 10/18/12 10:00pm 10/18/12 10:00pm

Asshole Dog Shoots Duck Hunter

For more than 25 years, one of the constant laws of nature—like the speed of light—is the fact a duck hunt dog cannot be shot. Nothing, however, prevents the dog from shooting someone else, as a Utah man learned this past weekend. » 12/02/11 8:30pm 12/02/11 8:30pm

'Object Rape' by Wii Remote Sends Utah Man to Jail

A Utah man is in jail after he raped a 12-year-old boy with a Wii remote, according to authorities in in a Salt Lake City suburb. Police say the 26-year-old assailant was angered that the boy and his friends had been teasing him. » 10/05/11 11:00pm 10/05/11 11:00pm

Cup-Art Bandit Strikes Again With Metroid

Last month's Mega Man mosaic of painted cups in a chain-link fence has a sequel, and an artist claiming responsibility for the acts of awesomeness. » 7/02/11 2:00pm 7/02/11 2:00pm

Utah Pol Throws In The Towel on Anti-Game Bill After Supreme Court…

Most of the time, a Supreme Court ruling has its intended effect of being the final word on laws, be they good or bad. On some issues, you can count on the defeated side looking for a way around the decision. The Utah state legislator behind an anti-games bill says he won't pursue it in light of Monday's high court… » 6/29/11 11:30pm 6/29/11 11:30pm

Back Pay is Hell, and Utah Devs Still Aren't Getting Any

When we last left Sensory Sweep, the Utah studio that just stopped paying employees, it cut a deal with the government to pay back nearly $1 million by September. That hasn't happened, and its founder is facing tax evasion charges. » 12/12/09 1:00pm 12/12/09 1:00pm

Kid Napped in PSP Deal Gone Bad

What's it they say, "You never hear about a drug deal gone good?" Same for selling games. In this case, an unhappy customer took a Utah teen for a ride when the PSP that changed hands didn't work as advertised. » 8/24/09 10:00pm 8/24/09 10:00pm

Utah Lawmakers Need $25K to Override Veto of Anti-Game Bill

The Deseret News heaps the last spadeful of dirt on the grave of Utah HB353, saying the state legislature appears unlikely to call a veto session because of, well, money. » 4/05/09 2:00pm 4/05/09 2:00pm

Utah Governor Smacks Down Thompson Bill

After passing through the Utah House and Senate with flying colors, Jack Thompson's video game.movie bill has been vetoed by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. » 3/26/09 10:00am 3/26/09 10:00am

Thompson Bill Passed By Utah Senate

The bill from former lawyer Jack Thompson passed by a landslide the Utah House of Representatives earlier this month. It has now also passed in the Utah Senate. » 3/13/09 3:30am 3/13/09 3:30am

An Open Letter From the ESRB to Utah's Parents and Leaders

With Utah legislators on the verge of passing legislation that expands the state's Truth in Advertising statute, imposing fines on video game retailers and movie theaters that provide M- or R-rated products to minors, ESRB President Patricia Vance has written a letter. » 3/06/09 12:20pm 3/06/09 12:20pm

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Jack Thompson Still Has A Career (Apparently)

The Business and Labor Committee of the Utah House of Representatives passed a law authored by ex-Miami-attorney, Jack Thompson. I guess you can still have a career after being disbarred. » 2/24/09 9:20pm 2/24/09 9:20pm

Utah Library Now Even Less Cool as a Hangout

This is a story about a library issuing a partial ban on the playing of video games, but really, it makes sense. Actually, it's good news, because it means that kids still choose to hang out at libraries. Of course, this is in Utah, so such wholesomeness is unsurprising. But no one can play video games at the Eagle… » 11/15/08 2:00pm 11/15/08 2:00pm

Video Games Blamed in Fiery Motorcycle Crash

Some idiot in Utah wrecked his so-called "bullet bike" into an SUV carrying a family of four. Everyone's alive, including the no-shirt, no-helmet cyclist, but of course vidja games are the cause. I swear, there must be a check-block for it on police investigation forms:
As for motive, Savino told troopers this was his… » 8/24/08 12:00pm 8/24/08 12:00pm