Sometimes video games have glitches. They might make you upset. They allegedly caused one player in Japan to make scary threats.

According to Yahoo! News Japan, a 40-year-old man in Okayama, Japan, is in police custody after allegedly sending threats to Tecmo Koei via the company’s online contact form.

Advertisement

Threats apparently included such remarks as “Do me to end your life?” and “Should I attack your underling employees?” The suspect also reportedly made threats toward the president of Tecmo Koei.

The authorities say that the suspect had been playing an Tecmo Koei net game and allegedly became enraged when a glitch made it impossible for him to continue play. Yahoo! News Japan did not specify which game, but the site reports that the suspect has apparently confessed.

Top photo: Zhukov Oleg | Shutterstock

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.