Suspect Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up Hudson

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Metropolitan Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for threatening to blow up Japanese game maker Hudson. The suspect, Takao Ike of Kanagawa Prefecture, was apparently dissatisfied with the quality of Hudson's games.


From October 2008 to January 16 of this year, the suspect threatened Hudson 11 times, sending emails that said things like he was sending a bomb to the company that would kill everyone or demanding that 80 trillion yen be brought to JR Takamatsu Station.

JR Takamatsu Station is in Kanagawa Prefecture. The suspect worked part-time as a courier.

In a signed affidavit, the suspect admitted, "I did it because I posted my demands concerning the games, but the games didn't improve."

ハドソンに爆破予告=ゲームに不満、29歳男逮捕−警視庁 [Yahoo! Japan]


Isn't threatning Hudson Soft to create better games kinda like threatening a homeless man to smell better? Let's see.. in nearly 30 years they have given us Adventure Island (including it's 15 illegitimate clones) and bomberman, neither of which have changed much since the nes era with the rare exceptions in which they try to make a "reboot", in which cases we get crap like bomberman zero. I'm amazed they are still in business seeing as how they never release anything.

Leave the poor dead company be.