Someone at a Halloween party in Saskatchewan nearly lost his nose. That's not in dispute. But a judge must determine if it was nearly severed by a broken beer bottle or by a very sharp shield carried by someone dressed up as Dark Link from The Legend of Zelda.
Here's one that can't wait for the next Police Blotter roundup. Cops in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby say a man who uses a specialized wheelchair was trying to sell an Xbox, "started talking like a gangster" and then stabbed his potential buyer five times when the man reneged on the purchase.
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.
An Oregon couple discovered an unexpected benefit of being a Wii gamer earlier this week: When your drunken girlfriend hurls the console in your face, it does less damage than an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
Aion: Assault on Balaurea, will bring a level cap increase, functional in-game pets, new instances to explore, and more to NCsoft's massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, but before it comes out, NCsoft hopes to lure old players back with update 1.9.