Anissa Weier, one of two teenage girls charged with the 2014 stabbing of a classmate, Payton Leutner, on behalf of the “Slenderman,” a mythological monster created on an internet forum, has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use of a deadly weapon. The Associated Press …
Six people from Santa Clara, California have been arrested and charged with selling arcade cabinets full of “counterfeit games”, which they are alleged to have been profiting off to live like rock stars.
It’s not that uncommon to hear of criminal suspects residing in manga cafes. Those establishments have daily rates, and if you get a booth, there’s enough space to stretch out and sleep. However, a suspect living in an arcade? That’s new.
Serial Cleaner is a game where you play as a professional crime scene cleaner for the mob. You have to sneak around cops in order to vacuum up bloodstains, pick up bodies, and pocket murder weapons. For a game about cleaning, it’s surprisingly fun.
In South Korea, authorities have seized a massive haul of fake plush toys. Reports put the total at 530,000 phoney plushies. Think they caught them all?
Jonathan Sullivan, a member of Madden NFL’s development team, was shot and killed on the weekend. A 23 year-old man is in custody charged with second-degree murder.
A very bad year for GameStop got even worse this week, as the retailer sent out letters to online customers informing them that their credit cards may have been stolen.
A man was arrested Thursday for sneaking into Phoenix Comicon with a collection of guns and other weapons, saying he wanted to hurt law enforcement. More details have since emerged that paint a disturbing picture about the incident, including a vendetta against one of the Power Rangers.
Mexico’s Federal Police yesterday intercepted a shipment of contraband goods headed for the US at Guadalajara Airport. Inside was not drugs, or weapons, but vials full of live spiders hidden inside what look like fake Famicom games.
According to Havana, Florida mom Kayla McAllister, her 11-year-old son was flipping through the manual of a used game purchased from GameStop on Sunday when he came across a plastic bag containing a white substance. They called the police and yep, it’s meth.
A Russian man might be spending years in prison after his trial wrapped up last week, after being arrested in 2016 for making a video about Pokémon Go while inside a church, a violation of the country’s laws against “inciting religious hatred”.
Gyung Bae Kwak, an editor at South Korean gaming site Daily Game, is in the hospital after being slashed with a knife after chasing down an alleged attacker. The incident has made the country’s national news.
“What they teach you in juvenile halls or in youth offender facilities is not about education,” researcher Dana Ruggiero told me during a recent phone interview. “It’s not about making better choices. It’s literally just a rhetoric, and then they put you back into the same system you came out of.” She started Project…
On Thursday, a NeoGAF user posted videos from a Nintendo Switch that he said he obtained two weeks early from an “unnamed store.” Today, he says he sent it back—and Nintendo says it was stolen “by employees of a U.S. distributor.”
Back in 2013, a developer at Tokyo-based Matrix Software allegedly artificially inflated the budget of an online pachinko game just to pocket some of the difference.
In a ban spanning several lifetimes and then some, third-party Counter-Strike tournament service ESEA has banned a user until 3016 for allegedly harassing a minor.
The popular manga’s first editor, 41 year-old Jung-hyun Park, has been arrested for allegedly murdering his 38 year-old wife at their Tokyo residence last year.
Last week Razer debuted Project Valerie, a cutting-edge laptop concept that switches automatically between one and three displays. On Sunday, two prototype models were stolen from the Razer booth at CES 2017. The company is offering $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Kevin Lee Co, a 45 year-old man from Rocklin, California, pled guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering, having been caught stealing $4.8 million from his employer between 2008 and 2015. Some of which he spent rather poorly.