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.
Cops say a woman, posing as a 23-year-old over Xbox Live, traveled from California to Maryland over Thanksgiving and had sex with a 13-year-old boy she'd met while his parents were sleeping. She's in jail now.
It was the summer of 1992 and Street Fighter II was the king of the still thriving U.S. arcades scene.
From the University of Maryland comes this tale of holiday cheer - starring GameStop, Rock Band 3, a guy on PCP, cops, and the requisite taser.
Two guys with semiautomatic firearms were hellbent on breaking street for Call of Duty: Black Ops, sticking up a Baltimore-area GameStop and looting it of 100 copies of the game, due out Tuesday.
Gubernatorial proclamation naming Sept. 21, 2010 - the game's release date - as "Sid Meier's Civilization V Day" in Maryland, home of Sparks, Md.-based Firaxis Games. Looks more like a letter of marque from Pirates! to me.