5th Dec, 2007
You might have readlast week’s story on how Texan police have used the promise of free Xbox 360s to lure fugitive crimials out of hiding. While it’s a downright hilarious example to round off the year with, 2007 has been crammed like an over-crowded prison with tales of videogame-related crime.
Of course, we’re not talking about games themselves inciting violent outbursts in those who play them (Calm down Jack!). No, rather this year has seen a staggering amount of crime stories which have had gaming culture or even the industry itself at their twisted and unscrupulous hearts. It might have all started with the drive-by shootings and queue riots of the big console launches at the end of last year, but throughout the course of 2007, game-related crime has only got bigger, weirder, and in some cases, a whole lot funnier.
We've got a whole dossier ofthe stuffright here. Click on.