5th Dec, 2007
You might have readlast week’s story (opens in new tab) 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.