Videogame crime report, 2007

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.

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.