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Troll gone wrong: Suspected swatter arrested

Have you ever heard the saying, just because you can doesn't mean you should? Well, apparently this guy didn't. A Las Vegas "man" has been arrested after authorities alleged Brandon Willson, 19, made up a murder in order to get police to co...   read

 
 
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Valve pulls shady Earth: Year 2066 from Steam, offering refunds

After rising through the Steam Greenlight approval process, Earth: Year 2066 was released on Steam Early Access just last month for $19.99. If you follow Jim Sterling's fine work over at The Escapist, you'll be all too familiar with this go...   read

 
 
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Politics

Anti-game senator Leland Yee arrested on fraud, gun trafficking charges

California state senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday on charges of honest services fraud and gun trafficking. A vocal opponent of violent videogames, Yee should be no stranger to long-time Destructoid readers given his extensive work ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo vs. flashcarts

Nintendo files suit against Florida flashcart distributor

Piracy on the DS was kind of a big deal, which is why Nintendo has been taking measures to ensure that the same filth doesn't infect the 3DS ecosystem. The 3D handheld has remained more or less untainted thus far, but the only thing stoppin...   read

 
 
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Precursor in the hot seat

Precursor employee arrested for child porn possession

[Editor's note: In light of some of the commenters' statements, I have slightly revised some of the wording of the original article so as to tone down my gut reactions. It's a topic I feel very strongly about, hence my response. But I under...   read

 
 
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Man chooses month of prison over month of Xbox games

A New Zealand young offender has chosen to spend the final month of his house arrest term in a real prison, rather than spend another four weeks trapped in his home with his emotionally crippling Xbox system. He was so sick of playing games...   read

 
 
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Crime, indeed

Taito's Crime Connection wants your phone's contact info

Crime Connection, the latest iOS and Android title from Square Enix subsidiary Taito, is a free-to-play "social crime simulation" in the style of Mafia Wars. There is a serious caveat to the game, however, and I'm not talking about microtra...   read

 
 
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Sandy Hook shooter allegedly trying to beat a high score

An anonymous "law enforcement veteran" claims the Sandy Hook shooter was comparing "high scores" of previous mass murderers and intended to beat a record. According to this totally responsible and not-at-all reckless source, Sandy Hook was ...   read

 
 
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'Violent games' defense

Teen shoots parents with pistol, blames violent games

A Washington state teen has been charged with murder, the 14-year-old having shot his mother and father in the head after he was grounded from electronic devices. Nathon Brooks may be tried as an adult for the crime, though reports sug...   read

 
 
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GameStop VP in prison

Former GameStop VP in prison for stealing $1.7 million

Some may call GameStop employees crooks for giving customers pennies for their beloved Maddens, but only Frank Christopher Olivera, former VP of corporate communications and public affairs at GameStop Texas, has been sentenced to prison. Ol...   read

 
 
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Donkey Kong rip-off

Donkey Kong also got ripped off for an iOS game

What was that saying again? "When it rains, it pours"? The Android developer who released a game unwittingly starring Yoshi may have been able to cover his ass -- albeit barely -- but there is no way in hell that the mastermind behind Krazy...   read

 
 
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Who is Yoshi?

Android rip-off dev did not know who Yoshi was

A few days ago, we learned about Era's Adventures 3D, a new Android game that stars an unlicensed character model of Mario's faithful mount Yoshi. It sounds incredibly ballsy that anyone would pull such a stunt and not anticipate the conseq...   read

 
 
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Rip-off Yoshi game
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Yoshi shoots atomic snot in this Android rip-off

I heartily enjoy smartphone gaming, but it's hard to defend mobile distribution platforms when shameless rip-offs that steal characters and assets wholesale from other, more popular games can find find shelf space without anyone once sayin...   read

 
 
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Oddity: Limbo of the Lost
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How to steal from Elder Scrolls and not get away with it

Limbo of the Lost is the stuff nightmares are made of (see above) and the stuff of lawsuits, as well. It's a perfect storm of all things terrible that makes a game in the adventure genre -- a genre that even at its worst can only be subpar ...   read

 
 
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Omerta video
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Be your own Don in Omerta - City of Gangsters

Organised crime sim Omerta - City of Gangsters is giving you the chance to be the Don of Atlantic City, complete with your own crew of gangsters and on-the-nose nicknames. I like the look of this character creator, specifically the option ...   read

 
 
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ArmA 3 devs to remain in jail after being denied bail

Bohemia Interactive's Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta have been locked up for some 70 days now, having been arrested while on holiday on the Greek island of Lemnos. The two are accused by the Greek government of espionage after they were...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 6 stolen, being sold for ludicrous amounts

A small quantity of Resident Evil 6 copies have been thieved and are floating around Europe, waiting to be purchased. It was originally reported that a retailer in Poland had broken street date by a month, but Capcom has confirmed that the ...   read

 
 
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Gun down ALL the animals in Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D

It all started with an eloquent email from Destructoid's director of communications, Hamza Aziz: "Shoot the SH*T out of wild animals on the 3DS." I almost felt too guilty to highlight Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D when there are so many ot...   read

 
 
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Xbox Live improves security, urges password updates

Xbox Live has been tightening its security recently, with general manager Alex Garden detailing a range of improvements made to the service in order to protect we would-be victims. He has also suggested that all XBL users update their passw...   read

 
 
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iOS MMO shamelessly rips off Torchlight

Armed Heroes, a mobile MMORPG, is the latest game on iTunes to be caught shamelessly stealing stuff from other studios. The victim this time is Torchlight, with Runic Games' Travis Baldree calling out the thieving party -- EGLS Ltd -- on Tw...   read

 
 
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Diablo III allegedly hacked as gold and items get stolen

Diablo III has allegedly been hacked, with gold and items stolen from users. This is according to multiple reports around the Web from those claiming to be victims. One such victim is Eurogamer's Christian Donlan, whose account was hijacked...   read

 
 
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Man arrested for smuggling cocaine in his Xbox 360

Driving around with mass quantities of illegal narcotics isn't exactly the smartest idea in the world, but if that's something you plan on doing you could learn a thing or two about what not to do from this tale about a man and his Xbox. Af...   read

 
 
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Daily Mail: Gamers 'trained' to shoot people in the head

In a new story titled, "Are we creating a generation of murderers?," the panic merchants at the Daily Mail implies that hardcore gamers are "trained" to accurately shoot real firearms. The tabloid call this a "shocking revelation" due to&nb...   read

 
 
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Kickstarter scandal time! Little Monster accused of scam

It was going to happen. The moment Double Fine made headlines with its Kickstarter project, an invisible timer had been set, counting down to the inevitable crowdfunding scandals. Little Monster Productions is up for the chopping block, acc...   read

 
 
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If Anders Breivik used COD to train to be a killer ...

... I've been using Sonic the Hedgehog to learn how to fucking exercise.   read

 
 
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