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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Life is Crime

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a...

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Telltale developing episodic Law & Order: LA games

Though the latest geographically distinct installment in Dick Wolf's long running procedural drama, Law & Order: LA, is still in its first season, NBC Universal has partnered with adapter extraordinaire Telltalle Games to add some playability to the franchise. A press release has revealed...

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New L.A. Noire case info and screens keep the trail hot

Stepping into April means we're one month closer to L.A. Noire's May release, but it's not enough. We just can't wait to hit the streets of 1940s Los Angeles as a hard-boiled beat cop, and this update from the official Rockstar blog isn't helping. Not only are there new screens to see, but we get...

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Zynga Poker hacker sentenced to two years after stealing $11 million

29-year old Devon, England citizen Ashley Mitchell -- who we'll be referring to as "Cyber Danny Ocean" for the remainder of this article -- has been sentenced to two years in prison plus a 30-week suspended sentence for stealing £7 million ($11.4 million) in virtual currency for Zynga...

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Ohio man jailed for selling copied games

If you bought a bootleg copy of a PC game for the low, low price of $9.95 and you live in the Powell, Ohio area, it's possible you bought it from Qiang "Michael" Bi. First and foremost, please don't buy pirated games. Second of all, you won't have any more opportunities to purchase his illegal wares...

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Xbox Live used by crime suspect to tamper with witness

A 23-year-old Connecticut man out on bail for drug and gun charges was arrested after sending threatening messages to a witness across Xbox Live. According to the New Haven Register, Anthony Hayward allegedly sent an Xbox Live message, stating "Rats die slow" and including the witness's home...

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SOCOM cheater convicted in grand jury investigation for crashing Sony's site

There's a few valuable life lessons in the following story, so pay attention: A Pittsburgh news station recently reported on a 17-year-old boy who was disqualified from a SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals tournament after it was discovered he was cheating. In retaliation, the young man hacked into the official...

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Dumbest kids in the universe rob gas station for money to buy 360

According to a report from a Bellevue, WA news station, four boys, ages 11 through 15, were recently charged with armed robbery after allegedly holding up a local Chevron Food Stop using an airsoft pistol. The goal of their crime of the century was to yoink enough money to purchase an Xbox 360....

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Xbox Live leads Bronx police to prolific, green burglar

(An excerpt from "How The Grinch Robbed 200 Houses and Cars in the Bronx.") Then he slithered and slunk, with a heart black as onyx, Around the whole room, stealing all electronics! Laptops! Fax Machines! iPhones! Three-sixties! (The latter of which would prove fairly tricky.) And he stuffed...

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FBI crime study finds video game system theft on the rise

The common criminal is getting smarter, folks. If the results of a recent FBI study on property crimes (published by USA Today) are any indication, professional thieves have learned that yoinking video game consoles is a much more lucrative venture than stealing ceramic tchotchkes from grandma's...

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