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Thieves steal 7,000 Wiis from a warehouse in Seattle [Update]

In the dead of night between Saturday and Sunday, thieves stole 7,000 Wiis from a Seattle Air Cargo warehouse, Seattle PI reported. The thieves made off with 7,000 consoles, two 53-foot trailers and a box van from the warehouse, for an estimated haul of $2 million. The King County Sheriff's Office ...

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DS theft leads to happy ending

We were disgusted but not surprised to hear the story of Michael Baxter, an 8-year-old Hawaiiian boy whose DS was stolen. This isn't the first case of electronic theft in which a child was the victim, but what makes it worse is that the poor boy had a broken leg at the time. (Though we suppose that'...

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Chinese Olympics web site accused of game piracy

China isn't exactly a stranger to video game piracy, but you'd think a major undertaking like the upcoming Beijing Olympics would be able to avoid association with this unseemly process. Not so according to Cadin Batrack, who noticed some extreme similarities between his 2006 flash game Snow Day and...

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Wii stolen from retirement home, happy holidays everyone

Ah the holidays. A time of joy, cheer, charity, and theft. Yes, theft. We all know that senior citizens love the Wii. That's why residents of the Lilac Plaza Retirement Community home in Spokane, Washington sold some recipe books in order to make enough money to buy one for themselves. After having...

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Thieves steal a truckload of Rock Band

The LA Times reports today that a truck with over 1,000 boxes of Rock Band was hijacked last weekend. The robbers kidnapped the truck driver, held him at gunpoint while they unloaded the truck and then released him after the deed was done. For those interested in the math, the thieves got away wit...

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DS Daily: Your MOM likes video games

And she might! Thanks to the alluring and radical power of the DS. How many of you guys have been searching for your DS high and low for a rousing game of Metroid Prime: Hunters, only to find your mother or sister locked away in their rooms caring for their virtual canines? How about Animal Crossing...

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Man attempts to steal Wiimote, assaults security

Remember how we used to say that our console was the better one because it didn't incite violence among its fanbase? That was fun while it lasted. Now all we have to go on is the price and selection of games. 37-year-old Kazunari Tanaka is accused of trying to shoplift a Wiimote and a CD from a Bic...

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Ctrl+Alt+Del looks at the kill stealing epidemic

In one of their most recent comics Ctrl+Alt+Del talks about a topic that has escaped the public's scope and hasn't been openly discussed ... kill stealing. Kill stealing is prevalent in numerous games, but if you're a Gears of War addict you definitely know what we're talking about. Whether you have...

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EBayer reselling free GameFAQs guides [update 1]

Via the SomethingAwful forums comes the story of a GameFAQs guide writer who found digital copies of his Kingdom Hearts guides being resold on by a third party eBay seller without permission. The seller, who also sells guides for dozens of other games, claims to hold the copyright for the guides, wh...

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Xbox 360 crime wave hits home

Xbox 360-related crime doesn't really hit home until it happens in your neighborhood. This armed robbery happened just a few miles from my house: Three black men wearing masks and carrying handguns walked into Funcoland on Concord Pike Saturday night. They held two clerks and a customer at bay and s...

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