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Police suspect suicide in death of Japanese voice actor

Japanese voice actor Daisuke Gōri (real name: Yoshio Nagahori) passed away under somewhat bizarre circumstances in Tokyo this weekend -- he was found lying on his stomach in the streets of Nakano ward, bleeding from the wrist, with both a sharp weapon and his will lying nearby. Police are...

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The best of WoW Insider: December 30th, 2008 - January 6th, 2009

2008 was the best year in the World of Warcraft yet -- we got a terrific expansion, a few content patches, tons of class improvements, and lots and lots of great gameplay out of it. The past twelve months have been very good to Azeroth's inhabitants, and we're looking for an even better time in...

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PSA: Do not threaten suicide to Blizzard customer support

A 17-year-old Ohio gamer was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened to commit suicide to a Blizzard customer service rep, presumably over World of Warcraft. The rep called 911 and the boy was charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. The police report says the juvenile's excuse was that it...

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Teen commits suicide, guess what gets the blame

If you guessed "those vile, reprehensible videogames," then you're absolutely correct. The Daily Mail has published a report on Jake Roberts, a 13-year-old British youth who took his own life in February following an argument over a confiscated Wii game. A tragic tale, to be sure, but there's no...

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Drakedog's suicide: now on Google Video

You probably didn't know the Warlock Drakedog. You never will, as he was stripped naked and killed by his meatspace doppleganger earlier this year in a fit of nihilistic rage. In real life, suicide is never the answer. In a virtual world that no longer offers its denizen joy, or is so addictive...

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