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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tokyo Gamer Murders For Arcade Money

Gamer-haters have yet another reason to be pissed off at how video games are destroying society. 21-year old Hiroshi Shimura is a Tokyo college student, and he just admitted to killing a 61-year old man and his poor 86-year old mother to get money to support his arcade game addiction. "I spent the money at video game arcades. I murdered them so I could steal some money," Shimura told investigators.
-- Gamer Murders Grandma [Tokyomango]

Yikes. It's hard to fathom something like that happening over here stateside where arcades are the dwindling minority of game theatre whereas in China and Japan - arcades and game cafes are far more dominant. Still ... yikes.

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