Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 2, 2014
arrowPress Releases
September 2, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Student Arrested In  Dragon Quest  Death Threat
Student Arrested In Dragon Quest Death Threat
February 23, 2005 | By David Jenkins

February 23, 2005 | By David Jenkins
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



According to Japanese television reports, a university student in Japan has been arrested after threatening to kill a friend after a disagreement over which Dragon Quest role-playing game was the best. Police used threatening Internet posts as evidence to charge the suspect, who is currently in custody.

The Dragon Quest series (usually known as Dragon Warrior in the West) is one of the best-selling game franchises in Japan, with individual titles selling over 3 million units in that country alone. Publisher Enix, before the company merged with Square, had to change its previous policy of releasing new editions on weekdays, after complaints of mass absenteeism from schools and places of work.

This latest story is perhaps the most worrying evidence of the level of obsession which some video game fans can reach, although this mania extends through many other branches of media, not just interactive entertainment. Though the preference of the intended victim is unclear, the arrested student apparently favored SNES iteration Dragon Quest VI.


Related Jobs

Vicarious Visions / Activision
Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[09.02.14]

VFX Artist-Vicarious Visions
Vicarious Visions / Activision
Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[09.02.14]

Animator-Temporary-Vicarious Visions
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[09.01.14]

Technical Animator
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[09.01.14]

Heroes of the Storm - User Interface Artist










Comments



none
 
Comment: