Man arrested after threatening to kill Nintendo execs

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#1 Posted by CarnageHeart (18308 posts) -

That guy must despise Mario more than I do :0.

http://kotaku.com/man-arrested-for-allegedly-threatening-to-kill-nintendo-1468106203?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow

A 25 year-old man has been arrested in Japan for allegedly threatening the lives of two Nintendo executives. Apparently, those weren't his only threats.

Sankei News reports that on May 20, the suspect allegedly accessed the online inquiry form on Nintendo's homepage via his home computer and named two Nintendo execs he was going to kill "sooner or later."

#2 Posted by Solaryellow (355 posts) -

Someone should have told this person the library of the Wii U was bound to improve.....eventually.

#3 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (17571 posts) -

A sentiment many old school Nintendo fans share, I'm guessing.

#4 Posted by Jacanuk (2766 posts) -

That guy must despise Mario more than I do :0.

http://kotaku.com/man-arrested-for-allegedly-threatening-to-kill-nintendo-1468106203?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow

A 25 year-old man has been arrested in Japan for allegedly threatening the lives of two Nintendo executives. Apparently, those weren't his only threats.

Sankei News reports that on May 20, the suspect allegedly accessed the online inquiry form on Nintendo's homepage via his home computer and named two Nintendo execs he was going to kill "sooner or later."

hehe, someone should tell this kid that buying a WiiU is not that bad, he can always play Mario over and over again.

#5 Posted by S0lidSnake (28993 posts) -

Probably still upset about the Rayman Legends delay.

#6 Posted by kbaily (13041 posts) -

This really seems to be more and more common as of lately. I mean didn't some Bioware folks get death threats over the Mass Effect 3 ending? You really gotta wonder what's wrong with people. Maybe they're just mentally disturbed. Though with this a similar instances, my husband often attributes this to the news media and it's 24 hour coverage anytime there's a shooting and they do all these stories on it, someone sees this and if you're messed up in the head, you can look at this like "if I go on a rampage then the news will talk about me and everyone will remember me."

The worst part about this, is it doesn't bode well for the whole "video games don't make you violent argument." Of course we all know, it probably has nothing to do with the games he played and that he was just mentally disturbed but someone will latch on to this and say "if it wasn't for video games, this man wouldn't have made his death threats."

#7 Edited by Randolph (10117 posts) -

@kbaily said:

The worst part about this, is it doesn't bode well for the whole "video games don't make you violent argument." Of course we all know, it probably has nothing to do with the games he played and that he was just mentally disturbed but someone will latch on to this and say "if it wasn't for video games, this man wouldn't have made his death threats."

But the people who do what you described are idiots, and easily ignored. They can try writing their ignorance into legislation, but the track record for that is starting to look progressively worse and worse. Even Leland Yee, who built the bulk of his career on scaring idiot/bad parents into voting for him to protect their kids from the evil of the video games that they have no choice but to buy, has started quieting down because he doesn't want to talk about all the legislation he supported that was overturned, appealed, and still not successful. (taxpayers don't want to be reminded that you regularly waste their resources on things you knew were not constitutional well in advance)

So let the morons rage, and between the stork and the grim reaper, the people dumb enough to fall for the snake oil these people sell are being replaced by people who grew up gaming, or around people who game, who simply know better.

#8 Posted by CarnageHeart (18308 posts) -

@kbaily:

If politicians banned everything that had ever made a nutjob homicidally angry, they'd have to ban sports, movies, books, toys, cars, religion and politics.

#9 Posted by Zijuun (93 posts) -

Someone should have told this person the library of the Wii U was bound to improve.....eventually.

This!!! ^ So true. :p

#10 Posted by c_rakestraw (14459 posts) -

@kbaily:

If politicians banned everything that had ever made a nutjob homicidally angry, they'd have to ban sports, movies, books, toys, cars, religion and politics.

I'd be down for banning that last one.

#11 Edited by NightlyOne (319 posts) -

Maybe the guy played too much Bomberman when he was younger.