Did a video game gun stop this home robbery?

Video light gungames are often accused of causing violence, but in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they may have prevented it.

According to multiple reports, a 24-year old man in the city’s Oakland neighborhood used a fake gun to stop a burglar who sneaked into his house. The unnamed victim was playing video games in his bedroom on Sunday. He was wearing a headset and didn’t hear the robber enter the house — until his bedroom door opened and he was confronted by a stranger. And that person was pretty surprised to see him as well.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

Video game store clerk talks robber out of crime

If you’ve ever been to a video game retailer, you know how persuasive those clerks can be.

One Denver salesperson, though, tops them all. He managed to talk a would-be robber out of committing a crime by pointing out to him that it was “messed up” to attempt to rob a locally-owned company.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

FBI arrests 16 in hacker crackdown

‘Anonymous’ may not be quite as anonymous as they believed.

The FBI has arrested 16 people as part of a crackdown on the Internet’s best-known hacker group. These come on top of five arrests by British and Dutch police yesterday, which were part of a coordinated effort.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog