MEDIA SPOTLIGHT ON RACING GAME

Video Game Law Blog

January 26, 2006

We reported yesterday about a fatal car crash in Toronto involving two teenagers who were allegedly street racing.  Early reports mentioned that a copy of "Need for Speed" was found in the front seat of a suspect's car.

As predicted, it did not take long for people to start linking the crash and the video game.  For example, CTV reports point to the "deadly video game" — see article and related video reports here .  Similarly, a Vancouver Sun article headline reads "Racing video game found in accused street racer's car" — see here.