Video Game Law Blog

March 08, 2005

A Japanese student was arrested recently after threatening to kill his friend during an argument over – wait for it – which version of Dragon Quest was the best.  The game series is so popular in Japan that the producer does not release new titles on weekdays due to increases in workplace and school absenteeism.  Whether the game is worth uttering death threats over is another matter – one would think that such passion should be saved for more important issues, such as whether the USS Enterprise could defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer in a one-on-one fight (Dave says no;  Chris says yes).Coverage at