UK paper advertises for ‘games to crime’ stories


MCV report that a recent listing on a ‘online talent community’ site has appeared looking for people to contact a certain newspaper to tell stories about how video games made them commit violent crimes. A successful applicant will reportedly get “hundreds of pounds” if their efforts lead to the paper getting a good story.

A national newspaper wants your story and will pay hundreds of pounds to the right person. Write a few lines about how computer games turned you to crime and if it’s something we like, we’ll call you straight back,the listing reads

No specific newspaper was mentioned in the listing, but I’d suspect most reading this would be able to guess who’s up to no good again.