It seems that flavour of the week right now is covering videogame-related injuries, deaths and misdemeanours. Now, according to a translated report by Expatica, two 15 year old teenagers in Germany have been arrested for murder.
Although not mentioned in the initial translation, it has now been revealed that the two teens used the aliases 'Sepheroth' and 'Reno' - taken from the iconic Final Fantasy VII characters. They allegedly stabbed a couple to death in their home. They were arrested after kidnapping a female friend and holding her hostage for an hour before giving themselves up.
The damning part of this whole incident, beyond the tragic and gruesome nature of the crimes, is that the broader media caught wind that the teens had a copy of Final Fantasy VII installed on their computer.
In Germany, Final Fantasy VII is now being referred to as a 'Killerspiele'; which translates as 'killer game'. Now not even the sacred Final Fantasy brand name is free from the taint of violent crime.