The Konami Bomb Threat from a couple weeks ago now has a culprit, it seems. A sixteen year-old student has been arrested in Japan in relation to comments made between June 16 and June 18.
If you didn’t think 2020 was weird enough, it seems like it can still get weirder. You may have missed the news, but a bomb threat was made against Konami and their headquarters last month. The comments were made in the review section for Pro Evolution Soccer’s mobile game on an online app store.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Kotaku has reported the comments in question were as follows:
“I’m going to blow up Konami’s headquarters. I’m going to kill the people who work at Konami.”
But why was he making such threats? Allegedly, they were made because of the connectivity issues users may suffer while using Pro Evolution Soccer on mobile. These connectivity issues apparently caused him to lose a match, which appears to be the reason behind the comments.
Konami Bomb Threat Over PES Connectivity
The sixteen year-old student who was arrested has allegedly admitted to the charges. He also commented on the fact that terrorism was possible, even somewhere like Japan.
We may have all suffered lag spiking before while playing an online game, or even disconnected fully. It’s annoying, but this is by-far an overreaction by the student. Sadly, I imagine that comments such as these are made on Twitter all the time.
In response to the bomb threat, Konami has stepped up security around its headquarters. This is probably a wise move, just in case.