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AN Australian video game developer has received death threats over a glitch in one of its puzzle games.

Infinite Interactive, based in Melbourne, received threatening emails from gamers frustrated by a battle malfunction in Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords.

The game studio is not accustomed to death threats, chief executive officer Steven Fawkner said this week at Capcom's Captivate 08 event in Las Vegas.

"One death threat in 25 years of game development," he said.

"Puzzle Quest comes out and I had six death threats and one bomb threat."

The award-winning Puzzle Quest game series combines Tetris-style puzzles with strategy and role-playing elements.

The glitch in Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords affects how computer-controlled characters operate in battle sequences. It only occurs in the Playstation Portable (PSP) version of the game.

Mr Fawkner said he thought at least two of the threats were serious but did not report them to police as most of the emails came from the US, he told gaming news website Eurogamer.

"They actually left their email addresses on them, so we know who they came from," he said.

The studio's email address is still listed on gaming websites including gamespy.com.

Mr Fawkner was in Las Vegas to promote the studio's upcoming title, Neopets Puzzle Adventure.
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Some people are just too sensitive Although; can you patch a PSP game?
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