Jason J., owner of the ACME Game Store in Los Angeles, is wearing an electronic ankle bracelet right now. No, he's not trying out some new kind of video game accessory; he is on probation because of a game-related crime he committed.
His misdemeanor? He sold illegally modded Xbox consoles. They also sold dozens of pirated Xbox games. An undercover agent from the Entertainment Software Association (would that be the coolest job or what?) busted him, along with his partner in crime, John B., when he bought the illegal products from ACME.They won't have to serve jail time, but the offense is strong enough to warrant three years of probation, which includes wearing an ankle bracelet 24/7. They also have to pay the ESA a fine of $2,648. Sure, it's not on the magnitude of KaZaA's "fine", but it should be a good warning to those in the pirated games industry.
What I want to know is, why waste all that time on the Xbox? How many people actually buy Xbox games anymore? Jason, man, if you wanted to make some quick dough, you should have done your research and tackled the PS2!
More at Eurogamer. Via Kotaku
Report Published by: Mark Raby
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