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Not all fun and games

Unwitting game players discover that the gaming world can be a drain on their wallets and--in some situations--land them in jail.

Unwitting game players discover that the gaming world can be a drain on their wallet and--in some situations--land them in jail.

Fantasy football players cry foul
Sandbox.com, the last of the major fantasy football sites to be cost free, institutes an 11th-hour plan to charge certain users, a move some team owners are calling a fumble.
September 5, 2002

Xbox Live to target hackers?
Microsoft may backtrack on a pledge not to use its online gaming service to crack down on "mod chips," which let the Xbox console run copied game discs and unlicensed software.
September 5, 2002

previous coverage
In Greece, use a Game Boy, go to jail
A new Greek law means that anybody carrying an electronic game--even one on a mobile phone--could face a hefty fine or lengthy jail sentence.
September 3, 2002