Defendant told by judge to stay off Xbox Live

Could you stay off Xbox Live for 18 months if it meant you could avoid going to court? That's the deal facing a 21-year-old kid who tried to steal a game at the PAX East expo earlier this year.

PAX East expo hacker charged with attempted theft

There were a lot of announcements at this year's PAX East conference in Boston, but the biggest news story came from a man who tried to steal a prototype of Atomic Games' upcoming title Breach.

Pax East 2010: Where geeks meet the gaming Gods

Excitement was high this afternoon at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, with long lines of hyped, hard-core gamers snaking around several blocks.