Justin May of Boston appeared in court today charged with trying to download the code of an unreleased video game at the PAX East 2010 tech convention. Justin was attending the event in Boston where he allegedly used his laptop to hack into an Xbox 360 Test Kit that was demonstrating the game Breach. The game, due out this summer and worth an estimated $US6m, was being shown at the convention by Atomic Games, a subset of Destineer.
“Breach, and our Hydrogen game engine, are the result of millions of dollars of investment and years of hard work. It would have been very harmful if Breach had been posted on the internet months before its planned release” said Peter Tamte, President of Atomic Games.