The FBI has charged a 47-year-old man with stealing thousands to use on the online browser game Evony, best known in the gaming community for some rather sleazy advertisement tactics involving gratuitous amounts of cleavage.
"Come play, my Lord", the ad beckons. "Save your lover!" it cries, as two seductive porcelain-skinned women lean into each other. "Start your journey now, my Lord", says another ad, this one featuring a busty, blonde bombshell in the process of removing her clothes. Any of this ring a bell?
That Evony hacker who showed up to federal court in sweat pants will likely be wearing them a lot longer - if not a barrel. A judge rather quickly ruled against him, finding that selling auto-playing bots and game maps violated Evony's copyrights, and awarded the game's owners $300,000.
The creators of the titillatingly marketed, disabled-gamer-saving MMO Evony went on the warpath yesterday to extract nearly $1 million out of a modder accused of selling auto-playing bots and a gigantic map that exploit the game.
Evony needs little introduction. If you're on the internet, at all, you've seen its intrusive banner ads pretty much everywhere. But just who are the people behind this "game"? Well, surprisingly, it turns out they're incredibly shady.