Minecraft Ban Leads to SWAT Team Assault

Last year, the Washington state legislature was said to be considering stronger laws and punishments against "SWATting," which is trolls' cute way to take revenge when something displeases them in an online game. They phone a fake call to your local cops and next thing you know, armed deputies are crawling around the… » 6/21/12 9:30pm 6/21/12 9:30pm

"Swatting," the Hip New Griefing Trend, Sends the Cops to Xbox Live Mod's …

Cops in Sammamish, Wash. are super pissed after being sent to a home here by a 911 call claiming someone inside had claymore mines and hostages. The caller turns out to be a prick seeking revenge on an Xbox Live moderator. » 9/10/11 12:00pm 9/10/11 12:00pm

Second Time's the Charm, or at Least a Trend, in Xbox Live SWAT Griefing

Instead of bogus pizza deliveries, sending a SWAT team to your door appears to be the hip new griefing trend in online gaming. Earlier this month we told you about a gamer in Eugene, Ore. who answered the doorbell to a police raid, thanks to some douchebag he met in FortressCraft. Now it's happened to someone in… » 6/30/11 8:30pm 6/30/11 8:30pm