On Aug. 8, 2003, three-year-old Brianna Cordell became trapped in her family's car and died from heat-related injuries. Two weeks later, her mother Christina Cordell was facing charges of manslaughter. Springdale police detective Jeff Taylor: "We have cause to believe that there have been recent incidents where the child has been totally unsupervised. We also believe that on the day in question, Ms. Cordell was playing an Internet game, EverQuest, for a period of time exceeding two hours, during which she had no ... read more

EverQuest is an addictive and time-consuming game that has attracted thousands of players who devote 10-20 hours a week or more to the game -- hence the nickname "EverCrack." Support groups have started on the Web for the families of players, such as the Spouses Against EverQuest mailing list. One of the members of that list is Christina Cordell, a woman who faces a felony charge of manslaughter related to the Aug. 8 death of her 3-year-old daughter. Brianna Cordell became trapped in the family car and died of ... read more