Tag Archives: cheating
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 14:07 BST
Diablo III’s in-game auction house has been pulled offline and its in-game economy frozen by Blizzard in order to deal the fallout of a user exploit that allowed players to duplicate money.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 05:16 GMT
Riot Games has handed out eight temporary suspensions and withdrawn all season two rewards form players found guilty of Elo-boosting – logging into other players’ accounts to help increase their ranking.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 00:28 GMT
Planetside 2′s development team is betetr at identifying cheaters than you, says Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 | 03:32 BST
Two League of Legends teams have lost their prize money after accusations of collusion.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 02:40 BST
Noticed a sudden decrease in available Max Payne 3 players? Son, you’re locked up with the rest of the dirty cheats.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 02:27 BST
Rockstar has set up a dedicated email address for reporting Max Payne 3 cheaters, and intends to corral them together far away from the leaderboards.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 07:09 BST
Blizzard would like to remind cheaters that you can be permanently banned from the game if you get caught – and since we’re talking always-on DRM, that is a serious threat.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 07:39 BST
Riot has plugged a hole in League of Legends and warned of serious repercussions for those who slipped through while it was open.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 01:24 BST
Kotaku has turned up what is believed to be exploit allowing players to favour the odds of pitching a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K12. This wouldn’t be much news if not for 2K Sports’ annual Perfect Game competition, which this year offered $1 million to the player with the most impressive perfect game during April. The publisher has denied any problems with the competition, although Kotaku has records which purportedly show players conspiring to use the exploit. Hit the link above to read the whole sorry story.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 | 09:22 GMT
Furious chatter suggests DICE has had to drop the Battlefield 3 ban hammer on a player once so valued he was promoted to moderator.
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 01:49 GMT
A new University of Tampa paper examines the results of a study into the Steam community and found that those who cheat in games tend to pass the habit along to others. Researchers checked out the 700,000 cheaters among Steam’s 12 million members, as well detailed activity of 10,000 volunteer accounts, and found cheaters rapidly lose non-cheating friends, but friends of cheaters end up cheating themselves.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 | 21:39 GMT
Wed, Dec 01, 2010 | 11:08 GMT
Blizzard’s confirmed on the Battle.net blog it’s issued more bans to StarCraft II players for cheating or hacking.
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 | 05:11 BST
Being wrongfully accused sucks. Depending on the situation, you could be looking at years in a state prison, loss of job/money/life, or – worst of all – a permanent ban from the PC version of Modern Warfare 2.
Fortunately, Valve – whose anti-cheat software erroneously tossed good, law-abiding citizens in the slammer – saw the error of its ways, and set things right in the best and most sensible way possible: zombies.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 03:24 BST
Dirty, rotten, no-good cheaters beware: The Major‘s got the best good/bad surveillance system this side of Santa Claus, and he knows what you’re up to. Case in point: Shadow Complex.
If you’re caught pulling a fast one in Shadow Complex, you’ll be removed from the game’s leaderboard, “investigated” for a complete Gamerscore reset, and – if your ill-gained Gamerscore is wiped clean – branded as a cheater on Xbox Live.
So yeah. Stop cheating. Otherwise, you’ll get something far worse than coal in your stocking from Chair Entertainment and Microsoft.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 07:37 BST
THQ confirmed this morning that a UFC Undisputed patch aimed at fixing “online cheating via disconnecting from multiplayer matches” is on the way.
There’s no timescale on the update as yet, but mat-rolling man-sweaters in the crowd can look forward to combat justice “as soon as possible.”
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 | 13:54 GMT
Major Nelson reports on his blog, that those of you who have tampered with your game saves, thus artificially boosting your Gamerscore, will be met with a rather depressing sight next time you log on to live.
- Resetting the entire Gamerscore for an account to zero
- The account will be unable to regain all previously obtained achievements and Gamerscore, however, the players will have the ability to gain future Achievements by earning them fairly, like the majority of the Xbox LIVE community does.
- The account will be clearly labeled as a cheater for the community to view on xbox.com.”
That’ll learn ‘em.
By Mike Bowden