A couple weeks ago, hackers started fiddling around with a gaping hole in Modern Warfare 2’s command console, and – shockingly enough – instead of immediately alerting Infinity Ward to this exploit’s existence in an effort to preserve the subtle balance of their favorite game, people started cheating. Now, though, Infinity Ward’s flushing the scum.
“In fact, the Steam ban hammer is coming down on about 2,500 confirmed #MW2 cheaters on PC today,” Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling recently tweeted.
And then the camera pulled back, as the screen slowly faded to black. Two large words appeared in the center of the screen. “The End,” they read, while you slumped back in your seat, your nervously clenched fists finally unfurling.
But, just as the satisfied, relaxed calm of a cheater-free world began to settle in your heart and solidify in your mind, the words suddenly changed. “The End… ?”
Then, without warning, the camera panned in close to a gravestone marked “Joe ‘Overwrought Metaphor for MW2 Cheaters’ Smith.” AND OMIGOD IT’S A HAND COMING OUT OF THE GRAVE. Dun-dun-dun!
Thanks, Big Download.