GR - "The global number one ranked player for Black Ops 2 on the Xbox 360 had to reset his stats due to internet attacks..."
man, if this is real then W-T-F....why? seriously.
Maybe now the kid can go back to school and get some education or even see what the world looks like from the outside of his house.
You're on a game site comment section calling out a nerd... You must be soaked in irony right now.
Kurt I don't think you realize how many hours a day are put into being at the top. Essentially all free time is spent playing a single game and doing NOTHING else.
So what, other people spend their life collecting stamps or old records which you could call just as dumb. For the record, I've never even played a single online game of COD.
Obvisouly Kurt missed the point here.f789790 hasnt.The fact you have to put in pretty much night day hours to be at the top doesnt mean you are a nerd which I never implied here but it means that you have a serious addiction and nothing else in the world matters.Which is where my comment was going.GTF outside and live a real life.Masa2009 just tells me that he has no idea of what comparing apples to oranges means.People collecting items is a whole different thing they dont spend every winking moment doing one thing to be on top.I play alot of games but being educated and going outdoors is a little more important then sitting hours on end destroying my brain cells to be on top of a game.Theres more to life then just that.
LOL @ people who think collecting stamps is the same as spending 20hrs a day on CoD. DOUBLE LOLskiiissssssss!!!
I think you need to watch a few new TV channels. There are hobbies that do the same thing... Collecting stuff can take all day and night depending on what it is. Organizing it and learning when and where to go. There are jobs for people doing this..... Its no different than being a gym freak. If you are at the gym 7 hours a day anyone can say "go do something else" Too much of anything can be criticized....
"Have Call of Duty players stooped this low that they'll harass people that are better/ranked higher than them? " Lol welcome to 2008
The comments about him being a nerd and not having a life are really immature and uncalled for. The dude clearly put a lot of time into the game, if that's what he wants to do with his time then more power to him. It's pretty messed up of people to do this to him.
Atleast finbar can be on a video game website and still not be an obessed gamer. Grats for people who are enlightened gamers.
and people pay for this? what garbage
What, for the internet? Did you read the article? his IP was hacked, not his xbox live account. This can happen to anyone online, PSN or Live. Learn a little before your comment.
@jeff He's talking about P2P. Edit: Nvm, mithril beat me to it. Read below.
ok, it's possible to know ip of other player on both gaming network. But only on games that are P2P. Play games with dedicated servers, your data is not sent directly to another user so your IP is not visible to other user.
console users don't understand that concept yet.
Because the 360 doesnt believe in dedicated servers ... Sony's the only one that really uses them this Gen on consoles from what i've seen.
The platform (ie MS or Sony) doesn't control game servers, the publisher does. Activision doesn't use dedicated for the call of duty series. And in most cases they only use servers to host playlist settings, lobby creation and the searching platform.
I hate cod.. But I have to say that sucks... :(
every thing have to turn into console war on this site no need for those fanboy fights every time a problem appear on a rival system
http://n4g.com/news/1151169... The next Xbox to use Win8 kernel? Scratch my last comment, this would be the reason not to get the next xbox. We're all familiar with the history of MS and Win security. right? http://www.ign.com/articles... "Both the Xbox 360 and New Xbox versions of Destiny will be cross-compatible. ****It’s all the same Xbox Live, after all"*** Oh it's all the same alright, security flaws and all. Like I said show me PROOF that this is reproducible on PSN; provide me the links that show a users personal info was acquired in the PSN attack until then it's all just BS.
Dude sorry to say but you're an idiot...like many people have stated before, that the DDOS attack has nothing to do with xbox live security and you should probably learn what you are talking about b4 you go blabering on about something you know nothing about. Someone can just as easily DDOS you off your PSN account as they could your XBL account. Oh and maybe you should care a little less about what people are buying next gen...if you don't want the next xbox then don't buy it its as simple as that, nobody else cares about what you think they should or shouldn't buy. True gamers don't align themselves with one single brand.
Could of been worst, he could of lost all of his stats on a decent game..
Lol people are still trying to reach the top of the leaderboards. If you haven't been playing the game since release.... EVERYDAY then sucks for you
Lol getting upset over a game.
Oh my god poor him. Humanity will never recover from this tragedy.
it's precisely the lack of humanity that's disheartening. sure, it's just a videogame. not life and death. but to deliberately harass someone over a game, unsolicitedly, just because they're doing better than you? yeah, i'd say that's a ding against humanity alright.
Like how Justin Bieber fans are cutting themselves just because he smoked some pot -_-
*facepalm You do realize that was something 4chan started, right?
#1 in Black Ops 2? Is that supposed to be an accomplishment? ...I kid I kid..lol
Its an accomplishment of announcing to the world you have a highly addictive personality problem. Imagine this kid on heroin hell be dead in a day.
All those hours he'll never get back...for nothing. Poor guy.
indeed, that is by far the saddest part.
Damn that ain't right. I truly feel for this guy! Everyone isn't a cheater online. Some ppl are naturally good at some of these games and they deserve their props. Let's face it, it takes some sort of skill being able to play among millions of your gaming peers and then get ranked #1 The fact that there are people who use their hacking "talent" to maliciously tamper with other online gamers who are better than them in a game is incredibly mind boggling. It'll be funny to see if that doode gets all the way back up to the #1 spot again..... LOL Peace
It definitely does take skill But it also takes countless hours of playing everyday to remain number 1 My clan leader so far has 12 days counted in and going( approximately 288 hours) I've barely reached 2 days He's definitely dedicated
the skill level required to be good at COD is the lowest in any online game ever. besides 288hours and what has he achieved? countless hours to do what remain top of a list?!
@ Black Death 663 It does take skill to play in cod I have a cousin who is a halo player usually getting top scorer.he tried playing with me cod a few games and he was pretty useless He even admitted it himself is a lot harder than it seems
@Blackdeath_663 what a crap comment how can any game involve any more or less skill? talk about being bitter and jealous
Kind of sad... i think this guy loosing his internet must be terrible he must play blacks ops 24/7 now he has nothing to do.
i'm glad BF3 doesnt get this sort of attention now. kind of a double edged sword, get millions of players and get the crap that comes with it. up until now, i wished more people would play bf3, now not so much.
BF3 servers are dedicated.
I Could've sworn it was just a game. Can't belive ppl take COD so srsly just to attack another player.
Most of the time i played i would find 2 guys from both sides using tac insertion in some hidden corner and raking up killstreaks then let it go with VTOL, K9 and Swarm. First half one guy does then 2nd guy in 2nd half. If only stupid idiots remove the tac insertion it will stop these kiddies from boosting.
Love how MS fan boys always bring up the PSN being down like it was a group of little kids that hacked it, Like peoples accounts on Xbox. 1 big difference is the PSN was attacked by Anonymous well known hacker group have to live under a rock not to know them. If you have noticed MS has made sure to stay away from anything that so much as catches there attention. Sony went after the guy that finally hacked the PS3 in court so Anonymous made a prime example of them. Wasn't just PSN, Sony's websites on all fronts were attacked. Then they realized they were punishing the wrong people (PSN) brought it back up an continued to attacked other Sony Websites. Xbox might not have been down for a month but hey Pay $9.99 a month to be cursed out by 12 year old's tripping on Monster an think the only game that matters every 12 months is COD. I've owned both consoles so don't come with the fan boy shit. An o yea that same 12 year old could potentially hack your account an with all MS's so called security measures you would still have to jump through flaming hoops just to get it back. Problem is MS ignores the issues an sweep them under a rug. While Sony public addresses there issues so they are scorned for it. Lol What world do you people live in.
Can you tell me how they could hack an xbox account and or give me some proof. All that is needed for a DDOS is an ip address which is very easy to change so I am not sure why this guy did not just reset his router or ask his ISP to change his IP if that does not work for him. Plus I love how both fanboy groups are using this article as a way to attack either company when neither is responsible.
I'd assume that they just kept getting his new IP. I don't play CoD or use the Xbox but it sounds like they were able to follow him into games so they would just get his new IP each time that way.
What is worse, having all your credentials in the open or paying to play online with 12 year olds? Think before you post fan-boyish answers. Also, I've been an Xbox Live member for four years. I've had kids threatening to hack my account over CoD. Has it happened at all over the four years? No. If accounts were so easily hacked, why are there no posts about it here? http://forums.xbox.com/xbox... " While Sony public addresses there issues so they are scorned for it" Do you have proof of this? "Problem is MS ignores the issues an sweep them under a rug" Is this what you mean? http://forums.xbox.com/xbox... http://forums.xbox.com/xbox... Consider your argument invalid.
"What is worse, having all your credentials in the open or paying to play online with 12 year olds?" You make it sound like PSN gets hacked every month... it happened once.
@fourOeightshark Yes i'm suggesting that would you rather have all your credentials associated with your account released in that one hacking or, pay to play online with kids? If you think about it, you can control the situation with paying to play online but, if your credit card info was released, what could you do before you find out?
Lol I had an Xbox 2 had an account for 8 years Mac42o just tired of there bs. All your links are pointless half of them are idiots or spam. Posting in the MS forums an getting back a straight answer is like talking to a brick wall. Just keep paying $8 a month for XBL while your dashboard is flooded with companies advertisements that cost millions to claim that little 4x4 tile but your still paying for basic services that offer nothing over any other interface except XBL party chat. Don't own a Ps3 either just tired of people bring up the PSN being down. If MS would piss of Anonymous there shit would get wiped too. So don't think there sitting behind the ultimate security system because its far from it. An most people with hacked accounts aren't in the forums waiting hours for a reply they call XBL directly an bitch till it gets fixed. But then again your an idiot so you probably sit in a forum.
To Mac420: You clearly did not understand the purpose of each link. The first one was to show that there aren't people having their accounts hacked everyday. You imply that Xbox accounts can get hacked easily by 10-year olds. Also, how is it talking to a brick wall? You clearly have not been on the website before because you can chat directly to a Microsoft support employee. This shows that the 'pay to play' money isn't wasted. "All your links are pointless half of them are idiots or spam" That is what I was showing you... God. The last two links were to show 'idiots' being banned. Here is your DIRECT quote: " Problem is MS ignores the issues an sweep them under a rug" See how your argument is invalid now? And yeah, maybe Microsoft was smart not to mess with a powerful hacking group so they didn't get hacked. "An most people with hacked accounts aren't in the forums waiting hours for a reply they call XBL directly an bitch till it gets fixed" Yeah, or they use the online chat. Last time I used it, there was no wait time. I was first in line. " But then again your an idiot so you probably sit in a forum." I bet you don't know what's ironic about that. Oh yeah, where's that proof of Sony 'scorning' people for cheating and hacking?
I cant wait for Beyond Two Souls.
Oh no! *world keeps turning* Perhaps now he'll be inclined to go outside, find a girlfriend, get a job and engage with modern society - silver linings and all that...
Lol you have one disagree you upset someone telling them the truth :)
The truth hurts... ;-)
You know, just because he's number one doesn't mean he doesn't do any of the above.
I'm sure, if you check his overall play time, you're probably right. Or not. Who knows. I suspect however, like 'f789790' above, such an 'achievement' would demand an unfathomable amount of dedication and free time.
Not really, I disagreed because I happen to think that he will first on the top of the inevitable Black Ops 3 Leaderboards lol
This statement said by one of the commenters is so true. "People these days are getting ridiculous. For some reason, the new generation of gamer's have no emotional control, are entitled to everything, and never take responsibility for anything. It is extremely rare to hear someone over COD say, "Wow, I went 5-16...maybe I need to change what I'm doing?" Instead you get yelling matches about camping and how the other people don't play the game correctly.".. End quote. Gamers this generation are a different breed.
Amen. I remember a time when gamers took it like a man if they lost instead of crying about it and hurling insults - but I guess that's what happens when prepubescents are allowed to play games rated 18+.
I'm going to assume /sarcasm.
@aliengmr: Um, no? The children playing these games are the worst for telling you to eff your dad if you win, or call you a camper if you happen to be stationary when you kill them...
I try. I've gone "wow you totally had me the whole game" and several times the person takes that as a "feel free to trash talk me the entire mid game area" If a person is actually good, i'll admit it. If they are camping panzies, i'll say it, but normally I finish better than them. I do agree though. I have friends that constantly complain about everyone. In BF3 they will whine about everything you do. I'll be capturing flags and doing the job, and I'll be "doing it wrong" somehow. Meanwhile the whiner is sitting in a jet dive bombing the other team the entire match, not really helping with the objective at all. Some of them even start kicking you or throwing fits, then come back when they keep losing lol
number 1 in COD..all failing marks in school i guess..
That f'n blows.....guess im gonna stick to the Wii U version.
All of you people who are just using this to insult the person, seriously, go f*ck yourself. Yes, COD is an overrated pile of garbage, but there had to be SOMEONE who was ranked number #1, because, well, people play it. In the end, we are all dead anyways so take your elitist attitude and shove it.
Wow, that's unbelievable. I actually got matched up with him once before and he was a pretty cool dude. I had no idea he was number one on the BO2 leaderboard. What an absolute shame.
I personally don't care about the dude too much, and how much time he spent on the game, but that is considerably rude. Especially considering that he did spend all that time trying to level up, but it doesn't make sense why he didn't block the incoming IP addresses, or even try to find out who attacked him.