With the recent ousting of gamers that have violated the terms of agreement on Xbox LIVE there has been a bit of discussion if Microsoft went too far by publicly making gamers feel stupid or they were justified in their actions.
I'm pretty much indifferent to the situation. If you feel the need to cheat to boost an arbitrary number that won't gain you anything, go right ahead. Doesn't hurt me or anyone else, really.
ya couldnt care less about gamerscores but the guys who cheat at online games should b shot. I mean guys running aimbots in cod4 and the likes just kill the game for the rest of us.
Aimbot ruined counterstrike and it is a shame that it is popping its head up in COD 4 as well.
In the words of a famous south park character... "cheating is bad mmmmmmmmmkay."
Agreed. Bots ruin a fun game. It's really sad that people need to cheat to feel better about themselves.
I think its psychological really. People that suck in real life need to feel good aobut themselves in a virtual world. So people that are weak and losers in real life act tough and spread hate online becasue they are anonimous and can't be found.
Same goes for cheaters, people that cheat wouldnt be able to finish a level in a normal game so they use exploits to make themselves look like gods. Sad really.
ladies and gentlemen.. thats why consoles = FTW. no cheating, no aimbots, no mods, and most importantly , no loosers that are still playing online with 56k.
lol aimbots on the console version?
I Gave up 360 gaming well over a year ago after both systems BRICKED (3-red lights). Went back to PC gamming, We have PunkBuster which has to be running inorder to play online, It automaticly BANS the user for life when ANY cheating/exploit is found and it does work very well.
Not only does it have instant ban upon cheating, the games on PC are much better looking Graphicly,in most cases have 2x the features and options, has much larger maps, 64 player online matches, FREE Maps, Mods and FREE ONLINE play, NO Monthly/Yearly Charges like Live, includes FREE Freinds list, FREE Voice etc. Plus they cost $10 or more LESS then console games.
I remember on live all the cheating and glicthing going on, listen to 12 year olds potty mouth and nothing you could do but file a bad review lol, in 0.2% of the cases after the LIVE player would cheat for months they MIGHT be banned for a week. lmao Live is a expensive Joke, im glad i left.
I tip my hat to MS and their level of spite. You want to cheat, then we will make you look like @sses in front of your peers.
if you can't win, cheat. if you can't cheat, pick a fight.
I like how they decided that any gamerscore that someone got via cheating can never be attained again. That I think is genius, so even if you wanted to legitametly replay you are F_@#ed.
Gammer score is a useless joke that most could care less about, lol the fact is that its only a number that shows how much free time you have. Big punishment there.. lmfao
now if onl;y they could think of a way to punish the stupid racist, homophobic loud mouths then XBL would be worth the money even more.
Amen to that thought! I am more annoyed by the utterly inane and racist things I hear over XBL, if that could be fixed aside from just muting, that would be great!
Yeah maybe they should put more energy into that than resetting an arbitrary number that doesn't get you anywhere
Great idea by MS, but can we now get a way of reporting the guys who start a multiplayer match with the words "anyone want to play for acheivements" or "me and my mate are metting in the middle, leave us alone to stab each other".
You can report them, but that doesn't mean MS will do anything about it
agree to help them and then knife them both or throw gernades at them and shoot them so bad that they might quit. Tell them your trying to help them while you kill them too. Say " Is this what im supposed to do" and shoot them with an RPG. Usually you can rack up some kills like that.
the gamer score doesn't give you anything so who cares about that, but cheaters should be dealt with I don't know about public humiliation I think that is a bit much because nothing good can come out of that but certainly something needs to be done.
yeah gotta say that MS really strapped a set on to shout people out like that. If I was one of those cheaters I would be extra angry and try even harder now to mess up their system or disrupt things on LIVE>
what i dont get is why is this important? seriously.. acheivments? banning them for getting achievements dosent hurt anyone..
well theydidnt just erase their gamerscore they also publicly labeled their account so people that chekc their gamercard will see they are cheaters.
It is the equivalent of wearing a huge sign over your head sayin "I am a D1ck!"
I would be forced to erase my account if i got flagged like that.
LOL, imagine all the hate messages you would get if you are labeled a cheater. You would probably get booted from every match you play, just for fun and have to mute your line all the time unless you want to hear a bunch of insults.
It shows everyone how pathetic they are. Cheating to get gamerscore is pathetic and these people know it. They just thought they wouldent get caught and are probaly embarassed now. I dont mind stuff like this cause I dont cheat and things like this can help avoid cheating like there was in halo 2, or on CS.
If you want to cheat at a game, do it offline. Cheating in multiplayer games affects everyone, not just you. MS,Sony,Nintendo SHOULD be extremly harsh on any cheaters caught in their online services.
i think its more important to ban the damn cheaters/glitchers on halo 3. especially on team doubles, they take the lead then go hide in some glitch area nobody can get to.
well, i know MS do ban people if you file the complaints cos i have had quite a few friends band for different reasons.
I think they do need to look into it carefully because you also get people who will report you even though you have not done anything just because you beat them and they can't take loosing.
now it would be very unfair to get banned when you have not done anything wrong. still at the same time, cheating is one thing i have no pity for.
they they have cheated ban them.... whats funny is how the people who do this will turn round and blag their way out of it.
Remember when everyone was on halo 2 and bungie did the ban hammer thing everyweek. Some of the emails they got were the funniest thing ever;
no i wasn't modding, it was my friend. the only mod i had on was for auto aim sniper shots from the middle of the map. he was the one who put the scarab on the map. can i please have my ban lifted ?
Glitching is entirely separate from gamerscore cheating. Gamerscore cheating is so arbitrary, I wonder why M$ even cares. Who does care? Who are they satisfying with this? Their own egos because they think we care about gamerscore? If they stopped glitchers, that would be something special. But, now, they're just attaching scarlet letters to people with high gamerscores. Woopidy doo M$, thanks a lot. Where's my clan blade, by the way?
I think anyone under 18 should have to make their address public. THEN there will be a LOT less kids playing or acting stupid. Privacy my a$$.
I think it's cuz I had "F*ck" (with no *) in my bio. I don't know if someone reported me, or if MS does random searches to see profanities in people's bios and such.
The funny thing is, I tried to make my motto "Sick Wit It" and it wouldn't allow it because of the word 'wit', yet it allowed me to put the F-Bomb in my bio. That makes perfect sense to me. /sarcasm
The f-word I understand, but wit? that's stupid, that word can used in other ways that are not "offensive" not that it was offensive on the first place. So that means Lloyd Christmas can't put "Tell her I'm good-looking and I'm rich and I have a rapist's wit." =P
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