Submitted by MattyF 2235d ago | news

Naughty Dog to Stop Online Cheaters

All online games suffer from cheaters. People will find glitches in the game to become invincible, lag out the game, or just ruin the experience for everyone else. Naughty Dog won't allow this to happen, though. To stop these cheaters from ruining the Uncharted 2 multiplayer experience, Naughty Dog has a system in place to stop them and they'll also be playing the game and watching message boards for reports of such actions. (PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)

James Bond  +   2235d ago
Yeah, beat down those cheaters down. *looks at the riverbed in Overgrown on Call of Duty 4*
JackBNimble  +   2235d ago
I highly doubt that they will really be able to stop cheating.
Zipper interactive used to talk about stopping cheaters aswell back in their socom days, and it never really worked.

But at least there is an effort I guess.
DarkTower805  +   2235d ago
*also looks at the rock in Creek.*
PimpHandHappy  +   2235d ago
in Socom
i remember rooms devoted to finding and working on your glitches! PPL that cheat make me sick. Nothing worse then getting owned by someone under a map or shooting through walls
masterg  +   2235d ago
I should be pretty simple.

Have a "report a cheater" button.
After a player has enough reports they enter a pool where Naughty Dog starts to monitor them. When they see a cheater they ban them from online for a month or so. This would make other people stop at once.
N2NOther  +   2234d ago
I rarely play Creek because most people hate that map, but I play Overgrown a lot and as soon as I die from that glitch I leave the game. I'd rather take a loss than die a bunch of times because some a-hole's idea of fun is to ruin it for everyone else.

I really hope ND can stay on top this. I just don't understand the need to ruin someone else's fun.
edwineverready  +   2235d ago
mp was almost lag free
So if they take out the cheaters.I will have fun for months to come. problem with games like cod4 is that it is also on pc so there will be a lot of cheats that where made for pc that will come over to the console version.
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MattyF  +   2235d ago
That's true. The online MP in Uncharted 2 has been solid so far, so cheaters aren't a major concern yet. Good to know they'll be watching for them.
DanSolo  +   2235d ago
I fvcking hate cheaters!

You have to be one sad lonely b@stard to need to go online and cheat in a game just to make yourself feel like a big man!

I mean someone cheating in say... poker is bad, but at least they are trying to con you out of your money so I can understand their goal even though I don't like it. But cheating in an online computer game that has absolutely no profit to be made???
It just shows that some people are pretty much just pathetic losers with no wit or skill to call their own and rather than trying to develop their mental and physical skills, they just resort to their only recourse.... being a cheating pu$$y!
Cerbus  +   2235d ago
I second that.
creeping judas  +   2235d ago
@ DanSolo
I don't think that a cheater is necessarily a person with no skills. I think they are really hardcore gamers, because if they can find a glitch that the QA team wasn't able to catch, then they are playing hardcore.

What motivates them is the fact that they can boast about 1) finding the cheat 2) how may trophies/achievements they have 3)they are up high on the leader boards.

maybe that's why games like MW2 will have no online trophies/achievements?? To disinterest those cheaters??
boodybandit  +   2235d ago
The really sad part
is those people that jump online and all they do is look for exploits to use. There are cheaters in nearly every online game I have ever played.

I recently got into NHL 2010 team play online and there are cheaters there as well. Doing some kind of break dance move into a rocket shot when it doesn't even look like they are in the act of shooting or passing.

I just ignore or laugh at them because they are pathetically sad individuals.
shikwan  +   2235d ago
@3: "It just shows that some people are pretty much just pathetic losers with no wit or skill to call their own "
You couldn't have stated that any better!!!
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ThatCanadianGuy  +   2235d ago
Uncharted 2: Among thieves.The Best game ever made.Rivaled only by Uncharted, MGS4 and Killzone 2.

And soon to be rivaled by Heavy Rain, GT5, GOW3.
All only on, and, only possible on PlayStation 3.
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Etseix  +   2235d ago
and The Last Guardian

and LBP (on the fun factor)
NecrumSlavery  +   2235d ago
Ive had issues with high level players who were laggy and couldn't die in the U2 Beta. Still some of the best MP ever.
slave2Dcontroller  +   2235d ago
me to. I attacked 1 guy and and emptied a couple clips in him. He didnt shoot back but instead he just stood there absorbing my shots like a bullet sponge. He did a laughing taunt and then ran off. I thougt the crap was hilarious but its annoying at the same time.

*This occurred in the beta, not the final build*
WarPonyDestroyer  +   2235d ago
Great news.
Roper316  +   2235d ago
and didn't ND say that they would be able to update the game on the fly for such things without the need of shutting down the servers for maintenance? I could have sworn I read that in an earlier interview with them.
MattyF  +   2235d ago
They use a service called Live-Update. When you connect to the MP it'll say Live-Update while loading and fix anything ND may have done. There are no patches for the game because of this way of fixing.
troncoparati  +   2235d ago
I knew it!
There had to be some cheaters on the MP beta. After unloading a full clip or a direct hit from an RPG you could see some of them still running. Game is great though!
kydrice  +   2235d ago
there was this one cheater during the demo, he was able to turn himself invisible and just punch everyone to death, quite aggravating, I'm glad NaughtyDog is taking swift action. Unlike, EA...Take absolutely forever to do anything against people boosting their scores via turning a vehicle upside down and repairing it over and over again. And by absolutely forever, I mean YEARS over multiple games!
LONEWOLF231  +   2235d ago
ohh wow, thus far i havent seen anyone glitching in the past games ive played, CAMPERS.........yeah ive seen many and quite frankly they are pissing me off. Anyways yeah i havent seen glitchers.
dkgshiz  +   2235d ago
Ah cheating
I remember back in my Counterstrike source days when almost everyone playing was a cheater.
Dawn_Of_Ashes  +   2235d ago
its good to hear that but online cheater is a like a cancer. When you catch one cheater and ban him 2 other new cheaters come in. But i admire the effort of naughty dog and i hope it will be usefull.
Ninjamonkey  +   2235d ago
who actually wastes their time trying to hack a game for cheats???

Are people that sad?
GameScrubs  +   2235d ago
They do it to piss you off.
Most of the time that is their goal and also to boast to others their ability to escape the matrix.
The_Nameless_One  +   2235d ago
This web site needs to learn how to do things. They took the Live Chat session that Naughty Dog had on the PlayStation.Blog and dived it and made separate articles about issues that were discussed in that chat. Why not just do a some-up of all the different issues that were tackled in that chat?
BX81  +   2235d ago
Good I hate cheaters! Glitches sometimes cant be helped. Like last night I was playing in the temple level and someone threw a grenade and when it knocked me down it put me inside of the wall. I was stuck for a good 2 min. Until I found my way to an open area and I fell through the bottom of the map and died. I also hope they got rid of the grenades getting frozen in mid air glitch.
blu_yu_away  +   2234d ago
I haven't played any multiplayer yet, been too busy with single player. I didn't really run into any cheating, glitching or lag issues in the beta. How's the full game compare for those who have played?

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