GamingUnion.net: "Cheating in online games has been a problem since the internet has been able to host such events, and if there's one thing that gamers love it's hearing about how a gang of exploiters has been punished. "
How does the picture relate to cheaters lol?
The kid is clearly getting an unfair advantage!
yea, its like the old pull the controller out of the console trick.
Maybe the old man was blind to begin with though, how can we know?!
birds of a feather eh static? anyways, as for teaching cheaters a lesson or two, a simple band from network play for a month or 3 would be nice but it would have to be based on the users machine (not their account cuz they can always make more of those)... should cramp their style for a bit.
oh now I see. You're pic is a girl and this is n4g. More spineless doormat begging yesmen here than I thought
How is your comment related to the topic? Yes, this is definitely N4G.
It looks like a Kinect add...and I suppose that's vaguely related to gaming :S
So you cover your friend's eyes while playing games next to them too? That's not cheating at all, right?
I guess that depends on the severity of their cheating. If they're making money off of it, I think companies have the right to go after them.
They should be spanked with a woodden plank.
This sounds like M$ idea to give everyone an Internet licence like a drivers licence that can be taken away because they said so. If someone did something against whatever rules they sign up on then ban them...case closed. All this nonsense about chasing guys outside of the game is ridiculous. Another attempt to control the Internet.
online cheating is wrong use your own skills and if you don't have any don't play online. Online cheating should result in a permanent ban of that console for a month, and delete the account (which makes them pay for a new userid and XBL over again), People pay for XBL, and we should not have to worry about cheaters after paying for an annual service. MS needs to start cracking down (on pun intended) on cheaters. On PSN there's really nothing you can do, they can make a new account for free, and get back online for free, so I would say ban their console from going online for a month.
If it's stuff like the recent Starcraft 2 cheating which negatively affected the achievements/online, I have no issue with it.
people who willingly do stuff should be punished, you don't "accidentally" cheat or hack. i'm in favor of anything that holds the scumbags of society accountable.
Multiplayer cheaters should be banned but single player cheating? You only cheat yourself and that effects nobody else so no punishment is needed.
Agree on banning Multiplayer, but I advice companies to hold off on the suing part. Suing cost money, making game cost millions, lawyers fee while suing a thousand of people cost money, not a good combination when pair together. Couple that with the companies being stretched by their budget restrained and how their games are doing. But, hey, if they want to go that rout and try to sue every single person in the world, then good luck with that, but reality will come to bite them in the ass. As for single player cheating, all I can say is that suing them would be the most hypocritical thing ever. Seeing as there has been a huge culture of creating passwords for games by their developers. Stuff like infinite ammo, god mode, invisibility, Command Console, etc. So anyone will argue that developers are the one that encouraged the "cheating" for single player. Not to mention that single player cheating does not affect anyone else. Just saying Cheers
Or campaign on L4D, which is kind of multiplayer.. but there are so many ridic glitches in L4D1/2, and they're all so fun/funny.. I can't resist them. <3 But it doesn't harm anyone, and it doesn't do anything horrible..
Except when people glitch on survival that annoys me.
Cheating in an MMO is different then cheating in your average online game because in order to do this you would pretty much have to hack the MMO server , which I may add would be illegal .
If i were to cheat in a game i can expect consequences in the form of a warning or a ban. However if i were to distribute cheats for profit there would be greater consequences. One thing people have to realize, it's not your game to do as you please just because you bought it.
Yes, they should be held accountable in real life. Bring them to the middle of the street and I shall handle these pests (Goes to grab a chainsaw and guns).
yeah cheaters are to blame,heck everyone could cheat but only a few choose to do so
Cheaters should be allowed to stay in games , except with their crap disabled , a huge malus on life and damage , friendly fire activated on their asses , and a big tag advertising them as cheater scums . A modern version of the old Tarring and feathering punishment . Banning them is to easy , they even pretend they were by mistake or just get another copy
Cheaters who get caught usually get banned as well. That sounds like "reality" to me. The problem is that they don't get caught often enough. :\
But, for glitching in the game or boosting, I still think that only in-game / console punishments are still the way to go. Yeah, they're douchers, and I do not like them, but I don't think they should be getting sued by a big company for it. They obviously are pathetic in RL and are making up for something.. It's still just a video game, after all.
Anyone that takes their time to hack the game, should get fine for it. Simple way to stop it, if they fail to listin after the first time, well jail is the next best thing. I'm mean, how many people keep playing the game when you can tell the other person is cheating? Alot of people just quit because it isn't fun anymore.
While I agree there should be a punishment for online cheating it should not be dealt with by the publishers. If we get into a position where cheating is legally enforceable too the profit of the publishers then all they will do is create weak, if any anti cheat code - after all it wouldn't be in their interest to do so. As I see it the best solution is a voting system from the players who have been effected with the result being a ban / time limited ban / no ban or warning and it should only effect the game in question and not as Microsoft like to do by banning use of every online game. We can't leave it to independent anti-cheat coders either such as Punkbuster as they ban and rarely lift it even when it's their own code that is at fault - basically they couldn't care less and there's no one to keep a check.
You should be charged with the full extent of the law, like shooting someone in the face...in a game.
Hang them all!!!!!!!! j/k Just ban them, oops M$ already does that.
how would you punish them..jail would be too harsh for some one cheating on a online video game..should they be charged money for what they have done ?,should they be banned from the game which would probably wouldn't work with a hacker,have the internet that they paid for taken away ?..i agree that there should be some consequences for there actions after all WE paid for the game they are ruining,it isn't fair that they are able to do this while the regular gamer who just wants to have fun cant because of a hacker cheating.
You start suing people for cheating in online games and you then have to strictly define what is considered cheating and what is considered to be a cheat worth of suing and what is not. Your going to lose subs if you start doing that because people get scared was what I just did cheating? Oh nOES! In reality its a terrible idea just code better against cheaters and ban them better. Stop all this mentality of paying customers getting punished for the minority of people out there who cheat.
While cheaters should definitely be punished, and in creative ways, taking this to the level of lawsuits and real life is just plain ridiculous. Holy hell whatever happened to just playing games to have fun?? The stupidity levels have risen to critical levels if people are taking PIXELS this seriously. I don't even agree with bannings. Instead just strip them of everything, reset their levels, remove all their items, make them attackable by everyone and tag a "Cheater" nametag on them so the community can laugh at them.
If banning them from each individual game doesn't work, strip them of their ability to take any game online. If that doesn't work, then by all means. Cheaters ruin the game. Lawsuits are not needed and only clog the legal system.
Cheating in games has become a very serious issue in most multiplayer games. I have been playing BF2:BC2 and on servers and get hit by a shotgun from a mile away then I see So&So banned. I also been on matches where I saw 4 players banned in less than 2 minutes. The bad part is that sometimes I just don’t know if the other guy is cheating or not. So now I don’t care for the game as much as I did. When an expansion pack or another game comes out, I might not buy it because of this issue. When there are a large percentage of players who feel the same, the company will lose money because the players are feeling they will lose their investment. I don’t know what the punishment should be for cheaters. I just know it needs to stop and I am getting tired of it.
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