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H1Z1 cheaters

Daybreak bans thousands of H1Z1 cheaters


Boo hoo, you're breaking my heart
May 19
Nearly 25000 cheaters just got the permanent boot from H1Z1. According to Daybreak president John Smedley's Twitter, the purge targeted cheaters using ESP hacks, a cheat designed to reveal other player's location and status a... read
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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 can ban you for being a wankstain


Timmy kicked someone at school today? Unleash the Fleshpound
Apr 27
Have you been a dickhead today? I'd sure hope not. I’d be very disappointed in you, sport. I’d send you to your room without any dinner and then unleash a rabid and hungry pack of wolves in to your bedroom because... read
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SMITE bans

Pro SMITE player gets one-year ban


Account sharing is apparently frowned upon
Apr 09
If you're into the professional SMITE eSports scene you might notice a couple of names you recognise not being around for a little while as five professional SMITE players have just received a series of bans ranging from a fe... read
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ESL retracts CS:GO ban

Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team


With so much drama with the iBP, it's kinda hard bein' ex-ESC
Feb 08
Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fi... read
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Tropico

Tropico 5 can't be released in Thailand, deemed inappropriate


Distributor New Era isn't going to appeal the decision
Aug 04
The last two installments of the humorous Tropico simulation series made it to Thailand but this year's game, Tropico 5, will not see release in the country -- it's been banned. Following a coup in May, Thailand's government ... read
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Censorship!!!!!!!

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans


Good
Jul 21
Riot Games wants to clear League of more "extreme" assholes. Starting today it's doling out bans -- permanent or 14-day -- for slurs, death threats, as well as "unsportsmanlike conduct," like repeatedly killing yourself ... read
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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV still refused classification in Australia


My Aussie buddies still can't catch a break
Jul 29
I thought this all got fixed but apparently Australia's ratings board still has decided to refuse classification for Saints Row IV for the second time. A conveining of a Review Board found that the original ruling by the... read
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It looks like China may finally lift the game console ban


There's a catch though
Jul 10
The sale of videogame consoles have been banned in China for 13 years now, but it looks like that's all about to change according to South China Morning Post. The catch? Companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft must manuf... read
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Xbox Live bans won't kill your Xbox One game library


Of course, Microsoft had to miscommunicate that first
Jun 17
As if to further demonstrate how Microsoft lacks any sort of unity in its Xbox One message, the company's online support recently led everybody to believe that the Xbox One's DRM strategy could strip gamers of their purchases... read
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Consoles in China?

Rumor: China might consider lifting ban on game consoles


Approval would be needed from seven ministries
Jan 28
For those of us so embedded in gaming and the surrounding culture, it can be difficult to imagine what a governmental ban on game consoles would look like in practice. Gamers living in China don't have to imagine, however -- ... read
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LoL ban

Riot bans two more 'toxic' pro League of Legends players


They weren't kidding, guys
Jan 21
You would be forgiven for thinking that the very public example of professional League of Legends player IWillDominate getting banned due to unruly behavior would have made people think twice before repeating history. Not so:... read
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While another town calls for destruction for violent games
My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real... read feature

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Microsoft investigating wave of undue Halo 4 perma-bans


DLC buyers seemingly locked out of Xbox Live play
Dec 17
A number of players are apparently finding themselves banned from Halo 4 online play after purchasing the latest downloadable content. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is currently investigating.  "We are not per... read
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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism


Racism and homophobia not given a looser leash either
Nov 06
Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity... read
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Online sexism in Halo 4 will earn you a lifetime ban


No Doritos for sexists
Nov 02
The Halo series has a reputation for hosting some, let's say, "spirited" language from its millions of players, as trash talk and associated slurs have become a big part of the experience. 343 Industries, however, isn't parti... read
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Microsoft perma-banning early Halo 4 users from XBL


Pirates do pirate things and get pirate banned
Oct 15
In a bid to crack down on nefarious pirates, Microsoft is issuing permanent Xbox Live bans to folk caught playing illegitimate copies of Halo 4 early.  "We are aware of isolated cases in which Halo 4 content has been pro... read
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Seduce Me causes outrage by trying to get on Steam
Steam has been banning fake games from its service, but it's also knocked back a legitimate -- if rather risque -- project. Seduce Me is an erotic strategy game "inspired by the lives of American socialites and celebrities." ... read feature

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3,000 Guild Wars 2 players banned for vendor exploit


Rules is rules
Aug 31
ArenaNet has revealed that it banned 3,000 Guild Wars 2 players last night for knowingly exploiting a vendor error that saw them buying cheap gear and selling it on for economy-wrecking profit.  "The players we banned we... read
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Blizzard gets serious, ready to ban Diablo III cheaters


Jun 12
Out of the blue, Blizzard decided to post a not-so-friendly reminder that Diablo III cheaters will be caught and banned, as the studio readies itself to purge the criminal element. That always-online requirement means they're... read
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Ruling by ITC judge says Xbox should see ban in US too


May 23
Last month, Administrative Judge David Shaw at the US International Trade Commission decided that Xbox had been in violation of four Motorola patents in relation to the H.264 video compression codec technology. He did not hav... read
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What religions are allowed in Diablo III?


May 22
It seems that, in a world populated by very real angels and demons, association with religions revolving around such creatures is frowned upon in Diablo III's world of Sanctuary. When Jon Bloodspray alerted me on Twitter that... read
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Banned Origin users can play their games offline


Apr 16
It was more than a little sad to find out that Electronic Arts was locking users out of their Origin games for getting banned on the forums. Thankfully, the account suspension policy has since been tweaked such that those wit... read
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BioWare is clueless, banned a user based on a meme


Jan 21
BioWare is dead serious about upholding its Terms of Services and will bring down the hammer of justice hard should you step out of line. One member (username withheld) of the Star Wars: The Old Republic message board learned... read
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SWTOR bans players for playing the game wrong


Jan 03
Users have been receiving temporary bans for "exploiting" Star Wars: The Old Republic, as confirmed by BioWare recently. The only trouble is, the players were not really breaking the game in anyway -- they've only been doing ... read
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'Gun-like' Avatar items to be banned from Xbox Live soon


Dec 23
Epic Games has declared that the Hammerburst and Lancer Avatar props are going to be removed on January 1, 2012, as part of a new anti-gun policy. Microsoft will be barring any Avatar proper that resembles a firearm. Gotta pr... read
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New Syndicate game banned in Australia (surprise!)


Dec 20
In news that should shock nobody by now, Starbreeze's upcoming Syndicate reboot has been refused classification in Australia, making it illegal to sell in the country. The game's violent content has been cited as the reason, ... read
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EA will ban you from games if someone else swears at you


Dec 05
Electronic Arts has been catching heat for its stupid policy that bans customers from their legally bought games if they break rules on the forums. Despite all the bad publicity, however, EA isn't fixing the issue -- it's get... read
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Shock: Dead Island banned in Germany at last


Nov 29
In news that will surprise only people who have never heard of Germany before, it has come to light that Dead Island's been banned ... in Germany!  Deep Silver is not surprised, gamers are not surprised, and I doubt the ... read
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EA hopes Iran banning Battlefield 3 will fight piracy


Nov 28
Battlefield 3 is reportedly banned in Iran, which is hardly surprising because it is Iran. What is surprising, however, is that Electronic Arts thinks the suppression of its product may be a good thing, because it c... read
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Over 1,600 users banned from Modern Warfare 3


Nov 21
[Update: The story originally stated 16,000 users were banned. That was incorrect and has been fixed. Sorry for the confusion.] The Call of Duty series is beloved by cheaters the world over, but Infinity Ward has no love for ... read
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EA forum bans are still locking users out of games


Nov 14
A while ago, Electronic Arts landed itself in hot water after locking one of its customers out of Dragon Age II due to a transgression committed on EA's forums. While the situation was eventually resolved, it seems EA never s... read
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Early Modern Warfare 3 play could ban you from Xbox Live


Nov 04
Microsoft has warned that early copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are "not authorized" to be played online, and using them before street date could have dire consequences. This includes legally obtained copies bought f... read






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