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Shovel Knight

Here's how to unlock Shovel Knight's Butt Mode


Along with more than 300 other cheats
Jul 03
// Brett Makedonski
In almost every conceivable way, Shovel Knight is a throwback to how videogames used to be a few decades ago. Everything positively oozes that retro style, save for blowing into a cartridge before firing it up. Even the ...
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GTA Online

Rockstar is going after GTA Online cheaters


Warns against using exploits for cash
Jan 16
// Jordan Devore
Grand Theft Auto Online has returned now that Rockstar's scheduled maintenance period is over. Some players have in recent times discovered an exploit which allows "game-breaking amounts of in-game cash" to be generated and g...
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Japanese rigged PC auto-levels Dragon Quest X characters


On sale at Yahoo! auctions now!
May 31
// Dale North
Hey, cheater! Want to level up but don't want to put in the time? Playing Dragon Quest X? One smart Japanese gamer has come up with a way to rig up a PC that will leve your DQX character up while you are off enjoying the suns...

Star Command 1.01 due soon, and here's how to cheat nasty

May 10 // Niero Gonzalez
The more ghetto your ship is, the better.  Never upgrade the walls or shields.  Simply build rooms to max out your crew count and make them as tough and fast as possible. After you have your crews nestled in the weapon rooms you can watch corgi videos while your ammo charges. If it wasn't for the mini-games the game would nearly complete itself without intervention. You can actually beat the Russian and Wealth missions without issuing a single command. As multiple wall hulls collapse from oncoming fire the probability of teleported enemies getting sucked out into space increases, keeping your babies nestled away from ever facing combat. Derp. You can break the combat further by keeping a soldier directly in front of doors, causing enemies to get stuck or walk out and get sucked into space. To prove that this incredibly cheap strategy works I put the game on the hardest difficulty and easily conquered the hardest optional quest, the second Grol encounter, without losing a single crew member.  Just make sure you wipe them out fast when they get stuck or they'll multiply faster than you can shoot at them. This makes the optional Grol battles a piece of cake, despite their 9000 health. The developer recently submitted a patch which doesn't directly address the games' core flaw, but instead adds some cool features like larger ships. They're also hiring a writer for more missions and promised to continue updating the game, so maybe future patches will address this vulnerability. Until then, its fun to be winningest and worst space captain this side of the cosmos. 1.01 Bug fixes may include:• Added beginner difficulty level• Engineering lagging devices fixed• Unlock larger ships and heavy difficulty• Tips for Minigames• Added missing countdown for a few random “yellow” missions• Grol split period reduced, but increases 2x with every split• Allow touch larger area to grab token• Ammo button now disabled if no more tokens allowed• Assign buttons disabled if room is full• Weapon UI improvements• 3 additional tokens (15 total) given on new game• Max crew increased to match number of rooms• Various other UX tweaks• Other various bugs and adjustments The game has so much potential to be way more engaging. I hope they figure it out. I'd love to be able to invade other ships and see come closer to its Kickstarter vision. Audio credit: Zircon
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Beat the Grol, last mission, etc in black hole difficulty by standing still
[Note: Article contains mild mission spoilers] Star Command is totally worth the $3, but the game is hella broken. Ironically, the more of a fiery death inferno your ship becomes the easier the game gets. If you haven't...

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Dead Space 3 thievery

Attorney: Dead Space 3 resource exploit might be theft


IP expert likens resource farming to stealing
Feb 11
// Kyle MacGregor
Dead Space 3 features an exploit which allows players to circumvent the game's microtransactions by acquiring infinitely spawning items. While Electronic Arts has no intention of removing the feature, an intellectual pro...
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3,000 Guild Wars 2 players banned for vendor exploit


Rules is rules
Aug 31
// Jim Sterling
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...
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The DTOID Show: Diablo, Assassin's Creed, & MANOS!


Jul 23
// Max Scoville
Hey guys! I'm back from my wisdom-tooth extraction. My face still hurts. Here's some video game stuff. The War Z is a big zombie survival MMO that's coming soon that isn't at all related to Day Z, though it has a lot in...
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New Diablo III players forced into 72-hour trial mode


Jun 21
// Jim Sterling
[Update: Bear in mind this affects the DIGITAL version. If you buy boxed retail, you'll be a'ight in Blizzard's eyes. Not that it makes it better at all.] As part of its latest endeavors to combat thieves and cheats...
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Blizzard gets serious, ready to ban Diablo III cheaters


Jun 12
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Game Genie returns to consoles, shows PS3 version at E3


Jun 02
// Allistair Pinsof
Hyperkin announced they will be rebooting Game Genie, the nostalgic, cheat code enabler for PlayStation 3. There is no release date at this time, but the product will be showed off at E3 with Skyrim and other recent releases....
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Dancing in SWTOR turns players into God


Jan 04
// Jim Sterling
BioWare has a fresh Swoahtor exploit to plug up today, after it became known that players are literally dodging bullets with their fly dance moves. Using the "/getdown" command, player characters start to perform a jaun...
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There's a Game Genie for DS


Dec 07
// Dale North
This isn't the shiny, gold paint-plated cheat cart of the NES days, but it has the same name. Hyperkin's Game Genie for the DS does similar things, though. Through codes you'll have access to cheats like unlimited life, endle...
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Over 1,600 users banned from Modern Warfare 3


Nov 21
// Jim Sterling
[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 ...
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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is selling cheats as DLC


Nov 09
// Jim Sterling
In a move that almost parodies the current state of downloadable content, Capcom is selling glorified cheat codes for Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Things that were once included in games as hidden unlockables -- like God M...
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Guerrilla to 'aggressively' tackle Killzone 3 hackers


Feb 23
// Jim Sterling
The PlayStation Network has earned itself a reputation as being quite friendly to hackers and cheaters, but Guerrilla doesn't intend to give them quite so warm a welcome in Killzone 3.  "The ability for one person to rui...
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Here's a little multiplayer cheat for Spelunker HD


Dec 15
// Dale North
Those of you that read my impressions last week and weren't scared off should be enjoying the insane cave exploration in Spelunker HD. There's a multiplayer mode that I'm just now getting into, and some new information might ...
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Watch Captain Viridian pwn Super Meat Boy


Dec 12
// Jonathan Holmes
It was really cool to see the Pink Knight (from Castle Crashers) and the Ninja (from N+) in the XBLA version of the game, but they didn't play all that differently from Meat Boy. More so, they didn't make the excruci...
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Sega resets Sonic 4 leaderboards due to mass cheating


Nov 25
// Jim Sterling
Due to a massive amount of cheating, Sega has completely reset the Xbox 360 leaderboards for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.  The cheating was dismayingly widespread as gamers kept popping up with logically impossible s...
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15,000 Halo: Reach cheaters get credits reset


Oct 03
// Matthew Razak
I will never, ever understand people who cheat at videogames. I'm god awful at first-person shooters in multiplayer, but that doesn't drive me to go and cheat in order to do whatever it is you do after you've won by cheating....
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A bunch of StarCraft II cheaters got the boot


Oct 01
// Jordan Devore
Does a victory feel good if it's obtained through less-than-fair methods? I wouldn't know. What I do know, though, is that getting banned from Battle.net cannot feel good. Upwards of 5,000 StarCraft II players are now sharing...
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An update on cheating in StarCraft II


Sep 14
// Jordan Devore
First of all, don't do it. I'm unsure of what it is you're playing on doing, but seriously, don't do it. Blizzard has sent out a little public notice to remind us all that cheating isn't cool -- especially when it comes to th...
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Halo: Reach cheaters already being dickheads


Sep 14
// Jim Sterling
Halo: Reach launched at 12am this morning, and already the servers are being infested with dirty rotten cheaters. According to Bungie, a relatively small percentage of people bought Reach just so they could break the game and...
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Lost Wave Race Easter Egg makes game talk s**t


Sep 02
// Nick Chester
In what may be the greatest discovery in modern gaming, a deeply hidden Easter egg has been found within the GameCube version of Wave Race: Blue Storm. Yes, the game that was released in 2001. The code (which you can find af...
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Counter-Strike cheater gets knifed in his head


Mar 22
// Jim Sterling
As if we needed further evidence that videogames are SERIOUS business, an alleged Counter-Strike cheater in Jilin, China was rushed to hospital with a giant kitchen knife jammed into his skull. A group of kids were arguing wi...
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If you're playing Modern Warfare 2 on the Xbox 360, you might want to lay low for a few days. Yet another problem has been discovered in Infinity Ward's game, and this one's a real bastard, with the ability to "infect" your p...

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PS3 leaderboard hack ruins Modern Warfare 2 for everyone


Dec 07
// Jim Sterling
Time for yet another story about what great people we gamers can be. Some nefarious new hackery has been wrecking the PS3 version of Modern Warfare 2, allowing cheaters to scale the top of the leaderboards with ludicrous...
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2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters banned on PC


Nov 30
// Jim Sterling
And so the cull begins ... Infinity Ward has begun to swing its giant, bloodstained scythe across the undedicated Modern Warfare 2 servers, striking down those stupid enough to try and cheat. This is one of the reasons given ...
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Big surprise: Modern Warfare 2 already hacked


Nov 11
// Josh Tolentino
Have you had enough of Modern Warfare 2 coverage yet? Are you a vindictive PC gamer? If you answered "no" to the first question and "yes" to the second, you are now free to have a few quiet "I told you so" chuckles, because r...
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Microsoft punishing those who 'compromise' Shadow Complex


Sep 15
// Jim Sterling
You may have heard a while ago that unscrupulous gamers were able to steal a copy of Shadow Complex thanks to a glitch in the XBLA game's trial version. It was possible to unlock the full game without having to pay for it. Th...
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Cheat at Monster Hunter 3, get banned for 7,000 years


Aug 31
// Jim Sterling
If you love Monster Hunter games and think cheating is brilliant, Capcom's here to make your life difficult. Unless you're immortal, that is. According to the above image, anybody caught cheating at Monster Hunter 3 will face...

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