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10:30 AM on 11.21.2011

Over 1,600 users banned from Modern Warfare 3

[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 ...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 11.09.2011

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is selling cheats as DLC

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...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 02.23.2011

Guerrilla to 'aggressively' tackle Killzone 3 hackers

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...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 12.15.2010

Here's a little multiplayer cheat for Spelunker HD

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 ...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 12.12.2010

Watch Captain Viridian pwn Super Meat Boy

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...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 11.25.2010

Sega resets Sonic 4 leaderboards due to mass cheating

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...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 10.03.2010

15,000 Halo: Reach cheaters get credits reset

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....

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 10.01.2010

A bunch of StarCraft II cheaters got the boot

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...

Jordan Devore

2:20 PM on 09.14.2010

An update on cheating in StarCraft II

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...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 09.14.2010

Halo: Reach cheaters already being dickheads

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...

Jim Sterling

11:00 PM on 09.02.2010

Lost Wave Race Easter Egg makes game talk s**t

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...

Nick Chester





10:00 AM on 03.22.2010

Counter-Strike cheater gets knifed in his head

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...

Jim Sterling



Modern Warfare 2 gets an AIDS-like virus on Xbox Live photo
Modern Warfare 2 gets an AIDS-like virus on Xbox Live
by Jim Sterling

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 profile and turn you into the game equivalent of an HIV carrier.

According to reports, players get "infected" by unwittingly joining a private match hosted by a carrier. They then get hit by the same issue -- unlimited ammo and no reloads -- and can pass it on if the end up hosting any games themselves. Allegedly, it's "spreading like an STD."

This unique issue started out as a mod on the PC version of the game, which we spoke about yesterday. It has been transported to the Xbox 360 and put to more sinister work. Infinity Ward is apparently "working" on the issue, and it appears that Microsoft is wielding its banhammer for anybody caught employing it. 

A lot of people like to blame Infinity Ward for these issues, but who on Earth could predict that AIDS would come to Modern Warfare 2? I think it has more to do with the determination of cheaters to break the game than IW's development skills. If you make the biggest game of the year, it's bound to get hit by the largest population of exploiters and hackers who will instantly set about trying to ruin the game for everyone, especially if they feel they're proving some sort of "point" about Infinity Ward's online decisions. 

What do you think? Is Infinity Ward at fault here, or do we blame the sheer willpower of the cheaters?

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11:20 AM on 12.07.2009

PS3 leaderboard hack ruins Modern Warfare 2 for everyone

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...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 11.30.2009

2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters banned on PC

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 ...

Jim Sterling

6:20 PM on 11.11.2009

Big surprise: Modern Warfare 2 already hacked

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...

Josh Tolentino