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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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Secrets abound in NES Punch Out!!, here's one


Aug 08
// Matthew Razak
I played the original Punch-Out!! on the NES until my fingers bled. This was mostly because I sucked at it, but I was determined to beat it. I did, once, during a weekend night of glory that I have attempted to recreate, but ...
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Hacker thinks Conduit is a cheater's paradise


Jul 16
// Jim Sterling
A hacker who calls himself "hetoan2" has criticized The Conduit's sheer ease of manipulation, claiming that the game has almost no protection from unscrupulous cheaters who can alter variables to give themselves inf...
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Fable II Pub Games cheaters are going to get screwed.


Sep 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
You know that old chestnut about how game glitches are actually "features" in disguise? It seems that sometimes they actually are.Yesterday, IGN posted their impressions of the first three hours of Fable II. Tucked ...
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Unlock all the classes in the Too Human demo


Jul 24
// Brad Nicholson
According to Major Nelson, the totally awesome Too Human demo was the 7th most played title on Xbox Live for the week of July 14. This may come as a surprise to most, considering that the reception of the game before the demo...
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Imitation is the highest form of flattery: 2K Sports releases cheats for NBA 2K8


Mar 20
// Samit Sarkar
I was getting really excited about asking my esteemed colleague Chad Concelmo to focus on NBA Jam for one of his Memory Card articles. But then I realized that the greatness of those games couldn’t technically be summed...
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Lair 'Hot Coffee' code discovered: More exciting than the game?


Sep 05
// Nick Chester
  Above is video of the recently discovered 'Hot Coffee' code for Factor 5's PlayStation 3 title, Lair. The code was revealed to MTV's Stephen Totilo, in a recent in interview with the game's director, Julian Eggebr...
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PAX 2007: Virtua Fighter 5 Arcade in US confirmed


Aug 27
// Dale North
Remember when we told you that we heard that Japanese-style Virtua Fighter 5 arcade cabinets were on their way to the United States? We can now confirm that. What? How do we know? We played it! Yours truly took on varied atte...
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The founder of GameFAQs to step down after twelve glorious years of faqqing


Jul 23
// William Haley
I thought that my emotions were no longer a working part of me and that my tear ducts and vage had dried up long ago, but apparently there is some humanity left in me after all. Jeff Veasey, or "CJayC" as he is more...
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Hidden "HD" code for God of War 2 found


Apr 13
// Nick Chester
For owners of HD capable sets, God of War 2 just got a slight graphical bump. Not that it needed it ...A hidden code has been discovered that enables what GameTrailers is calling a "Hidden HD" mode. But in reality, ...

Attention baseball fans: Sony ruins season with predictions

Mar 27 // Robert Summa
The full outlook:NATIONAL LEAGUEMVP - A.Soriano, Chicago Cubs: Ave .310; HR 45; RBI 132; H 185; R 113; SLG .636Silver Slugger and Hank Aaron Award: Lance Berkman, Houston Astros: Ave .328; HR 40; RBI 109; H 187; R 117; SLG .633Rookie of the Year: Scott Thorman, Atlanta Braves: Ave .258; HR 24; RBI 71; H 114, R 48; SLG .453       CY Young; Roy Oswalt, Houston Astros: ERA 3.62; W 19; K 194; BB 57; WHIP 1.292  Rolaids Relief; Jason Isringhausen, St. Louis Cardinals: ERA 2.68, W 0; K 51, BB 23; Saves 50; WHIP     1.252   AMERICAN LEAGUEMVP – Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins: Ave .322; HR 29; RBI 109; H 194; R 106; SLG .566Silver Slugger - Grady Sizemore, Cleveland Indians: Ave .349; HR 27; RBI 92; H 206; R 118; SLG .607Rookie of the Year - Delmon Young, Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Ave .303; HR 20; RBI 83; H 195; R 84; SLG .443Hank Aaron Award - Grady Sizemore, Cleveland Indians: Ave .349; HR 27; RBI 92; H 206; R 118; SLG .607                   CY Young - Chien-Ming Wang, New York Yankees: ERA 3.38; W 20; K 170; BB 73; WHIP 1.301Rolaids Relief - MarianoRivera, New York Yankees: ERA 1.93; W 4, K 54, BB 16; Saves 44; WHIP 1.212MLB 07 The ShowMLB 07 The Show has more than 500 hours of analysis from the entire 2006 MLB season; every pitch, every at-bat, every action in every inning for every game.  Using that type of statistical data, MLB 07 The Show was able to come up with these predications and continues to raise the bar on what fans call the BEST baseball simulation available. 
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You know how people like to run Madden games to see who will win the Super Bowl? Well, Sony has gone one step further and decided to send me an e-mail predicting how the entire 2007 MLB season will pan out via their latest ga...

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Who would use robots for evil?


Feb 20
// Dale North
Well, David Harr (gamertag Diego Knyte) would -- that is, if you consider automatic gamerscore point-building via advanced robotics evil*. David's robot, dubbed xBot, completes a simple task: it restarts a match after t...

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