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2:20 PM on 11.19.2009

Is Modern Warfare 2 now banning legitimate buyers?

Alright, you're sick of PC gamers whining about Modern Warfare 2 and how they're getting shafted by Activision and Infinity Ward. Dirty pirates and hackers deserve to get shafted, and that's all PC gamers are anyway, right? &...

Josh Tolentino



Modern Warfare 2 gets dedicated servers via hack photo
Modern Warfare 2 gets dedicated servers via hack
by Josh Tolentino

Yup. You read that right. Modern Warfare 2 PC now has dedicated servers.

Wait, PC gamers! Before you send Bobby Kotick a thank you letter, know that it wasn't they who did it, but rather the gamers who took Infinity Ward and Activition's attempts to lock down the game as a challenge. And bring it those gamers did, managing to hack in the developer console and enable the ability to set up dedicated servers. Keep in mind, the game hasn't even been out a week.

Perhaps some of the boycotters caught playing the game were not being hypocrites, but rather hard at work turning the highest-profile shafting of PC gamers right around, as the video below might demonstrate.

Of course, the darker side to all this newfound freedom is the ability to use it to cheat, and the servers that have been set up so far are all "ranked" and still considered "legal" by IWNet, Modern Warfare 2's console-esque matchmaking service.

Folks who like their games in "vanilla" flavor only shouldn't despair though. After all, MW2 uses anti-cheating tech from Valve, who, if nothing else, are very, very aware of what PC gamers can do, and how to deal with them.

That said, it's just a matter of time until they the first thing they did was mod it so that you can lean again.

[Thanks to Jetsetlemming for the tip!]

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4:00 AM on 10.25.2009

Yep, Pokemon Park Wii is a retail game

Last time we posted about Pokemon Park Wii: Pikachu's Great Adventure, there was some confusion about if the game would come to retail or a be WiiWare title. If it was a WiiWare title, then the game's 1st gen-Gamecube quality...

Jonathan Holmes

8:40 AM on 03.30.2009

Dead Rising 2 has multiplayer

One of the most bemoaned aspects of Dead Rising (next to the time sensitivity of missions, hard-to-read text and Otis) was the lack of a multiplayer component. Thanks to a probable slip of the tongue at a GDC panel on shader ...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:40 PM on 01.05.2009

Microsoft won't be using Home ... duh

Last week we reported that UK businesses were looking to use PlayStation Home as a potential virtual office space. The consultancy that is spearheading the initiative happens to deal with Microsoft, and a number of blogs that...

Jim Sterling

12:02 PM on 09.11.2008

10 games to prepare for the zombie apocalypse

Look, we all know it's going to happen. Eventually, a meteor is going to strike the Earth or a secret defense department experiment is going to go awry and the dead will rise. It's really only a question of "when." ...

Conrad Zimmerman





6:56 AM on 05.26.2008

Devil May Cry creator says action games are unevolved: Use a leaf stone!

Hideki Kamiya, creator of the flamboyant Devil May Cry series, has blasted 3D action games for not evolving since he "blazed trails" with the madcap adventures of Dante. A somewhat arrogant boast, but outspoken game...

Jim Sterling

1:35 PM on 01.25.2008

The moron strikes again: Uwe Boll says games have no story

There's a difference between looking like a moron and just being stupid. Uwe Boll has crossed that line with his usual dignity and aplomb many a time, and each time I hope without reason it may be his last. In a recent interv...

Colette Bennett

10:06 AM on 12.14.2007

Miyamoto doesn't know what Ratchet and Clank is: That's a man up on his games

A while back, Insomniac made a somewhat arrogant claim by stating it was flattered that Super Mario Galaxy had Ratchet & Clank-inspired spherical worlds. It was a presumptuous statement to make at the time, and now legend...

Jim Sterling

1:40 PM on 12.13.2007

Holy man calls games 'electronic crack,' unknowingly labels himself a douchebag

Father Raymond DeSouza has his own entry on Wikipedia, so perhaps he is more important than me and I have no right to complain here. However, there's a difference between stupid commentary and intolerable commentary, and this...

Colette Bennett

10:01 AM on 11.07.2007

Difficult games: The real brain training

I beat that damn werewolf.I complained recently that the current era's intuitive, "easy" games might have blunted my legendary, meticulously-honed gamer skillz of old, like a one-time champ who's over the hill. A li...

Leigh Alexander

5:26 AM on 11.07.2007

Reggie is a smug git: More Nintendo peacockery

Only last week, the man-made-meat-man that is Reggie Fils-Aime was quite complimentary of his rivals, praising Halo 3 and LittleBigPlanet. As if to suggest that this kind of good nature won't do, Reggie has brought Nintendo b...

Jim Sterling

12:28 PM on 10.23.2007

Games time forgot: The Bard's Tale

Whenever I write a Games Time Forgot article on a videogame people hate, I usually recieve one of two comments: "How the hell is this 'forgotten'? I remember this game."or,"Time forgot this game for a reas...

Anthony Burch

8:06 AM on 10.15.2007

Nintendo's most pompous boast yet: Claims we were bored until the Wii saved us

To say that Nintendo has been smug since the Wii became such a huge success is something of an understatement. The company's press conferences have devolved into long sessions of self-fellatio and big numbers, but it's thanks...

Jim Sterling

3:44 PM on 10.05.2007

Hirai continues to champion Blu-Ray, forgets that quality isn't everything

In a recent interview with Hollywood In Hi-Def, Kaz Kirai went with the usual song and dance about the PS3 and its infinite superiority. PS3 versus other consoles were discussed as always, and Kaz had a bit to say on that: HI...

Colette Bennett

3:10 PM on 10.04.2007

Win a Halo friend in the greatest Ebay auction of them all

Do you want a good friend on Xbox's greatest new game Halo 3? Wish you had someone to play with? Well here's your chance! Yes, for those us who have Xbox Live and for some reason haven't added a single friend, this is the auc...

Jim Sterling