Counter-Strike has a cheating problem. One player decided to do something about it. Something, shall we say, creative.
Cheaters are the worst. In Team Fortress 2, they use illicit programs to emulate near-perfect aim. That does not, however, mean they’re untouchable.
In two words: pure chaos. It’s hilarious.
Lets say you’re playing a video game and you encounter a teammate who is very obviously cheating—we’re talking, impossible headshots, the ability to see through walls, the works. What do you do?
A couple days ago, the Team Fortress 2 community came across a video of a notorious hacker getting a taste of his own medicine. They were ecstatic. Responses ranged from “serves him right” to “fuck that guy.”
If you were playing a brutally difficult game and someone gave you a powerful sword, you’d pick it up and use it, right? If you do that in Dark Souls 2, however, that might corrupt your save and get you banned. Hackers have been doing this for years, and there’s little you can do about it.
Invisible, Inc. is a game that is all about secrecy and hacking. Fitting, then, that one of its achievements can only be nabbed if players mess around with the game’s files.
Sometimes, you have no choice but to fight fire with fire.
23,837 players were banned on Monday for cheating in H1Z1. Some players want to come back, but there’s a price tag for grace: you have to publicly admit you cheated and apologize.
Here is a look at just how ridiculous the cheating situation on GTA Online can become.
Blizzard just banned over 100,000 World of Warcraft accounts in the name of stopping cheaters. But did it work?
A hacker terrorized Guild Wars 2 for weeks and weeks. When the game’s creators finally took action, they humiliated the crap out of the dirty cheater.
Being invisible won’t save this asshole GTA cheater from getting their head shot off.
How do you deal with hackers that are dead-set on making everyone’s GTA Online experience awful? You return the favor by making their life a living hell, too.
Last night, Riot put out an update about the status of several high-profile League of Legends players who’ve been suspended or banned from the game due to their toxic behavior. Buried in the details was an interesting detail: in an unprecedented move, one player’s permaban from competitive play was removed entirely.
UPDATE 3/4: Unfortunately, this has now been patched out on the 3DS! You can still do it if you don't update, but it means not being able to play online.
"I think this is a great opportunity to reiterate [...] the importance of not trusting anyone online, even if you think they are your friends." Game Informer spoke to the mother of a young Destiny player whose progress was deleted after he shared his account with a fellow player. Remember to be careful, gamers.
You cannot trust the leaderboards for Resident Evil. Within days of release, players had started digging into the game's code, looking for ways to finish it faster and faster by aggressively cheating. It's probably not possible to beat it faster than a second, but I'm sure people will try.
In a fireside chat over the weekend, Sledgehammer Games' studio head Michael Condrey discussed ongoing matchmaking optimization for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and cracking down on players who spend entire matches sitting in a corner killing themselves.
Nearly every Pokémon player I know has, at one point during their career as a trainer, handled a hacked Pokémon. Even prominent Pokemon players have been suspected of cheating, and in a single competition, The Pokémon Company has caught thousands of cheaters at once. Pokemon's online bank system, which stores…