Cheating is bad! Microsoft wants you to know it's dead serious about discouraging users from doing underhanded things to beef up their Gamerscore.

According to Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement enforcer Stephen Toulouse, Microsoft isn't only resetting the Gamerscores of cheaters to zero, but also marking their Gamercards as cheaters.

He explains, "It also puts a tag that you've been caught cheating on your Gamercard. That's a pretty big Scarlet Letter." And we all know what happened in The Scarlet Letter: Demi Moore took off her shirt.

Show #319: Gel, Gamerscore Reset and Fight Night Round 4 [Major Nelson via VG247]