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300K players got hit by Lost Ark’s promised ‘massive’ ban wave

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Players of Lost Ark can't say that they weren't warned: Last week, Amazon Games announced that a "massive" ban wave was coming, and sure...

Lost Ark admits it’s been ‘fighting a war against bots’ since launch, banning millions of accounts

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Have you spotted a bot or two in Lost Ark over the past few months? If so, you're definitely not alone. Amazon admitted on...

New World’s latest problem appears to be… scores of fishing bots

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Huh, something's fishy around New World. Looks like some bad players are angling for an edge by employing bots because they'd flounder otherwise. But...

Riot Games on video game anti-cheat measures: ‘It’s a continual arms race’

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Remember last year when folks lost their minds over Valorant's kernel-level anti-cheat? Well, it's here to stay, and moving forward it might be a...
We were the kings and queens of promise.

Guild Wars 2’s PvP community is aflame over win-trading [Update: ANet banned 83 perps]

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This past week, the Guild Wars 2 PvP community (don't laugh, there is one, as you know since you read our own Fight or...
We built a very good house or something.

Bless Unleashed PC says it’s cracking down on cheaters and RMT

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Bless Unleashed's PC updates just keep coming - both the content kind and the administrative kind. First, Round8 has addressed the "large amount of reports...

MMO Business Roundup: Chicken Drumstick, 9000 zombies, Valorant Mobile, Pantheon hiring, Secret World’s novels

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Welcome back to our semi-regular roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news. Chicken Drumstick: Yes, I'm afraid this is a real thing. Vice's Motherboard...
Accurate.

Chinese police team up with Tencent to take down a video game cheating ring

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It was an illegal organization being taken down by the Chinese police force in a concentrated operation. It involved $76 million being made, with...

The Daily Grind: How should MMORPGs handle duping scandals?

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The title for today's Daily Grind isn't exactly what you think it is, so consider this a trick to see who read the whole...
Very mature.

74,000 WoW Classic accounts just got the banhammer for botting and other cheats

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This'll shock you, but not everyone playing WoW Classic is doing it for the thrill of an arguably more hardcore experience: Some people are...
We must ride like the wind.

Blue Protocol’s beta test starts with delays, heavy demand, and some notable software scanning

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The Blue Protocol beta finally started up! But it started up a bit later than expected because it turns out... lots of people wanted...
Well, maybe there's another oasis where they like cheaters.

Last Oasis declares that cheaters will not be tolerated within the game

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If you decide to cheat in Last Oasis, the developers do not like you. No, not if you're just testing it out. No, not...

Riot developer confirms Valorant has an anti-cheat process running in the background

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Many folks feel extremely strongly about multiplayer games that have anti-cheat processes that run when the game boots up, so we feel it fair...

Lawful Neutral: Cheating, copyright law, and the WoW Glider lawsuit

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I have fond memories of using the Game Genie on my NES. To my seven-year-old self, it was a godsend. So many Nintendo games...
We wouldn't want to assail your dignity.

Fortnite bans certain actions in competitive play to avoid cheating

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Good news, Fortnite players, you can be issued a ban for jumping during competitive play! Sort of, anyhow. See, Fortnite really doesn't want players signaling to...

No, Guild Wars 2 is not banning people using ArcDPS

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Since the beginning of October, there's been a growing hum in the Guild Wars 2 community over the incoming build and equipment swapping template...

Dota 2 issues decades-long bans against bad actors and account violators

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As I understand it, most MOBAs are unfriendly places, especially the larger ones like Dota 2. In an announcement made by Valve in a...
We don't mean anything bad!

A 16-year-old kid took Fortnite’s World Cup this weekend, pocketing $3M

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You know video games have arrived when esports is being covered on the front page of CNN, right? Such was the case last night,...

Cheating cheaters and the online video game companies that fight them

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I'm so tired of cheaters in video games. Well, I mean, also cheaters at life, but we're on a video game website, so today,...

Cheaters who were banned from a $30M Fortnite tournament win their way back in

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How does one who was banned for cheating in a Fortnite esports event make their way back into that same tournament? By having a...

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