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

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

Fortnite bans over a thousand accounts to preserve tournament integrity

When you're faced with a major competitive event in a game like Fortnite and you want to win the prize, you can do one...

Apex Legends developers ban 355K cheaters as dataminers find new weapons

Rising battle royale star Apex Legends just reduced its playerbase by 355,000 players. First, congratulations are in order for having enough players that banning 355,000...
FISHING REWARDS

Albion Online adds in anti-cheat software with its latest patch

Cheating is bad in MMOs; we all know and accept this as a reality. Programs you don't really know about being installed on your...

EVE Online cheater accidentally exposes himself in a hilarious way

We can probably all agree that cheating in an MMO is just not OK, but it can often be difficult for developers to positively...

MapleStory 2 staffer caught using GM powers to benefit personal account

Someone at Nexon's MapleStory 2 team has been up to no good, according to a recent producer blog. Following the game's head...
A prison of your own making.

Fortnite players download a hack and wind up hacked themselves

It turns out that when you download third-party hacks designed to help you cheat in a game, the people you are downloading them from...

Guild Wars 2 takes action against PvP match manipulation

Even if you're a winner you could be still be a loser in Guild Wars 2 -- if you cheat. ArenaNet announced that...
Normal dog.

The Daily Grind: Would you cheat in an MMO if you could get away with it?

A friend of mine in Final Fantasy XI cheated at one point in a way no one was ever going to find out....
BANNED, you're all BANNED.

Mother of Fortnite cheater claims that her 14-year-old son is being used as a scapegoat

Last month, Fortnite developer Epic sued two alleged associates of a cheating software site as part of the studio's hard-line approach to...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tops 2.3M concurrency, bans a fraction of that

Here's a fun game that we play around the Massively OP office: A troublemaker will come in and loudly proclaim, "You know what's a...
THRILLER NIGHT

Blizzard sues alleged Overwatch clone, bans World of Warcraft cheaters

Gone are the days when Chinese companies could get away with ripping off games left and right: Blizzard is going after another one...

Fortnite patches battle royale, adds BattlEye anti-cheat measures, and sues cheaters

Are you one of the 10M people who've dipped into Fortnite's battle royal mode? Or perhaps one of the 500K who...
BANNED, you're all BANNED.

Fortnite deals with cheat detection false positives, breaks half a million concurrent players

Cheating is bad in online games; we can all agree on that. Having anti-cheat software usually raises some questions back and forth, but the...

Black Desert censures Pearl Abyss Taiwan employees found cheating

Let this Black Desert story be a lesson. Actually, no, let it be two lessons: Don't cheat, and definitely don't cheat if your...
How does this need to be said.

Worlds Adrift introducing anti-cheat measures sooner than anticipated

It's best to read the latest letter from the Worlds Adrift development team with a slightly exasperated tone of voice. After all, the...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

Hacker claims to have made a living cheating in MMOs for two decades

Motherboard has a fun-slash-depressing piece out this week on an unnamed hacker who claims he's been cheating at MMORPGs to make a living...

Heroes and Generals orders a tactical strike on cheaters

The World War II MMO Heroes and Generals is fighting more than just the Nazis this week. The team announced that it...
Like this, but airborne.

Grand Theft Auto Online has a nasty new money-stealing hack floating around

EVE Online: "No one can have a more toxic player culture than ours!" GTA Online: "Hold my beer."

Riot Games wins $10M in a lawsuit against League of Legend cheating software

At least today, cheating does not prosper, particularly for those who attempted to circumvent the rules in League of Legends. A court awarded...

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