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I hate this.

Valorant has so far found and banned over 8,000 cheaters, causing sweet cheater tears to flow

As contentious as Valorant's Vanguard anti-cheat process has been, it appears to be yielding some results. According to a tweet from anti-cheat...
We must ride like the wind.

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

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

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

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

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

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...
We wouldn't want to assail your dignity.

Fortnite bans certain actions in competitive play to avoid cheating

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...

No, Guild Wars 2 is not banning people using ArcDPS

Since the beginning of October, there's been a growing hum in the Guild Wars 2 community over the incoming build and equipment swapping...
We don't mean anything bad!

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...
Snap.

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...

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