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Popular Streamer Shroud ‘Interviews’ An Apex Legends Cheater

Yesterday evening, while playing Apex Legends, Twitch star Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek got killed by a player who was using an aimbot to cheat. When you spend the majority of your waking hours playing video games, it’s not abnormal to encounter cheaters and stream snipers. This one, though, agreed to stick around and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Video Of Odd Behavior In Fortnite Match Leads To Accusations That Pro Was Cheating

Earlier this week, Fortnite pro Damion “XXiF” Cook was accused of colluding with other players during a World Cup open qualifier match in which he took second place, earning $4,000 in prize money and a spot in the eventual finals this summer in New York. In a statement, XXiF denied any wrongdoing, but that hasn’t…Read […]

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Cheating Too Much Could Break GTA San Andreas

When I was younger, I played a lot of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. I would also use a lot of cheat codes while playing the game. If a mission was too hard, I would cheat. But I would additionally use some of the silly cheat codes to cause mayhem and have fun. This ended […]

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Seemingly Unbreakable Getting Over It World Record Turns Out To Be A Fake

In Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, a man in a pot tries to climb a mountain with a sledgehammer. A Chinese speedrunner named Ccfst recently seemed to help that man climb the mountain faster than anyone before him, setting a new world record that struck some as impossible. The skeptics were right. Over the […]

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Bethesda Says It’s Cracking Down On Cheaters In Fallout 76

Fallout 76 is getting less broken every day. Bethesda said in today’s “Inside the Vault” post that in the last week alone it’s fixed 150 bugs, with more fixes coming in the future. Two problems Bethesda is still working on, it says, are unbalanced end-game weapons and cheating.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Fallout 76 Players Are Punishing People They Suspect Of Duplicating Rare Items

As a post-apocalyptic online survival sim, Fallout 76 allows players to team up, trade with one another, or try to kill each other. This freedom is part of the game’s appeal, but when it’s coupled with exploits that allow some players to become ultra powerful, the result can be a game world that feels inhospitable […]

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PUBG Bans Pro Players, 30,000 Others For Cheating

Last month, a team at PUBG “conducted a global investigation on all the currently active professional PUBG players” to see if any of them were using a cheat that had until recently been very hard to detect. Turns out loads of them were, and they’ve now received lengthy bans from the game.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Rainbow Six Siege Exploit Sends Rival Players Into Polygon Hell

Usually when people think of cheating in a shooter they imagine someone using an aimbot to magically hit opponents from through walls. Recently, Rainbow Six Siege players stumbled across a much more bizarre form of exploit, one that basically sends their characters on a virtual acid trip.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Court Blocks Maker Of GTA Online Cheating Programs From Selling Them

Yesterday, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction against a man distributing cheating software for Grand Theft Auto V. In other words, he’s prohibited from making or selling any more cheat programs for the game until the court can definitively… Read more…

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How NASCAR Teams Have Been Using Special Designs to Cheat Technical Inspection

At its top levels, NASCAR is a constant contest of trying to find the best and most creative ways to cheat. This time around, NASCAR had to crack down on teams deliberately designing paint schemes meant to trick its inspection system, which determines whether cars are following the rulebook.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Dota 2 Team Disqualified After Allegedly Testing Positive For Macros

When Juan “Atuun” Ochoa was accused of cheating at Dota 2, he was playing one of its most complicated heroes, a grotesque-looking gnome who can clone himself, trying to help his team win the South American qualifiers for the 2018 International. Ochoa’s actions resulted in his team being disqualified, its dreams of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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NASCAR Can’t Even Get Cheating Right

NASCAR teams cheat, or “bend the rules,” to say it nicely. They always have, and it’s kind of hilarious. But a “far more thorough” inspection system this year is causing all kinds of problems. Teams are mad that they keep failing, and NASCAR’s mad that teams can’t just bring legal cars.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Guild Wars 2 Developers Criticized For Technique Used To Suspend More Than 1,500 Accounts

Late last week, ArenaNet, makers of the MMO Guild Wars 2, suspended over 1,500 player accounts it suspected of cheating. According to one of the players caught in the sweep, the studio accomplished this using what some users and experts are calling spyware to monitor people’s computers for known cheat programs.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Latest GTA Online Money Glitch Has Giant Stunt Tracks Sprouting From The Ground

Money glitches found by GTA Online players are often patched quickly, and if they remain active, the exploits don’t typically affect other players. A new exploit on the PS4, however, turns public lobbies into landfills for cheaters who dump massive structures onto the map.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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$25,000 HQ Trivia Game Contestant Booted From Game, Accused of Cheating

Popular live trivia app HQ Trivia usually pays out a cash prize after 12 questions, but last night, for the second time, they’ve tried a “winner takes all” approach. After 27 minutes of trivia, with $25,000 on the line, two players remained—then the game abruptly ended as one of them reportedly got kicked from the…Read […]

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