Microsoft clamps down on cheaters – Gamerscore resets and bans abound

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Major Nelson has just announced on his blog that the latest wave of gamerscore resets has begun.

This time it seems to be specifically targetted against Gears 2 achievement hacking but by the sound of it you are going to lose all of your gamerscore if you have been caught, the score reset is going to take a bit of time so if you have been hacking the achievements in Gears 2 then you may want to keep an eye on your gamerscore and hope and pray that you scraped through.

I also wouldn’t be surprised if at the same time we start to see the ban hammer come out for pirates and other filthy vermin out there.

Source: Major Nelson

Last Updated: April 29, 2009

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • WitWolfyZA


  • Inferno888

    HAHAHA… serves em right….

  • janrik

    Why would anybody cheat to get a achievement?

  • baba

    MS must rather ban chipped consoles. I work hard to pay for my games – other people just copy them. If they just realised the time, money, skills and love going into creating a game…

  • WitWolfyZA

    guess some people just dont see it that way. And plus lets be realistic… for some R800 is a bit steep

    *murmurs* thanks Mi Digital

  • Roland Browning

    I’d love to hear if any locals got zero’d. Plus it would be interesting to get opinions on who you think are cheating haxxors. Come on…name and SHAME!!

  • janrik

    Ferrari’s are a bit steep… but you don’t see me stealing one…

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