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Blizzard will shut down ‘Overwatch’ matches when it spots cheating

Sponsored Links Activision Blizzard Blizzard thinks it has a straightforward way to prevent Overwatch cheaters from wrecking others’ matches: bring those matches to a screeching halt. As part of a developer update, Game Director Jeff Kaplan has revealed that Blizzard will automatically shut down matches when it detects cheating. It’s not certain how the studio …

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A brief history of cheating at video games

Sponsored Links AleksandarGeorgiev via Getty Images For as long as we’ve played games, there have been players willing to break the rules in order to win. Whether it’s rolling weighted dice, counting cards, or hip checking pinball machines, you can bet your bottom dollar that if there’s a game of chance, someone’s working to work …

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Epic banned over 1,200 ‘Fortnite’ World Cup players for cheating

Epic Games You’d think that an event as high stakes as the Fortnite World Cup would have participants on their best behavior, but that’s apparently not the case. Epic has revealed that it banned more than 1,200 accounts for some form of cheating during the first, online-only week of the tournament. Most of those, 1,163, …

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‘GTA Online’ cheat creator ordered to pay $150,000 in damages

Rockstar Games Game publishers are still using lawsuits to take down cheaters, and their latest move could deal a particularly serious blow. A court has ordered Florida resident Jhonny Perez to pay $150,000 in damages (and $66,869 in attorney fees) for creating and sharing Elusive, a paid cheating tool for GTA Online that allowed infinite …

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