Xbox Live to Publicly Shame Cheaters
A new policy at Microsoft will force cheaters on Xbox Live to wear the scarlet letter of shame. The largest online console gaming service is laying down the gauntlet to deter gamers from cheating, one of which is an explicit label on your Live gamer-card. As Mr. Murrel said – “Don’t do the crime if you can’t wear the sign.”
As surely as there is a game, there will be cheaters. Some people aren’t logging on to online gaming services like Xbox Live to play the game. They log on with the intention of playing a game of a different sort - gaming the system. It’s the sad, cheap thrill of many a dweeb. The practice taints the scorecard system on Xbox Live and damages the online experience for all gamers.
Microsoft has instituted a series of punishments for anyone caught gaining achievements in any way that avoids actual game play or the use of external programs or tools.
The automated Xbox Live police will do the following:
- Reset your gamer score to zero.
- You won’t be able to get your previously earned achievements back even if you try to do them honestly.
- Lastly, your gamer-card will bear the label cheater for all to view
You can see one cheater that has been caught by the new system that was imposed already. His gamer-tag is StripClubDj, sounds like a classy guy.
For more details from Microsoft on the measures being taken check out the official announcement from Xbox Live on Xbox.com.