It’s bad enough that these assholes like to ruin games on the PC using wall hacks and aimbots, but now they’ve found a way to frame innocent players getting them banned via the PunkBuster anti-cheat system, which has long been considered a piss-poor solution to the problem and now appears to be a part of the problem.
I’ve never understood the appeal of ruining someone else’s enjoyment of a game by cheating at it and given how widespread the problem is you’d think that the companies would’ve come up with a way to negate or limit the ability of these assholes to engage in this behavior. But I suppose that with consoles pulling in the big bucks these days and the natural resistance those platforms have to hacks (you can’t run your own software in the background while the game plays) there’s little inclination to bother with the problem on the PC. #seb #videogames #cheating #hackers #assholes #bf3
Hackers Brag That They’re Banning Innocent Battlefield 3 Users [Battlefield]
The people at the game-hacking site Artificial Aiming can’t stand the anti-cheat service Punkbuster, so they’re going on the offensive today.
They say they’re banning innocent Battlefield 3 users—”framing” them, as they put it—to show their disdain for Punkbuster, a service that PC players of the popular first-person shooter are compelled to install when they start the game.
The hackers have narrowed their target to Battlefield 3 users who are playing on servers that are tied into the cheat-d…
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