Counter-Strike: Source Cheaters Banned

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The latest Steam news update mentions that Valve has recently banned 10,000 Steam accounts after new Valve Anti-Cheat technology found people cheating in Counter-Strike: Source and other games. 'We expect to see a surge of forum posts laying blame squarely at the feet of "my little brother."'.

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    November 18, 2006 6:49 AM

    10,000 people? holy christ, good riddens

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      November 18, 2006 7:29 AM

      riddance ...

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      November 18, 2006 7:55 AM

      Indeed. I respect companies who take online cheating seriously and do something about it.

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        November 18, 2006 9:26 AM

        wow, 10,000 cheaters. sounds like an epidemic. Maybe 100 or 500, but 10,000. There is a cheater in everygame.

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      November 18, 2006 11:49 AM

      you think 10k is a lot, look how many blizzard bans regularly

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        November 18, 2006 4:03 PM

        This is only the first public announcement we've made about banning accounts, but I can assure you we've banned way more than 10k accounts.

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      November 18, 2006 1:35 PM

      10k out of how many? That seems like it would be a pretty big percentage CS:S players. Didn't the hardware survey mention 72k total people and that includes original CS, HL, HL2 DoD etc?

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      November 18, 2006 1:42 PM

      I wonder if that will show up as a blip in that guy's graphs.

      Oh yeah here it is:
      http://hosted.zeh.com.br/zeitgeist/games.html

      Hmm, slight downturn? Or that was already there maybe.

      Anyway I'd expect most of the cheaters to quickly get another account.

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        November 18, 2006 2:05 PM

        If anything, that mass ban will still take some time to appear on the graphic, as it averages per each 7 days. Curves like the one seen now are common for one reason or other (holiday on some part of the world, some random server update, final tests on other part of the world, etc).

        I think 10k doesn't ammount to jack shit on the total number of Steam players. 72k (as the message above mentioned) is just the regular number of *simultaneous* players during the day, and on public servers only. They probably have much more regular players.

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          November 18, 2006 5:48 PM

          the 72k number was from the Valve hardware survey numbers.

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            November 18, 2006 6:22 PM

            But like I said, this is hardly the number of users. Maybe the users who had answered the survey until that moment, but never the total.

            Right now, it lists 125,781 entries on the survey.

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        November 18, 2006 2:06 PM


        Anyway I'd expect most of the cheaters to quickly get another account.


        they'd have to rebuy the game on another steam account

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          November 18, 2006 2:29 PM

          Yeah but that's only $20 for CS:S. Anyways, zeh's probably right about the number being not that large relative to the total players.

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