Microsoft Brands Xbox Live Cheaters, Strips Scores

Microsoft has corrected the Xbox Live Gamertags of confirmed cheaters, citing violations of the company's terms of use, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb wrote on his blog today.

Accounts which Hyrb described as "the most serious offenders" were today stripped of their Gamerscore, resetting the total to zero. Moreover, those accounts will not be able to regain any previously obtained achievements—this does not, however, forbid the earning of future achievements in other games.

Violators have also been marked as cheaters on the community page, as evidenced in a sample provided by Hyrb. Infamous achievement hoarder StripClubDj, who was once lauded for being the first Xbox Live gamer to breach the 100,000 Gamerscore milestone, was among the marked accounts.

"Xbox Live remains committed to keeping the service free of cheating in order to maintain a fair and level playing field for everyone," Hyrb wrote.

From The Chatty
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    March 25, 2008 11:06 AM

    Can't see a problem with this, especially when you consider how trivial achievements are in the first place.

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      March 25, 2008 11:09 AM

      I hear that. Never fails to confuse me when I'm referred to as a fag on Xbox Live for having an 8,000 gamerscore. But then, I'm called a fag for a lot of reasons on Xbox Live.

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        March 25, 2008 11:12 AM

        90% of the world is gay. It's just that only 14 year olds are in the know. Keep that under your hat.

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        March 25, 2008 11:32 AM

        Are you a fag for having a gamerscore as HIGH as 8000 or as LOW as 8000?

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        March 25, 2008 1:37 PM

        E-Peen's 4TL :(

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      March 25, 2008 4:12 PM

      apparently some people thought they were important enough to cheat for them though.

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        March 26, 2008 7:43 AM

        My guess: they were abused as a child and need positive reinforcement, even if it's artificial.

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