Max Payne 3 adds cheater pool

Rockstar has started up its Cheater Pool initiative for Max Payne 3, lumping all of the cheaters together so they can bug each other (instead of you).

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Are you a dirty, stinking cheater? Prepare to be matched up exclusively with others of your kind in Max Payne 3. Rockstar has initiated its cheater pool, because apparently sticking all the ne'er-do-wells together and making them deal with each other is a lot funnier than issuing bans.

A FAQ addresses some common concerns. Concerns like, "I didn't do anything wrong," to which the answer is pretty much "yes you did, you liar." Rockstar says cheating reports are screened and they only put users in the cheater pool if they have "clear evidence and documentation." Regardless, it does invite users to contact the banhammer if they feel they've been put in unfairly.

The company assures users they won't be banned for camping, and that it can't monitor for verbal abuse so that doesn't seem to be a punishable offense either. You also won't be able to play with your non-cheater friends until your time in the cheater pool is lifted. Rockstar will share more details on how long the pool will last at a later date, but warns players that going back to cheating after the first offense will result in a permanent ban.

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    July 11, 2012 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Max Payne 3 adds cheater pool.

    Rockstar has started up its Cheater Pool initiative for Max Payne 3, lumping all of the cheaters together so they can bug each other (instead of you).

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      July 11, 2012 9:46 AM

      I've been playing the MP for quite a while and I've seen a fair share of cheaters (3 headshots and the guy died but got back up again and killed me one shot with pistol, shot the guy multiple times but the health will never go down, those who know where the enemies are in the map, etc). I think this is a good idea, but we will have to see how it pan out.

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      July 11, 2012 9:47 AM

      Haha, this is great

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      July 11, 2012 12:12 PM

      sweet, sweet justice.

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      July 11, 2012 1:09 PM

      How is this article different from the June 13 article "Max Payne 3 MP pits cheaters against cheaters"?

      http://www.shacknews.com/article/74314/max-payne-3-multiplayer-pits-cheaters-against-cheaters

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        July 11, 2012 1:12 PM

        Had this not yet been implemented when the previous article was written? This isn't clear to me.

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      July 11, 2012 1:13 PM

      all online multiplayer games need this. a kiddie pool for cheaters/hackers/bots to just go nuts and trolololol each other all day all night.

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      July 11, 2012 1:17 PM

      so like an endless magnitude / leonard debate

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      July 11, 2012 1:29 PM

      This is almost as funny as Rocksteady nuking pirated copies of Batman: AA by forcing the player into the poisonous gas during the "learn to glide" part.

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      July 11, 2012 2:18 PM

      I would so love to see all their faces when the feel the frustration we do regularly

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      July 11, 2012 3:21 PM

      brilliant!

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      July 11, 2012 3:48 PM

      This will effect tens of people playing the multiplayer.

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      July 11, 2012 4:00 PM

      I love Rockstar

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      July 11, 2012 4:29 PM

      they better record that shit!

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