today that there's a new patch for the psychological shooter F.E.A.R. in the works. This patch will include PunkBuster
anti-cheating software and the option to kick players from multiplayer matches, as well as three new maps.
This is eerily similar to the recent Call of Duty 2
fiasco, in which players threatened strike
action unless something was done to reduce the levels of in-game cheating. A patch was
with PunkBuster, and everyone seemed to be satisfied. Cheating can make or break a title in terms of its
multiplayer success, and as developers will inevitably have to patch anti-cheating in, it's surprising that neither
game launched with the functionality.