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Punkbuster wrongly bans Battlefield 3 players, EA working on solution

Alongside legions of actual cheaters, EA's third-party anti-cheating technology, Punkbuster, has apparently been booting innocents from Battlefield 3, a problem the publisher is currently looking into. "We are investigating an issue of Punkbuster bans that were incorrectly applied to some of our...

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EA completes Battlefield: Bad Company 2 server maintenance

[sugree] EA assures us via Twitter that, after a rocky launch period, the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 online servers have now been stabilized. Pretty much every iteration of Bad Company 2 has seen issues arise when connecting to EA's servers for online multiplayer, with Xbox 360 kicking some users...

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Griefing and self-governance in online games

The Guardian has produced an excellent column that addresses the problem of "griefers", people that abuse, team-kill and cheat other players of online games, particularly MMOs. Griefing has always been a problem where real players compete against their peers, although with massively multiplayer...

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F.E.A.R. patch to include PunkBuster

Vivendi announced 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...

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