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Blizzard's banhammer visiting Diablo 3 cheaters in 'near future'

Have you used any "hacks, bots, or modifications in any form" that would violate Diablo 3's instinctual scroll wheel-friendly end user license agreement? Well, don't come crying to us when the company drops the banhammer. "Playing Diablo 3 legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client,"...

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EA finally responds to forum bans also banning Origin game access

EA has proven that it's not afraid to bring the banhammer down on Origin users who defy their Terms of Service; though its stringent adherence to that policy has, on occasion, provided cause for concern. In March, a user on the Dragon Age 2 forums was banned for breaking the forum's rules, only...

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Microsoft: 'The Pro' Xbox Live moderator 'followed protocol'

A video, depicting an Xbox Live moderator (Gamertag: The Pro) banning an Xbox Live gamer during an online match of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, has caught the attention of Microsoft since its posting on YouTube yesterday. Entitled "The Pro : XBOX Live Moderator Abuses His Power," the carefully...

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64K signature petition delays German govt's game-banning bill

There has been a string of unrest in Germany over violence in video games as of late, which is why the government there is working on a bill to ban violent games from the country. While the man in the Bundestag has plans of censorship, German gamers are fighting back with a petition. And not just...

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EA update: Forum bans do not equal in-game bans

Hey, remember last week when an Electronic Arts community manager announced that being banned from an EA forum would simultaneously ban users from playing their EA games online? Well, it's okay. All of you naughty forum dwellers can turn on the lights and open the shades, because it turns out that...

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EA goes Big Brother: Banning on forums could lead to game ban?

Apparently the internet police are in full force for people who want to talk out of turn. According to EA forum user 'eeapoc' -- allegedly, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 community manager Aaron Kaufman -- EA forum users who are hit with a banhammer for acting out could see themselves locked...

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Microsoft wields the Xbox Live banhammer again

Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft decided to dust of the good old Xbox Live banhammer and has swung swiftly and promptly. According to the forum goers over at Xbox-Scene, members are reporting being banned initially thought to be due to modded 360 firmware versions. But that wasn't the exact...

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Halo 3 'early adopter' banned for many lifetimes

An Xbox 360 user by the gamertag Scar allegedly obtained a copy of Halo 3 Epsilon, the near-final build of the game, and went online with the title. Busted. According to this picture at Homicidal Insomniac, the name Scar won't be able to post his Geometry Wars high scores until a time where the...

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