Week in gaming: exploit ban-happiness edition

Tagged: Modern Warfare 2, Computer Hardware
Source: Ars Technica - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 45 weeks ago

Microsoft has begun issuing temporary bans to players taking advantage of an exploit in Modern Warfare 2, while Infinity Ward works on a patch to fix the issue. While the servers may be kept slightly cleaner for the efforts, the amount of control Microsoft holds over owners of their consoles, and the arbitrary way they are able to wield it, is troubling.

With many platforms and little oversight, clones of popular games can become a major problem for original designers. Ars speaks with Jenova Chen, creator of Flower and flOw, about his experiences of having his games cloned. The problem may not be as cut and dried as it first appears.

Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks gets rid of the boat and brings in the train... and this time the Princess is coming with you. You'll know what you're getting into right away, but there are enough fresh ideas here to make the newest Zelda worth your time and money.

Australia's Classification Board has officially banned Aliens vs. Predator because of the intense violence it contains. Game developer Rebellion, for its part, believes that games for adults shouldn't be censored, so this title won't be landing in Australia anytime soon.

Sucker Punch's inFamous has sold 1.2 million copies to date, and now the game is available for $39.99, with a new weapon on the way. If you're looking for one of the best superhero games of the year, you're in luck.

A consumer advocacy group requiring membership cancellations... by letter? The ECA found itself enmeshed in a controversy after it changed its rules for canceling memberships, and seemingly blamed its members for the problem. Now those same members are firing back, claiming the issues had nothing to do with membership cancellations or renewals. The saga continues.

Dead Space 2 is coming, with Isaac Clarke coming back as the story's protagonist. It's official, although the details are limited. Here's what we know.

With the latest update to the PlayStation 3 firmware, users can now transfer data between two consoles as well as play PSP Mini games via their PS3.

Capcom has announced a follow-up to last year's nostalgia driven Mega Man 9, which will feature new playable characters, an easy mode, and robotic sheep. Yes, robotic sheep.

 

Comments

Anonymous

Well maybe if MW2 wasnt such a shitty ported game to the PC there would be no problems like they are having now. If dedicated servers were allowed cheaters would be banned.....so basically just a fail on Infinity Ward imo.