The Dark Side Speaks to Xbox Cheater Watch!
Our last post brought you a look into the underworld of cheating – direct messages from a gamer who made us an indecent proposal. We certainly didn’t take him up on his offer, but we disclosed to him who we were, and asked him for an interview. In a surprise development, he agreed to answer our questions.
“Luke,” whose Gamertag (at least one of them) is “gonucksgo2,” reveals a fascinating glance into a dark world, motivated by a blend of greed, pride, and an inflated ego. His Gamercard revealed (click to enlarge):
Xbox.com profile link for “gonucksgo2.” Note that his bio has since been changed.
And now, here is the interview, in full:
Q: First off, do you mind identifying yourself, or at least your Gamertag for this interview? If so, that won’t be a problem. If you don’t mind, what is your name and and what are your Gamertags?
A: My name is Luke and my gamertag is gonucksgo2 (come and get me MS!!!!). I have just started a new gamertag. I had a tag that was well over 100,000 until I gave up the gamerscore.
Q: Let’s get right to it then. What exactly do you do to increase yours or others’ Gamerscores?
A: Gamesave or play games legit.
Q: How many people have you increased Gamerscores for?
A: More then 50 gamertags.
Q: How do people usually get in touch with you?
A: Certain sites.
Q: Do you belong to a community of gamers who do what you do?
A: I have recently yes.
Q: What do you think of what Microsoft has been doing in response to the cheating?
A: Microsoft is a joke and will never take us down. They are hurting there business and we as a community of gamesavers will never quit. If our tags get reset we start a new one (like i have started a new one). Microsoft has poorly tried to stop gamesaving yet this gamerscore that they developed got people so hooked that they can’t stop them.
Q: Are you afraid of getting caught by Microsoft?
A: Nope. Microsoft can’t do anything to me that will make me afraid in anyway. Microsoft is a bunch of bluffers in my opinion. They say they will reset and sure they reset what 10 people?? Some of which who dont even use there tag anymore. Mark my words MS will not reset anybody else. FREE CEREALKILLER5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Q: Do you know any of the Confirmed Cheaters on the XboxCheaterWatch.com Watch List?
Yes I know all of them… some of which I happened to be friends with. Your site has missed a few as well..
Q: If you do know any of them, have you communicated with them and what have they said about the whole situation?
They say that your site is a joke. I agree. What are you trying to accomplish here? I mean seriously get a life.
Q: Do you perceive what you do to be cheating?
Undermining the system if I might say so myself.
Q: What is the biggest misconception that people have about what you do, or what your motives are?
Noobs look up to me.
Q: Why do you increase Gamerscores in this way instead of getting them without boosting/cheating/hacking?
Doesnt take as much time. I mean who would want to sit online for 100+ hours getting an achievement when I can simply gamesave it in 10 minutes. I mean what’s the difference?
Q: Do you buy games, or do you rent or hack them?