“The Gamers’ Chronicle” Gives Cheating a Hard Look
Dale Culp, who pens (keyboards?) “The Gamers’ Chronicle,” posted a terrific piece, looking at Gamerscore cheating from all the angles. Culp scored interviews with two cheaters, and even let Xbox Cheater Watch chime in with our two cents. We definitely appreciate Dale’s intelligent contributions to this entire matter.
Here’s an exerpt:
There is, perhaps, nothing more frowned upon than cheating. Do it, and you risk getting caught; get caught, and you carry the stigma of cheating for the rest of your life. Especially in the gaming world, there is no greater crime. Even today, you can find yourself on the wrong end of a knife or a gun depending on who you burn and just how savagely you do it. When it comes to cheating on Xbox LIVE!, however, just exactly how is punishment dealt to an anonymous cheater living a thousand miles away, or more? With the right tools and a level of persistence reserved for the disturbingly obsessed, no one is truly anonymous; but for those of us in possession of more rational faculties, justice may never really be served. Therefore, we rely on a higher power: Microsoft.