Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Videogame hacker cheats other players online, gets virtually executed

Nobody likes a cheat. That’s a fact, whether it’s the spatially challenged school bully at school that overcomes natural footballing ability with brute strength and intimidating glares or your gin drinking aunt playing cards at Christmas.

Cheaters, while usually finding a brief moment of prosperity, will always get caught out. While usually resulting in a smarting red face (and occasional tears if it’s our aunt…), in the case of Guild Wars 2 cheater, DarkSide, it was a touch harsher: a public execution.

The user had been accused of using various hacks to continually beat opponents in player-versus-player battles in Guild Wars 2, teleporting at will to avoid damage and duff up the other players.

While probably hilarious for Dark Side at the time, other users started to get a bit grouchy (rightly so..) and inevitably reported the user to the gaming gods.

The gods, better known as the game maker ArenaNet, gave it some good thought and came up with a solid solution: taking over the rogue account and performing a public stripping and execution before logging DarkSide out and deleting the account.

Brutal.

Related

kart.jpeg

5 Nintendo games that are missing from your smartphone

snake4.png

Snake resurrected for the smartphone generation

1.jpg

Why you should never arm the citizens of Los Santos on GTA V

mgshero1.jpg

The Metal Gear Solid-inspired clothing line

1.jpg

The Star Wars: Force Awakens trailer in 16-bit

1.jpg

Furious 7's Paul Walker Tribute Recreated In GTA V

Comments

More

Nintendo respond to touching thank you letter from a blind fan

"We want to keep making games that everyone can have fun playing"

by Matt Tate
24 May 2017

Nintendo have removed a gesture deemed to be offensive from Mario Kart

Up yours, Yoshi

by Matt Tate
18 May 2017

We really want someone to make this 8-bit Last Jedi game

The force is retro with this one

by Matt Tate
12 May 2017

A full version of 'The Sims' is finally coming to mobile

Shapalapa dang do kazoo, which is Simlish for "that's good isn't it!"

by Matt Tate
11 May 2017

There is a real Nintendo-Playstation and it works

No more arguing about which is better

by Gary Ogden
08 May 2017

5 video games to get excited about in May

Aliens, superheroes, arcade basketball and a friendly little fox. What more could you ask for?

by Matt Tate
04 May 2017

Call of Duty 4 remaster temporarily listed for standalone release

It was bound to happen eventually

by Matt Tate
02 May 2017

Nintendo unveils yet another handheld console, just for a laugh

Introducing the New Nintendo 2DS XL

by Matt Tate
28 Apr 2017

Here's everything you need to know about Call of Duty: WWII

Back to where it all began

by Matt Tate
27 Apr 2017

You can play the original Tomb Raider in your browser right now

Just one level at the moment, but it runs like a dream

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017