A message to the Shadow Complex community

 

The team at Chair Entertainment continues to look for ways to enrich the “Shadow Complex” experience for players even if it means taking action by deleting leaderboard information generated by those who try to compromise our game.

This week the Xbox LIVE enforcement team will begin taking steps against players verified as cheaters. These players have not only violated the spirit of the game, but they have also violated the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use. Moving forward, initial steps will be taken with a number of player accounts that belong to verified cheaters including:

  • The player will be deleted from the “Shadow Complex” leaderboard
  • The Xbox LIVE enforcement team will investigate individual players removed from the leaderboards for potential resetting of the user’s gamerscore. The reset would include all games, not just “Shadow Complex.”
  • Those accounts determined by the Xbox enforcement team to have their gamerscore reset will be branded on Xbox LIVE as belonging to a cheater, and this information will be reflected in the gamer profile, both on Xbox.com and in the Xbox Dashboard on the console.

We believe that our players deserve a level playing field, and both teams at Xbox LIVE and Chair Entertainment are committed to providing the best overall game experience on Xbox LIVE. To learn more about the LIVE policy on gamerscore corrections, please read the FAQ on Xbox.com.

 

For more information on the Xbox LIVE terms of use, please visit Xbox.com

 

Update: Chair has made a forum post that goes into a little more detail around the cheating.

 

 

 

Comments

  • MACPH1ST0

    Remember kids: cheaters never win and winners never cheat!😉

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  • Morgon

    Excellent news. Hopefully more game developers will work with Microsoft to remove the bad apples (Trials HD, looking at you)

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  • Anonymous

    Nice!

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  • XstonefryX

    Can we get the top score in Pac-Man CE removed please? Kthanks.

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  • TooLegitVolz

    Leaderboards are obviously serious business.

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  • Sole Epiphany

    Great Article, I do wonder what these people do in their lives to get ahead if they do this to a game. Pathetic!!!

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  • JQ 117

    Woah! *sigh* anyone that did that kind of stuff, yeah, you deserve it, sorry… Actually I’m not sorry LAWL!
    I dislike cheaters, & respawn campers (I’m lookin at you Halo 3 which I never play anymore)

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  • rogXue

    aww I came here from twitter thinking this was going to be a DLC announcement. Could care less about leaderboards….

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  • aceattorney

    Goes to show how disrupting cheaters are…enough to warrant a smackdown.

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  • Anonymous

    I wonder when MS will finally say: “Software developers, please quit releasing games with bugs that can be use to glitch gamer scores and leaderboards.”

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  • My Big Boss

    But not if you used that secret thing they put into the game right?

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  • UnHoly One

    I haven’t looked at the leaderboards recently, what kind of cheating is going on????

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  • acsofspades

    Awesome, it was quite obvious that people cheating when you looked at the top scores and compared them to the test.

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  • A Place for Us

    Shame the same policy can’t be applied to other titles.

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  • ZANDEN

    Why cheat. I don’t have this game but I plan to get it when I can. But why cheat if it’s not legit. I could never understand that.

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  • doyouheuyahoo

    Don’t have the game but still a great news. I hope these verifications will be extended to other games.

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  • Rokntek

    Epic Fail Cheater – Achievement Unlocked.

    Hope the “Scarlet Letter” treatment get applied with other titles soon. Like for anyone that’s had Bungie’s banhammer swung at ’em.

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  • JamesFitz

    Always good to hear, hope that this can be applied to more if not all games out there.

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  • Chief McBeef

    Now if we could do something about the price of Games on Demand, that would be wonderful🙂

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  • TheHakku

    So I’m assuming the secret sequence breaking exploit in the game intentionally programmed in by the developers doesn’t count.

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  • hied

    Ha ha ha I love this.

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  • XxLightkunxX

    Why do so few games get this treatment when crap like the leaderboards on Halo or GTA4 are messed up every single day? God Microsoft you’re slow.

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  • BillyMagnumFOD

    Ooooo someones in trouble lol

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  • ANTI DEMON 777

    They said they would wipe GOW2 cheaters and what did they do? nothing, the guys laugh at Epic and MS because of that, and proudly show their ridiculous rank 100.

    I guess it’s great to wipe cheaters GS,especially when ppl such as myself played the game nonstop to get to level 50 and 200 the game. But it MUST be done.

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  • waldo15

    Let the Hammer come down and come down with Might! I remember that one main reason I stopped playing Halo 2 was because of all the darn cheating happening. Glad to hear this is being done in such a popular game. Let’s hope this permeates to other games as well.

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