Items tagged with cheating

Where do you stand when it comes to aim-assist in games? There are players out there who consider it cheating, while others consider it a necessity if you're a console controller player. It seems Blizzard's take on it with respect to Overwatch 2 is that, if you're using a controller, you're not playing the game to its... Read more...
Cheats can be fun in a single-player game, but quickly ruins everyone’s experience in a multiplayer game. Rampant cheating can create such a miserable experience that people will stop playing the game entirely, right? Cheat maker AimJunkies is claiming that using its cheat software not only made Destiny 2 popular, but... Read more...
Pop quiz: you're launching an online game, and you want to grow your player-base as fast as possible. What's the easiest way to do that? If you answered, "give my game away for free," congratulations, you win the grand prize. Unfortunately, it comes along with a free side of unscrupulous jerks. Unfortunately... Read more...
Call of Duty has somewhat of a reputation, in which either a bunch of 12-year-olds yell at you about vile things or you lose the game because of a hacker. As time goes on, it seems there is much less of the former and more of the latter for unknown reasons. In any case, the Call of Duty team is looking to solve the... Read more...
A week ago, we brought you news of a cheating scandal involving MediaTek and its popular [with low-end smartphones] Helio P95 SoC. The company was found to be gaming the system in UL's PCMark benchmark utility, posting overall scores that were inflated by as much as 30 percent due to a hidden “Sports Mode”. The... Read more...
Valorant was announced early last month as the latest first-person shooter game from Riot Games. There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the all-new game IP, but one thing that has drawn a lot of scrutiny is the Vanguard anti-cheat system that is tied to the game. Anti-cheat software is very common in the... Read more...
Electronic Arts’ Battlefield V has been rife with controversy ever since it launched, but a new uproar is brewing, and it has to do with the Linux community. But you may ask, what the heck does Battlefield V have to do with Linux, as it is a Windows-only game? Well, therein lays the controversy. Some Linux gamers... Read more...
Fortnite has been massively popular title for gamers both young and old (and everyone in between), and has been a huge money generator for its developer, Epic Games. Fortnite is also very lucrative for the professional players who excel at the game and compete in various tournaments. Epic takes cheating very seriously... Read more...
Cheating is a big problem in many online games but is especially rampant in battle royale games like Apex Legends and Fortnite. EA is working very hard behind the scenes to improve Apex Legends, and part of the way it is working to improve is by catching and kicking cheaters off the game. Apex Legends dev Respawn... Read more...
Yesterday afternoon, we reported on Huawei's rather suspect "optimizations" when it comes to its smartphones running 3DMark. The company was caught red-handed cheating by AnandTech, and UL took the drastic move to delist benchmark results for the P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3 and Honor Play. At the time, UL stated, "We found... Read more...
Three strikes and you’re Meowth! Niantic has just released a new three-strike discipline policy for their poplar game Pokémon Go. The policy is intended to crack down on the many creative ways of cheating in the game. Niantic defines cheating as downloading and using “modified or unofficial software”, playing with... Read more...
It's a sad fact of life that where there are large gaming communities, there is also a large number of folks who'd like to game those communities. In the wildly successful PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUGB for short, cheating is unfortunately rampant, to the point where you don't need to devote much time to... Read more...
Online multiplayer through a broadband connection is one of the greatest luxuries of modern gaming, or at least it should be. Unfortunately cheaters threaten to ruin the experience for the population at large in any given title, and that's precisely what's been happening in Tom Clancy's The Division. Thankfully... Read more...
You know your chess opponent is in trouble when he has to hit the restroom after every turn. That was Tigran Petrosian’s thinking when he accused a fellow chess player during the Dubai Open this weekend. As it turned out, he seems to have been right: officials found an iPod in the bathroom running an app that... Read more...
Just yesterday, we addressed the dubious claim that Intel's Clover Trail+ low power mobile processors had somehow seized a massive lead over ARM's products and we noted some of the suspicious discrepancies in the popular AnTuTu benchmark. It turns out that the situation is far shadier than we initially thought. The... Read more...
There's no shortage of drama in the Desktop Graphics industry, with bitter rivals NVIDIA and AMD-ATI taking shots at each other at any opportunity.  Though HotHardware Management heritage is of Italian descent and thus not shy of taking on a passionate debate, we generally like to stick to the facts, rather than dabble in rumor hearsay... Read more...
Aimbot, aimhack, cheats, or what have you is what we’re talking about today. We’ve probably all been victims of cheating at least once during the many hours we have spent playing games in front of the screen. And we all know that cheating usually spoils the fun for everyone. That might be why Intel has embarked on anti-cheat crusade, so to... Read more...