Latest PS3 firmware update brings the bans for Black Ops hacks

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  1. Terminator02
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    Dirty, dirty Black Ops cheaters that downloaded the new PS3 firmware, update 3.56, are finding out exactly what Sony meant when it said the patch would help bolster "security." A grip of consoles have been permanently banned from Black Ops multiplayer servers for hacking or cheating after their users installed the new firmware -- though some of the outspoken among the banned are contesting the presumption that they are cheaters on the game's official forums. (Which is like, the first thing you'd do if you were a dirty, dirty cheater.)

    In a seemingly cooperative attack executed by two mortal enemies, firmware 3.56 joins last week's mandatory Xbox Live update, which also stopped pirated and modded copies of Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 in their tracks. Is Activision's cash cow so powerful that the publisher can request its own console updates at will? If that's the case, Activision: Would you please, please ask Sony to add cross-game chat?[/p]
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  2. Maz7006

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    so it begins .
     
  3. Thoob

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    So, this only affects people that hacked/cheated on Black Ops, right? Or is it anyone that has CFW? Because I would think they would be banned from PSN, not just from Black Ops. [​IMG]
     
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  5. GeekyGuy

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    And hopefully continues. Hat's off, but I was under the impression it was Treyarch who were banning folks from their servers, not Sony. [​IMG]
     
  6. Maz7006

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    yes, its quite clear, treyarchs doing here, but call of duty is the MOST affected game when it comes to piracy/cheating, so this is great

    i wish the same can be said for MW2 - shows how fucking stupid infinity ward are for blaming sony, heyya look at treyarch what they did - fucking learn from them, i still think i have the right to play the game that i bought for 60$ and still have fun.

    i dnt have much of the problem with the piracy/online - as long as they dnt ruin the game for others its fine with me since i know they're taking a great risk to be even online

    @Thoob: yes only Black Ops piratees and cheaters
     
  7. luke_c

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    This is only happening to cheaters, regardless of whether they was using custom firmware or not it seems.
     
  8. emigre

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    Does the update also fix MW2? My brother in law had given on up on MW2 due to cheaters, so I thought I'd yext him the news.
     
  9. TwinRetro

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    I can already taste the butthurt. And it is delicious. Cheaters get what they deserve this time. Awesome.
     
  10. cwstjdenobs

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    Great fucking news. Can't stand cheats, though off line it doesn't affect me so don't care too much.
     
  11. Yuan

    Yuan GBAtemp Maniac

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    I really don't understand why do people cheat online...
     
  12. InuYasha

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    Most do it to annoy people while others do it cause they want to be on the leader board...people will always cheat online its just how it is,hell I remember back in my quake days people would use bots to play online and when you called them out on it they bitch...
     
  13. qlum

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    it seems that people on 3.55 with the dns bypass can also be banned so it isn't the firmware update that caused it.
    source:http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?p=162340
    not the most reliable source a forum post but still
     
  14. johncenafan427

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    i can't understand cheating.
    how do you feel accomplished by cheating?
    i play honestly.
     
  15. Joe88

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    they do it mainly to piss off other people