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PS3’s CoD: Black Ops Update Bans Hackers; They’re Cranky

by Joey Davidson | January 28, 2011January 28, 2011 12:00 pm PDT

Recently, the PS3 has fallen victim to a ton of obnoxious hackers and griefers using coding flaws to rank up in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Treyarch spent some time, some would argue a little too late, whipping up a patch to get rid of the exploitable points in the game.

That patch also unleashed a banhammer scented with the musk of sweet, sweet Internet justice. Blogs in the gaming sphere have done some sleuthing and headed towards the Black Ops PS3 forums to see, for themselves, exactly what Treyarch has wrought.

They’ve wrought angry, illiterate teenagers. And it’s hilarious.

So why not sit back and enjoy some of the more priceless excuses lurking around those message boards we just mentioned? If you’ve ever been wall-hacked, aim-botted or just generally glitched, we encourage you to dig in with a big toothy grin.

o–iBlue insists he was “Banned b/c of Brother…”

I was a legit 15th with 13 days played and my brother gets on his account for five minutes hacks it to 15th and gets me banned? how is this fair?! BAN HIM NOT ME!

Ooo, here’s a good one from PTO-KiLLaa. Note that Caps Lock is, and will forever be, the cruise control for cool on the internet.

HELLO TREYARCH I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE BANNING PEOPLE FOR HACKING BUT THERES A MISTAKE YOUR BANNING ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVENT SO I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE THE BAN OFF AND LOOK CLOSELY IN TO IT AND JUST BAN THOSE ACCOUNT TRUST ME THEY WONT TRY IT AGAIN SERIOUSLY YOU TOOK IT TO FAR MY PSN IS PTO-KILLA AND IM 11TH PRESTIGE SO THATS OBVIOUSLY NOT 15TH PRESTIGE HACK SO WHY ON EARTH IS MY PS3 BANNED FROM BLACK OPPS TELL ME AND GO AND CHECK FOR YOURSELF SO BASICALLY YOUVE BANNED MY PS3 FOR PLAYING LEGIT ALL THE WAY TO 11TH PRESTIGE 7DAYS PLAYED.

RRRRREEEEEMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMOOOOOOOVEEEEEE THHHHHE BAN ON US LEGIT PLAYERS AND JUST BAN THOSE 15TH PRESTIGE ACCOUNTS THAT PEOPLE OV HACKED

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY TREYARCH TO BE TOTALLY HONEST HERE WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE HACK ITS BECAUSE ITS YOUR FAULT THERES FAULTS IN THE GAME I HAVE NEVER HACKED BUT YUO GOTTA UNDERSTAND IF YOUR GAME AS A DEFAULT IN AND SOME1 FINDS OUT THEREFORE THATS 100% YOUR FAULT NOT THERES BUT TRUST ME IM NOT A HACKER

Finally, CaStR0_21 asks the obvious:

How long am I banned for?

“This console has been permanently banned from the Black Ops servers…..”

Does this mean forever? Or will I be unbanned after awhile?

There are tons and tons of these threads all over the Call of Duty message boards. Props to the fist round of game bloggers that decided to sift through the piles of posts titled “OMG THE KNIFE SUX” in order to find these solid gold nuggets. You could, like the rest of us, commit yourself to a few minutes of good laughs and head to the boards. Be warned, the ridiculousness within is cranked up to 11.

I don’t get hackers. I don’t get the urge to hack and I don’t get the sense of reward they feel once they’ve completed a hack. Sitting on top of the leaderboards after watching a YouTube clip, reading a tutorial and cheating like crazy doesn’t sound all that appealing to me. The game is meant to be played over time, ranks are supposed to be earned and displayed with pride. Hacking just eliminates any sense of accomplishment for everyone involved.

Here’s hoping Treyarch has great aim, a lot of PS3 gamers have reasons to be happy.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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