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http://gizmodo.com/372164/microsoft-...-sex-offenders

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Microsoft justice is cold but apt. If you tried to goose your Xbox Live Gamerscore to match Chen's (he's an achievement demon, but I still rock his face at Halo) with game save hacks, the long arm of Microsoft is squeezing your nuts right about now. To start, they're nuking your Gamerscore, and you can't go back and re-earn zapped achievements, no matter how many times you kill 50,000 zombies. But here's the real burn: Your account is forever branded as a cheater, so everyone instantly knows that you're a horrible human being. You can't scrub that shame off, no matter how much **** you talk.
And some more from Major Nelson.

http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/...orrection.aspx
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I wanted to follow up and let you know where we are on the post I made a few months ago on Gamesave Tampering. Today we took action on some of the accounts we have identified as the most serious offenders who have violated the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use by tampering with their Gamerscore and Achievements.

The steps today takes the form of the following:

• Resetting the entire Gamerscore for an account to zero
• The account will be unable to regain all previously obtained achievements and Gamerscore, however, the players will have the ability to gain future Achievements by earning them fairly, like the majority of the Xbox LIVE community does.
• The account will be clearly labeled as a cheater for the community to view on xbox.com. You can see an example here. In dash, the personal view of the gamercard will be labeled as well.

Xbox LIVE remains committed to keeping the service free of cheating in order to maintain a fair and level playing field for everyone.
Just to clarify, they are obviously not sex offenders. But they are being treated like one, as one is treated in the US.

So they will be labeled as a cheater, have there gamer score removed and anyone who plays online and sees them will know they are a cheater.

I actually like this, let the humiliation begin.

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yea that is major major pwnage
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People who put any sort of value on xbox "achievements" make me laugh.
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that sucks. what do they mean by cheating
    
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that sucks. what do they mean by cheating
Using hacks to get achievements or downloading achievements. Hacking online is just a ban.
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Title is kind of misleading, I think it would be better to keep the original title from Gizmodo.
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Using hacks to get achievements or downloading achievements. Hacking online is just a ban.
Didn't know that was possibe
    
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People who put any sort of value on xbox "achievements" make me laugh.
Agree.
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Didn't know that was possibe
I was on the XBOX forums (microsoft one) and saw it. Some guy was bragging about his Ridge Racer achievements but people quickly noticed that his achievements were out of order which led to his ban.
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i think they were cheating by using different region games and i heard using a memory card (assuming one person gets achievements and then shares them)
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