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Blizzard Bans Single Player SCII Cheaters

The digital scoundrels at CheatHappens.com have posted an interesting article about what they're calling an "unprecedented act" from Blizzard. Namely, at the beginning of this month Blizzard began banning the Battlenet accounts and CD keys of StarCraft II players who were using cheats and trainers (at least one of which was created and distributed by CheatHappens.com) in their single player campaigns and in matches against the AI.

Blizzard's stance is that since those single player games affect the achievements and score displayed in multiplayer, they can't be standing for it. In response, CheatHappens point out that these elements "have no bearing on multiplayer standings, matches or games". Personally, I always thought achievements were harmless. This is causing me to reconsider.

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Quintin Smith

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Quinns was one of the first writers to join Rock Paper Shotgun after its founding in 2007, and he stayed with the site until 2011 (though he carried on writing freelance articles well beyond that). These days, you can find him talking about tabletop board games over on Shut Up And Sit Down, or doing proper grown-up journalism with the folks at People Make Games.

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