Does It Make Sense To Ban Players From Xbox Live Just For Using A Glitch?
from the seems-a-bit-extreme dept
Microsoft recently got some attention for cutting off hundreds of thousands of Xbox Live players for using modded Xboxes — even if there was no evidence they were used for cheating. This is already leading to talk of a class action lawsuit against Microsoft. Even so, Microsoft is now going even further, issuing temporary bans for all of Xbox Live for anyone using a certain “exploit” in Modern Warfare 2 that lets a player set off a grenade after they die in the game. It makes sense for Infinity Ward to create a fix for their own programming mistake, but it seems rather ridiculous for Microsoft to kick people out of the game for doing what the game actually allows. Why blame players for merely doing what is allowed by the game itself?