Shadow Complex Cheaters Targeted For Bans, Gamerscore Wipes

Chair Entertainment may approve of players sequence-breaking Shadow Complex, but it does not condone cheaters who "compromise our game". Microsoft's Xbox Live team will be going after dishonest Shadow Complex players, banning them from leaderboards and deleting their Gamerscores.

An official statement from Chair and the Xbox Live team sternly warns verified Shadow Complex cheaters that punishment is incoming. Beyond leaderboard deletion, that means a Gamerscore reset across all games and a public outing as a cheater on and the Xbox 360 dashboard.

The statement laments that cheaters "have not only violated the spirit of the game, but they have also violated the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use." Which could mean a virtual slap on the wrist. Might be a good time to brush up on exactly what those terms are, kids.

A message to the Shadow Complex community [Major Nelson]


    So what did they actually do to cheat?

    While i think this is fair enough and people should get gamerscores wiped. Aren't there still loads off games out there with leader boards full of impossible scores that can only be reached by cheating.
    What makes this game so special that the don't just take the times of the boards that they're actually going to delete whole gamertag scores?

      They probably picked Shadow Complex because it's been receiving a fair bit of media attention, and there would be the hope it has a trickle-down deterrant effect to cheaters in other games.

    That the people who made this game care about their leaderboards, perhaps?

    I'm with Tonez - what did they do to cheat? I passed the game, but found something before I should have. Is that cheating?

      No, that's sequence breaking, and they're okay with it.

      They even put in a master challenge that requires a sequence break (complete the game with only 4% of items)...

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