Behind-the-scenes at TheFeed, we thought the revelation that NBA superstar Gilbert Arenas admitted to boosting his Halo 3 EXP fraudulently was the funniest story of the year. For these reasons:
- Seriously, an NBA baller feels the need to boost his Halo score by cheating? Low self-esteem much? Shouldn't he be out banging women hotter than any you and I will ever see instead?
- Many members of the gaming community actually care and call for his banning from Xbox Live, public flogging, etc.
Bungie responded to the controversy last week in their weekly, official Weekly Update. Sorry, haters: No ban is forthcoming for Arenas.
"Although it’s a little sad, it’s not strictly cheating at the game," Bungie said. "He’s not really harming anyone... EXP is simply a record of successful games played, and not an indicator of skill."
Bungie.net: Bungie Weekly Update: 10/12/07