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PlayStation 3 hackers, 'sploiters and other video game ne'er-do-wells who play Call of Duty: Black Ops met a nasty surprise when firmware update 3.56 was released earlier this week. A ton of people were banned. Of course, the official message boards for the game are flooded with comments from banees, protesting their innocence, and decrying the unfair banninations that have been imposed upon them. Here's an example:
"HELLO TREYARCH I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE BANNING PEOPLE FOR HACKING BUT THERES A MISTAKE YOUR BANNING ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVENT SO I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE THE BAN OFF AND LOOK CLOSELY IN TO IT AND JUST BAN THOSE ACCOUNT TRUST ME THEY WONT TRY IT AGAIN SERIOUSLY YOU TOOK IT TO FAR MY PSN IS PTO-KILLA AND IM 11TH PRESTIGE SO THATS OBVIOUSLY NOT 15TH PRESTIGE HACK SO WHY ON EARTH IS MY PS3 BANNED FROM BLACK OPPS TELL ME AND GO AND CHECK FOR YOURSELF SO BASICALLY YOUVE BANNED MY PS3 FOR PLAYING LEGIT ALL THE WAY TO 11TH PRESTIGE 7DAYS PLAYED."
Sounds legit to me!
Obviously, I can't say whether the bans were passed out fairly or unfairly, but I'm going on the assumption that all the guilty parties are guilty, and here's why: The last thing Activision wants is to ban people. The last thing any company wants is to keep customers from playing their game and essentially alienate them and assure that they won't pick up the next game.Also: Kids on the internet lie. A lot. So, I've been poring through these outraged comments all morning and laughing, thinking to myself, "cry more, noobs."
(I apologize if anyone has been unfairly banned, but hey, look at it this way: A game ban will give you extra free time to ride your bike or something.)
Source: Call of Duty Message Board