Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shadow Complex, Xbox Live and Cheating

I was intrigued to learn that Shadow Complex a) has a bunch of cheats on the leaderboards (oh noes), and also that Microsoft are going to remove some of them from the leaderboard.
Plus, potentially delete their gamerscores.
Plus, tag their profiles as cheaters.


Let's see if they actually go through with it.

It's still not entirely clear to me what constitutes a cheater, but since they're talking about leaderboards, I guess they mean people doing the trials in ridiculously short times, through exploits.

I grabbed this game pretty early on (I think, the day after it was released) and spent most of the weekend playing it. I had a great time - you can see from the gamercard below what I've been up to.


Although, since it looks like you have to log in to get access to that, how about this:
anyway. You get the idea.

Also been playing Arkham Asylum (or at least, I was, before I came on a work trip), and I have to say, it's a freakin' incredible game, if a little short. I tapped the 'net for 2 of the hidden items, but otherwise, it was pretty much a cakewalk. I think I've got most of the achievements, too, without really struggling.
If you have an account, I guess you can see them here:];cn%2bh7%07%05&compareTo=Lord+of+Goats

It's a shame you can't publicise those more, uhm, publically, though.
Anyway, I'm just mopping up the combat challenges, which are pretty fun. In fact, the combat in general is pretty awesome - once you get into the rhythm, it's really nice. My only complaint is that counters don't always work as expected.

Much like Tycho, I also grabbed the demo for Section 8. I'd never heard of it, and the intro movie literally left me breathless. I played it a bit, but as with most demos, it was a lot of people running around like headless chickens. I'm tempted to pick it up, though. It's looks like it has legs.