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YouTube star Jarvis banned from ‘Fortnite’ over cheating

By aimbot, cheating, engadget, Epic Games, faze jarvis, fortnite, games, gaming, Internet, jarvis, personal computing, personalcomputing, video games, youtube

Another YouTuber is facing the consequences of cheating first-hand. Epic Games has permanently banned popular YouTube creator and FaZe Clan member Jarvis from Fortnite after he posted videos where he used aimbots (which virtually guarantee fla…

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‘Apex Legends’ will pit cheaters against each other

By Apex Legends, av, battle royale, cheat, cheating, ea, engadget, games, gaming, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, ps4, respawn, respawn entertainment, video games, xbox one

Respawn may have a particularly poetic way to exact justice on Apex Legends cheaters: give them a taste of their own medicine. The studio has revealed that its anti-cheating efforts will include matchmaking between detected cheaters and spam …

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Blizzard will shut down ‘Overwatch’ matches when it spots cheating

By anti-cheating, av, blizzard, cheating, engadget, games, gaming, Internet, overwatch, personal computing, personalcomputing, video, video games

Blizzard thinks it has a straightforward way to prevent Overwatch cheaters from wrecking others’ matches: bring those matches to a screeching halt. As part of a developer update, Game Director Jeff Kaplan has revealed that Blizzard will automaticall…

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Niantic sues group of alleged ‘Pokémon Go’ cheaters

By augmented reality, cheating, engadget, games, gaming, global, harry potter, harry potter: wizards unite, lawsuit, Mobile, niantic, Pokémon, pokemon go, video games

It’s not just multi-platform gaming giants suing cheaters. Niantic has sued members of Global++ for allegedly offering “unauthorized derivative” (read: hacked) versions of Pokémon Go, Ingress and even the still-in-beta Harry Potter: Wizards U…

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Epic banned over 1,200 ‘Fortnite’ World Cup players for cheating

By av, battle royale, cheating, engadget, Epic Games, esports, fortnite, fortnite world cup, games, gaming, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, video games

You’d think that an event as high stakes as the Fortnite World Cup would have participants on their best behavior, but that’s apparently not the case. Epic has revealed that it banned more than 1,200 accounts for some form of cheating during the fir…

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‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

By apexlegends, av, cheating, ea, engadget, games, gaming, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, ps4, respawn, respawnentertainment, videogames, windows, xboxone

Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don’t become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it’s incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its battle royale…

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‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games sues YouTuber for selling cheats

By cheating, copyright, dmca, engadget, epicgames, fortnite, gaming, Internet, lawsuit, personal computing, personalcomputing, youtube

Epic Games is no stranger to suing Fortnite cheaters, but now it’s aiming at a particularly high-profile target. The developer has filed a lawsuit against YouTube personality Brandon Lucas (aka “Golden Modz”) and his frequent partner Colton Conter (…

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Huawei was caught cheating on phone benchmarks (updated)

By 3dmark, benchmark, benchmarks, cheating, engadget, gear, honor, honorplay, huawei, Mobile, nova3, p20, p20pro, smartphone, ulbenchmarks

You’d think smartphone manufacturers would have learned their lesson after being caught cheating multiple times, but that’s apparently not the case. UL Benchmarks (aka the Futuremark team) has delisted Huawei’s P20 Pro, P20, Nova 3 and Honor Play fro…

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Popular ‘PUBG’ streamer faces ban for playing with cheater

By cheating, engadget, games, gaming, Internet, livestreaming, medicine, personal computing, personalcomputing, playerunknownsbattlegrounds, pubg, pubgcorp, shroud, Streaming, Twitch, videogames

There’s no question that PUBG’s creators want to crack down on cheating, but some players have wondered: is it really willing to go after superstar players if they play dirty? Apparently, the answer is yes. PUBG Corp has issued a one-month ban to Shr…

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Blizzard and Epic take ‘Overwatch’ and ‘Fortnite’ cheating very seriously

By Business, cheating, engadget, fortnite, fortnitebattleroyale, gaming, hackers, Hacking, overwatch, pcgaming, playerunknownsbattlegrounds, pubg

Game-makers have had a field day making examples out of cheaters the past few weeks. Most recently, a pair of Overwatch hackers were charged in South Korea as a result of a year-long investigation by the region’s police. Working with Blizzard (transl…

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Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

By anti-cheating, cheating, engadget, fallcreatorsupdate, games, gaming, Internet, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, Software, trueplay, universalwindowsplatform, uwp, videogames, windows, windows10

Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you’re a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against “common” che…

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Red Sox reportedly cheated with a Fitbit, not an Apple Watch

By activitytracker, applewatch, baseball, cheating, engadget, entertainment, fitbit, fitnesstracker, gear, mlb, redsox, Sports, wearable, wearables, yankees

Reports that the Boston Red Sox cheated in games with an Apple Watch may have been slightly off the mark. A source speaking to Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo claims that the team used a Fitbit device, not Apple’s smartwatch. It’s not cer…

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Red Sox reportedly used Apple Watch to steal Yankees’ signals

By apple, applewatch, baseball, bostonredsox, cheating, engadget, gear, mlb, newyorkyankees, redsox, smartwatch, Sports, wearables, yankees

The Cardinals aren’t the only Major League Baseball team accused of using technological cheats. According to the New York Times, the league has determined that the Boston Red Sox cheated in numerous games against the New York Yankees (who filed a com…

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VW engineer sentenced to 40 months in prison for emissions cheating

By Business, cheating, detroit, diesel, diselgate, Emissions, engadget, fine, gear, jamesliang, prison, Transportation, Volkswagen

Former Volkswagen engineer James Liang is taking the fall for his employers sins. Liang has been sentenced to 40 months in federal prison, and has been ordered to pay a $200,000 fine for his part in the German automaker’s deception about diesel emiss…

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US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions cheating

By applenews, cheating, cleanairact, departmentofjustice, diesel, dodge, DoJ, ecodiesel, Emissions, engadget, epa, fiatchrysler, gear, grandcherokee, jeep, justicedepartment, Pollution, ram1500, Regulation, Transportation

Volkswagen definitely won’t be the only major automaker hauled into court for cheating on diesel emissions tests in recent years. In the wake of EPA accusations from January, the US Department of Justice has sued Fiat Chrysler for allegedly using a…

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‘League of Legends’ creator wins $10 million in cheating lawsuit

By cheating, dmca, engadget, games, gaming, Internet, lawsuit, leagueoflegends, leaguesharp, moba, personal computing, personalcomputing, riotgames, videogames

If you’ve noticed fewer cheaters in your League of Legends matches in recent weeks, you now have a good idea as to why. Riot Games has won a settlement in its lawsuit against LeagueSharp, the subscription cheating service that offered automated play…

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 27: American Tune

By aclu, adoptly, apple, art, benchmark, Business, cheating, Culture, donaldtrump, engadget, facebook, gear, google, h1b, immigration, Internet, Kickstarter, Microsoft, Mobile, oneplus, Opinion, Podcast, politics, refugees, socialmedia, theengadgetpodcast, Travel, Twitter, video, visa, ycombinator

Managing editor Dana Wollman and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O’Brien to discuss the biggest tech news of the week. First they’ll debate OnePlus’ benchmark scandal, then try to sort out why the ACLU is partnering with startup incuba…

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