Feeds

Blizzard issues fatwa against Starcraft II cheaters

Virtual death for virtual dishonour

Application security programs and practises

Blizzard is threatening to permanently ban Starcraft II players, found to "be cheating or using hacks or modifications in any form.

"This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net to play StarCraft II with his or her account,” Blizzard said yesterday.

This is hardly new news as Blizzard already has long reserved such powers in its terms of use.

But the fact that the company feels the need to wield the Big Stick in public suggests that there is a lot of cheating going on right now.

And it is quite a Big Stick, as lack of access to Battle.net means that the money you spent on buying Starcraft II has gone. The ban is game-specific: transgressors will still be able to play World of Warcraft, Blizzard told PC Gamer.

The Power of One Infographic

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.