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Saturday, April 23, 2005
Video Games--- Now that the cheat and glitch fix for Halo 2 is out, it is much harder for people to cheat, and those who do cheat are getting suspended or banned at a drastically increased rate. Bungie has also made subtle changes to the weapon balancing, such as making plasma grenades and melee attacks more powerful while making certain weapon combinations less powerful. The balance-tweaking and the cheat-fixing have combined to significantly improve the Halo 2 online experience, and it's only going to get better when the new maps come out this Monday.

When asked on Bungie.net how it will deal with people who break the rules in Halo 2, Bungie offered the following diplomatic response:

"If you're cheating, it's very easy for us to detect and you WILL be banned from matchmaking. Also, are you being an idiot online? Cursing continually? Making threats? Being a racist jackass? BANNED. Oh, and a word to screamers – BANNED. Synonym for a group of musicians? BAND. Things are going to get a lot tighter around here. We have more tools and better awareness, and all you have to do to avoid being BANNED is QUIT BEING AN IDIOT. You're not funny. You're not clever. You're a boring loser and people hate you. And I hope you get boils. And I hope the boils are full of acid-spewing spiders that burst out and hump your face."