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Rainbow Six Siege's New Anti-Cheating Tech Already Going Strong, Has Banned Thousands E-mail
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Ubisoft announced today that it has banned 3,800 Rainbow Six Siege cheaters on PC. This new ban wave comes as a direct result of the developer's recent implementation of the BattlEye system that roots out cheaters.

"With this first wave of bans from BattlEye, we are establishing a firm stance to protect the game and the community for the long run," Ubisoft said on the game's website.

BattlEye launched last week through a beta and the 3,800 bans came in that first week. Going forward, Ubisoft said BattlEye will get even better and faster.

"In the future, BattlEye will be banning much more quickly, sometimes in real-time," it explained. "Ban waves with longer delays can still happen, but usually bans for detected cheaters should take a few days maximum."

BattlEye is not the only anti-cheating program that Ubisoft uses to keep Siege's playing field as level as possible. The developer also has the FairFight program, which uses algorithmic models to identify cheating behavior. BattlEye focuses more on prevention rather than behavior, serving as something of a shield for the game. In a previous blog post, Ubisoft said, "You can picture it operating like anti-virus, scanning your memory to detect known cheat signatures."

You can expect Ubisoft to continue to work on removing cheaters from the battlefield.

"Moving forward, we will be taking many actions to prevent cheaters (some you'll see, some you won't) in order for you to fully enjoy the intensity and competitive nature of the game while being confident your game is fair," Ubisoft said.

You can learn more about BattlEye here in this FAQ.

Siege launched in December 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Nine months later, the game's daily player total is currently higher than it was when the game shipped, according to an IGN report.

 


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WWE 2K17 - The New Day Roster Reveal Trailer E-mail
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The New Day has been confirmed for WWE 2K17.
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Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Technical Test Livestream E-mail
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Join Rob as he attempts to destroy other pilots and titans in the first technical test for Titanfall 2 multiplayer.
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WWE Suspends Another Wrestler for Violating Wellness Policy E-mail
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Alberto Del Rio is the latest WWE performer to get suspended over a wellness policy violation. He'll miss 30 days of WWE events starting tomorrow, August 18, the company announced.

WWE's wellness program covers everything from cardiovascular and brain function testing to substance and drug abuse. It's not known why Del Rio was suspended, though we'll keep you updated on any news that may come of this situation.


"I apologize to my family, friends, and fans for my mistake in violating WWE’s wellness policy," Reigns tweeted. "No excuses. I own it."
This follows Roman Reigns' suspension in June, which resulted in one of WWE's top stars missing a month of television appearances. It's also not clear why Reigns was disciplined, though he felt the need to apologize to fans on Twitter for his "mistake."

Del Rio has a checkered past with the WWE. In 2014, he was fired from the WWE for "unprofessional conduct" after he got involved in an altercation with an employee who allegedly made a racist joke at Del Rio's expense. He wrestled in other organizations such as AAA, Ring of Honor, and Lucha Underground before returning to the WWE in 2015. He defeated John Cena and won the United States Championship on his first night back.


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Family Guy Used NES Game Footage From YouTube, Then Claimed Copyright on Same Video E-mail
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Written by Munk   

This past Sunday, a Family Guy episode titled "Run, Chris, Run" aired on television. The episode used footage of NES game Double Dribble, which was taken from a YouTube video. Shortly after the show aired, the video was taken down by Fox on copyright claims (via TorrentFreak). However, it has since been reinstated.

Family Guy used the footage as part of a joke, where Peter plays Double Dribble with his friend, Cleveland, and continually exploits a known glitch--if you shoot a three-pointer from the corner, it always goes in. The footage came from YouTuber user Sw1tched's video. You can compare the Family Guy clip below with the original Double Dribble footage at the bottom of this article.

"This is an automatic shot my brothers and I found on the NES Double Dribble back in the '80s when it was released. I know others know this also, but as long as you release at the right point it is automatic. The half court shot I took at the end goes in 80% of the time, but I didn't want to keep recording... HAHA," Sw1tched wrote in the video's description.

As the video is now back up, it's likely that it was removed because of YouTube's Content ID, which allows copyright holders to identify similar footage using an automated system and flag it for infringement.

Sw1tched acknowledged the takedown in a YouTube comment, making it seem like Fox did not ask permission to use their footage. We have contacted Fox for comment on the situation and will update this article as more information becomes available.


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This is What a Razer Store Looks Like E-mail
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While there are a handful of Razer stores spread throughout Asia, the company currently does not have its own unique retail presence in North America. That changes this Saturday when Razer opens its first US-based store. Located not far from GameSpot HQ at 865 Market Street in San Francisco, California, the company invited us to get a sneak peek of the store before it opens at 10am tomorrow morning.


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GS News Top 5 - Microsoft Hikes Xbox Live Gold Price In Some Regions; Star Wars Battlefront 2 Including Single Player?! E-mail
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Check out the $1,200 preorder package you can pick up the for Assassin’s Creed movie, and Call of Duty: Black Ops officially join the backwards compatibility lineup!
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Marvel's Iron Fist Adds Matrix Star to Cast E-mail
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Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss is set to join the cast of Iron Fist, an upcoming Marvel Netflix series. She'll reprise her role from Marvel's Jessica Jones, in which she played lawyer Jeri Hogarth.

Moss will join Game of Thrones actors Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick. The character, Hogarth, will help Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist) as he makes his return to New York after having disappeared for years.


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Angry Birds Movie to Top Civil War as #1 Movie in the US This Weekend, Projections Say E-mail
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If projections prove to be accurate, then the Angry Birds movie will pass Captain America: Civil War on its way to number one at the box office this weekend. Angry Birds is projected to make $42-44 million in its opening weekend.

According to Deadline, Angry Birds is looking to make $12 million today. One analysts predicts the film will ultimately make $150 million in the United States. The film's production and marketing reportedly cost $173 million.


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PSN Flash Sale Offers PS4, PS3, and Vita Games for $5 or Less E-mail
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A new PSN Flash Sale has begun, discounting a variety of games across PS4, PS3, and Vita.

Just over 100 games in all are included, and the discount prices are available to all PSN members--not just Plus subscribers. There doesn't appear to be any particular theme for this sale, as there sometimes is. That means there's quite the wide range of deals, all of which can be had for no more than $5.


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