Major Nelson announced on his blog the action taken by Microsoft on the ongoing Gamerscore tampering. For those of you who don’t know, Microsoft introduced Gamerscore on Xbox Live as a way to track your progress in your game collection by earning “achievements,” in them. For something with little reward other then bragging rights, it’s a pretty intense competition.
Yesterday, labeling the cheaters as such, Xbox Live & Microsoft penalized them by reducing their gamerscores to zero! The users will be unable to regain those achievements, but not be prevented from getting new achievements fairly.
It’s a little silly, and to quote someone from Digg, this is Microsoft essentially pouring ice on the nerds e-weenies. I did compete with my friend on the higher gamerscore, but eventually, I shrugged my shoulders, though, its still fun to see yourself unlocking achievements.