....why wouldn't they look into Punkbusters or something first if this was their real concern? Imagine how many fewer sales Half-Life would've made without Counterstrike's massive popularity. EA is about to shoot themselves in the foot.
Hn? CS obviously qualifies as a full server-side mod as mentioned in the developer's update, so it would still work. I don't see any problem with this at all. Some people will miss their client side mods, of course, but if it's a serious hindrance for cheating, then it's well worth the trouble.
Of course, I am pretty sure it will take cheaters just about 12 seconds to find another way to ruin the game for everyone else.
Having never even seen an aimbot or wallhack in action, and stealing Ray's trademark style,