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Intel to Fight Game Cheating?

Intel wants fair and balanced online gaming reports that Intel is showing off a research project that may lead to technology to fight things like cheating in online games and click fraud via the PC's hardware:

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--There's always one guy who seems a little too good at mowing down players in a Quake 3 session. Intel thinks future PC gamers might be interested in technology that helps level the playing field.

The company showed off a research project into "anti-cheat technology" during its Research@Intel Day at Intel headquarters. The idea is that Intel and the PC gaming industry would build technology into gaming rigs that could detect when common cheats--such as "aimbots" that handle targeting while the player just holds down the trigger--are used in an online gaming session, said Travis Schluessler, a researcher at Intel.

Cheats such as aimbots or "wall hacks" that expose players lying in wait send data to online gaming servers in unnatural patterns that could be detected by other PCs connected to the same server, Schluessler said. PCs equipped with this technology would notify a server that someone in the game is using a cheat, and then the game administrator could set a policy of kicking the cheat offline or some high-tech method of saying "nyeh, nyeh, cheater cheater," shaming the cheater and warning other gamers not to enter into sessions with that particular player.

Intel is still working out the details; don't expect to find this in a high-end gaming PC anytime soon. This also being Intel, there's more practical business-related implications for the technology as well, such as click-fraud detection. But with the amount of money that serious PC gamers spend on their rigs and software, there could be a market among those who don't want to see their investments ruined by cheaters.

9. Re: Sounds Good! Jun 21, 2007, 12:38 Skookum
Punkbuster is already invasive enough, it slows down my computer, and it doesn't work. I can't see the motivation behind this Intel initiative as anything but DRM related. No thank you.

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    Date Subject Author
  1. Jun 21, 10:50 via the PC's hardware rocketpcguy
  38. Jun 22, 04:47  anti-cheat Rockn-Roll
  39. Jun 22, 09:59   Re: anti-cheat MTechnik
  2. Jun 21, 11:08 No subject Igor
  3. Jun 21, 11:42  Re: No subject MrShoop
  4. Jun 21, 12:01   Re: No subject Overon
  5. Jun 21, 12:17 Sounds Good! Techie714
  6. Jun 21, 12:25  Re: Sounds Good! The Half Elf
  8. Jun 21, 12:33   Re: Sounds Good! m00t
>> 9. Jun 21, 12:38   Re: Sounds Good! Skookum
  16. Jun 21, 13:37    Re: Sounds Good! JD
  7. Jun 21, 12:31 Nope venomhed
  10. Jun 21, 12:42 If there we no cheaters... Brian
  11. Jun 21, 13:06  Re: If there we no cheaters... L0cky
  12. Jun 21, 13:16 Interesting. Woody
  13. Jun 21, 13:21 hmm insel
  14. Jun 21, 13:33 No subject JD
  15. Jun 21, 13:37  Re: No subject insel
  17. Jun 21, 13:37 ... theyarecomingforyou
  18. Jun 21, 13:45  Re: ... PHJF
  19. Jun 21, 14:52   Re: ... dubfanatic
  20. Jun 21, 15:43   Re: ... Muscular Beaver
  21. Jun 21, 16:00    Re: ... Wildone
  23. Jun 21, 18:09    Re: ... JaZeeL
  28. Jun 21, 20:12  Re: ... skyguy
  22. Jun 21, 17:41 Cheating isn't the problem. Skoll
  24. Jun 21, 18:14  Re: Cheating isn't the problem. JD
  25. Jun 21, 18:32  Re: Cheating isn't the problem. Brian
  34. Jun 22, 01:35   Re: Cheating isn't the problem. JD
  36. Jun 22, 03:27    Re: Cheating isn't the problem. Brian
  37. Jun 22, 04:45     Re: Cheating isn't the problem. JD
  40. Jun 22, 15:09      Re: Cheating isn't the problem. Brian
  41. Jun 22, 21:22       Re: Cheating isn't the problem. JD
  42. Jun 23, 01:22        Re: Cheating isn't the problem. Brian
  43. Jun 23, 12:41         Re: Cheating isn't the problem. JD
  26. Jun 21, 19:12 No subject Volk
  27. Jun 21, 20:05 No subject Icewind
  29. Jun 21, 20:40 ... theyarecomingforyou
  30. Jun 21, 20:45  Re: ... AcidDrone
  32. Jun 21, 22:38  Re: ... skyguy
  33. Jun 21, 22:48   Re: ... Animals for Crackers
  35. Jun 22, 01:44    Re: ... JD
  31. Jun 21, 22:38 Intel to Fight Game Cheating? Kxmode

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