I used to be good at Halo.ᅠ So when ODST came out I decided to plug in the Halo 3 Multiplayer disk and relive some of my former glory.ᅠ Sure, I figured that Iメd be bit rusty from not playing for a while, but I never thought that I would still be getting straight-pwned after multiple hours.ᅠ Ouch!ᅠ This concerned me.ᅠ So after a lot of frustrationラand maybe even a few tearsラI decided to get to the root of the problem.

My first thought was the obvious: I suck.ᅠ Then, right before hanging myself, I decided that I wasnメt really as bad as my stats were demonstrating.ᅠ I mean, Iメm not godメs gift to gaming or anything, but I do have nearly a 2.0 kill/death ratio in Modern Warfare.ᅠ My conclusion: everyone must be cheating (well, maybe not everyone–but you can see what I’m getting at).ᅠ I have certainly fallen victim to cheaters in the past but it was usually something relatively obvious.ᅠ When you are constantly getting shot from outside the map in Call Of Duty, Ghost Recon, Halo, Gears of War, and every other popular game in the history of multiplayer gaming, you know when the C is O (モcheat is onナヤ stay with me).ᅠ But this was different; I was being outgunnedラby the same guns that I was using!ᅠ I decided that I was being beaten by hardware mods (rapid fire controllers, specifically).ᅠ Had this exception to the rule become an epidemic?

Now, Iメm all about obtaining advantages (thatメs why I use FPSFreeks, after all) but when does this lust for the upper-hand become cheating?ᅠᅠ Where do you stand on the issue?ᅠ Where do you draw the line in your quest for that tangible edge?