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11,000 CS:GO cheaters were banned today

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive can quickly become a frustrating game if you encounter cheaters, especially in a competitive match. However, today it looks like someone revved up the Valve Anti-Cheat engine as more than 11,000 players were hit with the ban hammer in one of the largest ban waves of the …

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170 Team Fortress 2 pro players banned after VAC update

Team Fortress 2 should now be a fairer place to play, whether competitively or just for fun, as Valve’s latest update to its Valve-Anti-Cheat (VAC) defence system has been detecting users of the LMAOBOX software all weekend. It’s led to many players being banned from the game, including almost 170 professional players …

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Valve can now ban you from non VAC protected games

Valve is opening up the Steam platform even more for developers, allowing them to report hackers and cheaters directly to Valve, who can then block access to a specific title on your account. This means that Valve can now ban you for cheating in non VAC protected games. Valve announced …

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Gabe Newell denies Valve collecting browser data

The past 48 hours have been a hotbed of roiling trust issues over in the Reddit Steam community, as one user claimed to have proof that Valve’s anti-cheating software, VAC, was sending browsing history data back to Valve servers and effectively tracking all Steam gamers. However, now Gabe Newell, Valve’s …

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