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Professional gamer gets banned for being too good in mouse precision game

Written by Wamiq Ali

I remember playing computer games when I was a kid. I had this Windows 98 running PC and at that time DOS games were quite popular. Playing Dave was real fun and whenever I used to get bored, NFS 2 was there for the ultimate rescue from boredom. Making a high score in the game was a real challenge. The mere reason I used to play games was to make high score and beat previous records. Everyone plays games for incentives like high scores and enjoyment.

Sometimes a person is too good in some online game. The site hosting the games have certain protective software which helps the administration root out the spam and cheating players. However, being too good in some game also raises suspicion of cheating. The same happened to this guy who was playing a mouse precision game at Neopets. He played the game so well at the Neopets that the protection software took it as a cheating.

Joedat, a professional player, played a mouse precision game on 16th of the June. He scored so well that he made a new high score record. The high score was quite unexpected so he received a high score approval message from the site administration. Later, he refreshed the page and his account was suspended on the basis of cheating.

Joedat score being reviewed

Soon after he refreshed the page, he got a shocking message. The message is shown below:

Account banned due to cheating in flash games

Later, as he was making a screen recording of the whole game, he tweeted about the game-high score which caused his account to get suspended. He also included a video of the whole screen recording of the game play.

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Wamiq Ali

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  • SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME AGES AGO. WAS ACCUSED OF CHEATING AND SHUT DOWN. CHALLENGED BOTH ADMIN AND DESIGNER TO PROVE IT AND TOLD BOTH I WAS JUST BETTER THAN BOTH OF THEM. ALSO SAID THAT MY PC WAS PROBABLY OLDER THAN BOTH (JUST THIS SIDE OF VIC COMMODORE 64-128) AND HELD TOGETHER WITH SPIT, DUCT TAPE, AND BALING WIRE–LITERALLY. NEITHER BELIEVED IT BUT ADMIN WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO CHECK IT OUT. HE CONTACTED DESIGNER AND BOTH GOT ME A PC TO PLAY ON, CONVINCED I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CHEATING ON SUCH AN OLD MACHINE; AS SOME OF THE OTHER EQUIPMENT I HAD STILL USED PUNCH CARDS AND REEL TO REEL AND I WAS MAKING THEM WORK.

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