Capcom Wants Your Help To Ban Street Fighter X Tekken Hackers

By William Usher 2012-03-18 13:49:02 discussion comments
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So you know those hackers you seen bringing the Street Fighter X Tekken disc-locked characters online and fighting in ranked matches on Xbox Live? Well, Capcom wants these guys banned, but they need your help in catching them.

If you've ever wanted to be a Capcop, or a Capcrusader, well now is your chance to prove your grit and test your mettle.

Basically, hackers have become brazen enough to want to expose the on-disc DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken to as many people as possible to prove that they are, in fact, 100% complete. They recently released a guide showing how Xbox 360 owners can make the most out of the 12 disc-locked characters, thus wanting to show the community that these characters are entirely accessible right out of the box with the right tools. The hackers know that eventually they will be banned but they're helping spread the word to consumers who didn't know about the disc-locked content in Street Fighter X Tekken...the Robin Hoods of interactive entertainment, no less.

Well, Capcom isn't having any of that. Senior Vice President Christian Svensson took to Capcom Unity forums to address the situation personally, asking for your help as they work with Microsoft to ban the offenders, saying...
Yes, we're seeing news of this. Quite ballsy for folks to be taking hacked Xbox 360s on Live where they are detectable.

In any event, we already have openned channels of communication with MS on these issues Friday night. If you can capture screens or video of this in action (as some have already) we're working on bans for boxes and accounts with MS for haxxors.

I'll leave this thread open for people to post pics/vids and the like and we'll bring them to MS (as we have the last three that were reported to us).

I suppose the funny thing about it is that a company wants consumers to help them catch a group of people who accessed information that they want consumers to pay more money for, even though it's completed content that's already stored on the disc. Hackers are trying to inform consumers, and Capcom wants consumers to help catch the hackers. Very interesting.

For the most part it all boils down to gamers, once again, as to whether or not they are willing to help do the right thing, depending on what the right thing is. If this were Mass Effect you'd either have to make the choice of being a Paragon and turning in the hackers to Capcom (if or when you encounter them) or as a Renegade and allow the hackers to continue to spread the word to unsuspecting consumers about the disc-locked content. The consequences of this scenario are entirely in your hands. Time to put those Mass Effect decision-making skills to use. Get to it gamers, the galaxy...er...the industry is in your hands!
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