MSI Lords of Overclocking Cheating Debacle

"A sad day strikes the extreme clocking community as investigations reveal cheating in MSI's overclocking competition."

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It was supposed to be an exciting day for the extreme clocking community as the results of the qualifying tournament of this year's Masters Overclocking Arena, MSI's Lords of Overclocking, were to be released.  Unfortunately, all was not well as it seems that the results had been marred by the poor decision-making of a select few individuals.

Investigations by Futuremark found that the results of four participants from three different countries were exactly the same, down to the 3DMark06 registration number and full system specs.  The names of these competitors have since been revealed.

Hiwa, eXtremetweaker.de, KJ and Skinnee were all using results supplied by clocker AndreYang.  Apparently, this is not Andre's first offense of sharing numbers, though it is the first time it has been proven to have damaged the results of a competition.

In response to this issue, overclocking ranking site HWbot has issued a one-year ban to all offending parties as a matter of principle.  The prominent extreme community forum XtremeSystems has dealt out a similar punishment, with AndreYang actually receiving a lifetime ban as the main instigator.

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04-07-2010, 19:32:54

AMDFTW
lol i have just been playing it for the last 40min,i am realy diggin it

i get you about the servers and i guess the update thing is becouse they are gna do on the fly updates maybe,i disconnected from the server 4mtrs from the finishing line,that was gash,i am at lv6 now woop woop

i wont buy it i will get hot pursuit tho

04-07-2010, 20:00:30

thestepster
for one i really enjoyed shift i thot it was a happy medium is was no forza but it was kinda that happy middle between arcade and sim along the lines of grid but not quite as good

05-07-2010, 07:14:32

alexhull24
I didn't have the technical problems with SHIFT, but I just couldn't for the life of me make the cars behave like cars. They slip and slide and pivot all over the track, the game is impossible like that. I think it must be some sort of control bug because a lot seem to get on fine, and I've got loads of driving games and never had a problem like that. So I've only done about 2 races on shift, turned out to be a waste of money for me too, but for different reasons.

05-07-2010, 16:32:02

AMDFTW
yer was your fully updated as i think they fixed alot the of the driving issues

05-07-2010, 18:08:39

alexhull24
Made sure of that before I even started playing. 360 pad and wheel (DFGT) were both near useless.

05-07-2010, 18:19:59

AMDFTW
oryt thats odd i heard alot of the issues were fixed regarding that,i bet you are uste to playing forza?

05-07-2010, 19:02:44

alexhull24
No, don't have an xbox. I play all sorts of PC racing games such as Race07/GTR:Evo, GRID, DiRT 2, TOCA 3, Burnout Paradise, LFS and more. I've played NFS games in the past too.

If anyone has an idea of the exact settings to use with a Logitech Driving Force GT, I'd be grateful, and I'd give it yet another chance as it's a pretty game at least.

05-07-2010, 19:48:53

AMDFTW
i think it will be very good once its out of beta an maybe patched once or twice,it needs the graphics sorted IMO and the handleing also the traffic as that is a joke

06-07-2010, 04:20:18

AlienALX

I didn't have the technical problems with SHIFT, but I just couldn't for the life of me make the cars behave like cars. They slip and slide and pivot all over the track, the game is impossible like that. I think it must be some sort of control bug because a lot seem to get on fine, and I've got loads of driving games and never had a problem like that. So I've only done about 2 races on shift, turned out to be a waste of money for me too, but for different reasons.



When I played the hacked version which actually worked it ran. The proper paid for version would just freeze on the loading screen. Nothing fixed it either..

The handling is all set up at the start though. You do a test lap and depending on how good you are it will offer some settings. From there you can modify it to suit you and then you just have to follow the racing lines :)

15-07-2010, 08:19:06

Heisse
We're pleased to announce that Need for Speed World Beta is live! We're thrilled to have you as a part of our Beta, and hope you have a great time. Here is our Beta schedule:

START TIME - Wednesday, April 07 at 9:00 AM PDT (12 Noon EDT and 17:00 GMT)

CLOSE TIME - Sunday, April 11 at 11:59 PM PDT (2:59 AM EDT and 07:59 GMT Monday)


WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Beta version of Need for Speed World is a work in progress, intended to help our development team create the best game possible. You will likely come across bugs and glitches, and we strongly encourage you report any and all issues to our game team by clicking on the REPORT BUGS button or by visiting our forums. Please note that you must be logged into the website to access forums.

Good luck - we can't wait to see you on the road!
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