Shadow Complex cheaters targeted for pwnage

Seriously Shadow Complex cheaters, did you really think the makers of a game about a massive shadowy conspiracy weren’t monitoring your every move via the two-way radio in your fillings?

Chair and the Xbox Live team released an official statement today warning Shadow Complex cheaters that their comeuppance is soon at hand. Those who have been verified by their crack criminologists to have not only “violated the spirit of the game, but…also violated the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use” could face banishment from leaderboards, zeroing of their entire gamerscore and public outing as a cheater. This doesn’t include sequence-breaking, which the game actually awards with the “Insurgent Achievement” granted to players who can clear the game with only 4% of Shadow Complex‘s futuristic gadgetry.

Hit the jump for Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb’s smack down in its entirety.

“The team at Chair Entertainment continues to look for ways to enrich the “Shadow Complex” experience for players even if it means taking action by deleting leaderboard information generated by those who try to compromise our game.

This week the Xbox LIVE enforcement team will begin taking steps against players verified as cheaters. These players have not only violated the spirit of the game, but they have also violated the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use. Moving forward, initial steps will be taken with a number of player accounts that belong to verified cheaters including:

  • The player will be deleted from the “Shadow Complex” leaderboard
  • The Xbox LIVE enforcement team will investigate individual players removed from the leaderboards for potential resetting of the user’s gamerscore. The reset would include all games, not just “Shadow Complex.”
  • Those accounts determined by the Xbox enforcement team to have their gamerscore reset will be branded on Xbox LIVE as belonging to a cheater, and this information will be reflected in the gamer profile, both on and in the Xbox Dashboard on the console.

We believe that our players deserve a level playing field, and both teams at Xbox LIVE and Chair Entertainment are committed to providing the best overall game experience on Xbox LIVE. To learn more about the LIVE policy on gamerscore corrections, please read the FAQ on”