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X360 Rapidfire controllers: Cheating???

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Hazer, 11 Sep 2008.

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Is using a rapidfire X360 controller online cheating?

Poll closed 11 Oct 2008.
  1. Yes. Nubs should burn in hell. Ban them all.

    34 vote(s)
    82.9%
  2. I think they need to play on 'rapid-only' servers.

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. Who cares what what they do. I like the challenge!

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  4. I OWN ALL OF YOU wif my RAPIDFIRE!!!!!

    5 vote(s)
    12.2%
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  1. Hazer

    Hazer In time,you too will be relixalated

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    There seems to be a new fad where purchasing controllers/kits that turn your X360 wireless controller into a turbo-fire are going for insane prices on Ebay. These modifications make single-shot weapons on Call of Duty 4 fully automatic. They can even give faster firerate and better accuracy in Halo3. So the question is, do you consider it cheating when people use them online?
     
  2. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    It is kind of cheating, if it enhances your chances of winning over anyone else, then yea, they deserve to be slaughtered.

    Sam
     
  3. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    i choose 1 + 4 :lol:
     
  4. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    It's an unfair advantage, so i would consider it cheating. Not every single person can MODIFY their controller, and just by modifying it to make it better than what it normally is is an unfair advantage, so yes, cheating. The funny part is these "turbo" controllers are ever so popular on call of duty 4 for the ps3, yet my brother can still whoop them with a regular 6-axis remote... though he has already broken 2... the shoot buttons have become stuck, so we've decided to pick up a dual shock and see if thats any more durable than the last 2 6-axis remotes, we still have another 2 left though :D
     
  5. BigD79

    BigD79 Gadding about...

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    yeah, unfair advantage. it's not sporting at all!
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Definitely an unfair advantage a G3 should not be able to outgun a P90 :p
     
  7. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Voted for Rapid-fire only servers, as I don't think they should be used against non rapid-fire players (plus it means all the noobs that do use them won't tie up the regular servers).

    However, I can certainly see the use of them for certain single player games (I'm looking directly at Blue Dragons "mash-the-A-button-as-fast-as-you-can-to-get-the-door-closed-before-the -robots-attack-you" achievement that is nigh on impossible without either an autofire button or without braking your controller).
     
  8. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    LOL this is the age old problem of additional controllers.

    If you cant beat them, join them.
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Shoot the cheating ****scoffs in the hands with a really big bullet.
     
  10. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    I don't see how it's not cheating. It's exploiting a game mechanic to make it shoot faster.

    Makes gaming with people who use that highly annoying and ruins a good round.
     
  11. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    So is scroll shooting (setting shoot to the scroll wheel) cheating?
     
  12. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    This just seems like bad design on the games part. Surely they should have set a limit on how fast a weapon can fire, no matter how fast the button is pressed?
     
  13. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    Not really, you're not modifying the hardware to create an exploit, you're just binding to a pre-existing key which has been assigned to something else by default.

    In this case, you're creating a mechanism to trigger a key faster than it's meant to be triggered. So you're physically adding to the controller.

    With the scroll wheel, it's already there. May not seem like much of a difference, but anyone can re-assign a key, but to add the rapidfire, you need to modify a controller.
     
  14. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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  15. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    I kick all ass on COD4, so either way it's a moot point, but I would consider it cheating.
    Spam-fire their G3 all they want, they can't aim, turn or shoot as well as me, so i'm fine :p
     
  16. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    I dont have an X360 but this sounds right pathetic.
    I can fire fast enough with a mouse anyway, I can offload a G3 clip insanely fast!
     
  17. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    People who play FPS on consoles need their heads checked anyway, so you get what you deserve :p Us pure gaming master race PC people :cooldude: have been putting up with peripherals improving performance for years.

    NB: read in jest.
     
  18. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    I might be able to become an orange tiger on COD4 with this, thanks for the heads up.
     
  19. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    How is it an unfair advantage exactly? Anyone can buy such a controller if they wish to.
    I'd consider it bad game design to allow a pistol to fire faster than a sub machine gun, frankly. Not that I think people should use 'glitches' to their advantage.
    Cheating? No. Taking the piss a little? Yes.
     
  20. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Who needs a rapid fire mod when they're a pure-bred PC gamer anyway?

    Trigger Mouse finger should be faster than fast anyway! :p
     

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