Xbox Live Brands 11-year-old Autistic Boy A Cheater

Posted: Jan 27 2011, 9:04am CST | by , in News | Gaming

Xbox Live Brands 11-year-old Autistic Boy a Cheater
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Mom says he's no cheater

I hate cheaters, I really do. Cheaters and liars are the two types of people that deserve a kick in the balls or a punch in the ovaries. I don’t think that everyone that services like Xbox Live label as a cheater are actually cheaters though. Xbox Live has itself in some stink over labeling an 11-year-old autistic boy a cheater on Xbox Live.

According to the boys mom his only real social interaction is with people on Xbox Live. He logged on to find the gamer score he had racked up deleted and the cheater label under his name. The mom maintains the boy didn't cheat that has is simply particularly gifted at gaming.

Autistic children often excel at one particular thing and gaming could well be this boy's thing. Kotaku contacted Xbox Live to see what they had to say and the response was non-negotiable. Kotaku was told, "Gamerscore resets are done when cheating is detected to keep LIVE fun, fair and safe for everyone. We only do them when we are 100% confident that cheating has occurred, and they are not something that can be appealed. Details can be found here -"

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