AMD to Smack Down Game Cheaters

Yesterday we reported on AMD's Fusion cloud computing system, where AMD will develop a super computer able to handle rendering, compression, and streaming of video game graphic server side and push out to gamers on any device. The concept behind the technology is nothing short of exciting.

Naturally, delivery of that technology is something of another topic. However, one interesting side effect of AMD's Fusion concept, is that it will inherently thwart gamers from cheating. Just exactly how is this done? Simply put, gamers will be unable to use cheat hacks or software to influence game play because everything is processed and rendered server side--on the cloud.

When a gamer uses cheat tools to cheat in a game, the tool modifies memory address locations and changes values. For example, a small cheat tool can locate the memory address location where a game stores ammo data, modify the value stored there, giving the user infinite ammo. Other more sophisticated cheats like bots, will also be thwarted. Bots perform a very similar action, reading memory and feedback from the game on the local side, and responding accordingly to automate tasks such as gold farming in World of Warcraft.

Because of the way the Fusion super computer will work, all game data is processed server side, and the only thing being sent to the user is streaming video. There's no actual data value in the local system's memory, since there's no real local client. In essence, a gamer will be controlling the game through a remote-control like interface.

Could this be the end of cheaters? We think not. But, will AMD's Fusion super computer cloud be the target of endless hack attacks? Time will tell. Do you cheat in games when you play? Or do you play by the rules?

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  • Anonymous
    Why do I get the feeling that these wow gold would still find a way to beat the super computer thingy... I have to admit that I do buy my gold from time to time but thats just because I have that much time to spend grinding for my wow gold. And I make sure that I buy from sites who could guarantee that they don't do spam. You know what would be nice? Thats if that super computer would be able to speed up the grinding process! Now THAT I'm sure would be something that everyone would really appreciate.
  • jaragon13
    Use this for free to play first person shooters : blackshot,combat arms,warrock,and what's that sucky browser one?
    _ALL_ of them contain cheaters
    No I'm not kidding.
  • knightmike
    Just another reason why Fusion Cloud is a great idea.