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Treyarch Says You Should Think Twice Before You Glitch In Black Ops

Treyarch's multiplayer director bristles when discussing how the studio will treat glitchers and exploiters.

Call of Duty, if you didn't know, is popular. So is  Call of Duty: Black Ops. Last night, 2.9 million dudes (and dudettes) were online in the Xbox 360 version alone. With this kind of massive draw, it's no surprise that some glitches and exploits have been discovered and reported. And while developer Treyarch could simply opt to ride the wave of these initial reports before speaking to these discoveries, it isn't. On the game's official message board, multiplayer director David Vonderhaar has been saying some headline-worthy words of warning to those who are currently abusing the game and its systems.

"What many of these people want is to be Internet nerd famous," Vonderhaar wrote, according to 1UP. "I'm not going to make them famous and you shouldn't either ... "

"Given the opportunity, I'd personally wield the ban hammer for anyone who thinks he is clever by abusing any glitches. Good thing I don't have the opportunity that often and we actually have a constructive, measured, and well-managed live ops team," he said. 

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"We said we would support the game. We are going to support it," Vonderhaar continued. "We are disinterested in making mini-celebrities out of douche-bags. You better think twice before you glitch. You never know who in your game doesn't like glitchers who reports you and saves the game in their File Share and tells us about it."

Wow. Hey, guys, don't cheat in Black Ops. If you do, Vonderhaar sounds like he's on the verge of paying you a personal visit of the least pleasant variety. But, in all seriousness, you might want to keep it clean. It sounds like Treyarch has its hands over the Ban Button. Plus, you don't want to be that guy. You know, the guy that launches himself at another person just to blow himself up with a Javelin? That guy.