toggle

AAPL Stock: 132.42 ( + 1.03 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Game Center update lets devs delete, block cheaters on leaderboards

updated 09:23 am EDT, Tue October 29, 2013

Improves integrity of game rankings

Apple has updated Game Center in order to cope with cheaters, according to a notice issued to developers. "You can now view and manage the top 100 scores and usernames for all of your Game Center leaderboards," the company writes. "Protect your legitimate players by signing in to iTunes Connect to delete fake scores or block players that post fake scores. You can also restore scores and players within the same time period," the memo continues.

When iOS 7 was introduced, Apple quietly supplied developers with some initial tools to fix leaderboards, including score caps and the ability to reject unsigned score submissions. These and the more recent changes should help improve the credibility of Game Center, which is used by a number of apps but has not proven as popular with gamers as Apple initially wanted. Aside from leaderboards, the service also offers elements like challenges and matchmaking.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...

toggle

Most Commented