This is clearly cheating and it ruined the experience. I don't support cheating at all, since it can be used to modify any save data, it can be used to give you new weapons and such that you haven't unlocked in online save data. Take CoD for example. You can customize your weapons. Changing the save data for it makes it so that the player is able to give themselves attachments and perks that they normally would not have.
Is cheating wrong in gaming, yes it is. Should people be banned for cheating, yes they should.
No they don't need to be banned.
The reason why is I use Game Genie to help me out in games but I don't play games online since that is boring to me. I do have a account on my PS3 but I only use that to check out the PSN store here and there. If people were banned I would lose my access to PSN and that would really **bleep** me off. I don't want people to get banned that use Game Genie since that would mess my account up and I don't cheat online so you would effect me and others that want to just play happily. I been using Cheat devices ever since they were made for NES up to now and I won't stop using them since that is what makes my games fun and interesting.
I think this online gaming thing sucks and I think that Sony should of never added it in the first place since all it has done is made the games more boring and more stupid to play.
If Game Genie is banned or my PSN account banned, then I will raise all kind of hell for all Game Genie Haters and Cheater Haters, and I mean it 100% !!!
People should get over themselves. Has anyone went and read the online Q&A at the game genie website? They will NOT make codes for games that might affect online play. So what's the big deal? People can get trophies however they want it is their freaking game. If I want to use cheat codes on challenging games I will. If it gets me a trophy so what I DO NOT care. No one cares what rank you are in the world or where ever you are from. Video games are meant for entertainment not to compare yourself to to everyone else in the world. They are not meant to grow an individual's ego but to pass time. I know this this thread is old but people just need to get over this game genie. I grew up using gameshark, game genie and action replay codes. @ Doppel