Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has once again made the recent headlines - this time for the 'javelin glitch' which allows players to detonate themselves after death if they have the javelin weapon equipped. InfinityWard are currently working on a patch to remove the glitch which is currently in place for the PC and should be available shortly for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
In the meantime, Microsoft and Sony have taken very different approaches to those who exploit the glitch - Microsoft are banning gamers from Xbox Live for 24 hours if using the glitch, whereas Sony are taking no action against Playstation Network glitchers.
Microsoft have already taken advantage of the Modern Warfare 2 launch to implement a new wave of banning modified Xbox 360 consoles. This has led some to criticise the 24 hour bans as heavy handed, because access to any game on Xbox Live is removed, not just to Modern Warfare 2. The glitch is now reasonably well known and no longer presents an unfair advantage over other players. It can be extremely frustrating playing a game where people are taking advantage of glitching particularly where it is widespread. Sony's lack of action could be seen as them simply not wanting to make the effort to moderate a free online gaming service.
Which side do you stand on - do you think those taking advantage of glitches should be banned, or allowed to continue? Or is it less clear cut and more dependent on the severity of the cheating?