Texas Hold ’em update tomorrow, leaderboards to be erased

Texas Hold 'emIt’s been a while since we heard anything about popular Xbox Live game, Texas Hold ’em. It seems that Microsoft noticed the same. So what do companies do upon noticing minor problems? Act at once, that’s what they do! True to its nature, Microsoft just announced that the game will be updated tomorrow.

As part of their Xbox Live Wednesdays promotion, Microsoft will be making the update available tomorrow beginning 8 a.m. onwards. One of the main reasons for the update is to eliminate cheating, and not to mention speeding up gameplay. Unfortunately for those who are comfortably sitting atop the leaderboards, all scores will be reset to delete the inflated ones.

So if that’s okay with you, check out the update to Texas Hold ’em tomorrow morning when you wake up. Anyway, here’s the full list of changes and features for the game:

  • Post the blind and play right away! – Players can now, if they wish, start playing immediately when joining a table by posting the big blind, rather than having to wait for the blind to come to them.
  • New ‘Away’ mode – Players can now set their status to ‘Away’. Hands will be auto-folded and blinds auto-posted until the player returns.
  • New ‘Auto-boot’ mode – Players who continuously let the timer expire (more than three times in a game) will be booted from the table
  • Faster overall pacing – Timers and messaging durations have been adjusted to speed up game-play among experienced players, but still allow novice players plenty of time to play.
  • Improved blind structure – Initial blinds, as well as blind increases, are now more proportional to table stakes, ensuring more meaningful increases during game-play.
  • Matchmaking improvements – Players are no longer matched into games they cannot afford
  • Improved interface controls – Improvements to controls, such as increasing/decreasing stake amounts
  • Leaderboard display – A player’s full winnings and rank are now properly displayed
  • Art and text improvements – Game art and spelling issues have been addressed
  • Online exploits addressed – Certain known exploits that enabled cheating have been addressed. As a result, the online multi-player leaderboards will be reset to eliminate inflated scores as a result of these exploits.

Via CVG

Texas Hold 'emIt’s been a while since we heard anything about popular Xbox Live game, Texas Hold ’em. It seems that Microsoft noticed the same. So what do companies do upon noticing minor problems? Act at once, that’s what they do! True to its nature, Microsoft just announced that the game will be updated tomorrow.

As part of their Xbox Live Wednesdays promotion, Microsoft will be making the update available tomorrow beginning 8 a.m. onwards. One of the main reasons for the update is to eliminate cheating, and not to mention speeding up gameplay. Unfortunately for those who are comfortably sitting atop the leaderboards, all scores will be reset to delete the inflated ones.

So if that’s okay with you, check out the update to Texas Hold ’em tomorrow morning when you wake up. Anyway, here’s the full list of changes and features for the game:

  • Post the blind and play right away! – Players can now, if they wish, start playing immediately when joining a table by posting the big blind, rather than having to wait for the blind to come to them.
  • New ‘Away’ mode – Players can now set their status to ‘Away’. Hands will be auto-folded and blinds auto-posted until the player returns.
  • New ‘Auto-boot’ mode – Players who continuously let the timer expire (more than three times in a game) will be booted from the table
  • Faster overall pacing – Timers and messaging durations have been adjusted to speed up game-play among experienced players, but still allow novice players plenty of time to play.
  • Improved blind structure – Initial blinds, as well as blind increases, are now more proportional to table stakes, ensuring more meaningful increases during game-play.
  • Matchmaking improvements – Players are no longer matched into games they cannot afford
  • Improved interface controls – Improvements to controls, such as increasing/decreasing stake amounts
  • Leaderboard display – A player’s full winnings and rank are now properly displayed
  • Art and text improvements – Game art and spelling issues have been addressed
  • Online exploits addressed – Certain known exploits that enabled cheating have been addressed. As a result, the online multi-player leaderboards will be reset to eliminate inflated scores as a result of these exploits.

Via CVG

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