5974851 story NCSoft Drops GameGuard From Western Launch of Aion 104 Posted by Soulskill on Saturday September 19, 2009 @11:17AM from the they-can-be-taught dept. chalkyj writes "NCSoft has announced that they will be dropping GameGuard from the western launch of their upcoming MMORPG, Aion. The flawed Korean anti-cheat software has been heavily criticized for employing root-kit like techniques and conflicting with many hardware configurations. The final straw is thought to have been the stability issues experienced by players during open beta and the community outcry it caused. The decision makes Aion, which recently announced over 400,000 western pre-orders, a real contender in the western MMO market."