Cheat codes are fun, pure and simple. However, they are a diffrent kind of
I would compare the "purist" method of play versus the "cheat" type of play
In the first, you are playing a game of chess against an intelligent equal,
in the second, you are playing chess against a monkey.
The first game is serious, challenges your skills, causes you to learn an
improve. When you win, if you win, you feel satisfied in the victory.
Then there is the monkey game. You turn your pawn into a tank, and destroy
the monkeys rooks with a photon torpedo. The monkey don't care, and neither
do you. No seriousness, no brain drain, no putting way too much effort and
time into what amounts to a bit of electricity pushing around little bits
of electronic nothingness. You flameThrower the monkeys queen, he don't
care, he's a monkey, and you don't care, cause you got this awesome
flameThrower and you are blowing those monkeys pieces to kingdom come!!
It is all fun, just diffrent.
So I like cheat codes. I don't look down on anyone who does use cheat codes
because if they are willing to download it, or buy it, they are more then
entitled to play the heck out of that game anyway they please without me
judging them. They aren't worse players or people for it, they aren't
better, just diffrent.
That is the crux. Cheat codes are not an insight into a persons moral
quality or life attitude. It is just a game, they are just getting some
enjoyment until they have to go back to life, and the world keeps spinning.
Besides...I like monkeys. People get all upset when you use a flameThrower
on their chess pieces, grin.
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