Hi,
I view cheats as a way to reward a gamer for completing a game, or reaching to a certain challenging level. For instance, some games don't let you activate cheats until you have beaten it once. After you beat it, the point of cheats are to let you have fun--bigger bombs, invincibility to see how fast you can run through a level, etc. Sonic for Sega had a cheat where you could fly through levels. I didn't find it to be cheating--just a fun way to beat a game. Since most games require you to pull off a challening taks like press several buttons rapidly in the case of some Mortal Kombat cheats, it's soemthing you have worked for and thus should be able to enjoy.


True that some games introduce cheats which started out as simple flags allowing a developer to skip around in their game, but when it comes to letting the player activate that flag we make ti much more difficult than, say, tdv /skiplevel.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Philip Bennefall" <phi...@blastbay.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] why do cheat codes exist?


Hi Charles,

Personally as a gamer I enjoy using cheats sometimes, particularly if I've already beaten the game and want to abuse it a little. It's pretty much just to see how far you can stretch the boundries of it, if that makes any sense? And from a programming perspective, they're great fun.

Kind regards,
Philip Bennefall
----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles Rivard" <woofer...@sbcglobal.net>
To: "audyssey gamers group" <Gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 5:54 AM
Subject: [Audyssey] why do cheat codes exist?


I know that programmers and testers use cheat codes so that they can test certain aspects of games before they are sold or given to the public, but why do you, as a gamer, use them? After all, it's cheating. I ask this to see what answers I get.
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