Why do you cheat?

#1-Excaliburn-Posted 1/5/2014 3:32:22 PM
Some people love them and others hate them. They're cheat codes and they make games more fun and more accessible for a lot of gamers, but if you had to choose one reason why you ultimately use cheat codes for your favorite game what would it be? Or, why don't you like it when people use cheat codes?
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#2TurbamPosted 1/5/2014 3:36:17 PM
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#3VycoulPosted 1/5/2014 3:46:12 PM(edited)
The lack of cheat codes are the reason I didn't enjoy Grand Theft Auto IV and V as much as I did GTA: SA.
It seriously puts a damper on your ability to screw around.
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#4-Excaliburn-(Topic Creator)Posted 1/5/2014 3:45:16 PM
Turbam posted...
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#5FefnirOmega13Posted 1/5/2014 4:06:06 PM
I use them to screw around whenever I've beaten a game or to become acclimatised to game difficulty (IE Shmups and inf continues/lives)

Cheating only bothers me when I'm at a disadvantage against it or if someone else is; but for games where the game itself is the only recipient of my wrath it's pretty much acceptable.
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#6Pork_buttonmashPosted 1/5/2014 4:12:53 PM
It's statistically proven that those who cheat in videogames are 45% more likely to cheat in a relationship.
#7Link3Posted 1/5/2014 4:15:45 PM
I haven't cheated to win in a game since elementary school. Just to have fun and mess around. Or maybe speed up some grinding.

But honestly, if it's a single player game, who cares? Multiplayer is obviously very different, though.

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#8PsychoWolfXPosted 1/5/2014 4:25:11 PM
Vycoul posted...
The lack of cheat codes are the reason I didn't enjoy Grand Theft Auto IV and V as much as I did GTA: SA.
It seriously puts a damper on your ability to screw around.


I am pretty sure there were cheat codes in GTA IV. I distinctly remember dialing certain numbers on my cell phone to spawn vehicles anyway.

Anyway, it has been a long long time since I've ever really used any cheat codes. I used to use them all the time back on the N64 and the playstation. I was always pretty strict about using them though. I would always tell myself that I would not use any codes until I legitimately beat a game, and I usually stuck to that rule. I honestly enjoyed my replays a lot more when I messed around with cheats.

I rented most of my games back in those days, so cheats gave me the opportunity to experience MUCH more content in games that I would only be able to play for a couple of days.

There were a few games (most notably Pokemon) that I cheated pretty badly in though. I still remember the day one of my friends discovered the Missingno glitch in the first gen Pokemon games. No one really knew about the data corrupting side effects to abusing the glitch. That was one of the few times I have actually used cheats to give me a advantage against other players, but we were ALL pumping our Pokemon full of vitamins and rare candies, so I didn't really see any harm in that. I also used a gameshark solely for catching unobtainable Pokemon. (Mew, Celbi) I then gave these Pokemon away to friends who otherwise would never have had the chance to use them.

Then when I got back into Pokemon on the DS, I did cave in and buy a Action Reply, again just so I could actually play with unobtainable legendaries and share them with friends. I was always sure to catch those Pokemon at level 1 with whatever random stats they happened to appear with. I simply wanted to have access to the otherwise unobtainable event Pokemon and Pokemon that weren't available in my version of the game. I did try the GTS a few times. All the offers on there were absolutely idiotic. (lvl 1 vulpix for lvl 100 rayquaza)

I would like to mention that I have never and would never, cheat in a online game against other players. Yes I have cheated plenty when it comes to Pokemon, but I only battled with friends in real life, and I was always sure to never give myself a unfair advantage.

Wow...this post turned out to be lot longer then I intended...
#9randomshemsPosted 1/5/2014 4:30:51 PM
I don't o_o
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#10VycoulPosted 1/5/2014 4:35:40 PM
PsychoWolfX posted...
Vycoul posted...
The lack of cheat codes are the reason I didn't enjoy Grand Theft Auto IV and V as much as I did GTA: SA.
It seriously puts a damper on your ability to screw around.


I am pretty sure there were cheat codes in GTA IV. I distinctly remember dialing certain numbers on my cell phone to spawn vehicles anyway.

Both IV and V have cheat codes, just not enough of the really fun ones.
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