Question of the Day

What do you think of “cheats” for Video Games?  Are they just another aspect of game play, or are they actually “cheating”?

(this was inspired by Steve, the King of “Cheats”)

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14 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. Jenny says:

    I think the cheats are good for when you get stuck. I used to use them all the time. If you don’t read the cheats you may be missing out on a whole bunch of stuff. I think its fine to use the cheat sheet.

  2. SKL says:

    Are these some kind of hints? Personally I would try to win without them just to prove to myself that I could. But if they are known to be available to everyone equally, then I don’t know why anyone would have grounds to complain. I guess if you want to play “for real,” you could have a rule for that game that cheats can’t be used. (Could you police that?) But overall, it seems like it would serve to keep the game interesting for people who aren’t able to stay in play without them.

    I never play “competitive” video games, so I am an outsider on this topic.

    Did you guys see the story where a lady shook her kid to death because he cried too much when she was trying to play Farmville? What’s up with that game?

  3. shanef says:

    There’s a lot of games out there where it’s impossible to beat the game without a cheat book. Plus there a lot of things in those books that you would never find or figure out without one. They enhance the gaming expeireince.

  4. Just a Mom says:

    I think they are just part of the game. This way the game makers can publish books, magagzines or charge you for them.

  5. mssc54 says:

    It is only considered cheating if someone using it beats you. 🙂

  6. Sue says:

    I don’t think it’s a big deal to use the cheat sheets. When we first got Mario for the Wii, Toby was on the internet asap finding ‘hints’!

  7. Joy says:

    Okay, I’ll be another one. I’ve never used cheat things. BUT…I had kids who showed me where a lot of stuff was. I’d rather not use them. It kind of seems like cheating but still, they make them so it’s really not I guess. I wouldn’t have thought to find any. But I remember when I fell in love with all those Mario games on Super Nintendo, without Jason and Toby, I’d never have found all those extra lives and stuff.

  8. Nikki says:

    I’ve never played a game where I needed the cheat sheet. I know they sell books with cheat codes, because Jason has boughten them. But not for many years. The boys very rarely even play video games anymore. They bought one recently, and that was the first one in a very long time. They beat it in a week and haven’t played it since, which is fine with me.

    I don’t consider it really cheating, half the time it is more for finding lost levels, or hidden things.

  9. Gary says:

    I suppose it would be cheating when you use “cheats”. Using cheats can make an old game you have played a bazillion times a little more interesting and make you want to play it again. 🙂

  10. Laura says:

    Interesting takes, guys. I always used to get on Steve for using the cheats, because there were times when he wouldn’t even TRY the game without finding out how to put himself into “God Mode” (I think that was Delta Force) – where he couldn’t die, and had unlimited ammo. To me, that takes away the challenge of the game – which is supposed to be to get through each level without getting killed.

    But then I think of other games that we have, where – if you don’t have the ‘cheats’ – you don’t find the hidden things.

    So I suppose I’m in favor of them to find the hidden stuff, but not to beat the game.

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