This week we will look into a “this or that” style question, a direction I may take the ASQ in for a little while. This week’s question is the age old question whose meaning has probably been distorted over time. Game cheats have been around almost as long as games have, and yet there’s a stigma that using these cheat codes somehow cheapens the experience. Yet I challenge you to find someone who didn’t use the Konami code to beat Contra, or ABBA to beat Ikari Warriors, or 007-373-5963 to get a peek at Mike Tyson because you couldn’t get past Sandman. Now-a-days, people posting video of Rock Band performances with No Fail on, or who get rocked in Call of Duty while using a certain gun and attachment combination get blasted as cheaters or people taking the easy way out. So I ask you:
Do you prefer to play games with or without cheat codes?
We’ll keep this in the context of cheat codes that were included in the game by the developers, and not using external trainers or game genies or any such things (though if you’re going that route, you probably use cheat codes too, so your answer likely remains the same). Feel free to use the voting tool above, and/or leave your comments below. I’ll also start asking questions a few days early on Twitter, and put some responses up here. Check out #PNASQ on Twitter.
A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation. Each week, you’ll be posed a question. Give a response and let the world know what you think, there is no right or wrong answer here. If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.