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Inside the mind of a cheater

Have you ever played Battlefield or Halo online, only to be faced with dirty, filthy, joy killing cheaters? What was your first reaction? Whatever it was, we're pretty sure it wasn't "hey, would you like to do an interview?" That's exactly what Richard (nice name) from Aeropause did. The interview is a fascinating look into the thought processes of a cheater. Here's one of our favorite selections. When asked what game makers should do to curb cheating, the schmuck responds:

"Give Up! There is no way to stop us. Everyone wants to cheat and we will always find a way to do it. Anyone reading this is simply jealous of the fact that I have enough nuts to cheat and play the game the way I want to."

Wow. In denial much? Cheating because you enjoy making people miserable at least has some semblance of sense to it, but actually believing people are jealous of the act? That's practically mental instability. Still, his response to one question makes it all better:

"Do you have a girlfriend?

Schmuck5000: What kind of freaking question is that for this kind of interview? How does me having a girlfriend relate to cheating? (AP: We will take that as a NO!)"

Ah, the fetid reek of Loserville. Makes us all warm inside. Hit the read link for more insight, if you dare.

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1. You know what works just as well as cheating...practice. I'm getting sick of people ruining what I pay for because they are garbage. If I sucked that bad at games I wouldn't play them. Even then practice makes perfect people so get off your lazy ass and play (not like you have a girlfriend holding you back).

Posted at 12:08PM on Sep 15th 2006 by Grimm 0 stars

2. Nerds that get beat up and stepped on in life are prime examples of hacks and cheats. They feel that they can vidicate themselves by being the best in a cyberworld.

Eat it nerds.

Posted at 12:20PM on Sep 15th 2006 by Rabidog 0 stars

3. Ha! Like they even needed to ask if he had a girlfriend. What a loser. I wonder if he actualy believes all the nonsense he's saying. I don't believe him that he's any good at the games he cheats in either. I've played plenty of halo 2 modders in legit rematches and always work the shit out of them. if Shmuck5000 is reading this, i'm challenging you to a legit game of halo 2.

Posted at 12:18PM on Sep 15th 2006 by Footlong! 0 stars

4. Rabidog, please don't affiliate the proud Nerd culture with asswipes like that. They are not even worthy of the term of dork. I am a self identified Nerd, and I feel insulted when people say something so ignorant as your post. He is what he is, a loser. But Nerd and loser are not the same thing.

The more you know...

Posted at 12:28PM on Sep 15th 2006 by Lightech 0 stars

5. the problem with cheaters, i believe, is a psychological one. they are not dominant or successful in reality so they have to manipulate the virtual world in which they spend a lot of their time to feel that way. if they can own you in halo 2 with their mods, they are better than you for that 10 minute game. bottom line, these kids are psychologically messed up losers who ruin competitive online gaming. i hope game companies do whatever they can to curb the problem of cheaters because it really does ruin the experience.

Posted at 12:42PM on Sep 15th 2006 by funktion 0 stars

6. "I can play each and every game I cheat at very well"

that's the only way he can play them well, by cheating.

i absolutely suck at FPS games but have never felt so inferior to someone else that beats me at a video game that i need to cheat to boost my self esteem.
so what if someone else gets 60 kills and i get 10... those were the best 10 hard earned kills of the game because i really have to work for them.
if it's not a challenge i might as well just masterbate, i always know how that's going to end.

sadly the leaderboards in fps games, and to some extent, the gamer score on xbl does promote cheating among people who feel the need to be able to prove their digital dick is longer than yours.
it would be interesting to see how many people would cheat in a game that doesn't have a leaderboard of any kind. a game that could be played for fun and not prestige.

Posted at 2:16PM on Sep 15th 2006 by get over it 0 stars

7. I don't blame cheaters. They simply apply effort to poor programming at the expense of consumers. Personally, I find that every consumer is owed a refund everytime a cheater illustrates tremendous flaws in programming.

Not defending cheaters, mind you (I hate them, too), but without someone willing to show that games are a lot like Microsoft Windows code (poor, poor, poor) it will continue--and I'm a Windows user (ahem, victim). Haha

Posted at 6:22PM on Sep 15th 2006 by GhostDoggy 0 stars

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