[Editor's note: unangbangkay talks about cheating for his A Time to Destroy Monthly Musing piece. -- CTZ]
When it comes time for us gamers to make with the destruction, we do it within the games we play. We smash the skulls and shells of innocent Goombas and Koopa Troopas, bring nameless terrorists to justice in unnamed Middle Eastern countries, and crush enemy nations under the weight of superbly micromanaged armies.
But am I not just destroying the game I'm playing? What’s the point of my even playing a game if I've ruined all the challenge through my nefarious cheating?
I don’t think so. I'd actually argue that it's MORE mature to cheat away annoyances to enjoy the parts of the game we DO like. Rejecting frustration doesn't equate to rejecting everything that comes with it. The immature thing to do is to assume that it’s better to accept every bit of bullshit because "it’s the way the game was meant to be played", when we have effective ways of eliminating said bullshit.
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