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Hacking is the new cheat

Game Pro: It's no secret that gamers love cheating -- why else do you think developers built cheat codes into early games that granted extra lives, crazy weapons, or vast quantities of in-game currency? But in the modern era of gaming where everything is networked, where patches constantly update a game's security level, and cheat codes come printed in a game's manual, entering a series of button presses into a game pad has lost its deviant appeal. To get that heady feeling the Konami Code used to give us as kids, to really feel "in control" the way 30 extra lives used to make us feel, we have to find new ways to get ahead -- new ways to be devious.

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