You know how there are people who play video games? Like, oh, my husband? And they play some of the game, then they look some stuff up online to figure out how to beat the demon who keeps kicking their ass or unlock the puzzle or save the prince or whatever?
How is that not cheating?
Is it not cheating because everyone does it? Do the game designers figure that everyone’s going to and build the games accordingly? And if the system is set up that way and everyone does it, does that mean that the user-generated content outside of the game is basically part of the game, which the game designers essentially outsourced for no payment to the players?
This is not the weightiest topic ever discussed here, but I am continually bemused by C-Man’s insistence that it isn’t cheating to look up how to solve a problem in the game he’s playing instead of just playing the game until he figures it out.
Someone please explain. C-Man is a member of the Texas bar in good standing, if that helps.