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  • Jazzy_Geoff 21 Dec 2009 19:34:22 7,767 posts
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    as opposed to glitches

    don't see them about the place these days do ya?

    time was nothing could be more exiting than finding a level select or such like. Now they don't bother. Probably because games aren't as hard as they were.

    Are there still fun examples of this art in modern games?

    what the fuck are they then?

    PS I know of the GTA 4 ones
  • Deleted user 21 December 2009 19:34:48
    They're now called 'unlockables'.
  • Timmy 21 Dec 2009 19:35:32 9,031 posts
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    They ruin games.
  • Deleted user 21 December 2009 19:35:47
    Cheat codes are probably still in games, it's just that after you hit 12 you stop using them and actually play the game.
  • Deleted user 21 December 2009 19:37:01
    Ace Grace wrote:
    Soon you will probably be charged to access them.

    Pretty sure for a time some EA games had cheats as 80 points DLC on Xbox Live.
  • Dirtbox 21 Dec 2009 19:37:37 77,480 posts
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    Ace Grace wrote:
    Soon you will probably be charged to access them.
    You already are, you have to pay for some PC game trainers.

    Not that anyone does.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • TheStylishHobo 21 Dec 2009 19:39:10 3,193 posts
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    I remember you had to pay for "Keys to the City" DLC in Crackdown which basically amounted to cheats. It was really, really fun though so I actually didn't mind paying the fiver.
  • heyyo 21 Dec 2009 19:42:41 14,374 posts
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    TheStylishHobo wrote:
    I remember you had to pay for "Keys to the City" DLC in Crackdown which basically amounted to cheats. It was really, really fun though so I actually didn't mind paying the fiver.

    5?!

    Steep for something that should be free.
  • Deleted user 21 December 2009 19:49:06
    I miss cheats.

    /enter turbo code
  • Akari 21 Dec 2009 20:01:33 183 posts
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    I know a secret code for GT5p which unlocks a secret menu option. From this menu it's possible to unlock all the cars, which is nice. :)

  • andyc1980 21 Dec 2009 20:11:52 1,090 posts
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    Smuggo wrote:
    white_frank_white wrote:
    Ace Grace wrote:
    Soon you will probably be charged to access them.

    Back of magazine cheat lines? They're the future

    I remember getting good old cheatbooks with Gamesmaster magazine. Those were the days.
    and u still do.
  • JCHilton 21 Dec 2009 20:40:47 1,460 posts
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    heyyo! wrote:
    TheStylishHobo wrote:
    I remember you had to pay for "Keys to the City" DLC in Crackdown which basically amounted to cheats. It was really, really fun though so I actually didn't mind paying the fiver.

    5?!

    Steep for something that should be free.
    Actually that was FREE, and served as a good example, of interesting, worthy and FREE DLC. Another reason why Crackdown was a great game.
  • Deleted user 21 December 2009 20:45:41
    up up down down left right left right b a start
  • andyc1980 21 Dec 2009 20:56:46 1,090 posts
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    the wild thing 2000 on road rash2 i think which if it is you forgot hold a and press start.
  • andyc1980 21 Dec 2009 20:57:32 1,090 posts
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    down up left left a right down
  • Rusty_M 22 Dec 2009 21:03:19 4,595 posts
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    Skitchin'

    b, a, down, a, start, start

    enter cheat as a name.

    Pete Sampras Tennis:

    "zeppelin" unlocked the two best modes in the game.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Timmy 22 Dec 2009 21:05:58 9,031 posts
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    a,b,r,a,c,a,d,a,b,r,a was a megadrive cheat that always made me smile. Can't remember what game it was for though...

    Any ideas?

    Oh. And the Sonic cheat still works on the Sony compilations!
  • Ged42 22 Dec 2009 21:06:00 7,704 posts
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    up, down, left, right, A+start
  • secombe 22 Dec 2009 21:08:04 1,328 posts
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    Timmy wrote:
    They ruin games.

    ...and they make others.

    I would never have played Sim City 4 if it were not for cheats. I hate playing the game 'properly', but as a sandbox it's one of my most played games of all time.

    In fact, I can think of a few games where cheats have extended the life of them for me dramatically, especially ones that you've exhausted the life but then discover a cheat which adds a new angle/element on it. I guess Achievements etc have made it a bit more awkward to offer them these days.
  • Deleted user 22 December 2009 21:10:02
    The UUDDLRLRBAS cheat worked on countless games in 80s

    I miss good honest cheats. Replaced by achievements I agree for whoever said it the other day

    /wipes away nostalgic tear
  • ronuds 22 Dec 2009 21:13:44 21,788 posts
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    A lot of games still use cheats. GTA IV of course being a prime example.
  • ronuds 22 Dec 2009 21:29:20 21,788 posts
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    up, down, up, down, b, a, start
  • Timmy 22 Dec 2009 21:33:54 9,031 posts
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    Anyone remember the European Club Soccer one on the Megadrive?

    You type THREE SHREDDED WHEAT into the password screen and your players could kick the ball like a missile that never drops in power until it disappears off the screen or (nearly) rips the back of the net out.


    There was another great cheat for ISS on the SNES where you could turn the referee into an alsation dog! Amazing!
  • magicpanda 22 Dec 2009 21:35:22 13,274 posts
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    poex!
  • Whatsfor 22 Dec 2009 21:40:21 2,189 posts
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    hiddenranbir wrote:
    I remember the button combinations you had to do at the menu screen. If you hear a sound, bingo!

    Total Driven on the PS1 was great, you had to toot the horn in a musical sequence to unlock the cheats.

  • matrim83 22 Dec 2009 21:40:30 5,587 posts
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    Most games are so easy nowadays whats the point? Other stuff that cheats used to let you do (select any level, change character skin etc) is now built into almost all games. They just became redundant.

    Valar morghulis.

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