Playing the Game

Playing the Game: The Culture of Digital Games


The following articles provide interesting discussions relevant to the question of cheating in digital games. If you find any more please .
Bedigian, Louis and Consalvo, Mia (n.d.). Is It Wrong To Cheat? Gamezone. Retrieved 28th January 2007 from here. Short interview with Mia Consalvo.
Bowyer, J. Barton (1982). Deception in War & Magic, Games & Sports, Sex & Religion, Business & Con Games, Politics & Espionage, Art & Science. New York, NY: St Martin's Press.
Consalvo, Mia (2005a). Gaining Advantage: How Videogame Players Define and Negotiate Cheating. Presented at the DiGRA Changing Views: Worlds in Play Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2005. Retrieved 10th November 2005 from here.
Consalvo, Mia (2005b). Cheating Can be Good For You: Educational Games and Multiple Play Styles. On the Horizon 13(2).
Consalvo, Mia (2007). Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames. Cambridge, MA: MIT.
DeKoven, Bernie (2002). The Well-Played Game: A Playful Path to Wholeness. 3rd ed. Lincoln, NE: Writers Club. Retrieved 11th November 2005 from here. Chapters 2, 3 and 5 are relevant to a consideration of cheating.
Järvinenansz, Aki (2003). Making and Breaking Games: A Typology of Rules. In: Marinka Copier and Joost Raessens (eds) Level Up: Digital Games Research Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM). Utrecht: University of Utrecht, pp. 68-79. Retrieved 7th August 2005 from here.
Kimppa, K. K. and Bissett, A. K. (2005). The Ethical Significance of Cheating in Online Computer Games. International Review of Information Ethics 4 (December 2005).
Kücklich, Julian (2004). Other Playings: Cheating in Computer Games. Other Players Conference Proceedings. Copenhagen: IT University of Copenhagen. Retrieved 7th August 2005 from here.
Kücklich, Julian (2007). Set DeusEx.JCDentonMale bCheatsEnabled True: Cheating as a Way to Enhance Player Experience in Deus Ex. In: Amyris Fernandez, Olli Leino and Hanna Wirman (eds) Extending Experiences. University of Lapland (forthcoming). Retrieved 15th December 2005 from here. A discussion of the pleasures of cheating within Deus Ex.
Parker, Jim (2007). Cheating by Video Game Participants. Loading... 1(1). Available here (requires free registration).
Salen, Katie and Zimmerman, Eric (2004). Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals. Cambridge, MA: MIT, pp. 266-85. A useful classification of player types, including the cheat and the spoilsport.
Suits, Bernard (1990). The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia. Boston: David R. Godine. Chapter 4 discusses 'Triflers, Cheats, and Spoilsports'.
Taylor, T.L. (2003), Power Gamers Just Want To Have Fun?: Instrumental Play In A MMOG. In: Marinka Copier and Joost Raessens (eds) Level Up: Digital Games Research Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM). Utrecht: University of Utrecht, pp. 300-11. Retrieved 7th August 2005 from here.
Zetterström, Joel (2005). A Legal Analysis of Cheating in Online Multiplayer Games. Göteborg University. March. Retrieved 29th December 2005 from here. A master's thesis which addresses many aspects of online cheating, focusing particularly on the legal.