The untold truth of cheat codes
When a video game got too tough, or you just got bored of doing the same old thing over and over again, hitting a simple sequence of buttons could change everything. Kept dying on the fifth level? Put in the cheat code for infinite health. Are your trigger-happy tendencies causing you to always run out of bullets? Put in the cheat code for infinite ammo. Want to see what it looks like when all the characters have gigantic heads? Well, there's a code for that, too.
Cheat codes have been around for as long as there been video games. But how did they come about? How did word of their existence spread? Did game designers intentionally put them in, or are they accidental exploits? There's a lot of history behind cheat codes, and it's about time we revealed their untold truth.