are a common occurrence in gaming, some incorporated into the games themselves
– bunny-hopping for instance, which involves quickly crouching and jumping to
increase speed, actually started out as an exploit in Quake II, before being
adopted by the developers. In these instances, the exploits are welcomed
augmentations, enhancing the gameplay experience.
Sometimes however, exploits are game-breaking, negating any semblance of challenge or accomplishment by allowing players to manipulate technical loopholes, allowing them to gain unfair advantages against online opponents.
In some cases, these become detrimental – despite their novelty – harming your continued investment in a given game, and eventually causing you to lose interest altogether.
Exploits are usually unintended, meaning some are downright hilarious, and others are easily ignored, but there are numerous exceptions that wreak havoc with the mechanics and functionality of classic video games, ruining them in the process…