Gaming's 15 funniest, most unfair, and memorable exploits

Exploits. Sometimes, they break games in your favor, allowing you access to powers, abilities, and cheap ways to accomplish difficult tasks that a game’s developers didn’t intend for you to have (and a game’s testers somehow overlooked). But these exploits can sometimes turn the tables against your peaceful adventures--especially in massively multiplayer games like World of Warcraft or EVE Online, where game-breaking bugs can give your peers untold advantage over your hapless, plays-by-the-rules self.

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14. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess--Seriously, an Exploit

There are exploits, and then there are exploits. The glitch found in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, for the Wii, didn’t give gamers a competitive advantage in their single-player romp through Hyrule. Rather, it allowed players to execute custom code placed on the root directory of their system’s SD cards. In other words, glitching the game helped enthusiasts run homebrew software on their consoles instead of the Wii’s default operating system.

15. Mortal Kombat

No, not that Mortal Kombat. The newest Mortal Kombat--conveniently titled “Mortal Kombat,” which definitely differentiates it from the 35 other similarly named games in the series. Naming conventions aside, Mortal Kombat drinks from the same well that many fighting games turn to: infinite combo exploits. Difficult to figure out, but fun when you do, an infinite combo exploit allows you to lock your opponent in a permanent world of pain. Successfully keep the combo going and there’s going to be absolutely nothing standing between your foe and sweet, digital death.

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