Research – Cheating in games is infectious and unpopular

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 01:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A new University of Tampa paper examines the results of a study into the Steam community and found that those who cheat in games tend to pass the habit along to others. Researchers checked out the 700,000 cheaters among Steam’s 12 million members, as well detailed activity of 10,000 volunteer accounts, and found cheaters rapidly lose non-cheating friends, but friends of cheaters end up cheating themselves.

Thanks, Gamefront.



  1. Lounds

    I used to be part of a MW2 clan, until clan leader thought it would be fun to use hacks, then all members one by one started doing it, so I left them.

    #1 3 years ago

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