Why Did Video Games Have Cheat Codes?

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Many people who played video games in their youth probably remember mashing in a complex string of commands in order to unlock cheat codes. The commands had to be timed just right and done in a specific order but if you managed to input them correctly, you would unlock unlimited lives, unlimited ammo, super speed, and other game-breaking advantages…

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