EA Patents Fraud Detection System to Clamp Down on Cheaters

Cheating in video games is a difficult concept to define, as most games are built around providing the player with a challenge or an obstacle to overcome, along with the means through which to overcome it. But underneath their presentation, games are simply programs, and there is no way for a program to understand the intentions of game design, or the way it is meant to be played, therefore if players can find an unintended way around the game’s challenges, the game has no choice but to accept it.