Triumphant Cheating and Deep Subversive Play

I, like many, many other game players recently, have begun playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX:HR).  I am not really any good at aiming on a console.  I’m very much a mouse and keyboard kind of person.  And even then, I stick to games that have a low reaction time requirement.  So why did I decide to play DX:HR?  Part of it was because I saw everyone else playing it, and part of it was that my roommate played it and it looked like some fun.  But what really got me to playing the game was that it was a game that supposedly let you play however you wanted.  I was interested in seeing how they did it.  I was also interested, keenly so, in breaking it.

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