It's there, and you know how to use it. It's an exploit or a glitch or some imbalance in the AI. Morally, it's wrong. But what if everyone else is doing it? Or just the potential for them doing it?
Jamie Madigan, well known as the gamer with the Ph.D in psychology, tackles an adaptation of the classic "Prisoner's Dilemma " by applying it to glitching. Writing on his personal blog (and also in his columns for GameSetWatch and Gamasutra), Madigan examines what choices and outcomes - foreseen and unforeseen - govern a gaming community's reaction to the presence of a trump exploit, like Modern Warfare 2's notorious Javelin Glitch, so disproportionately powerful that using it got players banned even though no modding was involved.