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A systematic classification of cheating in online games. / Yan, Jeff; Randell, Brian.

NetGames '05 Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Network and system support for games. New York : ACM, 2005. p. 1-9.

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Yan, J & Randell, B 2005, A systematic classification of cheating in online games. in NetGames '05 Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Network and system support for games. ACM, New York, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1145/1103599.1103606

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Yan, J., & Randell, B. (2005). A systematic classification of cheating in online games. In NetGames '05 Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Network and system support for games (pp. 1-9). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1103599.1103606

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Yan J, Randell B. A systematic classification of cheating in online games. In NetGames '05 Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Network and system support for games. New York: ACM. 2005. p. 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1145/1103599.1103606

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Yan, Jeff ; Randell, Brian. / A systematic classification of cheating in online games. NetGames '05 Proceedings of 4th ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Network and system support for games. New York : ACM, 2005. pp. 1-9

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