Why Are Gamers So Much Better Than Scientists At Catching Fraud?

I’ve argued before that buggy games are a leading indicator of changes in average software quality; gamers like finding exploits, and exploits are a variety of bug, so they end up uncovering quality issues fast. But there’s also a cultural difference: gamers seem to expect higher quality software. The fact that games are not a means to an end, but are the end itself, makes gamers more sensitive to quality issues than many other software users—and, in the case highlighted in the article, much more aware of fraud.