I lost in street fighter by getting low kicked to death.

I tell my opponent

you _________ed me (to death)


I beat a difficult boss in a video game by exploiting a glitch.

I beat UberBoss by __________ing him.

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    I've heard that called "cheesing" ... here is an example of using the term 'cheese' in a title of a "discussion" reddit.com/r/gametales/comments/34tkev/… – Tom22 Jan 14 '17 at 0:11
  • Hadouken Spamming? – Elliott Frisch Jan 14 '17 at 0:11
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    It's amazing to me that some people expect that English will have a readymade word for every aspect of a technology that's been introduced a weekend ago. Those guys that invented English sure did a good job. – John Lawler Jan 14 '17 at 0:13
  • cheating? hitting below the belt? – Drew Jan 14 '17 at 0:24
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    Possible duplicate of Origins of the gaming term "cheese strategy" – user105360 Jan 14 '17 at 6:51

Though unofficial (and bad?) English perhaps an idea from Urban Dictionary would work. As mentioned in comments a 'official' dictionary may be tricky to find for something so new!

glitching The act of exploiting glitches, errors, mistakes, or a bug in a system for harmless fun or devious mischief.

Glitching can also mean that a system, such as a computer, is experiencing many glitches and technical problems at once.
He has been at the bank glitching that ATM machine all night...


You may consider using the words "trick" or "deceive" in an appropriate form. The words are applicable in any context, including video games.

trick: cunningly deceive or outwit.


A word I might is gyp

Informal: Sometimes Offensive. To defraud or rob by some sharp practice; swindle; cheat.

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