Aliasing is the stair-step effect achieved when attempting to represent a smooth curve using a finite number of discrete pixels. Of course, all computer displays consist of a finite number of pixels, and many strategies have been devised to smooth the jagged edges with varying degrees of success.
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux are writing video game rendering software for the next big first-person shooter, and they don't know much about any of the progress made in the field of anti-aliasing. Therefore, they've decided to use a very simplistic (and visually unappealing) method to smooth the ragged edges. Unfortunately, it blurs the entire image, but at least it gets rid of those jaggies!
Normally, the game displays in m x n pixels, but they perform an extra anti-aliasing step that converts that image into an (m - 1) x (n - 1) image. Nobody will notice a pixel missing from each dimension, and they can calculate the new pixels by averaging squares of 4 pixels from the original image (and rounding down). For example, the images below represent the original image (left) and the anti-aliased image (right) using numbers to represent varying shades of black and white.