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Pornographic images turn up on refurbished 3DS

Postby robometal cowboy » 27 Dec 2012 15:36

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Re: Pornographic images turn up on refurbished 3DS

Postby siavm » 27 Dec 2012 15:42

Will someone please think of the children.
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Postby shellshocker » 27 Dec 2012 15:43

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Seriously, this is really sad.
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Postby jraics » 27 Dec 2012 15:44

Hahahaha, that's great! They act like the kid is scarred for life or something. It's just the human body and sex. He'll see/hear worse in school. I'm so sick of this PC world we're living in.

On a similar note, I wish I could be a fly on the wall of the kid who got my used copy of Animal Crossing! All the characters say random sh*t, like taint, chode, and grundle.

Also, autoplay...boo.
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Postby TSweirdo » 27 Dec 2012 15:53

Man that's terrible to have your Christmas ruined like that. I can't imagine how "Santa" must feel knowing that the 3DS he himself got the kid ended up having porn on it. Obviously he must feel really bad but still.

Also, shouldn't Gamestop have checked the machine first before reselling it to make sure that there wasn't anything inappropriate on it? Or better yet shouldn't the guy who made the pictures in the first place have the fucking decency to delete the images before giving it to Gamestop?
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Postby Smitty89 » 27 Dec 2012 15:55

They act like there were pictures of murdured people on it or something. Gosh!

Still, shame on whoever is responsible for that (not just GameStop).
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Re: Pornographic images turn up on refurbished 3DS

Postby RayDoit » 27 Dec 2012 15:58

Just as much the parents fault for not checking. Definitely could go back to the retailer and ask for compensation.
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Postby Mako » 27 Dec 2012 15:59

First, please put after the jump due to auto play.

Second, why are they crying from seeing porn? They act as if someone just died. I realize he is young, but come on...

Third, the kid called it a DS a few times. Even the people getting these things don't know what its called. :P
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Postby Autosaver » 27 Dec 2012 16:00

Are people forgetting he is 5?

Most parents don't want their parents exposed to sexual content at the age. Even movies and games tend to block out the entire thing. I do agree it was overdramatic though.

..And why didn't the Gamestop reformat the 3DS? They usually do when they get a device.
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Postby Tyeforce » 27 Dec 2012 16:03

I'm sorry, but this story is so ridiculous, on both sides. For one, it's absolutely ridiculous that GameStop doesn't wipe the SD cards on used systems like this. But the whole situation was just way more dramatic and over the top than in needed to be. It's just porn, it's not like it's some horrific shock image. Yeah, maybe it's weird or uncomfortable for the kid, but by the parent making such a huge deal out of the situation, it only makes it worse! The kid only thinks it's such horrible thing because of the scene his dad made. If, when the kid told his dad about the images, he would have just said something like "oh, you're right, you shouldn't be seeing those, it looks like someone made a mistake," took the system, deleted the photos, and returned it without making it out to be such a nightmare, then they wouldn't have this huge issue and Christmas wouldn't have been "ruined." There didn't need to be any tears that day. I don't understand the crying in the first place.
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Postby zyxion1 » 27 Dec 2012 16:07

Seriously why are they crying. Oh did any one else notice the 5yr old said "Dad I found p**n" and not "nasty" or "dirty" pictures Where'd he get that from?
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Postby CrispyGoomba » 27 Dec 2012 16:08

@Autosaver They format the system, and forget about the SD card.
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Postby andrelol3 » 27 Dec 2012 16:12

Well, if this parent knew how to deal with children, he would have 3 choices:

1. Little kids don't know and don't care what sex is. So, if you don't make a big deal out of it, the kid will forget about the images the next day.

2. If it is a older kid, he will want to know what the photos were about. You could give partial explanation about it and the the kid to don't worry about it. The kid will also forget about the next day.

3. If the kid is 9 or 10 years old... Well, c'mon, he knows what those images are and he thinks it's awesome. In fact, when you are 9 or 10 you learn about sex on school (yeah, it's part of the curriculum, at least where I live). You don't need to worry about it at all.

HOWEVER this genius parent choose to react in a different way:

He freaked out, called a TV station and now the kid will NEVER forget about it and there is very high chances of him being scared of sex when he gets older because these images are now a traumatic event for him.

Good job, dad, good job!
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Postby Autosaver » 27 Dec 2012 16:13

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He gets a 3DSXL now though and a bunch of games.

..I'd take a free 3DS! :D
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Re: Pornographic images turn up on refurbished 3DS

Postby jraics » 27 Dec 2012 16:14

Tyeforce wrote:I'm sorry, but this story is so ridiculous, on both sides. For one, it's absolutely ridiculous that GameStop doesn't wipe the SD cards on used systems like this. But the whole situation was just way more dramatic and over the top than in needed to be. It's just porn, it's not like it's some horrific shock image. Yeah, maybe it's weird or uncomfortable for the kid, but by the parent making such a huge deal out of the situation, it only makes it worse! The kid only thinks it's such horrible thing because of the scene his dad made. If, when the kid told his dad about the images, he would have just said something like "oh, you're right, you shouldn't be seeing those, it looks like someone made a mistake," took the system, deleted the photos, and returned it without making it out to be such a nightmare, then they wouldn't have this huge issue and Christmas wouldn't have been "ruined." There didn't need to be any tears that day. I don't understand the crying in the first place.


Agreed. What could've been a father/son learning opportunity turned into "let's call the local news and get on tv" tearfest.
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Postby Tyeforce » 27 Dec 2012 16:18

Autosaver wrote:Are people forgetting he is 5?

Most parents don't want their parents exposed to sexual content at the age. Even movies and games tend to block out the entire thing. I do agree it was overdramatic though.

..And why didn't the Gamestop reformat the 3DS? They usually do when they get a device.

Still, it's just porn. At 5 years old, the kid probably didn't even know what he was looking at. Until his father made a big deal about it, that is. Then the poor kid's left confused and worried, probably asking all kinds of questions about it, trying to understand why it's wrong that he saw those pictures.

Of course, if pornography wasn't so taboo in our culture, this probably wouldn't have been an issue. Yeah, porn may not be appropriate for children, but there are many things that aren't; drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, guns, swear words, etc. Yet we let children know of, see, and in some cases even be around many of these things, but when it comes to harmless porn, oh no, it's the end of the world! Guess what? It's not that big of a deal! But if you make it out to be one, then it becomes one.

Also, reformatting the system doesn't delete photos, videos, and recordings on the SD card. They probably did reformat the system. Still, GameStop could at least format the SD cards, too.
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Re: Pornographic images turn up on refurbished 3DS

Postby MichaelJacksonGhost » 27 Dec 2012 16:20

You obviously either don't have children or don't understand/respect the idea of sexuality. It is not something that a 5 year old should be exposed to nor be attempting to understand at that age, period. Just because you jerk off to it everyday doesn't make it a normality.
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Postby Garlador » 27 Dec 2012 16:21

I think the issue is less about the porn, and more about the fact that this dad thought he was giving his kids the perfect Christmas gift. He didn't look like a very wealthy man, and even a refurbished 3DS are pretty hefty investments for a parent to make for their kids at Christmas. So he hears his children want one, he scraps his money together, he goes out and he asks for one at Gamestop and trusts it'll be as good as new.

Christmas comes, his five year old he loves gets the gift he wants from Santa... and it includes images that, let's be honest, no five year old should see and no parent in their right mind would want their five year old to see.

You can say "it's just porn" and laugh it off, but, c'mon, this kid's Christmas was tarnished and the dad's loving gift to his child was tainted. Imagine buying someone you loved the perfect gift and putting your heart into it, only for it to be defective or, in this case, outright inappropriate without you being aware of it. It's heartbreaking.

I can empathize with the dad. Call it "overdramatic", but the dad is absolutely in the right here. That stuff shouldn't have been on the 3DS, Gamestop should have done their job better, and that kid shouldn't have had to see that on his Christmas morning with his new game system. I'm sure it won't "scar" him for life, but he's five, and the dad looked like he poured a lot of his love and money into a gift for his children, sacrificed to make it special.

Unless you're Scrooge himself, I don't see how you can think he wouldn't be heartbroken to find out his gift from Santa exposed his five year old to pornography. If it happened to me, I'd be just as upset, if not more so. Maybe the positive out of this is some good Samaritan can send the family some kid-appropriate games or something.
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Postby TheWon » 27 Dec 2012 16:32

MichaelJacksonGhost wrote:You obviously either don't have children or don't understand/respect the idea of sexuality. It is not something that a 5 year old should be exposed to nor be attempting to understand at that age, period. Just because you jerk off to it everyday doesn't make it a normality.
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Postby CorusFace » 27 Dec 2012 16:34

i am glad we have so many responsible fathers on the forums who have experienced years of parenthood, so ready to give their child-rearing expertise to such an obvious moron who clearly has no idea what he is doing as a parent and is abysmally misguided in his philosophy on what makes a good father. what a douchebag!

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Postby bomblord » 27 Dec 2012 16:37

I'm going to look more into it before saying anything definitive but I remember reading that being exposed to sexual charged material at a young age can cause serious psychological issues later in life.
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Postby Dinosaur Rex » 27 Dec 2012 16:42

Oh no PORN!, naked people!

Haha, at that age you still shower with your parents, naked people should be natural for you at that age, if not, there must be something wrong with you.

Also, I doubt it was hardcore porn, it must have been some people naked, or having sex.

Also, what's wrong with the people on this forums, "your kids should not be exposed to porn", that's the main reason there are teenagers getting pregnant, they are not informed about that stuff and only follow what they think they want.
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Postby mariomaniac45213 » 27 Dec 2012 16:43

I mean I can understand his fathers pain. He wanted his kids to have the best possible Christmas they could. However, he should've checked before hand and IMO the crying looked kinda fake/stage plus from experience growing up in a rough neighborhood/ghetto (they're obviously poor and look like they live in the ghetto) you grow up faster in the ghetto. You learn more in the streets than wealthy/sheltered children. So I wouldn't be surprised if he knew about that type of stuff. When I was 13 growing up in the ghetto a lot kids his age were already talking about sex/porn and violence and cursing.
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Re: Pornographic images turn up on refurbished 3DS

Postby Snesboy » 27 Dec 2012 16:44

Big deal. Cheapskate parents shouldn't have bought a refurb.
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Re: Pornographic images turn up on refurbished 3DS

Postby Waynebrizzle » 27 Dec 2012 16:46

bomblord wrote:I'm going to look more into it before saying anything definitive but I remember reading that being exposed to sexual charged material at a young age can cause serious psychological issues later in life.


There's no way that's true. There are thousands, maybe millions of kids that have walked in on their parents having sex.

I'm not saying you should just show your children a bunch of sexually explicit images, but an accidental exposure is hardly going to scar them. I can totally see why the parents are upset, because somebody in the refurbishing process messed up, but their child is probably going to be okay.
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