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Child Gets Nintendo 3DS Full of Porn For Christmas

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the gift-that-keeps-on-giving dept.

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dotarray writes "One Colorado family received more than they'd bargained for this Christmas when they gave five-year-old Braydon Giles a pre-owned Nintendo 3DS that apparently still contained 'graphic images' from a previous owner. From the article: 'Refurbishing is an art, as well as a craft. The whole point is to make a gadget feel pristine, even when it used to be owned by a cult leader, a scout leader or an exhibitionist. Sadly, someone in a Colorado GameStop stopped refurbishing before the job was complete. So much so that 5-year-old Braydon Giles opened his Xmas gift — a Nintendo 3DS — and discovered images of naked people doing less than pristine things. As Channel 9 News tells it, Braydon showed the 3DS to his brother Bryton. He wanted his help to remove these weird pictures. '"

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Greatest present ever (5, Funny)

atari2600a (1892574) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408773)

I would totally risk sexual traumatization at the age of 5 if it meant a free 3DS. I swear I'm going through like Miyamoto withdraw or something ever since I accidentally my Wii's firmware before Super Mario Galaxy 2 came out.

Re:Greatest present ever (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408805)

Yes, children can be traumatized [youtube.com] .

Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (5, Insightful)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408991)

discovered images of naked people doing less than pristine things

Sex act by itself is a part of nature.

Without sex acts, many higher form animals have no way to procreate.

When sex itself is deemed something that's not "pristine" something is very wrong - way beyond wrong .....

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409029)

Fucking pedophile. Go kill yourself.

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409047)

Well i dunno i've been on the internet a long time and i can tell you most of the stuff i've seen wouldn't result in procreation...especially the stuff involving animals, faeces or huge dildos.

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409127)

Killing is a part of nature. Without it, animals would starve. Therefore, when people have a problem with murder, something is very wrong...

Worst. Argument. Ever.

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (4, Funny)

froggymana (1896008) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409173)

Killing is a part of nature. Without it, animals would starve. Therefore, when people have a problem with murder, something is very wrong...

Worst. Argument. Ever.

While your argument there is bad, I'm not sure I would call it the worst one ever.

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409153)

Just as natural is the act of guarding the privacy of sex. It reinforces the advantages of the natural practice of monogamy in nature in general. Having sex in front of a camera is not the same as sex itself.

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409403)

No it does not, guarding the privacy of sex does not reinforce monogamy which is certainly a natural practice but not the natural practice that humans evolved. Monogamy is an artificial practice in humans, reinforced by religious dogma, originating when hereditary inheritance of property necessitated early human civilization to come up with the only fool proof way of ensuring paternity of children could be known.
Mans natural state is to beat lesser men into submission and then take as many mates as he can.

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (5, Insightful)

pwizard2 (920421) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409319)

Mod++ (if I had the points).

I swear, there's a bunch of goddamn prudes in this country (yet violence is ok for some reason). Sex is the most natural thing ever and nothing to be ashamed of.

Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (4, Funny)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409371)

Unless it's with Rosanne Barr or Rosie O'Donnell.

Re:Greatest present ever (1)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408839)

Hoe Hoe Hoe, Merry Pornmas.

My daughter STILL remembers the PC... (2)

mykepredko (40154) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409265)

My daughter, who has a hearing defect, was prescribed a listening program that only worked on - Windows 95.

This was in the early days of Windows XP, so finding a Windows 95 machine (or a set of disks) was somewhat hard.

I did manage to find one at a local electronics consignment store which claimed to have gone through and sanitized the system from the previous owner.

My seven year old daughter looked at the "Videos" folder and found somebody's collection of something that we could only described as "Jamacian Dungeon Porn". To use the vernacular of the article, these videos were not "pristine" and really quite disturbing.

She was pretty freaked out by them at the time and, ten years later, she still says she remembers the screams although she can't remember what was on the videos.

As for the store caring? We got the impression they were most upset at the idea we didn't save a copy of the videos for them.

I'm sure our story (and the one in the article) are pretty rare, but I can see the probability of something like this with "reconditioned" equipment is no where near approaching zero.

myke

Re:My daughter STILL remembers the PC... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409381)

somebody's collection of something that we could only described as "Jamacian Dungeon Porn

You...uh...wouldn't happen to uh....do you still have some?

Under Communism we won't have this problem (5, Funny)

For a Free Internet (1594621) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408777)

Because nobody will be named Braydon. Under Communism, people will all have awesome names that can only be expressed with Korean characters.

Re:Under Communism we won't have this problem (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408795)

Well, if I were dictator-for-life, everyone would be renamed "Gaylord".

Re:Under Communism we won't have this problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409289)

North Korea is Fabulous Korea!

Re:Under Communism we won't have this problem (1)

atari2600a (1892574) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408859)

Man Se Man Se Kim Jong-Il Jong Gul!

That explains my present... (5, Funny)

tbird81 (946205) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408793)

All I got was a bunch of simplistic children's games on my 3DS.

Re:That explains my present... (5, Funny)

davester666 (731373) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409095)

You're not holding it right.

"Quality Control" (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408799)

Best part of the article:
 
 

GameStop is currently researching this situation. We have a rigorous quality control process in place

As a former GameStop employee, I can personally attest to the fact that their "rigorous quality control process" consists of "Now don't get too stoned in the back room when you're on the clock."

Why did the moron parents have to publicize this? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408811)

Now their tragic tot will be forever google-linked to porno. What idiots!

Re:Why did the moron parents have to publicize thi (5, Funny)

ifiwereasculptor (1870574) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408875)

What did you expect from the folks who named their kids Bryton and Braydon?

Re:Why did the moron parents have to publicize thi (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409299)

my snob cousin and his ginger f%$k a-hole wife

Re:Why did the moron parents have to publicize thi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409373)

I hate them so much, they're the answer to any question involving kids with new age bullshit names like Bryton and Braydon.

Parents also to blame (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408819)

Yes, the store is at fault. But the parents do share a bit of it for NOT CHECKING the device, knowing it was a refurb and all.

Re:Parents also to blame (4, Insightful)

arth1 (260657) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408917)

I also question the uproar over a kid seeing sex, but no such uproar about children seeing violence and death.

Sure, the store should have wiped it, but why is this so much worse than, say, a violent movie parents will let kids watch? Unless it was rape or CP, I don't see why it should be singled out as heinous. Kids used to sleep in the same room as relatives having sex, and apparently that didn't explode their little minds.

Re:Parents also to blame (2)

BitZtream (692029) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409007)

Considering they were giving an Nintendo product, not a Sony product, theres a good chance they considered the likelyhood of the kid seeing intense violence anyway. Nintendo has traditionally had a pretty strong stance towards keeping things kid friendly.

I fully admit I haven't played a Nintendo game since I sold my Wii, but even then it was still pretty clear they target kid friendly.

You don't really have any indication to assume the parents are letting the kid watch Saw based on the information given so why don't you climb off your high horse and stop making retarded assumptions, mmm'kay?

Re:Parents also to blame (2)

arth1 (260657) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409027)

You don't really have any indication to assume the parents are letting the kid watch Saw based on the information given so why don't you climb off your high horse and stop making retarded assumptions, mmm'kay?

I know it's a lot to ask, but RTFA? GIving their kids access to violence was apparently no problem; only seeing sex was.

Re:Parents also to blame (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409109)

I don't really have a problem with a kid seeing either one, but I do agree that the "violence is okay, but sex is evil" mentality is absolutely idiotic.

Really? (1)

symbolset (646467) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408821)

Is this story not trite already? "Child's electronic gift with porn" runs every year at this time.

Re:Really? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408849)

Slashdot is really disappointing me. The least they could do would before to blame it on the 3DS being closed-source.

Re:Really? (1)

tbird81 (946205) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409267)

We've already had our yearly "Oxford dictionary has new word!" story for the year.

What we really need is news about a new version of Firefox, somebody doing something with a Raspberry Pi. And I can't live without reading stories about Samsung or Apple.

Make love not war (5, Insightful)

NettiWelho (1147351) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408827)

Someone care to do a cultural translation for an european why its okay for kids to play with tanks and guns(both seen in TFA video) yet them seeing naked people is like your kids life is ruined?

Re:Make love not war (1)

esldude (1157749) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408857)

Because even by age 5, in US culture, the child won't blink an eye at tanks and guns. He has seen hundreds already. Lots of simulated killing too. He, being a sheltered US child, has not seen porn. Therefore the trauma. Maybe porn should be introduced earlier in life when the child hasn't developed enough to do more than soak it all in as normal like is done for war-like behaviors and killing. Yes, I agree it is a messed up situation. No, I don't really think porn should be introduced earlier.

Re:Make love not war (2)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409115)

He, being a sheltered US child, has not seen porn. Therefore the trauma.

What trauma?

Re:Make love not war (5, Insightful)

GloomE (695185) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409143)

He, being a sheltered US child, has not seen porn. Therefore the trauma.

What trauma?

The trauma where the parents run around yelling THE SKY IS FALLING!

Re:Make love not war (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408861)

One of the major US political parties has strong ties/support from/panders too a Fundamentalist Christian segment of the population.

The other one has a similar relationship with busybody urban mothers who "Think of the Children".

Not that Australia is much different. *Sigh*

Re:Make love not war (2, Insightful)

evil_aaronm (671521) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408899)

I still don't see why nakedness should be considered "wrong." The Fundies support it, even if not openly, when they hide or relocate a priest that diddles boys. And aren't Republicans caught, now and then, in peccadilloes involving Congressional pages, or airport bathroom sex? They're obviously not bastions of sexual purity. So, again, why is seeing naked people "bad"? Wait - is this one of those "hypocritical" things?

Re:Make love not war (2)

slackware 3.6 (2524328) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408961)

"Do you like getting your dick sucked?
Do you like sucking dick?
If you don't like sucking dick you sir are a hypocrite."

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409395)

Do you like eating? Do you like getting eaten?
If you don't like getting eaten you sir are a hypocrite.

Re:Make love not war (0)

BitZtream (692029) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409025)

The Fundies support it, even if not openly, when they hide or relocate a priest that diddles boys.

Thats one of the most retarded thoughts I've seen in ages.

You think that hiding something you aren't proud of is the same as consenting? Wow, just wow. 'Fundies' don't 'support it' you idiot, otherwise they would be all about letting people know they do it. You typically hide things you don't want others knowing you do because you don't think its acceptable to be doing it. Your logic is about as ass backwards as it gets.

Re:Make love not war (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409209)

YES! if you're hiding something you KNOW is WRONG(whether you're proud of it or not has no relevance) then you ARE quietly supporting/consenting it, especially if what you're hiding is a crime, it's called aiding and abetting.

You typically hide things you don't want others knowing you do because you don't think its acceptable to be doing it..

So true but you pass an event horizon when what you are hiding is a crime, especially when you're aware that it's a crime and the fact that it is are a part of the reason you are hiding it.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409057)

Yes. It is one of those "hypocritical" things, and the hypocrisy here is all yours.

Are you saying what the priests did is, or is not, wrong--or both at the same time, without even bothering to have more than a couple words separating your position reversal?

The position of the Catholic Church would be what they did was wrong. Your position on it remains entirely unclear.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409121)

Are you just an idiot? He talked about how nakedness shouldn't be considered wrong, not about how having sex with little boys shouldn't be considered wrong. Apparently the latter is okay to certain people, but a lot of people have problems with the former.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409185)

I still don't see why nakedness should be considered "wrong." The Fundies support it, even if not openly, when they hide or relocate a priest that diddles boys.

No, I'm just a guy who can read. As an exercise for your own ability to do so, please state what the word "it" refers to in this sentence, specifically. "Two different things" is valid according to neither English nor logic.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409217)

You might be able to read, but you cannot comprehend what you read. If you could, you'd be able to figure out what he was saying without being so pedantic. Actually, chances are you know exactly what he said but are just trolling.

Re:Make love not war (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409145)

Do you not understand that most of the American Fundamentalist Christian "movement" is Baptists (Southern and otherwise), who are possibly the only group who hates Catholic Priests more than 12-years old boys? Yes, some of the Fundamentalists are hard-line Catholics and those ones are arguably hypocritical about it, but they're the minority. And the flavors of Christian churches that don't teach clerical celibacy are strangely unblighted by pedophilia scandals -- almost as though limiting sex to marriage is less psychologically harmful than total sexual repression, or as though selecting for people who are willing to have absolutely no _known_ sexual relationships inadvertently selects for those whose sexual desires must already be concealed for other reasons (i.e. pedophiles).

Re:Make love not war (5, Insightful)

aardvarkjoe (156801) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408871)

Given that most European countries have laws against selling pornography to minors (albeit that exactly what is banned and what is not depends on the specific country and culture, ranging from more strict to more lax than the laws in the U.S.), perhaps you should consult with people closer to home?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornography_by_region#Europe [wikipedia.org]

Re:Make love not war (4, Interesting)

astro (20275) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408955)

I think you miss the point of the question, or at least a very important point here. Nudity != pornography, at least in Europe. It is not at all rare to see nudity in commercials or programs in much of European TV, for example, even on, say, Viva, the German analogue to MTV. Which is of course watched by kids.

Now this in itself may be off topic to the original post here, as it does sound that what the child found on the 3DS could be considered pornography most anywhere. I still think it is a very interesting set of questions: Where does the line between art, or documentary photography, and porn lie? How does this vary by country, or regionally? At what age is nudity ok for people to view? And what age pornography? What affect does viewing such "too early" have?

Now, I'm ultra-liberal. I don't believe pornography should be regulated for adults, and I believe that education is the best defense, not regulation beyond reason (again, entirely subjective).

So, apologies for being off-topic, but I think parent should think twice before dismissing the question of differing cultural and national attitudes toward nudity.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409161)

Where does the line between art, or documentary photography, and porn lie?

That's easy. It lies somewhere between the genitals and anus, and is called the taint.

Re:Make love not war (-1, Troll)

Phoghat (1288088) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408877)

Americans = sexually repressed gun nuts (hope that cleared it up for you)

Re:Make love not war (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409045)

I am an American, with no guns, and am not sexually repressed.
When you speak in absolutes, it only takes one example to prove your entire statement incorrect.

Don't worry, one day you'll learn that people are actually different, and no two are alike.
Until that day however, please stop filling slashdot with posts of complete lies.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408897)

I don't know of any countries where pornography is permitted, or even suggested as "should be ok but still illegal" for a 5 year old.

Hint: Porn isn't pictures of naked people. It's pictured showing erotic behaviour. Pornography doesn't even require pictures of "privates" or breasts to be porn. Heck, if you include people outside of popular opinion, porn doesn't even require pictures of people!

Re:Make love not war (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409149)

I don't know of any countries where pornography is permitted, or even suggested as "should be ok but still illegal" for a 5 year old.

That might be because people fall for the "save the children" rhetoric time and time again.

Hint: Porn isn't pictures of naked people. It's pictured showing erotic behaviour. Pornography doesn't even require pictures of "privates" or breasts to be porn. Heck, if you include people outside of popular opinion, porn doesn't even require pictures of people!

Porn can be anything.

Re:Make love not war (1)

MaskedSlacker (911878) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409393)

Porn can be anything.

The censors are going to have a field day with this one.

Re:Make love not war (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408903)

Care to do a cultural translation as to why Euros feel the need to ask this idiotic question that they already know the answer to in every single story/article ever about children being exposed to graphic pornography?

Re:Make love not war (5, Insightful)

Evtim (1022085) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409037)

Poking silliness should never stop, otherwise the silly might decide they got it right...

Re:Make love not war (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409075)

For the same reason people make fun of the Dear Leader in articles about North Korea. It's a culture so fucking insane outsiders simply can't understand it.

Simple odds (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408911)

Chance of kid getting access a tank? Close to nil.

Chance of kid getting to play with a Peter or Dolores? Too high.

Re:Simple odds (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409167)

Chance of kid getting access a tank?

Kids don't need tanks; they have hands and arms.

Chance of kid getting to play with a Peter or Dolores? Too high.

I'm sure they'd never try to have sex if it wasn't for that porn they saw! They'd never try to hurt others because they saw a violent movie, but they would try to simulate porn!

Yes, odds. These things almost never happen. It is you that needs to take odds into account.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408923)

I'll take a shot at it. It's because it is conceptually clear that tanks and guns have the effect of defending, or attacking, the interests of others. Such clarity is easy for even someone young to mentally understand. Fucking is indirect fraud of the person fucked, and conceptually indirect to the degree not only that young people are unlikely to understand that aspect of it, but indirect enough that people can do very well in being unchallenged when denying this, such as yourself.

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409189)

It's because it is conceptually clear that tanks and guns have the effect of defending, or attacking, the interests of others.

Right, and when they're mowing down all those innocents in a Grand Theft Auto game, I'm sure that's what they're keeping in mind.

Fucking is indirect fraud of the person fucked, and conceptually indirect to the degree not only that young people are unlikely to understand that aspect of it, but indirect enough that people can do very well in being unchallenged when denying this

Children are probably ignorant of many things, but that doesn't mean they'll be traumatized if they see them. I don't have a problem with violence or porn, but idiots who have a problem with porn but not violence lack intelligence to such a degree that they shouldn't have even had a kid to begin with.

Human sentimentality. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408999)

An interest in sex implies a lack of winsome purity and innocence. Parents do not want their kids to grow up and lose that, ever. And while they know they can't prevent it, this specific interest really throws the issue in their faces, so they have huge emotional reactions against it.

Kids are violent from the moment they are born. An interest in anything violence-related does not carry this same implication of corrupted adulthood.

None of this makes sense logically, of course, but the parts of the brain having these responses are pure emotion. As such, they are both far more determinative of human behavior, and far more dangerous, than logic can ever be.

Re:Human sentimentality. (5, Interesting)

arth1 (260657) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409389)

Kids are violent from the moment they are born.

They're also sexual from the moment they are born. Not to the same extent as when hitting puberty, but certainly not asexual cherubs.
Some repress and deny that they themselves were sexual creatures even as children, quite possibly out of guilt, thinking it was themselves there was something wrong with.

But pictures of grown-ups? Largely uninteresting to a five year old boy, I should think. To him, it would be a lemon party - something to say "yuck" at and delete.
Which apparently he tried to do, and it was his father who blew a fuse, not the kid. Sure, the kid is probably traumatized now, by his father's behavior.
And unless he changes his name, likely to be ridiculed in a few years in school, when classmates enter his name in a search engine. All thanks to dad, who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame, but apparently didn't give a flying fuck about causing his kids problems.

Talking snakes and rib women (5, Funny)

Okian Warrior (537106) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409097)

Someone care to do a cultural translation for an european why its okay for kids to play with tanks and guns(both seen in TFA video) yet them seeing naked people is like your kids life is ruined?

Because the universe was created by an all-powerful all-knowing being who came down to us in the form of a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father who can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master.

He can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

He has defined a category of behaviours which are biologically imperative but which we should not do, lest he judge us unworthy in his eyes and stick us in his personal torture chamber for all eternity.

Showing naked people to children encourages them to have sex in ways which are not permitted, which will get them sent to the eternal torture chamber.

Does this answer your question?

Re:Talking snakes and rib women (4, Insightful)

arth1 (260657) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409391)

He has defined a category of behaviours which are biologically imperative but which we should not do, lest he judge us unworthy in his eyes and stick us in his personal torture chamber for all eternity.

You forgot "but he loves us!"
And he needs money.

Re:Make love not war (2)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409213)

I'm actually going to answer this stupid old argument: Because Gun Violence is not something that "tempting" or a kid could jump into thinking nothing bad would likely happen. Sex however is something any kid can do, and the chances of it destroying their lives is relatively low from their limit perspective. The chance that the kid will decide to have risky sex at a young age is well above 50% and the impact of viewing porn on that would be rather significant.

The chance that a kid is going to kill someone is probably less than 1 in 100,000 and the affect violent videogames or images have on this is almost negligible.

You let your kid watch 4hrs of porn a day, and I'll let mine play halflife. Lets see who ends up in prison first.

Re:Make love not war (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409243)

Lets see who ends up in prison first.

Neither of them?

Re:Make love not war (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409287)

and the affect violent videogames or images have on this is almost negligible.

Oh, of course, but porn will make them have sex. And we know this is all true because you said so.

Re:Make love not war (0)

tbird81 (946205) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409285)

Can you tell me why you call yourself a European, rather than a German, a Spaniard, a Belgian or wherever you're actually from?

People from Africa will tell you the country they are from. People from the US will tell you the state they are from.

Are you ashamed of your country or something? Or do you just like to play the "smarmy European" role?

Re:Make love not war (1)

tbird81 (946205) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409293)

Or are you Austrian [independent.co.uk] ?

Re:Make love not war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409305)

Have you seen some of the people they put in porn? I'd rather watch people be decapitated and run through chipper shredders than see those fat fucks boning those leathery looking women with the badly done fake tits.

Re:Make love not war (5, Insightful)

Kjella (173770) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409309)

Yes, Americans do have some serious issues with nudity in non-sexual context but from TFA there's every indication that this was porn or at least erotic images and we don't let kids have that in Europe either. I wouldn't care at all if my kid got a half second nipple flash during the Superbowl, for all I care we could go to a nude beach but I would get pretty pissed if I bought a 3DS for my kid and it had porn on it. As for violence, there's degrees to everything - I don't remember exactly how old I was when we first started pointing plastic guns and saying "bang bang you're dead" but I wasn't that old yet it wasn't exactly like seeing Saving Private Ryan. I wouldn't worry one bit if my kid was laughing his ass off at the Road Runner tricking Wile E. Coyote to fall down a cliff, there will come a time and place where it's natural to talk about the difference between play violence and reality.

I'm guessing a good time would be around the first time I find - or hear a wish for some semi-realistic FPS game, if you're old enough to pretend running around shooting people/monsters you're old enough for that talk too. About real people that don't respawn, that don't have magic medikits to fix them, that experience genuine fear and terror at gunpoint, that end up crippled or scarred for life or die bleeding out in the gutter, about widows and orphans, friends and family left behind. But there's a time and place for that talk, just like when your five year old want to play house with a mommy and a daddy it's still not time for the "okay, but remember to use a condom" talk. What next, are you going to point out the electric car track I had wasn't realistic because the car would be totaled and the driver dead if it crashed like that? Reality will get gritty enough in time.

market testing a new model.... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408841)

3DS XXX-L

Next year: Nintendo 3XS (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42408855)

Don't worry, most 5-year-olds won't make the connection.

Why is the human body so evil? (2)

PoopMonkey (932637) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408869)

Seriously, if the dad thinks his kid is never gonna set tits, pussy, and/or cock, he's deluded.

Re:Why is the human body so evil? (-1, Troll)

BitZtream (692029) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409063)

Yes, everything is appropriate for children to see even if they'll see it later. While the nudity thing isn't a big deal, sex is a complex issue that needs to come as late as possible in life, it almost universally happens BEFORE kids understand what they are actually doing thanks in large part to hormones kicking into high gear.

Eventually everything dies so we should intentionally expose kids to executions right from the start, lets make sure they have no value or fear of death at all. I nominate you for the example execution.

Your nick shows you're clearly mature and well adjusted so you clearly have an insightful, well thought out comment here, my bad for not getting it.

Re:Why is the human body so evil? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409183)

If the hormones are going to kick in regardless (and they are), then I would suggest you should probably prepare them for sex before that happens. As opposed to trying to put it off until after they've done something stupid due to said hormones.

Re:Why is the human body so evil? (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409197)

Your nick shows you're clearly mature

How relevant to the issue at hand! Here, allow me to arbitrarily decide that you're not mature based on your name on Slashdot...

Re:Why is the human body so evil? (2)

flimflammer (956759) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409215)

...wow, really? Their bodies are already going nuts on hormones and yet you still don't think it's time to teach your kids about sex?

You are the problem.

Re:Why is the human body so evil? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409301)

It depends upon the nature of those images.

There is nothing wrong with a kid seeing a naked human body. Indeed, a lot of them will see naked human bodies prior to reaching puberty. I doubt that seeing sex is dangerous for their well being. Indeed, a lot of them will be exposed to sex prior to reaching puberty.

The problem is that a lot of sexual images are about sexual fantasies that may be dangerous, ranging from encouraging gender stereotypes to making children more susceptible to adult predators. It's not that sex is evil, but certain types of sexual acts are evil.

Given that these images were put on a 3DS then the 3DS was returned to the store, it is quite probable that their purpose was not innocent

Re:Why is the human body so evil? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409407)

but certain types of sexual acts are evil.

What? Such as? As long as it's consensual, it's fine.

it is quite probable that their purpose was not innocent

Actually, it's quite probable that the parents are oversensitive trash.

Translation (4, Insightful)

matt-fu (96262) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408883)

Rookie dad totally forgets that five year old life is highly focused on things interesting to a five year old and not at all focused on boring things like long speeches and naked people. Five year old is understandably interested at father figure whose freakout knob is set to 11. Later, five year old sees dad preening for the camera and thinks it looks like a good time, joins in.

This kid would have totally forgotten it if not for his dad's reaction. I weep for the culture which has to deal with this guy's kids 15 years from now.

Re:Translation (3, Interesting)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409331)

I assure you, having seen my first porn at around age 6 or so, courtesy of another kid down the street whose Dad didn't hide his collection very well, that you don't actually forget that you saw it even if your parents have no idea you saw it. I can't remember for the life of me anything about it, but I knew it was porn.

Don't feel sorry for the parents (1)

xQuarkDS9x (646166) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408909)

I can not feel sorry for the parents at all, period. How hard would it have been for them to turn the device on and see what if any personal data was on it and then delete it all? Friends of mine have bought used phones over the years and they would occasionally have a device full of personal family photos, videos, apps, you name it.

Re:Don't feel sorry for the parents (1)

cdrudge (68377) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408943)

How hard would it have been for them to turn the device on and see what if any personal data was on it and then delete it all?

How many parents that have bought a 3DS even realize that it can take and/or store pictures? If that number is anywhere above 10%, I'd be shocked.

Re:Don't feel sorry for the parents (1)

flimflammer (956759) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409225)

Given that it's a feature prominently labeled on the box? I'd sure hope it's higher than 10%. Parents that seriously don't know what they're buying their children are among the worst.

Re:Don't feel sorry for the parents (1)

Phroggy (441) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409193)

Typically when giving someone a gift, you don't try it out first before giving it to them; you allow the recipient the opportunity to experience whatever initial setup may be required (even if you have to help them with it). This 3DS was used, but there's a reasonable expectation that it was sold in a "like new" condition; the hardware may be worn, but I would expect the software to behave exactly like turning on a brand new unit for the first time.

I don't blame the parents here (although they did choose silly names for their kids). And I don't really blame the individual employee who allowed this to happen. The root of the problem is GameStop's corporate culture.

Mrs. Claus must be heartbroken after hearing this. (1)

chronokitsune3233 (2170390) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408947)

Poor Mrs. Claus... I guess she just doesn't do it for ol' Saint Nick anymore.

Forget video games ... (2)

PPH (736903) | about a year and a half ago | (#42408967)

... buy the kid a Bible instead ....... No, wait. Forget that!

GameStop... (3, Funny)

scottnix (951749) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409023)

Put the X *sun glasses* in X-mas Yeaaaahhhhhh!!

The Dad is an idiot (3, Interesting)

BitZtream (692029) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409093)

While I would be pissed if this happened to me as well, lets look at a quote from the full article:

"You can't un-see this. He's five years old. Maybe when he's 18 or 20 maybe he won't know anything about it but he's not going to forget about it tomorrow,"

I'll bet a months pay that unless someone reminds him, he won't remember it in a week. He might not forget it tomorrow, but in a week he'll be long past it. By the time next christmas comes around he won't remember a thing that happened this christmas unless you bring it up to him and point it out, if you ask him what he got for christmas last year he'd probably have to put serious effort into thinking about it. His mind has far more important things to worry about ... like being a fucking 5 year old and playing video games themselves or playing with his friends/toys.

On that same note however, when he's 18 or 20, he probably WILL remember it and picture it in his quest to satisfy himself when he can't get a date or some else to do it. Of course, at that point he'll be looking at any sexually arousing thing on the planet and wanting to bone its brains out so its really stupid to care.

This guy is just trying to blow it out of proportion to extort some money from GameStop. Fucking leech.

Classic (1)

Microsift (223381) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409123)

I bought a refurbished Wii from GameStop, still had the previous owner's saved games, Netflix account (which works by the way), credits on the Nintendo store. They made no effort to clean the system whatsoever.

Gamestop Fail (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409131)

I process returns at a retail store, this situation happened at the location I work at. It was with a digital camera instead of a 3ds, but otherwise the same. The parent complained, and a new policy was set of sending all returned electronics with internal memory back to the manufacturer for a reset. You can't expect someone working at minimum wage to know how to operate every electronic device the store sells, and how to do the factory reset (if it even has such a function). Many of the units are uncharged, which requires charging the battery beforehand in order to wipe it.

TBH I saw this coming a mile away when I first heard of the DSi having a camera. I'm just waiting for the case of a refurbished 3ds with pics a teenager took of themselves nude.

Damn criminals.... (1)

TheBrando (2766143) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409139)

Maybe people should quit stealing shit......

Refurbished price (1)

StealthSock (634668) | about a year and a half ago | (#42409165)

Who buys a refurbished 3DS over a new one these days? The Gamestop price on a used one is currently $159.99 while they sell new ones for $169.99.

Re:Refurbished price (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409263)

Maybe they bought it in the store, for considerably less? Local stores often have prices and sales well below the list price for used equipment.

Um... this is news? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409231)

Been there, done that. PSPs have been sold more than once in that condition. DS/DSi as well.

#WindowsRage (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42409345)

WindowsRage

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