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Child Gets Nintendo 3DS Full of Porn For Christmas 370

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from the gift-that-keeps-on-giving dept.
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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Child Gets Nintendo 3DS Full of Porn For Christmas

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  • by atari2600a (1892574) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @11:38PM (#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.
    • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 27, 2012 @11:44PM (#42408805)

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

      • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:26AM (#42408991) Journal

        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 .....

        • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:37AM (#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: (Score:2, Insightful)

          by Anonymous Coward

          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.

          • by froggymana (1896008) on Friday December 28, 2012 @01:02AM (#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.

            • by Jessified (1150003) on Friday December 28, 2012 @03:53AM (#42409631)

              Actually it's a valid point...I mean if movies depicting gore and senseless killing are merely rated R, but movies depicting sex with genitals and penetration are X-Rated, what does that tell you about our priorities?

              Sex is more traumatizing that decapitation and evisceration, apparently. Think "Saw" vs pretty much any porno, even the lighter stuff.

              • Personally I would have rather watched a deception on replay than have seen the horror that is goatse, lemonparty, meatspin, and 2 girls 1 cup and related videos..

                • ...decapitation....stupid autocorrect on phone >.

                • Why compare a fairly basic murder with 'extreme' porn (is that even still porn?)? If we're going for extremes, then I guess a person slowly being flayed for hours, then roasted over an open fire while their children are decapitated in front of them would be the equivalent to 2 girls 1 cup. And I'd pick the 2 girls if I had a choice, thank you very much.

                  • Why compare a fairly basic murder with 'extreme' porn (is that even still porn?)?

                    Because only imbalanced comparisons would help his argument, doh!

                • by g0bshiTe (596213)
                  Tubgirl, how can you forget tubgirl!
              • by Opportunist (166417) on Friday December 28, 2012 @06:46AM (#42410015)

                Yeah, titties are not for little kids...

                Seriously, though. I don't really get it. An act that is supposed to bring joy and fun is considered worse than an act that supposedly brings grief and pain? Is it me, or is something wrong with this?

                Or, in the immortal words of Mr. Jack Nicholson, "Kiss a pair of titties and the movie's X-Rated. Chop 'em off and it's PG13"

                • "Well, Butters really seems to be enjoying his new Nintendo 3DS game!"

                  "My precious!"

                • An act that is supposed to bring joy and fun is considered worse than an act that supposedly brings grief and pain?

                  Spread sexual imagery everywhere and you risk devaluing the act of lovemaking. I'm not being a wowser here, it is already being shown that many kids now think pubic hair is "gross" and boys want their first sexual experience to be like in porn movies.

                  I'm not against porn. But porn is what it is - it's actors playing up to fantasies of the paying customer. It's never been an accurate representation of what loving sex in a normal relationship is all about. Yes, you can do all those things with your partner, b

        • by pwizard2 (920421) on Friday December 28, 2012 @01:39AM (#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.
          • by MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) on Friday December 28, 2012 @01:54AM (#42409371)

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

          • by Jawnn (445279)
            You're already at 5, or I'd spend a point on this. Alas, our Puritan heritage still pervades our national psyche and renders pretty much anything other than heterosexual, missionary position coitus, between to people of the same race, with the intent of making a baby, as dirty and sinful. Not dirty and sinful enough to not do, mind you, but definitely dirty and sinful enough to fell guilty about, and to publicly decry those who admit to other acts as "perverts", of course. But movies and video games that sh
        • When was goatse not deemed pristine? Are we not men? Is this not /.?
        • by jandersen (462034)

          Sex act by itself is a part of nature.

          Sex, I grant you. But pictures of plasticky looking individuals going through the motions of something that they clearly don't give a shit about? That is clearly not good - sex should be something to look forward to when you are old enough, not something that screams mindless boredom.

        • by ThePhilips (752041) on Friday December 28, 2012 @07:48AM (#42410293) Homepage Journal

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

          And that IMO is the cause of the trauma. Modern parenting including feeding children piles of idealistic crap (too much TV I would say), at best useless for the real life.

        • by PopeRatzo (965947) on Friday December 28, 2012 @08:02AM (#42410341) Homepage Journal

          I'm not sure that what happens in porn can even be considered sex any more.

          Imagine if extraterrestrials had gotten that 3DS full of porn and that's the only thing they knew about humans. They'd think we reproduce by having the man ejaculate up the woman's nose.

    • Hoe Hoe Hoe, Merry Pornmas.
    • 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

  • by For a Free Internet (1594621) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @11:38PM (#42408777)

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

  • by tbird81 (946205) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @11:42PM (#42408793)

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

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 27, 2012 @11:43PM (#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."

  • Is this story not trite already? "Child's electronic gift with porn" runs every year at this time.
    • by tbird81 (946205)

      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 (Score:5, Insightful)

    by NettiWelho (1147351) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @11:49PM (#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?
    • by esldude (1157749)
      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.
    • by aardvarkjoe (156801) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:01AM (#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 (Score:5, Interesting)

        by astro (20275) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:17AM (#42408955) Homepage

        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.

        • Porn is a piece of media created with the intent of provoking sexual arousal.

      • by Kergan (780543)

        This is not insightful at all...

        European countries are, for the most part, exemplar in the way they legalized porn. Give an honest look into the list and consider the roaches:

        One is Azerbaijan. I say no. Not just no; Hell, no. Europe traditionally stops at the Caucus mountain. Look it up on a map: It has long border with oh-so-notoriously-porn-friendly Iran... The place doesn't even sound European. No game.

        There are then a couple of Central and Eastern European countries with stricter laws, namely Bulgaria,

      • I think the difference here is the definition of "pornography". Over here, the average tabloid sports a naked chick on page 3 (or was it 5? Maybe someone who reads that kinda paper can provide the details), which can be bought by any child of any age.

    • by Okian Warrior (537106) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:45AM (#42409097) Homepage Journal

      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?

      • by arth1 (260657) on Friday December 28, 2012 @02:05AM (#42409391) Homepage Journal

        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.

      • Nice to know you have the "biological imperative" to kill steal and go with someone other's wife... but I am digressing.

        The problem is that killing is frowned upon by the same religion, so I don't see how showing a gun can be tolerated more than showing a penis.

        "The gun is good the penis is bad" is another religion [imdb.com].

    • 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 i

      • Lets see who ends up in prison first.

        Neither of them?

        • 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.

    • by tbird81 (946205)

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

    • by Kjella (173770) on Friday December 28, 2012 @01:37AM (#42409309) Homepage

      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.

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

  • Translation (Score:5, Insightful)

    by matt-fu (96262) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:03AM (#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 (Score:4, Interesting)

      by tnk1 (899206) on Friday December 28, 2012 @01:42AM (#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.

      • Re:Translation (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Opportunist (166417) on Friday December 28, 2012 @08:04AM (#42410351)

        No, you don't forget it. But, honestly, did it "warp and twist" you? Did it "traumatize" you?

        I tell you what it was for me. It was a source of a lot of giggling together with my friend looking at the porn stash of his (then 19 year old) brother, it was a naughty and kinda-sorta forbidden experience, it was exciting, but not for its sexual content but more 'cause we both knew that we weren't supposed to sneak into his brother's room and go through his "naughty" magazines, it was more a thrill of the forbidden than anything sexual at all. Thinking back, the "thrill level" was pretty much on par with sneaking into my grandpa's tool shed and touching (not even using, just being there and "handling") his "adult" tools that we were not allowed to touch (for good reason, acetylene welding torches sure ain't for kids!).

        It was the thrill of the forbidden. But seriously, not the sexual content.

  • by PPH (736903) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:20AM (#42408967)

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

  • GameStop... (Score:3, Funny)

    by scottnix (951749) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:34AM (#42409023)
    Put the X *sun glasses* in X-mas Yeaaaahhhhhh!!
  • The Dad is an idiot (Score:4, Interesting)

    by BitZtream (692029) on Friday December 28, 2012 @12:45AM (#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.

  • 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 (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    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

  • by Tom (822) on Friday December 28, 2012 @07:34AM (#42410229) Homepage Journal

    Just another proof of what people with brains have been saying for years: The whole "think of the chiiiildren" agenda is stupid. Kids don't get traumatized by porn, they simply don't care about it. Older kids are where it gets interesting. Young kids? Disney is a ton more important to them than weird pictures of naked adults doing weird stuff.

    Like in TFA, it's the adults freaking out, not the kids. Maybe we should change the meme to "think of the paaarents".

  • Aww hey.. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by malkavian (9512) on Friday December 28, 2012 @08:54AM (#42410549) Homepage

    I saw porn as a kid initially because some blew into my Grandparents' back garden from a neighbour who'd had his stash ripped up.. Probably some domestic there, but I can remember wondering why the women were wearing pretend beards in strange places. I thought it was funny and an oddity.. Couldn't have been more than 6 at the time..
    Then a few years later (still sub 10), one of my friends uncovered his dad's stash.. There was the thrill of doing something I knew I wasn't meant to be doing, but nothing out of the ordinary. No ill effects, apart from the fallout from having my folks hit the roof when they found out about it..
    A few years later, I watched a horror movie (that would be considered tame by today's standards) and I didn't sleep properly for weeks, and I remember being so nervous and anxious for ages.. Hey, I got over that too.. But from my perspective and recall, being exposed to horror and violence is far more damaging to a young psyche than porn.. But being young, you get over it.
    Now for real problems, you just have to step over into a third world country where death is common and visible, people you know are abducted and killed. Disease is rife and a killer. And yet some of them are far more well adjusted than a lot of the people I've seen raised in 'safe' environments...

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