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Family finds racy photos on 5-year-old's Christmas gift

LAKEWOOD- A Lakewood dad had to make a return the day after Christmas because the gift literally traumatized his family.

Wednesday morning Mark Giles' five year old son Braydon was playing with his Nintendo 3DS, a gift he had been asking Santa for since last year.

The boy asked his older brother to help him delete some pictures on the device, that's when his brother Bryton said the discovery was made. (3DS, Culture)

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Snookies12  +   765d ago
Dang, why didn't I get that 3DS? I'm taking mine back for another...
HammadTheBeast  +   765d ago
lol "Traumatized". Yes, it was unfortunate, but I doubt he'll remember or even care. Unless the parents already exposed him to stuff like this, in which case he'll know what it is and then we have a problem. But that's bad parenting.

I can see the Fox headline now:

"3DS allows kids to create and distribute pornographic material"
Yi-Long  +   765d ago
Ridiculous statement indeed...
.... seriously, if finding some racy pictures on your electronic device manages to somehow 'traumatize' your whole family, you should seriously be put away in an asylum to protect you from everything else life will throw at you.
gta2800  +   765d ago
lol I was like how can he be "traumatized" by something he's gonna be fapping to like 6 years from now lol.

It seems the parents are calling it "traumatizing" so they can maximize the possible compensation.
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SilentNegotiator  +   765d ago
lol "refurbished". Just go with the real name for it, Gamestop: "pawned"
PATRIOT7ME  +   765d ago
"Traumatized" is the word you use when you are considering a lawsuit lol
FriedGoat  +   765d ago
What are they crying for? Jesus, what pussies.

I'd worry more about what "bodily fluids" are on that 3DS more than the pictures.
MattyG  +   765d ago
I find it funny that he already knows what porn is at five. I thought they were going to say that when he found them he told his dad "there's pictures of naked ladies" but nope, "dad there's porn on this".
KidBroSweets2  +   764d ago
Unless it was some hardcore, fetish gay porn then it can't possibly leave them "traumatized". The kid and dad are both crying over that so I can't think it's what everyone else is hoping it is. And they said that GameStop sending them the free gifts wouldn't make up for it, but I bet they didn't say no to receiving it smh
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Ben_Rage_3  +   765d ago
People seem to be missing part of the point. The gift was supposed to be from Santa Claus. I know that if I got a used gaming device containing porn from Santa at 6-7 years old I would be traumatized too. Have some compassion for the kid and the parent. Put yourself in the parent's shoes. I would be crying too if that's how my innocent child found out Santa isn't real.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   765d ago
I'd just tell him it was a bad elf.

As long as the parents don't make a big deal about it to the kid, he won't even remember.
okmrman  +   765d ago
when i was 5 i stopped believing in santa clause
and im not letting my kids believe in santa clause anyway, im their santa

im not gonna lie bareface to little innocent kids
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DragonKnight  +   765d ago
There's no way the kid was traumatized. What likely happened was he saw the pics and said to his mother "look what's on the 3DS" and that was the end of it for him. He's not old enough to be traumatized by this. Stop trying to blow this out of proportion. I have a 6 year old nephew and an 8 year old niece who managed to see some things they shouldn't have been able to see and instead of being traumatized, they simply (and with no reaction at all) just told other kids what they saw. They spoke as children who saw something new to them at the time and the people who were most upset were their parents. Kids aren't easily traumatized.
MonopolyRSV  +   764d ago
"The gift was supposed to be from Santa Claus."

Bad parenting bro.
BertlSenix  +   764d ago
Then he will have a bad life if they let him believe in such nonsense like SC,Religion and good politicians.
All of those things are lies and completely unrealistic.
wastedcells  +   764d ago
Who knew Santa gives used presents. Damn you Santa...damn you.
DOMination-  +   765d ago
Maybe Dad should have checked it first. Afterall he did just buy a skanky preowned console.
Ryto  +   765d ago
When you're that young seeing things like that really upset you. I remember when I was little I watched starship troopers the movie without my parents knowing, and when the rude scene happene I started crying and went and owned up.

I'm 21 now and I still remember that.
I think it was because it scared me, who knows.

Kids are strange and sensitive though, and what a bummer for that to happen on Christmas day.

I do think maybe there's a level of milking for a lawsuit though, but good for them.
DragonKnight  +   765d ago
Kids are stronger than adults. They get over things easily and any moment of being "upset" is not even close to being on the same level as when an adult is.
FriedGoat  +   765d ago
I bet you still cry at rude scenes.
SlyFoxC  +   765d ago
shit i think the so called "RUDE" scene in starshi troopers was the single reason i watched it as a kid lol. along wiht my friends. i even asked for it for christmas on VHS (which i still have)
Temporary  +   765d ago
crying at a 'rude' scene ...? i dont know ... I could never imagine crying at any age when seeing a pair of titties. Itd give me fond memories of when i was nursed as a child.
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Trunkz Jr  +   765d ago
It's a scam.

Buy Refurbished, add naughty photo's, take it back and get a new one with lots of games as compensation.
FriedGoat  +   765d ago
yup, bet that dad just took a few pictures of his penis to test the 3d.
Hard to say I want a 3ds when 5 year olds can play it.

It has to be full of casual games.
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clearelite  +   765d ago
I was playing Mario, ninja gaiden, etc. at 5.

I also remember a younger friend of mine playing the original zelda quite successfully.

Not to mention the other kids my age playing games that would be deemed "too difficult" by many of todays standards.

Perhaps we were the kids that grew up to be "hardcore gamers" :D
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IAmLee  +   764d ago
Dad's been trying it out before hand. Just to see if it worked...
Nitrowolf2  +   765d ago
lol blame gamestop here, I mean this isn't the first time this had happened. They are suppose to delete/format the device
Godchild1020  +   765d ago
I agree, but why buy a used 3DS system, when a new one was on sale for the same price as a used one, the week leading up to Christmas. He could have bought it before then, but who knows.

I think that was poor judgement on the parent and stupid of the Gamestop employees for not check the system before talking it in for trade or testing it before selling it to the consumer. Bottom line is, it both their faults for not making better judgements. At least GameStop gave the child a new one and a few games for their mistake.
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darthv72  +   765d ago
more to do with the store
than the consumer. a consumer has their own decisions to make even though they would be talked into several different options. it is always the best interest of the store to try and sell new or the more expensive model. but ultimately the decision to buy rests on the individual.

now as for this, had GS done their task and restored to factory defaults then they would not be held liable. At that point if something were to go wrong with the unit that the consumer knowingly purchased at a cheaper price because it was used, then GS would simply swap it out. they do have a very simple easy to follow return/exchange program on anything new or used.

This however...is something different. The clerk who's job it was to refurb the unit did not do his job thus putting the consumer in this situation. there is personal responsibility on both sides but this situation leans more to the store at fault that the consumer.

on a side note, we do not ALL buy brand new when it comes to various items we procure. it is dependent on the price and the timing as to if you would buy new or used.
rainslacker  +   765d ago
While I do blame GS for not restoring the system to factory defaults, I do think that the father is over-reacting. I mean he does have a right to be angry, but to say this kid is traumatized severely over this is just exaggerating. Honestly I'd be surprised if the kid remembers this by this time next year.

GS said that incidents like this are rare, but I have seen them take in a Xbox system(original), and turn right back around selling it without doing more than turning it on and booting up a game. It's not a corporate policy to do such a thing, as they do have policies to reset systems, and comes down more to human error, carelessness, or just an oversight. Unfortunately it would probably be impossible to pinpoint who was directly responsible in store.
jeeves86  +   765d ago
Let me get this straight.

If I give my kid a refurb model instead of a new one, I'm somehow a bad parent?

Christmas is an expensive time - not everyone can buy things the week before, even if they are at a discount.
rainslacker  +   765d ago

I don't think it makes him a bad parent, just not a very savvy consumer, as the new ones were on sale at GS the week leading up to christmas, and were the same price as the refurb ones. Toys R' Us had them even cheaper.

I could see how it wouldn't be a parent first thought to check to see if the system had been reset, or if it had inappropriate materials on it. It's quite possible he didn't even know that pictures could be stored on it. It is a game machine after all. It could be argued however, that a parent should know what they are giving their kids, but that's really just pointing fingers, and even GS is taking responsibility for what happened. Corporations have a responsibility to make sure things like this don't happen, but as I've said things do happen. I do think the parent is over-exaggerating the ill effects it had, however.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   765d ago

It said he'd been asking for the system for like a year. Maybe the dad saw a good deal on a used one months prior to Christmas and picked it up. You're telling me you never bought something and then later it went on sale?
rainslacker  +   764d ago
I'm not saying that at all. Just pointing out what others were trying to point out.

The only thing I was pointing out is that he is probably over-reacting to the effect this will have on his kid, but has a right to be angry. Even then I can only hypothesize, as he knows his kid better than I do, but at 5 years old he probably isn't able to comprehend what was going on. It sounded to me like the kid was pretty calm about it, asking for help to delete the pictures. Traumatizing implies that he would have freaked out about it when he saw them, and by the fathers own admission that didn't happen. He could possibly be traumatized by how angry the father got at them being on there, but that would be too long a psychological debate.

I also pointed out it's important for parents to know what they are giving their kids, but can understand why it wouldn't be his first thought to check for that sort of thing because I don't know how much this father knows about video games and hardware.
RmanX1000  +   765d ago
I think both are to blame. More so on GameStop though. They are supposed to format those.
Snookies12  +   765d ago
I got a used Wii that wasn't formatted... Had a few WiiWare games and 1500 points to spend lol! So... I'm cool with them not doing that. XD
Axecution  +   765d ago
Agreed haha the news is completely blowing this out of proportion. xD
The reporter's talking like the 3DS ripped out the kid's eyes or something. I mean it's not thaaaaat big of a deal.

Off-topic: "There is a SIM card that you can remove to get rid of the images"
SIM cards dont even hold images. And they arent in the 3DS... and theyfrbasjigfbdsuigphresuipg

lmao ugh i just generally hate the news...
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soraalam1  +   765d ago
Haha thats what I was thinking.
"SIM Card" ... Is this woman stupid?
mac_sparrow  +   765d ago

I agree with your post, he could have done that; however, if that is the case it gave him plenty of time to familiarize himself with a gadget he was giving his young child. If the time was taken to understand what the gift was then surely these images would have been found before.

Not saying he's a bad parent, but I think parents should be more involved than just providing the items.
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   765d ago
LOL Mark did the dad went surfing... bad mark... did not erase the photos...
izumo_lee  +   765d ago
My question is why is a 3DS of all things being used to store pics of pornography. I can see people put such images on something like the Vita, or some phones but a 3DS is kinda baffling.

The dude who had that 3DS before this family must be a very lonely person.
darthv72  +   765d ago
you pretty much
answered your own question.

Of the choices to hold such images: PSP, PSV, smart phone or 3DS....which is the most UNLIKELY to be used?

The 3ds of course.

Nobody ever thinks twice about such things when you see a 3ds but they sure do when they see a psp or smart phone.
jaymart2k  +   765d ago
Where els can you get 3D porn & play with yourself on the go.

Ahh that didn't sound right,lol
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LKHGFDSA  +   765d ago
IT'S IN 3D MAN. 3D!!!!!
Treian  +   765d ago
why is he crying over porn?...
darthv72  +   765d ago
crying over what he can't have? lol
Bimkoblerutso  +   765d ago
Maybe he's five years old...
jc48573  +   765d ago
it's like getting a nosebleed, so how shocking can it be for a 5 year old?
Bimkoblerutso  +   765d ago
It must have been 4chan porn.
sashimi  +   765d ago
I wouldn't call racy photos porn...Worse things are seen on tv every day.
Cueil  +   765d ago
maybe it was scat porn
Nerdmaster  +   765d ago
That's exactly what I wondered. The funny thing is that they say those were racy photos, not pornographic photos. It makes him crying even weirder. Maybe he wants to make a scene to sue GameStop or something like that.
GraveLord  +   765d ago
Because he is educated and knows that porn is dirty and immoral.
Treian  +   765d ago
That's not my point. I don't like porn and don't watch it. I just don't see a point is crying over it.
SlyFoxC  +   765d ago
dont you cry when you masturbate?
jc48573  +   765d ago
gamestop's way about making people feel disappointed. not going to complain that consumer should've bought it new as that's not really the whole point. The Gamestop that sold the console is at fault here.
Hicken  +   765d ago
You can only blame Gamestop so far.

I mean, seriously, I checked to make sure there was nothing "bad" on my PS3 when I gave it to my nephews. Got rid of any games they shouldn't be playing, as well as any music or pictures they shouldn't see or hear. And I'd do the same with something I bought from anyone else.

In fact, one of the first things I've done with ALL my used gaming hardware is check to see what's already there. So yeah, while Gamestop should have deleted everything beforehand, it's not like that excuses the parents for not checking/doing their homework on what a 3DS can do, which they most likely did NOT do.
CRASHBASHUK  +   765d ago
if it was 2nd hand not saying a word and I am sure before the retailer resells it they have to fully check it? including if its been formatted
dmonee  +   765d ago
I love how they call it Refurbished. How about thrown in a drawer behind the counter, check to see if it turns on or off, then sell it to someone else. What's worse thing that can happen? It either doesn't work or there is porn on the hard rive. A few years ago I purchased an xbox 360 hard rive from gamestop that had all sorts of things still on it. Nothing good like this kid found though.
WeAreLegion  +   765d ago
The refurbished units are fixed systems from the warehouse. I hate GS, but don't just make crap up.
dmonee  +   764d ago
Dude! I used to work for GS. They would take in a used game systems, make sure they work, put them in a white box and put them in a BATHROOM!, because they had no storage space in the store. They would stack up xbox360's and use them as stools to reach things up high. I know this is only one GS and doesn't reflect all of them, but don't accuse me of making stuff up. I've seen these things happen. One of my managers there sold a used xbox360 , that didn't work, knowing the person would come back at some point to return it, just to move the person along out of the store. They would be sent empty white boxes that said refurbished on the side. Those we're the boxes they would put used systems in and turn them around and sell them. This is going back 4 years ago or so. I don't know how many things have changed since the red rings and banned systems. But the gamestop I worked at and the other one my friend worked at we're dishonest and shady. So don't tell me I don't know what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!
WeAreLegion  +   764d ago
Like I said, those are USED systems that you are talking about. Refurbished systems are different. Used are ones that the store takes in and resells whenever they'd like. Refurbished are broken systems that the warehouse fixes and sends to the store.

I worked at GS for four years. I absolutely hate the company. I know what you're talking about. We had to keep stuff in the bathroom because there wasn't enough space anywhere else. I've worked at many retail chains and they do that, everywhere. It's a lack of space and cannot be helped. It's up to the individuals in a store to be responsible human beings. I finally quit when my manager tried to get me to sell multiple reserves to a mentally challenged kid who didn't know what he was doing. Not even kidding.
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Sarobi  +   765d ago
My friend bought a used PS3 from gamestop that was loaded with pornography and still had the previous owner's PSN attached to it.. it's crazy how these stores just don't take a few minutes out of their day to format these things before selling them.
BattleTorn  +   765d ago
Actually now that you mention it, I've heard friends say that they've found IDs or movies, ect. on pre-owned PS3s. (Not sure if it was ever porn tho)
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Deku-Johnny  +   765d ago
As for the last part I'm pretty sure when he's 18/20 he's going to be reenacting what he saw.
pandehz  +   765d ago
Aww daddy didnt like the suprise
Cueil  +   765d ago
maybe he's upset because people lose their kids over less... we don't know the whole story... this could have just been like another bad thing stacked on a bad month for the man.
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LKHGFDSA  +   765d ago
it's a shame the article/report didn't mention it was porn in 3D. extra disturbing.
LKHGFDSA  +   765d ago
"GameStop is currently researching this situation. We have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure that existing content is removed from all devices before they are re-sold. "
They're so full of shit. "we're doing frantic research and putting alot of work into solving this" as if it means alot to them or something.
the problem was that when you do the factory reset/format of the system it skips on the images/music/videos and only wipes the games, game saves, and profile data.
clearly they have a half arsed procedure to refurbish 3DSes and they need to amp it up if they don't want this happening. format the 3DS itself and the SD card separately on a computer.
BattleTorn  +   765d ago
you may be onto something.
ChrisBoogie17  +   765d ago
Tramatized just means you guys f'd up and we want money
MeetMyHand  +   765d ago
So where can I see said pictures?
josephayal  +   765d ago
I honestly don't see why Nintendo is trying so hard to appeal to hardcore gamers
kupomogli  +   765d ago
It could have been Gamestop, but who knows if the parents didn't just put the images on the device themselves, then called the Gamestop in hopes that they can get a big settlement check out of it.

Gamestop supposedly formats every used console to factory settings. The one with porn on it just happens to slip through the cracks.

You haven't ever heard of someone getting a used system from Gamestop for it to be loaded with x amount of digital games purchased on the account. You also haven't heard of someone leaving their information on a PS3 or 360 when selling it to Gamestop only to have a sky high credit card bill. I'm sure people have forgot when trading in consoles.

We've only heard how a 3DS and earlier a PSP which just happened to include a memory card in it(I call bs,) had porn on them. Nothing else. Just porn.
QSPR  +   765d ago
well sorry my friend to disagree with you. I'm a gamestop employee and belive me, the average joe don'st know how to erase,delete or remove accounts or do a fully system restore or format the drive. we get any system with a lot of crap, specially the dsi, xl or 3ds. pictures from there dogs, cats, dolls, mom, dad etc.
badvlad  +   765d ago
I read about this all the time in europe usually its a cellphone filled with porn
mdkgod43  +   765d ago
thats what you get for buying used shit
Super_ike  +   765d ago
LOL, the 3DS doesn't even have a sim card plus sim cards don't store images, the quality of news keeps degrading.
Coolmanrico  +   765d ago
I doubt the kid is traumatized, confused maybe. I think if the 3ds had violent disturbing pictures on it then we can chalk it up to traumatizing.
1nsomniac  +   765d ago
Traumatized!! The only difference about them as kids & us as kids, is they found it on a console they bought second hand & we found it in magazines that people dumped in the woods.

We all remember those as cherished memories... Good times :)....
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Count  +   765d ago
Yeah, I'm sure you were watching porno at 5 years of age.
BLAKHOODe  +   765d ago
I use to watch a movie called H.O.T.S. when I was about that age. Not really a porno, but those old 70s sex comedies they would show on late night Cinemax/The Movie Channel. The only thing I remember about it is topless girls playing football.
1nsomniac  +   765d ago
Me & my mates used to find porno mags in bushes and in the woods all the time. I couldn't of been much older, happened to everyone as kids back in those days, why are people suddenly effected by it in a bad way now???
TristanV1  +   765d ago
paid advertisement it's all an act
talisker  +   765d ago
Seeing a naked woman is trauma to him? Poor kid... He will have lots of problems with his intimate life in the future.
b_one  +   765d ago
i bet killing in COD isnt a proble for them :)
Denethor_II  +   765d ago
What a load of ol shit. Suck it up.
noisemedia  +   765d ago
What I want to know is why is everyone is wasting their time whining about stupid parents and used 3DS's when we could be trying to get a hold of those pictures??!!

Come on you guys? what really matters here?
Shane Kim  +   765d ago
Hahhaa americans.
pixelsword  +   765d ago
We're "democratizing" your country next.
dskhury  +   765d ago
i cant wait the day for america to pull an iraq on china...

The war would last 1 day and we will finally have an USAless world
pixelsword  +   765d ago
I don't think China will give the US funds for that war...

TBONEJF  +   765d ago
Some idiot left his porn on his SD CAR,. Typical. Next time BUY A FRESH one NOT A USED ONE
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Tzuno  +   765d ago
Dat' Ass!!!
richierich  +   765d ago
That kid was 5 years old? I thought the 3DS was only suitable for users over 7 years old. Nintendo said themselves that the 3D effect can damage eyesight of a child under 7 years old.
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