A 12 year-old boy was shocked when a feature on his PS3 game Burnout Paradise delivered a picture of a naked man's bottom to his console.
"CBS TV have used the incident as an example of how paedophiles groom children for sex using Internet games"
It's an ass! That's it... sometime's i really hate how the media spin things.
Personally, if someone got me with a "takedown" and his ass popped up on screen it would give me a chuckle.
That is just crazy. If it's that bad I'm at the point where I'm ready to say Parents shouldn't let children under 16 play games online at all. There's just no way to police everything said/done and it's just going to result in games getting overtly censored.
Since when did mooning your opponent ever become "sexual" when taunting them?! This world does not make sense any more. There are just TOO many idiots out there now.
One day if you guys ever have kids you will see the world in a whole new light.
I've seen worse on Burnout O_o
I am a father and I would just like to say that in this context there is no reason for such an outrage.
Now if this guy had gone on MSN or something and emailed my daughter that picture then I would be concerned.
haha to be honest that whole crash cam was a bad idea. Do you really expect to see someone pose for a picture when he gets a take dwn. I knw the minimum i would do would be a middle finger
WHen I have kids I will make sure they're involved in no online games because of the high frequency of racism. A butt being shown is nothing worse than what you see on MTV or in the WWE. Stop the madness. If you can't monitor what your children are doing then don't let them do it. Plain and simple. I had a girlfriend who let her son watch Family Guy because she thought it was just a cartoon. The kid was 3 btw. I showed her an episode and that was the end of that. Parents choose to remain ignorant then Parents have no one to blame but themselves.
when did mooning some one equal sexual as apposed to insulting?
I thought PSN users were supposed to be more mature.
there is an age group under 18, and above 30 that we have no control over ;(
Goes to show you, one service isn't more "mature" than the other. Just depends on whose actually playing.
... and we can control the age group in between 18 and 30 years?.. LOL, they're the worst. Kids under 30 are still wondering where all their bodyhair comes from, it has to be shown to the public in any way possible.
The only reason why PSN seems better is because there are less people with mics than XBL when usually everybody has one.
PSN is not more mature,XBL is not more mature, N4G is not more mature, it's the internet, there are idiots everywhere.
@ bs police yup totally agree with u there. psn use to be quiet but ive noticed alot more ppl have headsets now and yup they are a bunch of idiots
Here we go again... let the sensationalists have their spin. f em.
To be honest, i would just laugh. But thats the media for ya....
Gross but funny if not 12yo.
Anyway i think the story is wrong about the 'sending' the picture. Isn't it shot while online or by surprise? dunno how it works as i don't have cam, yet :D
Ahahhahahaha! LOL! you waste someone with a huge take down, then BOOM! Big old ASS in the camera! lol!
This was inevitable. Who else saw this happening as soon as this feature was announced for Burnout? Also, I'd like to point out that the 360 version has this exact same feature, so is inevitable we'll see some idiot be claiming, once again, the XBL is a pedophile breeding ground. See, it's people doing dumb sh!t like this that makes developers pull features from games.
I think everyone saw this one coming, even EA and Criterion.
Though I believe that this is just the first public-outrage case, between millions of middle fingers.
Do they not read the box and see the ESRB warning, "Experience may change online"?
Now i remember... someone awarded me with a cat ass twice.
MAybe i should report it to CBS.
I love Burnout Paradise and this camera feature rules. The kid must have gotten taken out and crashed and that's the mug shot he got.
If all he got was mooned then WTF. It's not like someone threw up a snapshot of goatse and ruined the boys psyche forever.
If this happened to me I would have laughed my ass of (ba-dum-pish) and then hosted the picture to a separate domain.
I see this is not that bad because it happened on the PSN, but if it was XBL you guys would have been OMG!! XBL sucks its full of perverts!! especially MDouch. you guys are the most slated people i have ever seen. there was an XBL article just a few days ago an ya'll blasted the hell out of XBL. go figure!!
Don,t know what they get out of it its not like Sony gives them a cookie for slanting the opposition. OR DO THEY???!? On the real iv'e played on live many a time and no perverts yet but they may still be out there lurking in dark alleways in cod4 or remote section of burnout paradise Lol.
im pretty sure somewhere in there before you go online it says online experience may change so that people will know that the online content may not be suitable for kids parents should not let kids on the internet unsupervised.
yeap, there is always a discliamer about going online.
that disclaimer only states that the ESRB did not rate any of the online activities...not that 'anything goes'...there is a whole bunch of stuff that you have to agree to before signing up for XBL or the PSN...I know the PSN has all kinds of things you can't do, or things that would result in a ban...its just they have no real way of policing everyone effectively...
in either case...I agree...this is more funny than anything imo...
If Sony + MS really wanted to eliminate these incidents they could simply not produce and release a camera for their systems. Since they have both released a camera, these events are all but guaranteed to occur.
The real question is, how will this be dealt with?
before the intertubes and after I beat some guy he sent me a drawing of his ass. True story.
Well worth the click
That chuckle was well worth a bubble, here you go. :)
It's not safe. I even saw someone make a Hitler Mii on the Wii for the Check Mii Out channel under princesses. Offensive material always finds a way.
Parents who allow their kids to play online are at fault.
Overall the feature is pretty cool. Its only expected that some stupid guy would be losing to a 12 yr old and act immature and offensive. This guy better hope he doesn't get put in jail.
LOL! q: on the topic, poor kid.
When in doubt, blame the Xbox 360.
ps- i know this happened on the ps3, I'm just saying...
LMAO classic some people are just to sensitive. needless to say if i had a camera and that game there would be a fair few more outraged people hahahaha. Whats wrong with a bit of harmless taunting its just two cheeks at the end of the day. Anyone that has seen the horrific video that is two women one cup will know what im talking about.
I suppose its a bum today and hardcore tomorrow ........there has to be a limit.
WARNING THIS GAME USES THE LIVE CAMERA SO USERS MAY ENDURE A BARE ARSE OR TWO WHILE PLAYING ONLINE. IF YOU ARE TRAUMATISED FROM SUCH AN EXPERIENCE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PHONE THIS HELPLINE 0800 JUST SEEN A BARE ARSE ON BURNOUT.
LoL. Maybe it was me!
Their are disclaimers before ya go online!.........
But you'd think that a game where by you can use a webcam to communicate with "random strangers" in game would have a higher rating than a 3+ years stamped on the box!........
i thought that was quiet funny!
That boy wouldnt of said anything to mommy if it was some womans apple bottom that popped up on his screen!
they should make an option to disable the picture for under 18 years old, or just an option to able or disable.
I was expecting a story like this sometime ago
have anny of u seen zhuk (if thats his/her name) around here l8ly ie not seen him/her in ages
Hey Man Last Seen 2 hours ago At 20:24 (GMT) Link http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... Hes active on the forums aswell.
when i played,some guy actually got his wang out everytime i took him down. found it funny, but if i was a kid, that would be sickening
EVERY time, soo fun
They showed that fat guys ass on national tv on that cop show.. i bet you anything a 100 12 yr olds saw that.. no one cared.. but they are looking for ammo against gaming..
yeah the article says that CBS used it as an example of how child molesters solicit kids on internet gaming...
he fecking' mooned the kid...big deal...chances are that kid has mooned other people as well (not on the game, just in general)...mooning someone is usually not anything sexual...its just funnier than giving someone the finger...
what is next?...some 11 year old girl's mom is going to freak because some guy is going to stick his tongue out at her after she wrecks him...and you know what that means, right?...that he wants to have sex with her...
I wish they had this feature in COD4. I can't stand having my headset on and hearing the inpubesent ranting of 12 yr olds playing music and cussing. the whole time I am just yelling "M! For Mature, go to BED!" I would be Mooning everyone on that game. PARENTS, Please don't let your kids play M or T games online, and if they have a PS3 don't buy them a bluetooth headset, believe me no one wants to hear your kid cursing and repeating mindless jabber while playing a Mature only game. They are almost as bad as the Racist peace of crap gamers yelling out their hate for Blacks and Jews (if only I could reach through the screen with a gun!).
I wonder if it was the same guy...i thought it was funny...it warns you at the beginning of the game that online experiences arent considered in the ESRB rating or something of that flavor
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