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Submitted by Goro 700d ago | news

The Last of Us: Naughty Dog apologises for hidden sex-chat numbers

The Last of Us is home to many secrets, but we’d never have guessed that a pair of hidden sex-chat numbers would be among them. As it happens, a gamer found the numbers, called them and sure enough, was connected the risqué services. Naughty Dog has now apologised for the error. Oops. (Naughty Dog, PS3, The Last Of Us)

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CaptainSheep  +   700d ago
Naughty Dog. A bit too naughty, no? xD
But if Druckmann says it's an honest mistake, I'm sure it is. xP
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JoGam  +   700d ago
Naughty Dog, apologize for what? The way I see it they shouldn't be apologizing for anything. The game is AMAZING and as of now its the head runner for game of the year as I see it. But its not for kids anyway. Its gory, raw, and if any kid plays this game, its the parents fault. Its rated M for a reason.
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Ezz2013  +   699d ago
i don't know why they need to apologize about a 18+ game

it's not for kids

dear god
this is getting stupid now
CrossingEden  +   699d ago
its not about apologizing for the gore or violence, its apologizing for putting a phone sex line into their game, are you guys REALLY so deluded as fanboys that you defend a company putting someone else's map into a game, and now defending the fact that they put a phone sex line into their game -_- wow...
SilentNegotiator  +   699d ago
...so there ARE real 555 numbers?

IS NOTHING SACRED?!
CrimsonStar  +   700d ago
LOL Naughty Dog has been really naughty that's like the 4th apology article I read in a few days lol . Its alright ill forgive you :DDDD
b_one  +   700d ago
its game for mature ppl...
GribbleGrunger  +   699d ago
Risqué Services? It certainly would be. I wonder what a clicker would look like in suspenders?
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ThanatosDMC  +   699d ago
Lol! HAHAHAH! Nasty.
lsujester  +   699d ago
I'm sure it is, I doubt they called the numbers to make sure of what they really were, if anything.

Also, you know they have made a truly terrific game when people are going out of their way to make a big deal out of things like this.
RedHawkX  +   699d ago
i just hope ellie didnt see those. shame on jole for dialing those numbers though.
gamer42  +   700d ago
You sly dog!
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gaabrielz  +   700d ago
I thought 555 numbers never worked ? Oh well... Good job ND!
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nikrel  +   700d ago
^^ I see what you two did there!
NihonjinChick  +   700d ago
Why did people even call the number?
Why o why  +   700d ago
People do a lot in pursuit of easter eggs
Lord_Sloth  +   700d ago
*writes number down*

Yes.....Easter Egg Hunts.......

*runs to my phone*
plaZeHD  +   700d ago
Easter egg hunt
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Kran  +   700d ago
There are some easter eggs that actually do stuff.

There was one thing in Alan Wake where if you called a number, you'd be put through to Cauldron Lake Lodge's answer phone if i recall.

It's all for a bit of fun :)
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admiralvic  +   700d ago
It's not common, but sometimes they have small bonuses. Like the phone number shown on How I Met Your Mother during the superbowl episode went to a prerecorded message by Barney. Can't think of one in gaming sadly, but I am not one to bother with that anyway.
TakahashiDemon  +   699d ago
God of War had one.
admiralvic  +   699d ago
Huge difference between this and that platinum, since it was obviously worthwhile.
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Lockhart  +   700d ago
I was wrong, this game isn't so repetitive after all.
Omran  +   700d ago
Like your name in every
article that include the
last of us :)
Lockhart  +   700d ago
I've only commented on like... two!
plaZeHD  +   700d ago
What?
LOOOOOOOOOOOOL. This is hilarious. Please guys do yourself a favor and listen to the audio record.
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sephiroth420  +   700d ago
lol people tried it?
MoveTheGlow  +   700d ago
"What happened was, they put some phone numbers in the game and then they thought they could just change the area code to 555, then it's invalid because it's what they do in movies. But I guess that doesn't work when you have a 1-800 in front of it."

Oh, European developers. The 800 *is* the area code.
GamerGuy153  +   699d ago
Naughty Dog is in California
MoveTheGlow  +   699d ago
*headdesk* Who am I thinking of? I remember Naughty Dog, or another AAA company releasing something Uncharted-like, in Europe, talking about how they run things... ugh. Failure on my part!
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JCENAdaBest  +   700d ago
If gay sh*t can be in games then so should sex numbers. What's the big deal, people love to pick and choose. eg masses of gore but god forbid sex in games and tv, gay people kissing but god forbid prostitution... either its all ok or none of it is. IMO... keep it natural - no pay - no same sex - no incest - no cross species. Unless very relevant to the story the developers want to portray.
Dead_Cell  +   699d ago
You hatin' on the gays bro? Takes a man to **** a man.
Fullmetalevolust  +   699d ago
How in the hell do you relate "portrayal of gays" to sex hotline numbers being found in TLOU?
Neither are wrong once it's been stated that the game is for Mature audiences. It seems like you have your own agenda. Get off your damn soap box and reason rationally...and to think that some people agreed with you.
Koyes  +   699d ago
People actually agreed with you too 0_o
MoveTheGlow  +   699d ago
Okay, I completely missed the country of origin for Naughty Dog above and made dumb conclusions based on that miss, and it's nowhere near the level of awful in JCENA's comment. I feel a bit better now.
Am_Ryder  +   700d ago
Anybody get a total flashback to the Mona Sax sex line fantasy from Max Payne 2 when listening to Fahey's recording?
310dodo  +   700d ago
Why did they apologize?
because people now adays are soft?

a game meant for adults, gets complaints because of "sexline" numbers...

what NERD actually called video game phone numbers?
plaZeHD  +   700d ago
Read the article. It was just an accident.
RedHawkX  +   699d ago
It was no accident i got cindy from the sex hotline anyone think i should invite her over for personal time? it cost 200 dollars extra
WeAreLegion  +   700d ago
I assure you...no one is soft.
310dodo  +   700d ago
@legion hahahaha

@plaze - accident? I am not complaining about the sexline. I am complaining about PC sheeple offended about everything.
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CrossingEden  +   699d ago
you do realize that some numbers in video games actually do lead you to special easter eggs for the game, like the alan wake number that leads to a cauldron lake answer machine, and are you REALLY using the word nerd to describe people who play video games, its 2013, grow up!
jjb1981  +   700d ago
Big deal, also naughty dog apologized for letting Joel shiv another human being in the neck. Oops
Dlacy13g  +   700d ago
OK not a big deal at all.. but my question...who sees a phone number in a game and tries to call it? Clearly there are people out there that do...I guess I just never thought to try.
ziggurcat  +   700d ago
"who sees a phone number in a game and tries to call it?"

people with too much time on their hands.
admiralvic  +   700d ago
While it's sad to say, go read some gaming forums and you would see people have done some crazy / weird things and were successful in things.

Changing your PS3's time allowed some people to view some content intended for the next week early. (couldn't buy and might be patched or there isn't anything uploaded that early anymore)
Super jumps / other things in games. I recall people telling me crouched walking into a certain piece of glass would yield a super jump in Halo 2. Sounds stupid, but it was true.
The first trophy hack was discovered by someone who decided to only over write some files.
People have found hidden / secret rooms by doing all kinds of absurd things.
etc
CrossingEden  +   699d ago
alanwake . wikia . com/wiki/File:Emil_Phone_Numbe r
@ziggurcat
ExtoVert  +   700d ago
Ooo you sly naughty dogs
jut420  +   700d ago
the game was rated mature, so i don't really see the issue
NihonjinChick  +   700d ago
The company that runs the phone sex hotline can complain.
Wintersun616  +   700d ago
They shouldn't because it's just free advertisement for them.
KillrateOmega  +   700d ago
LOL
If you haven't listened to the audio file at the bottem of the article, then do yourself a favor and click on it XD
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Blacklash93  +   700d ago
Definitely a coincidnece. 800 and 555 are Generic Phone Numbers 101.
Y_5150  +   700d ago
Like some people said above it's rated M for mature. So it's appropriate. It was only a sex CHAT hotline, it could have been worse..
o-Sunny-o  +   700d ago
I called but they clicked on me...
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GamePeace  +   699d ago
Looks like Naughty Dog made big shit, now you#re allowed to feel guilty...
ZBlacktt  +   699d ago
Well, they are called Naughty Dog....
AllThingsShining  +   699d ago
Product placement on a different scale!
danthebios  +   699d ago
Just watched World war Z and somehow when watching it,some scenes or things just reminded me of the last of us:)
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