Kid Finds Homemade Porn On Nintendo 3DS He Got For Christmas

OK, so here's a reason to rethink buying refurbished. Five-year-old Braydon Giles popped open a 3DS he just got for Christmas to find about nine photos of people, presumably the previous owners (or the previous owner's parents?), having sex. Hoo-boy.

Mark Giles, the kid's father, found this out when Braydon asked his older brother with help deleting the photos. He claims the photos "traumatised" his family, which, you know, maybe. But it's probably a good bet that the bigger letdown for young Braydon was not being able to play with his 3DS as soon as he opened it.

The Colorado Gamestop where Giles purchased the 3DS has of course apologised, and Gamestop has issued a you're-probably-still-suing-us-but-hey-it's-worth-a-try statement about the incident:

"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. Out of millions of transactions each year, ones like this happen very rarely. Our number one priority is to make this right for our customer."

Which is all fine. The larger question, of course, is WHO THE HELL IS USING A FREAKING NINTENDO 3DS TO FILM HOMEMADE PORN????? That can't possibly be the best or most convenient camera available to any human being who owns a 3DS, unless that human is like 9. Ten-year-olds have iPods. Were they using augmented reality stickers? Or maybe filming the action from every possible angle with every camera in the house?

This is a gigantic mystery, and solving it should be at the top of all of our priority lists. [NBC]


Comments

    best xmas present ever!

      the kid’s father, found this out when Braydon asked his older brother with help deleting the photos.

      lol,sure his brother was helping him "delete" them

        Why are you transferring them to your's Braydon?
        SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Santa comes but once a year, maybe this year it was more often.

    I get that the store should have fixed the 3DS before selling it, but sometimes things slip through. It's only natural that, given how many traded in consoles they get, that one here or there will not be cleaned of its former owners whatevers. It should then fall to the parents to take responsibility and check the refurbished console (or whatever else they've bought their kids) to make sure everything is fine, pron free, and in working order before wrapping it up and giving it to their kids. I suppose it easier to complain and claim their kids are traumatized than it is to actually do their job as parents...

      Not everyone knows how these devices work, you may do a little research online or ask your friends, but a lot of parents are not tech inclined, that's the way it is, but hopefully that will change.

        I like to think that if people have no idea how something works or what it is they shouldn't be giving it to their kids.

        I know this isn't how it currently works but I think it would be beneficial if they started doing this, It would certainly reduce the amount of 12 year olds on COD.

      First of all... I am a parent of a 5-year-old boy.

      Now... While I agree that it is the responsablility of the parents to monitor what their children is doing with said devices, etc. I also understand that the parents in this particular case would have been confident with the GameStop's ability to perform their task in removing any and all remaining data from the device before re-sale. I disagree with your statement that the parents should be checking the device before wrapping it up for christmas as this shouldn't need to be done if the company follows their procedures correctly. I do however think that the whole "traumatized" sob story is a bit much. Perhaps they should explain to their child what the p0on was and why it's so bad for him to see it.

      Finally... In argument to your entire comment, please consider. Parent and child walk into GameSpot in January. Parent buys child 3DS. Parent and child go home. Child is given the 3DS, turns on for the first time and is faced with the same situation. Are you trying to tell me that said parent needs to check every item purchased for their child for sharp edges, loose circuitry, lead paint and p0on before handing it over to their child?? The parent would spend half their life doing taste tests on celery sticks if they were that paranoid!

      YOU SIR, SHOULD DO YOU JOB! SHUT UP!

        You're twisting my words and over-reacting. Yes, game shop employees should be checking and cleaning this stuff anyway, considering it's their job. However, parents can't expect everyone else to make sure the world is a safe place for their child. This might sound cold, and that's not how I intend it to be, but strangers don't think about nor care about your child; strangers only care about themselves and their family and whether or not their actions or inactions affect them or their loved ones. Thus it is up to you and every other parent to take responsibility for their child. In this case that means checking second-hand electronic devices to make sure the game shop employees did their job of cleaning said devices. Remember; when you had a child, your accepted the responsibility for looking after them, thus a parent can't rant and rave when someone else screws up. You can't pass the buck onto other people when it comes to your child's well-being and safety.

    'the photos “traumatised” his family' - Oh my, what a sob story. Some people are such delicate flowers. What a dick.

      I am guessing by your comment you don't have kids and if you do go ask your wife if it's ok to show porn to a 5 year old not sure if she would agree with you on the father being a "dick" for doing what he did.

        Everyone agrees a 5 year old shouldn't look at porn (though there worse things they could see) but the family being traumatised is way over the top. If this is true and they really were and they arent just saying that for the lawsuit, it's just reinforcing to the kids that sex and nudity is bad or something to be ashamed of, when it isnt.

        Yep. I remember watching "Total Recall" on television. Guns, violence, three breasted women.

        The only traumatising thing was learning women don't have three breasts.

        All aside though, I refuse to believe I was the only child in the world who saw all this stuff that 'traumatises' kids today only to grow up reasonably well adjusted. And seriously, early nineties VHS porn? That kid should be thankful...

        Of course 5 year olds shouldn't be watching porn but it's not going to traumatise them, scatterlogical is right. The man is a dick for claiming the thing about "traumatising", probably to build up a case for suing the supplier.

    Merry Christmas kid - time to grow up. Here: Boobs and bits.

    I think a 5 year old finding out that Santa isn't real could be more upsetting than this.

    My sense of humour aside, I just watched the video at the link and while I can understand anger, I'm not sure about the tears from the father and older son. Harden up people. While the father says something along the lines of 'nothing can make this right,' the cynic in me sees a compensation claim for trauma and distress coming up and I'm sure it'd be all ok then...

    Are people that soft these days (it would have been laughed it off when I was a kid) or do many people immediately look at situations like these as potential litigation/settlement money grabs?

      It's a money grab. There's a reason all to-go coffee cups have "caution hot" on them.

    I find it hard to believe a 5 year old would be upset or really care much about it.

    Maybe the parents had a bit of a play with it before they gave it to their child and forgot all about it.

    Porn on 28.8k...back in my days....

    Now they're on a NDS too...amazing.

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