14 Year-Old Boy Buys “Madden ’07″; Gets Porn

Seriously what is up with people putting porn in boxes and returning them to the store? A 14 year-old kid in Utah bought Madden ’07, opened it up and found porn. EA has apologized and both they and Circuit City are looking into how porn got into the Madden game.

Apparently, “The game appears to be authentic, is embossed with a Madden NFL 07 label and came in a factory-sealed case, Linda Mahoney (Mom) said.”

Do people have nothing better to do?

Stop putting porn in/on stuff and returning it to the store! You people are animals. —MEGHANN MARCO

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  1. squidhat says:

    “The game appears to be authentic, is embossed with a Madden NFL 07 label and came in a factory-sealed case, Linda Mahoney said.” Some people have suggested that this was a reshelved return, but the above seems to state otherwise. But really, with all Madden discs coming from huge production runs of thousands of discs, how does this happen?

  2. adamondi says:

    It can’t be that hard to re-wrap a video game case, squidhat. After all, you would only have to be very careful when opening it (to avoid tearing the plastic over wrap), remove the real game disc, replace with cheap porno disc, insert the case back into the original plastic over wrap, and the reseal that over wrap with a little transparent glue or something.

    However, I too get really sick of losers that do this to screw with other people. Why are there so many jerks out there who do things simply to annoy others? Like the punks who repeatedly yanked down my Christmas lights last month or people who vandalize property. I hope that one day, all of those a-holes will have all of their crap destroyed by people just like them.

  3. SpecialK says:

    I have to wonder if I was a 14-year-old lad still … would I have said anything or just kept the porn? After all, I could save my money to buy another Madden, but buying the porn without getting caught is much harder.

    This is probably the sort of kid who’d rat out his super-hot biology teacher after she came onto him.

  4. Meg Marco says:

    It obviously wasn’t good porn.

  5. Xkeeper says:

    The only real explanation I can come up with is that some designer working on the game had a little too much fun and made one of the runs of the disc into porn.

    Of course, that’s extremely unlikely.

  6. abartonkc says:

    I hear you SpecialK, a 14 year old boy from Utah. I can’t imagine that porn is all that accessible in Utah, so to a 14 year old it may have been worth the $50 that was paid for the game.

  7. Musician78 says:

    Seriously, why was this not going on when I was 14? >:(

  8. Baz says:

    If he’s from Utah, how on earth does he know what porn looks like?

  9. AlteredBeast (blaming the OP one article at a time.) says:

    Madden Porn 07

    John Maden – “The ojbect of this porn is to have the guy, here, have sex with this girl, there. BOOM! What a hit!”

  10. Musician78 says:

    If he lives near Nevada, perhaps someone from there told him.

  11. 44 in a Row says:

    Is there some sort of rule that every Gawker Media blog has to post about this story?

  12. RexRhino says:

    At least this is a case where the problem was real, and not totally in some mother’s dirty imagination… unlike the “swearing” elmo dolls.

    “No, he is definitly not saying ‘sit down’, he is saying ‘shit down’! I know these things! I am a mother!”

  13. Crim Law Geek says:

    I’m thinking the factory that made the Madden discs also made porno discs. Maybe someone accidentally put a disc (or a thousand discs) from the porno stack onto a Madden stack on the way to the printing machine. I bet you the writing on the hub of the disc (which sometimes contains production codes put on by the disc stamper) will be different on the porno disc than a genuine Madden disc.

  14. The possibility that this was a simple mix up raises another issue. Somewhere there’s a really confused porn purchaser.

  15. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    Wow, that’s like the time I went to Taco Bell, and when I went to eat my Burrito Supreme, the tortilla was full of porn!

    (It could happen).

  16. Michael says:

    I was a beta-tester at a games company when I was 14, and the programmers sometimes left floppy disks full of porn lying around. Considering that these disks were usually unlabelled, that the place was a mess, and that we did our product duplication, labelling and packaging in-house, I’d be really surprised if we never got some porn disks mixed in with the others, stuck a label on them and shipped them out in a game box. Then again, our games were overpriced and didn’t sell very well at the time, so a mix up like that could easily go unnoticed, being stuck in a box that never sold.

  17. jplank says:

    I’m noticing a large trend lately in “I ordered X, but got porn!” stories.

  18. Gopher bond says:

    My Dungeons and Dragons cartridge was full of 8-bit porn.

  19. ducksauce says:

    When I was in high school I knew some guys who worked at the local game shop. They would take home games all the time, play them until they grew bored, then just rewrap them using a machine they had in the back of the store.

    These days it would be pretty easy to do all that but instead of wrapping up the original game disc take some other disc instead (that is, porn) and slap a printed label on it.