This Five Year Old Kid Accidentally Got A 3DS Full Of Porn For Christmas

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The dangers of buying used, people. According to 9News, this Christmas, the Giles family found themselves horrified after their five year old son, Braydon Giles, found racy pictures on his refurbished 3DS. Presumably, the pictures came from previous owners who utilized the system's camera function. (...who the hell DOES that? For porn, I mean.)


The pictures were discovered when the kid asked his older brother with some help in deleting the pictures. There were nine in all.

Naturally, the father—Mark Giles—returned the 3DS. GameStop apologized for not catching the pictures before trying to sell the system, and then offered the family a new 3DS.

Despite being appreciative, the father doesn't feel that the new 3DS really makes up for what happened.

"You can't unsee this he's 5 years old maybe when he's 18 or 20 maybe he won't know anything about it but he's not going to forget about this tomorrow," Giles said.

As our own Chris Person put it: "You can't refurb a kid's brain."


Family finds racy photos on 5-year-old's Christmas gift [9News Via Gizmodo]



First of all, dude, get over it. Seeing nudity is not the worst thing that could ever happen to a child. Unless this was some extremely freaky shit (and I don't even know how you would load that on a 3DS, much less take pictures of it, given the 3DS' crappy cameras), all he saw was some stuff he would have started figuring out in a year or so anyway. Sex is not evil, and seeing nudie pics is not going to turn your child into a serial killer (unless you shame him and give him a complex over it, which would be your fault, not Gamestop's).

Second, how the hell does this keep happening? Seriously, it seems like every Christmas, like clockwork, we hear about some kid who got a DS or a PSP (sometimes sold as new) and found it loaded with porn. How have these resellers not gotten it into their heads that the first thing you do when you get one of these systems is WIPE THE DAMN MEMORY? This is why I wipe all my stuff myself before trading it in; apparently you can't trust these mouth breathers to go through a 5-step menu process to do it for you.