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Naughty Dog Apologizes for Using Actual Sex-chat Numbers in The Last of Us

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Posted on June 27, 2013 AT 06:12am

The Last of Us is one of those games with lots of hidden surprises, but one nobody expected to find was actual working sex-chat numbers.

A gamer discovered two numbers for a pest control company on a bulletin board in Pittsburgh and decided to ring them for a laugh. What he didn’t expect was that they would work and connect him to an adult sex-line. Of course Naughty Dog didn’t actually know that these numbers even worked and has since apologized and promised to remove them.

“That was an artist’s mistake,” creative director Neil Druckmann told Kotaku. “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.

“We’re now working to take it out,” Druckmann said. “It was just an honest mistake.”

Source: Kotaku

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