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Phone sex numbers in 'Last of Us' to be removed

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Jun 2013 6:07 User comments (8)

Phone sex numbers in 'Last of Us' to be removed Naughty Dog has apologized for an "honest mistake" that led to real-world phone sex numbers being visible in its mega-popular 'The Last of Us' game.
The developer has pledged to remove the numbers as soon as possible. They were spotted by a reader of gaming news site, Kotaku, from the game's virtual Pittsburgh. They appear on a bulletin board in an ad for pest control.

The problem is, the numbers in the real world are for phone sex services. Oops!

"That was an artist's mistake," creative director Neil Druckmann said. "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."

Actress Ellen Page also accused Naughty Dog of ripping off her likeness in the game, while an artist attacked Naughty Dog for including a redesigned MBTA map he made without permission.

Image Cred: Kotaku

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8 user comments

128.6.2013 6:22

That's absolutely hilarious. How much of a no life loser do you have to be to find something like that...... That's why they changed TV numbers because people had nothing better to do then call numbers they saw in a movie.

329.6.2013 2:15

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
That's absolutely hilarious. How much of a no life loser do you have to be to find something like that...... That's why they changed TV numbers because people had nothing better to do then call numbers they saw in a movie.
unfortunately there are loads of them

45.7.2013 22:40

Did the douchebags actually call those numbers...lol. You've got to have a few screws loose if you start using phone numbers in video games. Maybe he needed pest control, and got Lola intstead...lol

56.7.2013 0:21

Of course they did and that's why the numbers had to be removed. It really makes you wonder what the conversation or thought was like before them doing so.

66.7.2013 0:26

Of course they did and that's why the numbers had to be removed. It kind of makes you wonder what the conversation or thought was before they did so.

76.7.2013 12:25

Wait a minute, you mean what's in a video game isn't real?

87.7.2013 10:23

Originally posted by DADEO1:
Wait a minute, you mean what's in a video game isn't real?
Originally posted by DADEO1:
Wait a minute, you mean what's in a video game isn't real?
Lol. Almost all of the time no, but this time it was real-ish

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