Traci Turner bought her 6-year-old son a used copy of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games so he and all his little friends could entertain themselves during a playdate. Needless to say, she was a little shocked when he showed her the naughty images he’d found drawn on the inside of the game’s case.
“They were extremely inappropriate. It was very sexual in nature and I was not prepared to answer the questions of what was going on in the picture,” said Turner.
After explaining what happened to the parents of all her son’s friends (“Mommy! Guess what I saw at JT’s house!”), Turner called the Cumming, GA GameStop she’d purchased the used title from to let them know what her son had found. She says the employee she spoke to simply thanked her for the info and hung up. She reported a similar reaction from GameStop’s corporate office as well.
“It was kind of shocking because I expected them to have more of a reaction like I did. Like, ‘Oh my gosh, can you bring it to us. I apologize,’” said Turner.
Turner says this incident has convinced her to buy only new games from now on.
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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen