We all know the overwhelming sense of euphoria on Christmas day as a child. That feeling of not wanting to sleep incase you capture a glimpse of Santa flying past the window on his sleigh, or seeing if he really devours the treats you leave by the fireplace.
Then 5am dawns, it's way to early to be awake on any other day of the year, but this is Christmas, so you are up, out of bed and hurtling towards your parents to wake them up. Rather begrudgingly, they accompany you towards the lounge where your Christmas tree sits there, littered with nicely wrapped gifts that are all yours for the taking.
There you see it, that small rectangular box which you know is going to be that Splatoon game you begged for. You rip open the wrapping paper, scream with excitement then rush over to the Nintendo WiiU, open the box, only to find some hardcore pornography. Whoops.
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That's Quite The Mishap
The incident occurred in West Chester, Ohio. The mother of the unfortunate daughter, Kirsty Greider told WLWT that she bought her copy from Target a week before Christmas Day. The game was wrapped and locked securely inside its case. All perfectly fine right? Just your ordinary game purchase from Target? Wrong.
When it came to Christmas day, her daughter was not best pleased to open a brand new copy of Sensual Seductions 2, the sequel to Sensual Seductions 1. Not quite the title she was expecting.
Maybe this is a case of mistaken identity. It is quite often mothers get presents wrong. It's often they get the game for the wrong console, or misjudge which games are 'cool'.
Maybe this was a present for the adults in the room but the daughter jumped at the opportunity when she saw the title that was on the box. Maybe the father wanted to try the game before his daughter the previous night but forgot to replace the disk in the box. All we know is this certainly was not the Splatoon she was expecting to see on Christmas Day.
Miss Grieder told WLWT that she, "had to explain to her little bit that Santa's elves don't make video games," and how "they actually get them from the real stores and it had to have been a mix - up that Santa did not know about."
Miss Grieder was offered a gift card by Target for the mishap, a small consolidation for a mother having to explain the fundamentals behind pornography to their child on Christmas Day. Greider replied to this offer by stating,
“I want to know how it happened and make sure that it goes up the flagpole and that Nintendo is made aware of it. [Target] said they’d pass it along and somebody would get back to me and I haven’t heard anything since.”
Target recently sent a statement to the website Kotaku saying,
"At Target, it is never our intention to offend any of our guests. We are aware of this incident, and we have been in direct contact with the guest. Additionally, we are in contact with the vendor."
It kind of goes without saying that this was an eventful morning in the Grieder household. Hopefully the situation is resolved soon and the household can enjoy some family friendly Splatooning. And hopefully we can have some porn-free kids games at least until the Switch comes out. Please?