Watching mainstream news misinterpret and screw up gaming news has become a favorite pastime for many gamers. The latest instance of hilarity (It's not even Friday!) comes from KTSM news, based in Texas.
The latest incident occurred in San Antonia, where an 11-year-old boy allegedly received porn from someone he met "while playing his Nintendo Xbox." Here are the exact words:
A Texas mother is outraged after her 11-year-old son was sent pornography by an online gamer he met while playing his Nintendo Xbox.
The news article is pretty brief, but you'll find no shortage of hilarity. The boy's mother, Rosie Garcia, is incredibly concerned about the dangers of gaming online:
"When they are playing against their friends, it's a controlled environment. But when they join a party, it can be someone in Japan, Australia, anywhere in the world."
So one of those dirty Japanese/Aussie players must have sent her son the inappropriate image. Apparently, her boy sent a challenge to some random gamer, and the other party responded with pornographic pics. Being the smart mother that she is, Rosie called the cops and reported the guy (or girl) to Microsoft. After that, she filed another complaint via Xbox.com -- just in case.
KTSM also gave its viewers/readers a bit of helpful advice:
This can only happen to your child if you pay for the Xbox online service.
The FBI notes that if this happens to your family, report it like a good samaritan.
Update: Someone at KTSM finally noticed the error, and the "Nintendo" part was removed. Don't worry though, because the mother's insightful quote is still up.