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Porn appearing in Super Mario Odyssey’s balloon world mode

This is why we can't have nice things.

When a gaming console gets hacked usually piracy or homebrew is the first thing that’s done with the compromised systems. With that out of the way, hackers have now taken the next logical step and put porn in their user images. Currently, there is a limited amount of pre-made images you can pick from on the Switch which you can make your profile picture. Hackers have made it now possible to add any custom image and they’ve started putting porn.

This wouldn’t be too big of a problem except in Super Mario Oddysey a players profile picture shows up on their balloon in the game – and kids are seeing it. Multiple users on Reddit (parents) have posted about it. Clearly, this is why you can’t upload your own image because people are going to abuse it.

The Reddit post reads;

It seems hackers have found a way to insert indecent content into our children’s games.

It seems to be an issue with users’ profile pictures. The picture was changed several times over the course of my time patrolling, each picture being pornographic content.
There are multiple of these balloons all being made by the same user. This is obviously intentional, and made to upset children.

While it could just be someone ‘trolling’, people should be able to not expect porn to show up in their Super Mario games. Hopefully, Nintendo is already on top of this and Switch hacks in general, but the door seems to be wide open on that one now.

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