10 Unbelievably Awkward Video Game Discoveries

10 Unbelievably Awkward Video Game Discoveries


While it remains one of gaming’s biggest controversies,
I still get a lot of questions about what
exactly is Hot Coffee.
To quickly explain, in Grand Theft Auto: San
Andreas, CJ has the ability to date several
women at the same time and he can eventually
invite them back for a cup of hot coffee.
During this sequence, the hot coffee rendezvous takes place offscreen.
Unfortunately for Rockstar, shortly after release
modders managed to hack their way inside the
home during the sequence and not only did
they find a fully-modeled rendered scene inside,
they also found an entirely-programmed minigame
that quite frankly is a little too hot for
Youtube.
When this hacked-in minigame became public
knowledge across America, it exploded the
minds of politicians across the country who
used the incident as a platform to claim that
videogames were corrupting youth.
As a response, the ESRB (Entertainment Software
Rating Board), re-rated San Andreas from an
M to Adults Only, usually reserved for obscene
entertainment, and as a result San Andreas
was pulled from over 85% of the marketplace.
While Rockstar were able to remove the content
and successfully resell San Andreas, the whole
thing was rather ridiculous considering there’s been
plenty more hot coffee moments found in videogames
much less than suspect than Grand Theft Auto.
This is why today I’ll be diving into ten
other unbelievably awkward discoveries in
found in video games that maybe deserved a
little more attention than Hot Coffee.
Halo 2.
When Halo for Windows Vista initially shipped,
a rather unusual error could be found in the
included map editor if you were to export
an object using a very particular set of disproportionate
values.
An error would pop up known as .ASS, which of
course stands for Amalgam Scene Specification.
And with that ass error was this: Bungie employee,
Charlie Gough, flashing his own ass for anybody
screwing around too much with the object editor.
This was actually a running joke in the Bungie
offices and Bungie thought it’d be rather
improbable for anyone to find it considering
the precise proportions that had to be entered
in order to see it. But, someone did find it right after
game shipped and word quickly got back to
Microsoft.
The discovery was made right on the cusp of
the hot coffee affair so Microsoft was strongly
concerned about facing backlash and immediately
reported the finding to the ESRB.
Unfortunately, the ESRB was also on edge at
this time over the hot coffee incident as
well and threatened to fine Microsoft heavily
if it wasn’t resolved.
In response, Microsoft recalled the copies
they already shipped out and applied a partial
nudity sticker onto every copy until they
were all sent back again, all-in-all reportedly
costing Microsoft over a half million in losses.
Only at the the height of the hot coffee hysteria
would this have ever happened. Otherwise, could
can you imagine how many games would need a retroactive
partial nudity sticker?
Which might include
this next game.
Spice World.
Yeah, Spice World.
So you probably wouldn’t expect to find anything
that surprising in a game that was essentially
supposed to be another piece of merchandise
for the Spice Girls largely adolescent girl
fanbase, but sure enough, we’re here.
On the main menu, hold down start and press
circle, triangle, triangle, circle.
Now, with the use of additional combinations
you can now display on and off personal messages
from the developers of the game.
Holy [bleep].
But no, that’s not actually the egg I’m trying
to show you.
After having just activated what is known
as the master code, if the player were to
hold down all the shoulder buttons, select
and start, the game will reset and suddenly
you’ll be displayed this new loading screen
with – oh my.
You know I’d be pretty okay with this one
if these faces weren’t so horrifying.
Scary literally looks like a demon spawn from
hell about to chew my face off.
Broken Sword II.
Near the end of Broken Sword 2, Nico becomes
trapped in an ancient ruin in which she stumbles upon a
fairly complex puzzle involving two large
Mayan disks.
You simply need to line up the two pictures
on the disk and then push them in on the tile,
while the other four tiles on the other side
of the wall are actually different, so what
you actually have are four pictures, each
of which requires that you line up the first
two on the disk, push them in and then push
in the fourth and the other two tiles simultaneously.
Or instead of doing all of that, you could
just put your cursor over this exact pixel
and click it.
For some reason that gives Nico the inclination
to walk over to the secret corridor and well…
Oh, well.
I guess that works.
I feel sorry for all those nerds that did
it the right way.
DynaMIke.
DynaMike was a gameboy game created by Engine
Software, a team that created Game Boy games
like these in the 90s and to this day they’re
still going strong.
DynaMike was one of their many never-released
gameboy games in the 90s that leaked out on
the internet sometime after, before becoming
a forgotten relic in the endless digital abyss
of piling abandonware.
However, dataminers that did manage to play
this found a rather embarrassing discovery
deep inside the data of DynaMIke:
The developer’s web browser history.
Which I don’t think I have to tell you was
not very safe for work.
Its theorized this was left here either as
the most unusual placeholder data ever used,
or as a result of the game’s complier not initializing
memory correctly and capturing whatever else
the developer was doing at the same time of
making the game.
If only this had been released and found, we
may have actually had our first adults-only
Gameboy game.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
So again, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
isn’t exactly a game you’d expect with eyebrow-raising
content, but then again it was a tie-in for
the Johnny Depp version and I remember being
hammered to death with this line from the
adverts: “Don’t touch that squirrel’s nuts!”
Anyway, dataminers digging around in the data
of the files managed to find a line of code
that says “can I see your boobs” and under
the file name LoadSCR.TGA is well, exactly
that… which are uncensored in the actual
game files.
The unfortunate thing is nobody’s ever figured
out what the purpose of these puppies are
at all, though I strongly feel it may belong
to a still undiscovered Easter Egg hidden
inside the actual game.
Needless to say, I think the game definitely
deserves a retroactive partial nudity sticker.
For Honor.
On February 14th, 2017, players discovered
in For Honor a finishing move for the Valkyrie class in the
game with an animation that managed to spark
some discussion online.
While that little moment was rather quick
and maybe you didn’t even catch the controversial
part, it didn’t really matter if For Honor players caught this or not because
Ubisoft removed it from the game an
hour after the game released.
This created a large backlash online with
game’s base who felt they were being babied
away from a moment that briefly involved female
breasts in a game about brutal execution-style
warfare.
The rumor that killed this heat was a theory
that Ubisoft was trying to avoid exactly what
happened with San Andreas and Halo 2 – where
they’d have to resubmit For Honor to the ESRB,
which would be a long and tedious process
with huge potential losses.
However, Ubisoft quickly made a statement
this wasn’t really the case and flatly asserted
that it was just never meant to show up in
the game in the first place.
I guess say what you have to but, come on.
Last of Us.
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is the post-civilization
adventure about a smuggler named Joel who’s
tasked with escourting a teenager named Ellie
across a treacherous wasteland populated with
infectious creatures mutated by a rare form
of fungi.
Despite all this, Joel probably just wanted
a moment alone to himself from Ellie when
he came across this pest-control ad, because
when players actually dialed this number they
they found out it was for a real-life adult chat
hotline.
Once again the developer chalked it up as
a mistake and quickly patched it out of the
game.
According to creative director Neil Druckmann,
the awkward discovery was the mistake of one
of the asset artists who thought that they
could just change the area code to 555 as
Holywood always does in the movies.
The only problem is that doesn’t work if you
have a 1-800 in front of the number.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only controversy
the Last of Us faced as many noted that the
character of Ellie bared a striking resemblance
to actress Ellen Page – who when asked about
it on a reddit Ask Me Anything said: “I guess
I should be flattered that they ripped off
my likeness, but I am actually acting in a video
game called Beyond Two Souls, so it was not
appreciated.”
Hopefully for Ellen Page, Beyond Two Souls was
a mostly controversy-free experience.
Beyond Two Souls.
Oh..
I guess not.
Beyond Two Souls is a David Cage interactive
movie game starring the aforementioned Ellen
Page and Willem Dafoe, that poignantly asks
the question: how many Hollywood movie tropes
could be shoved into one video game.
This is complete with the provocative shower
scene moment that raises the viewers blood
pressure by panning just out of the view of
the stuff that we all want to see.
Unfortunately for Ellen Page, this wannabe-Hollywood
movie, isn’t a movie, and the scene can actually
be hacked and unlocked by the player, allowing
players to view this scene from any angle
that they choose.
And to everyone’s surprise, they actually
used an impeccably detailed nude model of
the actress.
Typically, a nude model in a video game is
similar to a Barbie doll with no real detail
or depth.
But we actually got the full thing here.
Being that Ellen age has a non-nudity clause
in her contract, there wasn’t a likelihood
that this was her real body, but more likely
an artist rendition.
Let’s just say whoever made this had a good
day in the office.
Ellen Page was also reportedly upset about
this and threatened legal suit.
In the Sony hack of 2014 when thousands of
emails were leaked supposedly as a threat
from North Korea over the Seth Rogen film
The Interview, an email did indeed surface
that discussed Ellen Page’s discontent with
hackers finding the nude model.
Cease and decease letters were sent out to
websites with hacked materials but no legal
suit seems to have ever materialized.
After all, Sony and Page were probably resistant
to let this story leak unless they wanted
to be faced with a huge increase in sales
from players trying to catch a glimpse of
Ellen Page in her birthday suit.
Well, Ellen Page wouldn’t have wanted that,
I can’t say the same for Sony.
Watch Dogs 2.
Not sure what Watch Dogs 2 player Swissasaur was doing
when he found this but he discovered that
a random pedestrain walking in an alley between
Chinatown and Tenderloin had an unusually
enormous amount of detail under her dress.
Swissasaur used the share button on his PS4
controller and uploaded the photo to the Sony
Network, where they instantly banned him for
a month.
Now, obviously, I have no way of showing you
this on YouTube, but to paint you a picture,
that image was extremely anatomically-correct
and featured more detail than a young kid
would want to see let a lone a grown adult.
Surprisingly, Ubisoft actually didn’t claim it as a mistake
this time and seemed to actually take some ownership
in the inappropriate inclusion, stating “While
Watch Dogs 2 is a mature rated game, we apologize
and will update this non-player model to make
it more consistent with the other non-player
models in the game in a patch to be released
this week.”
And, yes, while Watch Dogs 2 is a mature-rated
game featuring plenty of nude moments, I don’t
think anyone expected that level of detail.
However, I saw no sources in my research that
confirmed Ubisoft actually removed this, so
if you have Watch Dogs 2 and you have some
questions about human anatomy, this game’s
got you covered.
Spiderman.
When Spiderman originally released in 2002,
initial copies contained cheat codes that
would allow you to reskin the player model
with different characters from the Spiderman
universe such as Captain Stacy and Mary Jane.
However, players discovered that later copies
with the Greatest Hits label had the cheat
codes removed, going as far as freezing the
game when trying to reactivate them with an
action replay or a code breaker disc.
While it remains a complete mystery why Captain
Stacy was ever removed, players had a pretty
good idea why Mary Jane was removed when completing
the game on one of the initial copies.
“Mary Jane, there’s something I have to tell
you.”
“I know.”
“That’s my life, complicated.”
Yeah, no kidding.
“Looks like you’re done.
Now go outside and play.”
Oh, [bleep] you.
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100 thoughts on “10 Unbelievably Awkward Video Game Discoveries”

  1. I don't think Hot Coffee deserved THAT MUCH backlash tbh. It was meant to be removed from the game, and it's impossible to get in without cheating.

  2. What is it with the US and nudity?! Why is it a big deal?! Violence and gore is totally fine but sex is not? Why?

  3. i found the ass warning on halo 2 it wasent from the map editor but instead was from a corrupted pirate copy of it back in the day.

  4. stupid to remove the skins in greatest hits version to fix the end they could do what alot of games do and have the player revert to the default model like MC always has smg or AR.

  5. There's a backyard area in Watch Dogs 2 which features many naked NPC's. I don't understand why one random pedestrian would make a difference

  6. I like how in the gta sa one most of the general public wouldn’t be able to get to that so they are worried over nothing.

  7. I'm new here. So, bruh, it's will-EMM, not William. Lmao Assuming you've heard it before. Love your vids, mate. Bloody good content. Thank you!

  8. Oh yeah, hot coffee, the proof that there is only thing that makes both democrats and republicans angry
    The act of reproduction

  9. 7:57 yeah I uhh… don’t really see it? Ellie’s hair is shorter, her forehead is smaller, her eyes and hair are both different colors, the eyebrows are thinner… even in the original design, the only real meaningful similarity is the nose, and I guess the freckles, but in most images of ellen page she covers them up with makeup.

  10. Not that big of a deal but there is a way in fallout 4 to actually strip followers down to there underwear. It’s not well known but it’s intriguing as you can’t do this normally. You have to equip them with a outfit that can’t be worn with armor, and then equip you them with a heavy combat chest. Remove the outfit and drop it. Then remove the chest armor. If done in this order, the NPC will be down to there “naked” model.

  11. Game: has characters smoke in clear view like its cool
    Media: I sleep
    Game: has hidden sex scene that is impossible to see without cheats
    Media: REAL SHIT
    Mincraft: allows you to shear sheep
    Media: WHAT IS THIS NAZI PROPAGANDA???

  12. For the last thing, seriously? They removed a whole feature because of noncanon lesbians doing what, kissing? When in the actual meant-to-be-played game theres a hetero kiss anyway? This feels like a "arson murder and jaywalking" moment after all the previous entries.
    A lesbian kiss got the boot.
    Wack.

  13. The thing is with the hot coffee is that on the early copies of the ps2 version you were able to go in and see a small scene i remember doing a date with the doctor that when invited i was in the room and could see the scene as well as the casino girl with the gimp suit. idk if it was a bug or may game was modded since i got it used but i remember that being in before i knew about the whole mod controversy and always wondered why i couldn't find them in later play troughs.

  14. Wait, so it's fine if Spiderman kisses a girl, but if a girl kisses a girl, it's cause for a patch? Seems a bit off

  15. Fun Fact for the the For Honor Boob touching execution, It has been replaced with a very similar execution where the other Charakter touches Valks shield

  16. Not "saucy" awkward, but still awkward:

    In Crash Team Racing (the original one), there was a driver called Penta Penguin. It was a bonus character which I think you could only get through a cheat code. When drivers do certain things (blow someone else up, do a large jump), they make different "yaaaay!" sounds. For Penta Penguin, they used a placeholder soundfile, where one of the team's staff just said "Penguin Yay One" and "Penguin Yay Two" in a monotonous voice.
    Shortly after they shipped the game, they realized they forgot to replace that…

  17. Well.. For me. ( keep in mind I was young at the time ) Finding out there is nudity in Daggerfall, as well as Diablo ( The first one. ) was a bit of a surprise. ( Daggerfall unlike Diablo had full nudity though.. So that one was a bigger surprise. )
    That also said it was just a surprise for me. I basically grew up on stuff that I admit I probably should not have been allowed to watch. But I was. That also said, if you listen to the media and all kinds of other people at the time ( and.. probably now too ) I should have grown up to be some sort of killer or something. Yet the idea of harming a animal repulses me. ( And, yes Humans are included in that category. ) Go figure.

    ( Admittedly due to other things that happened. I did have to see psychiatrists and they where worried that I might become a serial killer. Something that would never happen but they where worried due to the stuff I went through growing up. That and they tend to hate the fact that I do not separate humans and other animals.. Despite the fact that humans are another kind of animal.. I always found that odd need some people have to have that separated despite the fact its the truth to be humorous. )

  18. So, exactly what is awkward about a lesbian kiss and why is it the top moment in a video filled with references to nudity?

  19. Not sure if anyone else knows this (they probably do) but while on the menu of Minecraft I saw and took a screenshot of a splash that says “sexy!”

  20. Imagine letting your kids play a game where you kill ppl and then freaking out about something that they are not even going to see. wtf

  21. murder, death, disembowling? ya sounds good T for teen, wait hold on a second is that part of a breast? ADULT ONLY!!

  22. this video is starting to make me think that early 2000's esrb were pussies in terms of everything. now its up to youtube to stop the "CoRrUpTiOn Of YoUtH" since all the violent stuff is slowly getting pushed away from the site

  23. This is more of a comment on the intro than the video itself, but I agree with you that the Hot Coffee controversy was ridiculous. Like, yeah, fully modeled and fully rendered, interactive sex scene… in Grand Theft fucking Auto. Shock, surprise.

  24. In the PC game Gothic, you can remove or rename a texture file that makes the bathing women nude in game. I suppose fortunatly, since Gothic series never got a lot of attention Main stream, no one really cared, so they didn't have to get it re-rated, I'm not sure if the company who made it, or those distributing it could have afforded a recall.

  25. Everyone knows what hot coffee is. They've known about it for oh only about 10 or more years. You look stupid.

  26. Removing the game from stores, nationwide (possibly worldwide), because the game mimics real life events?

    It’s kinda’ sad & pathetic that the ESRB increased the rating to the next level of maturity (when it was already rated M, for “Mature”, anyway).. But this just proves that people are nothing but tedious, edgy fairies.

  27. I had a thing scare me In the first assassins creed game. You go to sleep as Desmond, and something flashes on screen. Been a long time since I played it. I just remember it freaking me out.

  28. Anyone wanting to look into that Beyond: Two Souls thing, dont bother. Its actually not all that great. Ive seen better

  29. Holy shit the last of us part. I thought that was on purpose, I thought she looked like that actress chick intentionally. Hell she even sounds like her, I thought she was voiced by her!!

  30. Oh come on! That’s funny! Ubisoft seriously?! Accidentally grabs boobs and then FEMININE JUSTICE! That shit is hilarious

  31. i think the reason why Jodie has a nude skin in beyond two souls is because quantic dream wanted to show more than they showed in the final game. Like in the previous game Heavy rain.

  32. personally im kinda sad they removed the valkyre one bc it is such a fun executeon and its not even sexist since they display it to be a rather bad action

  33. Rockstar took precautions with "Hot Coffee" when they shipped the game. Modders essentially flipped a switch in the game's code that allowed the game to access the sequence RS censored.
    The irony is that RS caught heat for something someone else did.

  34. Good Work🤣👏👏👍
    3:25-The Scariest☠️Er Any1 Could Ever Recieve😅
    8:45-i'm Surprised Sum1 Wanted 2C Ellen's Uh😳Pages😅(Not Much There 2Begin With🤔,But 2Each Their Own)
    11:38-😱😵🔥🤣👍Ooooh👌🤢💨Sweet Mary Jane🥴🤫

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