Last of Us creators a bunch of Naughty Dogs?

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PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us is an incredible, genre-defying game. It’s also filled with a number of easter eggs, and other things that shouldn’t be in there, like Ellen Page’s face and a stolen subway map. And now people have found something else the game shouldn’t contain; phone number to sex hotlines.

Two phone numbers that are shown on a bulletin board within the game’s fictional future Pittsburgh are actually in-service numbers – and both will direct callers to places where they can pay money to talky dirty to women.

<em>The Last of Us</em>&#39; Hidden Phone-Sex Numbers &#39;A Mistake,&#39; Will Be Removed

Are Naughty Dogs a bunch of, well, Naughty Dogs? Well, no. According to Kotaku, it was all just an innocent mistake.

“That was an artist’s mistake,” Creative director Neil Druckmann said. “What happened was, they put some phone numbers in the game and then they thought they could just change the area code to 555, then it’s invalid because it’s what they do in movies. But I guess that doesn’t work when you have a 1-800 in front of it.

“We’re now working to take it out,” Druckmann said. “It was just an honest mistake.”

Last Updated: June 27, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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