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My Son Hacked Gamespot

So, this morning, my son is determined to see an age-thirteen restricted Halo 3 video at Gamespot.  I’m outside shoveling snow, so I’m not there to help or hinder.  Necessity is the mother of invention and all that … he  has a eureka! moment.  He realizes that even though Gamespot wants him to enter his real birth date, he can actually enter any birth date he wants.  Once he realized that, he made himself old enough to see the video.

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this 🙂


One response to “My Son Hacked Gamespot

  1. Unknown December 17, 2007 at 8:52 am

    Your story reminds me of the system used by the Leisure Suit Larry game that used to run on Windows 3.1. You could enter any birthday you wanted, but the program then asked you a series of questions that were cleverly designed to be obvious to a person of the given age, but likely to be gibberish to someone who didn\’t live in that era, such as "Tricky Dick\’s job included a) delivering newspapers, b) robbing banks, c) vetoing bills, d) teaching school. Brilliant.

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