Missouri police have warned that adults playing a kids Wii game are likely pedophiles, and parents should be careful buying the game, because it puts their kids at risk.
Andy Anderson of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force warned parents to avoid the city-simulation game Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii, claiming its online play offers an easy way for sexual predators and pedophiles to target their kids. “There is no reason an adult should have this game,” he said, going on to state that adults who play games like Animal Crossing are likely doing it for “the wrong reasons.”
Now the game is pitched at kids, but there are plenty of fine games that both kids and adults can enjoy. But what Anderson doesn’t understand is the tech behind the Wii: only confirmed friends can play each other online on a Wii, so a random pedophile couldn’t get access to the kiddies playing the game even if they wanted to. But hey: why would someone in charge of online crime unit understand this, because you know, everything on the web is bad, y’all hear now :-)
(via Y Games)